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HHE Mission

Holiday Heights is a SAFE and ACCEPTING place where everyone works together to LEARN, IMPROVE, and ACHIEVE our goals.



August 15 Campus PD: Google and systems updates

August 15 Whirly ball at 5:00 (email infor coming soon)

August 16 Campus PD: TTESS and Continuous Improvement (part 1)

August 17 District PD day

August 18 Staff Photo @ 8:30; new gray shirt and black skirt/pants/slacks

August 18 Work day, meet the teacher evening (details below)

August 19 Campus PD: TTESS and goal setting (part 2)

August 22 First day of school, Tears and Cheers parent reception at 8:30

August 22 Absolute last day for changes in benifits

New Family at HHE

Please help me welcome these new Huskies to Holiday Heights:

Special Education EA: Darian Sands

PPCD EA: Shannon Gemeny

First Grade: Emily Estrada

3rd Grade: Dana Washington

4th Grade: Tom Lane

Speech: Tamara Peck

Nurse: Tracy Stephens

Please help me congratulate these our family who will be in new roles this year:

Pre-K EA: Cindy Corkery

Special Education Teacher: Andrea Noble

Secretary: Nicole Hackney

Kindergarten: Brianna Hart

2nd Grade: Katie Heath

Librarian: Susan Wright

Reading Interventionist: Sherry Hay

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Air request

Our air conditioning override buttons are working now. You may come up at any time and push the button with the person icon, hold for 5 seconds and then release. The air will turn on in 2-7 minutes and run for 30 minutes.

I have the air tuned on all day for Saturday the 20 because so many people have requested this.

If you are coming up to work in your room for extended times on the 11,12, or 21 please fill out the following form. This will help me schedule it efficiently. If you don’t get on this, there is always the option of the override button as well.

Communication information

The Building is Ready!!

All rooms are ready to go so if you want to come by feel free. Some items might “stick” to the floor at first. Please ask for help if there is anything that is difficult to life or move. Your safety is my priority and everyone is willing to help out.

Staff please get the Remind 101 app use code @81010 or text @bisdhhe to get updates throughout the year.

You might also want to Like the Holiday Heights Elementary official Facebook Page and follow Twitter @bisdhhe to keep up with school happenings throughout the year!

Computer Network

The new network boxes are "live", but in may rooms the old connections are still there. Pictured is what the new one looks like (2 blue ports). If possible plug your phone in the left and your computer in the right. Please let us know if you need any help in setting up your computer.

SafeSchools Training

Birdville ISD is using to offer training courses online for your convenience. Follow these easy steps to complete your Birdville ISD safety training requirements:

Using your web browser, Go to the SafeSchoolsTM website for Birdville ISD:

Enter your Username: (employee ID number with no leading zeros)

Once you log into the site, click on a course title to begin the training. Each course has audio, so be sure to turn up your speakers if you'd like to listen. You must complete each section of the course in order to receive full credit.

Your Birdville ISD SafeSchoolsTM contact:

BISD’s Support Portal

The FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (formerly Buildings and Grounds) and TECHNOLOGY departments would like to share an exciting and important change with you that we believe will help make the process of getting facilities and/or technology work items done easier and more efficiently. All employees can now access BISD’s Support Portal, where the work request systems for Facilities Management and Technology are located.

Simply click on the Technology or Facilities Management icon to access the respective work request form(s). Click the red “Submit a Ticket” button located in the upper right corner of the screen. Next, complete and submit the form. Once received, email updates about the completion status of your request will be sent to you from the appropriate department.

You may access the Support Portal at Birdville ISD Support Portal or

More information at:

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School supply notice

The 2015-2016 supply list was posted on BISD's site in the summer. This has been corrected, however several area stores printed out the old list. We cannot ask parents to take back supplies they have already purchased and will work through this together. Please thank parents for being ahead of the pack and help them feel appreciated for partnering in their child's education.

Thank you

1st Week Schedule

Friday August 12- Breakfast & Welcome at 8:00, Teacher Work Day

Monday August 15:

8:00-8:30 Welcome in cafeteria

8:30-10:00 PreK-2 in Comp Lab with Jeff Samuelson on Google Basics

  • 3-5 with Mrs. Appling in Library

10:15-11:45 3-5 in Comp Lab with Jeff Samuelson on Google Basics

  • PreK-2 with Mrs. Appling in Library

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 K-2 in Mrs. McBride's Room with Jeff Samuelson IPad Distribution

  • 3-5 meet with Mr. Wamsley in Library

2:15-3:15 3-5 in Mrs. McBride's Room with Jeff Samuelson IPad Distribution

  • PreK-2 meet with Mr. Wamsley in Library

3:20-3:30 All meet in Library

*specialists may join any group they are most comfortable with

Tuesday August 16:

8:00-11:30 TTESS Training

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-3:30 C.I. Training

Wednesday August 17:

District Day

Thursday August 18:

Work Day

Meet the Teacher: PreK-First 5:30-6:00

2nd-5th 6:30-7:00

Friday August 19:

8:00-11:30 Goal settings time

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-3:30 PLC share out of summer PD

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