News and Notes
February 19, 2016
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Have a Beautiful Weekend!
Trainings & Curriculum Updates
In an effort to keep you fully informed I'm including a link to the Curriculum Courier (admin newsletter). This link will give you access to current and past issues of the newsletter. The Courier will provide you with pertinent information for your grade and content area. Although some weeks are more informative than others you should try to review it regularly.
Some good updates and links included.
Info from Rhonda Carr that pertains to us all
Social Studies Scope & Sequence
(Team leaders please see Missy's request regarding Social Studies and be sure to provide feedback before the end of the month)
Literacy Academy - 2/24 or 2/25
Math Academy for K-2 Rep (Valerie) on 2/16 and 3-5 (Kelly) on 2/18
Kelly to Global Connections on 2/25
Religion In Schools Training for Gema (am) and Annelise (pm) on 3/1
Annelise and Content Specialists will have their meetings on 3/2
Coaches Meeting on 3/4
G to P Meeting on 3/8
G to Principal's Institute 3/22-3/24
Skye to Librarian's Meeting on 3/24
G to P Meeting on 3/29
KN2K (Knows & Need to Knows)
As I stated in previous N&N's the district accounting system will be changing. THIS INCLUDES ACTIVITY FUNDS.
Please plan to have orders for the end of this year plus START UP for next year submitted to me by March 4th. As you are estimating how much to spend please keep your expenses in the $200-$300 range (PER INDIViDUAL TEACHER).
If you have Field Trip, Reimbursement, or Wish List requests through activity fund you will need to submit these to Annelise by April 20th. Activity Funds will be controlled by the district after this date (meaning some procedures and timelines will be impacted).
As always APPROVED VENDORS are mandatory. You WILL NOT be reimbursed for purchases that are not Approved Vendors (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep this in mind)
UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN - UbD
In anticipation of UbD Training...
I have ordered 8 professional learning resource books. Please take a moment to pop in to my office so you can briefly review them and let me know if you want me to order one or any of them. Only a handful of people have come by - I'll place an order for some of these books next week.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
UBD LAKESIDE SUMMER CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 9TH AND 10TH!
AUGUST 11TH WE WILL PLAN A PD DAY
I've created the summer course in Eduphoria- feel free to sign up when you are ready! This link should take you directly to the registration.
2/22 Staff Meeting (LONG ONE)
- On the agenda: TELPAS Calibration and PTO Sustenance
2/23 Picture Day and Gema to Admin Meeting
2/24 World Read Aloud Day (info should come from Skye)
2/25 5th grade program at 8:15 and 6 plus Kinder dental program with Dr. Rozas @1:45
2/26 American Girl Book Club Tea Party in the library from 3-4
2/29 Math Course Needs to be completed
- *I emailed Mary to see if she would open the survey sooner
3/1 Voting in the gym - stay tuned for location changes
3/4 Purchasing requests (including startup for next year) are due
3/7 Staff Meeting: TBA Agenda & Location
3/7-11 Book Fair Week (see communication from Skye regarding times and events)
3/7-9 TEAM PLANNING DAYS!
- 3/7 for 5th
- 3/8 for Kdg, 1st, 4th
- 3/9 for 2nd & 3rd
3/8 Gema to Principal's Meeting and TELPAS for 4th/5th in the lab
3/9 TELPAS for 3rd in the lab
3/10 TELPAS for 2nd in the lab plus TELPAS Writing Due and OPEN HOUSE from 6-7pm
3/14-18 SPRING BREAK WEEK!
3/21 Kindergarten Registration Opens plus Staff Meeting: TBA Agenda (more than likely it will be a STAAR training)
3/22 5th grade Math Camp and 4th grade Writing Camp
3/22-24 Gema to Principal's Institute (Houston)
3/23 5th grade Reading Camp
3/24 TELPAS Dues and the end of the 3rd nine weeks
3/25 Weather Day (Subject to change)
3/28 All hands on deck - Non STAAR teams please help STAAR teams cover up rooms & halls.
3/29 Grade Due
4/1 Half Day Winners will rule the school
4/4-4/6 TEAM PLANNING DAYS!
- 4/4 for 5th
- 4/5 for Kdg, 1st, 4th
- 4/6 for 2nd & 3rd
4/14 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
4/22 Deadline for your summative reflections
Some seriously long term planning:
5/23-25 TEAM PLANNING DAYS!
- 5/23 for 5th
- 5/24 for Kdg, 1st, 4th
- 5/25 for 2nd & 3rd
6/4 DO YOU HAVE YOUR FLEX HOURS TO ACCOUNT FOR TODAY?
- You need to have a total of 24 hours for all the flex and pd this year
7/25-28: Principals Academy @ New Tech
8/2: Chamber Breakfast for New Hires @ North
8/2 - 5: New Hire Induction Week (this will be split between New Tech, North and East depending on the session)
8/9 & 8/10 UbD Training
8/11 UbD GT Update (and June 2017 Trade Out)
8/15 Official first day back for most of you
Aug. 15 - 19: Inservice Week (from Laurie O'Neill)
8/15: Campus Day
8/16: Elementary: Campus Day; Secondary: District Day
8/17: Elementary: District Day; Secondary: Campus Day
8/18: TBD (I know elementary has Meet the Teacher that night so that has been taken into consideration and as soon as the plan for Aug. 18 is known -- I'll send)
8/19: Morning --Convocation @ CHS Arena / Afternoon -- TBD
22) Frankie Robertson
4) Mary Head
11) Gayla Cockrell
31) Kelly Fischer
$2 Tuesdays with a Twist:
- AHA passes can be used between Jan. 11th and March 21st.
Wednesdays will be College Days for staff and students
Fridays with a Lakeside or CISD Tee