Monthly Archives: October 2014

Progress Report on Implementation of District Goals

Each year, the PUSD Board of Education sets goals to enhance its K-12 educational program, and District staff then develop an Action Plan to achieve these goals. At the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, September 23, the principals of all six PUSD schools, along with the Director of Instructional Technology and Director of Curriculum…

Elementary Family Math Festivals

Come join us for some family math fun!  Wildwood hosted the first of the elementary family math festivals on October 14th, and it was a HUGE HIT!  The Wildwood Auditorium was packed with students in kindergarten through fifth-grade, along with their parents and siblings.  The math theme of the night was Number Sense, and students…

What’s a POM?

Problem of the Month (POM) The tri-school teaching staff attended a professional development session led by elementary specialists, Sarah Kingston and Jessica Roine, on Problem of the Month, an approach to providing differentiation for math problem-solving.  All students in kindergarten through fifth grade at all three elementary sites will be working on Level A of…

K-12 Math Teachers Unite

Elementary math specialists and secondary math teachers came together at the Professional Development day to learn several key math instructional practices presented by the Silicon Valley Math Initiative (SVMI).  These math practices, which include Problem of the Month, math talks, and a variety of assessments, given before, during, and after a math unit, are key…