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If you call one wolf, you invite the pack.

Roof Ruminations

When we had our big hail storm (the big one, not the fake one they said we would have!) we received a TON if hail damage. Damage to the extent that we will actually be replacing every one of our HVAC units!

That is happening THIS weekend and with it comes a few requests.

First, we have to be ALL GONE out of the parking lots by 3pm Friday afternoon. They'll be moving in all the new units and want us out of their way. We also cannot get into the building all weekend.

So yes, you read that right. I need you outta here early on Friday and don't want you working ALL weekend! :)

They promise that it will be an easy process and have a helicopter coming in (gulp!) that will whip the new ones in and the old ones out within 90 seconds each. I've got a statement from the district I'll be email blasting and calling about tomorrow.

Thank you!


Our next #URLearning is Thursday, from 2:50 to 3:20, and we'll be looking at google docs/drive again. That was a popular one and there are so many facets to it, we want to help you become google pros!

Its that EOY time!

Here are your student information cards. As we start to prepare for EOY data, I wanted you to be aware of what information we'll be looking for/at. If you have any suggested changes let me know ASAP, and I will have these in your box by the next PLC, on cardstock for you to begin when you can.

Kinder Round-up! Check!

We welcomed about 85 new lil'Wolves tonight...they are so cute!! Several new families told me specifically that they moved here JUST because they wanted to be at Whitt. That is huge praise, ya'll!! Your reputation of being hard working, Wolf supporting, child cheering has gotten out!

THANK YOU to our para's, office staff, and KINDER TEAM who were ON the entire night. Smiles, shoulder pats, and reassuring head nods were seen at every turn. :)

Also, a huge thanks to Mrs. Wiest and her photo booth skills! There isn't a task I set in front of her that she doesn't knock out of the park! Give her a high five for acing her principals certification test next time you see her!

April Teacher of the Month

Goes above and beyond for her students. Thinks of ways to challenge them and make learning fun!

Always enthusiastic and engaged with her kids. No doubt she cares!!

She is a positively fun an awesome teacher! She challenges her past and present students with AR.

These are just a few of the WONDERFUL things her peers said about her. Congratulations Kippy Knapp, for being our April teacher of the month!! We'll celebrate you with a fun lunch at the Sachse Chamber on Tuesday!

Having Hope...

Researchers have found that students who are high in hope have greater academic success, stronger friendships, and demonstrate more creativity and better problem-solving. They also have lower levels of depression and anxiety and are less likely to drop out from school.

But does this mean hope causes these benefits—or couldn’t success in school and in making friends just give students more hope? In fact, studies suggest that having hope may actually predict a student’s future academic achievement more than having feelings of self-worth or a positive attitude towards life actually do.

So how do teachers know which students are high in hope? Easy: They are the students who don’t take failure personally. Instead, they use it to improve their performance next time. They’re also more optimistic, and, in the face of obstacles, they tell themselves, “I can do this. I won’t give up.”

How do we cultivate hope? It's something our district is looking towards. There are big posters that we are hanging in the PLC room that will speak to the "Day of Hope" speaker Ms. Roberts and I saw earlier this year. Hope is thinking that tomorrow can be better than today...and we want to help our Wolves SEE that!

Techno Tidbit

Mrs. Wiest is working on plans for the digital fair we are having in May. Name and theme is TBD, but it will be AWESOME!! She has already scored some high-quality door prizes...including a BB-8 App Enabled Droid. (Um, what? ) Check out the video below. We'll finalize our plans in the next week or two and we can start SHOUTING about this fun event!!

May 26 from 5-7

BB-8 App-Enabled Droid || Built by Sphero

Patty's Pontifications

Happy birthday to YOU!

April 13- Debbie Hauenstein

April 22- Melissa Sellers

Calendar Comings


April 11- Garden Club

April 12-Sachse Chamber

April 13- Crisis team meeting

April 14- #URLearning

April 15-1st grade to Perot

Lip Sync Battle with Melissa McCarthy
I seriously think we should add lip sync battles to wolf howls...what do you think??