Falcon Focus

November 17, 2014

Read the cactus quote. I love it! ! We certainly have been given a cactus with the digital dip in Keller ISD. However, you guys have refused to sit on it! Thank for adjusting and being flexible! You have shown creativity in going "old school" and creating "work arounds" so that the students' learning does not miss a beat. We would love to capture your ideas. Please send Laura and Casey pics of how you are coping!

PLC Data Analysis Meeting 11/18/14 - Working Agenda:


  • Dyslexia Update (district required District Focus Goal #3)


  • Co-Curr is Providing Snacks



  • Fourth grade will make up the meeting right after the luncheon on Friday, the 21st. We may also be able to do it on Dec. 16th at 3:30 or another time after school that will work for fourth grade and our presenters. (we need to do this before the Christmas break - so we will finalize ASAP)



Next Few Meetings at a Glance:


  • 12/2: Data Analysis for Math Common Assessments that we began developing at the 10/28 meeting (CIP #2 and DFG# 4) Bring materials to create the next one.
  • 12/9: RtI Progress Monitoring Review and Student Data Folder Share and Learn - Bring your ideas for student data folders (CIP #1 and #2 and District Focus Goals # 1, 3, and 4)
  • 12/16: No Meeting
  • 1/6: Data Analysis for Math Common Assessment (CIP#2 and DFG 4)
  • 1/13: Kinder VESTED Showcase and Technology Apps and Integration (CIP#3 and DFG #2) Fourth Grade Providing Snacks
  • 1/20: Progress Monitoring Data Analysis and Writing Protocol and Analysis for Students' Writing that has gone through the entire Writing Process Analysis (CIP #1 and #2 and District Focus Goals # 1, 3, and 4)


Upcoming Early Release:

  • 11/21: Luncheon/Six Weeks Planning

Updates and FYI's


  • Sky Ranch on campus for fourth grade - Monday


  • Fourth grade at sky ranch on Tuesday.


  • Second grade program Monday night.



  • Spelling Bee written tryouts Thursday 8:15 for 3rd and 4th grade


  • CEIC Meeting 3:30 on Thursday 20th.


  • Friday Early Release - third grade eating in classrooms - check out schedule for grade level lunch times


  • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) helps support all students by creating a school-wide positive, preventative, and instructional approach to discipline and behavior management. The district is moving toward a district-wide PBIS implementation. The initial training will be held on January 26th and 27th at Region 11. To start this process, we will be building a team to receive initial training and begin the conversation on campus-wide processes. We would like to have a rep from each grade level and a rep from the co-curr team. Please click here to submit your name, if you are interested. Sign ups need to happen ASAP, so we need to know by the 21st who will be going. Thank you!



  • We need to collect the composition scores for the Writing Data Board and for the Campus Improvement Plan Data collection. We will come to your class to collect the data. Just have your blue literacy folders with the scored compositions on the corner of your desks or someone where we can get them without interrupting you. We will grab them, collect the data while we are in your class, and then place them back where we got them. (again, just have the blue folders available with the compositions...we will do the rest)



  • Due to the technology challenges, we will extend the due date to next week on uploading data and completing the on-line Progress Monitoring. Tricia will help you with getting this complete.



  • Be sure to give your Math Common Assessment this upcoming week. If you want to be able to analyze through AWARE get Casey the answer sheets ASAP. (this won't be an option if technology is still down)



  • November 21st: Second Six Weeks Intervention Sheets due to Angelina - you may only have about three weeks worth of data and that is OK. You may scan in and send an email to Angelina (if tech is up) or provide her with a copy. Keep originals for your data notebook. We will continue to provide copies for each six weeks in the mailbox area if you choose to use one of those forms.
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