Gator Gazette

May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all of our Moms a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you were all showered with love!

STAAR Testing this Week!

Parents, you will not be able to walk your kiddos to class or come have lunch with them on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

3rd, & 4th Graders will be taking the STAAR test for Math and Reading on Monday and Tuesday. 5th Grade will take STAAR Science on Wednesday!

Please make sure that they have a good night of rest, and arrive at school on time. Make sure that they have their glasses if they wear them. Encourage them to bring a NON-MESSY snack.

Please don't stress them out - this is their opportunity to show what they have learned this year.

There is Free Breakfast for ALL STUDENTS during STAAR Testing

Exciting News for Gattis Elementary!

The Gattis Elementary Admin Team of Jennifer Lucas and April Nilson along with Amy Gregory, Angel Ciernia, and Jennifer Moy have been chosen to be a part of the 2nd Cohort of for the Holdsworth Center Campus Leadership Program!

For the second consecutive year, five campuses from Round Rock ISD have been selected to participate in a two-year campus leadership program designed for principals and campus leadership to focus on and further establish practices for teacher development, individual growth plans, and campus transformation plans.

Leadership teams from Gattis, Forest Creek, and Union Hill elementary schools and Cedar Valley and Pearson Ranch middle schools will experience meaningful professional development and be supported to:

  • Identify and foster teacher leadership in schools.
  • Design essential growth and development opportunities as processes are built for frequent feedback and coaching at the campus level.
  • Cultivate a continuous improvement mindset and a culture of collaboration, innovation and problem-solving at the campus and classroom levels focused on student achievement.

“We are proud to have five more campuses in our District selected to take part in this tremendous opportunity to further develop a culture that aligns with our Leadership Values of including all, investing in growth and inspiring action, but also, focuses on how to best serve our students,” Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. said. “The Holdsworth Center has created an unmatched experience for educators, and I am beyond excited for these campuses and their leadership to join this journey.”

Last year, leadership teams from Herrington, Voigt, Anderson Mill, Joe Lee Johnson, and Cactus Ranch elementary schools were selected to begin the program. At a district level, Round Rock ISD was chosen in 2017 as one of seven public school districts across Texas to be included in the inaugural Premier Leadership Program. Both the Campus Leadership Program and Premier Leadership Program are part of the education leadership development efforts the Holdsworth Leadership Center offers schools and school districts across Texas.

The Holdsworth Center, founded by H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, aims to support and develop public school leaders to improve, over time, the quality of education offered to every child in every classroom in Texas.

Photos on the Campus Leadership Program Announcement gallery.

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End of Year Medication Pick Up

Please pick up your Students medication before or on the last day of school. Medication cannot be left in the Clinic during the summer and will be disposed of after the last day of school. Thank you!

Thanks Teresa

From the Library

The final due date for books and materials checked out from the library is coming up! Please help your student locate any missing items and bring their book(s) back by May 10th.

May 10th - Grades PK, K, 1, 2

Due to STAAR testing, grades 3-5 will have extended final due dates. We want students to have the opportunity to read after testing! We appreciate your help reminding your student to have their books with them on these dates.

May 14th - Grades 3, 4

May 15th - Grade 5

If you have questions about any items on your student's list please contact the library staff. Thank you!