Dixie Dragons News

September 19, 2016

Attendance Matters

September is Attendance Awareness Month. We have been encouraging students to come to school everyday and be on time. Teacher is the most valuable asset in a classroom, and there is no substitute for your work. I appreciate you for demonstrating high expectations for yourself by following district attendance policies. Please remember discretionary state personal leave will not be compensated when taken during the following time:


  • The day before/after a school holiday
  • Days scheduled for end of semester exams or STAAR tests
  • Professional Development days or teacher work days

Always report your absence in TEAMS and Eduphoria.

This and That

  • Two more teams have turned in 100% sunshine fund! Thank you third and fourth grade team! You get to wear jeans next week!
  • Deadline for Safe School Training is October 10. There are several required videos you need to complete. Don't wait till the last minute!
  • We have 20+ staff joined PTA this year. Deadline for PTA membership is Oct. 15. It's not too late to pay $6.00 fee to join PTA. They have set goals this year to support student and teachers with various project, let's show them our support
  • E-Course for All Core Teachers in K-5th Gr.
As part of the annual update for the Bilingual/ESL program, core content teachers will need to complete the e-course titled:
    Bilingual Annual Update (for Bilingual teachers only)
      ESL Annual Update (for core content teachers, similar to SIOP training requiremetns)
        The e-course is self-paced and will need to be completed by Friday, September 30th.


        Calendar

        9/19- Book Fair Week / "Lunch with a Loved One" / School Board Meeting 7:00 pm (Plyler)

        9/20- Progress Report send home / School Culture Committee 3:40 p.m. / Lunch with a Loved One

        9/21-Muffins with Mom 7:30-8:00 a.m.

        9/22- Donuts with Dad 7:30-8:00 a.m.

        9/26- New Teacher 1st Connect @ CTC

        9/27-Team Leader Meeting 3:45 p.m.

        9/28- End of First Six Weeks

        9/29- Open House 5:30-6:45 p.m.

        10/2- Custodian Appreciation

        10/3- Staff meeting 3:45 (moved from Tuesday to Monday)

        10/4- District Running Record Training (If you have not taken this one before)

        10/10- District PD Day