VAPA Weekly Announcements 6/1/2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Out

  • Shout out to Mrs. Gallegos, Mr. Wylie, Ms. Rhoads, Ms. Arizmendi, Mrs. Cody, Mrs. Guerrero, Mrs. Trujillo, Mrs. Medina, Mr. Hill, Mr. Fraser, Mr. Mislan, & Ms. Galyen for having a growth mindset by planning and executing virtual promotion ceremonies for each 6th & 8th grade homeroom! The virtual ceremonies were perfectly executed and well attended by students, families and staff, thank you to each of you for your commitment to making our Class of 2020 feel special!
  • Shout out to Ms. Jeannie & Ms. Ana for committing and following through by preparing all the goody bags to mail out to our 6th & 8th grade students, they should be receiving them in the mail this week!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Gallegos, after participating in our staff meeting on Thursday, May 28th she immediately left for the hospital and delivered baby William just a few minutes later! Congratulations to the Gallegos family on the newest member of their family, mom and baby are now home and doing well!

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📸Pictures: (1) Final Flip Grid for 8th Grade Students (2) Modernization Update (3) 8th Grade Virtual Promotion

  • Promotion Background: To any staff member interested in celebrating promotion with our TK teams and our kindergarten classes, we have created this virtual background for you to use during the Zoom ceremony! When using, please make sure that your computer is updated and that you are on the most recent version of Zoom!

Zoom Promotion Backgrounds (1)

  • Math Assist on OneNote: Did you know that OneNote can actually help you solve math equations? Something to be aware of if your students are using OneNote and something to use as a teacher trick in case you need a way for your students to check their answers. See this link for more information.
  • Online Updates from State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond: If you are interested in hearing the most updated information from Tony Thurmond, you can visit this link.
  • Calm App: Teachers can now receive the Calm app for free…check out this link for more information.
  • Online Programs Over Summer: As a reminder, all students will still have access to all of our online programs (Imagine Learning, SmartyAnts, Achieve3000, Benchmark…) during the summer
  • Padlet with Distance Learning Ideas: In a recent webinar, participants shared their ideas for distance learning on a Padlet, you can see the responses on this link.
  • Seesaw Summer Program: We have an opportunity to partner with Seesaw for a pilot program. Check out the links below and email heather.galyen@cvesd.org if you are interested:
  • Counseling Corner: Check out this link for more information on how to support students during COVID
  • CDC Guidelines for Schools: The attached image is from the CDC and describes guidelines for schools to follow upon reopening, it is subject to change. This was published on 5/19/2020
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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • September 8th First Day of School 2020-2021 school year!

STEM Weekly Announcements 6/1/2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Out

  • Shout out to Mrs. Gallegos, Mr. Wylie, Ms. Rhoads, Ms. Arizmendi, Mrs. Cody, Mrs. Guerrero, Mrs. Trujillo, Mrs. Medina, Mr. Hill, Mr. Fraser, Mr. Mislan, & Ms. Galyen for having a growth mindset by planning and executing virtual promotion ceremonies for each 6th & 8th grade homeroom! The virtual ceremonies were perfectly executed and well attended by students, families and staff, thank you to each of you for your commitment to making our Class of 2020 feel special!
  • Shout out to Ms. Jeannie & Ms. Ana for committing and following through by preparing all the goody bags to mail out to our 6th & 8th grade students, they should be receiving them in the mail this week!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Gallegos, after participating in our staff meeting on Thursday, May 28th she immediately left for the hospital and delivered baby William just a few minutes later! Congratulations to the Gallegos family on the newest member of their family, mom and baby are now home and doing well!

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📸Pictures: (1) Final Flip Grid for 8th Grade Students (2) Modernization Update (3) 8th Grade Virtual Promotion

  • Promotion Background: To any staff member interested in celebrating promotion with our TK teams and our kindergarten classes, we have created this virtual background for you to use during the Zoom ceremony! When using, please make sure that your computer is updated and that you are on the most recent version of Zoom!

Zoom Promotion Backgrounds (1)

  • Math Assist on OneNote: Did you know that OneNote can actually help you solve math equations? Something to be aware of if your students are using OneNote and something to use as a teacher trick in case you need a way for your students to check their answers. See this link for more information.
  • Online Updates from State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond: If you are interested in hearing the most updated information from Tony Thurmond, you can visit this link.
  • Calm App: Teachers can now receive the Calm app for free…check out this link for more information.
  • Online Programs Over Summer: As a reminder, all students will still have access to all of our online programs (Imagine Learning, SmartyAnts, Achieve3000, Benchmark…) during the summer
  • Padlet with Distance Learning Ideas: In a recent webinar, participants shared their ideas for distance learning on a Padlet, you can see the responses on this link.
  • Seesaw Summer Program: We have an opportunity to partner with Seesaw for a pilot program. Check out the links below and email heather.galyen@cvesd.org if you are interested:
  • Counseling Corner: Check out this link for more information on how to support students during COVID
  • CDC Guidelines for Schools: The attached image is from the CDC and describes guidelines for schools to follow upon reopening, it is subject to change. This was published on 5/19/2020
    • IMG_9821

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • September 8th First Day of School 2020-2021 school year!

VAPA Weekly Announcements 5.25.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Ms. Galyen, Mr. Roel, Ms. Ana Mercado, Ms. Jeannie, Mrs. Acuna, Juan for committing and following through and helping out with the distribution of hot spots, Food 4 Kids Backpacks, and last chance devices last week.
  • Shout out to our amazing Classified Staff for committing and following through, having a growth mindset and keeping all staff and every student in mind throughout the school year. The academic, social, emotional, and physical achievements of our students comes from all of us working together as a team. Your work throughout the year does not go unnoticed! Thank you for all you do for our school and students.

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📸Pictures: (1) One of the classrooms stripped down to start electrical work (2) Feaster modernization plan

Additional Information:

  • Calm App: Teachers can now receive the Calm app for free…check out this link for more information: https://www.calm.com/schools
  • Zoom Security in OneNote: We have had a lot of people who are asking about their security settings in Zoom. Check out Feaster Elementary Notebook in OneNote for the video walkthrough.
  • Online Programs Over Summer: As a reminder, all students will still have access to all of our online programs (Imagine Learning, SmartyAnts, Achieve3000, Benchmark…) during the summer
  • Padlet with Distance Learning Ideas: In a recent webinar, participants shared their ideas for distance learning on a Padlet, you can see the responses on this link: https://padlet.com/julener2/GETA
  • Seesaw Summer Program: We have an opportunity to partner with Seesaw for a pilot program. Check out the links below and email heather.galyen@cvesd.org if you are interested:
  • Resources From Apple Distinguished Schools Webinar:
    • For those who want to learn something new… Stanford University is offering their Developing Apps for iOS courses online for free. Link here
    • For those who are Harry Potter fans… The Wizarding World has been releasing videos of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone being read by a variety of celebrities. They are up to chapter five. Link here
    • For those who get a laugh from the Science Geek website and their Educational Jargon Generator…They recently created the EduBabble Bingo board generator. Play with fellow educators as you listen to the next ed tech keynote or speech. Link here
    • For those who are wondering what are the topics of next week’s virtual conferences led by Apple Professional Learning… The sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26 and 27. Link here
    • For those are curious what was discussed at the Tuesday night Apple EDU Chat… Mia Morrison has kindly put it together in a Wakelet (spoiler, they discussed Assessment From a Distance). Link here
  • Counseling Corner: https://create.piktochart.com/output/46525403-student-fears Check out the link above for more information on how to support students during COVID

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • June 1st: Grades due for Middle School on Jupiter and TAC
  • June 3rd: Last day of Distance Learning
  • June 4th: Teacher’s last day

STEM Weekly Announcements 5.25.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Ms. Galyen, Mr. Roel, Ms. Ana Mercado, Ms. Jeannie, Mrs. Acuna, Juan for committing and following through and helping out with the distribution of hot spots, Food 4 Kids Backpacks, and last chance devices last week.
  • Shout out to our amazing Classified Staff for committing and following through, having a growth mindset and keeping all staff and every student in mind throughout the school year. The academic, social, emotional, and physical achievements of our students comes from all of us working together as a team. Your work throughout the year does not go unnoticed! Thank you for all you do for our school and students.

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📸Pictures: (1) One of the classrooms stripped down to start electrical work (2) Feaster modernization plan

Additional Information:

  • Calm App: Teachers can now receive the Calm app for free…check out this link for more information: https://www.calm.com/schools
  • Zoom Security in OneNote: We have had a lot of people who are asking about their security settings in Zoom. Check out Feaster Elementary Notebook in OneNote for the video walkthrough.
  • Online Programs Over Summer: As a reminder, all students will still have access to all of our online programs (Imagine Learning, SmartyAnts, Achieve3000, Benchmark…) during the summer
  • Padlet with Distance Learning Ideas: In a recent webinar, participants shared their ideas for distance learning on a Padlet, you can see the responses on this link: https://padlet.com/julener2/GETA
  • Seesaw Summer Program: We have an opportunity to partner with Seesaw for a pilot program. Check out the links below and email heather.galyen@cvesd.org if you are interested:
  • Resources From Apple Distinguished Schools Webinar:
    • For those who want to learn something new… Stanford University is offering their Developing Apps for iOS courses online for free. Link here
    • For those who are Harry Potter fans… The Wizarding World has been releasing videos of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone being read by a variety of celebrities. They are up to chapter five. Link here
    • For those who get a laugh from the Science Geek website and their Educational Jargon Generator…They recently created the EduBabble Bingo board generator. Play with fellow educators as you listen to the next ed tech keynote or speech. Link here
    • For those who are wondering what are the topics of next week’s virtual conferences led by Apple Professional Learning… The sessions will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26 and 27. Link here
    • For those are curious what was discussed at the Tuesday night Apple EDU Chat… Mia Morrison has kindly put it together in a Wakelet (spoiler, they discussed Assessment From a Distance). Link here
  • Counseling Corner: https://create.piktochart.com/output/46525403-student-fears Check out the link above for more information on how to support students during COVID

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • June 1st: Grades due for Middle School on Jupiter and TAC
  • June 3rd: Last day of Distance Learning
  • June 4th: Teacher’s last day

VAPA Weekly Announcements 5.10.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Alex, Juan, Christian & Geoffrey for committing and following through and helping to clear out and pack all our remaining items into storage for the summer!
  • Shout out to All of our certificated teachers and staff for having a growth mindset this past month as we settle into distance learning!
  • Shout out to our PE team for posting workouts for TK-2nd and 3rd-6th graders every Monday and Wednesday!

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📸Pictures: (1) 700 Bldg Ready for Demo (2) Funny Tweet J )3_ 900 &1000 Bldg demo

Additional Information:

  • Promotion Ceremonies for 6th and 8th Graders: Our 6th and 8th graders who are promoting this year will still have a ceremony this year! The teachers and coaches are working hard to make sure that their promotion is a memorable one. In spite of not being able to celebrate in person, we will still celebrate digitally!
  • Headspace: don’t forget that you still have a free year of Headspace when you sign up using your @cvesd.org email! Visit this link to sign up or sign in https://work.headspace.com/educators-ca-mr/member-enroll/login – Headspace can be a great tool to use with your learners and yourself when you need some calm in your day!
  • Feaster Charter Board Meeting: this week’s board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30 via Zoom.
    • Meeting ID: 8 3 2 9 7 9 4 6 9 0 3
    • Password: 0 0 2 1 3 3
  • Yearbooks and Pictures from Lifetouch: any yearbooks and pictures that were ordered will be saved and sent home with students at the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year. Any parents who have further questions or want to ask about a refund can contact Lifetouch online at https://contact.lifetouch.com/ or via the phone at 866-511-3510
  • Apple Teacher Resources: Looking for resources and ideas for your remote learning lessons? Check out the Apple Teacher Learning Center at this link: https://appleteacher.apple.com/#/home/resources

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • Week of May 18th: Student placement for 2020-2021 school year during collab

STEM Weekly Announcements 5.10.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to Alex, Juan, Christian & Geoffrey for committing and following through and helping to clear out and pack all our remaining items into storage for the summer!
  • Shout out to All of our certificated teachers and staff for having a growth mindset this past month as we settle into distance learning!
  • Shout out to our PE team for posting workouts for TK-2nd and 3rd-6th graders every Monday and Wednesday!

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📸Pictures: (1) 700 Bldg Ready for Demo (2) Funny Tweet J )3_ 900 &1000 Bldg demo

Additional Information:

  • Promotion Ceremonies for 6th and 8th Graders: Our 6th and 8th graders who are promoting this year will still have a ceremony this year! The teachers and coaches are working hard to make sure that their promotion is a memorable one. In spite of not being able to celebrate in person, we will still celebrate digitally!
  • Headspace: don’t forget that you still have a free year of Headspace when you sign up using your @cvesd.org email! Visit this link to sign up or sign in https://work.headspace.com/educators-ca-mr/member-enroll/login – Headspace can be a great tool to use with your learners and yourself when you need some calm in your day!
  • Feaster Charter Board Meeting: this week’s board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13th at 4:30 via Zoom.
    • Meeting ID: 8 3 2 9 7 9 4 6 9 0 3
    • Password: 0 0 2 1 3 3
  • Yearbooks and Pictures from Lifetouch: any yearbooks and pictures that were ordered will be saved and sent home with students at the beginning of the 2020/2021 school year. Any parents who have further questions or want to ask about a refund can contact Lifetouch online at https://contact.lifetouch.com/ or via the phone at 866-511-3510
  • Apple Teacher Resources: Looking for resources and ideas for your remote learning lessons? Check out the Apple Teacher Learning Center at this link: https://appleteacher.apple.com/#/home/resources

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • Week of May 18th: Student placement for 2020-2021 school year during collab

Online Learning – Providing Optional Chances to Continue Learning

One of the unknowns within the recent school closures is how we are going to make sure that our learners still get access to high-quality instruction in order to continue their learning experience. One of the possible answers to this unknown is providing virtual learning opportunities for our kids. This means that our students are still getting access to the modeled lessons, the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas, and the opportunity to get independent work completed.

While anything that we share with learners is optional, this is a chance to start flipping our classrooms and to explore how to create video lessons that will be helpful to our learners.

Platforms for Online Learning

  • Class Dojo (Free) – see this link for more information

    • I Do: you can create stories that share your modeled lessons with videos up to 8 minutes, these could be screen recordings of you working something out on your own device or even you standing in front of a poster and doing your own modeled lessons on poster paper
    • We Do: hold conversations by asking learners to post comments on your original posts
    • You Do Together: provide a problem or questions and have students comment on the post and start a discussion
    • You Do On Your Own: use the portfolios feature to have students submit photos, voice notes, drawings…based on whatever you are teaching. Give students feedback
    • Communication: you can message back and forth with parents and your students
  • Canva

    • I Do: share a video of you working through your modeled lesson
    • We Do: pose a question and have students comment on each other’s work
    • You Do Together: provide a problem or questions and have students comment on the post and start a discussion
    • You Do On Your Own: create an assignment and have students complete their own work
  • Instagram (Free) – suggestion to create a classroom account instead of using your personal account

    • I Do: you can create video lessons in your stories and add them to your highlights, these videos should be just like what you would do during your own class lessons except you are doing it for a video camera instead of a classroom full of leaners
    • We Do: ask your learners to comment and use a hashtag to follow each other’s comments
    • You Do Together: pose a question focused on your unit of study and have students work it out together…again, hashtags can be really helpful in creating an organized space for everyone to share their thoughts
    • You Do on Your Own: have learners send your class Instagram page a direct message showing what they have learned or responding to the exit ticket that you assigned. They could respond using a video, picture, voice recording…
    • Giving Feedback: You can respond to your student’s direct messages and share the feedback that you have for them. You can share a “glow” (something they did well) and a “grow” (something that students can improve upon)

What to Share

When we think about remote learning, virtual learning, online learning…we should also be thinking of the opportunity to apply learning, the opportunity to help our learners develop independence as they create a schedule that they must adhere to. Some of what we are doing in our classrooms can be recreated to be done remotely. I am not saying that our learners should solely rely on the online programs that our school offers, that will not be an effective solution at all! Instead, we can provide support through screen-recorded lessons that demonstrate the skills we would like our learners to understand.

We can use programs like Class Dojo or Canvas to share videos and resources. The students can watch lessons of modeled instruction that you have created, respond to each question or prompt, hold collaborative conversations, and even turn in exit ticket work…all remotely! This can be done all on the sites Class Dojo or Canvas, both of which our learners use in class or in their Mindlabs classes.

Trust Circles

Post an image or a thought question on Class Dojo or on Canva. Ask students to share by commenting on the post. Each student can either share a written text reflection or they can share a voice recording or a picture that reflects their thoughts.

Modeled Lesson – record and share

Your modeled lessons can be done in front of a video camera just as easily as they can be done in front of a group of learners! When we are talking about modeled lessons, we are:

    • introducing the lesson objective
    • using language frames
    • talking through areas where we think our learners will struggle

Guided Lesson – have students respond to each other

This is the area of your lesson where students work with you to practice the standard before they go to complete it with another student. When we are doing guided lessons, or lessons that learners do together, we are providing them with the chance to ask and answer each other’s questions. Pose a question that is related to the standard you are working on…have students comment on your original post and comment on each other’s thoughts. During this time, you can monitor their thoughts and provide feedback when needed.

    • Pose a question related to the standard you are working
    • Have students discuss the question and share their answer
    • Write your own commentary as well

Collaborative Work – pose a question and get learners to work together

Create a post on Canva/Class Dojo/Instagram or whatever platform you are using…have students respond and work together to discuss. This should be a question with multiple pieces to help guide the conversation. You do not want something with one simple answer, you want a question that can actually be discussed.

    • Pose a different question related to the standard you are working
    • Have students discuss the question and share their answer
    • Write your own commentary as well

Independent Work – exit ticket sent by completing an assignment

Create an assignment that students can turn in to you on whichever platform you are using! This should be something that the student is given feedback on…meaning that you read it over and comment back to them.

    • Create an assignment that can be turned in privately
    • Read each student’s response
    • Respond to their thoughts

How to Hold Learners Accountable

While we want our learners to continue to actively participate…it needs to be clear that the assignments given during the national emergency cannot be made mandatory, so nothing can be counted as a grade. When we comment back on our learners’ thoughts and comments, we are encouraging participation in our class discussions. The same as we would in our classrooms, we should create a space for safe and collaborative learning in our virtual classrooms. This means that our learners can share their ideas and get feedback on their thoughts…feedback that will help them grow and help them recognize where they are excelling.

Supporting Parents

During this time, it is important to make sure that we keep our families in mind! This means communicating with them, providing them with options for helping their children learn. This does not mean assigning a packet of work to be done…instead, this means giving our parents resources, like a schedule, filled with things that we do in our daily routines anyway. The more relevant to classroom learning that we keep our remote learning, the fewer obstacles our families will face. We want to provide learning opportunities that our students are used to completing so that they are not trying to figure out something new without our support!

VAPA Weekly Announcements 3.9.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to all of our staff for keeping all staff and every student in mind in responding to the COVID-19 notification in a compassionate, calm and supportive manner. Thank you for taking the time to educate our students and the community.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Medina & Mrs. Boolen for committing and following through and planning, organizing and putting on a great Hawaiian themed pep rally for our middle school students.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Haggard, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Zinskey, Ms. Holder, Ms. Palacio, Mr. Samaniego, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Wylie, Ms. Hale, Mrs. Trujillo, Coach Johnson, Mrs. Diaz, Mrs. Macleod, Mrs. Hernandez and Ms. Perezchica for keeping all staff and every student in mind by helping to plan a great Read Across America week, filled with fun activities and spirit days that promoted the love of reading.

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📸Pictures: (1) Ms. Palacio’s class dressing up as their favorite character (2) Q3 MS Pep Rally (3) Afterschool Drone Club

Additional Information:

  • Modernization Padlet: Don’t forget to check the Modernization Padlet at this link: Feaster Modernization Padlet to add your questions and read the responses!
  • Testing Headphones: If you need headphones for the interim testing, please come to the Media Center, room 903 to pick up a class set. Remember, these will need to be used for the final assessment as well, so keep them in working condition!
  • ThoughtExchange: The ThoughtExchange will be starting soon! We will be sharing a resource for you to share during conferences.
  • Yearbooks: The last day to order yearbooks is 3/20/2020! You can go online to order at:
  • Yearbook Pictures: Over the weekend, you received an email showing a screenshot of your draft yearbook page! Please review the image, check the students, and email Heather Galyen if you need any changes to be made. The yearbook will be turned in before spring break, so make sure you send any pictures that you want to be included soon!
  • On the Blog: This week, our blog shares some resources that you can use during parent/teacher conferences. It also has a link to a Keynote template that students can use to create their own slides to share during their conference. https://feastercharter.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/2020-quarter-3-conferences/ 

Week at a Glance

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 3/21-4/5 – Spring Break

STEM Weekly Announcements 3.9.2020

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

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs

  • Shout out to all of our staff for keeping all staff and every student in mind in responding to the COVID-19 notification in a compassionate, calm and supportive manner. Thank you for taking the time to educate our students and the community.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Medina & Mrs. Boolen for committing and following through and planning, organizing and putting on a great Hawaiian themed pep rally for our middle school students.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Haggard, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Zinskey, Ms. Holder, Ms. Palacio, Mr. Samaniego, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Wylie, Ms. Hale, Mrs. Trujillo, Coach Johnson, Mrs. Diaz, Mrs. Macleod, Mrs. Hernandez and Ms. Perezchica for keeping all staff and every student in mind by helping to plan a great Read Across America week, filled with fun activities and spirit days that promoted the love of reading.

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📸Pictures: (1) Ms. Palacio’s class dressing up as their favorite character (2) Q3 MS Pep Rally (3) Afterschool Drone Club

Additional Information:

  • Modernization Padlet: Don’t forget to check the Modernization Padlet at this link: Feaster Modernization Padlet to add your questions and read the responses!
  • Testing Headphones: If you need headphones for the interim testing, please come to the Media Center, room 903 to pick up a class set. Remember, these will need to be used for the final assessment as well, so keep them in working condition!
  • ThoughtExchange: The ThoughtExchange will be starting soon! We will be sharing a resource for you to share during conferences.
  • Yearbooks: The last day to order yearbooks is 3/20/2020! You can go online to order at:
  • Yearbook Pictures: Over the weekend, you received an email showing a screenshot of your draft yearbook page! Please review the image, check the students, and email Heather Galyen if you need any changes to be made. The yearbook will be turned in before spring break, so make sure you send any pictures that you want to be included soon!
  • On the Blog: This week, our blog shares some resources that you can use during parent/teacher conferences. It also has a link to a Keynote template that students can use to create their own slides to share during their conference. https://feastercharter.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/2020-quarter-3-conferences/ 

Week at a Glance

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 3/21-4/5 – Spring Break

2020 Quarter 3 Conferences

It is that time of year…again! The time when we get to catch up with our student’s parents and share important information about their academic education! This year, we do have a few new things to share and I am also going to share our previous parent-teacher conference blog posts for you to check out if you would like!

Resources to Share

  • Imagine Math Parent Portal: Check out this document that explains how parents can set up their own Imagine Math account and see how their students are using the program: Imagine Math Parent Portal English and Spanish
  • At Home Programs: Conferences are a great time to share our online programs with our families. Check out this resource: Apps and Programs for at Home
  • Modernization Parent-Friendly Calendar: Modernization is going to impact our entire community! The earlier we can share this information with our parents, the better! Please take some time to send home the parent-friendly modernization calendar with your student’s report cards: Modernization Parent-Friendly Calendar
  • *NEW* ThoughtExchange: This is an opportunity for our families to share their comments, read others’ messages, and mark the thoughts they most agree with. Conferences are a great time to share the link so parents can share their feedback! More information will be coming soon!
  • *NEW* Conference Template: A lot of teachers are having their students create Keynotes for the upcoming parent/teacher conferences…you can use this template to help guide your students as they create these presentations to share with their parents.

Further Reading

If you would like more Feaster suggestions and strategies for your parent-teacher conferences,  check out these blog posts: