This Week at Remynse

February 8-February 12


Thank you so much for being patient with me as I was gone a few days last week. I have to tell you a bit about the conference I was able to attend last week. I took part in The Leader In Me Symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday. I went to this conference only looking to find out about this program and way of thinking since I had read the book recently. I had heard many great things, but I was unprepared for such an inspiring two days. I have been to many conferences where we often get jam-packed days of "sit and get" information. We may learn new things when we go to conferences, but we never get to see them in action. This is where this conference was different.

On Day 1, we were met at the hotel by student greeters. They welcomed us and showed us to the registration table and invited us to take pictures. At the table, students also completed our registration and gave us our Welcome Packets. It was such an amazing sight! I was a little overwhelmed by seeing the students in these roles, but I was not prepared for what else I would see throughout my journey. The key-note addresses that morning came from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students! They spoke so well and were able to speak from the heart about how they are using the Leader In Me at school and at home. My head was spinning with ideas, and we were not even an hour into the conference. I just kept thinking-Our students can do this! They deserve to learn this.

I can't wait to share the rest of my experience with you in our next newsletters. There is too much to share in just one newsletter. I hope that you will be enjoying a wonderful Superbowl Sunday with family and friends. I will be glued to the TV watching the commercials and half time performances. I'm sorry Mrs. Thrift and Mrs. Lowe, but I have to say it- Go Cowboys! :)

100 Day Fun!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 100 Day Fun on Thursday. It looked like everyone was having a great time. I hope to share more 100 day pictures in our next newsletter. I posted many of our photos on our Facebook page. I had so many 100 year old teachers teaching on Thursday. I am amazed everyone made it through the day. The students told me they also enjoyed the day. If you have any pictures of students that dressed up on Thursday, please send them my way.

Dates to Remember:

Monday, February 8th

  • Tutoring begins for 5th grade
  • Learning Walks

Tuesday, February 9th

  • Wear your Mardi Gras colors and jeans. Feel free to wear hats, beads, etc. on this day.
  • Adams out of the building in the AM for MyTrack Training
  • Ozuna out of the building in the PM for MyTrack Training
  • No PLCs today

Wednesday, February 10th

  • Adams out of the building until noon
  • PBIS Fidelity Walk at 8:30
  • Benchmark Testing for 4th and 5th grade
  • Alt. Curriculum Paraprofessional Meeting @ 3:50 pm in the library

Thursday, February 11th

  • Benchmark Testing for 4th and 5th grade
  • Staff Meeting @3 :50 pm-District Personnel coming to talk about AISD's Strategic Plan. All teachers and paraprofessionals are asked to attend.
  • Wear jeans and a pink shirt today for World Cancer Awareness Day-Thanks to Ms. Bushlow-Rico for reminding us of this day that we missed last week.

Friday, February 12th

  • Valentine's Day Class Parties -This is one of our Free Food and Nutrition Days. This year we get five free days. This may have confused some teams. We have not had a party in the past. This is the first year that we have been able to have a party. Feel free to exchange valentines and have a fun party with your class.

Future Dates to Remember:

Family Math Night- This will be moved to Thursday, March 3rd. The date had to be changed due to an Early Release Day on Feb. 25th. Please make plans to attend.