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Weekly Blast 4/12/21

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -Aristotle

Happy first day back!

I hope that all of you had a relaxing, refreshing, and restful Spring Break. I hope that you were able to spend time with family and friends, and got to do something that let you completely disconnect from school. Now that we are back from Spring Break, we have just a few short weeks of school left. This is not the time to let up, it's time to hunker down and give our kiddos the best instruction that we can.

This week we are having our All Cohort meeting that was postponed from before Spring Break. Molly posed the question in GroupMe before Spring Break asking if you would prefer the meeting to be before or after the break. Most people who responded said that they would prefer after break, so it will be this Thursday 4/15/21 at Coolidge Park from 5 - 6:30 PM. This is a pretty low key event. We are going to set up at the park, have some food, give you a little gift, and just get to know and see each other. We understand that you may have a lot to do, so you can either come and stay the whole time or you can drop by, get your food and gift, and then leave. We will provide dinner from Mojo Burrito. Please fill out the Google form here, so that we can order the food that you want. Please keep your order at $10 or less.

Are you looking for a great summer job opportunity? Are you great at organization and operations? Then, we have the job for you! We are looking for an Operations Specialist to help with Pre service training. This is a paid position, and training for the role starts today (April 12th), so we are looking to hire someone for this role quickly. If you are interested in this summer position then check out the job description here . If you would like to apply for the position, here is the link to apply. If you have any additional questions then I will refer you to Tia Stewart, who can give you more details on the role.

1 CMs, you have Theory of Change meetings coming up at the end of April and beginning of May. We are offering 5 different sessions beginning April 27th and going through May 3rd. YOU ONLY HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION. You should have received an email with a sign up sheet and some directions. Please make sure to fill out the form stating which date you will attend. There is some pre-work that is involved, so check your email for more information.

We are excited to see you all on Thursday! If you need anything before then, reach out to us! Have a great first week back!

-Molly, Courtney, and Janiel

Dates to Remember:

  • April 15th All Cohort Meeting @ Coolidge Park 5-6:30

  • April 22nd Equity Chatt- All Cohort

  • April 27th 1 CM Theory of Change event (Option 1) 5:00-6:15 EST

  • April 28th 1 CM Theory of Change event (Option 2) 5:00-6:15 EST

  • April 29th 1 CM Theory of Change event (Option 3) 5:00-6:15 EST

  • May 3rd 1 CM Theory of Change event ( Option 4) 5:00-6:15 EST

  • May 4th 1 CM Theory of Change event (Option 5) 5:00-6:15 EST

  • Week of May 3rd and Week of May 10th End of Year Conversations

  • May 20th Alumni Induction (2 CMs)

  • May 26th End of Year Celebration (All Cohort)

Action Items:

  • New 1 CMs check your email to sign up for Theory of Change event and pre-work.

  • New Register for Equity Chatt

  • Check your email every Friday and respond by Sunday evening if you get an email asking you to schedule an observation and debrief.

  • Rigorous Instruction Pod: Share weekly lesson plans with Molly

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