Patriot Press

February 3-7

Reminders/Announcements

TELPAS-- 2nd-5th Returning Raters- Don't forget to be working through the online Assembling and Verifying course. See the flowchart in the back of your red folder or Christina with questions.


Mix 96.5 will be helping with our morning car rider line. They will be giving away goodies, playing music and opening doors.

Transfer Information

You should have received an email from HR about the transfer window opening from HR. I will be placing a letter in your box next week about your intention for next year. Please fill it out and return to the folder in my box outside my door. This letter asks what your plans are for next year and if you are interested in changing grade levels.


February 1, 2020: Employee transfer application added to employee portal.

February 28, 2020: Employee transfer application closes on employee portal. This date will likely be extended.

Last day of instruction: Opportunity for principal (or supervisor) to allow transfer ends.

All employees can apply for a lateral transfer if they are not currently on any type of intervention plan for unsatisfactory performance. Employees placed on the “Priority Excess” list due to enrollment shifts must be placed in available positions (if they possess appropriate certificate).

ed in available positions (if they possess appropriate certificate).

Important Dates

National School Counseling Week

Feb. 3-14 Pennies for Patients drive


Pledge Helpers- Cruthirds


Feb. 3-

100th Day of school

Day 1


Feb. 4-

PL-1st grade

Curriculum study-3rd grade ELA

Wear your college shirt with jeans

Huddle 3:30 library

Washington D.C. Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. in the library

Day 2


Feb. 5

PL-1st grade

Collaboration

Admin Sub on campus-Jennifer Serrano

Talley out PM- LPAC

Day 3


Feb. 6

Curriculum Study-Kinder

Wave Tour-10:00-1:00

Shower for Yesenia 3:30 in lounge

Day 4



Feb. 7

Early Release Day

Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) kick off- K-2 9:00-9:30 and 3-5 9:45-10:15 in gym


Progress Reports go home

Talley out- PBIS meeting

Day 0

Friday Early Release

12:30-1:15-Lunch on your own

1:15-2:15-team planning

2:15-3:300-work in your rooms on progress reports, documentation for STAAR and RTI, parent contact with struggling learners

Jump Rope for Heart Presentation

American Heart Association will host a "kick-off" on Friday, February 7th for our Jump Rope for Heart event.This is our early release day. We will have two 30 minute sessions.

K-2 9:00-9:30

3-5 9:45-10:15

Technology-10 X 10 lessons

Reminder: By this time in the year you probably have completed the 10x10 lessons in your curriculum. These lessons were created to give teachers a guide to skills that students need to be successful using devices. Touch base with your team to see where you are as a grade level with the lessons, and which ones have been valuable to you!

Tip: Have students always go to Managed Bookmarks > SSO Portal when using the internet. All applications will then be signed in, and all websites or tiles clicked on should work seamlessly!

Progress Report Information

Progress Report Timeline and Information:

  • Grading period ends: Friday, January 31
  • Finalize deadline: Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 pm (or campus designated time)
  • Distribution: Friday, February 7

K-1: Progress Report Template was previously provided to the teacher by the LTC(also downloadable in the Empowered2Educate itslearning course under Skyward—Standards-Based-Grading)

o Progress Report file (25 copies in one file). Teachers may have chosen to make an electronic copy of the Q1 Progress Report file and edit existing responses for Q2, 3, and 4 progress reports, then save each PR file. Comments are required for K-1.

Grades 2-5: Skyward Progress Report

o Events should be entered in Skyward

o Comments added for individual events will print on the Q3 Progress Report

o Events marked missing are visible on the Progress Report

o Comments are not required unless specified by your campus. Teachers can type their own comments in Word, print and staple to PR, or they may be handwritten

o Click the NEW button for any new students to record grades from the previous CCISD school.See the LTC if assistance is needed.

o Data Specialists will be printing progress reports for grades 2-5.

12 Week Student Challenge-Week 5

5- Call THAT PARENT to tell them something they are doing well! Have they used a kleenex to blow their nose, giving a friend positive encouragement, sat in their chair for 15 minutes? If you need your class covered to do this, let us know! (This is NOT a text, message, note or email…VOICE TO VOICE!)

Teacher of the Year Nominations

I will have teacher of the year nomination forms in a folder outside of my door. If you would like to nominate any one, please fill out the form and return to my box.

VOOK-one year free!

Here a free resource if you want to check out!


A world of animated storybooks in your classroom!


Vooks brings children's books to life with animated illustrations, read-a-long text and narrated story. The ad-free platform features a variety titles that have been engaging students all across the world. Whether being used as part of the lesson or to wind class down, Vooks is a fun and versatile tool for the classroom.

Pennies for Patients Coin Collections

Our collection days will be


Feb. 5th

Feb. 12th

Feb. 14th


Please share in your newsletter to parents

National School Counseling Week

The theme for this year is Helping Build Better Humans!


On Wednesday during your morning meeting, you can ask your students how your school counselor helps you be better. We will have a sign in your box and you can jot some of their answers on.


On Thursday during your morning meeting, you can have your students help you complete the following sentence stem: Thank you Mrs. Ragghianti for _________________(something learned/gained from working with your school counselor) We will have a sign in your box


On Friday, during your morning meeting, answer the following stem- Better humans are......We will have a sign in your box

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Shout out to...


Dina Scott for bringing concrete patio stones to place under the playground benches so our feet won't get muddy!-Robin Gonzalez


Trish Falknor is always helpful, kind, encouraging and supportive. I am so grateful for her! She has benn so helpful with planning and always encourages me in everything!-Chelsea Krakowiak


Jennifer Salazar digs into new resources and bravely shares ideas while incorporating both new and old tools-Stephanie Hirsch


Christin Anderson helped me prioritize and organize all the skills of PMGT for this 9 weeks. Thank you for your empathy and positive attitude-Stephanie Hirsch


Jessica Eberle handles our frequent requests/questions/problems with grace and kindness. She is a hard worker that is EXCEPTIONAL at her job!-Carmen Bass


Marina Collier for sprucing up the restroom by the gym!

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Spring PL schedule

Character Corner

Word of the Month-Caring

Purposefull People words-Empathy

Sesame Street: Mark Ruffalo: Empathy
Empathy/Empathy for Kids/Empathy for Children/Empathy for Students
Sesame Street: About Friendship -- Caring