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Week of October 14th – 18th:

posted Oct 13, 2013, 12:22 PM by 65jhunt@mha65.org   [ updated Oct 13, 2013, 1:24 PM by 65awebster@mha65.org ]

Week of  October 14th – 18th:   

 

Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

 

            Thank you to all the MHA members that made the Literacy Family Night: Spaghetti and a Movie a wonderful success.  We had over 250 participants. 

 

            Please go on the MHA website under the “drive” “shared with me” tabs to review the Flipcharts for Go Math Chapter 2 curriculum.  Thank you Ms. Tracy O’Blines; for assisting all of us in providing easy access to the flip charts and other Go Math guides.  We appreciate all you do.

 

            We are happy to announce our partnership with St. Mary’s Recreation Center.  Our second graders will be participating in the Swim4Life program.  Teachers, please urge your students, of all grades, of the swimming afterschool program at St. Mary’s.  They have other afterschool programs at well. 

 

            Commencing this week on Friday, October 18th, is the basketball afterschool program. Please see Mr. Adler for more details.

 

Reminder:

·         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 October 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.

·         September’s Running Records, Math Baseline, etc. assessments are due to the Coaches, Ms. Gonzalez and Me October 16th.

 

Monday, October 14, 2013:  Columbus Day Observed: School will be closed.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013: 

 

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

·         Common Planning Sessions will be held in room 501 unless otherwise noted.

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

o   First Grade Teachers:  12:20 p.m. in room 501.

o   Third Grade Teachers: 8:55 a.m. in room 501.

o   Special Ed Articulation:  9:45 a.m. in room 508. – Presenter:  Ms. Samantha Slater CFN

·         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. together.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

 

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

  • Math Parent Workshop with Ms. Gonzalez in Cafeteria at 9:30 a.m.
  • Common Planning:
    • Kindergarten Teachers: 12:20 p.m. in room 501.
    • Fifth Grade Teachers:  9:50 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.

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013:

 

·         Please See Ms. Cintron for Schedule change:

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

·         Grade Facilitators Common Planning:  12:10 p.m. in room Library.  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.

 

Friday, October 18, 2013:

 

  • Wear Blue and Yellow day

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

·         Common Planning:

o   Second Grade Teachers:  9:00 a.m. room 501.

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

·         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.

 

Looking Ahead:

 

  • 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.
    • Black and Orange
  • Tuesday, October  29th:  QUALITY REVIEW
  • Thursday, October 31st:  Halloween Festivities in Auditorium.  See Schedule/Prep Changes.
  • Friday, November 1st:  Favorite Sports T Shirt
  • 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
  • Friday, November 8th: Pink Day
  • Monday, November 11th:  Veteran’s Day – School  Closed
  • Thursday, November 14th:  Parent  Teacher Conferences: Afternoon and Evening Sessions
  • Friday, November 15th: Blue Day
  • 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.
  • Friday, December 6th: Stripes Day
  • Thursday, December 12th:  Pre-K Non-Attendance Day
  • Friday December 13th: Favorite Cap Day
  • 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
  • Friday, January 24th: Number Shirt day
  • Friday, January 31st: Super Hero Shirt
  • Friday, February 7th: Favorite Musical Group
  • Friday, February 14th: Red Day
  • Friday, February 28th: Inside-Out Day
  • Friday, March 7th: Twin Day
  • Friday, March 14th: Green Day
  • Friday, March 21st: Cartoon T-Shirt
  • Friday, March 28th:   Favorite Basketball Team
  • Friday, April 4th:  Favorite Baseball Team

 

 

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