Monday Memo 5/16
This week's Wyatt h APP enings~
Making our lists, checking them twice
I like teams to check out together on the last day of school - Chris will be the checker-outer. That means every teacher on the team has gotten all their items checked off, the grade level area is ready for the custodians to begin the summer clean-up, and you are ready to walk out the door! I really hope that will be on June 3 for everyone (well, maybe not Donna)
Teacher Tech Survey
MONITORING and MOVIES
We tend to show more movies at the end of the year too. We checked the district policy guide and couldn't find a specific guideline on what kids could or couldn't watch. At one time it was spelled out - just G rated movies, and only those movies that were on a specific list. I'm not finding that list or any reference to it, so I am assuming things have lightened up somewhat. But here are a few guidelines - obviously, don't show any movie you haven't watched yourself. G rated are best, but there are some PG that might be ok for older kids. Again, make sure you have watched the movie with a critical eye. If there is any portion of a movie that you wonder about, then it's probably best NOT to show it. I don't want to get calls about movies that are shown - please decide as a team what will be shown and make good choices.
Outdoor Play and Inclement Weather/Drills
Please make sure you take time to review our important safety drills with the students - hopefully we will get through the year without an event, but let's make sure everyone knows what to do...
I plan to have a drill or two this week - let Chris know times when a practice drill would interfere with Map Testing or something else that is hard to reschedule. We'll try to work around it.
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION
On Thursday, May 19th right after announcements students in grades 2 - 4 will come to the cafeteria to listen to the STUCCO Election speeches - voting will take place afterwards and Kim will review how that is done.
Don't forget to register SUMMER ELEMENTARY ACADEMY July 26 - 28
Summer Elementary Academy Registration
Registration for SEA begins at midnight on May 15th through My Learning Plan.
· The best way to locate the sessions for the Academy is to type “SEA” in the search box on the homepage of the district catalog.
· This should populate all the sessions by date: July 26, July 27, or July 28.
· The capacity of most sessions is 24, with a 10 person waitlist. See each session for specific capacity.
· If you sign up for a session and realize you cannot attend, please withdraw from that session to allow someone else that place.
· Plan on joining us for lunch these 3 days:
o Food trucks selling lunch on the 26th
o Dr. Binggeli joins us for lunch on the 27th
o FANS selling lunchtime favorites on the 27th and 28th
· See the catalog for session descriptions on the SEA website.
Terry's Tech Tip: Sometimes the link in the email won't work, so use the direct link for My Learning Plan which is mlp.pisd.edu
Update on Wyatt Family in Need
Derek's mother, Elizabeth, would like all of you to know how much she appreciates your prayers of love and support. Several of you have asked how you can help so I am sending out two links:
To help with meals:
Sign up to take the family at meal at
To make a donation:
A go fund me account has been set up by Derek’ soccer coach.
T-TESS Domain IV
17 - Donna Queen for the Day!
18 - Donna's Retirement Party
19 - Student Council Election; Choir Concert; Security interviews (not all staff will interview)
20 - Security Audit Walk-through
23 - Sandy Lake
24 - TL Retreat
25 - Senior Reunion
26 - Field Day
27 - Campus PDH Day
30 - Memorial Day
1 - Rain Date for Field Day; SBIC;Assembly
2 - Bump-up; Yearbook Signing; 5th Grade Celebration
3 - Parties; Flag Lowering; Early Release; Last Day for Ts documenting 8 hours