January 16th, 2018 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

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Students Experiences

  • A thriving student experience comes from an environment that engages and connects students to each other and with staff.
  • In LISD, we know students thrive when they are engaged in their learning and feel a sense of belonging in our schools.
  • When students are provided enriching opportunities outside the classroom, they will find success not only in school but in their lives beyond our hallways.

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Students Experiences at Lewisville ES

Help me to share with the district how in Lewisville Elementary we prepare our Ponies for College and Career Readiness.

Tweet to #LISDCULTURE and #Thepony way your pictures and videos demonstrating how we provide our students with engaging and enrich opportunities. Begin your tweet with LV ES..

More about Students Experiences Character Traits Hoof Prints and Positive Referral Hoof Prints

Thank you to the counselors for promoting the positive referrals Hoof Prints to encourage kindness, responsibility, respect, compassion, perseverance and integrity.

Each week I will be looking into the boxes outside the counselors offices downstairs and upstairs and I will be selecting some students Hoofprints. I will call the students during the week and bring them to my office. What the office? Yes the office but as a positive referral instead of a behavior referral. I will call their parents telling them about their positive referral. I will also announce their names on the announcements.

I realize that I know the names of the students that are constantly in my office due to behavior but we need to recognize the students that constantly make good choices.

Please keep using the Hoof Prints and recognize the Ponies across the campus.


NEU Connect and Powerful Symbolism!

You should have received an email from Damen Lopez with a link to access NEU Connect. This is a wonderful resource to search for ideas on how to continue implementing the 6 Essemptional Systems. Take some time to explore this amazing resource.

Remember to continue practicing your grade level chant as well as you college chants. Transitions from one place to the other is a great time to practice chants. Take every opportunity to talk to the students about college.

For example, choose a reading passage or book related to college. Create math problems using college names.

I found this document with ways to bring the college conversation into the classroom in different subject on the NEU Connect site.

We will have a NEU Connect Webinar with Mr. Lopez soon.

A Minute with the LASes

Equity is always an interesting topic, especially when we are trying to close the gap for our Bil/ESL, African American students, or those in situation of poverty.

Let's try something new, let's have a Coffee Talk!

  • Go to the Padlet below and choose one out of the three articles.
  • Share a reflection, you might also want to comment on another people's thought.
  • Go to the right upper corner of the article post, and click on the three dots. Connect your reflection to the article.

We are curious about the patterns, trend of thoughts and also the different point of views that we can discover from our reflections.

Thanks for participating!


Resource Round-Up

Having trouble finding time to get to Science every day? Try including a Science station during your literacy block!

The Poetry Friday Anthology For Science by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong is a perfect resource to make this happen. It contains poems leveled by grade that cover all science topics. They also include ideas on how to best utilize the poems in class, if you choose not to use them in a poetry station.

We only have one copy on campus, but you are more than welcome to come to the Think Spot and select poems that you may need. We can make copies for you to utilize in your classroom.

PLC Update

One of Dr. Rogers Goals is – 90% of classrooms will have evidence of strong alignment to the district curriculum and/or TEKS based on classroom walk data. Standard alignment is the 3rd Exceptional System for NEU. In Lewisville ES we began our learning about standar alignment since last year. At the beginning of the year you had the opportunity to do a Rainbow Planner for Language Arts.

During our January 19th PLC we will develop a Language Arts Rainbow Planner for the next 9 weeks. Click here for the agenda.

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January 19th Early release day!

We will be serving lunch for the staff from 12:00 to 1:00 enjoy!

From 1:00 to 3:30 we will have staff learning.

We will continue working on the goal of Standard Alignment, Strategic Planning and the 6 Exceptional Systems

Click here to see agendas:

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4th/5th & K/1st Teachers - Rally Leader Information

Greetings Kinder, 1st, 4th & 5th teachers –

The students have applied to be leaders & now we need your help to make this a success.

These are some things to know-
  • Students main task is during cheers & chants be extra involved and helpful & then help students dismiss to ESD, daycare and car.
  • 4th grade paired with 1st grade students
  • 5th grade paired with Kinder student
  • The students first rally to help is Jan. 22
  • 4th & 5th grade students need to leave on Mondays at 2:10 to meet the K & 1st grade students by 2:15 p.m.
  • 4th & 5th will come introduce themselves to your K & 1 class this Thursday at the end of the day (Friday is early release & there is a lot happening). Please have them meet Mrs. Burleson and Miss Lawson downstairs by the elevator to be escorted to their classrooms.

Here are the student assignments

This was the information given to the students about expectations & dates during a Wednesday AM meeting

This program is very new, so it will continue to develop and shape.
Thank you for your patience & flexibility.

Our January Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Month Winners!


Wow look at all of the teacher and paraprofessional that were nominated for the Month of January!

Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Lewisville Elementary Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday January 16th

  • PLC in DataHub
  • Math LF

Wednesday January 17th

  • Multilingual Coordinator
  • LA ACT
  • Dress for Success Day
  • Staff Learning @3:15 (Snack and Share 5th)

Thursday January 18th

  • LA K-2 LF
  • Inst. Tech ACT
  • McDonald’s Night

Friday January 19th

  • Student Early Release 11:45/End of 9 Weeks
  • PLC
  • LVES Spirit Day
  • Special education Co teach PLC AM

Staff Shout Outs

  • Mr. Anderson for always being available to bounce ideas off of one another.
  • The 4th Grade Team for always providing laughter and fun!
  • Ms. Satterla for bringing in diverse methods to reach the cultural and and clients in her classroom.
  • Ms.Veronica Hernandez for giving us all these techie challenges! I am loving using what I have learned!
  • Mrs. Kilam- Thank you for your HUGE supply of clothing for our students! Very grateful!!
  • Thank you Mrs. Scruggs for handling all of our ponies with respect and love.
  • Thank you Mrs. Satterla for covering morning duty for people in a moment's notice.
  • Mrs. Morales, Mrs. Hernandez, Mrs. Scruggs & Coach W. thank you for your morning duty joy outside.
  • Mrs. Valdes thanks for all your time after school making sure my questions are answered.
  • Mrs. Vando thank you for covering a million details every day.
  • Mrs. Holguin thank you for diligent efforts to keep track of ipads (especially when students are moving out).
  • Ms. Lawson thanks for helping me out with the rally leader meeting.
  • Click here to submit your Shout Out.

January Birthdays

Jackie Garcia January 06

Kim Kilam- January 05

Rosemary Dickinson- January 20

Paul Wieczorek- January 23