STEM Week 9 Announcements 9.16.18

● 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 our 5th & 6th Grade teams for never giving up and having a growth mindset. Teaching in upper grades can be very rewarding but can also present unique challenges. We appreciate how consistent you have been with our students and your creative approach to building relationships.
  • Shout-out to Ms. Amy Holder, for having a growth mindset, she has taken over one of our 1st grade classrooms and despite starting a bit after quarter 1 began she has made the transition seamless and is an integral part of our 1st grade team!

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📸Pictures:(1) Tweek of the Week: Mrs. Silva’s class enjoy being marine biologists at the Living Coast Center (2) Preschool hosted a delicious breakfast (3) Celebrating Ss achievement by recognizing their Achieve 3K growth

Additional Information:

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

Classroom: There is a new app called Classroom that will allow you to see all of yoru student iPads and view their screens, lock their devices, and mute their devices. See this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drc_88sKELQ.

If you are interested in this app, please email Heather Galyen at heather.walker@cvesd.org

 

Headspace: we still have the Headspace guided mediation subscription available until 07/2019! Your redemption code is GSEDFEASTER1Y and it can be redeemed at headspace.com/code.

 

Bikes for Kids: Every week, NBC 7/39 airs a segment where they donate a bike to one student who is excelling in character development and/or academics. You can nominate a student by emailing Marie.Romeo@usw.salvationarmy.org

Spanish Classes: This year, we are offering Spanish classes to our staff members! PTO has offered to pay half of the fee, so classes are being offered at a discounted rate of $11/class! You can reserve your spot by signing up online: Spanish Online Sign In

EduBlogs Competition: The Student Blogging Challenge is about embracing all of the benefits of blogging from learning digital writing skills, and digital citizenship, to developing an authentic audience and connecting with others around the globe. You can register online by going to https://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/

 

Accelerated Reader: the link for the AR website
is: AR Link

Imagine Learning: please help hold your students accountable for achieving their 20 minutes each day by checking your Imagine Learning reports! You can login and see how your students are spending their time by going to: https://my.imaginelearning.com/. ImagineLearning does have a new app that we will be pushing out to all iPad devices this week. Please remember that the site code is 0608610

 

Technology Tips:

iPad: location services have been turned on for most devices! This was done during the set up in order to help us locate lost devices. Please make sure that you leave these location services on so that we can track the device in case it goes missing.

Privacy on Safari: If you notice that your students safari or web browser has a black bar at the top, this means that they are in privacy mode. This will stop their browsing history from being tracked. Please have a conversation with your students if you saw this happening.

MacBooks: please note that the new MacBooks are very fragile! The screens are easily cracked, so we highly recommend purchasing a cover or a case to keep your MacBook from being damaged. Please make sure that you are cautious to not close anything inside of the MacBook and to keep liquids away from the computer. According to the staff Acceptable Use Policy, teachers are responsible for any damage caused to the device. We highly recommend purchasing the $50 insurance; please see the attached Staff AUP for more information!

GoFundMe: We have started a GoFundMe campaign for our upcoming China trip. This will help fund the necessary costs connected with the trip including applying for a visa as well as airfare. If you would like to donate or share with your families, the link is: GoFundMe Feaster Charter

 

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: Mindlabs

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

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Collaboration:

AM: PM: 5TH

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Aguirre Living Coast 9:00-2:00

Collaboration

AM: 1ST PM: 2ND

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Kelling Living Coast 9:00-2:00
Cheer Try Outs – PE Room 4th – 8th Grade

Collaboration

AM: 6TH PM: 3RD

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Fall School Pictures –

Make-Up

3:00 Cross-Country Run (2.1 Miles)

Collaboration

AM: TK&MS / PM: ML

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

Field Trips:

Zinskey Living Coast 9:00-2:00

1:30 GLQs: Tan Soo Do Karate Class

Wear College T-Shirts Collaboration
AM: K PM: 4th

PD: Parent Conferences Minimum Day Schedule

*Report PE Mins Achieve 3K Pizza Party

End of Q1

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9/22 – 10/7 Fall Break!
  • 10/8 No Students 10/9 Students Return
  • 10/11 SOM Assemblies: K, 1st, 2nd, 4th
  • 10/12 SOM Assemblies: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
  • 10/13 Parent ACADEMY (Vista Square)

VAPA Week 5 Announcements 8.19

● 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. Maria Lopez and Ms. Cerda for preparing their second graders last year to be ready for 3rd grade this year. About half of their students are currently meeting their grade level lexile goals in both in English and Spanish! #soarofftocollege
  • Shout out to Ms. Heather Galyen for being so organized in leading our EduAbroad ceremonies and very diligently using google translate to bridge the communication gaps we encountered throughout the week! #growthmindset
  • Shout out to our upper grade teachers for graciously hosting our Chinese students over the past three weeks! We appreciate you opening your classrooms to our visiting students. #weincludeeveryone

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Pictures: (1) Counseling Department organized kicked off the school year with hopes and dreams! (2) Welcome EduAbroad Students (3) Come join our cross-country team this Wed. for a fun 2.1 mile run!

 

Additional Information:

  • We love to use social media to showcase great things teachers are doing! Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:=
  • Accelerated Reader: the link for the AR website is: https://hosted72.renlearn.com/268848/SIS/Student/olm/ViewStudentController.rli
  • Imagine Learning: please help hold your students accountable for achieving their 20 minutes each day by checking your Imagine Learning reports! You can login and see how your students are spending their time by going to: https://my.imaginelearning.com/
  • MacBooks: please note that the new MacBooks are very fragile! The screens are easily cracked, so we highly recommend purchasing a cover or a case to keep your MacBook from being damaged. Please make sure that you are cautious to not close anything inside of the MacBook and to keep liquids away from the computer. According to the staff Acceptable Use Policy, teachers are responsible for any damage caused to the device. We highly recommend purchasing the $50 insurance; please see the attached Staff AUP for more information!
  • 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 home screen. 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. Please have this completed by Friday 8/24

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)

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 6th Grade

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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Collaboration

AM: K / PM: 5TH

3:00 New Teacher Induction Meeting – Rm 401

Collaboration

AM: 1ST PM: 2ND

S A

Collaboration

AM: 6TH PM: 3RD

Jupiter Ed Workshop

Room 1404 @9:00

Collaboration

AM: TK&MS / PM: 4TH DI Partner Collab: K

DAC/ELAC ParentMtg

Rm: 401 @9:30

1:45 PD: Local Measures + ELPAC Score Report

Collaboration

AM: ML PM:

Jupiter Ed Workshop

Room 1406 @7:30

Leads Out: Bonnie’s Leadership Academy

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • –  8.28.18 MTSS Training Day 2
  • –  8.28-8.29 Fall Pictures

STEM Week 12 Announcements

Shout-Outs

  • Shout out to Ms. Cynthia and Coach Chris for demonstrating the core value of keeping all staff and every student in mind when developing the activities for Bully Awareness Month, the lessons and activities benefit ALL students. It was very thoughtful and respectful of teachers time to have everything organize and prepared, it really makes a difference, THANK YOU 🙂
  • Shout out to Ms. Bates and Mr. Reggie for demonstrating commitment and follow through as they coach the girls basketball team! It is also great to see you out fundraising and raising money for the girls with Jamba Juice!
  • Thank you to the Social Committee for having a growth mindset and coming up with a fun new idea to motivate teachers during the fall with the Boo Baskets! As I walk around campus I see that lots of rooms have been “Booed”

Information

  • Red Ribbon Week: Please help promote Red Ribbon Week by encouraging your students to participate in the planned Spirit Days, passing out the Red Ribbons and incorporating some discussion into your trust circles this week.
  • Apple Distinguished School: Feaster Charter has been named an Apple Distinguished School! We will have a plaque and banner presented to us at the next Coffee with the Principal and we will have an iBook featuring our programs and students available in the iTunes Store. This recognition is being received thanks to the hard work you are all doing to make sure that we are using our iPad devices in innovative and effective ways for our learners.
  • Accelerated Reader: If you are using the AR app in your classroom, some students have been experiencing issues with logging in. If that is the case, you can have the students go
    to: https://hosted72.renlearn.com/268848/ and add the website to their home screen. If you need help doing this, please email Heather.
  • P21 Webinar and Twitter Chat: If you are looking to grow your online Personal Learning Network (PLN), there will be a Twitter Chat using #P21Exemplar on 10/25 at 5:00pm. The Twitter Chat will focus on student voice. Feaster Charter was recognized last year as an Exemplar School for our work with STEM, VAPA, and STEAM. You are all invited to join this Twitter chat if you are interested!
  • Donors Choose/Feaster Blog: Mrs. Walker is available to help anyone who is interested in funding a project for your classroom find the resources or set up a Donors Choose. Those interested in funding flexible seating, rugs, couches, bean bag chairs, etc. can email her and she will follow up with you to set up an account!
  • Please remember to follow @FeasterCharter on Twitter and our blog at https://feastercharter.wordpress.com 

Week at a Glance

  • RSP/SPED Teachers After-School Duty
  • Q2 Character Strengths: Curiosity & Self-Control (School Work)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Team Up Against Drugs:

Wear a jersey!

Show grade level spirit against drugs:

1st: orange

2nd: yellow

3rd: green

4th: blue

5th: purple

6th: black

Middle: tye dye

 

Peace, Not Drugs:

Wear tye dye

Chase Your Dreams Not Drugs: Wear Pajamas!

 

PD: Committees: Committee A – 1:45- 2:25

 

Committee B – 2:30 – 3:10

 

Tech – Room 1101

 

Yearbook – Room 1203

 

Parent Involvement – Room 901

 

Student Motivation – Room 403

 

Social – Room 1403
PBC – Room 401 (B Committee)

 

 

AVID – Room 1401 (B Committee)

 

DI – Room 1003

 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs: Twin Day!!

 

First Grade Field Trip:

Wild Animal Park

 

 

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

• 10/31 Halloween! Literature Parade 9:00am, Trick or Treating sponsored by PTO 3:00-4:00.