Davis Staff Monday Memo

Building Better Brains!

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As this week closes, I want to share a Dr. Binggeli story that truly impacted me.

A man and his wife went fishing one beautiful morning. Before he knew it they were surrounded by hundreds of alligators. Nervously, his wife said, "What should we do?" The man though for a minute, and said," Shoot the biggest one that is closest to the boat."

By now school is in full swing and your plate is getting full so I just want to challenge you to always keep in perspective what truly matters. Have a very relaxing weekend.

Calendar

Quick Note: -We need more volunteers for PLC days. There is great things happening. PLEASE SHARE


Upcoming Dates

September 16th-PLC Meeting

September 23-Staff Mtg.

September 24-Think College Thursday (wear any college shirt with jeans)

***this will move to the first Thursday of the month starting in Oct

September 25-Staff PTA Breakfast

September 28-30: 5th Grade Camp

October 8-Individual Picture Day

October 12-Parent/Teacher Conferences

Spotlight on Professional Learning

Pepper

Here is the description from, Teach Like A Champion,

Pepper is a fast-paced, group-oriented activity to review familiar information and foundational skills. A teacher tosses questions to a group of students quickly, and they answer back. If the answer is wrong, the teacher will ask the same question to another student. They do not slow down for discussion. This is a fast-paced, unpredictable review of fundamentals with lots of chances for participation in rapid succession.
Share at Professional Learning Wednesday

There are some great new and innovative teaching practices happening at Davis. Please share so all of our kids can benefit! You can also add ideas you would like shared.

Want to brag on a member of Team Davis?

So many great things going on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find new apps and web tools for my learners?

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/


How do I access the building on the weekends?

Contact Brenda Terenas or Jan West


Where do I find markers/paper/supplies for my classroom?

Your team leader has those supplies.


Our assistant principal is pretty awesome. What is his favorite drink?

Coke


I need to know how to request a day off/access the copy machine/send a fax.

The staff handbook is located at: https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/document/d/1NRqWSqHZJ8cJ5w1Ck29DxImlK04MijfIdlnOd_8sUmo/edit?usp=sharing