Blue Haze Bulletin
Weekly Newsletter 4/11 - 4/15
I also want to lift up our interventionists who give so much additional support to our 3rd and 4th grade students...Angela, Amber, Lara, Nicole, Crystal, Nikole, Darla and Erin. Every moment you spend with our students positively impacts their success!
Met Standard % (including STAAR A)
- 3rd Reading: 81% met standard
- 3rd Math: 75% met standard
- 4th Reading: 73% met standard
- 4th Math: 85% met standard
Student Retention Referrals
We are putting a process into place for this spring. If you've already discussed retention with parents or parents have made a request, no worries, simply hold off on any further retention discussion. Admin and Interventionists will collaborate as we facilitate this process:
- Teacher submits Google Retention Form
- Teacher submits Student Plan for Success Form
- Grade Placement Committee Meetings (late May, or after STAAR scores return for all 3rd/4th)
Staff Dress-up Fun
Additionally, what are your thoughts on "Throw Back Thursdays" during the month of May? Each Thursday we could dress up in "Throwback Attire"...60's one week, 70's, 80's then 90's? Team Leads/Communicators, please chat with your teams and let me know what you think!
Last Friday our awesome K/1 teachers attended the first of three LiiNK Project trainings. Dr. Rhea has shared very interesting and exciting data with our teachers, and I can't wait to get this project started in the fall! Dr. Rhea's hands-on educational experience in Finland (one of the strongest and most progressive educational systems in the world), in addition to her credible research and positive results with schools across the country, gives her a wealth of knowledge to drive the LiiNK Project here at BHE. Jumping on board with the LiinK Project will require trust and a risk-taking/growth mindset, but I truly believe we will see great student success as a result! We will also hold a training day in August for our K-1 Life Skills teachers and regular K-1 subs! Click this link below for more information, and to see a few of the TCU LiiNK Project members you may see around campus next year.
THANK YOU to Fara, Evelyn, Meredeth, Ashley, Belen, Carrie, Renee, Toni, Lara, Beth, Rachel, Cherise and Pam for taking on this new adventure!
Crystal Dryden: Creative Writing
Joanie Burns: Storytelling
Lindsey Vinson: Spelling
Music Memory: Cherise Goen
Oral Reading: Breanne Ingram
Ready Writing: Allison Speer
Art: Deneise Rothenberger
Chess Puzzle: Courtney Button
Maps, Graphs and Charts: Marcy Deaton
Number Sense: Liz Toms
Workshop Model Closings
Tuesday, 4/12: Interventionist Mtg CANCELLED, 2nd Grade Music Performance 6:00 (PTA Meeting at 5:30)
Wednesday, 4/13: Team Lesson Collaboration Mtgs 3:05-4:00, College Blitz/Jean Day
Thursday, 4/14: Grade Level PLCs, ELA Alignment Mtg CANCELLED, $1 Flip Flop Day
Monday 4/18: Manic Monday/80's Attire Day!
Tuesday 4/19: Team Lead Mtg 3:05
Wednesday 4/20: Birthday Lunch/Salad Theme, Alden's Baby Shower MPR/3:05
Thursday 4/21: Grade Level PLCs, Go Green/Jeans Day
Friday 4/22: 5th Six Weeks Ends