Primary Points to Ponder

Welcome Back Newsletter 2019 "The Greatest School on Earth"

"The Greatest School on the Land and Sea!"

Check your mailbox this week for a letter from Parsons

Don't forget to go get a new badge from Birch before August 16th!

Meet the Staff Presentation

Please find your name and fill out the info. Copy and add if you don't see yourself.

Join the Staff 2019-2020 Remind. Text @3k744ab to 81010.

Back to School Questions

We will answer in 24 hours.

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Primary Calendar of Events

Check this every week so you can keep up with events. Click on links to see attachments.

Mini Conference

August 15

Teachers and Paras will attend the mini conference. Office staff will stay on campus.

August 16

Everyone will attend the mini conference for required training.

See the flyer below for more information.

CPI Team

These staff members will be CPI trained this year:
















If you can't get your refresher or initial training on August 15 or 19, email Walker. No other staff needs to be trained at this point.

Room Set Up Tips

Here are some handy tips to help you out as you set up rooms!

The building is open from 7:00-4:00 daily.

  • Room Setup

    • There must be a 3 foot distance between any doors and any furniture because of the fire code. This includes the classroom door, the bathroom door, and the AC door by the window. Each door must be able to open all the way at all times. By the door of the classrooms there are two plugs, one on each wall. Furniture needs to be no closer to the classroom door than those plugs.

    • No Staples may be used in walls or in the hallway. The new bulletin boards may only use pushpins. Leave the background black.

    • Furniture may not be placed in the hallways. If you need something moved to or from another classroom or removed altogether, email

  • Technology

    • Classroom teachers may check out laptops right now. See or email Walker.

    • Other technology will be passed out next week. There will be a check out survey to complete.

  • Office Needs

  • Curriculum

    • Email about curriculum materials. There are supplies that still need to move rooms probably.

Other questions and information can be found in the staff notebook which you can get to in any Smore Newsletter or search in your Google Drive for 2019-2020 PTP Staff Notebook.

Join us Friday Night, August 2, for the No Sleep, Slumber Party from 6:00-12:00. We will be eating pizza, and decorating hallways and classrooms. We will work together as a big group to get the building looking spiffy!

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Staff Registration

If you are registering a personal student at the Primary, email Regina, with scanned copies of the required documents. She will get with you about an alternative registration time if you can't come on the registration days. It is preferred you come on August 7 or 8.

Benefit Enrollment Change, Guidebook and Enrollment Instructions July 25-August 16

You can call FBS at 866-914-5202 Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5:30 pm, Friday 8 am - 3 pm for assistance with enrollment or any questions you may have.

Links you will need are below:

Benefits Hub

Online Benefits Guide

Benefits Google Folder

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You can create a class for Ready Rosie! We will be using this next year with Seesaw!

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Links you need

Google Classroom

Primary 2019-2020 Classcode is eki1vlo. We will use this for trainings that can be done on your own time.

Parent Liaison Referral Form

Please fill this out when you want Ms. Chism to help with contacting and working with parents.

Student Recognition per Month

Check Primary Events Calendar for Due Dates

Pine Tree Primary Symbaloo

This has links to many of our pages. You can make it your homepage!

Primary Staff Notebook

This has just about everything you need! This is a new version for the 2019-2020 school year.

Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher to Teacher Observation

You must complete one a semester.

Project ETELL Registration

This is a route to begun ESL or bilingual certified with no cost to you.

SIOP Texas Gateway Training

All staff who work directly with students must complete this training.

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