Mustang Message

October 31, 2016

A Principal's Perspective

I have been reviewing my materials for T-Tess in preparation for observations. I ran across this quote, "With T-TESS, it’s okay to be where you are; it’s not okay to stay there." It reminded me that T-Tess is not a gotcha but a true professional growth model. But this quote is not just for T-Tess. Is it not about learning and improving as an educator and what we expect of our students as well? The quote from John Dewey reinforces this notion, "Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." Hopefully, we never stop learning as educators and as a faculty. As we learn together to navigate T-Tess, I am looking forward to the conversations with you about your students, the instructional strategies you design, your ideas you are able to try by taking that risk, and your professional goals that are important to you. It truly is about the conversations, support for professional growth, and setting goals that make an impact. So be a risk taker and set a goal that the business community calls a BHAG, Big Hairy Audacious Goal! As they say, if your goals don't scare you, they aren't big enough!

Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:20): Prukop

Gym (7:20): Lake

Cafeteria (7:20): Murphy

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Jankowski

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20): Grant

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20): Glunk & Piscacek

Counselor Schedule: Small Groups

Librarian: at GP

Week at a Glance

Monday: No Morning Assembly; Dinosaur Museum in CAMP; Book character dress up day for students and staff

Tuesday: A&M storytelling 1:10 - K, 3, & 2nd 2:05 - 1st & 4th in cafeteria; STEM Club 3:15-4:00

Wednesday: 50th Day of School! Dress up 50's style which can include jeans. Ice cream served to all students & staff during lunch. 2nd grade special person's day; New teachers to GP meeting 3:30-4:30; Tech & Specialists' Office Hours 3:15-4:15

Thursday: 4th Grade OPAS Storyteller 10:00 in 4th Pod; SIT Group #4 (Simpson, Reed, Williams/Hastings/ J. Rhine, Glunk); PTO Meeting 12:00-1:00 in Science Lab; FYI - National Sandwich Day - Buy One Get One at Subway


Saturday: Chrissy's Closet Clothing Drive 8:00-12:00

News & Notes

  • GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay your grade level Social Rep. by Monday, October 31st. Please see below for guidelines that guide our activities and gifts.
  • Evening Custodians: We will be reduced one night custodian until next Tuesday. Please know that the custodians will try to clean as much as they can the next few days.

All About the Social Committee

Mustang Yee Haws!

* Congratulations to the CAMP team for awesome teamwork in creating a fabulous, entertaining musical!

* Thank you for a successful, impromptu fire drill. It is not every day that we have the fire department on campus when the fire alarm goes off!