Mustang Message

November 9, 2018

A Principal's Perspective

In the last Mustang Message I mentioned that Kathryn and I attended a leadership conference at Cypress Fairbanks ISD. Jimmy Casas, author of Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes., spoke at the conference about schools across the country. In his workshop, I learned a new word, awesomizers. Which Casas calls effective teachers teaching in the classroom. In his book he challenges us to "Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners." He also challenged that in the "best schools you can't tell if it is August, January or March." He asked, "How do we as educators carry the banner for the profession?"

Greens Prairie Elementary... Average? I think not! Are we producing world-changing learners? Yes! Do we inspire greatness in our students? Our colleagues? As a GP staff member, I would describe each and every one of you as AWESOMIZERS! We do indeed carry the banner for our profession as an example of excellence each and every day! Yes, Each Life...Each Day...Each Hour!

Be innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties for the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): 4th Split

Word of the Week: 11/12: irresistible; 11/26: scatterbrained; 12/3 enthusiastic; 12/10 dumfounded; 12/17 destination

Tuesday Book Share: Magnuson

Gym (7:20-7:45): 2nd Split

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): 1st Split

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): 3rd Split & Kinder Split

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Eppes

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Bartosh

Counselor Schedule: 1st & 2nd Topic: Being Thankful & Gratitude

Librarian: GP

Week at a Glance

Monday: 3 week progress reports due by 8:00 am; Restorative Practice Site Visit; Faculty Meeting @ 3:30 (see agenda below); Birthday in November? Wear jeans on Monday!

Tuesday: 4th Grade Lunch with the Principal @ 12:30; Spelling Bee 3rd & 4th Grade @ 1:30 (2nd, 3rd & 4th in attendance); BRAVE 3:00-4:15

Wednesday: Spelling Bee 2nd Grade @ 9:30

Thursday: Thanksgiving meal served in cafeteria

Friday: Kinder Thanksgiving Program @ 9:30 am; 3rd Grandparents Day; Kinder & 3rd Grade switch CAMP; PTO Goodies for Gratitude

News & Notes

  • Faculty Meeting Schedule Change: The November faculty meeting has been changed to Monday, November 12th. This change is due to the Restorative Practice Organization observing on campus. We are asking the consultants to update us as a staff on Restorative Practice strategies.

  • The consultants from the National Educators for Restorative Practice will be on campus Monday to visit classrooms and follow up with us at the faculty meeting.

Faculty Meeting Agenda

3:30 Cafeteria

Attendance: All Campus Professionals

Texas Retired Teachers Association will present Texas retirement information , legislative information regarding retirement and other important information about the organization. Paraprofessional attendance for this part is optional.

Restorative Practice - National Educators for Restorative Practices, NEDRP, Presenter

ProEthica Discussion #1

Happy Birthday

This Week Birthdays:

Chris Parr, Nov.13

Chelsey Eddy, Nov. 15

Julie Cooper, Nov. 18

Mustang Yee Haws!

On November 5th, Latonya Felder completed her Master's Degree in Education and Child Development. She is starting her Doctorate in Psychology on November 27th. Congratulations Latonya!!!