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Teacher Times & Week at a Glance Week of 2.15.16


  • Thank you Megan for the most amazing PD announcement in the history of TCN!
  • Shout out to K, 1st, 3rd and 4th for engaging in TCN lab sites over the past week. So appreciative of each of your openness and positivity :)
  • I appreciate Alex for how much effort she is putting into her parent relationships. She is creating true partnerships and never gives up.
  • Thank you Kyle for sharing all of your learnings from the TC coaching institute - it's going to have a huge impact on teaching and learning at TCN.
  • Thank you Ryan for organizing such a successful spelling bee! Your leadership is appreciated.
  • Shout out to Daniel for being such a phenomenal buddy and mentor to one of our younger students.
  • Jennie and Jennifer, you got the first ever Tech PD cycle off to such a strong start! You two are the best.

Actions Requested

While reading the TT, please add important dates to your personal calendars or to-do lists and click the links!

This Week:

  • Extended Collaboration will be taking place on Thursday & Friday 2.18 & 2.19. Check your calendars and the internal calendar for the time. There are planning menus and sample agendas to help.
    Extended Collaboration Action: send an agenda detailing how you spent the time to Maddie within 24 hours of the PLC.

  • TCN is staffing! Thanks for sharing our teacher job posting and FRC coordinator job posting with strong candidates and relevant networks.

  • Math Night: Sign up to lead a workshop or volunteer for Family Math Night on Thursday, February 25th from 5:30-6:30pm.

As Needed:

  • Reimbursement Forms - Click here for a link to the OUSD Reimbursement Form. If you are not already set up as an external vendor, you will need to fill out this form as well.
  • Need to meet with Allison? Set an appointment here or check her calendar here
  • Need supplies, SST, buildings & grounds, COST referral etc.? Find the form you are looking for at
  • Want to share pictures, appreciations or upcoming events. Please email Jennifer with TT in the subject line by end of day Monday to be included in the next issue of the Teacher Times. Teacher Times will be sent out Fridays at 8am.

Week of 2.15.16

Monday, February 15th

  • President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 16th

  • Julia Out [Math PD]
  • Allison Off Site [12:00pm - 3:00pm]
  • Naturebridge Educator Visit

Wednesday, February 17th

  • Allison Off Site
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B106]

Thursday, February 18th

  • Allison Off Site
  • Extended Collaboration: K, 1st, 3rd, 5th
  • OUSD Spelling Bee
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to FRC

Friday, February 19th

  • Allison Off Site
  • Daniel Out
  • Extended Collaboration: K, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Bay Mobile on site for 4th grade [10:00am]
  • Panther Paw Assembly - 1st grade
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Report

Week of 2.22.16

Monday, February 22nd

Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Kinder Field Trip to Junior Center of Arts and Science
  • SSC [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • Student Council [3:00pm - 4:00pm, B104]

Wednesday, February 24th

  • TCN & ICS Parent Academy (9:00am - 10:30am)
  • TCN PD [2:15pm - 3:30pm, B106]
  • Action: Return Home School Folders to the FRC

Thursday, February 25th

  • 3rd Grade Community Garden Visit
  • ILT [3:15pm - 4:30pm]
  • TCN Family Math Night [5:30pm - 6:30pm]

Friday, February 26th

  • First Grade Field Trip - Cal Performances
  • Panther Paw Assembly [Kinder]
  • Fire Drill - 9:00am
  • SF Opera Visits 4/5 [10:30am - 11:15am, Gym]
  • Action: Sign Weekly Attendance Reports

Upcoming Events

  • Math Night, Feb. 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm - Plan an activity or sign up to lead a station! More details above. Link to sign-up and resources here!
  • Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is on February 17th. In the spirit of technology integration, check out all the fun activities on
  • Oakland Running Festival - March 20, 2016. Come run or walk with TCN as part of the Oakland Ed Fund Team on Sunday March 20th. Support Oakland and have fun as a team! Register here!


  • Science Pacing Guides - Thank you Sarah for providing updated pacing guides. All pacing guides can be found in Drive.
  • New Tools for Teaching ELs - Bay Area Writing Project is hosting a weekend workshop on February 27th. Check out the website for more details and to register.
  • TCN Chromebook Use - Please read this document for TCN Chromebook Procedures and Norms.
  • Wireless Printing: Click here for directions to set up printing from your Chromebook to the new wireless printer in the teacher workroom.
  • The Marshall Memo - A Weekly Round-up of Important Ideas and Research in K-12 Education. Check out the current issue.
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