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Week of December 2nd – 6th :

posted Nov 29, 2013, 6:04 PM by 65jhunt@mha65.org   [ updated Nov 30, 2013, 9:15 PM by 65awebster@mha65.org ]

Week of  December 2nd – 6th :   

 

Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

 

Happy December!!!  Please check out our MHA website for Ms. Tracy O’Blines’ monthly thematic trivia, games and more; please share with our students.

 

Please note that common planning this week will be with Ms. Presto in room 501.

 

Thank you for welcoming Ms. Sharon Marianetti-Leeper, of the FRIENDS-Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY).  Ms. Sharon will be in room 554, Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays.  In effort to continue PS 65’s vision and NYSDOE’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program, this Friday, December 6th, select staff members will participate in the VNSNY and NYU’s TST (Trauma Systems Therapy) focus group workshop.  More information about our partnership will be discussed at our Faculty Conference Monday afternoon.

 

Please see below:

 

 

Reminders:

·         Teachers attending workshops out of the building are to email the grade facilitator, Ms. Gonzalez and Me their lesson plan for the substitute teacher, by 3 p.m. the day before the date of the workshop.  Additionally, log on to Sub Central and order a sub-teacher ASAP.

·         Students will be allowed into the auditorium approximately 7:55 a.m. 

·         Teachers are to meet their students in the auditorium by 8:00 a.m.

·         Please continue to discuss the PBIS matrix in all of the classes (including Enrichment classes) to ensure the safety of all MHA members

·         Technology Prep periods and Music (Mr. Chen) Prep periods will be conducted in the classrooms (Push-In) for the month of November 2013. 

·         Administrative class walk-throughs will continue 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.

·         Teachers that have Breakfast in the Classroom and Fresh Fruit:  Please do not return or throw out any of the food.  Instead, please send the extra food to Ms. Jackie in the main office (ext 2053).  The carry bag and tray must stay inside the classroom until the Cafeteria Designee arrives and requests the bag or tray.

·         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.

 

 

Monday, December 2, 2013

 

·         Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix prior to taking your students to all of the enrichment programs.

·         Ms. Joseph at G&T Testing Meeting

·         Ken Lowenstein and Mary Shamon from the CFN in the building

·         Common Planning in room 501

o   Fourth Grade:  will commence at 8:45 a.m.

·         Swim4Life: Class 2-409 12:00 p.m.

·         Staff PD & Faculty Conference 2:20-3:40 p.m.

·         Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts After-School Program:  2:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Teachers:  Please escort the selected students from your class into the auditorium as you are dismissing your students for the day.

·         Reader’s Café Afterschool Program: 2:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Please escort your students from your classroom into the cafeteria as you are dismissing your students for the day.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013: 

 

·         Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix prior to taking your students to all of the enrichment programs.

·         McKinney Vento – Leadership Program with Vince and Matt: Select Second Graders 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

·         Common Planning Sessions:

o   Third Grade Teachers:  8:45 A.M. p.m. in room 501

o   Special Ed Articulation:  9:30 a.m. in room 513. Ms. Santiago, Presenter. (continuation)

o   PBIS articulation: 10:15 in room 501

o   First Grade Teachers:  11:55 a.m. in room 501

·         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.

o   Basketball Practice in the Power’s side gymnasium: 3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Teachers:  Please escort the selected students from your class into the gymnasium as you are dismissing your students for the day.

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013:

 

·         Picture Day – Please see schedule

·         McKinney Vento – Leadership Program with Kristina: Select Fourth Graders 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix prior to taking your students to all of the enrichment programs.

  • Winter Holiday Concert Rehearsal with Mr. Sefa in the Auditorium:
    • 8:50 – 9:40 a.m. classes 2-408, PreK 212 & PreK 213
  • Common Planning:
    • Enrichment Teachers at 8:00 a.m. in room 502
    • Fifth Grade Teachers:  9:30 a.m. in room 501
    • Kindergarten Teachers: 11:55 p.m. in room 501 (to be continued into room 204.)

·         Students meet Swim4Life: Class 2-408 12:00 p.m.

·         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.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013:

 

·         Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix prior to taking your students to all of the enrichment programs.

·         McKinney Vento – Leadership Program with Kristina: Select Third Graders 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

·         Grade Facilitators Common Planning:  11:55 a.m. in room 51.  Please bring all pertinent student data.  See MOSL committee member or Ms. Gonzalez for more details.

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

·         Cheerleading and Basketball Practice in the Power’s side gymnasium: 2:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Teachers:  Please escort the selected students from your class into the gymnasium as you are dismissing your students for the day.

 

Friday, December 6, 2013:

 

·         Wear Stripes Day

·         Bulletin Boards due:  Social Studies Theme

·         TST Focus Group Workshop – Select Staff Members: Please see schedule

·         Classroom Teachers, please be sure to review the PBIS Matrix prior to taking your students to all of the enrichment programs.

·         Common Planning:

o   Second Grade Teachers:  8:45 a.m. room 501

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

·         Swim4Life: Classes 2-411 & 2-413 12:00 p.m.

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

·         Bronx Ensemble Theater Arts After-School Program:  2:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Teachers:  Please escort the selected students from your class into the auditorium as you are dismissing your students for the day.

·         Cheerleading Practice in the Power’s side gymnasium: 2:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Teachers:  Please escort the selected students from your class into the gymnasium as you are dismissing your students for the day.

 

 

 

Looking Ahead:

 

  • Tuesday, December 10th: Samantha Slater of CFN 203 in Building
  • Thursday, December 12th:  Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
  • Friday December 13th:
    • Favorite Cap Day
    • Safety Committee Meeting at 1 p.m. in room 207
  • Thursday, December 19th:
    • Bronx Ensemble Student Show:  See Schedule/Prep Changes
    • CEC Meeting at 6 p.m. hosted by MHA 65x – Student Show
  • Friday December 20th: Red And Green
  • December 23rd – January 1st:  School Closed – Winter Holiday
  • Thursday, January 2, 2014:  School Commences
  • Friday, January 10th: Mismatched socks
  • Friday, January 17th:
    • Purple Day
    • Basketball game: P.S. 385 at P.S. 65
  • Friday, January 24th: Number Shirt day
  • Friday, January 31st:
    • Super Hero Shirt  
    • Basketball game: P.S. 65 at PS. 385  
  • Monday, February 3rd:Basketball game: P.S. 65 at P.S. 49
  • Friday, February 7th: Favorite Musical Group
  • Friday, February 14th: Red Day
  • Mid-Winter Recess:  February 17th – 21st
  • Monday, February 24th: School re-opens
  • Friday, February 28th:
    •  Inside-Out Day
    • Basketball game: P.S. 49 at P.S. 65
  • Friday, March 7th:
    • Twin Day
    • Basketball game: P.S.65 at P.S. 5
  • Wednesday, March 12th:  Parent Teacher Conference Afternoon and Evening session
  • Friday, March 14th: Green Day
  • Monday, March 17th: P.S. 65 at P.S. 161
  • Friday, March 21st: Cartoon T-Shirt
  • Friday, March 28th:  
    • Favorite Basketball Team
    • Basketball game: P.S. 5 at P.S. 65
  • Monday, March 31st:  Basketball Game: P.S. 161 at P.S.65
  • Tuesday, April 1st: NYS ELA 3-5 Day 1 Test
  • Wednesday, April 2nd: NYS ELA 3-5 Day 2 Test
  • Thursday, April 3rd:  NYS ELA 3-5 Day 3 Test
  • Friday, April 4th
    • Favorite Baseball Team
    • Basketball Game:  P.S. 1 at P.S. 65
  • Friday, April 11th:  Last date for Teachers to submit Artifacts
  • Spring Recess: April 14th – April 22nd
  • Wednesday, April 23rd:  School re-opens.
  • Wednesday, April 30th: NYS MATH 3-5 Day 1 Test
  • Thursday, May 1st: NYS MATH 3-5 Day 2 Test
  • Friday, May 2nd: NYS MATH 3-5 Day 3 Test
  • Memorial Day:  Monday, May 26th
  • Thursday, June 26th:  Last Day of School for Students and Teachers.

 

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