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Transit Tech Daily Memo -Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

****Aristotle


Staff Announcements

  1. Staff out: Mr. Lombana, and Mr. Martinez (Late).
  2. Freshman Class Check-In: All freshman classes will be meeting in the auditorium today during second period in order to meet the staff. Please your freshman class into the auditorium at the beginning of 2nd period. (They need to to know who we are at Transit Tech. We are all invited. ) If you are available please join us in the auditorium during 2nd period in the auditorium.
  3. Senior Breakfast: Please join us on Friday, September 28, 2018, (7:30 AM - 9:39 AM) at the Transit Tech Conference Center - formerly known as the library - to celebrate our seniors. Breakfast will be served.
  4. Professional Development: If you are going to a professional development training, please see Ms. Wilson in room 230 in order to fill out a PD form. It must be done at least two weeks before the PD.
  5. Students on Suspension: If a student is placed on a principal suspension, Ms. Rodriguez will be email you the name of the student. Please, teacher, you MUST provide students with relevant work in order to ensure the continuity of learning during the suspension. All work MUST be given to Ms. Rodriguez for the days that the child will be on suspension.
  6. Signing Out: If you are signing out please do not forget to print your name and write the reason why you are signing out, and the time in the sign-out book in room 127. Also, prior to signing the book, you MUST get permission first from your AP, and second, from the Principal or the APO.
  7. Paraprofessionals: Please report to Mr. Alton immediately if your child is absent for the day, or disappears from your sight while under your care. You MUST follow your assigned student's program as well on a daily basis.

Student Announcements

  1. Cell Phones During After-School Activities: Students are responsible to secure their cell phones and other belongings. It is mandatory that they purchase a lock to secure their properties in the locker room during PSAL activities
  2. Dress Code: Ladies and gentlemen please check your attire please. Du-rags, hats and hoodies, flags etc. are not a part of our dress code and you will be reminded to remove them if you wear them in the building.
  3. Metro-cards: Please remind all students not to lose their metro-cards. If a student needs a metro-card he/she must report to Mr. Skinner in room B47A in the cafeteria during his/her lunch period in order to obtain it.
  4. Locker Rooms: All students MUST buy and use a lock in order to secure their belongings in the boys and girls locker rooms. This is mandatory. The school is not responsible for any stolen items.
  5. Missing Assignments: Please consult with your teachers in order to find out which assignments that you are missing. Your teachers will gladly work with you to give you the opportunity to make up any missing assignments.

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College and Career Readiness Speaking & Listening Standards

Literacy.CCRA.SL.1

Prepare for an participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Litearcy.CCRA.SL.2

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Literacy.CCRA.SL.3

Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Transit Tech Instructional Focus 2018-2019

To facilitate the process of students developing the skill of using evidence to support arguments in discussion, which will then transfer to stronger writing in literacy and math, and develop the communication and collaboration skills that support college and career readiness.


Today in History



1789 Congress proposes 12 new amendments to the Constitution.

1804 The 12th Amendment is ratified, changing the procedure of choosing the president and vice-president.

1846 American General Zachary Taylor's forces capture Monterey, Mexico.

1909 The first National Aeronautic Show opens at Madison Square Garden.

1915 An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.

1918 Brazil declares war on Austria.

1937 German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in Munich.

1938 President Franklin Roosevelt urges negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Edvard Benes over the Sudetenland.

1942 The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States.

1943 The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

Idiomatic Expression

learn by heart

(also learn by heart) to memorize something.

She learned the poem by heart.

let sleeping dogs lie

to leave things as they are to avoid trouble.

It would be best to let sleeping dogs lie and not discuss the problem any further.

let the cat out of the bag

to reveal a secret, usually accidentally.

She wasn't supposed to know about it. Someone must have let the cat out of the bag.

licence to print money

if a company or activity is a licence to print money, it generates a lot of money without much effort.

Advertizing companies are just a licence to print money.

Emotional Intelligence