Mustang Message

Week of February 10, 2014

A Principal's Perspective

Thank you for a great, learning afternoon yesterday! Words I have thought about from our day: courageous, innovative, brave, experts, having a dream, never finished, never satisfied, and always looking for a better way. We learned about ourselves through the lens of an airport. We were inspired by Southwest Airlines that reminded us that success is about the people in the organization. Finally, Diana Nyad inspired us to remember the importance of our team and that we can't do our job without each team member. In thinking about our conversations, I feel confident that our GP mission supports our goal for student success. Take a look below at our school mission Wordle. It will take each one of us to work as a team to aspire to the goals we have set for ourselves. If you want to review or finish watching the clips, I linked them for you in our Mustang Message below. I also created a Wordle out of our personal word definitions. See below.

Mustang Message is out a day earlier because I will be out tomorrow. I will be in Houston working with my sisters on getting my dad's estate in order. Have a great weekend!


Welcome Aboard - Funny Southwest Airlines TV Commercial Ad
Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up

Greens Prairie Faculty Personal Word Reflection

Greens Prairie Mustang Mission

Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Williams

Gym (7:20): McMullin

Cafeteria (7:20): Brice

Bus (7:20): Porter

Parent Drop Off: Wilson & Parr

Librarian: At GP

Counselor: 1st & 2nd

Week at a Glance

Monday, 2/10: 4th grade patriotic practice 9-11

Tuesday, 2/11: PTO Luncheon - Soups, Salads, & Sweets :), Faculty Meeting (all staff)

Thursday, 2/13: PTO Parent Education Night Cancelled, Head Start -Children's Museum @ 8:45, REACH

Friday, 2/14: Valentine's Day Food Day, Math Meetings with Jeanna cancelled

News & Notes

Faculty Meeting, February 11th - All staff in attendance


Staff Development Agenda for the February 17th:

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast provided by Brazos Valley Credit Union

8:30-11:30 Our Own Apollo 11 Instructional Challenge

11:30-1:00 Lunch on Your Own (2nd-4th LA Teachers meet with Julie Cooper)

1:00-3:30 Grade Level Instructional Planning

1:00-1:30 3rd & 4th meet with Chris Parr (in his classroom)

1:30-2:00 1st & 2nd meet with Chris Parr

2:00-2:30 Kinder, SPED meet with Chris Parr

GP Rodeo: Our rodeo is just around the corner! We are just beginning to send out information to the staff and parents. We do have a sign up sheet in the office workroom if you would like to judge in the pie, cookies, cakes, and cupcake contest. Also, the teacher auction will be our only auction this year. Please turn in your auction of time with a student to Melanie.

PTO Movie Night: Friday, 2/7/14, from 6-8 we will be having our very own theater in the cafeteria! Come out and watch Ice Age 2 with fellow GP families.

Mustang Yee Haws!

50 Men Who Can Cook- We don't have a total amount as of yet, but we do know that the event raised over $125,000! Thank you to Joshua Booker and Jordan Killingsworth who were our very own cooks representing GP. They made blonde brownies. These were not your average type brownies. They were moist and made with applesauce! YUM!

CSHS Boys Basketball Team: Trying to celebrate the 100th day of school but fell short by 2 points, 98-70, the CSHS boys basketball team beat the Taylor Ducks and earned a bid to the district playoffs!!! The Cougars set a school scoring record and made a serious bid for the first 100 point game in the program's two year season. Great coaching Coach Sullivan, Kristy's husband! See article for more details:

Just another average day at the lunch table among colleagues!