FSE Weekly Update

There's a Superhero in Each of Us!

September 23, 2016

Terri Garrard, FSE Guardian of the Galaxy!

Mrs. Garrard! Thank you for creating such a user friendly library website! Staff, we encourage you to visit the library website to see the ebooks link! Check them out today!

Other superheroes this week were, Jeff Stavinoha, Kimberly Embrey, "mystery laminating people", Mary Flores, Custodial Staff, Cynthia Torres, Kelsi Powers, and Leanne Marshall.

There is a bulletin board next to the teacher boxes. Please write positive notes of encouragement and recognition to staff members you notice going above and beyond! Each week we will recognize a Superhero of the Week!

Spread the Word... First PTA meeting at 2 pm on Monday, September 26

Please add to your homework sheets if possible. We are trying something innovative. We will see how many parents come to this earlier meeting time and seek feedback. Thank you!

Tuesday and Thursday Parent Nights 5 to 7 pm

Scholastic Book Fair Shopping all evening!

Bring your family and friends!

Door Prizes! Free Dinner! Homework Passes!

Kolodziej Samples! Watchdogs! PTA!

Parent Night Schedules: PREK-2nd Tuesday; 3rd-5th Thursday

5:00 Session 1 of your choice- see choices on back

5:30 Session 2 of your choice- see choices on back

6:00 Session 3 of your choice- see choices on back

6:00-7:00 Free Dinner in the Cafeteria; Title I Presentation


We have teamed up with the cafeteria to serve a healthy, warm spaghetti dinner for Parent Nights!

Yes, that is correct. Instead of our usual pizza and water, we have teamed up with the cafeteria to serve our families a warm, healthy dinner on family nights. Please spread the word. We will be serving spaghetti for dinner on Tuesday and Thursday nights!

TTESS Focus of the Week: Click on the Link Below

Academic Vocabulary and Clarifying Misconceptions

The video link above is from Ms. Yosko's class. She noticed the students misunderstanding "decomposing" numbers. The students thought this meant "take away." She immediately brought them over to the carpet and initiated a reteach lesson. Notice how she is using the academic vocabulary each step of the way.


Are you in search of guided reading books, class novel sets, or big books for a read aloud? South Elementary has many to choose from! Check out our Guided Reading room for books on levels A – Z (to include High/Low books). Our resource room in the library houses many class novel sets and big books.

Also, there are a number of databases the library provides on the FSE library website for both teacher and students. These include:

· EBSCO Ed Resources has K-8 e-Book Collection

· NoveList and Novelist K-8 Plus

· Points of View Reference Center

· English Language Learner Reference Center

· Biography Reference Center

· Britannica E-Stax (more e-books)

· LearningZone

Teacher Specific resources include:

· Discovery Education

· Enchanted Learning

· Gale Virtual Reference Library

· Living Science Online (ESC 20)

· Educational Resources Cooperative

· Teachingbooks.net (lesson plan ideas- no books).

Please share our GoFundMe page for 5th grade camp! We appreciate your help and donations!

Weekly Good News Submission For September and October: Email Kim Cathey and Shelley Keck

If you haven't signed up for your 2 weeks of good news this year, please do so. The sign up sheet is outside of Laura's office. Remember part of TTESS is sharing the school vision/mission and goals with the community. This will help meet Domain 4.4.

September 12- Debrah Yeager and Stephanie Jimenez

September 19- Catherine Bruett

September 26- Courtney Lemley, Rebecca Lewis, Rachel Draper

October 3- Amiee Lopez

October 10- Teresa Sisti, Kalyn Sisti

When you take pictures, send them to Anna Wood throughout the year for the yearbook! This will reduce stress at the end of the school year!

Save the Dates!

Please remember to check the !ALL South online calendar.

September 23- Teacher Preview Day in the LIbrary, Come by and FIll out wish list!

September 24- FISD Education Foundation Gala

September 26th-30th PAPI - Grades K-3 (Unmastered tasks only); Book Fair all week

September 26- PTA Meeting at 2 pm in the Cafeteria

September 27- PK-2nd grade Parent Night from 5 to 7 pm

September 28- Brandi Simpson from Region 20 on Campus for Math Support

September 29- 3rd-5th grade Parent Night from 5 to 7 pm

September 29- Picture Day

September 30- Deadline for Child Abuse online training

Happy Birthday to our September Birthdays!!!!

September 8- Pam Henke

September 8- Tarah Kozowyk

September 13- Alyssa Bertrand

September 19- Laura Casias

September 19- Rachel Draper

September 21- Rachel Diaz- Custodian

Juanita Arellano- Cafeteria

Other Reminders

Save plastic water bottles for Art. There is a box in the lounge and in the ART room.

The white small fan from the library is still missing! Please help us find the missing fan!

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