Weekly Launch

December 17-21


We are almost there! Winter break is around the corner! We can do it!!! Please plan lots of activities for next week and stick to your schedule as closely as you can. Please remind your parents that the students can wear pajamas on the last day of school for our sing a long. Also, please remind them that Friday is a half day!

Don't forget Renee will be off campus next week!

Important Dates

December 17-MTL Skype chat with Rachel-4th grade


Watch DOG-David Chen-Justin-Criswell-Music

December 18-Buckels off campus a.m.

MTL SKype chat with Rachel-5th grade


Watch DOG-Javier Garza-Elena-Florez-Art

December 19-Clear Creek Education Foundation meeting on campus

2nd grade party-11:30 pm

1st grade party-1:45 pm


PTA Faculty party

Watch DOG-Michael Hare-Collin/Mason Florez/Hirsch-PE/PE

December 20-2nd grade polar express 8:30 a.m.

3rd grade party-11:30 a.m.

4th grade party-12:30

5th grade party-1:00 pm.

Kinder party 1:30 pm.

MTL Skype with Rachel-Kinder


Watch DOG-Darren Rylant-Grant-Benson-Music

December 21-Early Release(Kinder, 1st, 2nd block)

End of 9 weeks

Watch DOG-Craig Moody-Alexis-Florez

Character Corner

Word of the Week-Reliable

Word of the Month-Citizenship

Morning Announcements-Strawn

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Word of the Week-emphasize


Do's and Don'ts of Greeting Students at the Door

Greeting students at the door helps you to build relationships, which translates into a more productive classroom. However, your actions need to be delivered with a sincere and light intention. When students know that they are truly welcome in your classroom, they will respond in ways that may surprise you.


  • Position yourself at or just inside your door
  • Make it known that you are happy that they are there
  • Provide positive direction/guidance for the class period
  • Tell students what your expectations are for the day
  • Give them a sense that this is a new day


  • Lose sight of what’s happening in the hallway
  • Bring up past transgressions
  • Take student behavior personally
  • Bring your personal concerns to class
  • Be a drill sergeant

Building community starts at the classroom door and students who know what to expect in your classroom are more likely to be engaged learners.

Compliment Corner

This compliment is for Susan Bush for providing and making SIOP supports for our poetry unit! Thank you-Debbie Joiner

This compliment is for Jeannie Neyland for helping my students in computer lab with Hour of Code. It was a blast and the kids were so excited! Thank you!-Debbie Joiner

THis compliment is for Michele Radler because she uses part of her lunch time to reinforce good cafeteria behavior and praises those classes that are making good choices.-Stephanie Hirsch

This compliment is for Cathy Patberg because she helped resolve a picky student eater issue! Thank you Cathy! You rock-Debbie Joiner

Shout Outs

A shout out to all our small group testers this week-Baggett, Bush, Varner, Ting, McCubbin, Wilson, Deem, Murray and Neyland!

A shout out to Marti for another great choir concert! It was great! Thanks also to Shara for supporting Marti and to Jeannie for helping with the chairs!

A shout out to everyone who helped make sure our Rockets have a wonderful Christmas! We have such a caring staff!

A big shout out to 3rd, 4th and 5th for doing a great job on CBA's this week!

A big shout out to Sandy Varner for hosting our Christmas Party at her house!

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Mrs. Kramer's class with their 5th grade buddies!

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And the Winner is.......Block! Thanks to Mr. Dubec, our Watch D.O.G. for deciding on the winner.