The Weekly Spur

Week Twenty-Three: February 15-19, 2016

February is Black History Month

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week - WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!!!

President's Day is February 15

President's Day, also known as Washington's Birthday, is on the third Monday of February. It not only honors George Washington, the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln whose both birthdays are in February, but honors all the presidents. It is a federal holiday although most businesses are open except the Post Office. President's Day officially honors George Washington's life and his contribution to the United States as the first President. Some states will also honor Abraham Lincoln on this day since his birthday is mid-February. George Washington's birthday is February 22. Other states honor all past presidents of the United States. Many schools and organizations will have events and lessons about the presidents particularly George Washington. In 1879, it was originally implemented by an Act of Congress for Washington government offices as a federal holiday. It expanded to include all federal offices in 1885. It was first celebrated on Washington's birthday, February 22. Then in 1971 it changed to the third Monday of February. The first attempt to change the holiday to President's Day came in 1951 when the "President's Day National Committee" was formed. The purpose was to honor the office of the Presidency, not a particular President. It was not until the mid-1980's did the "President's Day" term appear in public.

Word of the Week, Quote & Call back:

W.O.W.: Honesty

Quote: “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” By: Thomas Jefferson

Call Back: Honesty…..Is the best policy!

What's on tap this week?

Don't forget your Thank You's for Thank You Thursday!

Monday, Feb. 15 - President's Day, Window opens to begin collecting TELPAS Writing Samples!

Tuesday, Feb. 16 -

Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Vertical Teams, Spring Picture Day (class and individual), Monitored Calibration 3:00-5:00

Thursday, Feb. 18 - Thank You Thursday!

Friday, Feb. 19 - Staff Luncheon

Happy Birthday to You - this week!

February 14 - Melissa Davis

February 15 - David Robinson

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A look ahead...

Monday, Feb. 22 -

Tuesday, Feb. 23 -

Wednesday, Feb. 24 -

Thursday, Feb. 25 - PLC's and PBIS Info., Staff luncheon, Restaurant night at CiCi's

Friday, Feb. 26 - Early Release Day/Staff Development, PTA Dance 5:00-6:30pm

Texas Public Schools Week - Feb. 29-Mar. 4

Monday, Feb. 29 -

Tuesday, Mar. 1 -

Wednesday, Mar. 2 - Faculty meeting/STAAR Training, Read Across America Day, GE Consultant on Campus

Thursday, Mar. 3 - GE Consultant on Campus

Friday, Mar. 4 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Austin, TELPAS Writing Collection Window Closes

Pictures for the Yearbook - please share!

The PTA is in need of pictures that you have been taking this year.

Here is the info for uploading pictures to eshare. If you have a flash drive and/or memory card, Jennifer Andrews can take those as well... So far they need pictures from meet the teacher all the way through Christmas parties.

You can also upload your pictures to eShare or use the HJeShare app!

The eShare code is CSESpurs. In the next week, PTA will be pulling pictures and designing pages and would love to have your pictures to choose from, too

PTA Information:

*PTA has created a BOX TOP GARDEN. Depending on how many box tops you have turned in depends on how many petals are on your flower. The first petal represents 25 or less box tops and every petal after represents 10 boxtops. **Just a reminder, SPED will be picking up your box top envelope every Friday, not PTA. **

*If you have any pictures from your classroom that can be shared, please send them to Crystal Barnhill or Jill Wagenknecht. We will forward them to the yearbook committee. Thank you in advance!

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