RES Staff Update

January 15-19, 2018

Staff Dress for This Week


Monday-Holiday (MLK Day)

Tuesday-Team Shirt Tuesday with jeans or professional dress

Wednesday-Professional dress

Thursday-Professional dress

Friday-Robison Spirit Day (Jeans with spirit shirt)

Teacher of the Year

Just a friendly reminder that nominations are due by Tuesday, January 16. Thank you for the nominations that I have received up until now. You may nominate more than one colleague. The form is attached below.

Calendar Updates

Several events have been added to the calendar. Please be sure to update your paper copy or your digital calendar with these updates. The Rocket Fest is a major fundraiser, and we really need our staff to be in attendance and show support. There will be some type of game/booth for staff. Last year we had a dunking booth. I've asked for something "safer", so I'll let you know. Bingo Night is a secondary fundraiser. If you are interested in calling numbers for a game (lots of fun), please let me know. There will be approximately 10 games. I cannot be sure of the time for each game, but if you have a particular time that you are not available during the event (6 to 9 pm), please let me know. This was great fun last year, and we've moved it to Cy-Woods cafeteria to allow for more room.


January 19
- Spirit Shop during lunches & Spring Creek delivers prizes to winning homerooms from previous spirit night

January 22- 4th grade Garden Day (rescheduled from Jan. 26)

January 24- PTO Coffee Bar for staff

January 26-WATCH Dogs Donuts with Dad RSVP goes home

January 29- Super Bowl Squares begin (tied to Twitter)

January 30- Name That Book competitions for 3rd, 4th & 5th during their large group (parent invited) & Spring Creek Spirit Night

January 31- Pennies for Patients rep talks to students at lunches

February 2- Field Day t-shirt order forms go home & Lip Sync battles (2:00 for 4/5; 2:30 for 2/3; and 3:00 for K/1--Boosterthon incentive for reaching our goal!)

February 6-Final Name That Book Competition (9 am- parents invited)

February 9- Gerletti @ Vertical Team Meeting (am) & Robison Bingo Night at Cy-Woods (6 to 9 pm)

February 16-Deadline for completing mid-year conferences

March 5-Staff Chili Cook-Off

March 9-4th & 5th Growth & Development course during large group

March 23-Rocket Fest (5 to 9 pm)

March 24-Superintendent's Fun Run (change from original date of Feb. 17)

District Attendance Incentive

Congratulations to all of our staff who were eligible for the drawing! Our lucky winner for this semester is RANDA GROSS!! Randa will attend the board meeting on Monday and will receive her check for $1,600!

Congratulations!

Congrats to Amanda Norwood for being a Houston Marathon finisher! This was her first marathon, and she did an amazing job!

Thank You

Thank you to our first-grade team for their flexibility last week during the transition of adding a class. While Jamie and Brooke were getting their rooms ready, the team stepped up to take on extra students. Jamie and Brooke worked quickly to make their classrooms welcoming for their students. Jamie's class is now located in the kiva, while Brooke's class is in Jamie's previous room. If you haven't had the opportunity to stop by Brooke's room, please take a moment to stop by and welcome her!

E-Track

Our first week of E-track will kick off on Wednesday. Your rosters will be ready for you on Tuesday. Thank you all for working swiftly to make this happen. Please take time to take pictures of your students engaged in your class. You may save them on the staff drive. I'll create a folder just for these pictures, and this will allow me to share them in our next Rocket Register. I will be unable to go around to take pictures. When you do save them, please name them with your last name or the subject of your course. Thank you so much!


Each grade level should work together to create their adjusted schedules to allow for all subjects to be taught on these days. Kindergarten and 1st grade should decide on their rotation schedule.


E-track dates are:


Wednesday, January 17

Wednesday, January 24

Wednesday, January 31

Wednesday, February 7

Tuesday, February 13


All sessions will take place from 3:00 to 3:45.

PBIS Survey

The School Improvement and Accountability Department will be launching the PBIS Effective Behavior (EBS) Survey on Tuesday, January 16th. The EBS Survey window will close on Friday, January 26th.

This survey is so important to our campus' growth with PBIS. I encourage all of you to complete the survey. We are aiming for 100% participation, and if we can do this, everyone will earn a day of "comfy dress" (athletic wear or jeans).

The results from our EBS Survey are instrumental in our continued refinement of the implementation of the PBIS process on our campus.

Pineapple Chart

You may have already heard about the pineapple chart from your team leader. I've attached a video that helps to explain the philosophy behind this. Before team meetings next week, please share any thoughts or ideas about this concept before we implement this. There is a lot of information on Twitter that you can find by searching #pineapplechart if you would like more information. As we expect our students to be lifelong learners, this is one way to encourage us all to do the same. We have excellent teachers and examples of great teaching to share with one another. Let's not miss the opportunity for PD right here under our own roof!
https://youtu.be/LetSn2331-M

Professional Development Opportunities

Multiple Quantum Learning opportunities on Saturdays at Cy-Woods HS beginning February 10

Speaker Amy Cuddy @ The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 10 (8am to noon- 4 hours of PD)

Link to CFISD EdCamp on January 20

What is an EdCamp?

https://youtu.be/I7DwCI7j0Bg
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Upcoming Twitter Challenge

We will have two one-week Twitter Challenges coming up! The week of January 22-26, all staff are encouraged to tweet something out each day using our hashtags (#catchthespirit and #robisonspirit). Share something positive about our students or staff, and we can flood Twitter with highlights of our campus. All staff who post one tweet per day will be in the drawing for the #winner t-shirt. You must post a tweet every day (5 days) during that week. One drawing slip will be given to each participant.


The week of January 29-February 2, we'll continue with our daily tweet challenge. During this week, you will earn a ticket for every tweet (up to 2 per day). The "tickets" will actually be stickers for our Super Bowl squares. The Super Bowl squares have been a tradition at Robison. Instead of the t-shirt, you'll be competing for a square on one of our Super Bowl boards. Prizes for the winners will be given out for each quarter. This is the same concept that you have played with other Super Bowl squares, except the prizes are not monetary. Prizes will include: Sonic Drink (1st quarter), Week of Jeans (halftime), Lunch on Robison (3rd quarter), and Sonic drink+week of jeans+lunch on Robison (final score). We will have as many boards as we need.


Get ready to tweet!

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Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.