What kind of apps (applications) are you downloading on your smartphone these days? Are they mostly games? Tsk! Tsk! How about one for work and not just play? Go to your “App Store” on your phone and search for CamScanner*. This app will allow you to take pictures of paper documents (School Closures, Toshiba Copier Meter Readings, Attendance, etc.) and it will scan it into your smartphone. It’s crooked? Don’t worry, you’ll get a chance to crop it and straighten it out. It will then turn your scan into a PDF. PSP teachers in lonely bungalows and designated spaces will no longer have to find the fax machines. You could just go to the file/image/document on your phone and email it directly to our inbox. =-) Help us, help you.
*Royalties and/or commissions were not collected from this posting. Too bad. =-(Filed under Tech Related | Comment (0)
Winter is here and the signs are everywhere. We are anxious for the holidays… the smell of fresh pine trees are all around… and to think! the possibility of hibernating during those chilly winter mornings… but all of that is warmed by the chance to see you all on December 20th @ Beaudry.Filed under Meetings | Comment (0)
Dear Title I Teachers,
You DO NOT have to pay attention to me if your school or schools are not participating in the Ticket to Read Challenge; HOWEVER, if you are participating in the Ticket to Read Challenge, please listen up!
The “Get Ready for the Ticket to Read Challenge” flyer states that “all student participants will receive an appreciation certificate”. I emailed Cecilia Ortiz at Voyager Learning to see who would be responsible for creating the certificates with the students’ names. I received a response from Cecilia this morning indicating that “each school will be able to print out Certificates from Vport”.
I am going to make a huge assumption that you did not anticipate having to create the “appreciation certificate”; however, if you don’t do it, the students at your site won’t be acknowledged for their efforts. I would like to suggest that with parent conferences occurring at many of the schools AND schools preparing for their holiday program may provide you with an opportunity to begin creating the certificates.
I am so sorry to add this layer of work on to your already hectic schedule, please let me know if I can be of assistance.
(If you want to just print out certificates and fill in the names, click here for a copy of a BLANK T2R Participation Certificate) Terin.Filed under Ticket to Read | Comment (0)
‘Tis the season for turkeys all around. Some of us stop doing things “cold turkey” and I’ve been known to “talk turkey.” (No, it doesn’t mean who’s going to make the turkey and how it’s going to be prepared. I do want to try a bacon wrapped turkey though. Gobble! Slurp!) Every now and again we call a friend or pet-friend a turkey. Lovingly, of course. Whether you have a turkey next week or any other fowl… Enjoy yourself, your family, and friends. We are thankful and love every turkey in the Title I, Private Schools Family. Happy Thanksgiving!Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Have you progressed monitored in the last 3 weeks? Based on a mClass report on the fidelity of progress monitoring our students, the data indicates that not all teachers have properly assessed their students. Please make sure that- (1) Your testing data has been synced to your mClass account. (2) Your DAZE PM scores have been entered.* (ONLY if applicable. You might have assessed your students in other areas.)
*Entering DAZE PM Scores:
-Log into you mClass account.
-Click on to the grade/roster. You should see a Class Summary of Scores for the class.
-Click on the student’s name.
-To the left of the report, you will see all the measures assessed in this grade. Go down to the bottom, you might have to scroll, but DAZE is down there. Keep looking to the left of the screen. To the left! To the left! Everything you want is in the box to the left.
-Click on that image of a data graph/chart.
-Click on ENTER RESULTS. Tada! =-)
It is with great joy and sadness that I inform you that Maribel Morales has accepted a temporary position at Garden Grove Elementary School. This is a promotion for her with the added bonus of being 15 minutes away from her home and the opportunity to have more time to spend with her daughters Vasti and Sulamita. We are all very excited for her to have this opportunity and I know we all wish her our very best!
I am requesting that you be extra patient through this transition as Maribel’s leaving will create quite a void in the operations of the program. Ramona Alonzo, will be assuming many of the clerical responsibilities that Maribel handled in the office. You can reach Ramona at: 213-241-7029. Ramona will be answering the Private School’s line and checking the absence line, along with many other responsibilities.
Cindy Delos-Santos-Iya will be handling all invoices submitted for payment by Third Party Companies and individual vendors. All invoicing procedures will remain exactly the same. The only difference is Cindy will be processing your invoice. Please contact me initially with any invoicing issues as Cindy begins to familiarize herself with your contracts. I have had the opportunity to work with both Ramona and Cindy before joining our program and I can say they are both top notch. We are fortunate that they have been assigned to us. The transition won’t be easy but having Ramona and Cindy will soften the bumps.
I mentioned above that Maribel’s new position is temporary. If she returns to the program it would only be for a brief time until she could secure a permanent school site position.
Please join me in wishing Maribel congratulations on her promotion as of today, Monday, November 18th will be her last day. She begins her new School Administrative Assistant assignment on Tuesday.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me either by email or phone at 213-241-7055.
Tina SaundersFiled under Updates | Comment (0)
From Ron Jones- Please refer to your Time-Task Calendar to see if you have met all of the deadlines. We are missing Class Groupings, Bar Scan Inventories, many of the Parent Meeting documents, as well as others. Send them ASAP. Extended Day Schools need to submit forms as well. Use your Time-Task Calendar to check off the dates you submitted your forms. Please make sure you are all caught up as Tina will be making contact with individuals for missing items. If you need assistance, please contact the PSP office. Thank you.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)