Volume 6, Issue 18____Jan. 6, 2014

Gattis Gossip

This Week at Gattis....


  • Welcome Back!
  • Staff Work Day


  • Students return - Second semester begins
  • LaWanda off campus at PD
  • Campus wide writing assignment
  • MOY BAS testing window opens (Jan. 7-24)


  • LaWanda off campus for PD
  • 3:05 Faculty Meeting - Review Narrative Compositions


  • LaWanda off campus for PD


  • 7:35 Morning assembly

A Look Ahead....

Jan. 6 Staff Workday

Jan. 7-25 MOY BAS testing window

Jan. 8-9 Universal Screening

Jan. 15 Report cards go home

Jan. 17 Austin Jazz 1:15 (3rd-5th grades)

Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Day/ School holiday/Bad weather day

Jan. 22 Awards Assemblies

  • Kinder 8:00
  • 1st Grade 8:45
  • 2nd Grade 9:30

Jan. 23 Awards Assemblies

  • 4th Grade 8:00
  • 5th Grade 8:45
  • 3rd Grade 9:30

January Birthdays

Jan. 1 Kheyne Hodan

Jan. 5 Corinna Valle

Jan. 7 Jami Johnson

Testing Accommodations - ACTION REQUIRED

3rd, 4th, & 5th grade teachers, interventionists, and special ed. teachers:

Please remember to review student accommodations for upcoming testing. You can find the accommodations in Google Drive under Gattis Testing Accommodations or by clicking the link below. There were very few accommodations noted for our English Language Learner for the first round of CBAs. Homeroom teachers are responsible for making sure their ELLs are receiving accommodations. Please review students carefully and let me know if you are using accommodations for testing other than those noted. Gabi is a great resource if you need to review information about allowable accommodation. A major qualifier for language accommodations is that a student is regularly and effectively using the accommodation in class.


Professional Resource of the Week!

Are you looking for a professional book to read to start off the new year? Here are a couple of great choices to consider, along with an article from Edutopia to support you in keeping your new year resolutions!

Habits of the Mind for the New Year (article)


The Power of Our Words (book)


Independent Reading Inside the Box (book)