Feb. 29 ~ Mar. 4, 2016

Coker Cub Weekly News

Coker Mission-Every Child, Every Day

We support and foster a positive community of successful, life-long learners and leaders by meeting the needs of every individual while challenging each one to reach full potential.

Save the Date

7 Habits Family Night will be hosted on Tuesday, April 19th, from 5:00-6:30 pm. Shuttle service will be provided.

Mandatory Suicide Prevention Training

HB 2186, passed in 2015, requires specific suicide prevention for all certified staff. NEISD has decided to use the At-Risk (Kognito) TEA-approved training as our district training. It’s available online 24-7 and takes approximately one hour to complete the training. You can complete it in multiple settings and will be take place in role-play conversations with at-risk virtual students.

**Certificates are due in Andrea Harris' box by April 29th for all Certified staff members. All other staff members should report any outcries or behavior to the student’s teacher.

Please use the following to create an account and complete the training:

  1. Go to the website: https://texas.kognito.com/

  2. Click on the link that says Create a New Account

  3. Fill in:

  • First and last name

  • Email address

  • Re-enter email address

  • User name

  • Re-enter user name

  • Choose password (use only numbers and letters)

  • Re-enter password

  • Select your training Point of View (POV) You will choose K-12 Personnel from the drop down menu

  1. Click the “Next Step” button

  2. Please type in, then select Coker El. Start typing Coker and you should use it come up. Click on Coker to lock it in.

  3. Fill in ALL the remaining information (cycling through to the end with the “Next” button)

  4. Click the orange “DONE” button. This ends the account creation process and loads the “Course Carousel.”

After Account Creation- choose your desired training” At-Risk for Elementary School.

Make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Teacher Choice Hours

Certified teachers evaluated through PDAS need to accumulate 12 professional development hours between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

Teacher choice hours must be satisfied no later than April 30th. The required hours for 2015-2016 Teacher Choice determined by Coker Elementary CIC’s vote are indicated below.

  • 3 hours Standard V Technology
  • 3 hours Math
  • 3 hours Science
  • 3 hours Writing

In your box you will find a printed report as of this week. Please verify in Eduphoria that you have met the campus expectations of meeting the 12 hours as required (technology, math, science and writing).

Child Shaped Cut Outs

We’ve had some questions about the child cut outs. Let’s Unite for Children’s Safety: All Children have a Voice!

  1. Discuss with students that part of our job as educators is to ensure student safety at home and at school. If someone is ever hurting them or someone they know, they need to have a voice and share with someone they trust at school or home.
  2. Encourage students to decorate the cut out as themselves.
  3. Children decorate by: March 31st. Hang outside classrooms near the bottom of the wall, holding hands… as Coker Unites for Children’s Safety because All Children have a Voice… by April 7th.

Child cut outs can be picked up in the admin workroom with the mailboxes.

Vicky Alvarez

Wednesday, March 2nd

Children's Book Week

Monday - 2/29

School Choice Applications Due at 3:30

Leap into Reading - Wear Green

Robotics Club

Choir Rehearsal

Cheer Class

Critical Incident Response Meeting

New Teacher Academy

Dream Loudly Boomers (Basketball Practice)

Tuesday - 3/1

Don't Sweat it, Read! - Wear Athletic Apparel

Coker Instrument Assembly Rehearsal

LIM Spring Coaching

Strings Practice

Art Class

Jennifer Alsobrooks' Baby Shower

Superintendent's Awards

Wednesday - 3/2

Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Dress Seussical

ARD day


PTA Fundraiser Incentive Recess (Inflatables)

Bricks4Kids Class

Faculty Meeting

Weight Watchers Meeting

Thursday - 3/3

Pawsitively Wild About Reading - Wear Animal Print/Theme


CIA - Coker Instrument Assembly

GIft of Time in the Cafeteria

  • K, 2, 3 @ 8:30-9:15
  • 1, 4, 5 @ 9:30-10:15

Joint Principal's Meeting (Gill @ CLC)

Strings Practice

Dance Class

Special Ed Meeting

Friday - 3/4 (D day)

Reading Builds Character - Dress as your FAVORITE book character

IIT Meeting (Long off campus)


Club Friday

Leadership Team Meeting

5th Grade Field Trip - Natural Bridge Caverns

PTA Spirit Items for Sale (Office Foyer)

PLC - Kindergarten

Chess Class

Community Education Online Courses

NEISD Community Education has a program that makes it easy to take affordable, high-quality, instructor-led courses online. Our educational specific courses are just some of growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Inter net connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions. Students seeking continuing education requirements should consult their professional development coordinator.

To enroll or for more information click here.

Spring Break KIN Camp

Spring Break Adventure Time will be held at the Piper Bass Student Center located at 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd. March 14 - March 18, 2016 from 7:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m. Cost of the camp is $155.00 per child and students currently in grade K-8th may attend. It will be a week of fun activities, games and a field trip to ZDT's Amusement/Water Park located in Seguin, TX. All campers will need to provide their own lunch daily. For more information, please click on the parent letter. Register today here.

Student Information form may be faxed to 657-8612 or emailed to mlozan23@neisd.net prior to attending camp. Questions? Call Dolores Lozano at (210) 407-0149 prior to camp deadline of Thursday, March 10 by 4:00 p. m.

"Even if it's a little thing, do something for those in need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it." ~Albert Schweitzer