Newman Notes

Week of October 17-21

Upcoming Events

Morning Announcements:

Hood's Class

Monday, Oct. 17

  • Vision and Hearing Screening (K, 1, 3, 5)

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • Kinder Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
  • Rachael's Shower

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

High Fives

PTA- PTA has put a lot of work into organizing the Walk-A-Thon. Please take a moment to thank Diana McDonald when you see her tomorrow for all of her hard work on making this a successful fundraiser for us!


Since the Walk-A-Thon falls during specials, teachers may rotate out so they get a break. Please make sure and walk with your kids for a few minutes so they see you supporting them. Thanks!!

Late Conferences

We will unlock the front door at 4:00 to allow parents entry into the school for conferences. Please email Chris Knutson if you have conferences later than 4:00 and let her know the time of your last conference. We will provide Antonia a list of dates and times to have the doors unlocked.

October Guidance

The schedule for October Guidance is available. It can be found in the Teacher Newman Resources folder. I have also attached the link:

Third, fourth and fifth grade teachers do not need to sign up for a time. Your students will be taking the Olweus Bullying Survey and meeting with Mrs. Keys during their Flex

P. E. time. Our focus this month will be: Grit and Drug Awareness.

Required Trainings

There are 3 required trainings that we still have left to complete. Two of them can be done online. They are: Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships. These trainings should be completed by November 18th. Please see the directions below explaining how to to access them.

1. Go to the district website –

2. Click on “Departments.”

3. Click on “Risk Management.”

4. Click on “Safety and Loss Control Resources.”

5. Click on “SafeSchools Online Training Employee Login.”

6. Login using your Frisco ISD username (there is no password required).

7. Click “Log me in!”

8. Click “View More Courses.”

At this point, you would select the particular course you want to take. Here’s the specific course information:

· Substance Abuse Prevention - go to the category of “Social and Behavioral” and take the “Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse” training.

· Healthy Relationships – go to the category of “Social and Behavioral” and take the “Dating Violence: Identification and Prevention” training.

* Please place your certificate of completion in Mrs. Keys' box.

October Birthdays

3- Lindsey Wright

5- Cindy Stuckey

13- Erin Beste

16- Aileen Vann

31-Amy Wilson