Smoke Signals: Staff Edition

February 19-23

Monday, February 19 is a staff and student holiday!

Calendar events for the week...

Monday, 2/19:

  • 3:30 - TELPAS Calibration, option 3
Tuesday, 2/20:
  • 9:00 - CLT, Burkhalter off campus
  • 6:00 pm, District Rezoning Public Forum, WHS Fine Arts Center, Burkhalter attending

Wednesday, 2/21:

  • Peims meeting, Bigler attending

Thursday, 2/22:

  • RTI Meetings all day
  • 8:30 - K & 1 dental Hygiene program
  • 9:00 - Website Training - Burkhalter & Taylor off campus
  • 9:00 - AP meeting, East off campus
  • 1:00 - Website Training, East off campus

Friday, 2/23:

  • DEAR Day
  • Club Day

Spring Events...Mark your calendars!


February

2/23 - DEAR Day, Club day, Garden Dedidcation

2/27 - CAT Meeting #3; 4th ELAR DCA Window

March

3/1 - 1st grade program

3/5 - Benchmark Window - 3 & 4 Reading & Math, 5th Science

3/9 - Donuts with Dads

3/12-16 - Spring Break

3/29 - No Homework Night

3/30 - Good Friday, No School

April

4/6 - STAAR Rally for 4th & 5th grades, 2:00 pm, Cafeteria

4/9 - No Homework Night

4/10 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th Math

4/11 - STAAR 5th Reading

4/19 - Ladies First Field Trip

4/24 - CAT Meeting #4

4/25 - Brown Bag Lunch - Topic: Preparing for Junior High

4/26 - 2nd Grade Program

May

5/4 - No Homework Night

5/11 - Muffins with Moms

5/14 - STAAR 3 & 4 Math, 5 Math Retest

5/15 - STAAR 3 & 4 Reading, 5 Reading Retest

5/16 - STAAR 5 Science

5/18 - End of year party/field day

5/21 - Seniors Serve Day

5/22 - 5th grade Talent Show

5/22- 6:30 - Kindergarten Program

5/23 - 8:30 - 1st grade awards; 9:30 - 2nd grade awards

5/24 - 8:30 - 3rd grade awards; 9:30 - 4th grade awards

5/25 - 8:15 - 5th grade Elephant Walk, 8:30 5th grade awards

5/25 - Early Release, Last day of school

5/28 - Memorial Day, Staff & Student Holiday

5/29 - 31 - Professional Development, student holidays

June

6/14 - Last day for office staff

Week of 6/25 - STAAR, 3rd Administration

Wonderful Wednesdays in February!

I know February is a tough month for teachers. Spring break feels soooooooo far away and we still have two weeks of benchmark testing to do! We want to make sure that you feel extra special and have a little February fun!

Here's what we're going to do:

February 7 - Orange you glad it's the 100th day of school? Orange treats in the lounge

February 14 - Lots of Hugs and Kisses! You'll find an abundance of chocolate hugs and kisses to keep you going through Valentine's Day.

February 21 - It's Nacho Time! Nacho bar in the lounge

February 28 - It's Happy Hour! Sonic happy hour, that is...Sonic Drinks for everyone!


So, hang in there! It will be spring break before we know it :-)

DEAR Day

DEAR day is happening on Friday, February 23. Reading sessions will be at 8:45 and 10:15.


On DEAR Day, we like to provide breakfast and mid morning snacks for our readers. If you're interested in bringing something, you can sign up HERE

Spring Testing Dates

Benchmark Testing:


February 20 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

February 21 - 5th grade reading


March 5 - 3rd & 4th grade math

March 6 - 3rd & 4th grade reading

March 7 - 5th grade science


STAAR Testing:


April 10 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

April 11 - 5th grade reading


May 14 - 3rd & 4th grade math, 5th grade math retest

May 15 - 3rd & 4th grade reading, 5th grade reading retest

May 16 - 5th grade science

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