Winborn Weekly Bulletin

Friday, April 1, 2016

A note from Leah

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. -Winston Churchill

Congratulations to everyone for a successful round 1 of STAAR testing! Week one of Principal is now in the books and I can say that my excitement is growing for what is in store for next year. I am excited about continuing our progress as well as creating a learning environment that supports students and nourishes student growth. When you read this note I will be in Atlanta for the ASCD conference. This is a conference that I love to attend because I always leave feeling inspired! I attend this conference to see how I can learn, grow, and change to improve my practice as an educator. I will be out today and Monday. Have a great weekend and I will see you on Tuesday!

And just for fun... "Change is inevitable--except from a vending machine." -Robert C. Gallagher

Saturday, April 2nd

We will open the building on Saturday, April 2nd from 8am to 4pm.

End of Year Celebrations Dates & Times

Below are the dates and times for the End Of Year Celebrations. For this year, we will continue in the same manner as the last couple years with the celebration in the classroom followed by a picnic out on the playground. We will communicate these dates & times with a Save The Date for parents next week so that working parents can make arrangements to attend if they wish to do so.


Aimee has created a sign up genius for each event which will be communicated to parents and possibly each grade level can put in your grade level information that will be sent out to parents.


5/24 - PK am class - 10:30-11:20am

K - 10:30-11:45am

PK pm class - 1:30-2:15pm


5/25 - 1st grade 10:15-11:45am

2nd grade 12-1:30pm


5/26 - 3rd grade - 10:15-11:45am

4th grade - 11:45am-1:15pm


6/1 - 5th grade Graduation & Clap Out 9am

5th grade party 12:30pm

Upcoming Events Next Week!

Tina for announcements, Blue week in the library, TELPAS Window 3/7-4/6, F&P Testing 3/2 - 5/13, 4th Gr. Reading DLA 4/4 - 4/15, STAAR ALT Window 4/4 - 4/22, Academic Collaboration Kinder, 5th & 4th


Monday, 4/4 - Rotation Day 5, Jeans Day! I-station 7:45am, Challenge, Admin Meeting 9:30am, Check In Check Out Meeting 10:30am, Lego Club 3:45pm in the gym, New Teacher Meeting 4pm

Tuesday, 4/5 - Rotation Day 6 - Academic Collaboration for Kinder, I-station 7:45am, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, Leadership Team for Leah 8am-2:30pm, Challenge, Sacred Planning, School Store during lunches, PBIS Committee Meeting 4pm, ASD - Casarez, Employee Service Awards 5:30pm

Wednesday, 4/6 - Rotation Day 1, Academic Collaboration for 5th, Eagle Drummer Rehearsal 7:15am,I-station 7:45am, Sacred Planning, IC Meeting 12pm, AP Meeting 2pm, Drama Club 3:45pm, ASD - Luna

Thursday, 4/7 - Rotation Day 2, Academic Collaboration for 4th, Student Council Meeting 7:30am, I-station 7:45am, Core Essentials - wear Purple! 4th Gr. Reading DLA, Susie Williams Tech Visit, Faculty Meeting 4pm, No ASD

Friday, 4/8 - Rotation Day 3, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, Drama Club 7:15am, 3rd Gr. Field Trip 8:30am-2pm, SOAR Store for Kinder (4th Gr) 12:30, SOAR Store for 1st (5th) 1:10pm

Special Thanks!

Susie Loyd for all her hard work preparing for a successful round 1 administration of the STAAR test and for all the hours of training the staff for the administration of the STAAR test.

Thanks from Susie Loyd

Thank you to all the staff and teachers for making STAAR successful for Round 1!

· Primary grades for being flexible with schedules

· 3rd grade for switching lunches

· Specials team for providing an awesome “special” time on both days

· Intervention for always stepping up and helping in anyway

· 4th and 5th grade teachers and staff for doing an awesome job administering the test and preparing our students for the test

· Lynn and Terry for walking countless steps around the building making sure everyone had their snacks, people where in right locations, and signs were properly displayed, along with helping pack up materials on the last day

· Tina for mixing the special trail mix and making sure all rooms were ready to go for testing

· Leigh Ann and Aimee for helping order and pick up our lunches

· Ms. Wise and Mrs. Murray helping sort and count answer documents and booklets

· Mrs. Lowry for your support and making sure DWE testing environment was perfect

· All the staff and teachers that had to test or monitor during the STAAR, thank you for taking time out of your day

Important Reminders!

April 23rd is the Katy ISD Teacher Fair! We still need volunteers! Please consider volunteering!

April 22nd - PDAS Teacher Self-Report forms Parts II & III and any revisions to TSR, Part I must be submitted to appraisers at least two weeks prior to the summative conference and no later than April 22nd.

SAVE THE DATE! School Wide Planning Meeting - April 28th

We will have our annual School Wide Planning meeting April 28th from 4-7pm. All professional staff members are expected to attend. Paraprofessionals are invited and welcome to attend. Unfortunately due to budget limitations, we can't pay the paraprofessionals for the additional 3 hours. Since Friday, April 29th is a professional learning day, there will be an opportunity to adjust some of the time. This will be discussed as the week gets closer.

Upcoming Events for 4/11-4/15

Leah for announcements, Gold week in the library, F&P Testing 3/2 - 5/13, 4th Gr. Reading DLA 4/4 - 4/15, STAAR ALT Window 4/4 - 4/22, 3rd & 4th Gr. Math DLA, 3rd Gr. Reading DLA, Academic Collaboration Kinder, 5th & 4th



Monday, 4/11 - Rotation Day 4, Jeans Day! I-station 7:45am, Challenge, Admin Meeting 9:30am, Lego Club 3:45pm

Tuesday, 4/12 - Rotation Day 5, Acad Collab 3rd, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, I-station 7:45am, Challenge, Sacred Planning, Kinder & New to 1st Gr. Registration 9-11am and 1-3pm, School Store during lunches, ASD - Montilla, Life Skills Parent Meeting 5pm, Meet the Prinicpal 5-5:30pm in the cafe, Math Night 5:30-7pm in the café

Wednesday, 4/13 - Rotation Day 6, Acad Collab 2nd, Eagle Drummers 7:15am, I-station 7:45am, Sacred Planning, Challenge Field Trip, VIPS Meeting 9am, IC Meeting 12pm, Employee Roundtable 2:30pm, Drama Club 3:45pm, ASD - Gattarello

Thursday, 4/14 - Rotation Day 1, Acad Collab 1st, Staff Birthdays (Office) 7:30am, I-station 7:45am, JA in a Day for 5th grade, Kinder Field Trip, Principal Collaboration for Leah 8-11:30am, PK Registration 9-11am and 1-3pm, Eagle Art Crew 3:45pm, ASD - Ballard

Friday, 4/15 - Rotation Day 0, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, Drama Club 7:15am, Spring Fling, Early Dismissal, Vertical Team Meetings 2pm (to be confirmed)

2016-2017 Theme Contest

It's that time of year again! We need to develop our theme for the 2016-2017 school year! We want your help! We will have a theme contest again this year. The form will be attached to the email with the bulletin link for you to print off and submit. You can work as part of a group, team or as an individual. We will have the theme ideas presented at the school wide planning meeting on Thursday, April 28th. Please join the fun and use your creativity and imagination to help us develop our theme!

Calendar Meeting

The annual Calendar Meeting will be on Monday, May 23rd. If you have any important events or activities or otherwise important dates for next year's calendar, please come to the meeting or give to your team leader to share at the meeting. We go through the coming year's calendar month by month and add fixed or tentative dates so that we avoid calendar conflicts.


The meeting usually lasts about an hour and is definitely worth the time!

Technology News

iCamp registration opens on Monday, April 4th!

Below are the links to the Elementary Instructional Technology iCamp calendar, session descriptions, and website. This summer, Instructional Technology is offering numerous training sessions on Canvas, iPads, SMART Boards, Google Drive, Aware and technology integration. We hope you will join us!

iCamp Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/iCamp16Cal

iCamp Session Descriptions: http://tinyurl.com/iCamp16Desc

iCamp Website: https://tinyurl.com/iCampElem

Federal Programs Public Meeting

A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016 at 1pm in the Katy Independent School District Educational Support Complex, Room 1200BCG located at 6301 South Stadum Lane, Katy, TX regarding the ESEA Title 1, Title II, Title III, IDEA B Special Education, High School Accelerated Instruction and Carl D. Perkins CTE Programs as implemented in the 2015-2016 school year and as proposed for 2016-2017 school year. The staff and the public are invited to comment on these programs. A written statement for the record must accompany all commetns made.


The link below has been created to gather input on these programs. The parent link will be sent in the Eagle Eye next week and a written copy of the invitation/notice will be going home in Wednesday folders. This link below is for staff input:


Campus Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DBVCKP2