VAPA Week 4 Announcements 8.12

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through ●

Shout Outs

  • Shout-out to our Lead Team for planning, organizing, and delivering our professional development for our K-2nd, 3rd-5th, & 6th- 8th grade + Mindlabs teachers. Your input and expertise positively influence all of our students.
  • Shout out to Coach Guglielmo, Coach Johnson & Coach Liz for committing and following through, this past week was hot but it didn’t stop them from ensuring our students were getting their physical education time through modified activities and classroom lessons. Hopefully it is a cool week!
  • Shout out to Coach Chris & Ms. Cynthia for keeping all staff and every student in mind as they darted back and forth to various rooms to help with students who were struggling the first few weeks of school. In particular our kinder rooms have needed extra attention and they have been there making sure all of our students are adapting well. They have also been working on their new schedule taking into account referrals and needs of the school, we look forward to starting counseling services and push in lessons soon!

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Pictures: (1) Feaster’s community giveaway (2) Ms. Treter’s class learning about patterns in art (3) Students learning about their RIASEC Themes in Mindlabs

Information

  • We love to use social media to showcase great things teachers are dong! o Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

     Twitter:@FeasterCharter

     Twitter:@sdmoninguez3
    Instagram:@FeasterCharterand @FeasterAthletics     Facebook:FeasterCharter
    ClassDojo: Request to join FeasterCharter
    Blog: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com 

     

  • Benchmark: students can easily log in to their Benchmark by going through their email or the CVESD district website. We would recommend having students save the website to their homescreen. To see how students can access Benchmark, check out our Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIUfTGYssY4
  • Tech: At this point, everyone should have the Acceptable Use Policies returned and reviewed and your Common Sense Media lessons should be nearing completion! Please remember that when you are rolling out your devices that you:
  • Naming Devices: Have the students rename their iPads to show student name and classroom number
    • o 1. Go to settings
    • o 2. Click General
    • o 3. Click name and type in the new name for the device (ie. Heather Galyen Room 903)
  • iPad Inventory: Enter your devices in the shared OneNote for inventory: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/personal/heather_walker_cvesd_org/Documents/iPad%20Serial%20Numbers/ Thank you to those who have already done this!
  • Apps & Restrictions: Collaborate with your grade levels to decide what apps and restrictions you would like placed on your devices – this information should be sent to Heather Galyen at heather.walker@cvesd.org
  • MacBooks: please note that the new MacBooks are very fragile! The screens are easily cracked, so he highly recommend purchasing a cover or a case to keep your MacBook in. Please make sure that you are cautious to not close anything inside of the MacBook and to keep liquids away from the computer.
  • iPad Issues: If you have any concerns with your iPad (wifi, apps not working, etc) please email heather.walker@cvesd.org or you can also send your student to the Media Center. If you are going to send your student, please make sure that you attach a note describing the problem and
  • Speakers & Headphones: If your classroom speaker is not working, please contact Heather or Roel and we will be out to check on it. Many of our speakers are not working, so we will be recommending an alternative if we are not able to get it repaired. For headphones, we are looking at options for the students to use that will be durable and last through the year.

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 4th Grade

** Q1 Character Strengths: Emotional Self Control & Social Intelligence

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 8/13 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 8/24: Leads out for leadership training
  • 8/25: Saturday school- 8th Grade
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STEM Week 4 Announcements 8.12

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through ●

Shout Outs

  • Shout Out to Ms. Young, Ms. Cartier, Ms. Princell, Mr. Saminego and Ms. Miller for committing and following through, by being outside for after school duty right after school every day last week! It makes dismissal much smoother when there are extra eyes outside, thank you!
  • Shout Out to Coach Chris and Ms. Cynthia for keeping all staff and every student in mind as they darted back and forth to various rooms to help with students who were struggling the first few weeks of school. In particular our kinder rooms have needed extra attention and they have been there making sure all our students are adapting to school. They also have been working on their new schedule taking into account referrals and needs of the school, we look forward to counseling services and push in lessons starting soon!
  • Shout out to Coach Guglielmo, Coach Johnson & Coach Liz for committing and following through, this past week was hot but it didn’t stop them from ensuring our students were getting their physical education time in through modified activities and classroom lessons. Hoping for a cooler week next week!

Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 4.35.44 AM.png1) A great way to show students who their buddy is for daily Buddy Up meetings!

2) Mindlabs introduced all students to the RIASEC personality test this week, they will be working on connecting students interests to career options!

3) 8th Grade STEM classes are exploring career options in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

Information

  • We love to use social media to showcase great things teachers are dong! o Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

     Twitter:@FeasterCharter

     Twitter:@drmotsinger
    Instagram:@FeasterCharterand @FeasterAthletics     Facebook:FeasterCharter
    ClassDojo: Request to join FeasterCharter
    Blog: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com 

     

  • Benchmark: students can easily log in to their Benchmark by going through their email or the CVESD district website. We would recommend having students save the website to their homescreen. To see how students can access Benchmark, check out our Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIUfTGYssY4
  • Tech: At this point, everyone should have the Acceptable Use Policies returned and reviewed and your Common Sense Media lessons should be nearing completion! Please remember that when you are rolling out your devices that you:
  • Naming Devices: Have the students rename their iPads to show student name and classroom number
    • o 1. Go to settings
    • o 2. Click General
    • o 3. Click name and type in the new name for the device (ie. Heather Galyen Room 903)
  • iPad Inventory: Enter your devices in the shared OneNote for inventory: https://cvesd-my.sharepoint.com/personal/heather_walker_cvesd_org/Documents/iPad%20Serial%20Numbers/ Thank you to those who have already done this!
  • Apps & Restrictions: Collaborate with your grade levels to decide what apps and restrictions you would like placed on your devices – this information should be sent to Heather Galyen at heather.walker@cvesd.org
  • MacBooks: please note that the new MacBooks are very fragile! The screens are easily cracked, so he highly recommend purchasing a cover or a case to keep your MacBook in. Please make sure that you are cautious to not close anything inside of the MacBook and to keep liquids away from the computer.
  • iPad Issues: If you have any concerns with your iPad (wifi, apps not working, etc) please email heather.walker@cvesd.org or you can also send your student to the Media Center. If you are going to send your student, please make sure that you attach a note describing the problem and
  • Speakers & Headphones: If your classroom speaker is not working, please contact Heather or Roel and we will be out to check on it. Many of our speakers are not working, so we will be recommending an alternative if we are not able to get it repaired. For headphones, we are looking at options for the students to use that will be durable and last through the year.

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 4th Grade

** Q1 Character Strengths: Emotional Self Control & Social Intelligence

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 8/24: Leads out for leadership training
  • 8/25: Saturday school- 8th Grade

Positivity

This past week, we had a professional development dedicated to communicating about how we work with students in a positive manner. We reflected on what we notice about our students everyday, what may cause some of the reactions that we see across campus, and how we, as educators, respond to these reactions – whether positive or negative. As I listened to my group and tried to overhear other groups, I noticed one common theme – assume positive intent. This is something that we have gone over in our teams for a few years now, especially when we look at our continuum of team work. However, it is important to recognize that this also applies to our students as well. I am not saying that most of us do not already do this when we are interacting with our students, I am saying that it is an easy thing to forget when we are faced with constant challenges throughout our day.

When we assume positive intent, we work to understand the underlying reasons for a particular behavior. We try to understand what is going on with the learner and respond from a place of empathy instead of frustration. Assuming positive intent means that we realize there may be underlying reasons for certain actions and we work to respond in a way that shows caring and concern.

As I heard my group conversing, the theme of assuming positive intent was overwhelming. Everyone who shared their thoughts brought the idea of assuming positive intent in one way or another. When we are able to assume positive intent, the outcome is much more powerful because the students feel recognized and our interactions are coming from a place of understanding and concern as opposed to sole discipline without recognition or consideration of each individual’s situation.

While it is easy to get caught up in the day to day and fall into the pattern of believing that behaviors happen out of defiance and disrespect, when we work to recognize the deeper reasons, we are showing empathy and respect to our students and modeling how to work through conflict in an effective manner. This modeling, when consistently shown, will become the norm for our students as well. Imagine how much more powerful and effective it would be if, instead of assuming that our students are being defiant because they simply want to be, we work to understand the underlying reasons that cause the misbehavior.


Affective Statements

Using affective statements can help us start to resolve conflict from a place of concern and empathy.

  • I am noticing that _______, which makes me feel _______.
  • I am having a hard time understanding ________.
  • I am concerned about ________.
  • I am ________ about/how/by/to hear _________.
  • I am so impressed ________.
  • When _______, I feel _______. How can we work together to resolve this?

Rephrasing Traditional Responses

Simply rephrasing our words to show more positivity can be effective when we are communicating.

  • From “Don’t talk during class” to “When you talk during class, I feel frustrated that others are being disrupted.”
  • From “Stop doing that” to “I am noticing that when you are _____, I am feeling ______.”
  • From “No talking over other” to “Be an active listener.”

Notice how each rephrasing is also creating a positive redirection and sharing the desired action instead of the misbehavior. When we focus on sharing the desired outcome, it gives more information and more direction than complaining about the undesired behavior.

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*created by the Feaster Charter Positive Behavior Committee in 2016


When we can make positivity a habit, it will have a huge impact on our entire school and the interactions that learners have amongst themselves. Communicating is an essential part of our day. In addition to being aware of how we are communicating, we need to recognize our tone and ensure that we are keeping not only our words but also our tone positive. I encourage you to point this out to your class and, as the week goes by, reflect on how many affective statements you say and how you are working to assume positive intent!

VAPA Week 3 Announcements 8.5

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through ●

  • Shout Out to Ms. Bernazanni for committing and following through this week, she was faced with many challenging situations that she faced with positivity and grit, all the while keeping her students needs first!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Calvadores for committing and following through with a variety of strategies shared with her to help a particular student in her classroom who needs extra support!
  • Shout out to our noon duty supervisors for committing and following through, it was a HOT week outside and they worked hard everyday to keep order and organization of 1200 students during lunch and recess in the heat of the day!

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Check out Ms. Tellez, Mr. Cereto, and Ms. Granados’ classes reviewing routines and procedures! Routines and procedures are a key to developing a classroom community.

 

Information

  • Imagine Learning: The district will have all users connected to classes by 8/6! However, you can start the students on the program now, their minutes will still count and you will be able to see their reports after 8/6! (see email from Heather on Thursday @8:15pm) Reminder that CELDT/ELPAC 1’s & 2’s, and Newcomers MUST be on ILE for 20min/day.
  • School Maps: The attached maps are the most updated maps that we have for the 2018/2019 school year!
  • Backing up Your Computer: If you received a new computer, you can transfer all of your documents using OneNote or OneDrive! The following YouTube video will show you this
    process: Backing up MacBooks on OneNote and OneDrive
  • WiFi: If you have a device that is asking for the CVESD internet password, please contact Heather or Roel in the Media Center so that we can reinstall the WiFi profile!
  • Tech: At this point, everyone should have the Acceptable Use Policies returned and reviewed and your Common Sense Media lessons should be nearing completion! Please remember that when you are rolling out your devices that you:
    • Have the students name their iPads to include their first and last name as well as room number.

1. Go to settings

2. Click General

3. Click name and type in the new name for the device (ie. Heather Galyen Room 903)

Enter your devices in the shared OneNote for inventory: OneNote iPad Inventory

  • Apps and Restrictions: Collaborate with your grade levels to decide what apps and restrictions you would like placed on your devices – this information should be sent to Heather Galyen at heather.walker@cvesd.org
  • Pictures: Do you have pictures that you would showcased on our social media pages? Please send them the heather.walker@cvesd.org or tag @FeasterCharter on one of our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Class Dojo)
  • Microsoft Programs: (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): if you have a new computer, you can install the programs for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for free! Simply sign in on the link and enter your @cvesd email to start the download. The password, when prompted, will be the same as your computer
    login. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/download-and-install-or-reinstall-office-365-or-office-2016-on- a-pc-or-mac-4414eaaf-0478-48be-9c42-23adc4716658
  • Minecraft: we now have access to Minecraft Education! We can login using our @cvesd email and passwords. I would encourage you to explore this and see how we can connect it to our student’s learning experiences: https://education.minecraft.net/
  • Social Media: Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

    Twitter: @FeasterCharter

    Instagram: @FeasterCharter and @FeasterAthletics

    Facebook: Feaster Charter

    Class Dojo: Request to join Feaster Charter

    Blog: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com=

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty:

4th Grade ** Q1 Character Strengths: Emotional Self Control & Social Intelligence

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:15AM Mandated Reporter Make-Up

3:00 AVID Site Team (Middle School) Room 1404

ILT Session #1 @ Muraoka 8:00-3:00 (Leads off Campus)

9:00 Jupiter Ed Parent Workshop 1404

3:00-6:00 Make-up Benchmark Make-Up Session Training K-2

8:00 DAC/ELAC  meeting with officers

1:45 PD PLC: Social Emotional Learning & Building Relationships

3:00-6:00 Make-up Benchmark Training 3-8

2:00 EduAbroad Closing Ceremony: Chinese exchange students last day, closing ceremony in Auditorium, please send student and buddy .

2:00 PE Health & Wellness PD

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 8/14: Coffee with the Principals 8/14: Lead Meeting

STEM Week 3 Announcements 8.5

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through ●

  • Shout Out to Ms. Bernazanni for committing and following through this week, she was faced with many challenging situations that she faced with positivity and grit, all the while keeping her students needs first!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Calvadores for committing and following through with a variety of strategies shared with her to help a particular student in her classroom who needs extra support!
  • Shout out to our noon duty supervisors for committing and following through, it was a HOT week outside and they worked hard everyday to keep order and organization of 1200 students during lunch and recess in the heat of the day!

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Several classrooms are building relationships by ensuring students know themselves and have the opportunity to establish their own goals, hopes and dreams!

 

Information

  • Imagine Learning: The district will have all users connected to classes by 8/6! However, you can start the students on the program now, their minutes will still count and you will be able to see their reports after 8/6! (see email from Heather on Thursday @8:15pm) Reminder that CELDT/ELPAC 1’s & 2’s, and Newcomers MUST be on ILE for 20min/day.
  • School Maps: The attached maps are the most updated maps that we have for the 2018/2019 school year!
  • Backing up Your Computer: If you received a new computer, you can transfer all of your documents using OneNote or OneDrive! The following YouTube video will show you this
    process: Backing up MacBooks on OneNote and OneDrive
  • WiFi: If you have a device that is asking for the CVESD internet password, please contact Heather or Roel in the Media Center so that we can reinstall the WiFi profile!
  • Tech: At this point, everyone should have the Acceptable Use Policies returned and reviewed and your Common Sense Media lessons should be nearing completion! Please remember that when you are rolling out your devices that you:
    • Have the students name their iPads to include their first and last name as well as room number.

1. Go to settings

2. Click General

3. Click name and type in the new name for the device (ie. Heather Galyen Room 903)

Enter your devices in the shared OneNote for inventory: OneNote iPad Inventory

  • Apps and Restrictions: Collaborate with your grade levels to decide what apps and restrictions you would like placed on your devices – this information should be sent to Heather Galyen at heather.walker@cvesd.org
  • Pictures: Do you have pictures that you would showcased on our social media pages? Please send them the heather.walker@cvesd.org or tag @FeasterCharter on one of our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Class Dojo)
  • Microsoft Programs: (Word, PowerPoint, Excel): if you have a new computer, you can install the programs for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for free! Simply sign in on the link and enter your @cvesd email to start the download. The password, when prompted, will be the same as your computer
    login. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/download-and-install-or-reinstall-office-365-or-office-2016-on- a-pc-or-mac-4414eaaf-0478-48be-9c42-23adc4716658
  • Minecraft: we now have access to Minecraft Education! We can login using our @cvesd email and passwords. I would encourage you to explore this and see how we can connect it to our student’s learning experiences: https://education.minecraft.net/
  • Social Media: Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

    Twitter: @FeasterCharter

    Instagram: @FeasterCharter and @FeasterAthletics

    Facebook: Feaster Charter

    Class Dojo: Request to join Feaster Charter

    Blog: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com=

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty:

4th Grade ** Q1 Character Strengths: Emotional Self Control & Social Intelligence

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:15AM Mandated Reporter Make-Up

3:00 AVID Site Team (Middle School) Room 1404

ILT Session #1 @ Muraoka 8:00-3:00 (Leads off Campus)

9:00 Jupiter Ed Parent Workshop 1404

3:00-6:00 Make-up Benchmark Make-Up Session Training K-2

8:00 DAC/ELAC  meeting with officers

1:45 PD PLC: Social Emotional Learning & Building Relationships

3:00-6:00 Make-up Benchmark Training 3-8

2:00 EduAbroad Closing Ceremony: Chinese exchange students last day, closing ceremony in Auditorium, please send student and buddy .

2:00 PE Health & Wellness PD

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 8/14: Coffee with the Principals 8/14: Lead Meeting

Community and Relationship Building Start With Understanding

Understanding how people feel, what they are going through, and being there not just to solve problems, but also to provide support can be a powerful way to start with relationship building. How powerful would it be if we knew and understood what our students are going through? Starting with an understanding and a desire to understand each individual – positive or negative is an important part of the school day.

Feeling Welcome

I look back on the first day of school fondly because I saw the welcome crowd greeting students! Our Feaster Falcon was dressed up, taking pictures with kids and families as they arrived on campus. Our admin team and learning leader coaches were outside with banners and signs! The Friday before school started, I saw our IAs preparing welcome posters to greet out kids! Our Mindlabs teachers were scattered across campus with similar posters welcoming students back to school! The feeling of being welcomed and greeted was so heartwarming to many of our students and their families.

I started wondering, how can we do this every single day?

Daily Welcome

One thing that I have noticed so many great teachers doing is greeting their students at the door each morning with a smile. They arrive early, which is a challenge in itself, then they spend their time outside of their classroom door welcoming in families and students as they arrive. The students are greeted and they hear their name being spoken first thing in the morning, some of them for the first time since they left school the day before (for more research on why this is so important, visit  The Brain on Your Name: How Your Brain Responds to the Sound of Your Name). Starting off the day with such a positive message will follow through into the afternoon, and if maintained, will continue in to make a positive impact on the next day as well.

While it may not be logistically possible to be outside with posters and a school mascot every morning, there are simple things that we can do to ensure a welcoming environment right from the start of the day.

  • Play music in the morning before the bell rings, set the tone in a positive manner
  • Ask questions about their time aways from school and really listen to their responses
  • Say hello to parents, staff, and families as you walk around campus
  • Make a comment that shows you care – for example, last week, I saw one student while I was stopped at the stoplight right before the trolley tracks. So, I rolled down the window to talk to them. The student’s mom shared that they were going to the park. The next day, when I asked the student about their time there, his face lit up because he was shocked that I remembered the conversation and cared enough to ask about it.
  • Be yourself and stay positive with every opportunity that you can

As I reflect on these ideas, I am reminded of a few resources that have been shared with me over the years:

Primary Video: “Every Opportunity

Every Opportunity showcases two versions of a student’s morning. I showed this video to my second graders as well as my sixth graders before a trust circle. The message is that we have the power to make a difference in the everyday lives and emotions of anyone we cross paths with. How powerful would it be if staff, parents, and students took this message to heart?

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxyxywShewI

Upper Grade Video : “Under the Surface – Empathy Film”

Under the Surface was a new one for me, but when Elizabeth Aderholdt, our induction and new teacher support teacher, shared this with me, I immediately understood the power of thinking and acting with empathy. Everyone has a story and a life trouble, when we react with understanding, empathy, compassion, and support, we can help alleviate some of those troubles. It is the same for our students, the amount of trauma and hardships felt can have a huge impact on their daily lives, but how we respond and support them can make all the difference.

Trauma Research: Chalkbeat Article

Cynthia Figueroa, our school social worker, shared an article, Trauma Can Make it Hard for Kids to Learn. Here’s How Teachers Learn to Deal With That. The article discussed how we can better support that trauma:

What does a safe classroom look like in practice for a kid who has experienced trauma, maybe multiple forms of trauma in their lives? It’s predictable. [Students] know what expectations are, what they need to do to be successful.

ADESHINA EMMANUEL

One of the ways that we can provide a sense of security beyond understanding, being welcoming, and showing empathy, is to make routines and expectations understood and even including our students in this process of deciding these routines and expectations. The routines and clear expectations remove any sense of surprise from the students so that they do not have to face anything unpredictable. The comfort in knowing what the days holds and being able to know what to expect can help alleviate some of the angst and anxiety that is felt by our learners.


This is by no means an end all of the conversation of community and relationship building. The ideas described are not the sole ways to develop a community of respect and empathy, but they are starting points. I encourage everyone to share their ideas and help us to maintain the positive sentiments that are felt while on campus!

 

 

VAPA Week 2 Announcements 7.29

July 2018

WEEK OF July 30th Week # 2

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through ●

  • Shout Out to Marta, Melissa, Marcela and Nurse Cassandra for keeping all staff and every student in mind as they successfully registered, enrolled and verified residency, along with a ton of other tasks to ensure that 1200 students were ready to start the school year!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Treter, Mrs. Rivaldi, Mrs. Diaz (Slabaugh), Ms. Ana, Coach Guglielmo and Coach Johnson for committing and following through as they helped support our students and noon duties during lunch all last week to help ensure that students knew the lunchtime procedures and felt comfortable during their first week back to school.
  • Shout out to Alex, Christian, Juan, Marcial, & Abraham for keeping all staff and every student in mind as they worked around the clock to ensure that the campus was ready for students on Monday!
  • Shout out to all of our Instructional Assistants for having a growth mindset as they spent the first week in TK and kindergarten classrooms helping our students who were struggling to adjust to a school routine. There were a lot of tears but they made those kiddos feel welcome.

    Pictures: Check out Mrs. Martinez, Ms. Palacio, and Ms. Fang’s classes engage in trust circles! What a great way to build community and trust!

    Information:

  • Rolling out Devices: We are lucky to have a 1:1 program here at Feaster which means that each student has their own iPad! Before assigning devices, it is required to have the signed AUP returned and to teach at least one Common Sense Media lesson from the website (see attached sign in instructions).
  • Acceptable Use Policy (AUP): Each year, we send home an AUP for students. Please take time everyday during the first week to go over each point on this document. The students will not be able use their devices until this is signed and returned.
  • Insurance: Parents can purchase insurance from the front office for $35. Last year, we would get an average of 4 devices each week with cracked screens which cost $80 for the parents to repair. The $35 will cover one incident each year.
  • Mobile Device Management: We will be able to install apps and restrictions remotely again this year! Please remember to no enter an Apple ID or passcode of any kind on the devices. Take some time with your teams to discuss purposeful apps that you would like installed. You can send a list
    to heather.walker@cvesd.organd roel.mislan@cvesd.org. For now, we will only be doing free apps and any paid apps will be discussed and reviewed by the Tech Committee through your Tech Committee Rep.
  • Common Sense Media: These lessons walk students through being a successful digital citizen! Before using your devices, you must teach at least one lesson. These are great to do during the first week, before electives start. See the attached resources for more information!
  • Printers: If your printer is not yet connected to your computer, we will be coming around to support with this. Please email Heather.walker@cvesd.org and Roel.mislan@cvesd.org if you need support with this. We will be coming around as soon as possible, but please have the address ordered so that we can install it. You can also install the printer yourself by:

1. Plug into your computer via UBSC or USB

2. Go to settings (the grey gear)

3. Click printers

4. Click the plus button

5. Login (only if prompted)

6. Scroll through to find the printer that says “USB”

7. Click add

8. Rename the printer something that makes sense to you

  • USBC to USB converter: The new computers have an updated USBC port, but you can purchase a converter so that you can still use all your tech with USB ports. The link is an approved Amazon vendor, the school will reimburse you if the converter is purchased from an approved vendor
    USBC to USB Converter
  • USBC to VGA: If you are using a doc cam instead of an Apple TV this year, you will need a VGA to USBC adapter. You can purchase this through Amazon: AmazonBasics USB 3.1 Type-C to VGA Adapter – Black USBC to VGA Adapter
  • Social Media: Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 3rd Grade ** Q1 Character Strengths: Emotional Self Control & Social Intelligence

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:30 EduAbroad

Exchange Ss arrive (send buddies to MPR @ 7:30)

1st Day of Mindlabs & Electives

Collaboration 10:50 – 5th Grade

9:30 Fire Drill Review with your classes where to line up and procedures

3:00 Lead Meeting (room 401)

Collaboration 8:00- 1st Grade 10:50 – 2nd Grade

3:00 Club Fair

3:00 – 4:30 Back-To- School Night

Collaboration 8:00- 6th Grade 10:50 – 3rd Grade

7:30 8th Grade Parent Meeting
– For students at risk of not meeting promotion req.

Collaboration 8:00- MS/TK

1:45 Data PD “The Story Behind the Numbers”

Collaboration 8:00- MS/TK

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 8/7 Leads out for ILT @Muroaka
  • 8/8 Benchmark Make Up K-2 3:00-6:00pm
  • 8/9 Benchmark Make Up 3rd-6th 3:00 6:00pm
  • 8/10 Eduabroad Students last day