RES Staff Update

March 25-29, 2019

Staffing for Next Year

Allocations should arrive by April 1. I wanted to wait for these before sending your preference forms, but I would rather get your preferences sooner than later. Knowing what our projections are, I can only guesstimate what our allocations will be. We are really close in numbers for some grade levels which makes it difficult to be certain. My best guess is that PPCD, PK, K, 2nd and 5th will have the same number of teachers as this year. We will most likely lose one at 1st and 2 at 4th. We should add 1 at 3rd. IF that is accurate, the breakdown will be:


PK: 1 Full-time teacher

K: 7

1st: 7

2nd: 8

3rd: 8

4th: 7

5th: 8

We have 3 teachers leaving 5th (Strahan, Weiman, and Decker), one leaving in second (Brown), one in Pre-K (Sledge), and one in PPCD (Leach).

Jeanne Decker is making a move to Dallas, and Ashley Leach is moving to Conroe. Our other four fabulous ladies will be enjoying retirement.

With this information, please complete your preference form (link below). There is a separate form for paras and teachers. If things change after I receive allocations, you may certainly make changes to your preference form. Please complete your form by Friday, March 29.

It is not necessary to fill out this form if you are not a paraeducator or teacher; however, you may certainly share any preferences you have regarding your position through email.

The CFISD Spirit Squad is excited to roll out a new #CFISDspirit Social Media Challenge this week. Please show your #CFISDspirit today through April 1st. Each post on Twitter, Facebook or other social media sites should include the marked “You Pick ‘Em” board (see below and attached), an image depicting the activity in the selected square and the #CFISDspirit hashtag. Employees who send a completed board to by April 1st will be awarded a prize!

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Professional Development

The CFISD EdTech Live had some awesome sessions! The link below will take you a recording of the 4 sessions that were presented:

Marcia Kish: Blended Learning

Greg Gardner: We Video

Chris Akin: Accessible and Inclusive Tools for All (see the link below in the next section)

Meredith Akers: Create Communication That Stands Out: Branding Your School or Classroom

Each session lasts about 45 minutes, and each one has great information.

A link to resources that was shared about blended learning is: You can click on CFISD EdTech at the top to see great resources that were explained in the session.

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Reminders for This Week


3rd & 4th Math Benchmark (see schedule above)


3rd & 4th Reading Benchmark (see schedule above)

2nd & 5th Reading Checkpoint

Team Shirt Tuesday


5th Science Benchmark (see schedule above)

1st Math Checkpoint

Moran @ AAI (4:30)
Kubis @ Math Liaison Meeting (4:30)


1st Math Checkpoint

4th Science Checkpoint

2nd-5th Revision & Editing Checkpoint

Gerletti @ Zoom Meeting (9 am)

Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night (4 pm to close)


College Spirit Day

End of 3rd Grading Period

Inventors Day (3rd)

Staff Appreciation Days

We look forward to celebrating our upcoming Staff Appreciation Days on each Monday in April. Each Monday we will celebrate a different decade. Feel free to participate by dressing up to match the fashion trends of that time.

Monday, April 1: 1950's

Monday, April 8: 1960's/1970's

Monday, April 15: 1980's

Monday, April 22: 1990's

Monday, April 29: Current time

More details will be shared about the celebrations next week.

Calendar Updates-Bolded items are new this week

Thursday, March 28

  • Gerletti-Zoom Meeting @ 9 am
  • TX Roadhouse Spirit Night (4 pm to close)

Monday, April 1

  • Staff Appreciation: 50's theme

Tuesday, April 2

  • Gerletti, Balsam & Nespeca @ Learning Leadership Institute
  • STAAR training during planning (in lieu of grade level meetings)
  • Kinder "graduation" pictures & 5th-grade class picture

Monday, April 8

  • Staff Appreciation: 60's/70's theme

Thursday, April 11

  • 2nd grade large group @ 3:00 (practice for program)

Friday, April 12

  • 2nd grade large group @ 3:00 (practice for program)

Monday, April 15

  • 2nd grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)

Tuesday, April 16

  • 2nd grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)
  • 2nd Grade Program (A&B at 6:00 pm; C&D at 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 17

  • Pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten (9:00-3:00)
  • Gerletti @ Zoom meeting (9 am)

Thursday, April 25

  • Moran @ Tech Liaison Meeting (4:30)
  • Choral Festival (4-8 pm)

Tuesday, April 30

  • Marco's Pizza Night (PTO)

Staff Dress for the Week

Monday-Robison Spirit Shirt with jeans

Tuesday--Team Shirt Tuesday OR Professional Dress

Wednesday--Professional Dress

Thursday- Jeans if you were a Fun Run Participant OR professional dress

Friday--College Spirit Shirt with jeans OR professional dress

2018-2019 Master Calendar

You will receive a paper copy of this. Please make sure to check the Staff Update each week for any changes.