A WORD TO THE WISE...
*NOVEMBER - We made it to Thanksgiving Break! Take time to relax, unplug and make memories with your loved ones! Make it a goal to spend at least half your break NOT thinking about school, and if you can do it, spend three/fourths of your break without school thinking!
*FACULTY MEETING MONDAY - We will have a faculty meeting on Monday upon return. For the faculty meeting, you will need to bring with you supplies that can be used to make decorations like construction paper, glue stick, scissors, tape, markers, etc... These will be used for a team building activity.
*SCHOOL GOALS - Reminder that one of our school goals is that by the end of December, we will have been trained and implemented Poster Method in math classes twice a month. Please check in with your teams on this goal. In January, math will transition to focusing on differentiated anchor stations.
* THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE TEACHERS - Kara needs a list of students you are considering for oral admin that ARE NOT SPED or 504 by Monday morning so that we can get small groups put together for benchmark testing.
* PAY CHECK REMINDER - Remember that our paychecks are adjusted to fit the holiday season. Pay dates are November 30, December 11, December 17 and then not again till January 15. Just a reminder to plan accordingly!
*BUILDING OPEN - The building will be open on Monday and Tuesday of next week from 8-4. If you need to catch up, these are the only 2 days you have to come work.
*THANKFUL FEAST - Thank you social committee for the amazing feast you organized for us. It was amazing!!!
*12 DAYS COUNTDOWN - We are going to be doing an amended version of the 12 days countdown. A link to the schedule will be sent to you before it starts. Participation on fun days is voluntary.
*GT NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN - If you have students who YOU feel need to nominated for GT testing (parents will be notified soon about the window being opened). the window is open. If you need a form, see Kara. Once you have completed it, give it to Deanna.
GENERATIONS TEXAS WEEK
Tuesday - Wear your college shirt (jeans are acceptable), special interview on announcements at 9:30
Wednesday - Transitions day - feel free to wear a feeder zone shirt instead of your ORE shirt if you would like, Vogel Counselor on announcements, special interview on announcements at 9:30
Thursday - Vocational/Trade schools - ORHS students will be on morning announcements
Friday - Paying your Way - Mrs. Shearon on morning announcements
If you have areas of concern that you want taken care of in your room, please let me know with the understanding that they will paint an entire wall, not just a section.
POINTS TO PONDER
WEEK AT A GLANCE
MONDAY - FRIDAY - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!!! Enjoy resting, eating and making memories with family! NO SCHOOL WORK FOR AT LEAST HALF THE WEEK!!!
MONDAY - Faculty Meeting
TUESDAY - Tami out to Jim Knight, 3rd & 4th Reading Benchmark
WEDNESDAY - First grade planning day
THURSDAY - Gretchen Montgomery comes for Math Review, Third grade planning
FRIDAY - Poster Method
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW - IMPACT FEBRUARY 9
Yearly, Junior League of North Harris County and South Montgomery County offer a guest speaker to teacher/staff in area district, including CISD. This year the event will take place on Saturday, February 9 with doors opening at 8 and presentation starting at 9. DR. RICK RIGSBY will be the guest speaker this year. I've included a clip from him so that you can hear what we are in for that morning. If you are interested in attending, the link to Eduphoria registration is below. He sounds amazing!!!
SEEDS FOR GROWTH:
Virginia Vera - for saving me on progress reports! - Missy
Rachel Henderson - for setting up a great Thankful Feast! Thanks for all your hard work! - Missy
Learning Walk Volunteers - Thank you for participating either as a learner or a classroom. Lots of great learning has taken place! - Rachel
Goals for 18-19
2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.
3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.
19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday Week
25 - Karen Boren's birthday
26 - Lisa Lara's birthday
26 - Faculty Meeting
27 - Tami out to Jim Knight training
27 -Third grade reading benchmark
28 - Kim Johnson and Rachel Henderson's birthday
28 - First grade planning day
29 - Gretchen Montgomery comes to walk classes for Math Review
29 - Fourth grade reading benchmark
29 - Third grade planning day
30 - Poster Method Friday
2 - Elizabeth Young's birthday
3 - Team Leader Meeting, Bilingual Coach on campus
4 - Third and Fourth Math Benchmark
5 - Second grade planning day
6 - Fourth grade program, 9:30 and 2:00
7 - Dr. Winkler visit to campus @ 8:45 a.m.
8 - Hillary Soniat's birthday
10 - Staff Development
11 - PTO Spirit Night @ Mama Juanitas
13 - Kelly Donald's birthday
13 - PTO Meeting
14 - Poster Method
14 - PTO Luncheon
14 - Holiday Staff Party
16 - Nancy Heidenreich's birthday
17 - Core Team
18 - Sherry Kissner's birthday
18 - Polar Express Day - wear your pjs to school
19 - Early dismissal for winter break
19 - Jan 6 - Winter Break
20 - Becky Playfair's birthday
28 - Deanna Roger's birthday