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1 Sakamoto School Welcomes You! Back to School Night September 9, 2014

2 Introductions Tonight’s Guests: Board and District Personnel Teachers and Staff

3 About our School About 600 Students 27 wonderful teachers (24 Classrooms) 4 Special Day Classes Outstanding support staff, office and classified staff 1 administrator A truly dynamic learning community!!

4 Sakamoto School Mission Our Sakamoto community promotes life- long learning through a balanced curriculum, by guiding students to become self-motivated and achieve their highest potential. Sakamoto is a responsible, respectful, and caring school culture.

5 Vital Signs All students are proficient across subjects according to individual goals. Students are engaged in 21 st century learning through the use of technology. Students persevere in critical thinking tasks. Students feel a sense of voice, belonging, and love of learning.

6 Academic Common Core State Standards Project Based Learning & Integrated Units of Study Writer’s Workshop Guided Reading Classroom discussions and structured Language Practice RAZ kids and Reading A-Z iRead

7 Academic engage NY Computer lab, iPads, Chromebooks Google Apps for Education Keyboarding skills lessons Hands-on science and math STEAM Inquiry-based learning

8 CCSS - What has changed? Smarter Balanced Assessment Level of Text Complexity Problem solving & Critical Thinking Tasks Integration of Curriculum 21 st Century Skills - Technology 4 C’s – Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity

9 I Want to Learn More Teacher Presentations Tonight! California Department of Education Website District Parent Information Nights Sakamoto Parent Groups

10 Parent Groups PTO – 2 nd Tuesday of the Month 7pm School Site Council Elections tonight! Latino Parent Group & English Language Advisory Council Koffee Klatch

11 PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention & Support A positive and productive school climate achieved through a positive rewards system. Recognizing our responsibility not only to enforce the rules but to teach them and support our students to be successful. Act Responsibly Be Respectful Care for Others

12 Parents Can Use PBIS! At Home – Using the same language (ABC’s); Consistently reinforce expectations and positive praise Model Behaviors – In our parking lot, on and off campus

13 Campus Safety is a Priority PBIS and Anti-bullying message Social Emotional Health and Safety Students on campus Buddy system Adults on campus Sign in, Visitor’s Badge Emergency Preparedness Fire Drill, District-Wide Disaster Drill, “Lockdown” Drill Walk-n-Roll to School

14 Communication is Key Come to events and parent group meetings Parent Conferences Class and school newsletters (blue pages) Website: Facebook and Twitter ConnectEd calls and text message reminders Marquee Tuesday Envelopes Student planners Maintaining communication the key working together to be the best team for our children.

15 Thank you for Being Here Tonight!

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