Best Plays of the Week

May 2-14, 2016

This Week We Celebrate You!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!! We hope you enjoy your treats this week. They are small tokens of our appreciation for your hard work. You are all amazing and our students are so lucky to have you here! Have a great week! Enjoy the video!


Teacher Appreciation Day 2016

Staff Appreciation Luncheon-JOIN US!

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Best BIGGEST Loser Results

1st Place-Rosa Moreno 10.6% loss and $142 awarded

2nd Place-Elizabeth Ross 8.6% loss and $107 awarded

3rd Place-Lisa Cirella 4.8% loss and $72 awarded


Summer Bridge Program- Letter to Parents

Dear Best Parents,

This letter is to invite you to an informational meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm regarding an exciting new initiative at Best Elementary—the Summer Bridge Program! The Summer Bridge Program is not the traditional summer school program being offered from June 7th through July 1st, 2016. It is a brand new program being offered in addition to summer school on Mondays-Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm between August 1st through August 12th, 2016. The Summer Bridge Program is open to all incoming 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Best students. The purpose of this program is to help our students get a “jumpstart” to their new grade level expectations. To learn more information about the Summer Bridge Program, please join us in the Best library on May 12th at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Who: All incoming 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Best Elementary students

What: The Summer Bridge Program

Where: Best Elementary

When: August 1-12, 2016 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Why: To help students get a “jumpstart” to the 2016-2017 school year

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Windows 365!

Staff, you can now download Office 365 on up to 5 devices at home! There is an eCourse in Eduphoria to learn about Office 365 and show you how to download it on your HOME computers or devices. The training in Eduphoria will take about 20-30 min max to complete but you will get a full hour of tech credit.

To access the course in Eduphoria – go to eCourses or you can just click in the Technology area and it will be the first item on the list. You MUST REGISTER for the course to start taking this online course.

To access this course after you register - click on MY PORTFOLIO and then click on the course listed and go to the Course Content Tab to begin. This is a SELF PACED COURSE. Watch the videos carefully - there is a QUIZ in each module that you must pass to move on to the next module. Once the course is completed - there is a REQUEST CREDIT Linkat the top right that you will click on to get credit for the course. If you did not pass the course - you can take it again for the credit.

Email Ms. Merwald with any questions. J

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Mark Your Calendars!

5/2 Grades due in ESP and uploaded to PR by 4:00

5/4 During PLC, teachers will complete Action Planning Sheet with Content Specialists

5/5 Progress Reports go home

5/6 7:15 Team Leader Meeting

5/6 Staff Appreciation Luncheon during all lunch times in the library

5/6 1:00 STAAR Pep Rally

5/6 GIft Card Raffle Winner announced! Tickets are $3.00 each for over $140 in gift cards! (Buy your tickets through Friday from Carol)

5/7 8:45 ASP Fun Run

5/8 Mother's Day

5/9 3rd and 4th grades STAAR TESTING- Math, no ouside visitors today

5/10 3rd and 4th grades STAAR TESTING-Reading, no outside visitors today

5/12 Kindergarten field trip to the Children's Mueseum

5/12 6:00-7:00 Parent informational meeting about the Summer Bridge Program

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