Principal Connection

February 7, 2016


SPECIAL RECOGNITION: The open nomination period for recognizing exceptional staff across the district is now complete. Congratulations to three of our stellar staff members who have been nominated to participate in the district process for these recognitions: Courtney Cartlidge for Assistant Principal of the Year, Lauren Meyer for Librarian of the Year, and Teresa Clement for Classified Staff of the Year. These three will represent Davis well in the district selection process!

EMPLOYMENT PLANS FOR 2016-2017: It's hard to believe it's time to begin the process for planning teaching assignments for next year. To help with the planning process, we need some information from each teacher regarding your plans and preferences for next year. In giving information regarding your employment plans, you are not formally submitting this to the district or committing to what you submit. Rather, you are giving the information so that we can best develop a plan for next year. We will talk with each of you sometime in the next few weeks about your plans and your assignment for next year. The information you submit in this form will be kept confidential with campus administrators. The deadline for submitting this information is this Friday, 2/12. Go to to complete the form.

*NEW* DAVIS EVENT FORM: We have a new, electronic version of the green Special Event form that we all use to reserve space and get our events put on the master calendar. For any events you or your grade level coordinate, please complete the online form by going to the following link:

As we transition to the online form, paper copies will still be available in the office.

AISD INNOVATION SUMMIT- CALL FOR POSTER SESSION PRESENTERS: Teachers- Please consider participating in this and hosting a poster session. I'd be glad to give more details and help in any way to prepare for it. Liz Carrera presented at the last Innovation Summit, so she also could tell you what it entails. If interested, you should register soon since the summit is in 2 weeks. See details below.

Another call for poster session presenters for the February 20th Innovation Summit. Teachers can register to reserve a table at: See more information below. This is truly and "easy do" type of participation. Please sign up or get one of your campus' teachers to agree to do it. Teachers who present on the 20th will receive a fluorescent LED Write Board, lunch, an Innovation Summit T-shirt and access to the door prize drawing at the end of the day. What more could you ask for in a swag bag!!!!



  • 3:05-3:30pm: PreK 21st Century Planning
  • 3:05-4:00pm: ILT Meeting, Library


  • 3:05-4:00pm: CAC Meeting, Library
  • 3:05-4:00: PBS/SEL Meeting


  • DRA Data Entry Deadline (K)
  • TPRI Data Entry Deadline (K, 1st, 2nd)
  • MoY 2, STAAR Release Writing Benchmark (4th)
  • 3:05-3:30pm: TELPAS Training, all K-5th teachers


  • 7:30-10:30am: Jenny D out; AVT/ACPTA Meeting @ AHS
  • 9-10am: Dental Presentation (K), Cafeteria
  • 9:45-10:30am: Brookdale visit (PK/PPCD)


  • Happy Birthday Deborah Krauss!



  • Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Happy Birthday Roslynn Spinn!



2/15: Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conference Day

2/16, 8-9am: Principal Coffee, Lobby

2/16, 8-8:30am: PBL Opening Event (K), Cafeteria

2/17: MoY 2- STAAR Release Reading (5th)

2/18: MoY 2- STAAR Release Math (5th)

2/18, 7-8:30pm: PTA Meeting, Music Room


2/22, 5-6pm: Technology Infrastructure Committee Meeting

2/23, 3:05-4:00pm: Faculty Meeting- Technology PD; Snacks provided by 2nd grade team

2/25: Spring Pictures (class and individual)

2/25, 3:05-3:30pm: 2nd 21st Century Planning

2/26, 2pm: 5th Grade Class Picture

2/27, 6-9pm: The Big ToDo @ Balcones Country Club


3/1, 1:15-1:30pm: Fire, Lockdown, Weather Drills

3/1, 3:05-4:00pm: CAC Meeting, Library

3/1, 3:05-4:00pm: PBS/SEL Meeting

3/1, 5-9pm: Dine with Davis @ BJ's

3/2, 9:30-10am: Healthy Teeth Presentation (1st), Cafeteria

3/2, 3:05-3:30pm: 5th 21st Century Planning

3/2: MoY 2- STAAR Release Reading (3rd, 4th)

3/2: MoY 2- STAAR Release Science (5th)

3/3, 9:45-10:30am: Brookdale Visit (PK, PPCD)

3/3, 3:05-3:30pm: 4th 21st Century Planning

3/3: MoY 2- STAAR Release Math (3rd, 4th)