Faculty & Staff Notes

DOVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Principal's Post

Thank you for your preparations for our rescheduled Open House. Classrooms and hallways looked fabulous! We had high attendance and I was thrilled to see so many families enjoying their evening. Thank you for making it a wonderful experience for our students and their families! It was a great night to be a Dove Dolphin!


I know some of you are anxious to hear about assignments for the 2015-2016 school year, especially after the sticky-note exercise. I don't want to make moves that will need to be adjusted due to my guess work not matching the district allocations. Therefore, I will not move forward with revealing the master plan for summer moves, until I hear from the district about staffing projections, probably early April,.


Proud to be your principal,

Cindy Galloway

Site Visits - International Baccalaureate

This week we are traveling to visit a couple of International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools. As we consider IB or other school-wide initiatives, it is imperative that we keep everyone informed and gather input from every group of people influenced by our potential decisions. I have included information about IB below for your review. We will discuss IB this week at our team leaders meeting and next week at CEC. Please feel free to ask questions, share your ideas, or express your thoughts about implementation. This is a school-wide effort that requires 100% involvement from all faculty and staff. Your input is important!


This Friday, Phase I visits will include teacher representatives as follows:

  • CEC representative (K),
  • 2 team leader representatives (1st & 3rd),
  • critical content (assessment grade level) teacher representative (4th),
  • principal,
  • counselor,
  • learning liaison, and
  • 2 parent representatives.


If we remain interested after our initial visits, we will send another group on Phase II visits with a representative from 2nd, 5th, specials, & special education.

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE

THIS WEEK:


Monday:

  • Biggest Loser begins
  • GCISD Board of Trustees Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Cardio Club


Tuesday:

  • PLC - 1:1 Meetings
  • JT: District Meeting
  • TK: District Meeting (p.m.)
  • Team Leader Meeting: 3:00-4:00
  • DES shirts - not a jeans day


Wednesday:

  • Choir


Thursday:

  • Dynamic Drummers


Friday:

  • IB Site Visits
  • Jeans :)
  • CANCELLED: Beach Bash (PTA decided not to continue with this activity - please remove from grade level newsletters)