Chisholm Ridge Wranglers Weekly

December 11-15

CRES Mission Statement

Wrangler pride is working together to reach our goals in learning and life.

Life Principle of the Week: Sincerity

Sincerity- honesty of mind; freedom from hypocristy.

Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue. -Confucius

Math Lab is a busy place Monday- Thursday mornings!

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This Week at The Ridge

Monday: Regular Schedule. Make a Holiday candy selection and win a prize! What will you choose? No Staff Meeting.


Tuesday: Regular Schedule. Holiday Cart of Carbs is on the move today! Make sure you get yours! Progress Reports go home today. No PLC meetings.


Wednesday: Regular Schedule. Holiday Gift in boxes! Holiday Open House at the EMSISD Board room 9-3. CRES Honor Choir to perform at 2:45. Preliminary Spelling Bee at 8:00. Big Kahuna Party Bus for qualifying students @10:45ish and 11:15.


Thursday: Regular Schedule. Check your box for another Holiday gift!


Friday: Early DIsmissal/Party Day Schedule. Wrangler Round-Up, please send representative to set up gym by 7:00. Catered Lunch at 12:15.

Mrs. Ricks' Class is Two Week Winner for FIM!

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Teacher To Do List:

  1. Complete your Employee Engagement Survey.
  2. Check the Shut-Down list to make sure your room is ready for the break!
  3. Remove Holiday decor by January 3.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 1- Holiday

Jan. 2- Campus PD- Lead4Ward- location TBD

Jan. 3- Aimsweb testing window opens

Jan. 4- Play it Safe during Specials

Jan. 10-2nd/3rd ELAR CLC AM

Jan. 12- Campus Spelling Bee/ Early Dismissal, End of 2nd 9 Weeks, Staff Pictures

Jan. 15- MLK Day- NO School, Grades due in Skyward by 8:00 AM

Jan. 16- 4th ELAR CLC all day

Jan. 17- 1st/2nd Math CLC

Jan. 18- K/1 ELAR CLC AM

Jan. 19- PTA Chili Cook-off, Report Cards Sent Home.

Jan. 30-31- 4th/5th Grade Benchmarks

Shout Outs!

• Thanks to Mandy Culp and Sara Salas for assisting in getting our Staff Painting Party set up!

• Thanks to my team for covering my morning duty when I got stuck behind a horrible wreck!

• A BIG THANK YOU to Bownds, Coy, Maples, Abernathy, Brown, Howerton, Baxter, Beutel, Guyton, Gaytan, and Kurtzhals for graciously allowing us to observe their fabulous classrooms during instructional rounds! Thanks to everyone for your participation in the PLC conversations. I hope you all saw the value in our discussions and gained a better understanding of the rubrics! ❤~Brooke

• Thanks to Stacey for feeding me yummy cookies!!! ~your "selective" friend


  • Shout out to Barb and Donna for holding down the fort while I was at district CLCs! - De La Ossa
  • Shout out to my team for covering for me when my sub position didn’t get picked up. They are seriously the most supportive team! - Maples

  • Shout out to teachers whose classrooms we visited on learning walks- Jones

  • Thanks to April for helping me pick up the gym after school on Tuesday! - Coach Rogers

  • My first grade team is amazing! I love how we collaborate and support each other.

    Thank you for all the check-ins, amazing ideas, extra copies, and words of encouragement. Couldn’t of made it this far without you! - Culp

  • So happy to work with great people. Thanks for all the wonderful treats to help us get through the next 2 weeks. I feel very appreciated and blessed to work at CRE!

  • Shout out to Samantha Baxter for covering morning duty last week when I had an unexpected absence!- Wimberley

  • Shout out to Brooke Kemp for her leadership this week with Instructional Rounds. - Yanish/ Cook

December/ January Birthdays

12/16- Stacey Chiang

1/3- Denise Braun

1/27- Tonda Brown

1/28- Elyssa Jester