Thursday Brief

April 11, 2019

Love My School Day Edition

Don't forget to get me pics or VERY short video about why you and the kids love our FBE!!!!

#lovemyschoolday-Reminder

April 11th is a social media frenzy day started a few years ago. On this day we (educators/students) bombard social media with all the awesome reasons we love our school! If you're on twitter you can tweet out and i'll retweet, and if you're not you will send me a pic for that hashtag and I will send it out. It really should be from the STUDENTS POINT OF VIEW so try and get a tweet/pic that reflects why they love FBE.

ALL STAFF MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11th

TODAY--PLEASE ALL STAFF STOP IN IF YOU CAN. We will have a very brief meeting Thursday after school. No need to cancel anything, just stop by the Commons Area at 3:15!
Big picture

PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CALENDAR AND LET ME KNOW IF ANYTHING IS WRONG OR MISSING!!!???

May Calendar

April 30-Gusler BB Shower

Day May

1 3rd to 4th Grade SPED Transition Meeting

1 PBIS Meeting after school

1 Beckwith/Wilson Theater Trip

2 3rd Grade Sneak Peek

6 Teacher Appreciation Week

6 Teacher Requests

7 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

7 Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Requests

8 School Nurse Appreciation Day!

8 Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Requests

9 Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Requests

10 Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Requests

13 STAAR MATH (3rd & 4th)

14 STAAR READING (3rd & 4th)

16 4th Seashore Field Trip Cooper, Ames, Jackson, McAliley

16 Jazzy Bees Finale

17 4th Seashore Field Trip Fordyce, Lopez, Tweddle, Almaraz

20 4th Seashore Field Trip Alvarado, Flores, Ainsworth, Rowe

20 2nd to 3rd grade Special Education Transition Meeting

21 4th Seashore Field Trip Messina, Ready, Falany, Atkinson

21 4th to 5th SPED Transition Meeting

22 4th Awards Ceremony

23 3rd Awards Ceremony

23 4th Seashore Field Trip Clark, Robinson, Steward, Kaspar

24 Good Choice Parker Pool10-11:30 Pod 1/Dyckman Banister 12-1:30 Pod 2/Wyrick McPartlin

27 Memorial Day-No School

28 Good Choice Parker Pool10-11:30 Pod 3 Elliott/Bentz12-1:30 Pod 8 McClendon Jones

29 Good Choice Parker Pool10-11:30 Pod 7 Flores Alvarado12-1:30 Pod 12 Ainsworth Rowe

30 Good Choice Parker Pool10-11:30 Pod 9

30 Last Day of School & Report Cards

30 School Board Meeting

31 Teachers' Last Day

Master Schedule Input

Thursday, April 25th, 3:15-4pm

Common's Area

Summer School

If you want to teach summer school the applications are available now. Summer school will be June 4-26. ESY (SPED summer school) will be June 11-July 11.

From Mrs. Hoover

  • Thank you to everyone for a very successful Writing STAAR day. Things ran extremely smooth.
  • Accommodations for math and reading will be coming out soon. Please check these very carefully. If there is an ARD, RTI, or 504 meeting coming up before STAAR and changes will be made , let me know immediately so that I can assure all students are in the right place.
  • I will be sending out the options for our textbook bundles to leads. We need to make a decision pretty quickly. Please discuss in your next ELA meeting. I will try to make it to all of them.
  • ESL Spreadsheet tab 6

From Mrs. Cristan

From Mrs. Villarreal

Please read any emails regarding GT testing carefully.

GT Testing Dates

Here is the new schedule for April

4/12 and 4/15

4th Grade GT classes: Alvarado and Flores-Students needing All and partial subjects Total= 19 Students

4/16-4/17

4th Grade Gen. Ed students needing all subjects: McAliley, Robinson, Messina, Falany, Lopez, Steward, Clark, Atkinson, Almaraz, Tweddle, Ready

Total= 19 students

***Reserving 4/22, 4/23/, and 4/30 for any students that were absent or students I forgot.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

11 Love My School Day

11 Relay for Life Luncheon

12 Relay for Life

12 Spring Pictures

15 STAAR TRAINING IN NEW LIBRARY!!!

16 Market Days

17 3rd SOC Breakfast

17 Purple Up Day,

17 PBIS Meeting After School

18 4th SOC Breakfast

18 Movie/Game Day Good Choice

18 Mary McClendon’s Bridal Shower

19 Good Friday Holiday

21 EASTER

22 EARTH DAY

April Birthdays!


Apr 13 Norma Stephens

Apr 17 Sheri Tweddle

Apr 26 Melanie Provence

Apr 22 Lorie LaCour

Apr 26 Carly McAliley

Apr 27 Crystal Elliott

Apr 30 Sariah Kramer

RESOURCES BELOW!!!!

LEARNING.COM KEYBOARDING CONTEST!!!!

K-8 Learning.com & Adaptive Keyboarding Contest! As a reminder, the contest will run from March 18 to May 21 and top participating students and teachers will have a chance to win fun prizes!

· Grades 3-5: The student with the highest “Adaptive Keyboarding: The Great Keyboarding Adventure” practice time and their teacher will win $25 gift cards each


Click here to watch a brief Adaptive Keyboarding video and be sure to check out these helpful Adaptive Keyboarding FAQs. Need more help? Live Chat with us!

VIRTUAL MATH MANIPULATIVES! COOL!!

Toy Theater | Educational Games for Kids

Make learning a blast! Toy Theater is an online game website for kids, chock full of interactive art games, fun reading games, and cool math games. Designed with the needs of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade classrooms in mind, these free online educational games for kids are trusted by teachers around the world to provide real educational value for their classrooms.

Below is the link to their Virtual Math Manipulatives

https://toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/

Building Vocabulary Resources

Great resources from Mrs. Dennis


This month I covered Building Vocabulary with the new teachers. Here is the Google File: https://goo.gl/KnF3wC