DWE Weekly Bulletin

Friday, September 4th

A note from Kris

You have thrived through the first two weeks of school. I am impressed with the routine teaching as well as the structures & strategies across the building. I hope that you feel secure in the relationships that you are building and that you have deposited a positive with all your students. (I am going to be writing yours on the plane tomorrow... Drew is traveling for business so I am going with for Saturday - Monday to Santa Fe.)

Thank you for joining me as we blast off to success by making a difference in the lives of others. I hope that you will rejuvenate over the long weekend (and prepare for a Tuesday that acts like a Monday!)

I want to leave you with a quote to reflect on:

Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped. - John Maxwell

We also have a new nurse who will start on September 14th. Her name is April Rhoades. She comes to us with lots of experience and is currently doing a maternity leave at Franz Elementary. She has also subbed for Aileen in the past.

The building will be open tomorrow, Saturday, September 5th 7:30am to 4:30pm

Next Week's Events - Tina for announcements, First Week of Library Classes, Gold week in the Library; F&P Testing Window 9/8-10/30; SMI Testing Window 9/14-9/25

Monday, 9/7 - School Holiday

Tuesday, 9/8 - Rotation Day 4; Challenge; Sacred Planning; Admin Meeting 9:30am; Student Council posters are brought in; PBIS Committee Meeting 4pm in T10; Katy Improvement Council meeting for Debbie Welsh 4:15-5:30pm

Wednesday, 9/9 - Rotation Day 5; Sacred Planning; AP Meeting 9:30am; Master Enrollment Report due 4pm (Admin); Drama Club 3:45pm

Thursday, 9/10 - Rotation Day 6; August/September Birthday celebration (Intervention) 7:30am in the Library; Read, Deed, Run meeting for staff 4pm; Read, Deed, Run Parent Meeting; 4th Gr. Orientation 4pm

Friday, 9/11 - Rotation Day 1; Goals Conferences completed; Final day for Student Council speeches to be turned in

Week of 9/14-9/18 - Kris for announcements; Blue Week in the Library; First Week of RTI; F&P Testing Window 9/8-10/30; SMI Testing Window 9/14-9/25

Monday, 9/14 - Rotation Day 2; Challenge; PDAS TSR Part 1 & KDAS TSR Parts I & II due; Admin Meeting 9:30am; New Teacher Meeting 4pm

Tuesday, 9/15 - Rotation Day 3; RTI - Kinder; Love & Logic Parent Training at FE 9-10:30am; First School Store during lunches; Student Council Candidates record their speeches; ASD - Ballard; Tuesday Topic 4pm; 2nd Gr. Orientation 6pm

Wednesday, 9/16 - Rotation Day 4; RTI - 5th; Principal Meeting off campus for Kris 8am - 2pm; VIPS General Board meeting for Tina 9-10:30am; Employee Roundtable for Kathy Moebes 2:30pm; Drama Club 3:45pm; ASD - Ford

Thursday, 9/17 - Rotation Day 5; RTI - 4th; Leah off campus meeting 8am-12pm; Faculty Meeting 4pm; No ASD; PTA General Meeting 5:45pm; 5th Gr. Orientation 6pm; Constitution Day Program following orientation

(Intervention) 7:30am in the library

Friday, 9/18 - Rotation Day 6; Drama Club 7:15am; Jeff Poole & Associates providing treats in the lounge in the morning; Students watch campaign speech video, election following; Election results announced prior to dismissal

Tuesday Topic is Back!

Many of you are using and have incredible ideas! Also, many of you attended ASCD last year and summer workshops. Please, be willing to share your wealth of knowledge with us and sign up for Tuesday Topic. Finally, please email Lynn once you have signed up.

We have Tuesday Topic on the calendar starting Tuesday, September 15th, do we have any ideas of who will present? We have created the google doc for sign ups, the link is below.


PALS Program!

Teachers, please use the link below to recommend students for PALS? We need 40 students and PALS will be here from 10:30 – 11:00. Please email Susie if you have questions.


Primary Computer Lab

The Primary Computer Lab has been reserved by Fine Arts for the following times:

1. Tuesday, Sept. 22nd 4:15 -5:45 pm

2. Thursday, Sept. 24th 4:15-5:45 pm

3. Thursday, Oct. 1st 4:15-5:45 pm

Betty Montilla has updated the Primary Computer Lab calendar to show that it is reserved.

Very special thanks to...

Whitney Jackson, Elizabeth Strange, Stephanie Sell, Judith Larger, Rebecca Ater, Chandra Zepeda, Peggy Smith and Linda Lopez for making our 3rd Gr. Orientation a successful one.

Leah Lowry, Tina Seaman, Terry Ganske and Lynn Schuster for keeping our students entertained with activities during the 3rd grade orientation.

Linda Lopez for taking initiative and helping keep our school beautiful.

Additional Important Information - Eagle Eye, Name Tags & Committees

If you have items to add to the Eagle Eye, please send to Leigh Ann.

If you still have your name tag that was used for the first week of staff development this school year, please return it to Leigh Ann.

If you have not signed up for a committee, please do so! Read, Deed, Run was not included on the original list (I really thought it was added, but still didn't see it), so if you are a member of Read, Deed, Run, or plan to be, please sign up on that committee! We will be verifying all committee groups and sending out the final list next week. Thanks for your patience with this.