Riverside Review

April 11 - April 15, 2016

Job, Rocks and Polished Stones!

Steve Jobs recants a story from his childhood about teamwork from a "scary widower" using a can, stones and 24 hours. This story metaphorically explains how team work through difficult times to accomplish goals and visions successfully .
Steve Jobs Metaphor For Work Teams

Electronic Contracts

Recommendations for Instructional Professional Contract Renewals for 2016-2017 will be approved at the April 14, 2016 Board Meeting. This year you will receive, sign and submit your contract electronically! We are so excited about this paperless process that has been a joint venture between HR and Technology.

On Monday, April 18th, you will receive an e-mail from DO_NOT_REPLY@kellerisd.net. This e-mail will have instructions to walk you through the process of signing and submitting your contract electronically. To preview the instructions please visit the Announcement section of Workforce K-Connect site.

Please note the Expiration of Offer at the end of the contract which states that the offer of employment contract shall expire unless the Employee signs and returns this Contract to the Superintendent or designee on or before May 2, 2016.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Sam Tran (sam.tran@kellerisd.net) in Human Resources or call extension 1064.


Monthly PLC Meeting Agenda!

PLC’s for April:

4/5: Grade Level PLC’s: Kelly Leach will be on campus. During the meeting she plans to share with you some resources for curriculum and a simpler way to access them all in one spot, a small blurb on Keller University and what will be offered, and a question/answer session about workshop model and guided reading. Please come with any questions you have about these topics. Together her and I will do our best to provide answers and discuss options for follow-up trainings and/or model lessons. Please do your best to be on time. It’s rare we have Kelly here for PLC days and we have a lot to fit it! Based on the campus survey, workshop model is what many of you want to know more about. Kelly is a great resource and will soon be an Abydos trainer herself. We’d like to look at ways her and I can provide support for those who are requesting it before the school year ends.

4/12: Grade Level PLC’s in PLC room: assessment and planning

4/19: No PLC’s; I will be at a Letterland training so team planning on your own

4/26: Grade Level PLC’s in PLC room: assessment and planning


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Top Rockets at the Rock Gym on Thursday!

The 4th Six Week Top Rocket Students will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the School Board Meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016. They will be assembling at the Rock Gym 5:30 p.m. If you would like to come and support them, please wear your lime green NRES shirt and jeans.

Order a ROCK T-Shirt!

LAST CHANCE--If you didn’t get an opportunity to order your ROCK shirt, here is your final window to help support and raise money for KISD’s ROCK program. Starting March 1st through March 31st you can purchase feeder pattern ROCK shirts as well as polo shirts, glitter ROCK and the new District ROCK t-shirt. The money raised will help bring in guest speakers and provide training to our faculty and community on anti-bullying and anti-harassment efforts. Just go to this website to order your items starting March 1, 2016: https://intouch.kellerisd.net/ .


  • PLC Meeting in the PLC room this week.
  • Students can return and check out library books anytime in the morning between 7:30 a.m. - 8: 00 a.m.
  • If you are interested in tutoring, please ask Julie for a contract and sign-in sheet.

Dates to Remember:

April 11-14: EOY WM Testing (Bilingual/ESL Students)

April 12: PTA Meeting (1st Grade Program)

April 14: NRES Rockets Say Pledge @ Board Meeting !!!!!

April 21: Staff Meeting

April 22: Kelly Leach on Campus

April 28: Kindergarten and TOY Pictures

April 28: Leadership Meeting

April 29: PTA Spirit Shop

What are the Campus Expectations!

Incorporate campus expectations into your weekly planning, instruction and activities:

  • Utilize resources
  • Actively engage students
  • Inform parents
  • Monitor student progress


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Register starting for KU on Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 5:00 a.m.

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Faculty and Staff Shout-Outs!


Guidance Service

Guidance Services are available for any student throughout the year. Please use the link below to complete the form. Services may include:

  • General Social Skills
  • Learning Issues Impacted by Non-Related School Factors
  • Classroom Academic Concerns leading to Misbehavior
  • Emotional Issues
  • Behavior RTI Process
  • Students who have difficulty "fitting" in.
  • Homeless students



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Where is Everyone This Week?

Monday - Everyone on Campus

Tuesday - Admin. Mtg (Jackie @ 1 p.m.) ; Summer School Mtg (Oliver @ 10:30 a.m.)

Wednesday - Feeder Pattern Mtg. ( Jackie @ 1 p.m.)

Thursday - Intervention Mtg (Jackie, Oliver, Kristina and ISTs/ESA)

Friday - Everyone on Campus


Answer the Question, Please!



Staff Birthdays

April 16: Kristina Mugg

April 21: Megan McGinty

April 26: Kelly Roberts

April 29: Candace Schoepflin

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