Principal's News & Notes

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Note from Leah...

As we continue to build our relationships, with each other and with our students, sometimes we have to lean into the discomfort. It is when we find ourselves leaning that we discover something amazing. We often want to stick within our comfort zone and not venture out into the unknown. I double dog dare you to try something new this weekend or next week. See if something surprises you about yourself. What will happen when you lean into the discomfort and step out of your comfort zone? Be brave and SHINE! You MATTER to me!

Have a great weekend!


(P.S.) If you have a story to tell after this double dog dare, I would love to hear about the adventure.

Building 09/17/2016

The building will be open this Saturday, September 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

PTA Membership

I hope everyone enjoyed the lovely salad lunch from our PTA! If you have not already done so, please remember to join PTA for $8. They have monthly treats already planned for us and many other items to support us throughout the year. It is our goal to be 100% with staff membership.

What's Happening Next Week

Academic Collaboration for K, 1st & 2nd, Blue week in the Library and Science Lab

Monday, 9/19 - Rotation day 1, Progress Report grades displayed in HAC, Lego Club 3:45pm, Katy ISD Work Study

Tuesday, 9/20 - Rotation Day 2, AC - Kinder, Choir Rehearsal begins 7:14am, Progress Reports go home, ASD - Todd, Tuesday Topic 4pm

Wednesday, 9/21 - Rotation Day 3, AC - 1st, VIPS Breakfast & General Meeting for Colleen (8-10:30am), Picture Day, Employee Roundtable for Moebes, Read, Deed, Run, - Run only, ASD - Love, Technology outage in the portables after school

Thursday, 9/22 - Rotation Day 4, AC - 2nd, Vertical Team Meetings 4pm, ASD - Ater, Challenge Curriculum Night @ ESC 7-8pm

Friday, 9/23 - Rotation Day 5, Spirit Day, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am

Picture Day Information

The information below pertaining to Picture Day on September 21st was sent out this week. To look at the documents below, click on them, it will bring up a bigger version that is easy to read.

List of Cleaning for the Week

Below is the schedule the custodians have developed for cleaning around the building throughout the school year.

Monday: Shake Television and computers

Tuesday: Remove stains

Wednesday: Early day

Thursday: Cleaning Tables

Friday: Boards

Daily - Sharpener

What's Happening in October

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Week of September 26th

Academic Collaboration 3rd, 4th & 5th, Gold Week in the library and science lab, Student Council Elections

Monday, 9/26 - Rotation Day 6, Challenge, Suzie Williams on Campus, Leadership Meeting 9:30am, Team Leader Meeting 4pm, Katy ISD Board Meeting

Tuesday, 9/27 - Rotation Day 1, AC 3rd, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, Leadership Team for Leah until 2:30pm, ASD - Curtis, Destination Imagination Meeting 5:30pm

Wednesday, 9/28 - Rotation Day 2, AC 4th, Chime Rehearsal 7:15am, Fundraiser Ends, ASD - Ehrig

Thursday, 9/29 - Rotation Day 3, AC 5th, IC Meeting, ASD - Howard

Friday, 9/30 - Rotation Day 4, Choir Rehearsal 7:15am, ICs off campus

Thank you

Debby Herrera & Betty Montilla for a fantastic Constitution Day program!

Angela Chicas for getting a last minute change in set ups and making it work.

Rebecca Fuller, Nizzy Khan, Sarah English, Amy Harper, Dawn Gray, Randy Sosa and De Colburn for a successful 5th grade orientation.

Cindy Archer, Casey Smith, Lynn Schuster, Elizabeth Todd, Tami Ramos, Kelli Love, Terri Howard, Whitney Jackson, Stephanie Guavera, Shelly Ehrig, Rebecca Ater, Courtney Curtis, Leah Fischer, April Crump, Christine Roberts, Alica Blankenship and Carli Safier for successful 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade orientations.

Whitney Jackson for taking on Read, Deed, Run.

Shelly Ehrig, Kay Elliott, Terry Ganske, Dawn Gray, Stephanie Guavera, Elizabeth Keeton, Tera Lopez, Julie Murray, Robin Phillips, Lynn Schuster, Diana Sutherland and Lauren Martinez for particpating in the first PBIS Meeting of the year!

Paula Evans for juggling many busy calendars to get our ARDS done in a timely manner.

Kim Specksgoor for securing volunteers for our Picture Day!

Technology Outage

Technology recently installed some power supplies for our networking equipment which should prevent our devices from shutting down when the school loses power like during a thunderstorm.

They have scheduled some down time after school on Wednesday, 9/21 between the hours of 2:35-6:00. We have asked for it to be after 3:40pm.

The process should only take around 10-15 minutes and will not affect the entire school, just the portable areas.

Leave Early Form

The Leave Early Form, for leaving at 3pm on a given day, is located on the k drive. You can find it under the office folder: K:\Elementary\Campuses\DWE\Office This is a good thing to save on your desktop for future use!