JM Staff Bulletin

Week of February 8, 2016

80ish Days to Go!

Dear Phenomenal Teachers and Staff,

Since I saw the kindergartners hundred day posters, we must have around 80 days of the school year left. :) It has been such an honor to be your principal thus far this year. I am so proud of our incredible team and all we do for our students on a daily basis. Thank you!

TLC Day in February!

The Dad's Club is setting up another TLC Day on February 27th to make improvements and repairs around the school. Click here to add to the list of things to be done. This would be a good opportunity to have blinds cleaned, bulletin boards papered, books leveled, shelves repaired, hooks installed, etc.

Lexia Usage

If you haven't had a chance to get your struggling readers on Lexia, please do so this week. If you need assistance with this, please let me know. Also, if you haven't notified parents that students can go on Lexia at home, please do so. The link for the iPad sign out sheet is:

F & P Assessments Due into Illuminate by February 12th!

Book Fair is This Week!

The Staff Preview is on Monday from 11:30 - 1:00. Stop by to check out the inventory and complete wish list slips. :) The schedule for the classes that would normally attend on Friday is as follows:

C. Jue-Leong: Thursday, 2/11, 11:05 - 11:50

D. Palmer - Tuesday, 2/9 8:30 - 9:15

S. Milliken - Tuesday, 2/9 10:20 - 11:05

L. Savage - Friday, 2/12 8:45 - 9:15

M. Oliver - Wednesday, 2/10, 12:40 - 1:15

Principal's 10K Book Reading Challenge!

Please remind students to log what they read!


To get kiddos excited about the Joaq-a-Thon, I was thinking we could put a dye-cut sneaker up for the students who turn in sponsor sheets. I'll see if we can get some cut out this week. We can either post them in a common space on a wall in the hallway or they could go up in classrooms. Let me know what you think.

With appreciation,


This Week

Monday: ILT 3:00 - 4:00

Tuesday: Marine Mammal Night for 2nd graders from 5:00 - 7:00

Wednesday: DESSA PD with Mary Hurley


Friday: Fire Drill at 9:00; Ms. Cleary gone from 1:00 - 3:00

Weekly Deliverables (To-Dos)

  • Get kids on Lexia and try out Mathletics!
  • Send parent letter home for students currently on Lexia. (See Helene for the letter.)
  • The F&P assessment window has been extended until February 12th. Please do as many F&P assessments during reader's workshop as you can. Add your name to the F&P sub list that Sylvi created if you will need a half day sub.
  • Check Konstella and your OUSD email often.
  • Send a message to your parents via Konstella or email about what's happening in your class! (Remember: the more they know, the less they make up.)
  • Submit COST referrals as needed.
  • Pat yourself on the back for being amazing!

Upcoming Dates- Not including this week

February 15th: President's day - No School

February 16: C-EOU Testing Window Opens; K/1 PLC

February 17: Gender Spectrum PD

February 18: 2/3 PLC and Sara off-site at Principal PD

February 19: 4/5 PLC

February 22: ILT

February 24: Collaboration time

February 25: FC meeting

March 10: SSC from 5:00 - 6:30

Interesting TED Talk I watched last week...