Davis Staff Monday Memo
Building Better Brains!
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.
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
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find new apps and web tools for my learners?
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?
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