Owl Notes

OCTOBER 4

DR. NULL'S CISD WORD OF THE YEAR...

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK...

Was at a training earlier in the week and the former principal that was presenting kept talking about Shocktober. She said she stopped referring to this month by it's correct name because no matter how prepared we are, it is always a Shocktober of a month. To help us keep things in perspective, I found this great encouraging video by Jon Gordon. Please take 2 minutes and watch him.
Jon Gordon - The Power of a Positive Educator

THINGS TO KNOW...

* ACADEMIC CONFERENCE - is Monday at 10:15 a.m. ALL rooms are fair game for our visitors so please be prepared. Dress is professional, please no jeans passes Monday!

*Parent Conferences - If you schedule early morning conferences, please make sure and meet your conference at the front door. There is not always someone at the front until 7:30 a.m.

*TEAM LEADER meeting is Monday after school. Team Leaders will receive an agenda.

*Early Release/Storybook Character Day - Please include in all newsletters home that Early Release/Storybook Character Day is Friday, October 11.

*Parent Information Night is going to be combined with Fall Family Night. We will do one session of Parent Information from 5:30 - 6:00. Fall Family Night will then be from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please help get the word out and make sure you are sharing about Fall Family Night!

*October 10 - Gretchen Montgomery will be here for staff development during your planning period. Please make plans to attend.

*Grades will be pulled at 5 on Friday. Please make sure you have them all loaded and submitted prior to that time.

*October 14 is a holiday! Enjoy your time off!

*GT window is open now through December 17 to nominate for spring testing. See Kara if have a student you think might need to be tested.

*Thank you - There is a thank you TACO CARD in the lounge for us to send to Torchy's for today's amazing feast. Please take a moment and sign it Monday!

PARLIAMENT OF OWLS

Your team leaders have been issued a new challenge. Enjoy getting to know each other!

PLC TIME

Please make sure and add minutes to your agendas. Kara, Rachel and I look back over those on Friday to see what you might need from us for the following week. We also look at agendas for the next week to see what is happening. Please keep those updated.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Eldridge and Mrs. Boren for coming to our gallery walk! - Rachel Henderson

*Mrs. Giammatteo for being the best team leader ever! Thanks for all you do for third grade! -Rachel Henderson

*Rachel Miller - thank you SO much for watching my class and letting me use your room on Monday for my counseling video. You are the BEST! - Macy

*Kathy Farris and Karen Boren -thank you for helping me with parents on Wednesday! - Macy

*Tami - Thank you for shielding us! - Macy

*Maria Falcon for letting us use the library for some vision/hearing screening! You're awesome! - Audra

*Dusti, Stephanie and LaVerne for all their help during picture day. Thanks! - Felix

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

This will be a regular part of our newsletter from here forward. It is anonymous if you don't want me to know who submitted it. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


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SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

OCTOBER

4 - Fall Picture Day

7 - Team Leader

7 - Academic Conference

8 - Suchma Dedication

8 - Lisa Jones' birthday

11 - Lorena Salguero's birthday

11 - Storybook Character Day

11 - Early dismissal/end of 9 weeks

14 - School holiday

16 - Gina Godinez's birthday

16 - SOURCE (Foundations) Committee Meeting

16 - Tami out to Principals' Meeting

17 - Raquel SantaCruz birthday

17 - Fall Family Night

17 - Fourth grade to Fine Arts Day at Pavillion

17 - PTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

18 - PTO Fundraiser @ Flips

21 - Virginia Vera's birthday

21 - Core Team Meeting

22 - Kara out at training

25 - Boosterthon Kick Off

27 - Andrea DeLaTorre's birthday

28 - Faculty Meeting

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