Owl Notes

September 13

DR. NULL'S CISD WORD OF THE YEAR...

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK...

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THINGS TO KNOW...

*Lisa McGarrah will be here Monday for staff development during your planning time. She will be meeting you in the library so please make sure to attend.

*Parliament meetings are beginning. I'm so excited about this venture and see how we pull together to become a more cohesive faculty.

*Parent Information Night is Thursday. Please be reminding parents so that they will attend. ALL professional staff should be in attendance at this event.

*Friday is our Academic Conference with Dr. Null and others from Central Office.

*Single Sign On Absence Management System - If you have not put in an absence this year through Single Sign on to Frontline, please go make sure you can get into the absence system. Apparently people are having trouble with it and we want to ensure that everyone can get in so that you record your own absences.

*T-shirt sales - School t-shirts are being sold this year through the p.e. department, thanks Felix and LaVerne. Please help encourage parents to purchase as these will be the shirt students are encouraged to wear for field trips. Make sure parents understand this is a one time sale and we will not do a second order in the spring. Teachers are welcome to purchase a student shirt to wear on Fridays if you would like but it is optional.

*Gretchen Montgomery will be here on Thursday visiting classrooms.

*Academic Conference is next Friday. Please see dress code change for the week below.

*Attendance - Be sure you are documenting in ViewIt every time you are calling parents about absences. If you have a student who you are noticing a trend with tardies, please contact parents and talk to hem about the importance of being at school on time.

*LEP Students: Please come see Kara to get your English Language Assessment for Report Cards for your LEP (1C) students. Please fill out the top part of the report card: Name, Student ID, Date of birth, school and grade. Please leave the date of entry section blank. We will need to have these copied and ready for the 1st nine weeks report cards.

DRESS CODE CHANGE FOR THE WEEK

Wednesday is the "free" jeans day with the shirt of your choice.

Friday - Academic Conference - Please wear your Wednesday shirt with jeans. Those presenting will need to wear their Wednesday shirt and nice pants or a skirt and may change after the presentation.

POSITIVITY PROJECT

Attached are the links to the slide shows provided by Positivity Project. Feel free to use your grade level's slide show throughout the week or do your own thing! The character strength of the week is CURIOSITY. 🙂


PK/K -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1tr5_lssIKwJqt6TVPk3PgH0cgG7nyB2VqNoSpAp1xzw/edit

Curiosity - Kindergarten

Curiosity Share your excitement about how we are getting ready to start with our very first character strength! Tell them you know they are curious about all the things they will do in kindergarten.

docs.google.com


1 -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FFLwkW6KEvHQIR2m_gsRoE6Uf6zOseez1J5rZ4VGNRM/edit

Curiosity - Grade 1

Curiosity Plan Ahead for Day 4! Teacher Materials: Legos, counters, blocks etc. for building structures

docs.google.com


2 -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PXxkd-TC6PmmGAse3btPCcrc_lA_lWPJtaLnEQmMsiM/edit#slide=id.g24cd031ce4_0_0

Curiosity - Grade 2

Curiosity

docs.google.com


3 -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_hdVA_AnindsPmwXSyK0Sad4meotPfXluV_bE_7NtEk/edit

Curiosity - Grade 3

Curiosity

docs.google.com


4 -https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K3WbMKwiWHTfIn6U903CuagdG0fzCBaaXPnpkusYK6s/edit#slide=id.p4

Curiosity - Grade 4

Curiosity

docs.google.com

PARLIAMENT OF OWLS

Hopefully you have been contacted by your team leader by now. Hope you are excited about this new venture in developing different relationships.


Your team has been issued a September challenge. Looking forward to seeing those completed.

TECHNOLOGY STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Lisa McGarrah will be here on Monday to meet with teams during their planning times. She is following up on learning in August staff development (SeeSaw or Canvas) and see what she can do to continue to support you with these programs.


She will also be having you sign up for a time for her to come in and teach/observe in the classroom. 3rd and 4th grade will be September 23 and PK-2 will be September 26. These sign ups are on a voluntary basis, but the more we use her, the more we get her help!

EVALUATIONS/WALKTHROUGHS/GOALS

GOALS - If you haven't submitted your T-TESS goal, that needs to be taken care of immediately. Also, if your grade level hasn't discussed and submitted an SLO, that should be on your PLC agenda this week so that we have all those submitted by Friday.


WALTHROUGHS will continue. We are doing our best to hit every classroom, every week between Kara and myself. Not all will be a "formal" walkthrough with a write up, but we will do our best to leave a note or an email to follow up.


EVALUATIONS - Formal evaluation windows will be coming soon. If you haven't signed up on Kara or my door for your evaluation, please take care of that on Monday!

PLC TIME

If you haven't completed your goals and/or your SLO, please allow some time this week in PLC to make that happen. We need to be finished inputting goals and SLOs so that we can move forward.


Fourth and Kinder need to make time talk about Data Tracking this week or next. Please let myself and Rachael know which day you will put this on the agenda so that we will be present.

GARDEN CLUB

Karen Boren has graciously stepped up to head this group. If there are any willing volunteers to work with Karen, please email me and let me know. Even if you won't be able to meet every time, the more we have the easier the maintenance job is going to be.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Kathy W and Diana @ for the extra support they are giving to one of our owls! - Becky

*Thank you Maria Ivers for sharing your BAS kit with the 4th grade ELA team.

*Tanica Emanuel, thank you for being an awesome teacher and caring about all our students. - 4th grade team

*A great big thank you to Missy G for sharing your resources and teaching wisdom with me! - Dena G.

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

This will be a regular part of our newsletter from here forward. It is anonymous if you don't want me to know who submitted it. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X4juAait00mgF2tftgKw8medDXq9Z4REi7J2vsv96FRUM0VZRVJGOFFQSlROMEpYWDVYUDg5MDBQQi4u

SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

SEPTEMBER

16 - Elsy DelSalto's birthday

16 - Lisa McGarrah staff development planning times

17 - PTO Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

18 - SOURCE Committee meeting

19 - Parent Information Night

20 - Academic Conference - 9:30 a.m.

22 - Heather Quiroz's birthday

23 - Laverne Baugus and Missy Giammatteo's birthday

23 - HRS Level 1 Certification meeting

23 - Faculty Meeting

25 - ORHS Homecoming Parade

26 - Kathy Farris' birthday

26 - Staff development during planning

27 - Kathie Gensbigler, Michelle Anthony and Monique Jones' birthdays

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