Patriot Press

March 16-20

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Corona Virus District update

Please read these updates from Holly Hughes:

If your spring break travel is international, please be sure to review and heed any travel advisories as they relate to the Coronavirus. If you are traveling to high risk areas such as Italy, China, Iran or Japan, health authorities will likely require health monitoring for up to 14 days. As Dr. Smith shared in his memo, it is district expectation that any employee who is traveling to an area known to have a Coronavirus outbreak will follow all CDC instructions. In addition, all employees who have been issued a district laptop should take it home over the break (and on a daily basis after the break).

Once we return after the break, due to the heightened health concerns and the potential for increased absences beyond the control of our students, consider not highlighting perfect attendance as we enter the last nine-weeks. Also, we want to be sensitive to students who have concerns about the utilization of water fountains on campus and allow the use of individual water bottles.


Wednesday, March 25 will be STAAR Securities and Procedures training for all staff. Please plan to meet in the library at 3:30. Following the securities training we will have April STAAR Specific Training. Staff participating in April STAAR should plan to be here until 4:45 or so.

Important Dates

Pledge Helpers- Mrs. Krakowiak's class

March 16

4th 9 Weeks begins

Kinder AMC window closes

Day 4

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day- wear green with jeans!

Morning PL- 1st grade

4th Grade Field Trip- Houston Rodeo

Network Upgrade for Parr-network will be down starting around 5:00 p.m.

Day 5

March 18

Morning PL- 1st grade

Talley out am

Collaboration- TELPAS Rating Party in the Library, bring your red folders with PLDs to the library at 3:30 if you are a TELPAS rater, Resource/Inclusion teachers and block please plan to attend

Day 6

March 19

2nd Grade Music Program 1:30-2 p.m., gym

2nd Grade Music Program, Evening performance 6:30 p.m.

Day 1

March 20

Spring Teacher Luncheon provided by PTA

Report Cards

Talley off campus

Day 2

Perfect Attendance for the 3rd 9 Weeks

A big shout out to the following teachers for having perfect attendance for the 9 weeks!

Heather Colston

Jennifer Ellisor

Alyssa Henderson

Tracy Roman

Danielle Woodson

Stephanie Yancey

A sonic drink will be coming your way when we get back!

12 Week Student Challenge-Week 10

10-Reflect on THAT CHILD’s accomplishments. Remember the goals you set on week three…get that card out…how are we looking

Dreambox Reminders

–Teacher Dashboard Usage – how often do you check into your students’ progress by looking at the dashboard?

–Student Usage – are most of your students/classes getting a minimum of 60 minutes a week?

–Student Lessons – are most of your students/classes getting a minimum of 5 lessons a week and closer to 8?

–Are you using any opportunities to encourage the use of Dreambox by those students that are one or more grade levels below such as lunch bunch, before/after school usage, conferences with parents to encourage home usage, etc.?

Congrats to The Biggest Loser winners! Have fun shopping!


1st place $298.80 Trish Falknor 8.13% lost

2nd place $124.50 April Guseman 6.86% lost

3rd place $74.70 Jennifer Ellisor 5.75% lost

Immersive Readers!

Immersive reader has now been activated within itslearning! This feature is designed to make reading more accessible for everyone. Click here to visit our itslearning page to learn more about where it can be used within itslearning. Since our district is piloting this program being embedded within itslearning, teacher feedback is crucial. If you can, please complete this Anonymous survey: Immersive Reader Anonymous Survey

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Shout out to...

Everyone for making it to Spring Break!!!

I did refill the folder with slips :0)

Character Corner

Word of the Month-Citizenship

Purposefull People words-Cooperation/Creativity

Family Education Series - Being A Good Citizen
Citizenship: Being a Good Citizen
Sesame Street: Big Bird sings "That's Cooperation"
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