Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 9-7-15 to 9-11-15

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • Labor Day - Hope you all have been able to relax and just have fun!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • Lesson plans are due today on the Google Doc.
  • Jessica Haight will be in to visit with me today at 8:30-9:30 ish.
  • Observations will start today. I have e-mailed everyone that will be observed within the next two weeks. Breathe...relax...you're already fabulous and I know that. We are in this together and FAMILY! Just do you're best and forget the rest! NO STRESS! Life is too short for that. ;-)
  • If you signed up for your Wellness Check don't forget that they will be here today.
  • I have a meeting today at 3:30-4:30 at the ESC. I will have to leave about 3:00/3:15 to get out before traffic starts to pour in.
  • ZUMBA today from 5-6 (since I have the meeting until 4:30 at the ESC).
  • There will be a PTA General Meeting at 6:30 tonight at ZIS.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • CPAAs will commence today for KG-2nd grade. Please, review your rosters and make sure that everything is accurate. Last time I checked they were not accurate, but I did receive and e-mail saying that everything has been updated and now shows accuracy. Please, let me know if we need to make any changes.
  • Zumba will be from 4:30-5:30.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • Today the Spanish students arrive around 5:30 P.M. Have them in your thoughts as we embark on this journey with them. It is so exciting. Please, prepare your students with the idea of sharing our school with some amazing ambassadors, as well as remind them that our number rule is RESPECT. This is an amazing opportunity that I, personally, feel completely blessed to be able to experience.
  • CPAA testing will continue.
  • I will be out of the building today for my Leadership Development Day (LDD) - A.K.A. Principals' Meeting
  • Zumba is canceled today. I finally get to close on my house!!! And, it is my Papa's birthday! He will be 84!
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • I will be here in the morning to meet and greet our Spanish students, and then I will be back at the ESC for my LDD. I am supposed to be finished by 1:30, I think. (Fingers crossed as I know I will be homesick for you all.
  • Since I will be at the LDD all day we will not have CPAs. Please, meet with your teammates if need be.
  • CPAAs will continue.
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.
  • Online gradebook

    An updated and accurate grade book is an invaluable tool for all educators. It is expected that grade books will be updated on a weekly basis. Please perform a gradebook report on PowerSchool each Friday to ensure grades are not lost when report cards go out. TPS policy requires a minimum of:

    · 2 grades per week for Reading

    · 2 grades per week for Math

    · 1 grade per week for Social Studies

    · 1 grade per week for Science.

    · 4 grades per quarter for Specials subjects

    · Grades from library projects will be infused into the grade book of the subject it is covering as needed.

    Have a GREAT WEEK! You are the best of the best, and I am blessed to be with such great professionals like YOU! This is the best school in the nation! Make sure to wear jeans on Tuesday if you have read this. ;-)

Teacher of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

Drum roll please... This week's Maestro of the Week is................................

Sra. Aubert!!!!!!!!!! You get the Principal's parking space for the entire week. (I'll do this for everyone when it's your week.)

Although this is a random drawing I'd like to point out this teacher's strengths. Sra. Aubert was one of the teachers, if not the first teacher, I met at ZIS. She had come in early while Sra. Wester was still taking me through the processes of ZIS. I met her and heard about her family visiting from Cuba. Although there was a lot of laughter about how full her house was, I saw immediately her love for her family. As I have had the privilege of working with Sra. Aubert it is has been so wonderful to see that same love expressed for her students, fellow teachers, and through her passion of teaching. I absolutely love to watch her students in Math class as they solve complex math problems en español. They are always excited while learning and that makes my heart smile. One day I had come into her class and laid on the floor with some of the kiddos as they taught me what they were learning. Shortly afterwards, Sra. Aubert came in and laughed because I was on the floor...only for me to get up a minute later to see her on the floor with the children. I could see that, overall, the students were HAPPY to be in class and HAPPY with learning. Sra. Aubert literally met the students where they were both academically and physically. :-) This type of relationship helps students lower, what educators call, the affective filter. Students feel more at ease in their learning environment and are, therefore, able to retain more of the teacher's input. Everyone likes to feel at ease and I applaud Sra. Aubert for building such a professional, yet relaxed environment in her class.

Sra. Aubert, le agradezco mucho por no solamente ser una maestra maravillosa, sino una ayudante para mí mientras que sigo aprendiendo yo. Usted es una persona con mucho sabor y es un placer trabajar con alguien como usted. Gracias por todo lo que hace en nuestra escuela. ¡Azúcar!

Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities