Friday, July 27, 2007

New Science Materials

With the exception of Ms. McLennon, all grade chairs (Ms Smith for Ms. Bowles) have their group's assigned science materials. In grade 2, Ms. McLennon has all of her group's materials, except for the kits which are now in the possession of the classroom teachers. Excess materials were placed back into the book room.

In order to preserve our inventory, we decided to hold some of the textbooks, until we ascertained the number of official students we will have at the opening of school.

Ms. Scott is in the process of reviewing the software we received and we are still inquiring as to when certain items, such as the grade 3 science kits will arrive at our school.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Scott or myself.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Free UTD Course for New Teachers

New Teachers can earn up to 45 MPP for participating in this free UTD course.

Please click on the application to register and get more information.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thrive and Survive

National Board Certified Teachers of Miami-Dade and the United Teachers of Dade join forces to bring their members a series of workshops and professional development experiences for teachers who are in the early stages of their teaching career.

Click Thrive and Survive for more information.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

MySpace could cost teachers their jobs

One Broward teacher could lose his job over profanity and crass photographs he allowed his students to view on his MySpace page. Scott Davis, 31, was band director at Pompano Beach High this year. But his MySpace page, which included a headline that read, I am pissed b----!, with a photo of Davis raising his middle finger, drew complaints, said chief investigator Joe Melita.

The site also included content related to sex, drugs and depression, and although Davis eventually made his page private, some of his students still had access to the site because they were connected as his friends, a district investigation shows.

Source: Miami Herald

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Primary Math Study Update

Teachers in Grades 1 and 2, Ms. Sanders, Ms. Rice and Ms. Scott;

The Saxon Pre-Training will take place as follows:

Date: 8/09/07 (NOT 8/10/07)

Time: 8:00-2:30

Location: Coral Park Elementary

1225 SW 97th Ave.
Miami, FL 33174

Mathematica will provide a snack breakfast and lunch and all participants will be compensated for the day. Follow-up training is tentatively scheduled for mid October

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms Scott or Dr. K.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

UTD Steward Special Election

Since the designated, UTD Steward of Parkway Elementary is no longer at our school, a special election will be held for her position at the beginning of the school year. Similar with normal procedures, all UTD members are eligible to seek the position, and only members of this bargaining unit may vote in the election.

Since Ms. Samuels was serving as the alternate steward at the end of last school year, she assumes the lead position until the special election and will have the opportunity to run for the office as well.

Friday, July 06, 2007

School Board Agenda

Please click the link above to view this month's school board agenda.