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Principal's Message for Week of October 8 - 12, 2018
OCT. 11 CHEC CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL PLAN FOCUS

Increased Proficiency on PARCC and AP through Standards Aligned Projects

Our quarterly culminating event -Portfolio Presentations – will take place on  October 23 and 24th, and we look forward to welcoming many parents and other family members into our classrooms to see how students are mastering and meeting the standards.  In order to make sure parents come, it is important that they feel not only welcomed, but aware of what their child has been working on.  Now is the time to send home notes with students, reminding parents about the presentations and letting them know how much you want to see them at presentations.  A very effective tip – you can send home a brief description of what projects students will be presenting, and the higher order questions that will be discussed – so that parents can become excited about being involved in the learning.  You can also request a robo call from our Parent Coordinators, Mr. Molina and Ms. Lemus.

Students should be offered recognition and incentives for having their parents attend the presentations. The extent to which students feel prepared to present, and are proud of their work, will motivate them to make sure their parents come.  The final preparations for portfolios include the following steps:

  • 1. All students have a paper or electronic portfolio set up, with two completed, graded and revised GRASPS, the rubric, and an entry slip reflection.  The portfolio should include the students 25 Book evidence, as well as their POP sheet, and any other notes or work you have designated for the portfolio.

  • 2. The class has developed and been given higher order questions to ask and respond to during the presentations.  

  • 3. You have allowed at least half a class period for organization and rehearsal of the presentations. This must be before the actual presentations, and not on the day of presentations.

  • 4. You have set up norms and procedures for the presentation day, including several students assigned to welcome parents and visitors.

Thank you to all for your commitment to our portfolio assessment process, and we look forward to outstanding and stimulating portfolio presentations!

SHOUT OUTS
  • Kudos to the librarians for their informative and inspiring presentation on the Library in this month’s Faculty Meeting!!
  • Shout out to Ms. Whitaker, Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Carino, for coordinating our young women’s listening session with Mayor Bowser and Chancellor Alexander!!!
MEETINGS THIS WEEK:
THIS IS HOMECOMING WEEK!

Monday, October 8, 2018
Columbus Day (Holiday)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
SLC Morning Meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Departmental Planning Period Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Departmental Planning Period Meeting

Friday, October 12, 2018
ALT Team Meeting
PEP Rally
Homecoming Game
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