Weekly Notes for Staff February 8-14, 2016
Teaching and Learning the Falcon Way
Hurst Hills Vision, Mission, and Core Values
Vision: We’re the ones empowering students to achieve excellence!
Mission: As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence by showing respect and responsibility, and challenging myself to reach my goals.
1. Do what is right
2. Perform with excellence
3. Respect others
February 1-5: Counselor Appreciation Week
February 1: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library
February 2: 100th Day of School
3rd Grade Writing CBA 1
February 4: Staff Meeting: STAAR Assessment Training
Title I Transition Training Day 1 (Team of 5)
February 5: Valentine Grams on sale @ lunch time
February 8-12: PTA Teacher Appreciation Week
February 8: Progress Reports go home
Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library
February 9: 5th Grade Math DBA 1 Closed Campus
February 10: 4th Grade Writing DBA 2 Closed Campus
February 11: Watchdog Donuts With Dads Event in Library from 7:15-7:45 (Come and Go)
Second Grade Math Training 11:45-2:45
No Staff Meeting
TELPS Holistic Training (All K-6 Reading or Writing Teachers per Marie's invite)
February 12: Valentine's Day Parties 2:00-2:45
February 16-17 TELPAS Calibration in Intermediate Lab @ 3:15
February 15: Fourth Grade Writing Camp 3:00-4:30 in Library
February 18-19 Grades 4-5 Social Studies CBA 1
February 18: Staff Meeting: Book Study Chapter 5
February 22: March 2 Book Swap Collection Window
February 23: 5th Grade Reading DBA 1 Closed Campus
February 25: Dollar Days: Crazy Socks (Do not have to wear shoes in the classrooms)
February 26: End 4th Six Weeks
Half Day: Noon Dismissal/Training 1:30-3:45
February 27: Cowtown 5K
March 3: College Colors and Report Cards go home
March 4: Spring Pictures/Class Pictures
Staff Transfer Window Open Now through March 21.
Fill it out and bring it to Beth to sign.
Remember, it is the teacher's requesting the transfer responsibility to take the form to HR by the deadline.
I love working with you, but I also understand that we all have different professional and personal needs that sometimes require a change. Please don't feel bad about coming to talk to me about the possibility of transferring.
If you have a school age child and you are interested in having them attend school where you work or close by, apply for a student transfer as well. You can always turn it down later, but it is much harder to get a late student transfer.
I will be meeting with all teams over the next few weeks to fill you in on the projected plans for the school. (number of teachers per grade level, subject distribution, etc.) I want you all to feel like you have as much information as possible when making this decision.
We agreed on Thursdays in a take home pocket or folder
Handouts will be in boxes by end of day on Wednesday
Do not change how you send home handouts now. If you can do Thursdays please try. We will have a uniform policy beginning 2016-17 school year.
If you would like to transfer your student within the district, the transfer window begins January 4, 2016 and ends February 29, 2016.
For more information, read the Transfer Q&A for the 2016-17 School Year
The new link to get to TAC from home is http://www2.hebisd.edu/waplinks.
Choose Teacher Access Center.
You will enter your HEB username and password (just as you do for TAC at school).
After that authenticates, you will be asked to login to your TAC account again.
If you have not updated your link for TAC from home, please do so. Also, if you have issues with logging into TAC from home, please address those issues to your campus help account and give as much detail as possible.
Yearbook Pictures Needed!
We are in need of volunteers for upper grades...so if you have not signed up (even for just one or two slots this year) please be a fabulous falcon, and help us out.:)
You Matter forms are in the teacher workroom. Recognize your peers on the wall in the lounge!
I know that you all observe staff members going above and beyond on a daily basis to support students, fellow staff members, and the overall success of Hurst Hills. Please send in Kudos as you see them so that staff can be recognized for the things they do from day to day that make a difference. I would also love to share personal celebrations! Email your recognitions to Beth by Friday to be added to the weekly notes! If Beth uses your submission or you are the subject of a celebration, stop by the office for a special treat!