March 26th, 2018 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

We are a No Excuses University Campus!

Restorative Practices is not a separate program or initiative. It is a natural extension of our work in alignment with LISD’s Four Cornerstones.

Every child in every school is unique; their experiences and needs differ wildly. A culture and ethos of high expectations is required for all students in all areas of their education. However, the way we react to and manage incidents of challenging behavior should take into account more than the fact that they are in the same school.

We would not expect all of our students to learn in the same way; we differentiate our instruction and lessons. So, why should we not differentiate how we apply discipline? Why should we not vary how we respond to challenging behavior? Differentiation in lessons is essential for a teacher; we would be taken to task if we didn’t do this. So, what are the perceived barriers to adapting and being flexible in the way we apply specific rules and consequences?

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Please click on the link to see the sequence of the Rally! Second and third grades, please be ready to share your chants.

A Minute with the LASes...

Some reminders and NEWS...

  • This is the last week of TELPAS testing! The Last Jedi party is coming soon...
  • Spanish teachers in 3-5, please remember to rate the Spanish learners in all domains before March 30 and upload ratings to Aware before April 6.
  • April 19th will be our Multicultural Night during the PTA meeting. Who is ready to taste flavors from around the world? We will send home a flyer asking parents to participate by bringing a typical dish from their country of origin. We can also join by filling out this form. Thanks!


  • Grading Period is from January 22nd - March 28th
  • Grade posting LVES deadline is @ 4:00 PM on Monday, April 2nd
  • Please add your comments/notes before marking grades completed
  • Please open the Language Arts Combined course before marking grades completed

*Need to make a grade change after posting window is closed- click link

Sessions with Professional Learning Communities for this week:

We will have our part 2 for the behavior training during the PLC block. Specials team and special education teachers will have this training after school.

March 29th Early release day! Collaboration

Feel free to wear your jeans with a Spirit shirt.

This is a student Early release day! Staff will work regular hours. Please use 2 hours of the afternoon to work on any of the following:
  • Look at your recent STAAR Released Test or Istation data with your team and make instructional decisions and adaptations based on your data.
  • Work on lesson plans with your team.
  • Work with your team to revise your small groups.
  • Special ed team and specials : This is a great opportunity to collaborate with each other.

You are welcome to use the rest of the afternoon to work on grades or meet with parents.

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Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Lewisville Elementary Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Weekly Calendar

Monday March 26th

  • College Ready Rally 2:20-2:45 pm
  • College/U shirt Day
  • TELPAS Window
  • Writing Collections 3/5-4/6
  • ITF
  • Multilingual Coordinator
Tuesday March 27th
  • PLC in DataHub
  • Campus Design Team mtg. 3:30
  • TELPAS Window
  • Writing Collections 3/5-4/6
Wednesday March 28st
  • 5th Science STAAR Released
  • Dress for Success Day
  • TELPAS Window
  • Writing Collections 3/5-4/6
  • STAAR Training 3:15 to 4:15 Required for all
  • No Pony Time - The tutors will be helping with the Science STAAR Released test
Thursday March 29th
  • Early Release 11:45/End of 9 Weeks
  • TELPAS Window
  • Writing Collections 3/5-4/6
  • Math, LA, Science ACT
  • Special education PLC (8:00 to 11:00)
  • Discipline Committee (8:00 to 11:00)
  • No Pony Time

Friday March 30th

  • Holiday

Staff Shout Outs

  • Thank you to our Specials teachers for ALWAYS supporting me! You ROCK (Kitchen, Hayes, Green, Zamora, Thomas, & Coach W.)
  • Thank you Mrs. Holguin for helping me with making the STAAR rosters!
  • Thank you to the ENTIRE school for making our lockdown drill a success!
  • Thank you Mrs. Arocha, Mrs. Wier, & Ms. Scruggs for your support with the STAAR release test!
  • Thank you Ms. Diaz for also being a support with the STAAR release.
  • Thank you Ms. Lawson for helping set up the testing rooms!
  • Thank you Ms. Satterla for always caring!
  • Thank you Mr. Colon, Mrs. Echaverria, Mrs. Vando, and Mrs. Rubio for assisting with the incident on Friday.
  • Thanks to the teachers who all came prepared for their RTI meetings.
  • Shout out to Mr. Perez for finding our students for dyslexia!
  • Thank you (also) Mrs. Betty for helping with the incident on Friday.
  • Shout out to Ms. Satterla & Mrs. Mullikin who have each implemented strategies suggested by the RtI committe to help one of their students be more successful.
  • Thank you second grade team for having an impromptu meeting regarding our lockdown drill! Great questions!
  • Shout out to the 4th grade teachers for sending me their students questions about the lockdown drill. (Your students questions were very intriguing.)
  • Someone bought me a Nothing Bundt know who you are...THANK YOU!!!
  • Shout out to Mrs. Sayers for tag-teaming with me to explain to a parent the educational needs of her child.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Esch for making me laugh and smile.
  • Shout out to Mrs. Burlerson, Mrs. Rowland, and Ms. Maurier for your hard work on TELPAS!
  • Thank you Mrs. Valdes for everything you do for our school!
  • Thank you Ms. Ramage for being helpful and asking, "What do you need?" Thank you!
  • Thank you Mrs. Anguita and Mrs. Medlock for sharing your rooms!
  • Ms. Esch, Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Burleson, Ms. Simpson, Ms. Rimling and Ms. Wooster for submitting Career Day names!! We appreciate you!
  • Ms .McNamara and Ms. Satterla for always being so flexible with their schedule and counseling!!
  • Thank you to Ms. Anguita for helping with google classrooms.
  • Thank you to the TELPAS team (Ms. Burleson, Ms. Maurier, Ms. Rowland, Mr. Reed, Ms. Ratzlaff) for all of their hard work to make TELPAS a success.
  • Thank you to Ms. Naik for working so hard on creating accommodation checklists for the students.
  • Thank you to Betty Guerrero for being the best secretary ever.
  • Thank you to Ms. Vando and Ms. Guerrero for setting up on Friday for the job fair.
  • Thank you to Ms. Arocha, Ms. Sammon, Coach W., Mr. Thomas, Ms. Burleson, Ms. Lawson and Ms. Simpson for coming to the job fair on Saturday.
  • Ms. Scrubbs for developing an ISS orientation for the students.

  • Click here to submit your Shout Out.

March Birthdays

  • Shuntel Green March 3rd
  • Marisol Anguita March 5th
  • Yvette Bernal March 5th
  • Miguel Perez March 12th
  • Sandra Rodriguez March 21st
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