Eagle Family Updates

Februrary 2016

Congratulations to Mr. Mouton! FBISD Finalist for District Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations to all campuses and their campus Teachers of the Year (TOYs)

Our Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year Judging Committees have met and reviewed all campus entries and selected the finalists. Since all of our campus TOYs truly represent the best in teaching, it is always difficult for the judges to narrow it down to our finalists.

Please see below the names of our campuses/teachers selected as the district finalists for Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year. Congratulations!

Elementary Finalists:

Myla Razon-Sacayanan, Colony Meadows Elementary

Breana Fausett, Dulles Elementary

Robin Switzer, Meadows Elementary

Elizabeth Carney, Seguin Elementary

Cleveland Mouton III, Quail Valley Elementary

Tracy Chevalier, Scanlan Oaks Elementary

Secondary Finalists:

Richard Embrick, Crockett Middle School

Melanie Bates, First Colony Middle School

Donna Reedy, Clements High School

Nikki Reed, Ridge Point High School

(NOTE: District Rookie Teachers of the Year will be selected later this month and principals will be notified.)

Let's Celebrate!

2015-2016 Service Awards goes to the following Staff Members:

Marcia Wicker 5 years of service with FBISD

Judy Harper, 10 years of service with FBISD

Yvette Scott, 10 years of service with FBISD

Jason Strutton, 10 years of service with FBISD

Lavern Yelling, 15 years of service with FBISD

Ruben Garcia, 20 years of service with FBISD

Our Habit for the month of February is Synergize!

HABIT 6: SYNERGIZE

To put it simply, synergy means "two heads are better than one." Synergize is the habit of creative cooperation. It is teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. But it doesn't just happen on its own. It's a process, and through that process, people bring all their personal experience and expertise to the table. Together, they can produce far better results that they could individually. Synergy lets us discover jointly things we are much less likely to discover by ourselves. It is the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. One plus one equals three, or six, or sixty--you name it.

When people begin to interact together genuinely, and they're open to each other's influence, they begin to gain new insight. The capability of inventing new approaches is increased exponentially because of differences.

Valuing differences is what really drives synergy. Do you truly value the mental, emotional, and psychological differences among people? Or do you wish everyone would just agree with you so you could all get along? Many people mistake uniformity for unity; sameness for oneness. One word--boring! Differences should be seen as strengths, not weaknesses. They add zest to life.

Synergize Video

The Power Of TeamWork- Good TeamWork

What's Up at QVE this Month?

FEBRUARY 1 – 5

· Counselor Appreciation Week

FEBRUARY 4

· PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm

FEBRUARY 5


  • 100th Day of School Celebration


February 6

  • Fall In Love With FBISD Event
  • District Spelling Bee

FEBRUARY 8

· Anti-Bullying Week

FEBRUARY 10

· Garden Club Meeting

· CBLT Meeting

· Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

FEBRUARY 11

· Valentine Parties


  • Valentine's Day Dance from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm


FEBRUARY 12

· Parent - Teacher Conferences & Early Dismissal

· Honor Choir Concert – TMEA in Dallas

FEBRUARY 15

· Student Holiday/District Professional Learning Day

FEBRUARY 17

· Jump Rope For Heart

FEBRUARY 18

· Skeeters Reading Program Presentation

· Math/Science/Technology Night

FEBRUARY 22

· GEMS/GENTS Meeting

FEBRUARY 23

  • 5th Grade Math Benchmark

FEBRUARY 24

· Elementary Science Expo

FEBRUARY 26

· Door Decorating Contest

· Synergize Celebration

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 4

· Spring Book Fair

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From QVE Librarian

The Sienna Branch of Fort Bend County Libraries, located at 8400 Sienna Springs Blvd. will be offering programs which might be of interest to you!


· Friday, February 12, 2016: From 1:30-3:30, there will be an early release movie showing. The movie is Aladdin and there will be popcorn served with the movie.


· Saturday, February 20, 2016: From 2:30-3:30, the library has a Creative Connections program for students in 4th-8th grades. The students will be crafts, games, and other fun activities. The group meets on the 3rd Saturday so if you cannot go in February, try to attend the next meeting which will be held on March 20th.


Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair will be held February 29th- March 4th. We will be setting up the Book Fair the afternoon of February 26th beginning at 12:00 and are looking for parent volunteers to help. If you are able to come and give us a hand, please make sure you have filled out a Volunteer Form and are on our volunteer list. If you can help, please email me at dianne.briggs@fortbendisd.com so I know how many helpers we will have.


We also need parents who can help write Kinder and 1st grade wish lists on Monday and Tuesday, February 29 and March 1. The times we need help are: 12:00-12:50 for Kinder and 12:55-1:45 for 1st grade. You must also have filled out a Volunteer form and be on our volunteer list to help with this as well. Please email me at dianne.briggs@fortbendisd.com so I know how many helpers we will have.


Thank you for your help to make this a great event for our students! J

Ms. Briggs

ASA Girls Fastpitch Softball

ASA Girls Fastpitch Softball

Spring 2016

Registration opens January 15th!

To register & for more info, visit

www.siennasoftball.com

Blastball (boys & girls age 3-4) - $90

6U (girls age 5-6) - $125

8U (girls age 7-8) - $150

10U, 12U & 14U (girls age 9 and up) - $175

Register by January 31st and save $10.

Fields are located at 7725 Camp Sienna Trail in Sienna Plantation.

Open to all - residents & non-residents of Sienna!


Have questions? Contact Jessica at spsasoftball@gmail.com

This organization and its activities are not related to or sponsored by Fort Bend Independent School District.

QVE Finalist for the $10,000 Rather Prize Award!

The Rather Prize is a five-figure prize to a student, teacher, or administrator who can best provide an idea to improve Texas education. The prize is open to anyone answering the question (through any medium), “What is your best idea to improve education in the state of Texas?”

Over the holiday break, Ms. Spears made a submission and was recently announced as a finalist! We now need your votes - go to ratherprize.org and vote for IDEA #9!

Our submission can be found here:https://www.smore.com/hs2p8
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