Anchor Weekly

A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of December 4, 2017

Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar

  • PK Alphabet All Week
  • Gr K-5 District Math Test on Monday, 12/11 **Return to Boggess immediately**
  • Gr 3-5 Campus Reading Test on Tuesday, 12/12
  • Caroling at Richland Mall (PK-2) on Tuesday, 12/12 at 6:30 pm **Assistance from teachers needed**
  • GT Presentations in the Library (GT Cluster Classes Only) on Wednesday, 12/13
  • Make a Wish Presentation on Wednesday, 12/13 at 8:30 am (Cafeteria)
  • Kindergarten Discovery Box (Mayborn) on Wednesday, 12/13
  • Caroling at Richland Mall (3-5) on Wednesday, 12/13 at 6:30 pm **Assistance from teachers needed**
  • NO FACULTY MEETING
  • Early Release on Friday, 12/15
  • Triad Meetings on Friday, 12/15


COMING UP! Fire Drill + Lockdown this week; Teacher Work Day on 1/3/18


Calendar Link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wacoisd.org_ok91siiqr44vtt9t99o7ije19k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

Achieve 3000

We will be doing Achieve 3000 testing this coming week. Ms. Boggess will call classes to the lab for the testing.

Testing Days:

PK-2: Monday-Tuesday

3-5: Wednesday-Thursday

Triad Meetings

You will meet in your triads on Friday, December 15 at 1:30 pm (location on campus that you choose). Based on feedback, you will need to create an Action Plan with a focus on student communication. A copy of the action plan should be turned in before you leave on Tuesday, December 19 to Mrs. Logan


Action Plan: https://docs.google.com/a/wacoisd.org/document/d/1j7UwUcq5Sbf1xJxztyUvGjzL08CMrlRkwAITRpNbvg0/edit?usp=sharing

December Professional Development

Here are the tentative plans for December 15-19 (once students released)


December 15: Triad Meetings at 1:30 p m

December 18: District-planned training all day

**Make sure you sign up in Eduphoria. All PK-5 teachers are required to attend Achieve 3000 training in the morning. PK will be in the afternoon**

December 19: Parent Engagement Training on campus & Staff Celebration

January 3: Staff Work Day

From Your Captain

If you have incidents involving students and sexual harassment or anything of a sexual nature, no matter the age, the incident MUST be documented on an Incident Report Form and turned in to Mrs. Helton immediately. This is per our sexual harassment Safe Schools training.


Email your grade level plans for Holiday Parties (December 15) to Connie Barron. She will be keeping track of them for parents that call asking questions.

Conscious Discipline

Our Weekly Commitment: We will be safe at recess by using gentle touches.


We have noticed that many behavior incidents are occurring at recess. Please RETEACH recess expectations/procedures when you return from Christmas. Other procedures should be retaught as well based on demonstrated need.

12 Days of Christmas

We are so excited for the 12 Days of Christmas!


Here is the staff version: https://www.smore.com/j1k5r

Here is the student version: https://drive.google.com/a/wacoisd.org/file/d/1KMnrsZ1Kl0JRrA4G_l48hkXJxuglo7ZH/view?usp=sharing

Houses will be able to earn points on some of the days based on participation!

STEM Bins

I have STEM Bins ready to go! The buckets contains 12 different activities, boxed and ready to go, with task cards to give students ideas. It also has generic writing and math activities aligned with the activities printed and ready for student use. If your are interested in checking out the STEM Bins, email Mrs. Helton.

Reading Night Plans

Our annual reading night will be during the week of Valentine's Day. Our theme is "Falling in LOVE with a Great Book!" Please send Mrs. Helton your ideas for the night by adding them to the Google Doc below:

https://docs.google.com/a/wacoisd.org/document/d/112Nzb4UK8E4Pzd7SemelqaRyINrbXXxwpvnbmq0eqJM/edit?usp=sharing