Anchor Weekly

A newsletter for Alta Vista Staff~Week of February 5, 2018

Don't Forget! Next Week's Calendar

  • College & Career Week ALL WEEK
  • Sight Word Assessments (K-2) ALL WEEK
  • Mayborn Discovery Box with Kindergarten on Monday, February 5
  • 3rd Grade Jazz Field Trip on Tuesday, February 6
  • Vocabulary Training on Tuesday, February 6 at 4:00-5:00 pm @ North Waco Elementary
  • CDMC Meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 4:15 pm
  • Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, February 7 **Bring laptops for Vertical Alignment**
  • Career Day on Thursday, February 8
  • Writing PLCs on Friday, February 9
  • Fab Friday Celebrity Match Up Game on Friday, February 9
  • Mayborn Discovery Box with 5th Grade on Friday, February 9


COMING UP! Book Fair NEXT WEEK, Family Reading Night on 2/15


Calendar Link: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wacoisd.org_ok91siiqr44vtt9t99o7ije19k%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago

Writing PLCs

Ms. Miller from Region 12 will be here for Writing PLCs on Friday. Bring your writing planning materials and work samples.

From Your Captain

It is district policy that grade books are maintained weekly. Make sure you are putting grades in regularly.


Triads will meet on February 14. Make sure you have done your observations prior to that date. If you need coverage for your class, let Mrs. Logan know.


Ms. Boggess will call you down for Istation testing during the week. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Conscious Discipline

Weekly Commitment: We will be safe by keeping our hands to ourselves.

"Fall In Love With A Good Book" & Family Reading Night

Our theme for February is "Fall In Love With A Good Book." Your class can earn House Points for promoting a love of reading. Ideas could include: door decorations, displaying reading projects, posting book recommendation videos on FB (send to Koenig), and anything else that promoted reading. Activities with "Crankenstein Valentine" also count!Just let Mrs. Helton know what you do to earn your points!


Family Reading Night will be Thursday, February 15. We will have a corndog meal for all students, and free corndog snack for adults. We will be giving away lots of free books, each grade will host a reading activity, and the book fair will be open late. All teachers are expected to attend and support the night. To see reading plans, view the document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/112Nzb4UK8E4Pzd7SemelqaRyINrbXXxwpvnbmq0eqJM/edit?usp=sharing

February Makerspace

Check out our February Makerspace. We will be reading the fun book, "Thump, Quack, Moo" and creating marble mazes which students will be able to take home. Email Mrs. Helton to reserve a time starting next week.
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Cookie Exchange & Pokeno

Join the kindergarten team with a fun cookie exchange and pokeno card game. The fun will be on Thursday, February 22 at 5:30-7:00 pm (ish). Location to be determined. Kindergarten will be sending out more information later...but put it on your calendar now!
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Wellness BINGO

Join us in a BINGO challenge to focus on personal wellness. For each BINGO, put your name in the Wellness Jar in Nurse Leather's office. We will draw names every Wednesday at faculty meeting for prizes through Wednesday, February 21. See the attachment below for the downloadable version.