Bearcat Weekly

September 15, 2017

Bearcat Praises and new Faces

Thanks to everyone for making this a great week at PPIS! I know it's a litte early to break out the pumpkins but I thought this was such a cool background I had to use it :)

Thanks so much to Ana and Mrs. Navare for stepping up this week and covering in the office while we are getting readjusted. They have both done an incredible job making sure everything is taken care while we fill Galen's position. I am so thankful for both of them and for everyone's patience. I am happy to announce that I have hired someone to fill the position and she will be here next week to start learning the ropes. Her name is Kasie Simmons and she is currently working at GM Financial as a Data Relations Specialist in Arlington. Her and her family have recently moved to Pilot Point which is one of the main reason she wanted to join us. She also has a freshman at the high school. I am extremely excited to be bringing Kasie on and think she will be a great addition to our staff!

Thank you so much to our 5th grade team for the awesome Nacho Bar today! It's great to see them working together and doing this for the staff to build up our school community. The foundation of our school is FAMILY and I truly believe that we are coming together as a FAMILY. It doesn't feel like we are on grade level islands anymore :) Everyone is working together and building each other up to help all our kids! I also love hearing the laughing and conversations during lunch. Not that I'm spying on anyone :) but it's great to see our teacher lunchroom full and people enjoying fellowship with one another.

Thank you so much to Mrs. Crouch for all that she is doing in our music program. I am absolutely blown away by how fast she has been able to come in and do such an amazing job with our kids this early. You know that you are doing something right when other teachers are stopping to video your lessons during their conference :)

Thank you to Mrs. Wooten for putting together our literacy presentation for curriculum night. There was a lot of great information to help our parents build literacy at home which is something we definitely need their help with if our kids are going improve in reading.

Shoutout to Coach Freese and Coach Rohan for the awesome job they are doing in PE this year! They have all the kids up and participating in some excellent structured activities :) I appreciate both of them for all their hard work!

And lastly, thank you so much to all the teachers who came out this week for the curriculum night. I was really blown away by the number of teachers we had there and appreciate everyone who was able to stay. Again, that shows the true spirit of our campus this year in that we are all here for each other and our kids! Thanks again!

Bearcat Shoutouts!!

This is probably one of my favorite parts to the day is getting to read our Bearcat Shoutouts. Not only are the ones the kids send to each other and their teachers but all the ones our teachers send to each other and their students! Keep those coming in. I have a ton of them and I promise I'll get through them all!
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The Pride Wall is filling up!!

So my next favorite thing to do is congratulate kids when they fill up their PRIDE cards. They are literally so happy when they come into the office and get their picture taken! Such a great thing to see!
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Get your UIL teams in!!

Just a reminder to start getting your UIL teams together and ready to go. Mrs. Woodard is doing a great job putting all of it together and hopefully we can rack up some points this year! The key is to get to them early so they have time to practice before the meet.
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Fun Times in Mr. Johnson's Science class!

Next Two Weeks

September 18 - Official walkthroughs begin

September 26 - 5th Grade Camp Jolt Meeting 6pm

4th Grade Austin Trip information meeting 7pm

September 27 - Faculty Meeting

3rd Grade Sharon Wells Training in Princeton

September 28 - 4th and 5th Grade Sharon Wells Training

September 29 - TTESS Goals are due

Campus Book Fair Starts

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