Smoke Signals: Staff Edition

January 14-18, 2019

This week...

All Week:

  • Mid Year Testing

Monday, 1/14

  • Teacher & staff member of the month announced

Tuesday, 1/15

  • 5th grade COGAT Screening
  • DLT - Burkhalter off campus 9-11
  • Intentional Reteach - Using DCAs to Solidify student understandings
  • 3rd grade ELAR DCA window

Wednesday, 1/16

  • Breakfast with a police officer
  • spelling Bee

Thursday, 1/17

  • Science Fair
  • 4th grade ELAR DCA Window
  • DAT Meeting, Burkhalter attends 6:30 - 8:00

Friday, 1/18

Upcoming Events...

January -

25 - 4th grade field trip to the Perot Museum

29 - Creating INtentional Workstations, sign up in Eduphoria

29 - 5th grade health & personal development presentation

29 - Creating Intentional Workstations


February -

1 - Visible Learning in Math book study, sign up in Eduphoria

1 - Birthday Celebration - January/February/March birthdays

4 - Teacher of the Month

7 - 1st grade dyslexia screener data meeting

9 - Weekend Hours

12 - 2nd grade field trip to SPARK

13 - Valentine's Dance

14 - Valentine's Parties 1:15 for 3rd grade, 2:00 for all other grades

18 - President's Day, no school, weather day

21 - Mid Year Data dig, examine all testing, RTI

22 - DEAR day

25 - Benchmark Week - 4th writing, 5th math & reading

25 - TELPAS window opens

27 - Breakfast with a police officer


March -

2 - Weekend hours

4 - Teacher of the Month

5 - Brave Rally - Bingo

6 - 5th grade Career Day at Lumpkins Stadium

7 - First Grade program

8 - Parent Conference day - student holiday

11-15 - Spring Break

18 - Professional Development day, student holiday

19 - Grading Period 4 begins

22 - Report Cards go home

22 - Potential retention letters go home

25-29 - Benchmark Week - 3 & 4 Reading & Math, 5 Science

28 - 2nd grade program


April -

1 - STAAR Alt 2 window opens

1 - Birthday Celebration

1 - Teacher of the Month

2 - 1st grade COGAT testing window

5- STAAR Rally - 4th & 5th grades

9 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th math

10 - STAAR 5th reading

11 - I love my school day!

13 - Weekend hours

16 - CAT Meeting

17 - Staff meeting

18 - Ambassadors Field Trip

19 - Good Friday, staff/student holiday

22 - Earth Day

25 - 3rd grade field trip to Ft. Worth Museum

29 - 5/24 - EOY Testing window


May -

1 - GLL Meeting

3 - School Lunch Hero day, honor our cafeteria staff

3 - Volunteer Breakfast or Lunch

6 - Teacher of the Month

6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

8 - PIE Luncheon

10 - Muffins with Mom

10 - STAAR Rally Grades 3/4/5

13-17 - STAAR Testing - 3 & 4 Reading & math, 5th science, 5th M & R retest

15 - Breakfast with a police officer

20 - College & Career Day

20 - Seniors Serve Day (tentative)

20-24 - Spring Book Fair

21 - Grade Placement committee meetings

21 - 5th grade Talent Show 8:00-10:00

21 - 4th Grade AG day, Expo Center

22 - Grade Placement Committee Meetings

23 - K, 1, 2 Awards Programs

24 - 3rd & 4th grade Awards program

24 - Donuts with Dad

25 - Weekend Hours

27 - Memorial Day Holiday, student/staff holiday

28 - End of year Party

29 - Students last day, Elephant Walk (5Th), 5th Awards, Early Release

30 - Staff Work Day

31 - Staff Celebrations & last day for paraprofessionals


June -

1 - weekend hours

3 - Teacher work Day

4 - Teacher Flex Day #2

5 - Teacher Flex Day #3

10 - Start summer work schedule - 7:30-3:30 M-Th

17 - Last day for Bigler & Redd

20 - Last day for Griffith & Taylor

25-26 - 3rd round of STAAR, 5th grade

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Shackelford Elementary

Principal: Theresa Burkhalter

Assistant Principal: Brittany Griffith

Counselor: Monica Taylor