News and Notes

April 29, 2016


Our Awesome Educator of the Week is:


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

The future is ours because of what you do!

The Future Is Ours...

Remember to tweet and hashtag :)


Don't forget to follow @lakesidecoppell

Thanks for all you do!

Thanks for being a Positively Awesome Team

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Trainings & Curriculum Updates

In an effort to keep you fully informed I'm including a link to the Curriculum Courier (admin newsletter). This link will give you access to current and past issues of the newsletter. The Courier will provide you with pertinent information for your grade and content area. Although some weeks are more informative than others you should try to review it regularly.

EOY Data Dates

(please note math data 3rd-5th just needs to be in by the 20th)

Testing /Assessment Information

Check out the Math tricider link

District meetings:

5/4 -5/5 Gema to T-PESS training

5/12 Content Specialist Meetings

5/18-19 Annelise to T-PESS Training

5/24 Gema to Principal's Meeting

Thanks for taking care of things this week Jan!

KN2K (Knows & Need to Knows)

Survey - yes, another one - sorry:

Coppell ISD will be using an innovative on-line survey to evaluate teacher and student comfort and engagement. Your participation and that of your students is very important. This survey was conducted last year and in order for us to compare before and after results and have validity over time, it’s imperative it is completed again by the same elementary schools.

Teachers, please take this 15-minute survey at your convenience:

Teacher Survey:

Teachers, please also find a 15-minute window to have your students take this survey. The question language on the student survey has been adapted for their comprehension, but this still need to be an activity guided by you, the teacher. First and Second grade students are not required to take the survey

Student Survey:

Please complete the student and teacher surveys before Friday April 29th, 2016:

The survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete and is confidential and anonymous. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Suicide Prevention Training Course (1 hour) - Here's a link (I hope) to a required Eduphoria course. Please be sure to review the course info and follow the link provided to access the course. The course is also published in Eduphoria if the direct link above doesn't work. Please complete by May. Last call!!!

"Old News"

(Repeat info below)

Transfer Process:

The request window is open.

FLEX Deadline:

If you don't have them your name will need to be submitted.


Summer Courses

The UbD summer course is in Eduphoria- feel free to sign up when you are ready! This link should take you directly to the Aug. 9&10th registration. 12 hours of FLEX

If you are ready to sign up for the GT/UbD Training on August 11th. That link can be found here. 6 hour GT Update, 6 hours of FLEX to trade out for June, 2017.



5/2 LOVE & LOGIC in the library from 8:30-10am plus staff meeting

  • On the agenda: STAAR, Surveys, and Other*


  • We will invite parents to eat lunch with their kids when they come for voting. This means we MIGHT be pretty packed on those 2 days.

5/3 Last day for Formal Observations and Education Foundation Banquet

  • Happy TAW - PTO will bring lunch to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Education Foundation Banquet ... Good Luck Becca!

5/4 Fifth to Enterprise City

5/5 Kindergarten Roundup from 6-7pm

5/6 ACES Day - 8:30am

  • We will provide Lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week (Enjoy)

5/9-11 STAAR, STAAR, and more STARR!

  • Schedules are different (from Annelise)
  • Grade 3-5 will be impacted
  • Lots of fun will be had by all - :/

5/10 Last day for Summative Conferences

5/11 Kinder to Bio Diversity Center

5/13 3rd grade Relax after STAAR @1 plus THE LAKESIDE STAMPEDE & FUN RUN

5/16 Staff Meeting: On the Agenda - Class List Creation

  • Pam Mitchell's Retirement Reception @MKB 3:30-5

5/18 Third grade bowling trip


  • Dressing tents will be available...please use them
  • Talent Show will be in the afternoon


  • 5/23 for 5th
  • 5/24 for Kdg, 1st, 4th
  • 5/25 for 2nd & 3rd

5/27 Sneak Preview Day (planned by K with Jan) plus Safety Patrol to Main Event

5/31 STAAR results due from the state (?)


6/1 5th grade Graduation and Celebration plus Kinder Bubble Day

  • Alternate schedule is forthcoming

6/2 Last Day

  • Early Release Day for Kids
  • 5th grade walk at 12:30
  • Summer Checkout will include a workroom requirement (team and individual)
  • It's a full day for us unless you have received a specific early out pass


  • You need to have a total of 24 hours for all the flex and pd this year

6/6 CISD Night at the Ballpark

6/9 Last Day for Annelise

6/10 Last day for Jan and Skye plus the office will close for the summer

6/14-16 Gema to Principal's Institute

6/16 last day for Barbara

6/21 STAAR retake (#3) for Math

6/22 STAAR retake (#3) for Reading plus STAAR writing scores will be mailed by the district

6/23 Last day for Gema

6/27-29 TEPSA BOARD Meeting for Gema


7/1 OPEN ENROLLMENT STARTS (until Aug.19th)

7/20 Gema and Barbara report back

7/25-28: Principals Academy @ New Tech

  • Gema, Annelise, Maureen


8/1 Lakeside's Office Reopens

8/2: Chamber Breakfast for Gema and New Hires @ North

8/2 - 5: New Hire Induction Week (this will be split between New Tech, North and East depending on the session)

8/8 Jan and Skye Report Back

8/9 & 8/10 UbD Training

8/11 UbD GT Update (and June 2017 Trade Out)

8/15 Official first day back for most of you

Aug. 15 - 19: Inservice Week (from Laurie O'Neill)

8/15: Campus Day - (More than likely we will have TTESS training today)

8/16: Elementary: Campus Day; Secondary: District Day

8/17: Elementary: District Day; Secondary: Campus Day

8/18: TBD (I know elementary has Meet the Teacher that night so that has been taken into consideration and as soon as the plan for Aug. 18 is known -- I'll send)

8/19: Morning --Convocation @ CHS Arena / Afternoon -- TBD


Happy Birthday


16) Katie Reyes

19) Robyn Anderson

21) Molly Salmon

Walking Wednesday...

Denim Days...

Wednesdays will be College Days for staff and students

Once the Longhorn Stampede shirts arrive those of you that participated will have denim days on Thursdays

Fridays with a Lakeside or CISD Tee