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Rose Haggar Elementary School 2016-2017

Week @ A Glance

Monday October 17

Start of 2nd Nine Weeks

8:30 Elementary Academic Services Visit - How can you use them in your classroom?

Tuesday October 18

11:30-1:00 Lunch Bunch

Kiley Jeffery*

Andrea Hale

Stacey Davis

Tanner Jacobs

April Lay

Kristen King

Stephanie Webb

Nicole Sollie

Carmen Haas

Beth Hubbard

Wednesday October 19

Principal's Meeting - Katie and Beth

3:00 PLC Meetings (as needed)

Thursday October 20

CMIT Meetings

PTA Family Food Day @ Firehouse Subs at Preston/Frankford

Friday October 21

Shortened Specials Schedule

Report Cards 3-5

1:45 Spirit Assembly

5:00-7:00 PTA Color Run

Looking Ahead

Oct. 24-28 Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 25 Assembly - Mav's Man

Oct. 26-28 5th Grade @ Camp

Oct. 28 PTA Special Projects Fund Applications Due

Information Station

  • October is also Dyslexia Awareness Month. You're encouraged to watch this short clip about Dyslexia. If you watch the video and tell 1 fact you learned you Allison, you'll get a surprise!
  • Students should not be in the hallways during the announcements, unless they are just arriving to school. Thank you for making sure they are in the classroom and paying attention to the speakers.
  • In order to facilitate communicating with all employees in the event of school cancellation due to snow or ice conditions, we are updating the employee message system. Before the trial run, each employee needs to log-in to TEAMS and confirm or update the phone number(s) currently listed in the Employee Service Center (ESC). Here are the instructions. Please confirm or update your contact number(s) by the end of the workday on Friday, October 21.

What a Lifesaver!

To: Stacey

From: Beth

Thanks for printing the Mariner MVPs on Thursday and putting them on the bulletin board while I was in kid talk!

To: Jackie Gonzalez

From: Jennifer Metcalfe

Translating my entire conference for me!

To: Ty

From: Beth

Thanks for cleaning off the unwanted graffiti from the sidewalk! "Other duties as assigned..."

To: Bethany Jacobson

From: Ty

Thanks for making capes for our AVID student sidekicks!

To: April G.

From: Jocelyn

Thank you for helping me coordinate the timing of printing on cardstock in the library during the school day!

To: Blake B.

From: 5th Grade

Thanks for helping with the camp shirts! We appreciate you!

Staff Spotlight

Angela Crawford

College: UTSA BA Psychology and UNT BA Education

# of Years in Education: 15

Tell Us 3 Facts About You Not Related to Teaching:

1. I don't like to eat in front of people.

2. I am usually occupied doing something related to baseball.

3. I love hedgehogs and peacocks.

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Karen Kirchner

College: Centenary College

# of Years in Education: 36

Tell Us 3 Facts About You Not Related to Teaching:

1. I am riding in a Mardi Gras Parade.

2. I play golf.

3. I have 5 cats, all are up for adoption.

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Tech Tip

Tellagami - from Stephanie Hykel

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets you create and share a quick animated message called a Gami. A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. Students can use it to create new projects and explain facts in a more inviting way or to use it for group work on reinforcing a topic.

Create a Gami in 3 easy steps. 1 – Customize a character and choose your background. 2 – Record your voice or type a message for your character to say. 3 – Share your Gami

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SEL Showcase

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Restorative Questions

Restorative questions are a tool used to process an incident of wrongdoing or conflict. When a situation has occurred, the person(s) who has created the conflict takes some time and answers questions that focus on the incident, and allow the person to think about how his/her actions affected others. It encourages empathy, accountability, expression of feelings and thoughts, and problem solving. Restorative questions are also answered by those who were impacted by the incident, to help them process their feelings and determine what they need to make things right. View the link below for more details about how to use restorative questions.

Get your own handout of the restorative questions here.

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T-TESS Tidbit

MLP Updates

MyLearningPlan has undergone a make-over! Changes have been made to optimize functionality and ensure the system works to further the opportunities for teachers to engage in meaningful professional learning.

Now, you can also search for activities T-TESS standard (TTESS Dimension) as an Advanced Search Option.

Visit and bookmark the link below for more information and instructions.

Happy Birthday to You!

Teacher Humor

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