Weekly RoaR

Week ending January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Jan. 11 - Mary Farrington

Mark your calendar

Jan. 13 - KC Club, 2:30 to 3:30 in the library


Jan. 14 - Math & Science Night


Jan. 15 - Leo the Lion Assembly, 8:00 AM


Jan. 18 - No school


Jan. 20 - Day of Grit & Early Release


Jan. 22 - DinoBeat 9 Week Recognitions

2nd Annual Math & Science Night

Thursday evening, we will have our 2nd Annual Math & Science Family Night! Please share this event with your students and parents via your weekly communication.


On Jan. 14, please feel free to leave as soon as your afternoon duty is complete. We will need you back on campus by 4:30 PM. Below you can find your job assignment.

Tidy up, Tidy up, Tidy up the halls...

Building pride in your school and promoting a culture of continuous learning can be observed in many ways. Prior to our event on Thursday, please make sure that your bulletin boards...


  1. Have something on them.
  2. Have something different than what was up on Art Night/Parent Orientation.


Also, I realize that we use the hallways for pull-outs, small group, or extra work space. Please straighten these areas and move the items out of view during the event...shove it in a classroom that is not being used for the night, if need be.

Congratulations to our 2016 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Light!

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LEP! ELL! SIOP! ESL!

Thank you all for your participation and engagement in our SIOP training this week with Dr. Truncale and Ms. Warren. We feel that the information shared was beneficial for all involved.


We have received information from your reflection forms. Common themes:


  • Many would like to have a copy of the 99 Ideas and Activites for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model.
  • Many of you need support getting ELPS into your planner.
  • Some are interested in getting ESL certified and preparation for the test.


Please fill out this survey so we can attach names to action items and get things rolling for you!

Gradebook

The second quarter is coming to a close next week. The Wylie ISD Gradebook Handbook indicates that each subject should have 10-15 grades.


Also, please remember that grades should be reflective of students' progress over the 9-week period. Students should not be receiving the bulk of their grades over the next week. Grades should be relatively evenly spaced out. A good goal would be at least one grade per subject per week. The gradebook should be a communication tool to parents that represents their child's progress with fidelity.

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