Davis Staff Friday Flyer

Building Better Brains!

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Counselor Appreciation Week!!!

Make sure you thank and show love to our wonderful counselor this week.

Calendar

Upcoming Dates


February 8-11: Friendship Week- Details coming soon.

February 12: Valentine's Day Parties

February 15: No School for Students/ Professional Learning Day for Teachers

February 23: "Math: A BIG Deal" Math Night for Families! 6:00 PM

February 29-March 4: Spring Book Fair sponsored by PTA

March 3: (Thursday) Open House!

March 7-11: Spring Break! No School!

March 25: Good Friday Holiday- No School

Spotlight on Professional Learning

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What awesome things are going on at Davis?

Interactive Word Walls are wonderful tools in your classroom. Research them for yourself or search Science Toolkit on Facebook. There are tons of examples and information. You could also ask our very own Sarah Woods. She has been using those in her classroom, and they are great.


In 5th grade, students make 3D timelines and board games to showcase their knowledge of the American Revolution. They are also participating in Genius Hour. I will get some pictures and post them next time. They are really cool. Its amazing what the students will do when they have the freedom to choose their output.


Teachers-I know you have come across great articles and different professional learning things. If it is amazing, send it to me so I can share it with the teachers. Thank you

Links

Here are a few good resources in regards to digital citizenship and safety. Thank you Tina V. for sharing.


Common sense media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Coppa

http://www.coppa.org/

Cyberwise

http://www.cyberwise.org/

Digita Citizenship

http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/

Inctrl: teaching digital citizenship

http://www.teachinctrl.org/

Is the tech talk the new sex talk

http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3266/is-the-tech-talk-the-new-sex-talk-5-things-for-parents-to-know.html

Practical Advice for raising kids in the digital age

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/denise-lisi-derosa/practical-advice-for-rais_b_8474258.html

Why your kids love snap chat and why you should let them

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/why-your-kids-love-snapchat-and-why-you-should-let-them/?_r=0


Pearson Social Studies Webinar

https://vimeo.com/149665746

Share at Professional Learning Wednesday

There are some great new and innovative teaching practices happening at Davis. Please share so all of our kids can benefit! You can also add ideas you would like shared.

Want to brag on a member of Team Davis?

So many great things going on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find new apps and web tools for my learners?

http://k-12.pisd.edu/hotspot/


How do I access the building on the weekends?

Contact Brenda Terenas or Jan West


I need to know how to request a day off/access the copy machine/send a fax.

The staff handbook is located at: https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/document/d/1NRqWSqHZJ8cJ5w1Ck29DxImlK04MijfIdlnOd_8sUmo/edit?usp=sharing

Happy Birthday, Peanuts Style! #1 - Dance Party

Happy Birthday to You!!!

November Birthdays

Regina 11/6

Carolyn 11/13

Danielle 11/15

Christy 11/16

Angie 11/19

Allyson 11/21

Kristin 11/22

Sandra 11/22

Tina V. 11/23

Cristina 11/27

Tina W. 11/27


February Birthdays

Perry 2/5

Whitney 2/8

Carol 2/8

Jennifer 2/14

Stephanie 2/14

Joyce 2/15