EAGLE MOUNTAIN NEWS & NOTES #16

December 8, 2014

EAGLE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY

I have a lot to say. I hope you're listening.

REAL QUICK

Thank you again so VERY much for your hospitality while I was away. It is sure good to be back! A special thanks to Kelli for keeping things together so well…it is truly appreciated! Our “Snow-Man Days” begins today where we will enjoy getting to spoil you these next two weeks before Christmas. We hope you enjoy our “Snow-Man Days” & the little treats in your boxes…Remember, it’s the thought that counts!
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iPADS

A large number of iPads were deliveried last week. Once we have cases, iTunes cards, and accounts set up, we will hand them out.
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IMPORTANT INFO FOR THIS WEEK!

· We have a firefighter’s assembly this morning – 8:15 – K-2 & 5 & 9:00 for 3rd & 4th in the cafeteria. I heard this did not go well & I am sorry about that!


· The PTA’s Holiday Shop will be going on all week.


· This week we will offer a Parent’s Night Out on Friday night from 5-9. Thank you to those who have volunteered to help! We'll try to get one more flyer out tomorrow.


· Our Eagle Mountain 25 Skill of the week is Rule #11 – Greet visitors & make them feel welcome. (We didn’t get to this last week as planned.)


· On Wednesday we are taking one more group to visit at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth. We should return by 11:30. This is for the Kinder & first grade teachers who didn’t go on the first visit.


· On Tuesday I am out for a principal's meeting & then documentation training & then Thursday I am out for our last Rigor & Relevance learning walks all day at Lake Pointe.


· On Friday, Debbie Rhea from TCU will come tour our campus & will meet with our Kinder & first grade teachers.


· This is Christina’s last week with us for a while. We will miss her!


. Congratulations to Leslie on being named our new mus/art teacher! And also on the exciting news that she is expecting! We're glad you're here!

STORIA UPDATE

Storia is being purchased and will have account info out to you as soon has it arrives.
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REMINDER OF TECH DO'S THIS NINE WEEKS

1st WEEK – Try ClassDojo.com

2nd WEEK – Decide what you would like to do. (twitter or blog)

3rd WEEK – Twitter or blog should be ready to go

4th WEEK - Post at least one time to twitter or blog

5th WEEK – Set up a You Tube Channel

6th WEEK – Should be posting regularly to twitter or blog

7th WEEK – Post a video to You Tube

8th WEEK – Try to Flip one lesson

9th WEEK – What’s Your Plan for the Next nine weeks?
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SOME TWEETS FROM SOME OF OUR TEACHERS

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:


Monday – EME 25 Skill of the week is Rule #11– Greet visitors & make them

feel welcome.


Tuesday – Bryan to Principal’s meeting & to Documentation Training this morning


Wednesday – Bryan & Kelli taking team to Trinity Valley for a site-visit in the morning, Team Leader dinner - 4PM - Circle S Restaurant


Thursday – I’m out today for another principal’s meeting & Learning Walks


Friday – Debbie Rhea from TCU will visit our campus, Parent’s Night Out 5-9

NOTEABLE QUOTABLE:

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SHOUT OUTS

  • I want to thank all of you who helped with Benchmark testing last week – thank you for taking it seriously.


  • We want to express our appreciation to all of you who are helping with UIL. Many thanks to Cindy Griggs, Sheryl Copeland, Sophia Navarro, Madeline Tittle, LaRae Witsaman, Lisa Dunn, Mary Gaskamp, Suzanne Morgan, Regina, Drew Hohman, & Emily Bennett for coaching, judging, coordinating, & volunteering to help our UIL kiddos! Ya’ll are awesome!


  • Kudos & Thanks to Shanna Harlin for hosting the Staff Christmas party!
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COMING IN THE 3RD NINE WEEKS

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