Autumn Creek Elementary Newsletter
July 7, 2021
We have been busy!
June was a month marked by our ACE staff getting together for something we called Onramp. The purpose of these sessions was to get our staff together so they could get to know each other. We spent time looking at our core beliefs, key commitments we make to each other, and spent a big part of the morning looking at our vision for excellent instruction at the school. These were really great, high-energy days and it made us even more excited and ready to welcome your kids to our school in August.
We can't wait to open this beautiful school for you and your family! When you are inside you will quickly see that your kids are getting the best school facility. Our goal is to make the teaching and learning match the look of our amazing school. Be on the lookout later this month for information on how you and your family can come see us for yourselves!
First grade teachers collaborate as a team on an activity regarding instructional planning at our school. All teachers will be planning with a "backward design" framework, which essentially focuses on what we want kids to know or be able to do by the end of instruction, and then planning the teaching to align with it. It is hard work but is best for kids and we are all-in!
Assistant Principal Trina Booker leads the staff in an icebreaker activity. We broke our time up with activities like this to build the team, laugh, and get to know each other. The ACE team is a fun group!
Community Circle time
Each morning at ACE, students will have time in their classroom to do a Community Circle. This is a time when teachers will facilitate conversations with their class that are intended to calm students and provide a smooth start to the day. If students do it, teachers do as well! This picture shows us doing a community circle as a large group.
Community Circle time
Schedule time with Mr. Edwards
We have reached the final stretch run in the construction of Autumn Creek Elementary. Over the last two weeks, crews finished plastering our tree in the lobby, and it is now being painted to look like a tree. All painting around the building should come to completion in the next week. Currently flooring containing graphics is being installed in the pods. Our elevator is now installed. Carpet install is complete, and ongoing site prep will continue including installing a fire lane, finishing the north driveway, sidewalks and landscaping.
We continue to bring building staff with us to get a tour of the facility and to see their actual room or offices! Pictured left to right are Laura Palmatier (special education), Mia Betancourt (math ALT), Katelyn Powell (2nd grade teacher), and special education paraeducators Katrina Fletcher and Betty Bocard!
We still do not have an official move-in date but will keep you posted when we know more!
Volunteer at ACE!
Are you interested in volunteering in any capacity at Autumn Creek?
There's no time like now to fill out your volunteer background check form. If you have already done this so you can work in another school, you do not need to do it again.
For new applicants, select Autumn Creek as the place where you will volunteer and provide the rest of the requested information. It's easy! For more information on the volunteering process and to fill out the form, please go to this link. https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer
This is a view of the floor in our preschool area. The pod theme is the Arctic, and as you can see the floor looks like big chunks of ice floating on the ocean!
This is our almost-final gym, and yes it has air conditioning! We have a full-sized basketball court and will have retractable bleachers.
The library is almost finished. Clearly this room is noted for all of the natural light. It is full of windows! You can see this beautiful space right when you walk in our front door.
ACE Staff Highlight
Olivia Cofield- Special Education interventionist teacher
Olivia comes to ACE from Humble Elementary. She is very proud of her four beautiful and active children. Ayanna and Jevon both attend Summer Creek High School. Madison attends Woodcreek Middle and Payton is the youngest of the bunch is headed to Woodcreek Middle. She has taught Pre-K for four years, 5th grade Science and 2nd grade Math/Science/Social Studies for two years, Science/Science Lab for two years, self contained ESL second grade for two years, 4th grade RELA/ESL for four years, self contained 3rd grade for a year and self contained 4th grade for a year. She was the teacher of the year at Kelso Elementary in Houston ISD. She was also ESL teacher of the year at Orange Grove Elementary in Aldine Elementary two years in a row.
She loves to learn and teach, build relationships, music and dancing. She has taught at Humble Elementary for three years (4th grade self contained, 3rd grade self contained and 4th grade RELA). She looks forward to building positive and meaningful relationships with all of the students and staff at ACE.
Markee Rudy- Special Education Paraeducator
Markee is a former employee of Humble ISD who worked at Summer Creek High School as the Attendance Specialist for 7 years and also as Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director for 2 years. She has raised her 3 grandchildren in Humble ISD and all 3 graduated from Summer Creek. Being the mother of 6, three by birth and adopting her 3 grandchildren when they were young has given her a strong foundation in nurturing and loving all of God's children. She looks forward to supporting our students and helping them accomplish their goals. Markee has been a resident of Fall Creek for 16 years and looks forward to working with the students and Team at ACE.
Upcoming Important Dates
7/19 - Annual Update opens
8/10- First day of school at ACE!
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Information on Registering your ACE Student for the 2021-2022 School Year
On June 16, registration opened up for all grade levels. If you need support in registration, we encourage you to contact our Registrar, Lisa Burns at 281-641-5703 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Humble ISD students who indicated they would attend ACE next year will be automatically moved over to us.
If you know of anyone who has moved into the area and needs to register their kids, please send them to our website at www.humbleisd.net/ace for a link to online registration forms.