RES Staff Update

April 8-12, 2019

Celebrating Our Staff One Decade at a Time!

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Staff Appreciation Days

We look forward to celebrating our upcoming Staff Appreciation Days on each Monday in April. Each Monday we will celebrate a different decade. Feel free to participate by dressing up to match the fashion trends of that time. If you dress up, stop by Sally's office for a drawing ticket. You may also earn tickets by participating in our guessing games each week. You will guess the names of popular tv shows from each decade. Take a moment to read the fun trivia that will be posted on each table in the lounge--some top ten lists.

Monday, April 1: 1950's

Monday, April 8: 1960's/1970's

Monday, April 15: 1980's

Monday, April 22: 1990's

Monday, April 29: Current time

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone for your support at Rocket Fest! It was a super successful evening! PTO should be in contact with you soon to let you know which family bid on your item(s).

Staffing for Next Year

I look forward to updating you this week on staffing changes.

If you are certain that you are not returning, please complete your resignation/retirement online with Human Resources. We want to be able to hire top quality staff; however, we are unable to submit recommendations or transfers to fill a position if the employee has not officially resigned or retired. I appreciate everyone who has confided in me their future plans as it really helps us to prepare for next year. I know our staff is anxious to know their placements for next year.

CFISD Bond Election

The district is sharing weekly videos and posts on social media to keep the community informed about the upcoming bond election. If you live in CFISD, you are able to vote. Early voting will take place at Juergen's Hall from April 22-30 (7 am to 7 pm, except for Sunday, April 28- 1 to 6 pm).

Reminders for This Week


Staff Appreciation: 60's & 70's (Casseroles and Fondue)

PTO Meeting (9:30 am)


STAAR (4th Writing & 5th Math)--No visitors


STAAR (5th Reading)--No visitors


Student Council Officers Meeting (7:45 am)

District Technology Festival @ Berry Center

2nd-grade large group @ 3:00


Spirit Day

2nd-grade large group @ 3:00

Student Awards

Calendar Updates-Bolded items are new this week

Monday, April 15

  • 2nd-grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)

Tuesday, April 16

  • 2nd-grade practices at 3:00 pm (large group at the regular time)
  • 2nd Grade Program (A&B at 6:00 pm; C&D at 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 17

  • Pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten (9:00-3:00)
  • Gerletti @ Zoom meeting (9 am)

Thursday, April 25

  • Moran @ Tech Liaison Meeting (4:30)
  • Choral Festival (4-8 pm)

Tuesday, April 30

  • Marco's Pizza Night (PTO)
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Staff Dress for the Week

Monday-60's/70's attire or jeans. Texas Tech shirts are welcome too!

Tuesday--Team Shirt Tuesday OR Professional Dress

Wednesday--Professional Dress or jeans if pineapple chart winner

Thursday- Jeans if you were a Fun Run Participant OR professional dress

Friday--Shirt with jeans OR professional dress

Professional Development

Upcoming Appy Hours

Google Classroom- April 16th

SeeSaw- May 2nd

Google Drive- May 7th

More details coming soon!

In Case You Missed CFISD EdTech Live

The CFISD EdTech Live had some awesome sessions! The link below will take you a recording of the 4 sessions that were presented:

Marcia Kish: Blended Learning

Greg Gardner: We Video

Chris Akin: Accessible and Inclusive Tools for All (see the link below in the next section)

Meredith Akers: Create Communication That Stands Out: Branding Your School or Classroom

Each session lasts about 45 minutes, and each one has great information.

A link to resources that was shared about blended learning is: You can click on CFISD EdTech at the top to see great resources that were explained in the session.

Awesome Features for Students with Disabilities

Microsoft Accessibility Features

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2018-2019 Master Calendar

You will receive a paper copy of this. Please make sure to check the Staff Update each week for any changes.