Cabell Chargers

Week of December 6- December 11 Vol.1 Edition 17

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Principal's Note

Hello Cabell Staff,

We are on our last week before winter break! In our constant effort to "finding the time" you might ask, where did the time go? Well, the school day is a constant go-go-go, and it takes time to do the work of educating our future leaders.

Thank you for your participation in the District wide climate survey. Your feedback is valuable for continued improvement and growth.

continues this week. Remind students to be at school and be on time. Absent students will be pulled for make-ups as soon as they return. Make-ups will be every day this week after regular testing hours. Review schedule here.

RTI Interventions: Please enter all RTI interventions delivered during your planning or before you go home on Monday . Response to Intervention is at the heart of personalized learning. If we are truly creating learning paths for individual students, and providing instruction using the "one-size-fits-one" model, then we need to provide interventions for our students and monitor their progress to achieving their academic goals. Moreover, as educators we have a moral and professional responsibility to do everything in our power to ensure that all students grow and succeed academically, socially and emotionally.

On Thursday, Dec. 17th, the PTA will hold its general assembly and stage our winter carnival from 5:00-7:00 PM. We are asking all staff to plan to attend and volunteer 30 minutes of your time to help man one of the stalls/booths. It will be a fun evening for students, parents and staff.

PBIS class parties are on Thursday, December 17th. Please follow the steps that was sent out to teachers for a successful end of semester party to recognize students who consistently demonstrate positive behaviors.

Looking ahead, when we return from Winter break, both January 4th and 5th will be professional development days. January 4th will be on campus and will focus on our priorities/action steps for personalized learning. January 5th, from 1-4pm, will be across campuses in the Feeder Pattern and will focus on various content areas per grade level. Dubbed Job A-like, instructional coaches and teachers will lead these sessions in areas according to results from common assessments that need our attention. Ms. Robinson, Hamilton and Soto will present in writing. Ms. Bergener and Luna will co-present in math. Teachers will receive more specific details during the week.

MAP testing Winter Testing Window opens when we return from winter break: Wednesday, January 6th - Tuesday, January 26th

As part of our 10 DAYS OF HOLIDAY FUN, on Wednesday, December 16th, the administrative team will host a Holiday Luncheon for staff in room 114. On Friday, we'll have Coffee with the ED, Principal and Asst. Principal. We'll set up at the main entrance of the school at 7:45 am. It's an opportunity for us to briefly meet, say thank you and greet staff a Happy Holiday. Our Executive Director will join us around 9:30. Parents, community members and partners of the school are invited to stop by around 9:00 with the same purpose of us saying thank you, keeping them engaged with the school and wishing them a happy holiday.

Wear Jeans on Monday, and add a little jingle as well!
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Action Required

  • Update RTI plans in SchoolNet, Due Friday 18th
  • PTA General meeting, December 17th, 5-7pm

Upcoming Events

No staff meeting/PD, Monday 12/14 (Great time to work on RTI plans)
ACP Testing, December 14-17
Coffee w/ED, Friday 12/18, 9:30 am
Job A-like, Tuesday 1/5, 1-4pm
Teacher Announcement:

Come to see the highly-acclaimed documentary Most Likely To Succeed at the Texas Theatre on Tuesday, December 15th -- doors open at 6, screening starts at 6:30 Event is free, but RSVP via Eventbrite here

MAP testing returns as we come back from Winter Break (Jan 6-26). If you would like to get an early start in preparing your students please take a look at this document that includes some helpful information.

Cabell Students Participate in the Hour of Code

Many Cabell students participated in The Hour of Code this past week during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science where students of ages 4 and up can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Students can go beyond the Hour of Code and continue learning online with Code Studio.

Habits of Mind: Strive for Accuracy

As we spend these two weeks focusing on ACP's and our student academic performance, let's encourage students strive for accuracy in their work.
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Mission Statement

our mission is to promote student success through a high quality education. For every child to succeed, we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations. Only the courageous pursuit of excellence will lead to success.