Vol. 12 ~ November 14th

Thompson's Talk

Quote of the Week

If you build your team with love instead of fear they will become more and do more than you ever thought possible. Jon Gordon

We have all had that student or even students that exceeded our wildest dreams. More than likely that student succeeding had much to do with the relationship you had with them above all else. This is the perfect example of building your team with love instead of fear. Your students are lucky to have teachers that believe in them and want the best for them! All students can make progress when given a chance and Irvin teachers are the best about living this.

I am thankful for all of you and everything you do! Have a safe, restful weekend. Stay warm.

Ring the Bell!

  • We had a fabulous turnout for Grandparents' Day! Thank you to everyone that stepped in to help out:)
  • Laughter is great medicine! Thank you for sharing your funny moments from the day with Shannon and Stacee. We enjoy hear the adventures of Team Irvin!
  • Celebrate!!! We have had several teachers sending students down to share what they are learning or celebrate improvements in behavior and or academics. Thank you!!! We love to brag!
  • 3rd Grade Math CBAs showed MANY students jumping thresholds. Way to go 3rd!
  • 5 days until Thanksgiving Break!!!!!!!!

Important Dates

November 17th

November 18th

  • MHS Theater Performance - Miss Nelson is Missing
  • Committee Meetings

November 19th

  • Kinder IDEA Day
  • Thanksgiving Lunch for staff
  • Team Meetings - Please turn in notes!

November 20th

  • Lead Teacher
  • 3rd Grade Program 1:45 and 7:00
  • 5th Grade Math CBA#3

November 21st

  • 5th Grade Math CBA#3

Assessment Calendar


Teacher's Corner

High Yield Strategies are proving to be both engaging and useful when integrating TEKS with our highly tested process standards. Here is a copy of them electronically. After reading, email Shannon and Stacee 3 strategies that you have used or will use in the coming weeks for the ability to wear jeans all next week. You heard right 3 strategies for 5 days of jeans! Now that's a deal. Please email by Monday.

Congrats Mr. Pollard!

Shannon put the names of those that attended the carnival in a drawing for a $25 Walmart gift card. The winner is............... Mr. Pollard!!!!