Bulletin-01-3-2017 - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

/ Maria Tukeva, Principal

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Happy New Year to all members of the CHEC Community! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break, and has returned refreshed and ready to end this semester strong, and head into Semester 2 even stronger.

Each day of the rest of this semester is extremely important, as we use this time to assess students progress through authentic measures, such as portfolios, and more traditional assessments, such as short cycles and interim assessments and finals.

Here are some key dates to remember:
  • Week ending January 6 – Short Cycle assessments aligned to interims in all classes
  • Week Ending January 13 - Short Cycle assessments alignedt to interim assessments in all classes
  • January  12 (periods 1,2 3MS) and January 13 (periods 3HS,4,5,6)

Portfolios are presented in all classes
  • January 17 and 18 – Interim/Mid Term/Final in all Classes
  • January 19 – Advisory 2 ends

It is extremely important that everyone follows these timelines, so that we can have all grades ready on time. In the case of portfolios, there can be NO exceptions to these dates and times, since parents have been invited.

Please see the grade reporting timeline below:

Second Term Report Cards

January 3 - Mark entry window opens in ASPEN at 12:01 a.m.

January 11-Jan. 18 - Finals/Midterms

January 19 - Last day of Term 2/Semester 1 (Records Day)

January 27 - Teachers submit marks via ASPEN by 11:59 p.m.

January 30 - Principals should:

1.       Print missing marks report from ASPEN
2.       Review marks entry reports
3.       Resolve any missing points

February 1 - GPAs run by Central Office
 
February 2-3 - Schools print and prepare report cards for mailing
 
February 3 - Report card envelopes postmarked

PLEASE REMEMBER TO COLLECT WINTER HOME LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS AND GIVE STUDENTS CREDIT

PORTFOLIO PRESENTATIONS AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Our Parent Involvement Goal is to have at least 20% of our parents come and participate in portfolio presentations.  We have sent invitations as a school, but parents will be more apt to come if they receive a personalized invitation from each teacher.  If you want to mail and invitation, please give it to the main office with your list of students. You can send an invitation home with students. Or, you can do a personalized connect ed message.  Let parents know what the essential questions are, the topics, and how the presentations will be interesting. Offer incentives to students… there are many ways to encourage participation.  Once again, the teacher who has the most parents attending will receive a Best Buy gift card!
January 3 - January 6, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE
Focus on Instruction
Leadership Team and Other Updates
Shout Outs
Opportunities and Updates
Ambiente, creating a climate for learning
Sports - Griffins Update!
Thought for the Week
Weekly Calendar
Upcoming Events and Activities
SPORTS UPDATE - LAST WEEK'S RESULT

Lincoln
Girls Basketball 0 – 1
Boys Basketball 2 – 1

Bell
Junior Varsity Basketball 0 – 4
Varsity Girls Basketball 5 – 4
Varsity Boys Basketball 3 – 4

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS SCHEDULE  

Monday
No Games

Tuesday
No Games

Wednesday
Indoor Track Invitational at
PG Sports Complex @10:00
JVB vs. Coolidge at Coolidge @ 4:00
VGB vs. Coolidge at Coolidge @ 6:00
VBB vs. Coolidge at Coolidge @ 8:00

Thursday
No Games

Friday
JVB vs. Ballou at Ballou @ 4:00
VGB vs. Ballou at Ballou @ 6:00
VBB vs. Ballou at Ballou @ 8:00

Saturday
No Games
WEEKLY CALENDAR         
 
Monday
Holiday

Tuesday
SLC Morning Meeting

Wednesday
SLC Morning Meeting
Department Meeting

Thursday
Department Meeting
Faculty Meeting

Friday  
No Meetings

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES




Members of the CHEC staff and Faculty gathered to thank Accountant Fred Williams for his years of service to CHEC.  He will be missed!  George Moorefield, former Accountant, will return to serve as Accountant again.  Thank you and best wishes, Mr. Williams!






THE LITTLEST CHEC GRIFFINS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS






JANUARY FACULTY MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
 
 
We will have our January Faculty Meeting this Thursday, January 5, at 3:30 pm in the Cafeteria.  The focus will be on our Schoolwide Restorative Justice Plan, and the Restorative Justice Team will facilitate.   Please be reminded that punctual attendance to all faculty meetings is required.  


POLAR PLUNGE 2017
Support Special Olympics DC!
Submitted by Kaitlin Settle Athmer

For every $50 CHEC raises, we can send a student, teacher, or staff member to jump into the ice-cold water on February 10th, 2017! This event not only raises money for Special Olympics DC, but it also promotes the "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign, the fight against the derogatory use of the "R-Word", retarded. Please consider donating any amount to our school's fund, taking the plunge yourself, or coming along for encouragement or pure entertainment! Contact Kaitlin Settle Athmer in A212 x5105 kaitlin.settle@dc.gov for more information!



 
LIBRARY UPDATE

 
Submitted by Angela Martinez and Angela Falkenberg

 Did you know that all DCPS staff and students now have access to the Microsoft Office 365 and five free downloads of Microsoft Office 2016?!  To learn more and for staff login information visit
https://dcps.instructure.com/courses/32572. Your username and password for Canvas (to view the link above) is the same as your email login information.











SHOUT OUTS

  • Shout outs to Ms. Martinez and Ms. Falkenberg for a great distribution of keyboards for the middle school students!
  • Shout out to Ms. Malcolm for coordinating a poetry slam team with Split the Rock!
  • Kudos to the Music Department for participating in the Ward 1 Senior Holiday Concert!!
  • Shout out to the Maintenance and Operations Team for cleaning and freshening up the building over the break!
  • Kudos to all administrators and office staff who kept our services open to the public over the break, and who followed up on critial work tasks!!



THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
Submitted by Suzannah Weiss







OPPORTUNITIES AND UPDATES

The Leadership Team will continue to meet every other Wednesday this year, and the Academic Leadership Team (ALT) will meet every other Wednesday.   The ALT met last Wednesday, December 14, and our next ALT/Leadership Team meeting will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017.  At this meeting, we will continue to track progress on the comprehensive school plan, and analyze the results of the short cycles. The notes and minutes from all meetings are available on the CHEC Portal. The Academic Leadership Team is a group of teachers, counselors, and administrators who meet every other week to discuss school needs, and plan for improvements.  The Leadership Team designs the school’s comprehensive school plan, and helps in its implementation.  Please consider joining the Leadership Team this year.   It is open to all faculty and staff.  We need the involvement and voices of all.    Remember, Leadership team meetings are open to all who are interested in schoolwide decision-making and leadership.  You can come once, or as many times as you like, but please make your voice heard!

CLIMATE

During and after the holidays, many students and staff experience additional stress.  Please draw upon the strategies our PGT shared at our last faculty meeting, as well as the Restorative Circles we have learned about. Remember our goal of consistency so that students experience consistent expectations and support.  Please also remember our shift to Restorative Justice.    Use CHAMPS and PBIS to support your classroom climate!  INVITE MS. CAMPBELL TO YOUR CLASS DOJO SO THAT SHE CAN HIGHLIGHT YOUR GREAT PBIS WORK.
 

The Deans will be chairing the School Climate and Culture Team.  Please join to make your voice heard on the School Climate and Culture.

 
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
 
Please do not cover up the windows to your classroom or office doors. This should only be done in the event of an active shooter drill or event.  Other than that, it is a safety hazard to cover the windows.  Administrators will be checking on this periodically and asking maintenance to remove any windows that are covered.

NOMINATE A STUDENT OF THE WEEK!!!
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