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Week of March 31 - April 4

Our Week at a Glance

March 31 - final walkthough for STAAR

April 1 - STAAR writing (closed campus)

April 2 - STAAR writing (closed campus)

April 3 - STAAR makeup (closed campus)

-Cari Freeland, Wellness Coordinator in Teacher's lounge 11:00 - 1:00

- Faculty Meeting 3:15

April 4 - We are NOT a closed campus. Visitors are welcome to come to school.

Kristen's Quote of the Week

The amazing thing about a quote is that it can stir up an emotion, spark a thought or idea, or it can strike up a great conversation. The quotes posted here are simple reminders of staying positive on even the hardest of days.

Lunch Duty Schedule

The schedule is listed below. Thank you for your assistance in the café on the days listed.


Monday March 31st Stephen

Tuesday April 1st TEACHERS will cover duty (STAAR Writing)

Wednesday April 2nd TEACHERS will cover duty (STAAR Writing)

Thursday April 3rd Kristen

Friday April 4th One teacher from every grade level will need to help please

STAAR Reminders... :)

Frozen Parody for STAAR

Please be sure and add to your Grade Level newsletters

Weekly Math Message

Information about Casey's Kids Fun Run (see below)

Closed campus (no visitors for lunch) April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd due to STAAR Writing

Kindergarten Round Up is April 7-11- PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT via FB, Twitter, etc...

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures are April 9

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night is April 9th

PTA Meeting is April 10th

Here's to YOUR Health!

Cari Freeland will be in the Teacher’s Lounge during lunch hours on April 3rd to discuss and answer questions about the district’s plans to help support our health & well-being. Ms. Freeman’s background is all about WELLNESS and her passion is HEALTH PROMOTION. Her message is if we can make small life style changes our health will improve!


Energy Audit

Everyone did such an AMAZING job prior to leaving for Spring Break. When completing the walkthroughs, the team calculates a score. The score is based on the number of electronic items that were successfuly unplugged. Back in November our "score" was a 72%. After Winter break, our score was a 79%. Our score after Spring Break was 100%!!!!! Way to go everyone! Let's celebrate on Thursday with a free JEANS DAY!!!!!

Billy Joel fan? Listen to this! It also highlights a cool App....

Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group Using iPad App

Rigorous Problem Solving with Heather Steen

2nd & 3rd grade teachers will be meeting with Heather Steen on April 8th during their conference period to hear more about Rigorous Problem Solving. We will meet in the PD room.

CAMT

CAMT is an annual Texas conference for K-12 mathematics teachers. The conference is sponsored jointly by the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The conference is being held in Fort Worth July 21-23. If you are interested in attending, please let me know.

Professional Development Catalog

You are encouraged to take as many updates as you can over the summer. The Summer Professional Development Catalog is now availabe for you. Updates/trainings required: 6 hour GT, Sheltered Instruction, and HAZCOM, PDAS Refresher. Go to the following link to view what is available to you.

http://issuu.com/kellerisd/docs/summer_catalog_2014_version_2_finis_45f60e7fcd00a5?e=7325644/7155882

"My Learning Plan" will be replacing Eduphoria Workshop. Click the title above and sign in to see more. Your username and password is the same as your network sign in. All transcripts in Workshop will transfer to the new system. There is a step by step guide on how to sign up for classes in the Professional Development Summer Catalog.

Sharing Time

Come on...you do amazing things! Email me a picture/video and a short description of something you would like to share.

Brain Breaks

Thanks to Becky Landry for finding this great idea. What great calming techniques! check out www.gonoodle.com

Crochet & Painting Opportunities

What a fun idea! Thanks to Julie for helping organize a crochet get together and to Kathleen & Jenni for putting together a painting class. I am excited to see all of the creative projects.

Healthy Texas Week

Healthy Texas Week is April 7-13, 2014. Join in to celebrate health, while demonstrating to all of Texas that we are committed to making healthy the norm in our state. All schools are invited to join. You can visit the Healthy Texas Week website to commit to take action.

http://www.healthytexasweek.com/

Casey's Kids Fun Run

Saturday, April 26th, 7:30am

1000 Bear Creek Pkwy

Keller, TX

Casey's Kids Fun Run Facts

Many of our parents are unsure what Casey's Kids is all about. Here are some facts about the race this year.
  • This race will be a true 5K. There will be Chip Time for the more competitive runners. Runners start at 7:30 & Walkers begin at 7:50
  • There will be a "Munchkin Mile" run for our youngest up and coming runners
  • Shuttle service from Bear Creek Intermediate School
  • Funds are distributed through our campus counselors as they become aware of needs.
  • A majority of the time, the families in need do NOT ask for help. Most often, contact is initiated by one of our counselors.
  • This program doesn't just serve our economically disadvantaged families. Some of our KISD families suffer from life changing events (divorce, death of a spouse, house fire, etc.) and need a hand from time to time.
  • This program is a one-time helping hand for students in need in KISD. ALL funds brought in are kept LOCALLY and serve only our Keller ISD families!
  • Please invite our families to join on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CaseysKids5KFunRun

Where's Kristen and Kathleen this week?

We are both on campus all week! Yipee!