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.
ALERT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be aware that a number of e-mail groups exist (yahoo groups, Google groups, pencil etc.) through which parents and others have been communicating. TECA welcomes and supports the TECA community being connected. Please know that for official information from TECA the following information channels are in use: the school website (www.teca-sf.org), the auto dialer, letters by postal mail from the school on school letterhead, monthly newsletters, other flyers and hard copy communications from the school. TECA communications generally have the school letterhead, the school’s email address and/or the Executive Director as the origin of the communication. At times we post official TECA information on our Facebook page and ask groups such as the PTC google group to share our official communications with their group members. Please take note of all communications concerning TECA that you receive so that you may be cognizant of when the information is officially from the school.