TGIFAST News

January 15, 2016

Priorities for the Week

  • Today: Student holiday

  • Today by 9am: HS upload SS tracker to One Drive

  • Today by noon: timesheets due

  • Today by 5:00pm: pulse check survey follow-up posted in TVS

  • Monday: HOLIDAY!

  • Tuesday: Team Meeting 9-10am

  • Friday 10-11am: All Staff Meeting (required)

Upcoming Meetings & Trainings

  • Today: NO 3-8 or HS staff meetings
  • 1/26: FAST PLC at 2:00--Overcoming Roadblocks (required)
  • 1/28: FAST NDP at 2:00--FAST & Special Programs (optional)
  • 2/9: FAST PLC at 2:00--Retaining Students (required)
  • 2/12: Virtual All Staff PD 9:00am - 1:00pm (required)
  • 2/23: FAST PLC at 2:00--Motivation (required)
  • 2/25: K12 Promising Practices Conference (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • 3/18: All Staff March STAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 4/22: All Staff May STAAAR Training 12:00-1:30 (required)
  • 6/14: All Staff Summer Testing Training 9:30-10:30 (required)

*For K12 trainings, you need to enroll in any sessions at least one hour prior to the training.

Important Dates

1/15: Student Holiday/Staff Work Day

1/18: MLK, Jr. Holiday

1/22: All Staff Meeting 10-11am

1/31: Region 10 Compliancy Courses deadline (all staff)

1/31: January Expense Reports due

2/12: Virtual PD all staff 9am-1pm

2/15: President’s Day Holiday

"The time is always right to do what is right."

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reminders & Updates

  • Since today is a student holiday, please do not give any FEPs if a student does not attend a BOT meeting. Strong Start teams: You can continue to make welcome calls today.

  • Every school year, employees of Texas schools are required to take several courses in order to comply with state and federal laws. Please see the email I sent on 12/10 regarding the Region 10 Compliancy Courses. All staff will need to complete those courses by COB January 31, 2016.

  • The next school-wide pulse check survey will be EMAILED to all families on Tuesday, January 19th.

  • Grades 3-8: Benchmarks are open through next Friday so you can still include that on any BOTs for next week.

Welcome Call Notes

Remember that all notes need to be posted within 2 weeks of the student’s start date!

· Start date 1/4: note posted by 1/15

· Start date 1/11: note posted by 1/22

· Start date 1/19: note posted by 1/29

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Jessica McDowell! Her proposal was chosen and she will be presenting on what a FASL does at the K12 Promising Practices conference next month!

SHOUT OUTS!

TO: Tarrah Lancaster

FROM: Seana Baughman

Thanks for calling to visit the other day. It was good to hear your perspective and look at things together. Sorry I didn't have an answer but so appreciate hearing what works for others. Hope I get to talk to you again soon!

TO: Val & Shelby

FROM: Kari Banks

Thank you for your great working notating the accounts of the withdrawn students.

TO: Mindy

FROM: Kelly

Kudos to volunteering to take notes during the K12 PLC on Tuesday!


This area will allow our team to give a shout out to another FAST team member! If you would like to post one, click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XZZfonebwhGIz80twdPyzv4Ml64yDcfNZtPp8s1ubJY/viewform?c=0&w=1

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FAST MISSION

The Family Academic Support Team’s Goal is to ENGAGE students in their education, EQUIP families with the necessary tools, ENCOURAGE them to be successful, EMPOWER families to meet EXPECTATIONS.