iCan@ KellerHarvel

May 4 - 8

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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iCan@KHES Staff Meetings every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30

May 7 - Major Text Types

May 14 - Using Features of Literary Text to Guide Reading

May 21 - Using Features of Informational Text to Guide Reading

May 28 - Class Placement Planning

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Keller ISD Teacher of the Year

The Keller ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year will be announced Saturday night at the Education Foundation Gala! Robin Allen is one of the top 5 finalists and could very well be named THE best elementary teacher in Keller ISD.

We know that she is THE best! Be thinking of her Saturday night and check on our Facebook page, Twitter feed or your Remind text message from me for the announcement.

Surprised & Honored

Nurse Rhonda was surprised today at the KISD PTA Brag Luncheon. She has been given an Honorary Lifetime Membership from Texas PTA for her contributions to helping raise money for Casey's Kids & the ADA Diabetes Walk. We love you Nurse Rhonda!!!!!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

4/27 - 5/15 - TPRI Window of K, 1, 2


5/4 - Kindergarten field trip to the Omni Theater at Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History

5/4-5/15 AIMs Web EOY testing for 3rd & 4th grade

5/6 - 4th grade visits BCI

5/5 - 4th grade Play Day (if rained out, moved to 5/12)

5/7 - Art Show, 4th grade Drummers & Bucket Drummers perform

5/7 - BCI Parent Orientation (for our 4th grade parents)

5/8 - Muffins with Mom in the cafe starting at 7:00 am

5/11 - CEIC Meeting

5/11 - Kinder Orientation Meeting 6:00 - 7:00

5/15 - Camp KHES

5/19 - Staff Luncheon hosted by 3rd grade

5/22 - Volunteer Breakfast

5/29 - Reading A-Z levels due

D.A.V.E. Lessons

The ROCK lessons on bullying that Stephen has done with students during his Guidance lessons count as your required D.A.V.E. lessons. Stephen has a form that needs to be signed by you. We are going to add this to the EOY checklist as a reminder for you to stop by and sign.
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Out of Adoption Textbooks

We will be receiving the extra large Gaylord boxes in the next couple of weeks to store all of the out of adoption textbooks. Books that are out of adoption are as follows:

  • Grades K-4 – Music – McGraw Hill – Spotlight on Music & Quaver
  • Grades K-4 – Drama Works, Point Click Teach
  • Grades K-4 – Davis (print edition) Explorations, Arts Attack
  • Grades K-12 – Digital Art Image Subscription
  • Grades K-5 – Pearson – myWorld Social Studies (English & Spanish)

You will be able to put all materials that go along with these resources in the boxes AND can put other ancillary materials, samples, old dictionaries, etc. in the Gaylord boxes to help you potentially clear out some extra space in your classroom or storage room.

2015-2016 School Year ~ What's Happening or What's New?

Master Schedule

Thank you to all of the teams for providing continuous feedback regarding the Master Schedule for next year. As I have shared in all of our meetings this week, it is a work in progress. The original copy and the second draft are still in the revision phase as I will continue to tweak a few things. Your team leader may have the answer to a question you have however please know that you can continue to come to me or Jane for help. Here is what will stay in place with the master schedule for next year:

  • 50 minutes of Co-curr/Conference/Planning
  • 20 minutes of recess
  • 20-30 minutes of Cowboy Time for interventions, flexible grouping, and/or Pull Outs. (not for study hall, extra recess or DEAR time)
  • Co-curr will not have a morning or afternoon duty so that they can help cover in the cafe during lunches.

KHES Calendar

The KHES Calendar has been updated for the 2015-2016 school year. Team leaders helped add many of our regularly scheduled events and some new ones to the calendar. Campus PD and District PD dates have been added as well. Topics will be added at a future date.

Campus Improvement Plan goals

Based on your feedback from "The One Thing", our goals next year will focus on the following areas:

  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Guided Reading
  • Our Instructional Rounds Problem of Practice
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