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Shelly Dutton Week!!!

Hear ye, Hear ye...The honorable Kristin Bishop has proclaimed next week to be Shelly Dutton week!!! Since we all can't load a school bus and visit Texarkana, we are doing the next best thing. In addition to jeans, all next week there will be a theme of the day.



Monday, Feb 1- Purple Monday
Tuesday, Feb 2- Peanuts Tuesday
Wednesday, Feb 3- East Texas Chic/Western Wednesday
Thursday, Feb 4- Think College Thursday (already on the calendar)
Friday, Feb 5- Regular Davis Spiritwear Friday.

Shelly's Teacher of the Year interview is on Thursday, February 4. Be ready to send good vibrations her way that day!

Spotlight on Professional Learning

Calendar

Upcoming Dates


February 4 (Thursday): Girls on the Run Information Meeting 6:00 PM- For girls in grades 3-5 and their parents interested in Girls on The Run!

February 2 (7:35-8:15): CogAT Parent Meeting in Mrs. York's room

February 8-11: Friendship Week- Details coming soon.

February 12: Valentine's Day Parties

February 15: No School for Students/ Professional Learning Day for Teachers

February 23: "Math: A BIG Deal" Math Night for Families! 6:00 PM

February 29-March 4: Spring Book Fair sponsored by PTA

March 3: (Thursday) Open House!

March 7-11: Spring Break! No School!

March 25: Good Friday Holiday- No School

Google Hangouts

Don't forget about this resource. All of us have access, and its so easy to connect to the world. Julie is hanging with a school in Ohio. How can you connect your students to the world around them?


Teachers-I know you have come across great articles and different professional learning things. If it is amazing, send it to me so I can share it with the teachers. Thank you

Links

Here are a few good resources in regards to digital citizenship and safety. Thank you Tina V. for sharing.


Common sense media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Coppa

http://www.coppa.org/

Cyberwise

http://www.cyberwise.org/

Digita Citizenship

http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/

Inctrl: teaching digital citizenship

http://www.teachinctrl.org/

Is the tech talk the new sex talk

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3266/is-the-tech-talk-the-new-sex-talk-5-things-for-parents-to-know.html

Practical Advice for raising kids in the digital age

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-lisi-derosa/practical-advice-for-rais_b_8474258.html

Why your kids love snap chat and why you should let them

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/why-your-kids-love-snapchat-and-why-you-should-let-them/?_r=0


Pearson Social Studies Webinar

https://vimeo.com/149665746

Share at Professional Learning Wednesday

There are some great new and innovative teaching practices happening at Davis. Please share so all of our kids can benefit! You can also add ideas you would like shared.

Want to brag on a member of Team Davis?

So many great things going on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find new apps and web tools for my learners?

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/


How do I access the building on the weekends?

Contact Brenda Terenas or Jan West


I need to know how to request a day off/access the copy machine/send a fax.

The staff handbook is located at: https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/document/d/1NRqWSqHZJ8cJ5w1Ck29DxImlK04MijfIdlnOd_8sUmo/edit?usp=sharing

Happy Birthday, Peanuts Style! #1 - Dance Party

Happy Birthday to You!!!

November Birthdays

Regina 11/6

Carolyn 11/13

Danielle 11/15

Christy 11/16

Angie 11/19

Allyson 11/21

Kristin 11/22

Sandra 11/22

Tina V. 11/23

Cristina 11/27

Tina W. 11/27


February Birthdays

Perry 2/5

Whitney 2/8

Carol 2/8

Jennifer 2/14

Stephanie 2/14

Joyce 2/15