Husky Happenings

September 19, 2016

Kid's Deserve It!

Chapter 4: Never Slam the Door

We've reached that time of the year. The honeymoon is over, and those little behaviors start to sneak out. You're seeing that student begin to push buttons-other students, and yours. If you've taught for very long, or even a short time, you know what if feels like to finally reach that student. What do you do with that student? How do you support that student? These are the questions you are probably starting to ask yourself and those around you. The most important thing comes from the 7 Habits: Seek First to Understand. Start with listening. "When you listen to a child, you give him back his voice." (p. 38)

Your kids need you. As educators, we have the opportunity to see children bloom. We plant seeds, provide water, and we have the privilege of watching them grow. That student will frustrate you, take your time, and even make us cry. There's a reason...they NEED YOU!

You're believing in them can make a huge difference. Do something innovative. Write them a note, make a positive call home, do something to let them know you care. "Kids want to know they matter to you. They want to know you see them, hear them, and believe in them - unconditionally." p.41. What can you do to build deeper relationships and connect with your kids.

Share your greatness and help a colleague grow. Comment below and tell a unique way you've reached out and helped a student. Remember, it's not bragging. It's helping others learn and grow.

If you'd like to hear the author, T. Nesloney, speak on Chapter 4, listen to his "periscope" chat at

Important Information

  1. School Picture Day is Tuesday. See calendar from Daryn.
  2. CRMS was due on Friday, but we do not have one from everyone. Please turn it in TODAY!
  3. WatchD.O.G.S Pizza Night is this Wednesday at 6:00 in the cafeteria. Please lock your doors and pull the magnets when you leave. You are NOT required to be here. Wear your Watch D.O.G.S T-shirt on Wednesday!
  4. Volunteer Needed of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! Daryn will not be here for bus duty at 7:00 and we need help from 7:00-7:30. You can volunteer for 1, 2, or all days and earn a JEANS PASS AND EARLY OUT PASS for each day you volunteer!
  5. Recess is a requirement, not a privilege. Do not take recess away from students for any reason. This is district policy.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 19-Talk Like a Pirate Day!

  • GT Classes begin today
  • "Talk Like a Pirate" meeting today at 3:00 for all staff.
Tuesday, September 20
  • Happy Birthday, Sara Lewis!
  • Beverage off campus from 7:30-9:30 for bookkeeper meeting.
  • Fall Individual Picture Day
Wednesday, September 21-WatchD.O.G.S T-shirt day
  • Polanco at AP meeting from 7:30-9:30 @ Coker
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 9:00 in the conference room
  • Faculty Meeting/PLCs/Data Review @ 3:00 in the library
  • WatchD.O.G.S. Pizza Night in the cafeteria @ 6p-7p
Thursday, September 22
  • New Teacher Breakfast Meeting at 7:00 a.m. in the conference room
  • SpEd Team Meeting in the conference room @ 3:00
  • Foundations/PBIS Training at RAMEC 614 from 8-11 (Hidalgo, Berg, Fawzi, Juarez, Pierce)
Friday, September 23 - School Spirit T-Shirt Day
  • Daryn at T-PESS training @ 8-11a

Saturday, September 24

  • Happy Birthday, Dorothy Mauricio!

Monday, September 26

  • Happy Birthday, Stephanie Droddy!
  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room

Tuesday, September 27

  • Happy Birthday, Susan Anderson!
  • 2nd grade math training (1/2 day)
  • Admin. Professional Development (a.m. Pierce/p.m. Polanco)
  • Makerspace Tour (all day)

Wednesday, September 28-College T-Shirt Day

  • Pierce at Cluster Meeting at CHS @ 8:30-10:30
  • Polanco at Trinity cohort (all day)
  • Beverage at training @ 9-11a
  • Faculty Meeting/T-TESS Goal Setting @ 3:00 in the library

Thursday, September 29

  • SpEd meeting in conference room @ 3:00

Friday, September 30-Wear your spirit shirt

  • Happy Birthday, Lauren Brunner!
  • Flu Shots and Health Screening 7:00-8:30
  • 4th grade dress rehearsal from 9:45-10:25 on the stage