Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

December 7th 2015

Dear Families,

There are only two weeks left until Winter Break. I am sure your kiddos are getting excited, but hopefully they can stay focused for the next two weeks before enjoying two weeks off!

Please read the important information below for updates for the week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 38% by December 11th

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Important Information

  • Interim Assessments in iReady begin today and should be completed by Friday. These will count for 10% of the math and language arts grades at the end of the semester. Please encourage your student to try their best so that we can have an accurate picture of how they are doing. The tests are not timed so if they need to take a break, have them take a break vs. rushing through the test. Please do not help them. These assessments are designed for us to see their strengths as well as their weaknesses.
  • PE Log #3 was due last Friday. If you have not sent it to me please do ASAP.
  • The end of the semester is quickly approaching. If your student is behind in any subjects they are encouraged to catch up and complete those extra lessons between now and the end of the semester so their semester grades are not affected.
  • MANY items are due next month. Please see the calendar below for important due dates. The Q2 work sample cover sheet is posted on symbaloo for your reference. You may turn things in early if you prefer and they are completed.
  • I will be contacting everyone regarding scheduling of Q2 conferences this week.
  • I have a new phone number and a new address. My contact information above and my email signature have been updated to reflect the changes.
  • Your kiddos are excited to be our Weekly Olympian. Please see Symbaloo to sign up if you haven't already!!!

Mark Your Calendars

2nd Quarter: November 5th to January 27th


  • 4th LP3 PE Log Due 10/29-12/1
  • 21st-January 1st Winter Break


  • 15th LP4 PE Log Due 12/2-1/12
  • 15th PE Semester 1 Assignment Due
  • 15th Q2 Work Samples Due- Original Work
Language Arts (Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)
    Math, Science, History, Art and Music (if applicable)
    • 15th Composition Due- “Persuasive” Unit 4 Pre-writing & Final Paper
    • 15th Math TGA Due- Unit 5 Lesson 13
    • 15th Literature- Critical Skills Assessment- Unit 9
    • 15th History Writing Assignment Due- Unit 5
    • 18th Martin Luther King Day- No School
    • 24th-29th National School Choice Week
    • 27th End of Quarter 2 / 1st Semester
    • 29th LP5 PE Log Due 1/13-2/17

    Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

    Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
    • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
    • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
    • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

    Class Recordings

    If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed

    Student Support Classes

    Students may be invited to 1-3 classes per week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

    About Me

    This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter compete in local swim meets. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!