Husky Happenings

February 12, 2015

Important Reminders:

February 15 is Staff Development Day:

Looking forward to our day together on campus. Dress is super casual. Attendance by all certified staff is expected; I need to know if you are not going to be here. Here's the agenda:

Cha-Chaa-Chaaange! We are in progress with a new hire for Special Ed/ALE so we are getting things on campus ready. Alberto and Makerspace have graciously agreed to move to room 34, so classes will begin in the new room on Tuesday. Laurie Harris and SCEED tutoring are moving to room 14. Please "Think Win/Win" during this transition and assist students to getting to their new locations. Also, give Alberto a pat on the back for his flexibility and understanding! More information on our new hire will be coming soon.

Early Dismissal Days are Coming: February 23 and 24 are designated as parent conference days, so start scheduling now. Conferences are required for all struggling and/or failing students. Student led conferences are great! Conduct individual parent conferences as needed. GLCs should cover conference information (that I gave at the GLC meetings) with the entire team.

Intervention and Tutoring: If students are failing or in danger of failing, they should be in RAP/MAP and tutoring (before or after school). Please discuss this with parents at conferences. If parents refuse tutoring, please have them put that in writing. You will also need to keep attendance for tutoring, as well as in-school interventions. And don't forget about Compass and RtI!

Math Unit Training: Please make sure that at least 1 person from your grade level attends the unit training. Also, teachers new to the grade level are required to attend the new teacher trainings for your grade. Please see the EbD for details. Training for K, 1, and 4 is coming up.

Suicide Prevention Training: GLCs should turn in certificates when all members have completed training. Training must be completed and certificates turned in by Friday, Feb. 19. The principles of Reflective Conversation can be helpful for all conversations with parents, students, and colleagues. Keep this in mind during upcoming conferences.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Feb. 14
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, Feb. 15-Presidents' Day

  • Staff Development/Student Holiday @ 7:30 in the library.
  • Oteka Gibson to meet with Lighthouse Committee & Leadership Team @ 3:00 pm in the Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • Pierce off campus (a.m. only)

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Dance Day during specials
  • College T shirt day
  • Individual Data Coaching for K and 1st
  • Staff Meeting in the library @ 3:00

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • Dance Day during specials
  • True at counselor training

Friday, Feb. 19-NEISD Rodeo Day

  • PTA Rodeo Breakfast for all staff
  • NEISD Rodeo Day
  • Attendance AUDT
  • Lasso a Great Book Preschool Storytime @9:15-10:00 in the library, for 3-5 year olds
  • Recycle Day @ 2:00

Saturday, Feb. 20

  • NEEF Starlight Gala
Monday, Feb. 22
  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
Tuesday, Feb. 23-Early Release
  • Cluster Principal Meeting @8:30
  • Bookkeeper Mtg. (Beverage) at CLC @ 7:30
  • Benchmark Testing: 2nd-Reading, 5th-Science
  • Health Services Meeting (Emma) 1:30-3:30
  • Special Education Paraprofessional Training in the Exploratorium @ 1:30-3:30.
Wednesday, Feb. 24-Early Release/Professional
  • 3rd Grade Writing Benchmark
  • Music Cluster Meeting (Juarez & Rivera) in room 24 @ 1:30
  • All Paraprofessionals meet with Mr. Ilgenfritz in the lounge @1:30.

Thursday, Feb. 25-College T-shirt day

  • Kinder Field Trip to the Zoo
  • Benchmark Testing: 2nd-Writing and 3rd-Writing

Friday, Feb. 26-National GO Red Day!

  • 6 weeks progress reports distributed
  • 2nd grade Fairy Tale Rodeo
  • GT Meeting at Coker (Polanco) @ 1:00
  • Recycle Day @ 2:00

Monday, Feb. 29 - Leap Day!

  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • Kinder GT Classes begin

Tuesday, March 1

  • Election Day

Wednesday, March 2

  • Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast in 1st Grade
  • Field Trip - 2nd Grade to Natural Bridge Caverns
  • Staff meeting in Library @ 3:00
  • WatchD.O.G. T shirt day

Thursday, March 3

  • Principal's meeting - Pierce off campus
  • TELPAS writing samples due to Ilgenfritz

Friday, March 4

  • IIT meeting - Stewart off campus
  • Extending Planning / Minion March Fun Walk

Monday, March 7

  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • TELPAS Testing - Reading in Computer Labs

Tuesday, March 8

  • Benchmark Testing: 4th-Science
  • Field Trip - 5th Grade to the Tobin
  • Field Trip - 3rd Grade GT to Techademy (Pending)

Wednesday, March 9

  • Benchmark Testing: 3rd-Science
  • TELPAS Testing for 4th & 5th Graders in Computer Lab
  • College T shirt day
  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • Staff meeting @ 3:00 in library (STAAR Test Training)

Thursday, March 10

  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • Bike Rodeo
  • OAKE Convention - Juarez off campus

Friday, March 11

  • End of 3rd Nine Weeks
  • Kite Day during Specials
  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • OAKE Convention - Juarez off campus
  • STAAR Test Training make-up day

Sunday, March 13

  • Daylight Savings time begins (spring forward!!)

Monday, March 14 thru March 18