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Help keep kids warm this winter! Donate winter gear to Operation Warm Hearts Dec. 8 at Oak Court Mall.
K-2 EL starts Jan. 8 ! Join us for a special EL launch party to kick off our new English Language Arts curriculum.
Know parents who need the 411 on Eureka and EL? Invite them to join our Winter Workshop learning sessions!
New teachers, we're hosting a party just for you! Make plans to attend the winter new teacher mixer on Dec. 7 .
Looking for curriculum maps and other planning documents? They have a new online home in VLP .
Nov. 30- Jan. 2018: Knowledge Tree Pop-up Shop
Nov. 30- Dec. 7: Academic Plan Listening Tour
Dec. 2: EL Launch Party
Dec. 11- 17: #4SCSFamilies week
Dec. 11- Feb 1: Winter Workshops (Spanish)
Aligned curriculum maps = social studies success!
SCS uses Achieve 3000 as an RTI resource. Although Achieve 3000 offers texts that emphasize historical content and various social studies themes, it should not be used in place of the District's social studies curriculum and resources. The social studies curriculum maps and resources provided by Curriculum & Instruction are aligned to the state's standards to ensure students are prepared for the annual TNReady Social Studies assessments, which count towards teacher, school, and district growth in grades 5-11.
SCS has love #4SCSFamilies!
We're saluting our awesome families December 11-17! Our family engagement team has a week full of celebrations planned to show appreciation for the parents and families that ensure our students are successful both in and outside of the classroom. Don't forget to shout out your favorite SCS parents on social media all week using the #4SCSFamilies hashtag!
Self-paced PD micro-credentials available in PLZ.
Micro-credentials are a new form of self-paced, virtual professional development that SCS now offers through our Edivate platform in PLZ. Learn about accessing micro-credentials and how they work here.  
We need your input on student-based budgeting!
Our finance team is working on options for our 2018-2019 school budgets and beyond. In order for us to best support you, our schools and our students, your help is needed. Please take a moment this week and to answer a few questions related to student-based budgeting. As we discuss all options related to this type of budgeting, it's critical for us to have your feedback.
Smarty Ants contest for your best smarty pants !
Teachers, do you have Smarty Ants superstars in your class? Have your best smarty pants participated in the December Smarty Ants contest for a chance to win a gift card just in time for the holidays? One class from each participating school will win! Check out the contest flyer for rules and details.
Calling all music teachers, choir and band directors! Showcase your student talent at the Memphis Library.
The Memphis Public Libraries invites SCS choirs, bands and music groups to participate in the upcoming “ Sounds of the Season” holiday caroling event. School groups are invited to the Benjamin L. Hooks Library December 1 – 21 to perform musical selections for the holiday season. For more information or to book a performance, contact Sue Schnitzer or call (901) 415-2843.
Take the benefits survey so we an serve you better!
Teachers, we want your feedback! You have the opportunity to share your thoughts on our Benefits Program through our  Benefits Program Survey. Please take five minutes to complete the survey so we can better respond to your needs. 
RTI webinars, SPED admin access coming soon!
  • RTI will have training webinars available throughout December. Webinars will cover topics, including motivating students, administering diagnostics and Ready Math best practices. Check out the full schedule here.
  • SPED department chairs will get school admin access in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your email for updates. Contact Mike Ricci for more information.
  • Need help setting up instructional groups? Check out this guide!

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