Horrall/LEAD is a public elementary school that implements a rigorous academic curriculum.
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Happy New Year to our LEAD Family
January 15, 2015
Happy New Year to our LEAD Family,
Thank you all for your support and belief in "All Things Great" that are happening at our special school as a result of numerous efforts on the behalf of many people! A few examples are:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Some examples of our Professional Learning for our teachers include participation in Year 2 of Early Literacy trainings this year, as well as on-going Readers' and Writers' Workshop trainings that have enhanced and enriched their teaching. Nine LEAD educators participated in Google for Education in Napa this past weekend .The team returned to the classrooms as students while at New Tech High School in Napa this past weekend to learn more about Google Classroom, Digital Portfolios, Resources for Tech Principals, Digital Photography and Story Telling, Puzzle Making, Mapping, to just name a few! Many thanks to Elisabeth Glikbarg K, Zoya Salameh 1, Matt Sullivan and Nicole Habeeb 2, Tim Merritt 3/Tech Coordinator, Heather Taft 4/ Special Education, Rebecca Slater 5, and Erin DeMartini, TOSA who joined me this past weekend.
TK/K INFORMATION MEETINGS: Come by the District TK/ Kindergarten Information Meetings for parents and the community this TUESDAY at the Bayside Performing Arts Center. Morning session is from 9-10:30 and evening session from 6-7:30. A team from LEAD will enthusiastically be there with our new LEAD banner and updated materials describing our new magnet theme as well as fliers with our TK/K Tour dates! Come on by!!!
Our LEAD TK/K and new family tours are all on Wednesdays at 10:30: January 14, Spanish speaking only,
21, 28 and February 4th, all English only. Spread the word!
REBRANDING UPDATE: Next Steps for our Rebranding include finalizing our Pitch Team who will promote our promotional video and marketing materials and meet with corporate funders and private donors to seek funding for our new magnet theme of Literacy and Digital Arts.
NO SCHOOL DAYS: Monday, January 19th is a school holiday to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tuesday, January 20th is a Staff Work Day, no students.
WEDNESDAY, January 20th: Return to school; Minimum Day, 12:20 and 12:28 Dismissal. Please pick up your children on time. We have an all staff meeting at 12:40 and office personnel will be participating.
STAFFING UPDATES: Jessica Stewart is joining our Horrall/LEAD family in Room 25 as the long term substitute while Mrs. Abbey is on medical leave. Please take a minute to greet Jessica and extend our warm Horrall/LEAD welcome! Chuck Bradley joins us as our PE sub. The District is moving towards Credentialed PE teachers who are trained in CA PE standards and who will be able to deliver the required minutes of PE. Coach Bill decided right before break to take advantage of a job opportunity closer to his home. We thank him for his service and dedication to the children and staff at our school. Our Reading Intervention teacher, Jackie Burnett is going on maternity leave this month and we are hoping to have her position filled soon; stay tuned!
GOOD NEIGHBORS: Please do not park in the Shoreview Park’s Parking spaces for their preschool program.
End of Year News
December 16, 2014
Dear Horrall Families and Community,
As we approach the Holidays and the end of 2014, it seems to be an appropriate and fitting time to celebrate our “Transition Year” ...more
LEAD Elementary School
LEADing Gains in Achievement
with Technology-based Learning
Under the guidance and leadership of Principal Pattie Dullea, LEAD is emerging as a new K-5 magnet school with a focus on Literacy and the Digital arts—an emerging field of study that uses technology to facilitate literacy, writing and creative arts through recording, video production, graphic design, coding and other mediums. LEAD will officially transition from Horrall Elementary in the 2015-2016 school year. Full-day Kindergarten was implemented in 2014-15.
The Benefits of a LEAD Education
LEAD Elementary School
Rigor + Relevance + Relationships = Increased student achievement
Empowering the students and families of LEAD Elementary is our mission, and we as teachers and role models are passionate about and committed to doing whatever it takes to effect change. We are proud to introduce LEAD as an innovative center for learning and an incubator for this region’s future talent.
The curriculum and instructional practices at LEAD
LEAD’s balanced literacy program of listening, speaking, reading, and writing is based on best practices of Early Literacy, Guided Reading, and the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop model. Mathematics and science instruction are activity and communication-based and promote investigation and higher level thinking skills.
The Structured English Immersion Program promotes English language development of English Language Learners. LEAD boasts a dedicated, well-trained staff with a wealth of knowledge in Language Arts, Technology,
English Language Development, and Differentiated instruction. Along with their dedication to academic excellence, the LEAD community believes in the development of active, well-rounded, socially responsible citizens who positively impact today and the future.
LEAD’s team of dedicated educators is working hard to close the achievement gap.
2015/2016 TK - Kinder Tours
Wednesday, January 14th
10:30 am – 11:30am – Spanish only
Wednesday, January 21st
10:30 am – 11:30 am English only
Wednesday, January 28th
10:30 am – 11:30 am English only
Wednesday, February 4th
10:30 am - 11:30 am English only
8:05 – 12:20 M-F
8:05 – 2:10 M, T, Th, F
8:05 – 12:20 W
Attendance Message Line: 650-312-7549
Daily Schedule (M-T-Th-F)
Minimum Day Schedule (W)
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