January 30, 2015
Thank you so much for your quick and comprehensive response to helping the families from TECA that suffered losses in the fire on Mission. Five of our families and a total of seven TECA students were displaced by the fire.
Parents volunteered to organize the clothes and other items today.
A community member came to the school with a large parcel of toiletries and also donated to the fund here at the school.
Two of our families who were victims of the fire, were able to select clothing and other items for their children. Two of our students who lost everything in the fire were able to select from the wonderful items you sent.
You and your friends and family may donate at TECA or at our web address specifically set up for this effort: gofundme.com/l2cvmg
We will let you know at the beginning of each week the total donation collected the previous week.
A group including parents, staff and an administrator will count and verify your donations weekly. The donations will be deposited in the bank specifically for this effort. In six weeks all donations (those collected at TECA and those donated on the web) will be divided equally among our five families.
Dr. Olivia Lynch
January 29, 2015
Dear TECA Families,
Unfortunately, TECA families were affected by last evening’s fire on Mission. We will have more details for you tonight at the Exhibition and tomorrow in a correspondence home.
For now, know that tonight there will be opportunity for you to donate food, clothing and funds to support our families.
Thank you for your concern and kindness.
TECA’s Best Attendance Ice Cream Party
Happy New Year 2015!! Thank you for all the well wishes and gifts you shared with all of us (the staff) here at TECA. We wish you a happy and prosperous year.
This month we are focusing on collaboration. Collaboration is an ongoing practice in all TECA classrooms. Students work with partners. Students work in small groups. Classes inquire together concerning topics in their subject areas.
The hallmark of teacher collegial work is collaboration. One of the pivotal questions asked of prospective teaching candidates is about their interest and experience collaborating with fellow educators. There are various staff teams at work at TECA: Grade Teams, Subject Teams, Teacher Mentor Teams, Instructional Coaches Teams, Dual Language Teacher Teams, Arts Teachers Team, Technology Team, Early Childhood Teachers Team, Junior Academy Team, Project Based Learning Team, Special Education Team, Office Staff Team, Administrative Team and more.
The TECA leadership structures are systems of collaboration. They include our Parent Teacher Committee (PTC), Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), and Board of Directors.
This month we will be even more conscious of collaborating in ways that are reflective of ‘collective genius’. As adults, we know we are the models for the children. In January, there will be ample opportunities for you to view the work of the collaborative efforts of all of the TECA teams.
Our Music Concert is this Thursday. Come and rock with our student bands. All grades are represented.
We have an Awards Assembly for first semester academic achievement for all our students. Look for additional information on this important event.
Our Arts and Achievement Assembly is also taking place this month.
We culminate the month with our Student Exhibition. At this event you will be able to clearly see what teaching, learning and collaboration can produce.
Have a wonderful month. Please attend our PTC, ELAC, Site Council and Board of Directors meetings this month.
*** Every Wednesday is Parent Walk-In Day, stop by if you need to meet with me.
Dr. Olivia Lynch
January 2015 Newsletter
TECA’s Music Concert will be on Thursday, January 8th in the Gym. Parents will have two opportunities to watch the concert; one is from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the other is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The concert’s theme is: “Little Kids Rock at TECA”. Students currently enrolled in Music k-8 will sing and play modern band music on various modern band instruments.
|MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY|
Monday, January 19th will be Martin Luther King Jr. Day. TECA will be CLOSED, school will resume on Tuesday January 20th.
|FOUNTAS AND PINNELL ASSESSMENTS|
Our K through 2nd Grade Students will be taking F & P Assessments from Tuesday, January 20th to Friday, January 23rd.
TECA’s first Awards Assembly will be on Thursday January 22nd from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. At this time students will receive awards for academic excellence and achievement.
TECA’s Arts & Achievement Assemblies for this Month will be on Wednesday, January 28th. All of the assemblies will include the talents of our creative and performing arts students. This month homeroom classes will honor students for demonstrating the core value of Collaboration.
7th/8th Grades: 9:05-9:35 5th/6th Grades: 9:40-10:10
Kindergarten: 10:50-11:20 1st Grade: 11:25-11:55
2nd Grade: 12:00-12:30 3rd/4th Grades: 12:30-1:00
TECA’s first Exhibition will be on Friday January 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At this time parents will be able to see ALL the work students have done since the beginning of the year in August.
|PARENT COMMUNITY MEETINGS|
TECA has scheduled quarterly Parent Community Meetings. The dates are as following:
October 28, 2014, December 16, 2014, February 17, 2015, and April 28, 2015.
**The summary of these meetings can be found on the TECA website.
The PTC Meeting will be on January 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm.
The ELAC Meeting will be on January 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
The Site Council Meeting will be on January 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
The Board of Directors Meeting will be on January 13, at 6:00 pm.
The following dates have been designated for School Tours:
October 9th and 28th
November 13th and 18th
December 2nd and 11th
January 8th and 13th
**We would like parents to meet in the gym at 8am and have the tours start at 8:30 a.m.
October 24th 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nov 12 2 – 4p.m., Dec 9 12:30-2:30p.m., Jan 14 2-4p.m.