Thursday Brief

February 14, 2019

I Survived Valentine's Day Edition...

Fun Run!!!!

Teachers!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXCITEMENT! Really, thank you for the positivity regarding this fun run fundraiser. I really hope this will be a great way for our school to earn the money we could use for PE and TECHNOLOGY! I would love to earn enough to have technology available for our classrooms on a regular basis.


Here are some clarifications on questions from our Teacher Meeting/s:


HOW FLAT PLEDGES EQUAL LAP PLEDGES & PRIZES

Funrun.com takes care of all calculations regarding the Pledge O Meter totals— If a student gets a pledge for $30 in flat donation, it will add $1 per lap to the class’ Pledge O Meter total online. It works similarly for prizes.

Students receive prizes for the accumulation of both flat donations and per lap pledges! For example, if a student gets a number of pledges/flat donations that add up to $30, they will receive the 10 MindSpark Gears prize. If you’re looking for a breakdown, you can multiply all of the prize reward levels by 30 and you’ll have that answer! :) And yes, the prizes are rewarded for cumulative pledges. Funrun.com takes care of tracking all of that information when sponsors pledge for the students, and will reflect accordingly each morning when you print the prize reports!


ENTERING LAPS (SORRY APRIL LOOKS LIKE YOU AKA MY VOLUNTEER TEAM-- LOL)

Your volunteer team will be entering in laps on the Fun Run day! There is a Lap Counter PDF to print the morning of the run, which is a page for each homeroom teacher that includes a list of all students who have registered on funrun.com. Although all students will be participating, we only need laps recorded for students who have gotten pledges. Also, all pledging switches to flat donations only on the fun run day, so you won’t have to retroactively go back and gather laps! You’ll have more instructions on your Digital Easy List later in the program, but I’ve included a guide to entering laps here for now!

COLLECTION OF PLEDGES

As for collections, all of that will be done online with the Run & Done feature! When sponsors enter in a pledge, they will need to enter in their credit card information to complete the process. All flat donations will be charged pretty immediately, like a normal transaction. Any per lap pledges will then be “scheduled payments,” which will be triggered to process after the laps are entered on fun run day!


APP AVAILABLE?

At this time, we don’t have an app up and running. However, funrun.com and Teacher Dashboards (on funrun.com) are accessible through the internet on a phone! Teachers will be able to access their dashboard and class stats at any time via phone or computer. :)


CASH/CHECK PAYMENTS

If you happen to have a handful of cash/checks come in, we do have a process for entering those in as pledges and payments! That’s something you or Dr. Youngberg will manage from your Admin Dashboards. Attached is a PDF guide that walks you through how to manually enter in pledges/payments. There will be 50 collection envelopes in your inventory for those particular students! And you will deposit all cash/check payments that come in to your bank account after entering the information on funrun.com!

VIDEO LIBRARY!!!!!

USE THE PASSWORD STEAM33 TO GET IN....LOTS OF ADDITIONAL VIDEOS YOU CAN SHOW.

I HAVE SPANISH PLEDGE BOOKS!!!!

Email Nikol if you need some and how many.

TEACHER PRIZE.....

EVERY TEACHER THAT LOGS IN BY THE END OF THE DAY FRIDAY RECEIVES


A FREE EARLY OUT DAY!!!!!!

TEACHER MEETING VIDEO

CLICK HERE IF YOU MISSED MEETING AND NEED TO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!!!

MARCH CALENDAR DATES....CHECK!!!!!!

Day March

1 Run-a-Thon Event (Spring Fundraiser) & GIGS For Good Choice

4 Book Fair

5 Open House-Book Fair & School Nutrition Appreciation Day

6 4th Grade Music Performance

7 4th Six Weeks Report Card & Book Fair

8 Historical Figure Parade

11 Spring Break

12 Spring Break

13 Spring Break

14 Spring Break

15 Spring Break

18 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 7

19 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 8

20 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 9

PBIS Meeting After School

21 Down Syndrome Awareness Day-Students may wear funky socks and blue/gold

4th Goliad Trip-Pod 12

22 4th Goliad Trip-Pod 10

25 Math MOCK

26 Reading MOCK

28 School Board Meeting

DEADLINES & PUNCTUALITY.....

We are often very critical on students to turn things in on time and being on time....staff I'm asking the same of you.


PLEASE....BE TO WORK ON TIME AND TO YOUR DUTY STATIONS ON TIME

PLEASE...TURN IN REQUIRED THINGS BY DEADLINES AND WITH ACCURACY


Thank you so much!!!!!

From Mrs. Cristan

Provide all students with after school pick-up cards – new cards may be found in the workroom.

Great job with recognizing students with Positive Office Referrals… keep it going. The smiles on

their faces are amazing.

Great ideas campus wide to improve our PBIS system… keep them coming.

Review dress code with students.

From Mrs. Hoover

Read emails from Hoover regarding the writing mock testing.

Be on the lookout for a schedule regarding TELPAS testing the week of February 25th. Room 117 will be closed that week.

Please meet with Hoover over ESL testing accommodations next week. I will be taking them to LPAC March 7th.

From Mrs. Villarreal-REMINDERS

1. Teachers, please refer your students to the Anchored 4 Life TLC. I believe we are starting a new group next week.

2. I am still accepting referrals for GT testing. I have only heard from a few teachers.

3. Test anxiety groups will start next week. I will send you an email if you referred a student.

4. Thank you for correcting RTI and asking for help when needed. I really appreciate all your hard work with this.

February Birthdays!

Feb 01 Veronica Cristan

Feb 04 Nadine Grabowske

Feb 18 Tia Skyes

Feb 25 Ariel Evans

Feb 25 Nikol Youngberg

WEEKLY CALENDAR

16 Regional Coastal Bend Science Fair

18 Run-a-Thon Kick Off in Cafeteria 8am

19 4th Grade Writing Mock

26 Club Pictures

28 Book Fair