Hackberry Howl

Vol. 1 No.13

Tis the Season

Are you struggling to finish your shopping? Are you wondering what to give to a colleague or friend? I want to challenge you to think about these great gifts that everyone would love to receive!

The gift of listening: no interrupting, no daydreaming, no checking your iphone. Just listening.

The gift of affection: be generous with hugs, pats on the back, and compliments.

The gift of laughter: laugh at yourself, share funny stories, love to laugh WITH people.

The gift of appreciation: a written note, an email, a quick phone message – all these things tell others that you notice and you appreciate them.

The gift of forgiveness: let go of past hurts, let go of imagined wrongs, work to create harmony

The gift of cheerfulness: smile, say hello, say thank you, be positive.

Can you imagine any gifts better than these?

Lobo Howls

Darilyn gives a double, triple, quadruple HOWL out to Mrs. Moilan. She got her "target 4" students identified and starting working with them in small group the very next day! Way to go!

Darilyn gives a Howl for Mrs. Solinsky for getting her "target 4" students identified with needs and strategies so quickly!

Darilyn gives a Howl out to Ms. Morales and Ms. Silva for being patient and flexible while we get the support scheduled for their students.

Erin gives a Howls to all who helped make the 1st grade program a success. To 1st grade for making hats and helping students read their lines successfully. 3rd grade for switching specials times so we could rehearse on the stage. Ana for making the backdrop and for being my sounds girl. Becca for making signs. Swartz for accommodating schedules to rehearse on the stage and giving us time to perform during the school day. Pam for all your help getting speakers where they needed to go. If I missed anyone...thanks to you too! :)

Stephen gives a HUGE howl out to Kristan Jones for all her great work with RTI!

Stephen gives a screaming howl Ms. Escamilla for her amazing lesson during the ICR walk throughs on Thursday! She is an amazing teacher and we are blessed to have her on our Hackberry team!

Ms. Pierce would like to give a howl out to Kinder and 1st grade classes. They have been doing a great job in the library. Big howl out to Ms. Whiddon's class for being the quietest 1st grade class ever!

Ms. Snook howls out to Melissa Lawley consistently has a small group at her table and she is ACTIVELY reteaching students during Hackberry/L3 Time.


Monday, December 7th

  • Team Leadership Meeting 3:00-4:00 in room 311

Tuesday, December 8th

  • PLC from 3:00-4:00 (Please bring your form with your for your four students)
  • Progress Reports go home

Thursday, December 9th

  • McTEACHER NIGHT 5:00-8:00
  • Choir Concert @ Little Elm Park 6:00PM-7:00PM