iCan@ KellerHarvel

December 1 - 5

Be sure and read about the Technology Updates below. There is a link so that you can share your ideas! Please take a moment to share your thoughts.

Your "Rotel" Reminder for the Week

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iCan@KHES Staff Meetings every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30

December 4th - Google Chromebooks training

December 11th - Meet with Team Leads only

December 18th - Something FUN will be planned. :)

Chromebooks are COMING!

I attending a training right before the Thanksgiving break and found out that we are going to receive 40 Chromebooks from Curriculum & Instruction!

  • Technology will come to our campus to provide training.

  • Trainers want to come to your classroom to model usage

  • C & I meet monthly on different campuses. If/when they are here for any type of meeting they will need to use these during their PD.

  • We are being asked to promote the use of these during our faculty meetings and/or PD

Technology Update - iCan@KHES

With 40 Chromebooks and 1 laptop cart on the way, we have reached our goal to having one cart for every grade level! The Chromebooks will be split between 3rd & 4th grade and the laptops will be split between Kinder, 1st & 2nd. Each grade level will be responsible for housing the carts in a classroom and will then work within your grade level to share the carts as needed. Once we have everything delivered, you will NOT have to check out a COW anymore on the calendar.


So, what do we do with the 13,000 raised from our fundraiser? I will be meeting with our CEIC today and with our Team Leaders next week to discuss ideas. Please talk to your team leaders and remember to keep that


"I CAN" attitude -> CREATE, ACCELERATE, iNNOVATE.


Share your ideas by going the link and be sure and use the password provided below. When the Padlet wall opens, just double click anywhere on the wall to add your idea.


This Padlet wall was made with love! Padlet is a great tool to use for brainstorming. You will be able to read everyone's ideas posted!


http://padlet.com/kristen_eriksen/techfeedback


When asked for a password, type in "khescowboys".

Upcoming Dates to Remember

12/1 - CEIC meeting at 3:30 pm

12/2 - Severe Weather Drill

12/2 -1/2 day grade level planning for Kinder & 1st

12/3 - Warm up Wednesday for ALL & 1/2 day grade level planning for 2nd & 3rd grade

12/3 - Keller Middle School Band assembly for 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade

12/4-12/5 Jane will be out

12/4 - 1/2 day grade level planning for Kinder & 1st grade

12/4 - 4th grade to attend STAAR Expository Writing Training at the Annex on Old Denton Road

12/5 - Character Assemblies

12/5 - 1/2 day grade level planning for 4th grade

12/10-12/12 - PTA Holiday Shop

12/11 - District personnel & KISD Principals visit KHES to complete walkthroughs

12/15 - 2nd grade Music program

12/19 - Winter Holiday parties/Full day of instruction

12/22 - 1/2 Winter Break


Teachers scheduled for their Extra 1/2 day planning meetings may wear Jeans on that day.

Great Things are Happening because of the Sunshine Committee!

We have lots of fun things planned:


  • December 1 - February 27th - Every Wednesday is Warm-up/Wind pant Wednesday! You may wear warm ups or wind pants. The Sunshine Committee will also be providing a hot chocolate bar in the teacher's lounge every Wednesday morning.
  • December 5th - We are planning our holiday catered dinner/BYOB and white elephant gift exchange. The dinner will be held at Kristen Eriksen's house
  • On December 18th we are having a tacky Christmas sweatshirt contest. If you participate you get a jeans pass and could win other great prizes.

Keller Harvel Winter Celebration - THIS Friday at 6:00 pm

Thank you to the entire Sunshine Committee and a special thank you to Amy & Rochelle for the additional planning. Our event is being catered by Mrs. Kathy Defore. She is preparing so many wonderful goodies for you. Be sure and pick up your favorite beverage and don't forget your White Elephant gift for a fun exchange.


An invitation from EVITE was sent out today. Please be sure and RSVP before Wednesday so we have plenty of food available. The party will be held in my home - 9700 Barksdale Drive just off of Heritage Trace Parkway. Hope to see you there.