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February 14-18, 2022

Important Events for the Week:

February 14:
  • PK 3 Show & Tell Assessment for 4th 6 Weeks
  • Last day to order Autism Awareness shirt w/Mrs. McKimmey (see below)

February 15:
  • PK 3 Show & Tell Assessment for 4th 6 Weeks

February 16:
  • PK 3 Show & Tell Assessment for 4th 6 Weeks

February 17:
  • 4th 6 Weeks Ends
  • 8:00 a.m. Grades due!
  • PK 3 Show & Tell Assessment for 4th 6 Weeks

February 18:
  • Spring Parent Conferences Day (Virtual only)
  • No school for students

Planning Ahead: Info on Open House

Open House for Early Childhood schools is scheduled for March 1 from 6:00-7:00. At this time, the District plans for this to be an IN PERSON event. Just as a reminder, all Professional Staff are required to stay and our IA’s may choose to stay if they would like and earn comp time. IA’s are not required to stay.

It's National Counselors Week!

We want to thank Marcela & Yasmeen for all they do to support our students.
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Order your Austism Awareness shirt from Mrs. McKimmey!

Hey Pandas!

In April we will be celebrating Autism Awareness. To celebrate we are purchasing these shirts to wear. If you are interested in getting a shirt, please complete the form and make sure you have payment by Monday 1/14 at 3:30 so that I can get the order in before the deadline.

Shirt Cost:

S-XL - $10.00

2XL - $13.00

3XL - $14.00

Order Form:


Cash or Zelle (come see me if you need my Zelle info)

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Congrats to our finalists for 22-23 Teacher of the Year:

Cristal Alonso

Jackie Knutson

Marisol Mercado

All 3 of you are awesome!

Conscious Discipline Update

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Shout Outs!

From Marcela Montes:

Thank you to all of you for showing me love and appreciation, I must be the luckiest counselor in IISD ! Thank you for all the presents and the yummy food, I love you all my Pierce family !!

From Tracy Gonzales:

Jennifer Dickson, partnering with you these past five years has been an amazing experience. You have provided me many opportunities to learn and grow as an administrator. Not only did you provide me the opportunities, you coached me through mistakes and encouraged me with identifying my strengths. Thank you!

Marcel Montes I do believe that you are the best counselor in the world.

From Jennifer Dickson:

Thank to EVERYONE for your kindness and support this week. It means the world to me! It is bittersweet, but I'm glad we have next week to say our good byes!

Thank you, Marcela for all the ways you support our campus as our wonderful Counselor!

Shout out to Brooke, who jumps in the help whenever there is a problem. This morning she jumped into action when she heard glass break outside in the parking lot. You are so caring!

From Lourdes Fierro:

Eva for helping us out with all the documentation ins and outs.

Li for inspecting the documentation with a fine-tooth comb and catching all the discrepancies. Also, for being crowned (by me) graph EXPERT to see our data beautifully displayed. That’s what happens when you’re awesome like that!!

Ana and Rocio for sharing your activities.

Marisol for being a PreK3 team member at heart and sharing your cool activities with us.

Eber and Team SICA thank for always talking to and answering my student’s inquisitive questions.

Mrs. Arista gracias por el desayuno. ¡¡Me cayó como anillo al dedo!!

Lupita muchas gracias por la avena. Así me mantendré saludable 😊. Y también por el desayuno 😋

Mrs. Bucheli thank you for the arroz con gandules. Hit the spot!

Nadya for the speedy supply request turn around! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

Zandra for hunting us down to sign our paperwork. I don’t know, we might get spoiled!

Sylvia for reaching out to the parents of our little ones to help get them to school!

Ursula for making sure our students that trickle in late, get to class safely.

Mrs. Popkin and Ms. Luna for book checkouts. Our kiddos LOVE to go “shopping” in the library.

Donna for the awesome visuals you created to help increase our students’ ability to communicate.

Mrs. Gonzales shout out to you for taking the reins!

Ms. Dickson a huge double congrats on your new endeavors! Cool beans! 😎


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