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Mrs. Binkley's Weekly Memo To Parents - 11/12/18

Hello Harding Parents,

     What an amazing community event last Friday!  The Jog-A-Thon was so much fun!  Parents, students, teacher and all staff participated with tremendous school pride!  A community member was walking by and decided to come to see what we were up to.  She was so taken by the joy and energy of the fundraiser that she wants to donate $500.00 to our school!  GO HAWKS!

CAST Next Steps and Take Aways
  • Last Monday and Tuesday we spent around 2 hours per grade level to evaluate the academic and social and emotional learning ofevery student at Harding.  Here are some next steps and take-a-ways:
    • Effort Rubric 4th - 6thneeded to have students see the correlation between effort and achievement - These have been passed out
    • Facilitate through Partners In Education a tutor for 6th Grade Reading - in process
    • Friendship Groups Added for January and for AOK - in process
    • Parent Education
      • At your conference, please let your teacher know what type of function you would enjoy attending - Literacy, math, how we learn, IB etc.
    • GLAD Strategies and Rules Helping ~ Show Respect - Make Good Decisions - Solve Your Own Problems
    • Facilitate Active Learning Opportunities to mitigate the creation of passive learners
    • UCSB Math Tutors Coming for all grade levels to focus on math fluency
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
  • Who takes it?
    • Students in 5th and 6th grade
    • All staff
    • As many parents as we can get - the link is attached
      • We use this information to gauge perception of school safety and  school connectedness
      • We use this information to inform our annual Student Achievement Plan
Trauma Resources for Tragedies Monday, November 12
Tuesday, November 13
  • 8:45 MALDEF (PSP) Room 1
  • 12:00 Release for Parent / Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 14
  • 12:00 Release for Parent / Teacher Conferences
  • 12:00 CBL 4th Grade to UCSB
  • 2:00 - 3:00 UCSB Pre-professional Planning (math tutors)
Thursday, November 15
  • 7:30 State of Our Schools ~ Ensemble Theater Company at The New Vic
  • Picture Make-Up Day
  • 10:00 - 11:30 TK/K/1st and 3rd Nebula Dance FT to Lobero Theater
  • 12:00 Release for Parent / Teacher Conferences
  • 6:00 DELAC
Friday, November 16  
  • 10:50 Emergency Drill - Lock Out
  • 12:00 Release for Parent / Teacher Conferences
  • 3:00 Westside Steering Committee
November 17th - November 25th - Fall Break!