East Elementary: Welcome Back!

Campus Retreat for the 2016-2017 School Year


We hope you have had a wonderful, relaxing, amazing summer! And although we still have quite a few weeks until we see our building filled with children, the planning is well under way. We would like to formally invite you to our Campus Retreat that will be held on August 11th and 12th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our Design Team (a.k.a. The East Coaching Staff) has been hard at work building a game plan for the 2016-2017 year and we need all of you to come join us on the practice field. Please make plans now to attend and find other important information below.

Campus Retreat - Day 1

Thursday, Aug. 11th, 8am-3:30pm

420 Galilee Road

Hallsville, TX

Campus Retreat - Day 2

Friday, Aug. 12th, 8am-3:30pm

420 Galilee Road

Hallsville, TX

Campus Retreat Agenda

August 11th - Day 1 on the Field


  • Team Breakfast: Chic-fil-A

  • Welcome, Goals, and Introduction of New Staff

  • Common Planning and District Instructional Frameworks

  • Scheduling

  • Lesson Design

Lunch with Your Individual Teams - Design Team Members will have more details


  • Grade Level/Team Planning

August 12th - Day 2 on the Field


  • Breakfast: On Your Own

  • Certified Staff: T-TESS Training

  • Paraprofessionals: Behavior Training with C. Thomas

Lunch with the Campus Team: Pizza King


  • Campus Vision and Reflection

  • Goals and Commitments: 2016-2017

  • The Energy Bus/Training Camp

  • Leave for Rangers Game

Expectations for Dress for Retreat and Inservice

Retreat Days (August 11th and 12th) - Jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

Convocation/Campus Day (August 15th) - New East Shirt for 16-17 and Professional Bottom (Khakis, dress pants, skirt, etc.)

Mini-Conference (August 16th) - Professional Dress

Meet the Teacher (August 17th) - Professional Dress

Wednesday - Friday (August 17th - 19th) - Jeans and East/Hallsville/Professional Top

New to East Elementary Luncheon!

If this will be your very first year at East please make plans now to join us for lunch on August 17th! We would like to treat you to a meal and share more about our campus with you. We will plan to meet at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.

Required Modules in Google Classroom!

The district curriculum office has streamlined all mandatory professional development that usually takes away time from our back to school campus schedule into Google Classroom modules. These modules must be completed by August 19th at the end of the day. You must be sure to complete each individual section. Each module will have a completion document that will serve as your confirmation that you have completed and understand the components in the module. You will receive an email soon with a link to the classes that are required. Be watching for more information.

Staff Reporting Times: 2016-2017

Our school day will begin with students in our classrooms at 7:45 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

Certified staff will report to campus and be ready to receive students at their doors at 7:45 a.m. Staff may leave campus at 3:45 p.m. unless adjustments are made due to duty schedules.

Paraprofessionals will receive their duty schedule and report/leave times during our campus retreat.

Save the Date!

Below you will find important dates to mark on your calendars now! Faculty learning dates are set and will be utilized to focus on our established campus goals. It is essential that everyone is in attendance. While I understand emergencies may happen, routine appointments and plans need to be scheduled around our set dates. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Faculty Learning (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.):

September 28th

October 26th

November 16th

December 1st - Christmas Party

January 25th

February 22nd

March 29th

April 19th

Design Team Learning (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.):

July 13th

September 13th

November 15th

January 17th

March 21st

Grade Level Lead Team Learning (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.):

September 6th

October 4th

November 8th

January 10th

February 7th

March 7th

April 4th

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