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Week of September 30th – October 4th:

posted Sep 28, 2013, 11:27 AM by 65jhunt@mha65.org   [ updated Sep 29, 2013, 1:05 AM by toblines1@mha65.org ]

Week of  September 30th  –  October 4th:  

 

Dear Members of the MHA PS 65x Community:

 

 Its official, Autumn is upon us: cold mornings, warm afternoons. 

 

New this week is the Morning procedures. 

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

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

·         School Yard gates will be closed at 8:00 a.m.  Late arrivals will have to enter through the main entrance.  Ms. Myrna and Ms. Ross will be at the school yard to receive bus students.

·         Late arrivals:  Ms. Joann will assist with escorting the PreK and Kindergarten students from the main entrance into their classrooms.

 

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

·         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 will be conducted in the classrooms (Push-In) with Ms. Banks for the month of September 2013. 

·         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.

·         Dismissal procedures:   All student-pick up are to enter through the school yard, Cypress Avenue gate.  Students that are not picked up by 2:25 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. will be taken to the assigned tables in the cafeteria. The teachers are to have a typed written student list with the names of the students that they are leaving in the cafeteria highlighted for Ms. Jackie or Ms. Tracy.

·         All adults are to exit through the school yard.

 

The Bronx Ensemble Arts Theater Auditions were held last week.  I expect to notify those students of their acceptance by October 1st.  Thank you for your assistance and informing the students and obtaining the permission slips on my behalf.  The Theater Program is scheduled to begin Friday, October 4th.  Only the selected students are to be escorted to the Auditorium on Friday, October 4th at 2:20 p.m.

 

New this week will be the Basketball tryouts for all third, fourth and fifth grade students.  Please see Mr. Adler for more details and permission slips.  Please assist Mr. Adler in reminding the students to return the permission slips by Tuesday, October 1st. Thank you.

 

Friday, Ms. Gonzalez will be hosting the “Sit, Sip & Chat” Parent Meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria.  Please remind your parents and your students to tell their parents to attend this event.

 

Monday, September 30, 2013

 

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

·         Common Planning:

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

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

  • Attendance Committee Meeting: 2:00 p.m.

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

·         Building Safety Committee meeting at 3p.m. in room 207.

 

Tuesday, October 1, 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:

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

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

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

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

·         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.
  • Basketball Tryouts for Third and Fourth Grade Students with Mr. Adler at 3:20 p.m. in Powers’ side gymnasium

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013:

 

  • Ms. Pat Filomena of UFT will be available during both lunch periods in the Library. Please see Ms. Ray for more details.
  • All Music Preps with Mr. Chen will be conducted in the Auditorium.

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

  • Common Planning:
    • Kindergarten Teachers: 12:20 p.m. in room 211.
    • Fifth Grade Teachers:  9:50 a.m. in room 507.

·         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.
  • Basketball Tryouts for Fifth Grade Students with Mr. Adler at 3:20 p.m. in Powers’ side gymnasium

 

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013:

 

·         Ms. Ross and Ms. Maida at CFN Counselor’s Meeting

·         All Music Preps with Mr. Chen will be conducted in the classroom

·         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:  1:05 p.m. in room 410.

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

 

Friday, October 4, 2013:


  • Wear Black Shirt Day
  • Ms. Gonzalez’ “Sit, Sip & Chat” Parent Meeting: 8:30 a.m. in Cafeteria
  • Ms. Slater from CFN will be in to meet with Select Teachers

·         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 413.

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 Commences:  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:

 

  • 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
  • Wednesday, October 9th:  Literacy Family Night Presents: Spaghetti and a Movie.
  • 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 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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