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January 4, 2016

Time To Refuel

A semester has ended and a new one will begin. I know that the holidays can be a stressful time but I hope you find time to refuel yourself for the next semester by relaxing, doing something you enjoy, or just reflecting.


Have a Blessed Holiday and a Happy New Year!

Brick House-Lifeguards

An update on the process of adding and editing the ICU list will be presented at the January 4th staff development. I believe all of you will like this process because it will be easier to enter student names. Plus it will free Courtney and Stephanie to take on the role of the Lifeguards. Remember everyone is a Lifeguard but Courtney's and Stephanie's role will be the "back up set of eyes."

Genius 30

Thank you again to the 7th grade teachers on the success of Genius 30. I look forward to the 6th grade presentations.

Staff Development January 4th

Please open the google doc to view the Staff Development agenda for January 4th.

Soup Potluck Luncheon-January 5th

Come join us for the Soup Potluck Luncheon on January 5th. The sign up sheet is located in the teacher's lounge

FISD Resolve to Be Health Challenge 2016

The School Health Advisory Committee in conjunction with Sodexo, has created staff wellness activities. Beginning January 11th, each campus is encouraged to participate in wellness activities so the FMS Sunshine Committee will sponsor the following:

January 11th-Moving Monday- Participants interested will meet at the blacktop at 4:20pm. We will walk for 30 minutes around the school.

January 12th-No Take Out Tuesday-Bring healthy snacks or meals to share with your lunch bunch.

January 13-Walking Wednesday-Participants interested will meet at the blacktop at 4:20pm. Let us walk 10,000 steps.

January 14-Thirsty Thursday-Drink water all day. We will have bottles of water available all day in the teacher's lounge.

January 15-Fruity Friday-Bring fruit to the teachers lounge in the morning to share with the staff.


There is also a 12-week Team wellness program. So, if you are interested, let me know so that we can organize one or two or by department.

For more information on this program, see the email from Donna Lynn.

Spotlight Member of the Week: Veronica Burciaga and Danielle Zirkel

From a staff member: The two of you did not hesitate to cover a class during your conference time when we were in a bind. Thanks for supporting your colleagues.


To nominate a staff member for Spotlight Member of the Week email a Cross the Line Form to Marcia Gonzales.

Picture and Caption-Week of January 4-Deborah Labrada

Submit your picture and caption( 2 to 3 sentences) to Valerie Elias and Kim Cathey no later than Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Concession Stand-Open

Get cash box and Pizza from Mrs. Elias

School Events

January 4-Staff Development Day

January 5-Soup Potluck Luncheon

Workday/Report Card Grades due at 12:00pm

January 8-Limo Ride and Pizza for Top Cookie Dough Sellers

January 9- Girls Basketball vs Terrell Wells 8th (H); 7th(A)

On the Horizons

January 11th-15th Wellness Activities

January 18-Student/Staff Holiday

January 23-UIL Academics-Pleasanton

January 26-Progress Report Card Grades due

January 29-College Parade during Pride

January 30-UIL Academics-Alamo Heights

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