Bulldog Brief

We are the Wylie Way! 2/29/16

Random important tidbits. . .

1. Please make sure you have turned in your certificates to Jamie for the online STAAR modules. This is for all certified staff members. Non-certified staff is encouraged to watch the modules, but not required.

2. You only have 7 school days until Easter Break! Wow - I think I can get through the Daylight Savings Time adjustment for 7 school days! :)

3. Parent Conferences - Spring Conferences are a little different than fall conferences. Please plan to meet with all of your students that are reading/performing below grade level. Once you complete your spring conferences, please complete a log sheet and turn it into me. This will serve as your spring conference documentation. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 504 meetings and ARD meetings can serve as this conference if you have covered the necessary data in the meeting. Thank you - I know you are working hard with each of your students and they have made great gains. This is a great time to celebrate the successful and share the target areas.

Teacher Survey

It is the time of year for you to help with our district and campus climate survey. The survey window is set for March 14 - 28. Please take a few minutes to tell us how we are doing. The link for the teacher survey is listed below:

Character & Climate Surveys


Once you complete the survey, see Pam and she will give you a treat and a jeans pass to be used when you just need a jeans day this spring.

20 Tips for a Positive New Year by Jon Gordon

Remember that outside circumstances and events have no power over you. You create your world from the inside-out.

What's happening in PLCs this week. . .

1st grade - Teddi visit

Kinder and 2nd - Planning, math snack attacks, budget, etc.

3-4 - Planning, budget, RTI

Upcoming Assessments

Reading

G3 U2/5 3/14-3/18


Math

G1 U5 DPA 3/18

G3 U6/11 3/17-3/18



TELPAS...Please note that we will be administering the TELPAS reading test in the computer lab on Wednesday (3/16) and Thursday (3/17), which means the lab will be closed until lunch.

Thoughts From a Bulldog

We love the fantastic blog posts you have done this year! If you haven't kept up with it, check it out as there are FABULOUS ideas found throughout! Below you will find a link to the blogging calendar, just in case you have forgotten your date. Keep up the great work!!!


Blogging Calendar


Thoughts From a Bulldog Blog


Whitt's Blog (full of great reflections)

On the Calendar

3/14 - STAAR - Topia Training - Everyone needs to attend please :)

3/16 and 3/17 - TELPAS REading Assessment (2nd - 4th grade ELL students only)

3/17 - Teddi visits 1st grade

3/17 - Happy St. Patty's Day (Jeans and green or college shirts and for you Baylor fans - you can accomplish both)

3/17 - Whataburger Spirit Night 5:00 - 8:00

3/18 - House Meetings

3/18 - Opening Day for Celebrate the Arts

3/21 - Major Saver Assembly 1:30

3/21 - Leadership Meeting at 3:00

3/24 - Student Holiday, Staff PD Day (agenda to be sent on next week's newsletter)

3/25 - Good Friday Holiday