Owl Notes

NOVEMBER 9

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FEBRUARY 9 - IMPACT

Yearly, Junior League of North Harris County and South Montgomery County offer a guest speaker to teacher/staff in area district, including CISD. This year the event will take place on Saturday, February 9 with doors opening at 8 and presentation starting at 9. DR. RICK RIGSBY will be the guest speaker this year. I've included a clip from him so that you can hear what we are in for that morning. If you are interested in attending, the link to Eduphoria registration is below. He sounds amazing!!!


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A WORD TO THE WISE...

*NOVEMBER - 1 week till the break!

*STAFF DEVELOPMENT MONDAY - Rachel and Tammy C will be doing a workshop Monday after school talking about creating rubrics for grading. This is a great learning opportunity for all!

*DR. WINKLER VISIT - Dr. Winkler visited and walked classes on Tuesday. She loved seeing the students engaged in learning.

* THIRD GRADE PROGRAM - What a great program from our third graders! Thanks you third grade teachers for changing your schedule working with your students and Mrs. Richeson to present an amazing choir program!

*WEEK COUNTDOWN - We are a week away from our first much needed break! With that said, behaviors are going to start increasing. As you well know, it is imperative that we stay constant with in classroom routines and behavioral expectations. As always, if you need help, don't hesitate to call the front office and someone will come assist.

*RTI - With the overwhelming concerns we have for students this year, RtI referrals will now come to me. I am attaching a form to this document that you will need to complete and either email to me or put in my mailbox. RtI meetings (other than end of cycle and district ???) will be held the second and fourth Tuesday each month after school. These will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 starting on November 27.

*INTERVENTIONS WITH JAYDA - As RtI needs have increased, there is a good chance that Jayda will be pulling back from some of the small group assistance she has been offering. Please be patient as we work through her new schedule and know that if we have any extra time, we will make it available for small group assistance.

*THANKSGIVING FEAST - Don't forget that the Thanksgiving Feast is this Wednesday. PTO in conjunction with Social committee has organized what looks like an amazing feast that day! Come hungry and wear your loosest fitting jeans!

*GT NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN - If you have students who YOU feel need to nominated for GT testing (parents will be notified soon about the window being opened). the window is open. If you need a form, see Kara. Once you have completed it, give it to Deanna.

*TEAM HUDDLES - SPED - Monday, 4 - Tuesday, Special - Thursday (as usual, I'll be in your area at 7:25 if you wish to start early. Everyone needs to be in attendance for us to start)

*TEAM HUDDLE QUESTION FOR THOUGHT - What is one thing that YOU CAN CONTROL that stresses you out?

THANKSGIVING BINGO

Find your BINGO boards in your mailbox and have it ready during announcements. We will play BINGO on the announcements for Starbucks or Sonic. Minimum of one winner per day and the drink of your choice will be delivered to your room on the same day!

HIGH RELIABLE SCHOOLS

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS SURVEY, PLEASE DO SO BY FRIDAY! THEY WILL CLOSE THE SURVEY ON FRIDAY AND WORK ON A REPORT TO SEND BACK TO US BY THE END OF NOVEMBER.


This is another opportunity for your voice to be heard! The survey is anonymous and the Marzano company will disaggregate and give us feedback. The feedback will be in areas where we are doing well and areas for growth. They will also provide the school with suggestions on how we can continue to improve in the area of safety and communication.


If you have any questions about this process, please come see Tami. We are excited to join Oak Ridge High School, Irons Junior High, Vogel Intermediate, and Kaufman Elementary on this journey.

TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONNAIRE

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS QUICK SURVEY, PLEASE DO So ASAP! As of today, there are only 17 responses! Every classroom teacher needs to complete this.


We are trying to look at upgrading/ordering new technology but I can't move forward until I hear from everyone. I promise it only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

POINTS TO PONDER

What's the difference between students who are truly engaged in a lesson versus students are just compliant with behavior but not engaged? How do you tell the difference?

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday - Staff Development - Rubrics

Tuesday - Fourth grade planning

Wednesday -Thanksgiving Feast, Tami off campus at Principals' Meeting, Group Pictures, Fall Retakes, SOURCE meeting

Thursday - Kinder Planning, First grade field trip, Spirit Night @ Sk8 Town

Friday - Poster Method

OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW

On campus opportunities to note: (Second Monday after school opportunities)

November 12 - Rubrics

SEEDS FOR GROWTH:

Stephanie Richeson - For the amazing Patriotic Tribute performed by the third grade students. The music was great and the added touch of the video tribute to service men and women attached to our ORE family was above and beyond.

Lizbeth Montalvo - For jumping in and helping scan people out today when the program ended. - Front office gals

Goals for 18-19

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.

3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.

Upcoming Dates

NOVEMBER

12 - Staff Development Monday - Rubric grading

13 - Fourth grade planning day

14 - Fall Class Pictures/retakes

14 - Tami out to Principals' meeting

14 - Thanksgiving Feast

15 - First grade field trip

15 - Kinder planning day

16 - Poster Method Friday

19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday Week

25 - Karen Boren's birthday

26 - Lisa Lara's birthday

26 - Faculty Meeting

27 - Tami out to Jim Knight training

27 - Fourth grade reading benchmark

28 - Kim Johnson and Rachel Henderson's birthday

28 - First grade planning day

29 - Gretchen Montgomery comes to walk classes for Math Review

29 - Third grade planning day

30 - Poster Method Friday


DECEMBER

3 - Team Leader Meeting, Bilingual Coach on campus

4 - Kinder and Fourth Math Benchmark, Second CA Science

5 - Second grade planning day

5 - Kinder ELA CA

6 - Fourth grade program

7 - Dr. Winkler visit to campus @ 8:45 a.m.

8 - Hillary Soniat's birthday

10 - Staff Development

11 - Fourth writing assessment, Second Math DCC

12 = Second SS DCC,

13 - Kelly Donald's birthday

13 - PTO Meeting

14 - Poster Method

14 - PTO Luncheon

14 - Holiday Staff Party

16 - Nancy Heidenreich's birthday

17 - Fourth Math CA

17 - Core Team

18 - Sherry Kissner's birthday

19 - Early dismissal for winter break

19 - Jan 6 - Winter Break

20 - Becky Playfair's birthday

28 - Deanna Roger's birthday

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