Patriot Press

December 16-20

Reminders/Announcements

Last Patriot Press of 2019!


Dr. Smith has approved early release for all campus staff on Friday, Dec. 20. No one call leave until the building has been cleared of all students. I will make an all call when the building is clear. Any staff taking the day off will need to take a full day. All hourly staff will need to have 37.5 hours before leaving.


Change coming in January--- Cafeteria Lunch Procedures

We are going to try something new for Parr beginning in January for lunch dismissal procedures. Check with your team lead or character team rep with questions.


  • 2-3 minutes before lunch ends cafeteria monitors will have students throw away trash and remain seated at the table.
  • Teachers will pick students up from the table at the end of lunch and line them up to dismiss. (Please be on time as there is another class coming in right behind you for lunch.)
  • 1st-5th will still have students as wipers/ sweepers.

It is the hope that there will be less trash on the tables/ floors and that have teachers pick students up from the lunch table will decrease the behaviors that are occurring while students are lined up by the exit doors. Thank you for your flexibility and willingness to try something new.



January-- Duty rotations change! Please be sure you know where you are headed and that your team has talked together about procedures so that everyone knows what is expected. Please remind students to be quiet at bus dismissal. The gym is pretty noise!

**Morning 7:45 a.m. duty-- please be at your duty spot right at 7:45 to ensure students are supervised. If you are running late please text Jen and Christina.


Please talk to your students(especially boys) about locking the doors in the bathroom and crawling under. It is the bathroom by the library. Thanks!

You're so close--- keep kids engaged and your procedures tight to minimize behaviors this week! Be proactive- where can you building in movement/ more breaks this week?

Through the eyes of a teacher before Christmas!

Important Dates

Pledge Helpers-Roman


Dec. 16

Chips and Salsa in the workroom

Day 3


Dec. 17

Wear your holiday socks with jeans

Campus Spelling Bee- library closed in the morning. An email will be sent when the library is open. Library printers will also be turned off during the Spelling Bee.

Day 4


Dec. 18

3rd grade Curriculum Study

Wear your warm ups

Faculty Meeting

Day 5


Dec. 19

Check your box for a holiday goody

Character Rally 8:00 a.m.

Day 6



Dec. 20

Early Release

Wear your pajamas

Sing a-long 9:30-10:30 (Grade levels will be called down to the gym beginning at 9:20)

Winter Parties 10:30-11:30

Day 0

Watch DOG- John Cautu/ Scott and Ken Neiss/ Bartley

Caroling Schedule-Thursday, Dec. 19th

10:45 1st Grade (done in time for 1st lunch)

10:55 2nd Grade (should be after recess)

11:05 3rd Grade

11:15 5th Grade

11:25 4th Grade (we bring them all in the gym at the end of Block)

11:35 Kinder (after all lunches/start recess a few minutes late)

AA and SD can come by any pod of their choosing at a time convenient for them
12 School Days of Christmas

Twitter accounts to follow

Patricia Falknor @taawesomesauce


Anna Lowery TeamLowery88


Danielle Woodson @ParrLibrary


Jessica Stevenson @jstevensonjane


Christina Talley @Christinatexas1


Vanessa Gonzales RobinGo55828491


Madeline Hensarling HensarlingMiss


Mallory Walker MrsMalWalker


Sherril Burwell @seburwell


Megan Rogers @ReadWriteParr

April Guseman @aguseman8

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Special Shout out this week to...


Arbelaez, Hirsch, Krakowiak, Hensarling, Herrod, Faulknor, Epps, Sutula, Collier, Salisbury and Voeller for attending the Winter Wonderland on Dec. 7th!


Liz Kimbley for putting on a great Winter Choir Concert!

Character Corner

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Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2020!