Trailblazer Times

April 4-8, 2016


April 4: Lockdown and then Evacuation Drill @ 8:30am (if we can start sooner we will)

April 4: Faculty Meeting @ 3:15pm in Library: Dr. Waldrip to speak

April 4: Love and Logic Parent Classes in Spanish in DCE Library @ 5:00-6:30pm

April 5: PLC Planning Day: 3rd in AM and 5th in PM (bring Data....I will send email)

April 5: 5th Grade walking to North for Middle School Showcase in morning

April 5: 1st Grade Field Trip to Casa Manana

April 6: PLC Planning Day: Kinder in AM and 2nd in PM (bring Data)

**April 6: Write From the Beginning and Beyond Guest in classrooms 9:15-10:30am

April 6: DCE Interview Team Training @ Admin from 4:00 to 6:00pm

April 7: DLI Commitment Letters Due back to Admin

April 7: 3rd Grade Music Program @ 8:30am for school and 6:30pm for parents

April 8: Trail Days

April 8: 5th Grade Field Trip to the Perot


April 11: HTHT for 3rd Grade

April 11: A Hallway Pot Luck

April 11: North Counselors to talk with 5th Graders in DCE Library 1:30-2:30pm

April 11: Love and Logic Parent classes in Spanish 5:00-6:30pm in DCE Library

April 12: PLC Planning Day 1st in AM and 4th in PM (Bring Data)

**April 12: Coppell Education Foundation to present Star Awards @ 2:30pm in gym

April 13: Team Leader Meeting @ 3:15pm

April 14: PTO Board Meeting in DCE Library 9:30-10:15

April 14: 5th Grade Parent Meeting at North 6:00-7:00pm @ CMSN

April 15: Trail Days

April 15: Last Parent Learning Walk of the Year 7:50-10:00am

April 15: North Choir and Band to talk with 5th Graders during specials

**April 15: CANCELLED Spring PTO/DCE Social

April 16: Run to Fund!!

April 18: Earth Day Shoe Drive sponsered by DCE Student Counsel (more info to come)

April 18: Love and Logic Parent Classes in Spanish 5:00-6:30pm in DCE Library

April 19: Wedding Shower for Jessica Horner!

April 19: Dr. Waldrip to speak with PTO/Parents 6:30-7:30pm in DCE Library

April 20: DLI Advisory Committee Meeting 4:00-5:00pm in Admin

April 21: PTO Program Kid Safari (no details on times yet)

April 22: Trail Days


April 25-29: Teacher Appreciation Week!

**April 25: CANCEL Data Day with Shannon

April 25: Vertical Team Meeting 3:15-4:15pm

April 25: Love and Logic Parent Classes in Spanish in DCE Library 5:00-6:30pm

April 26: HTHT for 5th grade

April 27: HTHT for 1st Grade

April 27: Debbie Kerrigan from Great Expectations on campus all day

April 27: SBDM Meeting 3:15-4:30pm in A100

April 28: Debbie Kerrigan from Great Expectations on campus all day

April 28: Author Chris Rumble Program (no details on times yet)

April 29: LAST DAY for Trail Days


1. Don't forget to wear your CISD "One Team" shirt on Monday, April 4th! We will be taking a staff picture right after Dr. Waldrip talks at our Faculty Meeting.

2. As shared in the email on Friday, we do have a few things that are time sensitive and must be completed on Monday during our Faculty Meeting. Please be in the library as quickly as you can after your students are safely home.

3. As the district completes their curriculum audit, we are scheduled to have another guest on our campus Wednesday, April 6th. They will be going into classrooms to observe evidence of Write From the Beginning and Beyond. I was provided a time frame for this visitor and have shared that with you in the "dates" above.

4. Since I am meeting with teams for part of your PLC time, I am canceling the upcoming Data Day with me in April.

5. The PTO Spring Social is also cancelled. They are working on maybe doing a night at Urban Air. I think they are working to make the 28th of April work. As soon as I have more details I will pass along.

6. Remember that students should never be in a classroom by themselves. This is a safety concern. If you have questions concerning this please talk to either myself or Tricia.

7. The Eduphoria "people" are aware that the electronic signature feature is currently not working. I will send an email out as soon as it is fixed.


CELEBRATE...the first 2 Days of STAAR Testing are completed!!

CELEBRATE...learners for their EXCELLENT behavior during testing! The learners were very respectful while moving from spot to spot! Remind them this is how we do it everyday!

CELEBRATE....Barbara our Testing Queen!!!! Thank you Barbara for all the countless hours you put into testing to ensure the days run smoothly and that everyone knows what to do!!

CELEBRATE...the DCE staff!!! Thank you for making sure learners are ready for testing! This begins in PreK! A special THANK YOU to all the educators who have been (and continue to) tutor before and after school to ensure those learners who need extra support are receiving it!

CELEBRATE...the entire DCE staff for your flexibility on testing days!! It really does "take a village"!!


April 7: Lisa Evans

April 14: Heather Chambers

April 14: Jeannie Tierney

April 20: Tammy Mandel

April 26: Nancy Neergaard