Monday Minute

October 17, 2016


No birthdays this week

In the Know

Attendance Incentive Plan

If you are interested in developing an Attendance Incentive Plan, please meet in the library 3:15-3:45, Monday, October 17, 2016.

Mighty Fine Blue Jay

Mighty Fine Blue Jay will begin next week. If you are new, please see your PLC Leader for more information. PLC Leaders got input from you and agreed on the following procedures:

1. 1 MFBJ will be selected per class per week

2. MFBJ will be annouced in class on Friday.

3. The parent will be emailed or phoned using this script on Friday. MFBJ Script

4. Certificates are sent home on Friday with the student.

4. Teachers will submit MFBJ names to Valerie for the newsletter by midnight Thursday using the MFBJ Link.

The handbook has been updated with a page called Mighty Fine Blue Jay which includes the scripts and link to the Google Form.

Selfie Booth

The PTA is going to have a selfie booth at Blue Jay Bash. They are looking for at least 4 teacher volunteers to wear the mascot costume and be available for pictures at the booth. Please email me if you are interested. We have 3 but need one more person to step up!


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I shared a letter with you to send home to your families and a paper copy will go home Tuesday. We want to make sure everyone knows how to stay connected.

Teacher Workroom Projects

Hope you're doing well!

There are few things that I wanted to let you and the staff know about the teacher workroom projects-

1. All completed teacher workroom projects will be delivered in the same box in the teacher workroom where teachers submit their new projects. The completed projects will not be delivered to the specific teacher's classroom.

2. I would request a teacher to email me if she/he requires a specific project to be completed within a day or two so that projects do not lag behind.

3. Teacher workroom does not take care of lamination for the teachers as of now.

Thank you so much!



Fixed Asset Inventory

All RRISD campuses and departments are required to have certain items inventoried by the Fixed Asset Specialist on a periodic basis. These are: 1) items with an original, individual purchase value over $1,000 and 2) items that have been specifically identified (e.g. computers).

The inventory of Brushy Creek is scheduled to begin the Morning of October 18, 2016. This process does not require all staff to be present and will take one or two days to complete.


Monday: Valerie

Tuesday: Toni

Wednesday: Valerie

Thursday- Pam

Friday- Pam

This Week

10/17 K-2 Picture Day

10/17 Nearpod Training- 2nd Grade

10/17 Attendance Incentive Plan Development Meeting, Room 338, 3:15-3:45

10/18 3-5 Picture Day

10/18 Fixed Asset Inventory

10/18 Valerie off-campus all day

10/19 SEPAC Coffee, library, 7:00-7:40

10/19 Unity Day- Wear Orange!

10/19 Staff Meeting, library, 3:15-4:10

10/21 Blue Jay Bash, 6-8 pm

10/21 Reflections Entries Due

10/21 Sweatshirt Pre-Orders Due

Upcoming Dates

10/24 Literacy Partners Begin

10/24-28 Red Ribbon Week

10/25 Load Report Cards

10/25 Valerie off-campus all day

10/25 Report Cards Due

10/26 Early Release

10/26 Brushy Creek Night at PDQ

10/31 International Children's Day Assemblies

11/1 Pam off-campus AM

11/1 TAG Parent Information Night

11/3 Author Visit- 1st and 3rd Only

11/3 Mentoring Minutes

11/4 International Children's Day

11/8 PLC Leader Meeting

11/9 BCE Staff Meeting

11/10 4th Grade Musical

11/12 World Class Leadership Conference

11/15 McNeil Feeder Pattern Vertical Concert

11/17 Thanksgiving Lunch

11/18 Turkey Trot

11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break