Monclova Primary

Weekly Bulletin

Events for Week of October 5-October 11

Monday, October 5

Picture Retakes - see schedule below

Tuesday, October 6

Fire Drill - 10:00 am

Tech Tuesday - 4:00 pm - Monclova Media Center

MAPS Meeting - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 7

Social Committee - 8:00 am

RtI Meetings (3rd/4th Grade) - 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Conference Room

Thursday, October 8

7:30 am - Staff Meeting

RtI Meetings (K-2) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Friday, October 9

Spirit Day - Wear your AW Gear

Homecoming Pararde - 5:00 pm

Homecoming FB Game - 7:00 pm


Thank you:

Staff that attended the Soul Shoppe Community event and working with Joseph in your classroom!

Dan for always responding to everyone's needs in a timely manner, no matter what the issue may be!


8:30-8:50Staff – all staff should be photographed for the yearbook. If you are not able to go during this time, please go sometime before the photographer is finished for the day. If you had your picture taken on registration, you are all set.


8:50-9:20 – AM Kindergarten

9:20-9:50 – Grade 3

9:50-10:20 – Grade 1

10:20-10:50 –Grade 2

10:50-11:20 –Grade 4

12:45-1:15 – PM Kindergarten

Students who were not photographed on registration day

A list was put in your mailbox. Order forms were sent home with these students. Extra forms are in the office and kiosk if needed.
Students needing a retake
The student should bring their original picture packet back to school if they are interested in a retake and they will give this to the photographer on retake day.

The Technology Department will once again be hosting “Tech Tuesday” on the first Tuesday of each month. These meetings will be very informal, much like a round table discussion, and held to better and more quickly address best practices, strategies, and day to day issues in the classroom regarding technology integration. This is a great way for staff to share what they are doing in their classrooms--their successes and their challenges. Yes, we see challenges as valuable, and as a way to learn and grow. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4:00 pm in the Monclova Media Center for the first meeting.

Homecoming parade is at 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 9. All schools will be walking in the parade. Please join us and encourage your students to join in the parade or at least attend.

Please complete your professional growth plan in eTPES by October 16. See me if you have any questions or issues with plan.

Due to some concerns regarding 3rd party web resources, the district in not allowing any NEW 3rd party resources. You may continue to use any current resources that have been previously approved. Remember to NEVER use a student's name when logging in or when students are playing games. Please use the 3rd party passwords and assign a number instead of a name.

Please remind students that no electronic devices are to be out during school hours. These devices need to remain in backpacks while at school. This message must be consistent among all classrooms.

SLO Reminders:

Grade 4 teachers, Intervention Specialists and Specials teachers are required to write at least ONE SLO.

Nov. 9 - SLO due to principal

Nov. 13 - SLOs needing revised are returned to teachers, all approved SLOs returned to teachers

Nov. 18 - Revised SLOs due to principal

Nov. 20 - Revised SLOs reviewed

Words of Wisdom and Action..............................

Here is #6 from Jon Gordon on the Power of a Positive Educator. I see these relationships being built daily among teachers and students, this will make the biggest difference in achievement and culture. For some students, being at school is the best 6 hours of their day and others school days are a struggle, but showing constant love and kindness will make the difference!

6. Develop Positive Relationships – Author Andy Stanley once said, "Rules without relationship lead to rebellion." Far too many principals share rules with their teachers but they don’t have a relationship with them. And far too many teachers don’t have positive relationships with their students. So what happens? Teachers and students disengage from the mission of the school. I’ve had many educators approach me and tell me that my books helped them realize they needed to focus less on rules and invest more in their relationships. The result was a dramatic increase in teacher and student performance, morale and engagement. To develop positive relationships you need to enhance communication, build trust, listen to them, make time for them, recognize them, show them you care through your actions and mentor them. Take the time to give them your best and they will give them your best.