Eagle's Eye View

Growing Juntos

Week at a Glance 5-9-16 to 5-13-16 Last full week of school!!!!! :-0

ZIS Vision: One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities

ZIS Mission: We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a global society.

Instructional Focus: CO (the what) /LO (the how) --> Comprehensible Input (manipulatives, visuals, hands-on, videos, linked to past learning, linked to student's background, etc.) --> Student Artifacts (PLAN WITH THE END IN MIND)

Also, CPA/Grade-Level Meetings:

1)what do you want them to learn?

2) How do you know they learned it and what does mastery look like?

3) What do you do if they got it?

4) What do you do if they don't get it?

Lunes - LOD is Spanish

  • We are almost at the end and it is so exciting! Nevertheless, let's ensure that learning is happening and that we are all very focused and engaged. Let's end strong like we have been all year! I believe in you!
  • Only 2 more Mondays!!!
  • Quisiera tener una reunión con todos los asistentes al maestro (paras) a las 8:30-9:00 en la cafeteria. Se tratará de nuestras asignaciones para el año que entra. No debe durar por mucho tiempo.
  • Teachers, we will have a Weekly Gathering meeting today to go over next year's allocations. The meeting will be at 3:45-4:30 in Sra. Buell's room (if that is ok with you, Sra. Buell :-)
  • I will be in Spain Interviews from 10:00-1:00 in my office with Sra. Horner from EIS. (Sr. Benitez, and Srta. Primo, please feel free to join us for as much time or as little time as you would like or can.)
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias

Martes - LOD is English

  • Tonight we will have a PTA General Meeting at 6:30. I encourage everyone to attend this meeting. Also, become a voting member if you have not already become one. ;-)
  • The district's Chess Tournament is today! Go ZIS Eagles!
  • The 1st Grade Sale is today. Bring your money for some great gift items! (This is a class event that connected to their lesson plans, objectives, etc. I am so excited to see this!)
  • No Zumba
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Miércoles - LOD is Spanish

  • Primerica Staff will be visiting us today in the Staff Lounge.
  • 1st Grade Sale continues.
  • No Zumba
  • Please, promote our LOD. Gracias.

Jueves - LOD is English

  • 3rd - 5th Grades Percussion Concert today at 8:15-9:00 in the gym. This concert is for grades 2-5, but everyone is invited to attend and see the show.
  • Grade-level meetings today. (Meet as you need throughout the week, and even today. I know that we are all trying to get much accomplished so know that I/we should be flexible about this, and other, meeting times.
  • Zumba 4:45-5:45
  • Please, promote our LOD. Thank you.

Viernes - LOD is Spanish

  • Last Assembly today! It's another big one for Reflection Awards, Perfect Attendance Awards, Chess Awards, and Character Awards.
  • I will be out from 2:00 until the end of the day for a meeting at the ESC.
  • 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!

ZIS Family Member of the Week

El Orgullo de Zarrow

So, I have to award my spot to one more person this year. She has worked very hard all year and is now a GRADUATE FROM OSU WITH HER VERY OWN MASTER'S DEGREE IN READING AND LITERACY EDUCATION!!! Srta. Sánchez, you are so wonderful and we congratulate you on your enormous accomplishment! Since it was such a long journey from the beginning of this master's to the end, I wanted to make sure the journey from the car to the cafeteria door was a little shorter for this last week. I am so proud of you and so happy that you want to share your knowledge, wisdom, and talents with us at ZIS!

Congratulations and felicitaciones!!!!!

ALL my best,


Zarrow International Elementary School

One Child, Two Languages - Unlimited Possibilities