Sunday, September 15, 2019

Week of September 16th

UAI Staff News

Volume VII
Issue 5
September 16th, 2019


First Full Week.  Congratulations on completing your first full week of school for the 2019-2020 school year.  It can be a shocking transition from summer into the full swing of school, but the silver lining here is that we have three uninterrupted weeks of instruction to establish strong expectations for our learning environments and academic achievement.  Setting this strong foundations early will make for a more successful school year.

Schedule Changes or Problems.  All student schedule requests have been processed.  Please continue to use THIS FORM  if you still see problems that have not been resolved.  This week and next, we will finalize MS elective and small groups as well as AP class rosters.  By 27SEP19, all changes will be complete for the year.

Curriculum Night and Family Outreach.  This Thursday night is our annual curriculum night.  This is a required evening even for all classroom staff.  Please use your Tuesday outreach time to remind families about Thursday, and use your independent work time to prepare your classrooms and bulletin boards as per the school opening checklist.  Here is the agenda for Thursday

  • 5:00PM - 
    • All staff report to Cafeteria to welcome families and join first PTA meeting of the year
  • 5:30PM -
    • All staff report to assigned rooms to prepare presentations
    • Parents remain in cafeteria to meet deans, counselors, admin support, and partners
  • 5:45-8:00PM 
    • 8th Grade Parents will join Ms. Lauren in the library for a HS Application Workshop
    • 12th Grade Parents will join Ms. Doris & Ms. Danielle in Rm 205C for a College Application workshop
    • 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Parents will rotate through 4 different sessions
      • Session I:  Math & Science Teachers
      • Session II:  Social Studies and English Teachers
      • Session III:  Breadth Teachers
      • Session IV:  PupilPath Sign Up
    • Teachers will have 30 minutes in each session
      • 10min - Short Do Now or Activity to illustrate the type of learning students engage in at UAI
      • 10min - Review of Course Syllabi
      • 10min - Q & A

To-Do This Week

Monday Professional Development.  This Monday is our first Teacher Consultancy
  • Consultancy Protocol
    • 3:00-3:05 Announcements
      • Congratulations Jake - You've been selected to review the blog this week!
    • 3:05-3:10 Reaffirm Norms
    • 3:10-3:20 - Presenters Present Dilemma
      • 6th Grade:  
        • Phillan (presenter), Alison (facilitator)
        • Sarah M, Sarah R, Laura, JJR, Marni (group)
      • 7th Grade:  
        • Kristina (presenter), Rebecca C (facilitator)
        • Cherry, Emma, Joanna, Jake, Brenda (group)
      • 8th Grade:  
        • Natalie (presenter), Annie (facilitator)
        • Cassandra, Matthew, Amy, Christina, Pauline
      • 9th Grade:
        • Jamie (presenter), Kiri (facilitator)
        • Nick, Danielle R, Nadine, Damon (group)
      • 9th Grade:
        • Tiffany (presenter), Marsha (facilitator) 
        • Brodie, Val, Doris
      • 10th Grade:  
        • Kelly (presenter), Rebecca F (facilitator) 
        • Elena, Rachel, Nina, Amanda
      • 11th Grade:  
        • Suzannah (presenter), Joey (facilitator)
        • Tom, Judy, Juelle, Danielle I
    • 3:20-3:25 Group Asks Clarifying Questions
    • 3:25-3:35 Group Asks Probing Questions
    • 3:35-3:50 Group Discusses Dilemma without Presenter Participation
    • 3:50-3:55 Presenter Reflects
    • 3:55-4:00 Groups Reflects on Process
    • 4:00-4:10 Individual Journal Reflections

Social-Emotional Learning Updates

Per Session Opportunities

Student Recruitment Committee.  If you are interested in helping us recruit more students for the 2020-21 school year, we are looking for you!  Please reach out to Ms. Jen for more information.  We are looking for people to support us in hosting school fairs, district and citywide fairs, UAI open house and other recruitment events and duties.  


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