STEM Weekly Announcements 10.28.2019

● 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 the Student and Teacher Motivation Committee for keeping all staff and every student in mind and organizing an outstanding Red Ribbon Spirit Week, which included a door decorating contest which runs through October 31st!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Macleod, Mrs. Hernandez and Dr. Sleiman for having a growth mindset as they worked with every grade level team on campus during their extended planning day to prep and customize Eureka Math lessons!

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📸Pictures:(1) Red Ribbon Week!! (2) Cooking during electives utilizing the Sage Garden Grant Lessons!

Additional Information:

  • Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment will be available until 11/12019. To update your benefits, see the information in the envelope that was placed in your box earlier this month.
    • Open Enrollment Website: https://www.afenroll.com/Enroll/login.aspx?ts=637074249677212231
    • Login Information:
      • Username: Employee ID Number (can be found on your paystub) or your social security number
      • Password: Last four of your social security number and the last two of your birth year (for example, if your SSN is 123-45-6789 and you were born in 1980, your password would be 678980).
  • Imagine Math Weekly Emails: You can opt-in for weekly reports to be sent to your email. These reports will show how much time your students are spending on Imagine Math each week!
    • Login to Imagine Math
    • Go to “Usage” under “Reports”
    • At the top right corner of the screen, turn on “Subscribe to Weekly Emails”
  • Imagine Math Facts: If you have set up your Imagine Math Facts so that students must complete each category in a certain order (ie Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division), they must complete the post-test with 90% accuracy before they are able to move to the next level.
  • SmartyAnts: The issues we were seeing with SmartyAnts and the updated iOS 13 have been resolved! You can update your classroom devices as you see fit, or you can email Heather and ask her to update all of your student devices.
  • Updating iPad Devices: When devices are updated to iOS 13 and up, there is a mode called “Dark Mode” that turns everything that was a lighter color into a dark grey color. Please be aware that when students are in dark mode, it is much harder to tell when they are searching on a private browser. The private browsing search bar is black and the standard browsing is a dark grey color. Please have a conversation with your students about leaving their devices on standard browsing mode.
  • Headphones with PTO: K-2 teachers were recently provided with a class set of headphones. If you have a student who has mistreated their headphones and they are no longer working, we do have extra pairs available for purchase in the ASB store for $5/each.
    • Send the student to the ASB store after school with $5
    • They will get a receipt to bring to the media center
    • They will be given a new set of headphones
  • Locking Doors: Our classrooms are full of valuable items including our own personal items like wallets and purses. Please make sure that if you are not in your room that your door is closed and locked. We also want to make sure that students are only in classrooms when there is a teacher present, by locking your door when you are not in your classroom, students will know not to enter.
  • iPad Devices on Sale for Staff on 10/30: Immediately following our staff picture, iPad2 devices will be on sale in the Media Center. We will be selling to the community during the Fall Family Festival on 10/31.
  • On the Blog this Week: Read all about using social media in the classroom and learn how the benefits of sharing your amazing work! Read the entire post by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/FCSSocialMediainClassrooms

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: RSP & Counseling **

Q2 Character Strengths: Curiosity & Self Control (School Work)**

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 11.5.19 Onsight Clinic

STEM Weekly Announcements 9.15.2019

● 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. Acuna & our PTO Parents for Keeping all Staff and Every Student in Mind by organizing our Picture Day! We were able to take everyone’s pictures in two days!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Julie Medina and her elective class for promoting growth mindset by organizing Kindness Week. Also, another shout out to all of our Teachers who participated in Superhero Day! (I heard from many students how excited they were that Mr. Samaniego showed off his superpowers during lunch!)

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📸Pictures:(1) Kindness Week – Dress as a Superhero; (2) Ms. Tellez & Ms. Thomas, (3) Mrs. Diaz, Mr. Faser, and Ms. Young receiving $15,000 Sage Garden Grant

Additional Information:

  • Imagine Math Facts: We do have access to Imagine Math Facts (formerly known as Big Brainz) which is a math fluency app from Imagine Learning that helps students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To login, students use the CVESD student page and select “Imagine MathFacts” or they can use the app to login:
    • Username: student ID number
    • Password: student ID number
    • Site Code: 0608610
      • If you would like the app added to your devices, please email Heather Galyen.
      • To see reports for this program, go to https://bigbrainz.com/login/
        • Username: school
        • Password: feastercharter
  • San Diego Book Project: Do you need more books in your classroom library or do you want to find books to give away to students? Check out this link for more information about how you can get free books: http://sandiegobookproject.org/
  • On the Blog this Week: This week’s blog post is meant to provide some comical relief to you as you finish your grades, report cards and conferences. Check it out on our website: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/comic-relief-for-when-you-need-a-breakfrom-grading/

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: Mindlabs ** Q1 Character Strengths: Social Intelligence & Emotional Self-Control**

Parent Conference Week

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9.20-10.6 Fall Break
  • 9.21 – FCMS Football @1:00 Otay Ranch High School
  • 10.7 – 1/2 day PD

VAPA Weekly Announcements 9.15.19

● 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. Acuna & our PTO Parents for Keeping all Staff and Every Student in Mind by organizing our Picture Day! We were able to take everyone’s pictures in two days!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Julie Medina and her elective class for promoting growth mindset by organizing Kindness Week. Also, another shout out to all of our Teachers who participated in Superhero Day! (I heard from many students how excited they were that Mr. Samaniego showed off his superpowers during lunch!)

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📸Pictures:(1) Kindness Week – Dress as a Superhero; (2) Ms. Tellez & Ms. Thomas, (3) Mrs. Diaz, Mr. Faser, and Ms. Young receiving $15,000 Sage Garden Grant

Additional Information:

  • Imagine Math Facts: We do have access to Imagine Math Facts (formerly known as Big Brainz) which is a math fluency app from Imagine Learning that helps students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To login, students use the CVESD student page and select “Imagine MathFacts” or they can use the app to login:
    • Username: student ID number
    • Password: student ID number
    • Site Code: 0608610
      • If you would like the app added to your devices, please email Heather Galyen.
      • To see reports for this program, go to https://bigbrainz.com/login/
        • Username: school
        • Password: feastercharter
  • San Diego Book Project: Do you need more books in your classroom library or do you want to find books to give away to students? Check out this link for more information about how you can get free books: http://sandiegobookproject.org/
  • On the Blog this Week: This week’s blog post is meant to provide some comical relief to you as you finish your grades, report cards and conferences. Check it out on our website: https://feastercharter.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/comic-relief-for-when-you-need-a-breakfrom-grading/

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: Mindlabs ** Q1 Character Strengths: Social Intelligence & Emotional Self-Control**

Parent Conference Week

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9.20-10.6 Fall Break
  • 9.21 – FCMS Football @1:00 Otay Ranch High School
  • 10.7 – 1/2 day PD

STEM Weekly Announcements 9.2.2019

● 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

  • We have a lot to celebrate!! Shout-out to all of our Teachers & Staff for Committing & Following Through. On Wednesday you received your end-of-the-year data and as you saw there was a lot of academic growth! Way to go Falcons!!
  • Shout out to Ms. Quesada and Ms. Silverstein for keeping all staff & every student in mind by organizing and meeting with teachers to speak about all of our RSP students.

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📸Pictures:(1) Our newest chicks; (2) 6th graders enjoying a healthy salad, (3) First Girls’ Scout Meeting

Additional Information

  •  Attendance Matters: If you noticed that you have a student who is consistently absent or late, we have attached two PDFs that could be helpful to share during parent/teacher conferences – on goes over signs and symptoms for staying at home, going to the doctor and going to school and the other is our Attendance Matters flyer
  • Opt-In Text Messages: One of the fastest ways to get information is to have parents sign up to receive text messages. We have attached the instructions in case you would like to share this again with your parents via your Class Dojo page or during conferences.
  • PBIS Video: Check out and share the latest PBIS video for technology by going to this link
  • Saving a Page to Your Homescreen: One of the easiest ways to consistently access commonly used websites, like the CVESD Student Page, is to have students save them to their homescreen:
    • open the webpage
    • click the arrow at the upper right-hand corner
    • choose “save to homescreen”
    • name the website
  • iPads During Electives: As a reminder, students can use your homeroom iPad devices during electives as long as you have everyone using the same iPad each day. Students should carefully inspect the case and the screen for any damage when they first get the device and when they return it.
  • Calm and Headspace: If you would like access to Mindfulness apps like Calm and Headspace to use with your students, check out the links below to create your free teacher account:
  • Logging Onto Programs: As a reminder, we have attached the login process for students to access programs through the CVESD student page. If you are using SmartyAnts, please see the second page of the PDF for login instructions!
  • Imagine Math Facts: We now have access to Imagine Math Facts (formerly known as Big Brainz) which is a math fluency app from Imagine Learning that helps students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To login, students use the CVESD student page and select “Imagine Math Facts” the app must be downloaded for this to work. If you would like the app added to your devices, please email Heather Galyen.
  • To see reports for this program, go to https://bigbrainz.com/login/
    • Username: school
    • Password: feastercharter
  • Modeled Tech Lessons: If you are interested in having Heather come in and do a modeled tech lesson for your class, sign up using this Google Doc. Topics should be something that you have noticed a need for in your own classroom.
  • On the Blog: This week’s blog post gives some resources that can be used during parent/teacher conferences which start on 9/12/19

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 3rd Grade

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

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9.10 Coffee with the Principals
  • 9.12 Parent Conferences Begin
  • 9.13 School Bus Evacuation

VAPA Weekly Announcements 9.2.2019

● 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

  • We have a lot to celebrate!! Shout-out to all of our Teachers & Staff for Committing & Following Through. On Wednesday you received your end-of-the-year data and as you saw there was a lot of academic growth! Way to go Falcons!!
  • Shout out to Ms. Quesada and Ms. Silverstein for keeping all staff & every student in mind by organizing and meeting with teachers to speak about all of our RSP students.

Screen Shot 2019-09-02 at 9.13.53 PM

📸Pictures:(1) Our newest chicks; (2) 6th graders enjoying a healthy salad, (3) First Girls’ Scout Meeting

Additional Information

  •  Attendance Matters: If you noticed that you have a student who is consistently absent or late, we have attached two PDFs that could be helpful to share during parent/teacher conferences – on goes over signs and symptoms for staying at home, going to the doctor and going to school and the other is our Attendance Matters flyer
  • Opt-In Text Messages: One of the fastest ways to get information is to have parents sign up to receive text messages. We have attached the instructions in case you would like to share this again with your parents via your Class Dojo page or during conferences.
  • PBIS Video: Check out and share the latest PBIS video for technology by going to this link
  • Saving a Page to Your Homescreen: One of the easiest ways to consistently access commonly used websites, like the CVESD Student Page, is to have students save them to their homescreen:
    • open the webpage
    • click the arrow at the upper right-hand corner
    • choose “save to homescreen”
    • name the website
  • iPads During Electives: As a reminder, students can use your homeroom iPad devices during electives as long as you have everyone using the same iPad each day. Students should carefully inspect the case and the screen for any damage when they first get the device and when they return it.
  • Calm and Headspace: If you would like access to Mindfulness apps like Calm and Headspace to use with your students, check out the links below to create your free teacher account:
  • Logging Onto Programs: As a reminder, we have attached the login process for students to access programs through the CVESD student page. If you are using SmartyAnts, please see the second page of the PDF for login instructions!
  • Imagine Math Facts: We now have access to Imagine Math Facts (formerly known as Big Brainz) which is a math fluency app from Imagine Learning that helps students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To login, students use the CVESD student page and select “Imagine Math Facts” the app must be downloaded for this to work. If you would like the app added to your devices, please email Heather Galyen.
  • To see reports for this program, go to https://bigbrainz.com/login/
    • Username: school
    • Password: feastercharter
  • Modeled Tech Lessons: If you are interested in having Heather come in and do a modeled tech lesson for your class, sign up using this Google Doc. Topics should be something that you have noticed a need for in your own classroom.
  • On the Blog: This week’s blog post gives some resources that can be used during parent/teacher conferences which start on 9/12/19

Week at a Glance

After-School Duty: 3rd Grade

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

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 9.10 Coffee with the Principals
  • 9.12 Parent Conferences Begin
  • 9.13 School Bus Evacuation