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Week of October 28th – November 1st :

posted Oct 26, 2013, 9:53 AM by 65jhunt@mha65.org   [ updated Oct 27, 2013, 1:11 PM by 65awebster@mha65.org ]

Week of  October 28th – November 1st :   

 

Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

 

Thank you for working so tirelessly the past weeks in every effort to complete and input student assessments and student work. It is my understanding that we received the last of the curriculum components in both ReadyGen and Go Math in the past week and both websites are functioning.  This should afford us the curriculum support to meet the needs of our students and student groups.  This week common planning will be in room 501 with Ms. DeMichele.  Our Quality Review will be conducted on October 29th and 30th.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Presto, Ms. DeMichele or Me if you have any questions or concerns.


            Teachers:  

            At last week’s professional development with Ursula Koffer, we observed the learning module based on Ms. Rios, 2nd Grade Classroom in which we were able to observe classroom practice while collecting low inference evidence of teacher practice.  This week, we will continue our work with coding and sorting our observation evidence. Please make sure to bring the entire Danielson Framework for Teaching (not the cheat sheet) so that we can align our evidence to support the level of performance for components in Domains 2 & 3.  Thank you  

            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.  Also, kindly keep the "breakfast in classroom" or "fresh fruit" transporter bags inside your classroom until the cafeteria personnel arrives to your room and picks them up.

 

We encourage all MHA staff members to check their NYCDOE and MHA email accounts daily for up to date information and deadline notices.  Please communicate with both Ms. Presto and Ms. DeMichele as to any additional support you seek with the new curriculum. Administrative class walk-throughs will be continuing into the month of November; as to not interrupt the lesson, please have your lesson plan available for our review.

 

This week Mr. Rollins, Angel, Craig, Mitch and Ramon will be working with select students in the creation of the fabulous Haunted House in the Auditorium.  The select students will be assisting during their lunch time to create a wonderful and memorial event for the MHA Campus Community this October 31st.

 

Friday is “wear your favorite sport” T-shirt.  Please assist your students in creating (coloring, etc.) a sport’s paraphernalia that they can proudly wear on Friday. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

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 months of October and             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)

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

 

·         PBIS Assembly in the auditorium

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

·         Common Planning in room 501

o   Fourth Grade:  will commence at 9:00 a.m.

o   First Grade:  will commence at 12:10 p.m.

·         Swim4Life: Class 2-409 1:00 p.m.

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

·         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 After-School Program for Grades K-2:  2:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.  Teachers"  Please escort the selected students from your class into the cafeteria as you are dismissing your students for the day.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013:  Quality Review

 

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

·         Common Planning Sessions:

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

o   PreK Teachers: 8:55 a.m. in room 501

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

o   Third Grade Teachers:  1:00 p.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. together.

o   Cheerleading and 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, October 30, 2013: Quality Review

 

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

  • Common Planning:
    • Kindergarten Teachers: 12:20 p.m. in room 501
    • Fifth Grade Teachers:  9:50 a.m. in room 501

·         Swim4Life: Class 2-408 1:00 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, October 31, 2013:

 

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

·         HAUNTED HOUSE – please see attached schedule.

·         Grade Facilitators Common Planning:  1:00 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.

·         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, November 1, 2013:

 

·         Favorite Sport T-shirt day

·         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:  9:00 a.m. room 501

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

o   First Grade Teachers:  12:15 p.m. in room 501

·         Swim4Life: Classes 2-411 & 2-413 1:00 p.m.

·         2:00 p.m. Safety Meeting room 207

·         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.

            Reader’s Café After-School Program for Grades K-2:  2:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.  Teachers"  Please escort the selected students from your class into the cafeteria as you are dismissing your students for the day.


 

 

Looking Ahead:

 

  • 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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