Pony News

April 24th, 2017

hello ponies - a little to share about Mrs. Rodriguez

I am Marla T. Rodríguez. I was born in Manhattan, N.Y. My parents are from Puerto Rico but met in N.Y. where they lived for about 20 years. I am the second of four kids. I have two sisters and one brother. I went to St. Rose of Lima School.

We moved to Puerto Rico when I was going to third grade. I was placed in a Spanish Class called “Destrezas de Español” so I could learn to read and write in Spanish. Soon, I was being place back in regular Spanish before the year was over. The next year I was chosen with other students to participate of an accelerated Spanish where I was then one year ahead in Spanish class. I was so proud of myself because I was able to do Spanish like my peers and even more.

I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce with a degree in Elementary Education. Lived in Louisiana and Frankfurt Germany where my two older kids were born. Then, moved to Texas in 1998 where my youngest daughter was born. They are now 27, 26, and 15 years old. My oldest daughter Nakisha, is an Aide for Pre-K at Central Elementary but is also a chef. My second son is 26 years old and he is a teacher and a coach for Delay Middle school. My youngest daughter, Lismar is in the 9th grade at Marcus H.S.. I want to say I am so proud of my children and there accomplishments!

I have been a teacher for 24 years. 18 of these years have been with Lewisville ISD. 12 of those years have been from Central Elementary and 6 here at Lewisville Elementary. I have really enjoyed my years in Lewisville ISD and proud to see my students succeed.

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A Minute with the LASes...

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EOY LPACs and EC Summer School

We are preparing for the EOY and that means lots of paperwork for us! We'll need your support with the following:

  • Please fill out the MOY and EOY Accommodations form for each of the LEP students in your classroom (some of you have already done the MOY, so you will only need to complete the EOY portion of the form). This will help our EOY LPAC meetings to go easier and faster, and will provide data to next year teachers to start differentiating instruction from the BOY. We will put this form in your box on different dates, as your EOY LPAC approaches. Be on the look out!
  • Send home and collect before Friday, May 5th the Early Childhood Summer School Applications. This is for those students who are Bilingual or ESL and will be in K or 1st grade during the school year 2017-18. We will distribute the applications on Monday.
  • Also, thank you for being flexible as we pull Kindergarten LEP students to give them the Woodcock Muñoz test.



Look at the impact the use of data folders, data conversations, intervention time, Professional Learning Communities and focusing on the standards are making on our campus! Your instruction is making a direct impact on students' results!

Please see presentation below. You will find several surprises in between the slides!

Watch: Students Own Their Progress

  1. As you watch the videos below, consider these questions:

    1. Why is it important to make data transparent for students?
    2. In these videos, students speak about tracking progress with specific skills. What impact does this appear to have on their motivation? How does it impact their learning?
Students Own Their Progress
Kindergarten Student-Led Conference

professional learning communities

Please take a minute to review the Agenda. Notice that only K through 3rd grade and 5th grade Science will meet for a formal PLC. Each PLC will be 45 minutes only (during your regular conference period). For 4th and 5th grade teachers, you already have plans to finish strong. :)

K through 3rd Grade teachers: Click here for the Thursday PLC Agenda.

Don't forget to post your reflection on your learning after the PLC. Add your name when you post your learning this week, and you will receive a treat. :-)


Calendar for the next two weeks

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Staff shout-outs

Dana McGraw for keeping Kindergarten fun and loving her students unconditionally!

Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Bradley for your support in my classroom.

Mr. Perez for going above and beyond for the students.

Betty, Mr. Perez, and Mr. Colon, for always taking the time to assist with translating my work. Thank you from Mrs. Oden.

Thanks for the Shout-Outs!

Submit a Shout-Out to someone else HERE and we will share it in future Monday Messages.

Happy april birthdays!

Allie Isham 4/2

Dana McGraw 4/5

Robert Reed 4/5

Sharica Jones 4/11

Ines Poole 4/20

Marla Rodriguez 4/22

Antoinette Boston 4/24

Sandi Rockne 4/28

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