Week of November 17, 2014
Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Christmas is around the corner...only 5 more Fridays...or 37 more days according to the Christmas Countdown. Raise your hand if you've started Christmas shopping yet??
In Jason's family, Christmas doesn't really exist until about December 20th; I was raised by a single mother who started Christmas shopping in July to be able to afford presents at all. I can usually be convinced to wait until at least Thanksgiving to begin shopping but we started to look and plan our list this weekend!! I think we'll do this next year too...I forgot the joy of looking in the stores without hundreds of other people in the way and the frustration that goes with those other people.
Jason (my hubs) and I only have a 4-legged "kid" who is pretty happy with any kind of cookie or toy to destroy for Christmas and we don't do big gift exchanges with our parents and adult siblings anymore. But just in the last few years our siblings and friends have had kid after kid after kid so that we now have nine kids, eight of which are under 5, to buy Christmas and birthday for, just in case you are wondering why I'm speaking about Christmas already. Kids are T-U-F-F to buy for....you want to get them something they want, but there are limits to under 5 gifts that seem worth giving. And unfortunately we don't see any of the kids in our lives enough to know what they are into at this moment in their lives!! Happy Hunting over the Thanksgiving break!!!!
Who are you shopping for this year??
Grades must be finalized & posted by Wednesday
Your grades for the 2nd six weeks should have been completed on Friday, November 14, including a minimum of 2 major grades and 6 major grades. DON'T FORGET the grading policy change that went into effect at the progress report: Students have until the Wednesday (tomorrow) following the end of the grading period to make-up/retest any grade in the grade book. Grades must be posted and finalized by 5 pm on Wednesday, November 19.
Got a great lesson??
STAAR EOC Retest
- December 1-5, 2014
- Test administrator training: Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 or 4:00pm
- This is the Monday-Friday we return from Thanksgiving break
- You will receive a list of students taking each test, but please take attendance as normal, Ms. Bannister will correct attendance for any student taking a STAAR test
Dress Code plug
If they can't or won't fix it, send them to Ms. Jernigan (room 234) and be sure to fill-out the form.
NFHS Upcoming Events
Tuesday, November 18
BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
JV BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
9th BASKETBALL (G) vs. Waxahachie HS (AWAY)
Thursday, November 20
Friday, November 21
BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
JV BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
9th BASKETBALL (B) vs. Wylie East HS (HOME)
BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
JV BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
9th BASKETBALL (G) vs. Crandall HS (HOME)
Monday, November 24
BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
JV BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
9th BASKETBALL (B) vs. Kennedale HS (AWAY)
BASKETBALL (G) vs. North Mesquite HS (AWAY)
Tuesday, November 25
SWIM-vs. Forney HS @ Rockwall YMCA
November 28 & 29 (Fri/Sat)
BASKETBALL (G) - FISD Tournament
JV BASKETBALL (G) - FISD Tournament