Book Fair Notes for Teachers
The Spring Book Fair is coming! I know the kids will be excited, here are a few notes to help:
Book Fair is May 18 -22
Special Family Night Event, with the Choral Concert on May 21, 5:30-7:30pm
o Please advertise this with your families. This is a fundraiser that benefits Malvern, so buying books here helps our school.
o All students who come Thursday night will be entered in a contest to win BOOKS!
o Teachers are encouraged to attend this event as well!
Schedule of Class Visits
o Students will NOT have a preview day for Book Fair this time, please make your students aware that when they come they should bring MONEY the first time. Your class has one scheduled time to visit the book fair. Of course students who forget their money will be encouraged to create a wish list and allowed to return with money the next day or with their family to our family events.
View Schedule here
Open hours for SHOPPING
o Teachers are welcome to shop before, during or after school any day of the week Monday – Friday Buy 3 get 1 free IS in effect for this book fair!!
o The book fair will NOT be open for students until 8:15am. Please do not allow students to visit in the morning BEFORE 8:15.
o If you have a student who forgot their money on their scheduled day, they may come the next day when you decide is best for your schedule. I strongly encourage you to send students between 1-2pm, when we will have the most free time to help these students. Please send 2-4 students at a time, and ONLY those who have money.
o The Book Fair will also be completely open on Field Day, Friday May 22nd for families or students to shop. Again, please send 2-4 students at a time, and ONLY those who have money.
You or Parents can shop ONLINE instead of coming to the school, and it still supports Malvern. The link can be found on the Malvern Learning Common’s Website OR it is:
Map Testing will take place at
Malvern May 4 - 26
During this time the computer lab will NOT operate on its normal schedule. The computer lab will be closed and only open to those teachers scheduled for Map Testing. The normal schedule will resume on May 27th.
The library will also have testing taking place for several days during this time. Several class book checkout times WILL be rescheduled to accommodate the testing schedule.
Before first MAP test:
Login to your account, and assign your students the Reading, Math and Science Tests.
On test day: Come in prepared to do your best. Please do your best to be prompt. I will make every attempt to have computers running and fully functional. Students will need to open the MAP Program, while you login to the administration site and launch the test. PLEASE ENSURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT TEST. You will need to find your Saved Test Sessions and press Test Now.
Make the session name and password visible to students.
They will then select their name and test, and confirm. You will need to confirm students as they login on the administration site.
After the test: Make sure you checkout the Map Reports, Class Reports and the Learning Continuum. New teachers should discuss and explore these reports with their mentor and teams are encouraged to explore and discuss best practices.
Important MAP Information
MAP Testing Schedule
Don't remember your password?
Go to https://mckinneyisd-admin.mapnwea.org
Log in with your current MISD e-mail
Click on "forgot password"
A temporary password will be e-mailed to you.
Login to the MAP system using the link above and click on HELP.
OR post your question on our discussion board for other Malvern Teachers.
Have a resource, tip or idea to share with other teachers?
Please share on by adding a comment on this discussion page!
Understanding and Using the Reports
How to Administer Tests: Video Tutorials
Congratulations! Your new MacBook is on its way!
These should be ready for you to pick up by April 6 (and no this is no April Fools joke!). However before you can pick up your new laptop you need to prepare to give up the old one. Please be aware that you will probably never see that computer again, it may be wiped or handed to someone else in its future life. Please complete the following before turning in your laptop:
At time of turn in you will be asked to check AGAIN to ensure that all files are backed up, iTunes is cleared. When you are ready you may click on Logout and hand that computer to the MRS.
Librarian or Media Resource Specialist at Malvern Elementary School, McKinney, TX