Principal Connection

February 14, 2016

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DAVIS TEACHER OF PROMISE: The Teacher of Promise recognition is given to a first year teacher who exudes a warm, caring and loving attitude toward students, parents and colleagues, is knowledgeable of the curriculum and provides student-centered instruction with excellent classroom management. We are pleased to recognize Kayla Logan as our Davis Teacher of Promise. As a Special Education Teacher, Kayla demonstrates all of these characteristics and more. Congratulations Kayla, and thanks for all you do!

EMPLOYMENT PLANS FOR 2016-2017: Thanks to the many teachers who have already submitted information regarding your plans/teaching preferences for next school year! If you have not yet completed the form, please do so right away (deadline to complete was last Friday). If you are not sure about your plans for next year, you may indicate that on the form. Link to Employment Plans form:

TECHNOLOGY PD: Next Tuesday's faculty meeting will be a technology professional development session presented by Davis staff. Teachers who are part of the Campus Innovation Team have each chosen a program/app to share with others through a table presentation. A variety of programs/apps will be available for teachers to learn about, including: Adobe Voice, Green Screen, Chatterpix, PowToons, Google Classroom, Padlet, Math Manipulatives/Dropbox, Jumbled Sentences, and Kahoot. This promises to be a worthwhile session where everyone should walk away with at least a few new ideas for integrating technology in innovative ways.

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LOOKING AHEAD: 2/15-2/19


  • Student Holiday, Parent/Teacher Conference Day

  • PTA will provide snacks in the staff lounge.


  • 8-9am: Principal Coffee, Lobby

  • 8-8:30am: PBL Opening Event (K), Cafeteria


  • MoY 2- STAAR Release Reading (5th)

  • TELPAS writing sample window opens

  • 7:30am-2pm: Jenny D out, Principal Meeting @ Delco


  • MoY 2- STAAR Release Math (5th)

  • 7-8:30pm: PTA Meeting, Music Room




  • Happy Birthday Tara Medrano!



2/22, 5-6pm: Technology Infrastructure Committee Meeting

2/23, 3:05-4:00pm: Faculty Meeting- Technology PD; Snacks provided by 2nd grade team

2/24, 7:45-8:45am: UIL Parent Info Meeting, Library

2/24, 3-5pm: TELPAS Calibration (all K-5th teachers), Library

2/25: Spring Pictures (class and individual)

2/25, 3:05-3:30pm: 2nd 21st Century Planning

2/26, 2pm: 5th Grade Class Picture

2/27, 6-9pm: The Big ToDo @ Balcones Country Club


3/1, 1:15-1:30pm: Fire, Lockdown, Weather Drills

3/1, 3:05-4:00pm: CAC Meeting, Library

3/1, 3:05-4:00pm: PBS/SEL Meeting

3/1, 5-9pm: Dine with Davis @ BJ's

3/2, 9:30-10am: Healthy Teeth Presentation (1st), Cafeteria

3/2, 3:05-3:30pm: 5th 21st Century Planning

3/2: MoY 2- STAAR Release Reading (3rd, 4th)

3/2: MoY 2- STAAR Release Science (5th)

3/3, 9:45-10:30am: Brookdale Visit (PK, PPCD)

3/3, 3:05-3:30pm: 4th 21st Century Planning

3/3: MoY 2- STAAR Release Math (3rd, 4th)

3/4, 8-8:30am: Faculty vs. Volleyball Team (2nd-5th)


3/7-3/10: SXSWedu

3/7, 3:05-3:30pm: PreK 21st Century Planning

3/8, 9am-1:15pm: Austin Nature & Science Center Field Trip (4th- Hampton, Schmidt, Hall)

3/8, 2:10-2:40pm: Music in Our Schools Program, school performance

3/8, 6:30-7:00pm: Music in Our Schools Program, parent performance

3/9, 9am-1:15pm: Austin Nature & Science Center Field Trip (4th- Clemente, Novinger, Hutchison)

3/10, 9:30-10am: PreK/PPCD Circus Performance, Cafeteria

3/11: TELPAS Writing Samples Due


Spring Break!