Bearcat Weekly

Jan 23 - 27, 2017

Bearcat Praises

Thank you all for another great week at PPIS!!

I am so proud of the progress that we are making this year and am truly blessed to be a part of such an exceptional school. Thank you all for maintaining our high expectations for ourselves and our kids. They are definitely rising to the top and it's exciting to see their growth throughout the year.

Thanks to all our MATH teachers on completing their mid year M-Star assessments. Across the board we are seeing big gains from the beginning of the year and it's evidence that your hard work is paying off. I've even seen some cases where we do not even have a Tier 3 group anymore which is exceptional!

Thank you Mrs. Sherri Boerner for her flexibility and always being willing to help out. She's definitely had to wear some different hats this year and has just helped us out so much and I appreciate everything she does. Also, thank you Darla for all your help as well! She is another one who we have had to ask to help out in various areas and has really been a big help in getting coverage.

Thank you so much Mr. Johnson's 6th grade math classes for putting together a great resource for our students with STAARI. If you have't seen it then head down the 5th and 6th grade hall to check it out. Students are able to submit STAAR related questions and get a responses within 24 hours. The plans are to move it down to the 3rd and 4th hallway after this initial trial run.

Thank you Mrs. Sudbury, Mrs. Lovick and Mrs. Stadola for organizing our TELPAS training and writing collection schedule. I know this is a daunting and tedious task especially with the number of students we have in the ESL program. I appreciate everything they do to help in this effort.

Thank you Ms. Nisbett for putting together our honor council for the 5th and 6th grade. I have heard so much positive feedback from the students on this and think it is going to be a great thing for our kids and campus!

Congratulations Mrs. Witte!!

Amy was awarded this morning with an almost $3000 grant from the Pilot Point Education Foundation! This money will be used to purchase science lab materials for ALL grade levels! Amy does a fantastic job in her class and truly wants the best for all kids at PPIS. Thank you so much Amy for putting in the work to make this grant happen!
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Learning Walks next week on Thursday

We will conduct our learning walks next week on Thursday. Due to this we will not have our regular grade level meetings. We will follow the schedule below:

3rd grade will observe 6th grade at 9:50am

4th grade will observe 5th at 2:15

5th grade will observe 3rd grade Focus at 11:00

6th grade will observe 3rd and 4th grade at 12:45

All Staff Meeting Wednesday after school

Don't forget that we will have an all staff meeting after school on Wednesday. This will include our field trip chaperones. We will also discuss benchmark testing and make sure everyone is on the same page with those.


I saw this video in Mr. Johnson's class and wanted to share it with everyone. A great reference for what tenacity is.

Next Two Weeks Important Dates

Jan 24 - Escaping the Square Team Building in Denton - 6pm

Jan 25 - All Staff meeting after school at 3:50pm

Jan 27 - Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff - School Assembly at 2pm

Jan 31 - 4th Grade Writing and 5th Grade Math Benchmark

Feb 1 - 5th Grade Reading Benchmark

Feb 1 - Campus Leadership Meeting after school

Feb 3 - Dr. Smith (dentist) presentation to 3rd grade during specials

Feb 3 - TELPAS training with Mrs. Stadola during conferences

Thank you all and have a great weekend!!

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