Willow Creek Weekly

September 19, 2016

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Commit to Growth

Serve Others

Make a Positive Impact


Unite and collaborate to create a safe, positive, and creative community with high expectations for growth



Be Genuine

Focus on Relationship

Stay Positive


Embody Respect

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Fabulous Article on 8 Strategies Robert Marzano & John Hattie Agree On

Check out this Video!

I cannot stress enough the power of HIGH EXPECTATIONS! We must believe in kiddos and our ability to empower every single one of them!

Great Teachers Challenge Students to Succeed
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Positive Office Referrals

Thank you for using Positive Office Referrals to recognize excellence in expectations! The kids' faces light up when they hear what you have to say about them! You are making a difference by taking the time to recognize their efforts! Thank you for focusing on the positive!

PLC- Vertical Collaborative Teams

Thank you for the outstanding work completed during vertical team meetings last week. Your work is narrowing focus and closing gaps! Thank you for your commitment to ensuring that ALL kids learn!

Becky Salazar

Becky has embraced deeper learning of Guided Reading practices by agreeing to participate in Guided Reading Coaching with Dr, Griffith from TCU. She has spent the last few weeks working above and beyond for hours planning, learning, and growing. Becky has a solid commitment to growth in order to serve others and make a positive impact on primary reading! Her learning will be shared with her team and beyond, I have no doubt! Way to go, Becky! We are so very proud of you!

Anne and Sandy

A great big THANK you to Anne and Sandy! Both of you are such an added bonus to our staff! We value your knowledge and guidance but more importantly your focus on relationship and partnership! Thank you for living out our mission by committing to growth, serving others, and making a positive impact!

Would you like to celebrate someone on your team or on campus? If so, send me an email and what you would like to notice and celebrate! I'll include it in the newsletter.

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News You Can Use!


Compliance Bundles are due September 29th.

T-TESS Goals should be submitted by September 30th. Please see email in regards to Part 1 of the form.

September 30th

Early Release Day for students

Lunch provided for all staff

Professional Development in the afternoon


Please do not park in the parking spots located in the Kinder dismissal line. We need to be able to utilize all of those spots during dismissal. Thanks!

Curriculum Nights

Here is a link to the Curriculum Night PowerPoint Presentations:


District PLC Subs

Please remember that the office will obtain a sub for you when you are to attend a District PLC. This is an important piece of the process because it must be coded correctly to be properly funded. Curriculum Department pays for these subs, not campus.

Because of this, it is also important that you attend the PLC that was designated for you on the list sent out to staff. Please remember that you are representing your team and/or grade level content area. Please come back and share all that is learned with all of those that need the information.

Thank you for helping the process run smoothly. I can't wait to see all that you learn and glean from these collaborations. Thanks for representing WCES!

Social Media

There are great things happening in this building- let's share our story!

There are a few ways to do this...

  • Post pics to your Class Facebook pages or send Dana or I your pics with a description so that we can post to our Campus Facebook!
  • Add pics or videos to your class website or share pics with Angela B. to post on the campus website!
  • Tweet out great things happening in your classrooms or grade levels and use the hashtag #WeAreWCES!

*Make sure you check your FERPA no kids before sending or posting.

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Please remember to check the WILLOW CREEK OUTLOOK CALENDAR for events!

September 19, 2016- September 23, 2016


Christal to District RTI Meeting 8:00 a.m.

District PLC- SS Kinder in a.m. and 1st in p.m.


Employee Flu Shots on campus 8-10 a.m.

Curriculum Nights

6:00-6:30 p.m. 4th grade

6:45-7:15 p.m. Kinder


PLC- Collaborative Team Meetings during conference time

K- 2 A closer look at Guided Reading

3-5 Complete student level data from last week

PLC- Vertical Team Meetings at 3:00 p.m.

Complete strategy action plans for SMART goal


Christal to LEAD Meeting 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Angela Kennedy on Campus for ELAR GVC 8:30-10:30 a.m.

SPIRIT SHIRTS with jeans

As soon as kids are dismissed, please head on home for the weekend- Every Friday!

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LIfe Principle for the Week


Fill out the form below to submit your student name for this week's Life Principle. Please do so by end of day on Thursday so we can get pictures on Friday.


Spread the word about all the wonderful things happening at WCE! Share your pictures and use #WeAreWCES any chance you get!