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2013-Week of September 16th – 20th:

posted Sep 14, 2013, 9:16 AM by 65jhunt@mha65.org   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 2:06 PM by 65awebster@mha65.org ]

Week of  September 16th – 20th:

 

Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

 

            Congratulations:  Our first week of school was a success.  Students and family members were receptive to the PBIS School and Classroom Culture we strive to accomplish. Additionally, the first, of the many, Evacuation Drills (both the Fire and Bus Drills) were a success.  Thank you to all of the MHA Members.

 

Teachers: please be sure to notify both Ms. T. Rivera and Mr. Adler of any students that are on your roster but have not attended school or with more than two (2) days of absences.  Additionally, please ensure that you are in possession of the cumulative folder of each child that is present in your classroom.

 

This week we have a number of wonderful events occurring that will encourage and build our relationships with our students and families:  “Dads bring your Child to School Event,” “Parent Orientation,” and “Wear your Favorite Hat Day.”

 

As we become familiar with our new students, please communicate directly with both Ms. Presto and Ms. DeMichele as to the assessments that should be occurring.  Additionally, results are to be submitted via email to both Administration and Coaches.  Remembers:  classroom teachers and enrichment teachers are the first “intervention service provider”; through the use of differentiation, etc.  Should you require the support of our Tier 3 Team Members, PPT, kindly commence anecdotal documentations.  Below is a brief overview of the school’s PPT:

 

PPT

·         A Pupil Personnel Team (PPT) is a standing Committee, within each student that uses non-judgmental, collaborative and confidential approach to review and evaluate the needs to specific students who are not demonstrating success in their current educational program.

·         The PPT uses multidisciplinary approach to examine why an individual student is demonstrating significant academic, social, behavioral and/or physical needs and then develops supportive strategies and services.

·         PPT members: Ms. Hunt, Ms. Kirshner, Mr. Ramos, Ms.  Ross, Ms. Maida, Ms. Campbell, Mr. Mehno, Ms. Suckow, Ms. J. Sanchez, Ms. C. Sanchez and Ms. Sone

·         All minutes are kept in the PPT binder located in room 308.  Please see Ms. Sylvia Rivera for a copy of the minutes. For copies of IEPs, please see Mr. Ramos.

 

By the end of this week, (September 20th), Classroom Teachers will be receiving the schedule for each service provider (ESL, Counselors, AIS, Speech, OT, PT, etc.)  Please review the date and time that your student(s) will be picked-up and make necessary accommodations for him/her to receive missed lessons.  I encourage classroom teachers and providers to work closely with one another and share lessons and strategies used in the classroom for the betterment of the child’s education.  Remember: “Together we grow stronger.”

 

Administrative class walk-throughs will commence this month; as to not interrupt the lesson, please have your lesson plan available for our review.  Please refer to the Teacher Resource Page at the MHA website for Lesson Plan Template created with the Common Core and Danielson Framework components/expectations.

 

Lastly, a reminder, that the Technology Prep periods will be conducted in the classrooms (Push-In) with Ms. Banks for the month of September 2013.

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

 

·         Morning Line-Up and Afternoon Dismissal will be held in the School Yard.

o   All Classroom Teachers: kindly pick up the updated class roster from the office in the morning.

o   All out of classroom Teachers/Staff members will be assisting with Student Class Assignment. Please pick up class roster from the office.

·         All Bus Students are to go to the Cafeteria by 2:15 p.m.  Teachers are to communicate with Ms. Ross and Ms. T. Rivera to identify the students in their class that are transported by the school bus.

 

·         Common Planning with Coaches:

o   Pre-K:  will commence at 9:00 a.m. in room 212 with Ms. DeMichele

o   Fourth Grade:  will commence at 9:00 a.m. in room 508 with Ms. Presto.

·         Staff PD will be conducted in the Powers’ Side gymnasium at 2:25 p.m. prompt.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013: 

 

·         Morning Line-Up and Afternoon Dismissal will be held in the School Yard.

·         Common Planning Sessions:

o   Enrichment Teachers:  8:00 a.m. in room 502.

o   First Grade Teachers:  12:20 p.m. in room 312 with Ms. Presto.

o   Third Grade Teachers: 8:55 a.m. in room 410 with Ms. Presto.

o   Special Ed Articulation:  9:45 a.m. in room 508 with Ms. Hunt.

·         PPT/SBST Members:  2:00 p.m. in the Library

·         2:20 p.m. prompt dismissal for students in PreK-2 grades.

o   Extended Day for students in grades 3-5:

  • PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and Enrichment Teachers please be prompt to your class – 2:25 p.m. if there is an unforeseen delay, please contact Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Hunt or Mr. Adler immediately.
  • All Teachers are to dismiss the third, fourth and fifth grade students in the school yard at 3:15 p.m.
  • Dads bring your child to school event:  4-7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013:

 

·         Morning Line-Up and Afternoon Dismissal will be held in the School Yard.

  • All Music Preps with Mr. Chen will be conducted in the Auditorium.  Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix for the Auditorium prior to taking you students to the Auditorium.
  • Parent Informational Session with Ms. Gonzalez in the Cafeteria: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Common Planning:
    • Kindergarten Teachers: 12:20 p.m. in room 211 with Ms. Presto
    • Fifth Grade Teachers:  9:50 a.m. in room 507 with Ms. Presto.

·         2:20 p.m. prompt dismissal for students in PreK-2 grades.

o   Extended Day for students in grades 3-5:

  • PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade and Enrichment Teachers please be prompt to your class – 2:25 p.m.  if there is an unforeseen delay, please contact Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Hunt or Mr. Adler immediately.
  • All Teachers are to dismiss the third, fourth and fifth grade students in the school yard at 3:15 p.m.

 

  • SLT Meeting (Members Only)  3:30 p.m. Room 207

 

 

Thursday, September 19, 2013:

 

·         Morning Line-Up and Afternoon Dismissal will be held in the School Yard.

·         All Music Preps with Mr. Chen will be conducted in the Library.  Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix for the Library/Enrichment prior to taking you students to the Library.

·         Grade Facilitators Common Planning:  1:05 p.m. with Ms. Gonzalez, room 207.

·         2:20 p.m. prompt dismissal for all students.

·         Parent Orientation Evening Event: 5-7 p.m.

 

Friday, September 20, 2013:

 

  • Wear Your Favorite Hat Day

·         Morning Line-Up and Afternoon Dismissal will be held in the School Yard.

·         Common Planning:

o   Second Grade Teachers:  9:00 a.m. room 413 with Ms. Presto.

o   PPT/SBST Members:  8:50 a.m. in the Library

  • Safety Meeting 2:00 p.m. Room 207

·         2:20 p.m. prompt dismissal for all students.

·         SBST/PPT/Providers: Classroom Program Cards due.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

  • Monday, September 23rd:
    • Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts Program – Auditions for 3rd and 4th Graders at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25th: Ms. Gonzalez’ Parent Math  Workshop: 9:00 a.m. in Cafeteria
  • Friday, September 27th:
    • Wear your White T-Shirt Day
    • Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts  Program – Auditions for 5th Graders at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30th:
    • Bronx Ensemble Student Decision Letter to be distributed to students.
    • Attendance Committee Meeting: 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 3rd: Ms. Maida and Ms. Ross at CFN’s  Counselor’s Meeting
  • Friday October 4th:
    • Wear your Black T-Shirt Day
    • Ms. Gonzalez’ “Sit, Sip & Chat” Parent Meeting: 8:30 a.m. in Cafeteria
    • Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts Program Afterschool Commences: 2:45 -4:45 p.m. Auditorium
  • Monday, October 7th:
    • Staff PD & Faculty Conference: 2:25 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
    • Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts Program Afterschool: 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. Auditorium
  • Friday, October 11th:
    • Wear your Crazy Hat day
  • Monday, October 14th:  School Closed in Observance of Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 16th:  Ms. Gonzalez’ Parent Math Workshop
  • Wednesday, October 23rd:  SLT Meeting at 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 24th:  Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
  • Friday, October 25th: Safety Meeting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 31st:  Halloween Festivities in Auditorium.  See Schedule/Prep Changes.
  • Monday, November 4th:  Staff PD & Faculty Conference 2:20-3:40 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 5th: Election Day – no school for students, PD for all Staff Members
  • Monday, November 11th:  Veteran’s Day – School  Closed
  • Thursday, November 14th:  Parent  Teacher Conferences: Afternoon and Evening Sessions
  • November 18th:   Open School Week for Parents
  • November 28th & 29th:  School Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 2nd:  Staff PD and Faculty Conference 2:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 12th:  Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
  • Thursday, December 19th:
    • Bronx Ensemble Student Holiday Show:  See Schedule/Prep Changes
    • CEC Meeting at 6 p.m. hosted by MHA 65x – Student Show
  • December 23rd – January 1st:  School Closed – Winter Holiday
  • Thursday, January 2, 2014:  School Commences
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