Bulldog Brief

We are the Wylie Way! 1/8/16

Monday Plans - Woohoo!!! Staff meeting - What to bring!!!!

We are going to have a great day on Monday! Thank you to everyone that helped create a schedule for our visit with Teddi. The current schedule is on your Outlook Calendar. Jamie has sent the coverage schedule to those teachers involved. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Also, we will be working with our strengths at the staff meeting on Monday. Please bring your teacher ipad and a copy of your strengths with you Monday afternoon. If you don't have an ipad, please see a classroom teacher to borrow one for the afternoon.

PLCs this week. . .

Teddi is coming!! She will be with us Monday for modeling and PLCs. She will also be joining us at our afternoon staff meeting for the first half. If you have any specific questions - please feel free to email me over the weekend so she can help address those questions Monday.

We just read that Wednesday, 1/13, is Make your Dream Come True Day, so . . . . Yes - You can wear Jeans!

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20 Tips for a Positive New Year by Jon Gordon

#1 - Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible.

Upcoming Assessments

The window for TELPAS samples closes this week. You did a great job with the last collection! Please be timely with turning in your collection:)

I will test 3rd grade CogAT makeups for those who missed last week's test. This should not affect your lab time this week.


Kinder U3 DPA

G2 U7 DPA 1/15

G3 U9 1/14-1/15


G1 U7 DPA 1/15

G3 U5 1/13-1/15

Social Studies

G1 U6 DPA 1/15


G2 writing conv. 1/11-1/15

G4 U2 1/12-1/15

Two Exciting Opportunities -

1. For the first time in Smith Bulldog history, we have GRADUATING seniors!!! We have decided to offer a few scholarship opportunities for these students. If you are interested in serving on the committee to determine application process/criteria and review candidates, please let me know. If would be great if we could have a committee of approximately 5 individuals.

2. Two lucky winners will have the opportunity to travel to Georgia to visit the newly expanded Ron Clark Academy. If you are available Feb. 11-13 and have an interest in sharing your learning, please email me and Jamie your interest no later than Monday evening.

Thoughts From A Bulldog

We love the fantastic blog posts you have done this year! If you haven't kept up with it, check it out as there are FABULOUS ideas found throughout! Below you will find a link to the blogging calendar, just in case you have forgotten your date. Keep up the great work!!!

Blogging Calendar

On the Calendar

1/11 - Guided reading with Teddi (see Outlook calendar)

1/11 - Staff Meeting (3:00)

1/12 - Science Fair Projects Due (see Jamie's email for details)

1/13 - 3rd/4th grade math PLC

1/15 - Bulldog Boogie

1/15 - End of Nine Weeks

1/18 - Staff and Student Holiday (with documented hours - see me if you have any questions)

1/20 - Planning your Future Day

1/20 - Early Release Day - 12:30

1/22 - Bulldog Boogie

1/25 - #URLearning afterschool PD - 3:00 in computer lab

1/27 - Design Team Meeting

1/29 - House Meeting