Week of May 9, 2016
Sense of urgency. Acting with the realization that efficiency is vital to success.
Belonging. We are committed to actions that support a sense of family and community.
Commitment. Doing whatever it takes to reach our vision of academic success and a love for learning.
Respect. Holding ourselves, our school, our family, and our community in high regard.
Our Values in Action
Thank you to all of our donors for our Staff Appreciation Week meals, including our PTA, Walnut Hill UMC, and 7Eleven!
Congratulations to Nikki Rotman, a 2016 Counselor of the Year Nominee!
I caught a couple of great PTA moms filling our mailboxes with goodies this week!
Sense of Urgency
It's the week before STAAR and from kids to adults, everyone was on their feet in action this week!
Thank you to Remington Hotels for sending out volunteers to help us cover walls and give students some one-on-one attention!
Blanca Duran set up her math camp, "Camp Duran," for Saturday School!
Sense of Urgency
Ambre' Staten leads her TC1 students through consistent morning routines so they know the right facts they need to begin each day!
Achievement in Math
Christina Golden leads a small pullout group in a math lesson as part of our SSI intervention plan.
Maribel Torralba's 2nd grade students are seen dropping everything and reading during DEAR time!
Achievement in Math
Achievement in Reading
Sherrie Negrete's 4th grade ESL students are super excited to share about their class chapter book, Frindle!
The best parts of everyone's days are when we see our students try and finally succeed!
Achievement in Science
Lauro Tapia and Chris Woodson set up science centers to hit high-leverage topics as they gear down to the 5th grade STAAR Science!
Achievement in Reading
2016 Staff Appreciation Week!
Thanks to our friends who played the part of each day's themes!
Our staff enjoyed breakfast together in the first-class lounge for First Class Staff Day this week. Thanks to Alicia who woke up at 4 AM to begin cooking some delicious dishes!
Thanks to Tacos Guerrero for the most exciting day of the year -- street tacos day! A little bird told me that we had a few friends who were in a contest to see who could eat the most. Did I hear that someone ate 12 tacos?!
I hope everyone had a great staff appreciation week! It was our honor to honor everyone for their commitment to our kids and our school! The time has arrived -- this is the week of the STAAR in the 'Year of the STAAR!' Our 3rd-5th graders will each demonstrate the growth we've made as a school as they do their best on their tests. I've said it time and again, but their results represent our collective accountability as a campus. Thank you for giving words of encouragement to our students as you see them this week. Wish them the best as we eagerly anticipate their results!
Here is important information for this coming week:
This week is of the highest importance and so I am stressing the need for us to be cognizant of our attendance this week. Thank you for being on-time -- if possible, leave early to avoid any last minute snags in traffic. In addition, you are welcome to dress comfortably this week. :)
Any staff member who is directly involved in STAAR testing should click on the button below which contains important logistical information about the test administration this week.
3rd-5th grade test administrators: 3rd-5th grade students will begin their mornings in the gym (not the cafeteria) on their STAAR testing days for Morning Roundup. Coach and Brenda Dowdy will lead them through a super brief STAAR wake-up workout to get their blood flowing and their brains ready!
This past Thursday, I sent an important email regarding this summer's Personalized Professional Learning & Development (or P2LD). The official catalog went live today and you are able to begin registering for courses per the directions I provided you with in my email. If you have any questions as to what to do before your summative evaluation conversations, please ask!
It’s that time of year again – time to see whether or not your students have accomplished your Student Learning Objective (SLO)! Many of you have already given your students their post-test or have collected the appropriate data to see whether or not your students have achieved your SLO. If not, you a few more weeks to do so. Your SLO student score sheet (only) is to be submitted to your official evaluator (either Mrs. Johnson or myself) in Schoolnet no later than Wednesday, May 18th. Late submissions may not be scored in time for our administrative deadline, so it’s important to meet this deadline. Should you have any questions on completing your SLO score sheet, I’ve cc’ed your coaches and you are always welcome to consult us as well! Please click on the button below to access your SLO score sheet template and find other helpful resources!
Let's make this a supportive, strong, and awesome week for our students!
If you're involved in STAAR testing, please click this button!
In this link, you'll find information about the SLO accomplishment, access a blank SLO student score sheet, the SLO rubric, and additional directions on how to complete the SLO student score sheet.
Morning Routine Responsibilities
Morning Roundup Guests
Week at a Glance
Monday, May 9
STAAR Math for 3rd-5th grades
Tuesday, May 10
STAAR Reading for 3rd-5th grades
TEI roster verification window opens (closes May 25)
Teachers meet at 3:30 in the library for a brief check-in
Wednesday, May 11
Maggie Sanchez's birthday!
STAAR Science for 5th grade
PLCs during planning periods
- Side-by-side planning session for week of May 23.
- Please have your ACP blueprints and additional planning materials
Thursday, May 12
No events scheduled
Friday, May 13
On the Horizon
Content ACPs are May 18-26
Field Day is Friday, May 27
Awards Assemblies are May 31-June 2
Last day for students is Thursday, June 2