MST Weekly White Tiger

Week of November 14, 2016

Who's on Duty This Week?

2nd grade - Library

6th grade - Small Gym

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Staff Birthdays! Happy Birthday to You All!

Lots of November Birthdays! :)

20th - Rachel Lewis

25th - Kim Clark

29th - Shelly Burrow

December 1st - Linley McClendon

3rd - Aurora Mays

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What are YOU thankful for?

I am thankful for all those beautiful souls who have made such an impact on my life, both in times of joy and in times of struggle! Those who have taught me that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. You all are getting so close to a very well deserved Thanksgiving break. Take the time this week to tell someone why you are grateful for them in your life!

Important Reminders for This Week

November 14th-November 18th

Unit Assessments this week: 3rd grade Science Unit 2 Organisms & Environment, 4th Science Unit 2 Earth & Space, 4th ELAR Unit 3 Drama, 6th ELAR Unit 4 Persuasive

  • Monday 11/14- Bully Prevention Week Begins-Superhero attire!; 8:05-8:50 6th grade Grade ESL Grade Monitoring Meeting; 10:00-10:30 2nd grade Grade Monitoring Meeting; 10:30-1:15 M&O Luncheon in the Library (Tammy at CMS meeting all day, Stephanie at IC meeting from 1:00-4:00)
  • Tuesday 11/15- Twin Tuesday; 6th grade to Opera 9:15-12:00; 8:55-9:40 5th grade ESL Grade Monitoring meeting; 10:30-11:15 4th grade ESL Grade Monitoring meeting; 12:30-1:15 1st grade ESL Grade Monitoring meeting; 12:00-3:30 Aspiring Administrator Academy Students shadowing Helena; 2:00-2:45 3rd grade ESL Grade Monitoring Meeting; 3:00-4:00 Final Harvest Day Planning; Progress reports go out to all students; (Price out)
  • Wednesday 11/16 - Hat or Wacky Hairsyle; Helena & Emily at Elementary Data Meeting all day; Lesson plans due by 5:00; MST Soccer game 4:00 (Kreger out)
  • Thursday 11/17 - Cowboy Boots; 8:30-9:00 Harvest Day Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - We will begin calling grade levels out at 8:15; (Station Schedule Below) Turkey Trot during specials time;
  • Friday 11/18 - Spirit Wear; Pie Drive by PTA; ESL @ meeting in the a.m.; Staff Appreciation Luncheon catered by PTA; $Payday$; (Gonzalez out, Larkin out) We made it! :)

Grade Level Meeting Focus

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Save the Date for School Wide Design Challenge Day!

MST School Wide Design Challenge day is December 13th! We have had this on the MST Important Events calendar since the start of the school year, but I wanted to give a few more details. Remember, that we are doing our Design Challenge Day as a culminating activity to what students have been learning in the Portal and as a substitute to Fall Enrichment Clusters. Here is the tentative schedule: (There will be more details to come soon!)

There will be a 4-6 grade session in the morning and a K-3 session in the afternoon.

8:05-8:35 Kick-off in Cafeteria Grades 4-6

8:45-9:15 Rotation 1

9:25-9:55 Rotation 2

10:05-10:35 Rotation 3

12:35-1:05 Kick-off in the gym with K-3

1:15-1:45 Rotation 1

1:55-2:25 Rotation 2

We have been in planning sessions and have several more sessions to plan. We will be getting details to you soon with more details about the challenges, locations, and more logistics.

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Save the Date - Harvest Day, November 17th at the Outdoor Learning Center Beginning at 8:30

Harvest Day is right around the corner! If you recall, we have had our Prep Day, our Plant Day, and now our BIG celebration - HARVEST DAY! This will be a day of celebration, recognition, and seeing the fruits of our labor! We will begin our day with the whole school in the courtyard.

8:30-9:00 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the courtyard (Whole school); We will have many VIP guests that will be joining us that morning including our sponsors from the American Heart Association, our donor Aetna, Dr. Stone, Brenda Payne, Kim Caston along with another board member, Kim Sullivan, Dr. Gibbins, Angela McClure, and many more!

Immediately following this ceremony, we will begin with garden stations in the courtyard including Garden Photo Booth, Tasting Table, Health/Wellness, and Worm Observations.

Thank you for the love that you pour into our garden!

Harvest Day Tentative Schedule

We will be sending you a confirmation later this week and an email with more details, but I wanted you to see the tentative schedule for stations for Harvest Day.
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Shout Outs!

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Science teachers UNITE!

Congratulations to Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Menifee, and Ms. Mays for presenting at CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) in San Antonio! Way to represent MST! I have full confidence that you guys shared some amazing instructional ideas with fellow educators!

November 28-December 8th

Monday, Nov. 28th, 8:15am

450 Abrams Road

Richardson, TX

MOY Testing Begins (See email from Stephanie for specific day details.)

Poverty Training Part 2

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 3:15pm

450 Abrams Road

Richardson, TX

All Staff in Attendance

Geography Bee

Monday, Dec. 12th, 8:30am

450 Abrams Road

Richardson, TX

School Wide Design Challenge Day

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 8:15pm

450 Abrams Road

Richardson, TX