The Weekly Armadillo

Monday, March 19, 2018

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"The Best School in Town"


To create an exceptional learning environment where all students are prepared to successfully compete in a global society.


To prepare all students to achieve the highest standard of intellectual, physical and social growth.

W. T. White Feeder Mission

We will cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally responsive citizens, personalizing instruction for every student..

Therefore, we are committed to:

Providing access to an equitable and high quality education

Promoting citizens who contribute to the common good

Supporting our students academically, socially, and emotionally


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**********************PROFESSIONAL LEARNING*********************

Inspiring Progress Toward Learning Goals

Source: Edutopia

"By teaching students to monitor their thinking during learning by setting goals, applying strategies, reflecting, and adjusting, teachers will help them improve their learning ability."

Access the article via this link: In particular, pay attention to the "Goal Setting and the Brain" section of the article.

Action Item: As you administer instructional interventions to your students, help them set goals for those short term wins that lead to long term gains. Be prepared to share what this looks like in your classroom on Thursday during your instructional planning time.

**Every Friday will be "Goal Accomplishment Friday." Students will be publicly recognized and receive incentives for accomplishing academic goals. Check your email for more details.


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*****************************SEL Action Item***************************

Activity: Stop and Think: When to Talk


1. Discuss with students that there are appropriate and inappropriate times to start conversations with others.
2. Access the corresponding activity sheet via the link below and discuss the situations with students.
3. After reading each situation, students will inform if it is appropriate to talk or not.

4. Have fun with the activity by making it a class competition (as appropriate to the grade level).


Hey! Look us over, we are the BEST!!

Nathan Adams Armadillos always beat the rest.

We're spectacular people with wonderful spirit

Who never let you down!

Nathan Adams, best in town!

READ Foundation Donates Books to Our Students


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Thanks to all of you for showing out the Armadillo way!

Kuddos to Mrs. Smith, who came in even though she had strep throat to grade TELPAS papers. Dedication!!!

Kuddos to our admin team who is really trying to boost our student morale with our new prize system. My kids were super excited about that this morning.

Kudos to Ms. Johnson for your continuous support.

Kudos to Mr. Palmer for helping organize the book giveaway for 3rd-5th graders and providing so many new books from his Read Foundation.

Kudos to Mrs. Johnson for being super helpful, understandable and make everything possible, especially with early passes.

Kudos to all teachers who always step in to help without being asked.



Upcoming Events

Check Your Email for Updates

3/19 Faculty Meeting 3:15 in the library

3/20 Parent University 8:30-10 in auditorium (Counselor Morales)

3/21 Hall Party (sponsored by kinder team)

3/22 PTSA Spirit Night @ Chuck E Cheeses

3/23 Teacher Assistants Monthly Meeting 1:30-2:30 rm. 131

3/24 Courtyard Renovation Part II 9:00 - 12:00

3/24 WT White Street Fair 11:00-3:00 @ WT White HS

3/26 PLC 3:15-4:15 in library (Topic: Comprehensible input)

3/27 DISD Internal Job Fair (Excess and Transfer) 6:00-8:00 @ Conrad HS

3/28 GLL/ ILT meeting 3:20 rm. 131

3/29 SBDM Meeting 5:30 rm. 131

3/30 No School (Inclement Weather Make up Day)

4/6 Teacher Assistants Monthly Meeting 1:30-2:30 rm. 131

4/9 Preschool Story Time 10:00 in library

4/10 STAAR Math 5th/ STAAR Writing 4th

4:10 PTSA Meeting/ Armadillo of the Month/ PK performance 6:00

4/11 STAAR Reading 5th

4/11 Hall Party (sponsored by PK)

4/17 Parent University 8:30-10:00 in auditorium with Counselor Morales

4/26 Family Reading Night 5:30-7:00

4/27 Muffins with Moms 7:45 - 8:15


Created by Adrian Luna, Principal

Nathan Adams Elementary School

Dallas Independent School District