WELCOME TO 2015-2016!

St. Laurence Catholic School

WELCOME TO THE SLCS TEAM!

PreK Teacher – Gaynel Centanni

ECC and Elementary Counselor – Rachel Markum

MS Math Teacher – Christine Powell

MS Math Teacher – David Dunning

SPICE Part-Time Math Teacher – JoAnn Vallot

Librarian – Teri-Lynn James

Nurse – Jennifer Walters

Main Campus Receptionist - Marla Gutierrez


Congrats on your change of assignment:

PreK Assistant – Beth Puyau

Opening Day set for Friday, August 7th!

The “Opening School Mass” for the archdiocese is being held at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Because we have had such a great time on the bus, we have decided to rent buses again to get us there safely and in a timely manner. You are asked to report to school (dressed for Mass) at 7:45 AM. We will gather and go as a group to the Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to begin our school year in God’s presence, gathered as educators in the Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston. We will also get to celebrate service awards for teachers with 5, 10, 15, and more years of service. The bus ride will give us a chance to catch up on summer activities and enjoy some time together—worry free!

GAME PLAN - INSERVICE SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 7

9:00—4:00 New SLCS Employee Orientation


Friday, August 8 EVERYONE IS BACK!

8:00—12:00 Opening Mass at the Co-Cathedral

12:00—1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00—4:00 Classroom Time


Sunday, August 10 St. Laurence Feast Day!


Monday, August 11

8:00—4:00 Time in your classrooms/offices!

9-11 AM Department Meetings; Elem also meet with Curr. Spec.

Lunch provided by a special friend of SLCS


Tuesday, August 12

8:30—4:00 Cathy Giardina Presentations

AM – ALL - Universal Lesson Design Lunch provided by Sami's Cafeteria

PM - ECC - Phonemic Awareness and DRAs with Jenny

Elem – Meet w/ Counselors or Instruc. Coor. MS (incl. Auxiliary) - RtI w/ Cathy Giardina


Wednesday, August 13

8:30—11:45 Business Meeting

12:00—1:00 Lunch provided by Interstate Studios

1:00—2:30 Crisis Management, Blood borne Pathogens, and Team Building

2:30 - 4:00 Classroom Time


Thursday, August 14

8:30—11:30 AM – Reading/ELA Focus

ECC/Auxiliary-Meet w/ Counselors, Instruc. Coor., or Curr. Spec.

Elem & MS – Writing with William Van Cleave

12:00—1:00 Lunch provided by JR’s BBQ

1:00 – 4:00 PM - Rotations with Resource Team

1. IOWA Assessments with Linda and Rachel OR Classroom Time for ECC and Aux.

2. Attention Issues with Charlotte

3. Critical Thinking with Liz


Friday, August 15

8:00-11:30 Visiting Day

10:00—11:30 Classroom Visits

9:00—10:00 Orientation for ECC, 5th grade and new Middle Schoolers

11:45—12:45 Mass: Assumption of Blessed Mary

1:00—1:45 Lunch provided by Parker Uniforms

2:00 – 4:00 MS Meetings: Counselors, Instruc. Coor., or Curr. Spec. OR Classroom Time


Monday, August 18

7:30 – 10:45/11:00 FIRST DAY (HALF DAY) FOR ALL STUDENTS

12:00—1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00 – 4:00 Rotations

1. ALL ECC/Elem. Progress Monitoring Panel w/ Suzanne

2. ALL MS (incl. Aux.) Curriculum Guides w/Germaine

3. Math Teachers - Mathletics with Charlotte

4. Reading Teachers - Running Records with Jenny


Tuesday, August 19

7:30 – 10:45/11:00 HALF DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS

12:00—1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00—2:00 ALL - Committee Meetings

2:00—4:00 KPA (you will get a separate email from Marietta) OR

Classroom/Office Time

WE KNOW YOU WANT TO GET IN THE GAME....SO COME AND GET YOUR GEAR!

Class lists and keys will be made available to you by Thursday, August 7th. You are asked to contact the students in your homeroom prior to the Visiting Day to welcome them to the new school year and introduce yourself as their homeroom teacher. All students should receive a call and students should be invited to visit on Monday, August 15th from 10:00—11:30 AM. Thank you for taking the time to make the call—the kids are always excited when they hear from their teachers!