Week at a Glance

Week of January 11 to 15, 2016

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
--Nelson Mandela

The focus for 8-9am Power Hour this week is ensuring centers are running smoothly. Teachers may hold small group instruction, if possible. Administrators will walk the building every day during the Power Hour, specifically looking at centers and teacher making needed adjustments to ensure students work independently in the centers.


Teachers who have Morning Announcements, please send students no later than 7:50am every day, so that we don't interrupt 8-9am Power Hour instruction.


January is Board of Education Recognition Month

There will be no PTA meeting for January. Please start preparing for our African American Heritage Month Program taking place on February 25


Monday, January 11:

  • Data desegregation documents due by 9am
  • ACP data meetings in Data Room
  • Attendance for Credit Committee meeting, 4:15-5:00pm in AP Conference Room
  • Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance folders distributed to teachers


Tuesday, January 12:

  • Last day for I-Station monthly assessment
  • Campus Professional Development, 4:15-5:45pm in Library
  • District Spelling Bee hosted by Russell, 5-7pm


Wednesday, January 13:

  • Deadline for student profile sheets and conferences
  • I-Station usage and tier movement reports due no later than 4:15pm (remember to highlight tier movement report with appropriate color and circle appropriate names)
  • Team meetings
  • College shirt or school spirit shirt and khakis


Thursday, January 14:

  • I-Station tier movement and Tier I celebration
  • PLCs -- Teachers need to bring 1) hard copy of lesson plans for the following week, 2) hard copy of DOL assessment
  • Parent conferences (report cards are issued during Parent Conferences), 5-8pm


Friday, January 15:

  • Conduct conferences with students using student profile sheets
  • Student six-weeks Awards are distributed to teachers
  • Teachers distribute 3rd 6-weeks awards to students before end of day
  • Superhero shirt with jeans


Upcoming events/important dates:
January 19-22 --The focus for 8-9am Power Hour is for the teacher to hold small group instruction. Since the week of January 11-15 teachers worked on ensuring centers worked smoothly, January 19-22 teachers should now be able to work with a small group while the rest of the students work independently in centers.
January 18 - MLK, Jr., Holiday - No school
January 19 - Campus PD, 4:15-5:00pm
January 20 - Team meetings
January 25-February 5 - CIRCLE assessment MOY (PK only)
January 26 - Job-alike, 4:30-6:00pm
January 29 - 5th grade field trip to Dallas Wind Symphony
January 29 - Textbook check