Monday Minutes

August 20, 2018

Thank you, staff, for a wonderful first week of school! I don't know about you, but I was so happy to have students back in the building! I hope that you rested this weekend!

Our first extended planning day for teachers is on September 4th - right around the corner!

Here are some important things to note:

Extended planning is designed for teachers to dig deep and plan intentionally for all students. Please be thinking now about what you and your team will tackle.

Create an agenda prior to the meeting and share it with Bryan and Wendy. Since this is an extended block of time, you will be working on things like unpacking the TEKS of an upcoming unit or working through a UbD plan.

We will send an exit ticket to all teachers participating in extended planning. This exit ticket will need to be completed by every teacher each time they participate in extended planning. The information from the exit tickets provide important feedback to the district and the board, so please make time to complete it after every extended planning session.

You will have half a day for extended planning and will need to create substitute plans for that time.

Dates for the year:

September 4

October 2

November 13

December 4

February 5

March 5

April 2

If you have questions about extended planning, please ASK!

One final note. Take care of each other. We spent a lot of time working on being vulnerable last year. While our book study focus has changed this year, that doesn't mean our care and concern for one another has changed. Be kind and assume positive intent. When we take care of each other, that helps us take care of our students.

Upcoming Events

August 20-24 - Howdy Week

August 21 - Back to school meeting, Kinder - 6:00 PM

August 21 - Back to school meeting, 2nd - 6:30 PM

August 22 - Dining for Dollars, Mooyah

August 30 - SBIC Meeting 4:00 PM

September 3- Labor Day, No School

September 4 - Extended Planning

September 5 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 7 - PTA Budget and Bagels - 8:00 AM

September 11 - All-Pro Dad's Breakfast 7:00 AM

September 12 - Principal meeting (Bryan and Wendy out AM)

September 12 - Staff meeting 3:00 PM

September 13 - Picture Day

September 13 - Camp Meeting 6:00 PM

September 14 - 4th Grade Field Trip to OLC

September 19 - Team Leader Meeting 3:00 PM

September 21 - Family Game Night 6:00 PM