C & I Update

Explore. Learn. Thrive. 11-9-18

Elementary Report Card Information

The Elementary Report Card window is now open, November 6th- November 30th. There have been some updates to the elementary report card, please note the following from our Instructional Coach, Yvonne:


Dear TK-6 Teachers,

Last year at the grade level meetings you collectively agreed to revision recommendations for TK-6 report cards. The intent was to revise the elementary report card to have consistent features across the grade levels and to be a more concise summative report for parents.

Improvements included:

  • creating a more consistent format 1st through 6th grade

  • adjusting grayscale format issues for TK and K

  • returning K report card to landscape format

  • redefining 4th-6th achievement terminology to match state testing

    • (some recent modification of terminology was necessary; input was provided by lead 4th-6th teachers and principals)

  • redefining 1st-3rd achievement terminology to match 4th-6th

  • eliminating the sections for STAR Scores and Accelerated Reader

  • establishing a uniform appearance and order of content

  • using consistent subject categories, labels, and fonts

  • adding a drop down menu for specific E grades

  • including E grades for 1st-3rd

Due to unanticipated circumstances, the report card changes were not implemented during the summer. In the fall, PUSD contracted with Leslie Stawarz to make the revisions. Leslie has been meticulous in applying your recommendations as best possible within the structure and confines of the report card software.


Because the changes were initiated after the start of the school year, some of you may have created your gradebook in Aeries associating graded content to the previous report card standards. It is recommended that grades not be automatically pushed from your Aeries gradebook into the new report cards. Instead, hand entering your grades from Aeries into the online report card will circumvent the possibility of technological errors.


Thank you for your patience in this detailed process of revision.


Sincerely,

Yvonne


Professional Learning Day Feedback

Thank you for attending the Professional Learning Day for school safety on Friday, November 2nd. If you haven't completed the feedback form, please do so.

https://goo.gl/forms/1BE6Dfc5jHEsn4Uj1

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program

The College Board has revealed their new scholarship program for students graduating in the spring of 2020. Please review the information in the links and most importantly - share with parents and students. Here is the information from College Board:


We hope you were able to catch the exclusive broadcast segment on Good Morning America (if not, use the link to watch!), where we announced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get college. Each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; doing all six will earn a chance to win $40,000 for their college education:


1. Build their college list

2. Practice for the SAT

3. Improve their SAT score

4. Strengthen their college list

5. Fill out the FAFSA

6. Apply to college


The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid. A video explaining the program is available here. And, read a print exclusive from USA Today on the program.


Students can begin today by signing up at CB.org/Opportunity.

Newly approved Opportunity assignment procedures

Help us share the great things going on around our district!

Use this Google Form to share a picture of something you'd like to highlight on social media and/or to our local paper.

Updated 3rd-12th Literature List

Please see the September, 2018 updated 3rd-12th grade core and supplemental literature list.
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Technology Integration Training Opportunities

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Instructional Coaches

Our Instructional Coaches are here to help!


Yvonne: ycasalnuovo@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Susan: sfrediani@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Jennifer: jkimball@pcoe.k12.ca.us

Vertical and Grade Level Teams

School Calendars for 18-19 & 19-20

Upcoming Dates

11/12 Veteran's Day-No School

11/13 Instructional Leadership Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mineral Building-Fairgrounds

11/14 Board Meeting, 5:00-9:00 p.m., Greenville Junior-Senior High School

11/16 Last Day of the First Trimester (Elementary)

11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break-No School

11/28 Social Studies Vertical Team Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Room 26 Quincy High School

11/29 CSEA 193, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., District Office Conference Room

Useful Links

Textbook Request Form


Technology Help Ticket

username: plumashelp password:technology


TK/K- 6th Grade ELA

ThinkCentral for all your textbook resources

Curriculum and Instructional Services

Kristy Warren

Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

@kristymwarren on Twitter

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