Monday Morning Message (3/28/2016)

Every Child - Everyday!

General Information

Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their 3 day Easter weekend. We have STAAR testing on March 29th ad March 30th. It is important that we are all present and function as a full team. I will be conducting contract talks with you this week. Expect to start seeing invitations to come through your email. See you around the campus!

Reminders & Information

  • Dress Code: Do not allow students to sit in your classroom out of dress code. If you allow them to bend this rule, they will attempt to bend others.
  • Time Clock - Remember to clock in and out each day. Missing a clock in or out once or twice is okay, but if it is a persistent problem it may affect your PDAS appraisal.
  • Please be at your door during transitions. If you are on your conference period please come out and help to monitor the hallways.
  • Remind your students to walk on the right side of the hallway during the passing periods.
  • Do not let students out of class without a pass that includes their name, destination, time, date. We are trying to reduce the amount of time that students are out of the classroom and we would like to be able to quickly determine where they should be.
  • Remind students of the "lending grant" chromebooks that we have that are available to check out and go home with them.
  • Remember to follow the discipline ladder with students in your classroom. Try different interventions and parent contact before sending a student to the office. If it is a level 3 offense, send them to the office immediately. If you have any questions, please ask Ms. Smith or Mr. Swacker.

Deadlines

  • Grades - Make sure that you are inputting 2 daily grades per week. The administrators will check on Tuesdays to verify grades have entered.

Weekly Discipline Incentive

Each week we have a competition among the pods to see which pod has the least amount of tardies and discipline referrals. The top 2 pods with the least amount of tardies and referrals will get a free dress day on Friday. The teachers of those pods will receive one free "JEANS DAY!" The grade level that has the least amount of tardies and referrals will also receive electronic devices during lunch for the following week. We also have a weekly attendance goal of 97%. If the weekly attendance goal of 97% is meet, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be able to use electronic devices during lunch for the week. The winners for this week are:



Free Dress Friday


Rice Owls

UTSA Roadrunners


Electronics During Lunch


6th Grade

8th Grade


Attendance Incentive


Goal: 97%

Attendance: 96.40%

Status: Not Met

N.M.S. Stallions

Remember, we are the Best school with the Best students and the Best faculty and staff. Good, Better, Best!!! Never let it rest, until your good gets better and your better gets best!

ELA STAAR Writing Blitz

Monday, March 28th, 8:30am-4:15pm

TAMU Pod & PVAMU Pod

Preparation to get students ready for 7th Grade Writing STAAR test.

STAAR 7th Grade Writing

Tuesday, March 29th, 8:30am-4:15pm

Campus Wide

STAAR 8th Math Writing

Tuesday, March 29th, 8:30am-4:15pm

Campus Wide

Grade Input Deadline

Tuesday, March 22nd, 8am

12117 Garrett Road

Houston, TX

Please input at least 2 daily grades for the previous week.

STAAR 8th Grade Reading

Wednesday, March 30th, 8:30am-4:15pm

Campus Wide

CAP Promotion Ceremony

Wednesday, March 30th, 5-6:15pm

Gym

CAP Leadership Lockin #6

Friday, April 1st, 5pm

12117 Garrett Road

Houston, TX

Teen Book Conference

Saturday, April 2nd, 9am-5pm

7555 Howell Sugar Land Road

Houston, TX

Zoning Meeting

Monday, April 11th, 6-7pm

NMS Cafeteria

Information about zoning for next year will be shared with parents and stakeholders.

Zoning Meeting

Thursday, April 14th, 6-7pm

KMS Cafeteria

Information about zoning for next year will be shared with parents and stakeholders.