Hoot Hoot Herald

May 8, 2015 -- Edition 26

Congratulations to....

Congratulations to Adriana Amador for an Exceeds Expectations rating from the district Book Keeping Auditor!

Refugee Retention?

As we make placement decisions for our refugees, please consider the following...each student should be considered as an individual case. Students should not be retained merely because of lack of language acquisition. Please consult with your teammates, Mi-Ae, Jennifer LaRocca and your administrative team when considering these decisions.

3rd-5th MAZE and CBRM Assessments:

It's that time of year again! MAZE and CBRM tests were placed in your mailbox this week. The Testing and data entry window is May 5th-June 1st. Please let me know if you have any questions about data entry or the testing of MAZE/ CBRM. Remember, students falling in the bottom 25th percentile on MAZE (National Norms) will need to be tested with CBRM (Fluency).



Team Lead Meeting:

We are meeting in the conference room - Monday at 3:45.

Topics on the agenda include:


Class Placement

BOY 2015-2016


Book Study

If you can't make it - please send a grade level representative :)

Mark Your Calendar...Book Study: Home of the Brave

I want you invite you to Shanna Riggsbee's house on May 12th, Tuesday from 4:00-5:30. We will have snacks. If you like, bring your favorite bottle of wine to share.

This is a ONE MEETING book club! How's that for efficient? Join us - if you have read the book or not , to talk about the impact of our refugees and how we can work together to best serve them. I still have copies of the book in the office. You are welcome to one- whether you are coming to the book study or not.

I will send out a separate email to ask for RSVPs so we know how much food to have.

Doss Library News:

5/11 - 5/15 Last Week for library book Check OUT.

5/15 Friday, Last Day for library book Check OUT.

5/18 - 5/22 Week of Gallery Greats Collaboration (see text below)

5/22 Friday, All student library books DUE.

5/26- 29 Construction in library/ bookcase repair by manufacturer

5/28 - 29, After School Book Swap, 2 locations on campus.

5/29 Friday, All teacher library books DUE.

Gallery Greats Collaboration in Library:

Gallery Greats, our PTA committee that supports Art in the Classroom, is collaborating with Librarian, Bonnie Lang, for 30 minutes of an inspired exploration of Art. This is an optional opportunity for all grades to sign up after May 1st.

4th & 5th grade field trip to the Symphony:

We have the 4th & 5th grade field trip to the symphony on May 18th. I think we'll leave at 11 and be back around 1:15 (the fine arts office does the bus scheduling and they have not informed me of the exact times yet). ​Our concert is 11:40-12:40.

Here's my proposed schedule for the day, please let me know if this will not work for anyone:

Monday, May 18th -

8:15-9:00 - Kinder specials

9:00-9:45 - 1st specials

9:45-10:30 - Kinder/1st/2nd/Pre-K, usual classes for this time

10:40-11:25 - 5th specials (leaving for trip)

12:40-1:25 - 4th speiclas (coming back from trip)

1:25-2:10 - 2nd specials

2:10-2:55 - 3rd specials

Doss Music News:

May 11 - Recorder Festival (7:30pm @ PAC)

May 12 - Anderson High School Choir - Cafeteria 8:15-9:00 for 3rd-5th

May 18 - 4th & 5th grade symphony field trip

June 2 - Teacher Talent Show

June 3 - 5th Grade Talent Show

June 4 - K-4th Grade Talent Shows

-- Christina Tannert

2015 Doss Teacher Talent Show:

This is your official invitation to participate in the 2015 Doss Teacher Talent Show!

It will be on June 2 (Tuesday) at 2pm!

Mr. Hall has agreed to be our emcee again, and he's looking for a co-emcee. 1st Grade is already ahead so you better hurry to get your teams up and running! I'm sure Janna has something wonderful planned for us as well!

Don't forget, we also have the flash mob at the end of the show. I will take suggestions on the song, but so far it looks like the song will be: SHAKE IT OFF (Uptown Funk being not quite​ appropriate). Practice video will come in the next couple of weeks :)

Start sending in your act descriptions. We need about 10 acts to make the show. Here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

- Chubby Bunny

- Pop-Se-Ko

- Air Guitar

- Lip Sync Contest (a la Jimmy Kimmel)

- Moonlight Sonata played with glass bottles ... I will definitely sign up to play piano for this if anyone else wants to play the bottle part (needs at least 3)!

-- Christina Tannert

Look Whooo's Having a Birthday:

5-8 ~ Olga Juarez

5-10 ~ Teona Gall

5-11 ~ Jennifer Carroll

5-16 ~ Jodi Hughes

5-20 ~ Celia Smith

5-30 ~ Elizabeth Hodges

Happy birthday from "Owl" of Us!!!!!!!!!!

Quote of the Week:

"The big secret in life is that there is no BIG SECRET. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." -Oprah Winfrey