Trailblazer Times

March 16-20, 2015


March 16: STAAR Training/Vertical Team Meeting @ 3:15pm in DCE Library

March 17: Dr. Waldrip and Kelly Penny to talk with DCE Staff @ 3:30pm in DCE library

*March 17: RESCHEDULED OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00pm

March 18: 1st Grade Planning Day

March 18: High Touch High Tech for 5th Grade

March 18: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Federal Reserve

*March 18: RESCHEDULED TEAM LEADER MEETING 3:15pm in Aracely's Room

March 19: 4th Grade Planning Day

March 19: 5th Graders walking over to North for Visit @ 9:00am

March 19: PTO Meeting 9:30am

March 19: District Youth Art Showcase @ CHS 6:00-7:00pm

March 20: 2nd Grade Planning Day

*March 20: Evacuation and Lock Down Drill @ 9:00am

March 23: PLC Book Study (meet with your group as you determine)

March 24: Kinder Planning Day

March 24: PTO Global Safari Program (schedule coming soon)

March 24: DLI Educator Meeting @ Wilson 3:30-4:30pm

*March 25: HTHT for Kinder

*March 25: 2nd Grade Planning

March 25: PTO Sponsored DCE @ Whataburger Night 4:00-9:00pm

March 26: 3rd Grade Music Program for School 8:30am in Cafeteria

March 26: SBDM Meeting @ 3:15-4:14pm in Library

March 26: 3rd Grade Music Program for Parents 6:30pm in DCE Cafeteria

March 27: Last Day of 3rd 9 Weeks Spirit Rally @ 8:15am in Gym

March 27: 4th Grade "Writing Boot Camp" all day upstairs

March 27: RtI for DL sections in WDCE Room or Tricia's office (she'll let you know)

March 30: STAAR Writing Test Day 1 for 4th Grade

March 31: STAAR Writing Test Day 2 for 4th Grade


1. Please be sure you sign your walk throughs and observations electronically.

2. Tuesday will be a busy day! Dr. Waldrip's talk with us will NOT last long on Tuesday. I have been assured he will be done before 4:00pm. The quicker we are all in the ART ROOM, the quicker we can get started. We won't be able to use the library since the Book Fair will still be in there.

3. On Tuesday, please feel free to wear your jeans and bring clothes to change into for Open House. Remember if you decide to run home after Dr. Waldrip's talk to change, you'll want to be back no later than 5:00pm to get a parking space.

4. We will meet in the ART ROOM on Monday as well due to the Book Fair still being on campus. This will be our annual STAAR Training and is required of everyone. Barbara will go over the security part first so those who don't have to stay can leave. The entire campus has to received the security part.

5. Remember you can still turn in your donation of $5 to be given to Special Olympics on Monday morning. Your donation will be rewarded by being able to wear jeans all this week!


March 2nd: Lindsey Shaw

March 9th: Allison Greene

March 10th: Barbra VanRiper

March 14th: Jill Kopinski

March 20th: Annette Sanders

March 21st: Kathy Struck

March 24th: Martha Brown

March 30: Trish Walberg

CELEBRATE!!! awesome Kinder Fairy Tale Parade and Ball! Great job Kelly, Tammy, Jenny, and Margarita on making so many curriculum connections while designing highly engaging learning activities during this unit!

CELEBRATE...Angela for her collaboration with the Kinder Team and Kids to help the kids learn how to ballroom dance! So many life long moments while at the ball!

CELEBRATE...another true snow day! Dr. Waldrip will be recommending to the CISD school board that we apply for a waive for the 3rd day. We should know after the April board meeting if the board has approved asking the state for a waiver. I'll keep you posted!

CELEBRATE...a week off to rest and relax with family and friends! I hope everyone had a great Spring Break! OUTSTANDING SAMR Showcase!! Everyone really showed high levels of technology integration AND I know everyone walked away with great ideas on additional ways to use technology effectively for learning!

CELEBRATE...Cole and all his hard work making Jump Rope for Heart another big success!! Look out for "Elisa" coming to DCE soon!