Super Star News Update

February 15 - February 19

“Discretion is the better part of valor.” ― William Shakespeare

"Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience."

-Washington, George. Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation: a Book of Etiquette. Williamsburg, VA: Beaver Press, 1971.

George Washington, sometime before the age of 16, transcribed Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation. This is one of my favorite new discoveries. I encourage you to review these and even discuss with your students or children! (It has proven a great discussion starter in the Hunt home!)

Hunt's Corner

Bids: Thank you Jon and Elizabeth for a great reminder of how our actions and words are received by others. I have caught myself all week needing to be more mindful of the bids around me. Every one of you is a Teacher to our students--such a powerful thing! They bid for our attention and approval each day. Thank you for intentionally crafting an environment of true passion and compassion for our students and for each other. What a special place to be!

Items to Note

  • Six Flags Reading Tickets: These are due! Please submit to Lisa by February 24. If you need additional sheets, extra copies are printed and waiting in Lisa's box!
  • Dance, Dance, Dance! As a fundraiser for their upcoming field trip to Austin, the 4th grade will be hosting a parent/child dance on March 10! No obligation to others to help, but of course you are invited to pitch in. For any who choose to come and support this great effort, your kindness is appreciated and a Jeans Day Pass awaits, as a token of our gratitude.
  • Park Permission: Several of you sent home the Park Permission Slip earlier in the year, for taking students to the Far Away Park! If you have not yet done so, please send these home next week. We regularly take students beyond the bounds of school property for field day, mile club, incentives, and other activities, and need to make sure we have this on file. Thank you! :) (Do any of you already have this developed in Spanish that you would be willing to share?)
  • Penny Drive: Thank you for rallying to support the Crowley House of Hope through our annual Penny Drive; We have raised over $500! Some have asked for clarification on procedures. Here they are: 1) Students bring their change. 2) Teachers collect and count the change daily, writing the daily total on the white envelope. 3) Math UIL students begin at 2:00 to collect the envelopes. Math UIL students use the totals to graph the race totals, developing these math skills. 4) White envelope is returned to teachers and totals are shared. 5) Drive is extended through Thursday, 2/18. Thursday (2/11), Friday (2/12), and Tuesday(2/13), UIL students will not come by. Please keep your change in a safe place until someone comes by to collect the next day. However, if you collect a substantial amount, you may bring the envelope to the office to place in the safe.
  • Clarification: Last week's news letter attachment included a generic template for our early release days this year. Our Kindness Celebrations will be on February 12, prior to Valentine's Day. There are no parties scheduled for February 19. Thank you for asking when you had questions, and I hope this helps! :)
  • Kindness Celebrations: February 12th we continue to celebrate kindness together! Sheyla has graciously opened her door once more to students who for religious reasons will not be participating with your class.
  • Safety: Thank you for keeping our classrooms and labs locked and safe! I also really want to thank you for being at your doors and welcoming students at 7:25. Many of you begin earlier than this! Your ready smiles each morning ensure our students begin the day in a positive, calm way, and your promptness keeps our hallways smooth and safe. It also allows our support staff to attend to the many other obligations they have to best support the rest of our teachers and students. You make the difference!
  • Early Release February 19 and Staff Development February 22: Please see attached schedules and register online in Eduphoria for both days.
  • Date Changes: The 2nd Grade Play has been moved to April 21. Our April Parent Partner/Science Night will be hosted by the Perot Museum of Dallas on April 14. More info to come!
  • Staff Meeting Topic: Technology, please bring your ipads/laptops, and desire to learn! Also upcoming, Perfect Attendance drawings and Teacher, Employee, and Parent Volunteer of the Year nominations!
  • Sandra, thank you for sending your students to lead us in Announcements this week. We're looking forward to hearing from Julie Bair's class!

CPOC Meeting

Monday, Feb. 15th, 4pm

1601 Country Manor Road

Fort Worth, TX

Early Release

Friday, Feb. 19th, 11:45am

1601 Country Manor Road

Fort Worth, TX

Staff Development/Student Holiday

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 8am

1601 Country Manor Road

Fort Worth, TX

Please register in Eduphoria!