Vol. 32~ May 8th

Thompson's Talk

Quote of the Week

To the world you be just a teacher, but to your students you're a HERO!

What a wonderful week it has been! Thanks once again for allowing me to hang out with your kids on Tuesday! I had a blast! I hope you had a great week and that you felt appreciated.

In interviews I have had the opportunity to meet new people and talk, which as you know I love to do. One of the interviewees asked me 2 very important questions at the end of her interview. 1. In one word describe Irvin Elementary? My response-FAMILY. Our staff does such a wonderful job of banding together and we are family.

2. What is my idea of a perfect teacher? My response: To me the perfect teacher is one who takes kids from where they are and moves them where they need to be. Or even closer to the target! My ideal teacher has a heart for all students and wants them to be successful. My ideal teachers work here at JR Irvin!

Another great phrase from interviews I learned this week is "Every kid, everyday!" I loved that one too. Have a great weekend!

Ring the Bell!

  • The students were so well behaved and had a great time during their recess with Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Thompson.
  • Thanks to Ryan, Lynn, Terry, and Robyn for staying late every day this week for interviews to find their new teammates.
  • Thanks to Robert and Jo for covering classes so others could attend interviews.
  • Thanks to all of our staff this week for the differences you make in kiddo's lives.

Important Dates

May 11th

May 12th

  • STAAR Reading Re-test (Library is closed)
  • 3:15 Contest begins

May 13th

  • 4th Grade Park day

May 14th

  • 5th Grade Dress Rehearsal 1:45pm
  • 5th Grade Performance 7:00pm

May 15th

  • Field Day
  • Special Ed Teachers and Elizabeth meet with Stacee in the conference room
  • Irvin Elite cut off date

May 18th

  • 8:00-12:00 Set up for WOW showcase and eat lunch.
  • 12:00-3:00 G/T training activities

May 19th

  • 5th Grade Field Trip

May 20th

  • 4th Grade Field Trip

May 21st

  • Kickball Tournament

May 22nd

  • Kickball Tournament
  • Irvin Elite ot Branded Burger
  • Clubs

Assessment Calendar

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