Panther Tracks

Staff Newsletter (emailed every 2nd & 4th week)

Lee Open House ~ Wednesday, April 6th ~ 6:00-7:00

Make plans to attend! This year's theme is "Deep in the Heart of Learning!" Henry has once again taken an idea and surpassed the expectations. The flyer, which he designed, will be sent home this week in the Wednesday Take Home Folder. Thank you, Kinder team for catching the discrepancy in the date on the previous newsletter. This is a time to showcase what your students have learned. Set out portfolios and journals and/or set out a writing project that describes the child. There are great ideas on Pinterest: a classroom scavenger hunt, student-led conversation, and more! Student work in the hallway should also be current. Remind parents and students to visit our support staff!

Millions of kids dream of going into space. But Jose Hernandez made that dream a reality. And, as the son of migrant farm workers, he did so against incredible odds. Read the full story:

Important Events/Dates:

3/23 & 3/24: RHS Spanish students at Lee to read with bilingual classes in the AM

3/24: Pre-K and 5th grade graduation pictures

3/24: Staff Picture @3:20

3/25: No School

3/29~STAAR Testing: 4th Grade Writing /5th Grade Math

3/30~STAAR Testing: 5th Grade Reading

3/31: Words Their Way for K-2 bilingual and any teacher that couldn't attend the first time or would like a refresher

4/1: PTA sponsored Movie Night

4/1: UNT volunteers at Lee (think how they could help for Open House!)

4/2: Honor Choir Performance

4/6: Open House

4/8: 2nd Grade Writing Training

Technology Integration in the Classroom

The above technology piece was taken in Mr. Meek's class. I would love to visit your classroom to see how you are integrating technology as a form of assessment, research, or for a class project with plickers, QR codes, or iPads. I would also love to see your follow up on See Saw digital portfolios. If you would like to share out at a future staff meeting, please invite me or Tiffany and we'd love to see it in action or just email me and tell me about it! We will have another technology share out at a staff meeting to allow for deeper learning on certain tools.
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