Friday Focus

"Building Tomorrow's Future Today!"

February 5, 2016

Volume 2 Issue #20

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This Week...

Monday- 2/8

Tuesday- 2/9

Mardi Gras

T-Shirt Tuesday

Jenkins to Building Mtg. @ 1

District Site Base Mtg. @ 4 (Board Room)

Wednesday- 2/10

Ash Wednesday

JCMS & the Alliance for Little Heads- 1st Grade 9-10am

Thursday- 2/11

GLC Mtg. @4

Friday- 2/12

Fabulous Friday in February #2- Death by Chocolate

Valentine Sucker Sale - before school outside by the office

Early Release Schedule

Student/Teacher Early Release

Upcoming Events...

**FIre Drill Week**

Monday- 2/15

Tuesday- 2/16

Wednesday- 2/17

TELPAS Training/Calibration

Thursday- 2/18

Friday- 2/19

Fabulous Friday in February #3- Celebrity Crush

End of the 4th Six Weeks

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Important Information

  • Next Friday will be our 2nd Fabulous Friday in February! Make sure you stop by the lounge for some chocolate fondue to say thank you for all you do! What year did Hallmark make its first Valentine's Day card?

  • Monday, February 15th, is a staff development day and we will focus heavily on technology and integrating it into our curriculum. 3rd grade teachers will be at the intermediate school for the day and the remaining staff will be here at the elementary. All special programs teachers, Payton, Johnson, Johnston, Devers, Spacek, and Grimes, will go to the Intermediate school that morning for Google Drive Basics. Everyone should receive additional information on this from Mrs. Whitehead by this coming Wednesday.

  • Please review our school and classroom procedures with your students, especially, our cafeteria procedures and how we walk in the halls using the longhorn walk. It's just that time of year, when a good reminder, of our expectations, goes a long way!

  • Renaissance Place, the company that we use for our Accelerated Reader program, has a fabulous feature available to us that we feel would be a great benefit to our parents and students, as well as you, the teacher. Recently, we discovered that the Home Connect feature for the A.R. program is available for us to utilize with our A.R. subscription. (Thank you Mrs. Guyote and Mrs. Scogin for bringing this to our attention!) This feature allows parents to see all A.R. tests that their child takes and will be notified when an A.R. test is taken. Each child is assigned a unique ID number and password that is used to access this information. PLEASE NOTE- this does not allow students to take tests outside of school. It only serves as a communication tool for parents, to keep them updated on their child's reading progress. We are looking forward to sharing this with our parents! An informational flier about this feature has been attached below, and if you have any questions, please feel free to stop by. Informational letters unique to each student will be sent home next week.

  • On Friday, we will have Valentine suckers for sale in the morning before school, for $1.00. Students may purchase more than one, while supplies last. This is a non-FMNV fundraiser day that has been approved by food services; therefore, students may eat them in your class if you choose to let them.
Taco Soup Recipe

Click here for the recipe that we used for the taco soup at our "Souper"/Salad Bowl party!

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Click here for the recipe that we used for the baked potato soup at our "Souper"/Salad Bowl party!

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