Owl Notes

OCTOBER 11

DR. NULL'S CISD WORD OF THE YEAR...

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK...

As we embark upon a much needed three day weekend, I hope that you detach from school and enjoy time for yourself. It is much needed as we finish out the first nine weeks and round the corner to the second nine weeks. I found this video about our hopes and as you watch it, I wonder what you would add to the chalkboard. Bring that thought back to school to school with and continue your amazing job of making a difference in the lives of our students.
What is your hope?

THINGS TO KNOW...

* ACADEMIC CONFERENCE - We got great feedback from our visitors this week. They loved seeing all the great teaching occurring in the classrooms.

*Monday is a holiday. Please take time off and detach from school. Refresh yourself and be ready for a push to Thanksgiving.

*Parent Information Night/Fall Family Night is Thursday. We will have one session of Family Fall Night from 5:30 - 6:00. Then we will host Family Fall Night from 6:00 - 7:30. Remind parents to come out and enjoy this evening.

*Garden help - We are hosting a "trim and weed" party on Saturday (tomorrow) morning starting at 7:30 a.m. We are hoping to be done by 10:30. If you have even one hour to come, please join us as we hope to give the garden a face lift.

*Social Committee News - We will be starting the BOO process. Please refer to Rachel Henderson's email for more directions.

*Fire Prevention Program will be Friday. The fire department has asked us to reduce it to 2 shows so they are not tied up all day. We will do a show for 3rd & 4th from 9:30 - 10:30 and K-2 will be 1:30 -2:30. These shows will be in the gym.

TEAM HUDDLES

We are going to start Team Huddles next week. This is an optional activity for everyone but it provides an opportunity for me to hear directly from you on a regular basis and for me to get to spend a few uninterrupted minutes with you. So...I'll be in your area of the building at 7:25. I'll stay there until 7:35 in hopes of getting to visit with you! We will have 3 standing questions...


1. Something good that has happened this school year

2. Something you struggle with this week or this year

3. One suggestion you have to improve our school


Schedule:


Kinder - October 15 - near Erin/Tami/Lisa's rooms

First - October 17 - near Diana/Kim's rooms

Second - October 18 - near Kathy/Kim's rooms

Third - October 21 - near Missy/Rachel's rooms

Fourth - October 22 - entrance to fourth grade

Specials - October 23 - "be kind" area

Special Ed - October 24 - "be kind" area

PARLIAMENT OF OWLS

Breast cancer awareness challenge for the month of October. What will your team do? Can't wait to see.

PLC TIME

Please make sure and add minutes to your agendas. Kara, Rachel and I look back over those on Friday to see what you might need from us for the following week. We also look at agendas for the next week to see what is happening. Please keep those updated.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Maria Falcon for the hot cup of tea when I had no voice! - Di

*Amazing First Grade Crew for everything you do to make the a success! - Di

Deanna for being such a wonderful person who greets those who come into the building with a great smile! - Di

*Maria Falcon for always getting me library books for my room. - Rachel H.

*James and Dena for letting me borrow some of your materials for science this week and for delivering them. You are awesome! - Kim J.

*Kathy F, Tanica E, Tami, Kara, Becky, Kim, Lorena, and Melissa N for helping me so much get through the 1st nine weeks! - Missy G

*Karen B, Rachel H, Macy M, and Gina G for having my back every day this 1st nine weeks! - Missy G

*Rachel H for doing all the work for to prepare for Fall Family Night! - Missy G.

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

Okay, it was mentioned to me that the link no longer worked. I've updated it so if you try it and it doesn't go to the "Suggestion Box," please let me know. Just a reminder that suggestions can be made anonymously if you don't want your identify known. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


https://forms.gle/1qjtmFgWMFQDWvof8

SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

OCTOBER

11 - Lorena Salguero's birthday

11 - Storybook Character Day

11 - Early dismissal/end of 9 weeks

14 - School holiday

16 - Gina Godinez's birthday

16 - SOURCE (Foundations) Committee Meeting

16 - Tami out to Principals' Meeting

17 - Raquel SantaCruz birthday

17 - Fall Family Night

17 - Fourth grade to Fine Arts Day at Pavillion

17 - PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

18 - PTO Fundraiser @ Flips

21 - Virginia Vera's birthday

21 - Core Team Meeting

22 - Kara out at training

25 - Boosterthon Kick Off

27 - Andrea DeLaTorre's birthday

28 - Faculty Meeting

30 - Tami out at training

31 - Tami out at training


NOVEMBER

1 - Tami out to training/Kara out - Sub administrator

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