Pharr Elementary

AP NEWS YOU CAN USE

Week of December 7 - December 11

It's a Fun Old Fashioned Pharr Family Christmas!


The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

NEWS FLASH!

NO LEAVE DAYS December 18 and January 5

Please remember that personal leave is not allowed on December 18 and January 5.


Pharr Family Photo Booth

Make sure you come by and get your picture taken prior to DECEMBER 9!!


Midyear Conferences

Once your Formative Observation has been shared, please email your administrator TWO dates and times you are available to meet for your midyear conference. These must be completed by December 18.


GTES/LSPI

**Formative Observations are almost complete and we've loved getting in your classrooms to see the awesome work your doing with your students.

**Be sure to review the LSPI Implementation plan below for AKS/CQI.
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SHOUT OUTS

Thanks to Kindergarten and Fourth grade classes for hosting our Math Vertical Team visits!


Katherine Phenix did an awesome job conferring with students this week.


Debbie, thanks for helping the AP's gather supplies for our hot dranks today!


MAJOR THANKS to all our Santa Jam dance volunteers!! Stay tuned for your JANUARY jeans day : )


Be sure to check the white board in the mail room each week!

STUDENT RECOGNITION

Character Ed Students DUE THURSDAY by 9:00am.

December trait = KINDNESS


  • Please remember to send these names. We would hate for a class to miss this opportunity for recognition!!
  • Please encourage students to drop notes in the "Kindness Drop Box" in the media center so we can share on the morning announcements.
  • For our weekly student recognition, the earlier the better when submitting names to your grade level AP.
  • Also, if you would like to personally write the postcard for your student please let Stacy and I know. We will need it back by Friday morning.
  • **The powerpoint with the list of students from each week will be posted on the Pharr ES Training Page


Pharr Superstars of The Month

We will recognize your November students SOON!

ASSESSMENT

District Assessments


  • The schedule is posted on the Pharr ES Training Page.
  • I have scheduled all classes prior to the break.
  • IF you would like to split your testing and administer 2 content areas when we return from the break, please feel free to do so. You will need to schedule those lab times during your content area block, if possible, to avoid schedule conflicts.
  • ALL tests must be complete by Tuesday, January 12.
  • Lab time can be scheduled in Sign-Up Genius. See Kathleen's email for directions.
  • EMAIL HEIDI if you intend to split your DA administration schedule



5 Tips for Effective Data Teams


  1. Laugh and cheer!
  2. Go beyond test scores
  3. Data trumps opinion
  4. Focus on next steps
  5. Create time for reflection


Georgia Milestone

GMAS information will be released to the public on November 16. All information is confidential until further notice!!

Please visit the Pharr ES Training Page to access links to important GMAS resources.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

TECH BYTES

Cyber Day plans will be due January 6. More info to come on our January workday.


Heads Up:

The 2nd nine weeks ends on December 18th. ALL grades, EXCEPT DA SCORES, should be entered by January 8th.

New gradebooks for the 2nd semester will be generated January 5th, more info to come.

PBIS

Semester Celebration

We will have our first semester celebration on Friday, December 11. This event will include all students who have earned 10 or more stamps (includes "used" stamps). The PBIS representative from each grade level will escort their students to the gym and/or playground for open gym time.

2:30 - 2:50 Session 1

2:50 - 3:10 Session 2

Specific details to follow so stay tuned...


Passport Sheets

The PBIS committee is revamping the stamp sheet for the passport. All students will receive new sheets in January and start fresh with stamps.


RAMS

Please revisit the RAMS statement often and use this verbiage when complimenting students. For example:

"Thank you so much for accepting responsibility for your actions by standing in line quietly."