TOPS Weekly Scholar

January 19, 2016 --- Today we LEARN. Tomorrow we LEAD!

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K12 Parent/Learning Coach Information

Do you need a place to go for tips, reviews on navigating the OLS, and perhaps to even find out outings, events, and make parent connections? Please visit our K12 TOPS Start Page. Bookmark the website and visit it often throughout the year!

Your TOPS Faculty and Staff!

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Learning Coach Mentor Meet-Ups!

Mentor Meet ups are a great place for new learning coaches to get their wings!

Here are the dates for the rest of the year. A kmail will come to families on the day of each MMU with the link.

1/6/16, 2/2/16, 2/16/16, 3/1/16, 3/24/16, 4/5/16, 4/28/16, and 5/10/16

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K12 National Student Clubs

Are you interested in building social relationships with other students across our K12 schools who may have a shared interest with you? Click on the link below to learn more about the clubs and sign-up!
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School Outings and Events Calendar

Would you like to connect with other K12 Texas students and parents? Would you like to meet some of our teachers and staff? Please be sure and visit our calendar of events. We look forward to getting the chance to meet you in person!

Click here for our calendar:
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In Addition to Kmail, you may reach us at following numbers and emails:

Leslie Smith, Principal: 832-265-2969;
Katie Skillrud, Operations Manager:
972-420-1404, Ext. 1001
Alisha Valdez, Lead Teacher:
Bre'Anna Murphy, Registrar: 972-420-1404, Ext. 1005
Main TOPS Office: 972-420-1404
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Send some kudos to your teachers or anyone at the school you'd like to praise!

Click the link below to send a shout-out to the teachers or staff member of your choice!
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Mark Your Calendars!

Jan. 18- Martin Luther King Jr Day - Staff/Student Holiday
Jan. 19- Last Day to Complete Study Island Benchmarks!
Jan. 19- Quarter 3 Begins
Jan. 22- Report Card Day
Jan. 25- Small Groups for Quarter 3 Begin

Testing Dates!

January 11-14: Benchmark Testing (Study Island)
February 8-12: Interim Testing (Study Island)
March 29-April 1: STAAR testing (Grades 4, 5, 7, 8)
May 2-6: HS EOC testing (some of our teachers will be out helping with this testing)
May 9-12: STAAR testing (grades 3-8) and Retesting (grades 5,8)
May 18-22: Spring Scantron Testing Window
June 21-24: STAAR retesting (grades 5,8)
July 11-15: HS EOC Retesting
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Do you have something you would like to share?

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Are you looking for a way to expand your knowledge?

We currently offer the Advanced Learners Program at TOPS for any 3-8 student who was identified as gifted at a previous school district or looking for enrichment opportunities here with us.

Learning circles meet periodically for students, usually on Thursdays at 2pm CST. We also have learning coach sessions from time to time.

If you are interested in ALP, please kmail Teresa Heims or email at

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