Ervin Express (Summer Version)

2015-2016 School Year (6/14/2015)

Principal's Message

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of the core content staff should have received an e-mail from me for your 2015-2016 teaching assignment.

I commend the returning staff members for embracing the change of teaching a different content and/or grade level. You all know the challenges we face and I admire your skill sets and how your strengths help students no matter what content or grade level.

For the new staff members, your giant leap of faith to start a new job in a new district, city, or state is truly respected. It takes courage and determination to start something new and trust that you are on the right path towards your career goals.

I'm excited to have each of you on the team for the 2015-2016 school year! You all have vast experiences that excites me about learning from you and working with you in the upcoming school year!

Enjoy your summer and I'll see most of you over this summer break!

Always J. N. Ervin Proud,

Tamika P. Barnett

2015-2016 Summer Calendar

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is J. N. Ervin PRIDE: Back-to-Basics! Please click here to view the 2015-2016 Summer Calendar for upcoming dates. I've also included screenshots of the calendar below.
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Upcoming Professional Development!

Literacy Training: **Starts Tomorrow 6/15/2015** This training is for all Reading/LA teachers from Pre-K to 5th grade. The training will be at Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School from 8-12:30PM. Dress attire: Casual summer dress. Address: 7475 J J Lemmon Road.

I-Station Training: June 24th from 8:30-12PM. This training is for PK-3 Reading & Math Teachers. You will learn from an I-station specialist on how to access key reports, how to incorporate intervention strategies with students, and how to maximize the capabilities of the online software. Please RSVP by clicking on the link.

Reasoning Mind (RM) Training: For 2nd & 3rd grade math teachers Reasoning Mind is an online math program that has been a district initiative for a few years. Please schedule and attend classes in the summer to avoid the August rush.

Math Content Training: July 27th - July 29th; for K-5 teachers.

K-2 Teachers (1-5PM); 3-5 Teachers (8-12PM). Location: Ervin

Curriculum Central: Dallas ISD Summer Learning Opportunities. Please check out the summer learning opportunities available this summer in your content and grade level.

Region 10 Training Opportunities (FREE): Are you teaching a new content or want to brush up on your skills? Check out the free trainings at Region 10.

2015-2016 New Teacher Academy Dates are available.

Stay Tuned!!!

Please check periodically for any new information in the Google Drive where I am sharing information with you to keep you informed.

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