Husky Times

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HHE Mission

Holiday Heights is a SAFE and ACCEPTING place where everyone works together to LEARN, IMPROVE, and ACHIEVE our goals.

CALENDAR

DATES

January 4 No House meeting

January 4 Faculty Meeting

January 5 CARE Team Requests Due

January 5 CIR Team Day (including principal and assistant principal)

January 7 PLC/ART Day

January 8 District Curriculum Walk-though

January 8 PTA Glow PArty (K, 1, 2)

January 11 House Meeting

January 11 Vertical Team Meeting

January 13 ELA Compositions (K-5)

January 14 Instructional Rounds #3 (really only the second one)

January 15 Care Team Day

January 15 PTA Glow Party (3, 4, 5)

January 15 End of the 3rd Six Weeks

January 18 Flex Day PD (no students)

January 19 Grades Due by the end of the day

January 19 Update Awards Spreadsheet by end of day

January 20 LOL PM

January 22 Special House Meeting

January 22 Fire Drill

January 25 House Meeting (first of 4th six weeks)

January 25 Campus Team Meeting

January 26 Jump Rope for Heart (Specials)

January 26 Texas Star Inn Restaurant Night

January 27-29 JPS Dental: Healthy Smiles

January 28 Battle of the Books!

January 29 Author Visit: Chris Barton

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Back to routines

This time of year is wonderful for about 80% of our students, challenging for about 5%, hard for 5%, and the absolute worse time for about 10%.


Some of our students are going to need some much needed structure coming back for this break and a bit of love (both the TLC and TL kind).


There are no house meetings so you can take the time to help build routines again. This is the perfect time to increase structure and introduce new management procedures if needed.

Special Awards Spreadsheet

The sheet can be accessed online at:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j__3DDUrlDiMcgD3ArzwU8GnThGqY-9xmHphyCadTiw/edit?usp=sharing


Below are the directions:

1. Scroll down to your class

2. DOUBLE check to make sure you have all your students listed and they are in the correct house. Make changes/additions if needed.

3. Put in a number 1 in the box your student earned.

4. The sheet automatically saves so just complete this by Tuesday January 19.

Dismissal Procedures

We have sent out a message to parents about making sure they bring their laminated cards with them. We appreciate your help in communicating this with parents who do not have these and referring them to the office for a temporary one.


Please continue to make sure parents have their pickup cards. The police said this is one of the best things they like about our school's dismissal for 3 reasons.

1. It reassures parents the person next to them is supposed to be here

2. It highlights individuals who might not need to be on campus

3. It is a very visible signal to the community that there is a system in place to identify people whop are supposed to be here. The police said this is a very strong, proactive, deterrent to those who should not be on campus.


The police were very complementary of our dismissal procedures and I want to encourage your vigilance. If there are any suspicious vehicles around campus, call on the radio immediately so the office can respond quickly. Having everyone be on alert is the best way to make sure only those with a legitimate purpose are on campus.


Please let me know if there is any support you need with any of the above. I will be stationed in the area closest to Scott Drive for the remainder of December, but can come to any spot if needed.

Super Heros

It is said that relevance is the key to higher level learning. When content is meaningful and there is a connection made then it unlocks pathways in your mind that lead to profound learning. One lesson can have an endless impact on your students. What is your Super Hero lesson this week?
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Pictures of Students

If you would like to add picture to the digital sign just upload the pictures to the following folder:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3gFayfVWmQ7fm80RTFHQ2VlaDNCZmRPanpOdkNSdTA3SzFrRklNaXR0Um9IVDNLdzlUbG8&usp=sharing

Reminders and Focus

  • Our security fence will start construction over the next few weeks. This is part of the bond money and the purpose for this is to increase safety and security. There will also be new sidewalks, ramps, and pads constructed to accommodate the foot traffic that will be impacted due to the fences.

  • Our goal is to be level 3 (or moving close to it) in most areas on the district rubric for TEKS centered teaching. I have seen many great examples of students interacting with the TEKS in class. Be sure to not only post them, but have discussions so that students understand the goal of their learning.
  • Continue to build strong, positive relationships with all the students. Smile often. Choose to see the good and positive. Focus on growth and celebrate often. Nothing is more helpful in the learning process than the effects of trust and joy.
  • PLC's should be meeting weekly to answer the 4 questions. Common Formative Assessments should done after mapping out the six weeks, then planning for learning should take place. If you need any support in this, please contact our coaches, Erin, and myself.
  • Rigor, relevance, and engagement strategies should be focus on when planning for learning