RES Staff Update

April 1-5, 2019

Celebrating Our Staff One Decade at a Time!

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Staff Appreciation Days

We look forward to celebrating our upcoming Staff Appreciation Days on each Monday in April. Each Monday we will celebrate a different decade. Feel free to participate by dressing up to match the fashion trends of that time. If you dress up, stop by Sally's office for a drawing ticket. You may also earn tickets by participating in our guessing games each week. You will guess the names of popular tv shows from each decade. Take a moment to read the fun trivia that will be posted on each table in the lounge--some top ten lists.

Monday, April 1: 1950's

Monday, April 8: 1960's/1970's

Monday, April 15: 1980's

Monday, April 22: 1990's

Monday, April 29: Current time

Staffing for Next Year

Thank you for completing your preference forms. Allocations should come tomorrow (cross your fingers). I'll update you once I have our final numbers.

Want to Know More About the Upcoming CFISD Bond Election in May?

This is a super informative video about the upcoming bond election. Regardless of your position, please vote!

Important Information Regarding Transfers for Employee's Children

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Reminders for This Week


Staff Appreciation: 50's Day (burgers, chips and coke floats for lunch)

A-Team Meeting @ 2:00 (time change)


Gerletti, Balsam & Nespeca @ PD

2nd Science Unit Test

STAAR Training @ planning

Kinder "graduation" pictures and 5th-grade class picture


TELPAS Check-in

Nespeca & McCollister @ AP Meeting

Nespeca @ API (4:00 pm)

Writing Committee Meeting (4:30 pm)


Staff Meeting (7:45 am)

Wolfe @ Meeting

2nd Math DPM



College/Career/HUGS Committee (8 am)

Spirit Day

Box Tops Due

Report Cards go home

Gerletti @ NPI (am)

2nd Math DPM

Garden Day (1st)

Calendar Updates-Bolded items are new this week

Monday, April 1

  • Staff Appreciation: 50's theme
  • Transfer window opens for staff and employee's children

Tuesday, April 2

  • Gerletti, Balsam & Nespeca @ Learning Leadership Institute
  • STAAR training during planning (in lieu of grade level meetings)
  • Kinder "graduation" pictures & 5th-grade class picture

Monday, April 8

  • Staff Appreciation: 60's/70's theme

Thursday, April 11

  • 2nd grade large group @ 3:00 (practice for program)

Friday, April 12

  • 2nd grade large group @ 3:00 (practice for program)

Monday, April 15

  • 2nd-grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)

Tuesday, April 16

  • 2nd-grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)
  • 2nd Grade Program (A&B at 6:00 pm; C&D at 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 17

  • Pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten (9:00-3:00)
  • Gerletti @ Zoom meeting (9 am)

Thursday, April 25

  • Moran @ Tech Liaison Meeting (4:30)
  • Choral Festival (4-8 pm)

Tuesday, April 30

  • Marco's Pizza Night (PTO)

Staff Dress for the Week

Monday-50's attire or jeans

Tuesday--Team Shirt Tuesday OR Professional Dress

Wednesday--Professional Dress or jeans if pineapple chart winner

Thursday- Jeans if you were a Fun Run Participant OR professional dress

Friday--Astros Shirts (opening day at Minute Maid Park), Spirit Shirt with jeans OR professional dress

Professional Development

Upcoming Appy Hours

Google Classroom- April 16th

SeeSaw- May 2nd

Google Drive- May 7th

More details coming soon!

In Case You Missed CFISD EdTech Live

The CFISD EdTech Live had some awesome sessions! The link below will take you a recording of the 4 sessions that were presented:

Marcia Kish: Blended Learning

Greg Gardner: We Video

Chris Akin: Accessible and Inclusive Tools for All (see the link below in the next section)

Meredith Akers: Create Communication That Stands Out: Branding Your School or Classroom

Each session lasts about 45 minutes, and each one has great information.

A link to resources that was shared about blended learning is: You can click on CFISD EdTech at the top to see great resources that were explained in the session.

Awesome Features for Students with Disabilities

Microsoft Accessibility Features

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2018-2019 Master Calendar

You will receive a paper copy of this. Please make sure to check the Staff Update each week for any changes.