Owl Notes

SEPTEMBER 14

A WORD TO THE WISE...

*ACADEMIC CONFERENCE -Great job done by all!! Central Office was very pleased with all the great instruction they saw happening in the classroom! Lots of compliments to you! Thanks for allowing them to wander your rooms!

*ONLINE COURSES FOR TEACHERS THROUGH CANVAS - There are some new online courses for technology through the technology canvas course. If you do not already have their course on your dashboard, here are the directions for you:

***Log into Canvas, click on help, choose CISD Professional Development, Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Technology (again), then Online courses for credit. There are 10 courses you can choose from to participate in.

*SHELLIE WINKLER VISIT - Shellie will be here on Tuesday afternoon visiting our campus and walking classrooms.

*SPRING CREEK BBQ NIGHT - Tuesday is Spring Creek BBQ Night. Please make an effort to attend

*PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - Remember that Thursday night is Parent Information Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Make sure you are reminding and inviting parents to attend. We will meet in the Cafeteria at 6:00 for introductions and then I'll talk to them for about 20 minutes. We will break for session #1 to start approximately 6:30-6:55 and Session #2 will be 7:00 - 7:25. Watch for an email for information that you need to make sure and include in your conversations.

*WALKTHROUGHS - We have officially started doing walkthroughs. We will try and leave notes for you when we leave (if I remember to bring sticky notes with me). Otherwise, walkthroughs will be posted in Eduphoria within 48 hours of the walkthrough. There is nothing to sign when it's a walkthrough. However, if you have questions, please let Kara or I know.

*POSTER METHOD FRIDAY - This Friday is Poster Method Friday. We will wandering that day to see what is going on! Looking forward to hearing and seeing some great conversations.

*T-TESS/SLO GOALS - This week we will be finalizing our T-TESS goals. I've enjoyed listening to conversations about SLOs and T-TESS goals this week!

*STORYBOOK CHARACTER PARADE/EARLY RELEASE DAY - Make sure you help me remind parents about storybook character and early release day. That is October 5!

*PROJECTORS - If you are not in your room and/or not using your projector, please remember to turn it off and save the light bulb usage. We've had these projectors for about 4 years now and I expect we will start seeing bulbs going out before too long and we want to make them last as long as we can.

*JEANS PURCHASE - If you have coupons from last year, they can be used through the month of September (no more than 1 a week). If you want to purchase 1 more jeans day a week, you may do so through Kathie G. It is $5 per day or $20 for the month. Note that you may only wear jeans 1 extra day a week and you must wear a "dressy" top with them and no tennis shoes

*TEAM HUDDLES this week will be Monday - Specials and Tuesday - Sepcial Ed. I look forward to meeting with you all. If you can meet me by the "golden tree" around 7:25, that would be great!

*TEAM HUDDLE QUESTION FOR THOUGHT - What is one thing you've learned new so far this school year that has helped with our professional growth?

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday iis jeans and our new school shirt. Student teachers are welcome to wear jeans and college shirts.

Tuesday is Spring Creek BBQ for dinner to support PTO.

Thursday is Parent Information Night.

Friday is Poster Method Friday!

OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW

On campus opportunities to note: (Second Monday after school opportunities)

October 9 - Words Their Way

November 12 - Rubrics

Points to Ponder:

1. Are you remembering you WHY on a daily basis?

2. What are your immediate plans to move yourself forward towards accomplishing your T-TESS goal?

Seed for Growth

Kelsy, Elsy, Elizabeth, Lisa, Carli, Tami, Erin, Angel, Maria, Vanessa, and Michelle -and everyone who made Pediavsion screening a success! Michelle and Amy screened 170 students with 25 referrals. 2 grade levels compete in 1 day is unhear of! You are greatly appreciated! - Audra

Elsy, Kelsey, Diana, Pako, Rachel H, Stephanie, Ginger, Rachel M - Our social committee met this week and has some great things in the works! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT...

Nothing is IMPOSSSIBLE; the word itself says "I'M POSSIBLE!" - Audrey Hpeburn

Goals for 18-19

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.

3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.

Upcoming Dates

SEPTEMBER

16 - Elsy DelSalto's birthday

17 - Core Team Meeting

18 - Spring Creek BBQ Night

19 - Read for a Better Life

20 - Parent Information Night

21 - Poster Method

23 - Laverne Baugus and Missy Giammatteo's birthdays

24 - Faculty Meeting

26 - Kathy Farris' birthday

26 - Tami out at Principals' Curriculum Meeting

27 - Kathie G, Michelle A, and Monique J's birthdays

28 - Math Review Quiz


OCTOBER

2 - Kara out at EOP

4 - Math Review Training during planning (25 minutes)

5 - Early Release - Storybook Character Parade

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