RES Staff Update

May 28-June 1, 2018

Link to May Rocket Register

Please be sure you have read through all of this important information.

End-of-Year Rocket Register

There will be a final issue of the Rocket Register. If you will send this out on Friday with a closing message to your parents, I would greatly appreciate it. This edition will include the necessary information for summer and back-to-school dates, such as Meet the Teacher. If you have important information, please email me as soon as possible.


Thank you!

Hashtag for 2018-2019

Please take a moment to vote for our hashtag for next year:

https://goo.gl/forms/5kTG9Qb9v5GSQPhy1

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Calendar Updates

Tuesday, May 29-Cy-Woods Senior Walk at Robison (approximately 10:00 am). More information in the end-of-year checklist.


Wednesday, May 30- Yearbook signing. Kinder and 1st will sign in their classrooms. 2nd-5th will sign at an agreed upon time with their entire grade level. Check with other teams to make sure there is not an overlap with recess or other grade levels. Students should go outside to sign yearbooks due to the noise level.

Reminders for Last Day

  • Students should take all of their leftover school supplies home. If they choose to donate supplies, that is fine, but please send home unused supplies. They are not ours to keep. On the last day, they are allowed to bring a lunch kit, but they should not need their backpack.
  • Report cards may not be sent home before Friday, and there are typically flyers to go home with all students. We will print a school supply list to go home with every child. Please place this in the report card cover. If a student lost their report card cover, just use a white envelope. We do not replace the covers if they are lost.
  • If a student is absent on Friday, please gather all of their belongings (report card and anything else that they left), bundle it together, and use a large white piece of paper to label the items with the child's name and grade. This will help us locate the items more easily if a parent comes to pick it up.
  • You will need to inventory your technology items BEFORE you leave on Friday. Please follow Christi's directions in the technology Google slide presentation. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19tzyYZcr61JAKmTgBnHU1vFBQQ3GK9JKtD_qgqkaMJc/edit?usp=sharing
  • All items should be out of your cabinets, and your cabinets should be wiped clean, BEFORE 8:15 am on Monday, June 4. We will all meet in the cafeteria on Friday morning at 8:15 am for a short breakfast and end-of-year meeting. Breakfast will be Chick-Fil-A sandwiches.

Crayola Color Recycle Program

Christi Moran has taken the initiative to sign up Robison for the Crayola Color Recycle Program. This is a great way for our students to contribute in a positive way. Christi has a box set up in her room to collect markers (any brand). Here is a link to the program information: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx


Thank you, Christi!!

End of Year Parties

Please read the information in the Rocket Register about end-of-year parties. RSVP forms will go home soon so that parents may pre-register for this event. There are actually 2 separate events that take place on this day: a classroom awards ceremony (PK-4th) where all parents are invited, and a party during large group (volunteers only). The large group party will take place before your classroom awards, so parents will not have to worry about their children missing this if they want to sign them out after the awards. Classroom parties have been reduced to 30 minutes. You might want to have the students eat their snack first in case a few parents get caught up in the check-in process. Typically, awards have not taken the full 45 minutes that we allowed previously.


Please, please, please read this information thoroughly. We count on you to help in the process of a smooth party day. Thank you!

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Attendance Incentive Drawing for Second Semester

The time period to be eligible for the district attendance incentive is through Monday, June 4. The drawing for our campus will be June 11. I'll record the drawing and then send it out to everyone that day. The incentive checks will be given out at the June 14 board meeting! If you are in an eligible position, and you have two or fewer absences, your name will be in the $1,600 drawing. Congrats to everyone who has had outstanding attendance for this year! If you have zero absences for this entire year, your name will be entered into the $5,000 drawing--five winners in the district will be recognized.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Courtney Nespeca for being chosen to participate in the Aspiring Principals Institute (API) for 2018-2019. The district selects assistant principals to participate in this leadership program that will consist of after-school training sessions throughout the year.


Congratulations to Christi Moran for being chosen to participate in the Aspiring Administrators Institute (AAI). This program will also consist of after-school training sessions throughout next school year.


I'm proud of each of these ladies for their commitment to growing as leaders!

Thank You!

Thank you to Julie Carter for all of her hard work with printing awards, name tags, and report cards--all in such a short time span!


Thank you to everyone for taking the time to check the end-of-year checklist and making sure everything is done on time. We know there's a lot to be done in such little time.


Thank you to our 5th-grade teachers for helping to make 5th Grade Celebration Day a success. The students had a great time at their talent show, and an amazing time at their party!


Thank you to everyone for making our last e-track a success! I know it was fast and furious, but I think the kids really enjoyed this special time.


Thank you to our calendar committee for working late last week to plan our special events for next year. They can certainly share what we discussed, but know that it is not complete and it is considered a draft until I have all dates from the district (counselor meetings and librarian meetings have not been received). I also need to add committee meetings once I have those dates.

August Professional Development

The sites for August PD are shown below. The times have been changed back to 8:00 to 4:00 with a 30-minute lunch discussion that will be assigned. Lunch is scheduled for 90 minutes in order to give you time to get somewhere and to be back on time. Please be sure that you arrive on time from lunch each day since the district is allowing you to keep the 8:00 to 4:00 hours. Thank you!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lH1oyBEurOZeZ8hqlR1q5E2lXkVHtMuN/view?usp=sharing


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wBMIPuHuYvg3zMc2lYW17-BrhTonVZ-z/view?usp=sharing

CTE for 2018-2019

In order to earn your CTE day for next year, please be sure you read below.


Teachers:

All grades, except 2nd, will be reading Kids Deserve It. Please read this book PRIOR to your return in August. We will hear Adam Welcome in August, and your first reflection on the book will be due in August. The questions will be sent through Google Classroom.


The second-grade team will be reading Blended Learning in Action. If you would like to choose this book instead of Kids Deserve It, you are welcome to do so. Teachers reading this book will have questions on Google classroom related to this book.


Links to both books are below:

https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Deserve-Boundaries-Challenging-Conventional/dp/0996989528


https://www.amazon.com/Blended-Learning-Action-Practical-Sustainable/dp/1506341160/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=&dpID=51HgEA6t6aL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail


Both books are available electronically for a few less dollars than the paperback editions. I do have a few copies of Kids Deserve It that may be borrowed--first come, first serve.


These will be easy, but enjoyable reads for everyone! The reflection questions will give everyone a chance to interact and share their learning. The best part of this is that you can do this from home, and we do not have to find a date when everyone can attend.


Paras:

CTE will be your 3 hours of the CFISD Compliance Training completed off contract, and participating in 4 additional hours for back-to-school events, such as Meet the Teacher (2 events--kindergarten and 1st-5th).

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Professional Development Opportunities

Are you interested in growing your knowledge in the area of technology and teaching strategies? This summer, our cluster is looking to hold an EduConference at one of our campuses to provide you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow teachers. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge on a technology-related topic, please let me know.


Some of you are familiar with Seesaw, the app that teachers can use to digitally store student work. Here is a link to the app if you are not familiar: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seesaw-the-learning-journal/id930565184?mt=8

If you haven't considered being a Seesaw ambassador, check this out: https://app.seesaw.me/#/ambassadors/apply

Being an ambassador allows you to use the premium features for free and affords you the opportunity to collaborate with other ambassadors.

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Stay Informed

Be sure to regularly check the RES Hub (in Google classroom) for updates such as minutes from meetings. I will also try to send out "announcements" to let you know when these have been posted.


Here is the link to the hub: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2MzE4MDE5Nlpa/p/NzAyNjg1MzMzN1pa/details

Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.