Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Spring! April 25-May8 #randombunny

Because bunny.

Dates & Details
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5 (library may be used for makeup testing- check with office)
April 26 8:00 staff meeting  in the library
April 28 no minimum day
April 28 Samantha's last day- we will miss you!
May 2-5 GLAD demo in Jaqui's room, library closed
May 3 Staff meeting- library 8:00 (pink & blue cards/end of year planning)
May 10 Makeup PIP Wednesday 
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only (planning for 2017-18)
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island- Rohrbacker
May 17 PIP preview with Star teachers at staff meeting 8:00 in library
May 24 No staff meeting
Minimum Day 5/25 Open House- Star only
Minimum Day 5/26 PIP Presentations- all NCS
May 29 No School
May 31 Julie & Amy off campus
May 31 Talent show in the evening
June 2 Talent show school performance (all kinders come in AM/kinder assessment in PM)
June 8  Report cards go home
June 9th- Minimum Day Star Only - Last day of school (Field Day!)
June 12 Teacher work day

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1-April 21 #springbreakiscoming


I ABSOLUTELY LOVED having lunch with kids to celebrate reading! Check out my blog post to read all about it :) The next one will be at the end of April. So fun. I loved sharing the reasons you chose them with them. They simply beamed!

Spring break is just around the corner! We hope you have time to recharge and relax! Here's a list of fun things to try:


Dates & Details
April 3rd- Star hiring pool interviews  9:30-3:00 in conference room (student led tours will be coming around all day)
April 5th CAASP training for 3rd-5th grade teachers in library (TK-2nd has grade level time)
Progress reports to go home April 7 (only for students at risk of not meeting end of year standard)
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
April 19th ELA cadre at main campus
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5
April 28 no minimum day
May 2-5 GLAD demo in Jaqui's room, library closed
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island- Rohrbacker
Minimum Day 5/25 Open House- Star only
Minimum Day 5/26 PIP- all NCS
May 29 No School
June 8  Report cards go home
June 9th- Minimum Day Star Only - Last day of school (Field Day!)

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 16th-31st #makeawish #happyspring



As we are entering spring in the coming weeks, we would like to grant you a wish of more time! One gift of time we can offer you is the ability to have only two teachers from your grade level out at Walking Wednesdays every week, allowing you and your grade level partners to switch on and off each week. We would also like to give you more time at the end of the day by having you walk your class out then taking turns with your grade level partners for who will watch your grade level students each day at pickup. Please complete the google doc here with your schedule for who will be supervising during walking Wednesdays and after school duty. Please make sure that if you are absent during your scheduled supervision that you find someone to fill your spot. We hope you enjoy your extra time! As soon as it's complete the change can start :) Thank you for all you do!


Dates & Details
March 21 Star Academy Lottery
March 22 PIP meetings
March 22/23/24 Angel Island Lucky/Assante (Jennifer gone with Lucky's class)
March 24-31 Book Fair (library closed)
March 29 no meeting 
March 30 Lunch with Mrs. Kloczko- celebrate reading!
Progress reports to go home April 7 (only for students at risk of not meeting end of year standard)
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5
April 28 no minimum day
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island- Rohrbacker
Minimum Day 5/25 Open House- Star only
Minimum Day 5/26 PIP- all NCS
May 29 No School
June 8  Report cards go home
June 9th- Minimum Day Star Only - Last day of school (Field Day!)

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 6-13 #bettertogether



How can it be March already? Time is flying by. Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed meeting with almost all of the grade level teams as you created your year-long plans and finalized common assessments. We hope that you have appreciated that time together! The level of collaboration has been inspiring to watch, and the work that teachers have done in those teams is incredible. This quote reminds me of the collaboration that happens every day, with every single staff member. Office staff learning about diabetes together. Taking responsibility for leading different aspects of the lottery and registration work and the myriad of tasks and challenges that walk through the door each day. Our custodial team taking the lead at drop off. From the playground to IT to BASE-- everyone works together and supports each other! Every person here is a leader and teacher and what makes our school amazing is all of us working together. The level of collaboration here is special. Thank you for all you do!

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Dates & Details
March 6-10 No WIN groups
March 8 Grade level meeting  agenda
March 6-9 GLAD training in Teresa's class (library closed)
March 9-10 Coloma Trip 4th grade (Amy to Coloma on the 9th, Jennifer on the 10th in the morning)
Mar 13th Staff Development Day-- all NCS conference style in the morning, Breakout EDU in the afternoon!

March 14- First day of Round 3 WIN
March 15 Grade level- open agenda
March 21 Star Academy Lottery
March 22 PIP meetings
March 22/23/24 Angel Island Lucky/Assante (Jennifer gone with Lucky's class)
March 24-31 Book Fair (library closed)
March 29 no meeting
March 30 Lunch with Mrs. Kloczko- celebrate reading!
Progress reports to go home April 7 (only for students at risk of not meeting end of year standard)
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5
April 28 no minimum day
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island- Rohrbacker
Minimum Day 5/25 Open House- Star only
Minimum Day 5/26 PIP- all NCS
May 29 No School
June 8  Report cards go home
June 9th- Minimum Day Star Only - Last day of school (Field Day!)

Link to Star Academy 2016-17 calendar
Link to NCS 2017-18 calendar (minimum days for 2017-18 not yet added)


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Friday, February 24, 2017

February 24-March 3 #celebratereading


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Dates & Details Feb 28 4th grade planning day
Mar 1  Star Teachers- writing assessment / rubric work  (library 8 am)
March 6-9 GLAD training in Teresa's Class (library closed)
March 9-10 Coloma Trip 4th grade
Mar 13th Staff Development Day-- all NCS conference style in the morning, Breakout EDU in the afternoon!
March 21 Star Academy Lottery
March 22/23/24 Angel Island Lucky/Assante
March 24-31 Book Fair (library closed)
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
April 24-28 CAASP Testing grades 3-5
April 28 no minimum day
May 8 Minimum Day (changed from 4/28) Star only
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island- Rohrbacker
Minimum Day 5/25 Open House- Star only
Minimum Day 5/26 PIP- all NCS
May 29 No School
June 9th- Minimum Day Star Only - Last day of school (Field Day!)





Have a great week!


Friday, February 10, 2017

February 13th-24th

Have a great short week!



Dates & Details
Feb 15 7:30 Safety meeting (Tammy Lee) and ELA/Math Cadre / 2nd grade planning day (Jennifer off campus)

Feb 16 Jennifer at CATE conference
Feb 16 Starlight Family Dance 6-8 PM

Feb 17 No School
Feb 20 No School
Feb 22 PIP Day / Kinder planning Day
Feb 23 5th grade planning day
Feb 24 1st grade planning day
Feb 28 4th grade planning day
Mar 1  Star Teachers- writing assessment / rubric work 
Mar 13th Staff Development Day-- all NCS conference style in the morning, Breakout EDU in the afternoon!
March 22/23/24 Angel Island Lucky/Assante
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island

Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3-10 #positive #PBIS


This month we have been working on rolling out more formally our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) along with reviewing our refined BEST expectations for students. At Wednesday's staff meeting, Amy and I shared the positivity challenge for the month of February-- a time to pump up the positive communication for students, especially students who need additional support and practice with doing their best. For February, we invite you to take part in the challenge -- by not communicating home for minor issues, and by celebrating what we want to perpetuate. We hope your students and you have a happy month! If you'd like, we have a Twitter challenge to go along with it! This is for all staff--we hope you have fun!



Do you find inspiring things to share on social media? Here's something I saw this morning on Facebook that made me smile. Sara is an A3WP teacher at Arcade Middle School in San Juan.

Dates & Details
Feb 6 Minimum Day/ Teacher PD 1:00-3:30 in library (campus supervisors & teachers) PBIS PD
Feb 8 Grade Level Meeting Agenda BEST Expectations
Feb 15 7:30 Safety meeting (Tammy Lee) and ELA/Math Cadre / 2nd grade planning day (Jennifer off campus)
Feb 16 Jennifer at CATE conference
Feb 16 Starlight Family Dance 6-8 PM

Feb 17 No School
Feb 20 No School
Feb 22 PIP Day / Kinder planning Day
Feb 23 5th grade planning day
Feb 28 4th grade planning day
Mar 1  Star Teachers- writing assessment / rubric work 
Mar 13th Staff Development Day-- all NCS conference style in the morning, Breakout EDU in the afternoon!
March 22/23/24 Angel Island Lucky/Assante
Apr 10th- 17th Spring Break
May 11 Touch of Understanding- 4th grade assembly rotations 8:40-11:35 (lunch schedule will change to 11:35-- a swap with 3rd grade)
May 11 Angel Island