Thursday Brief

November 7th

Movers for Military

Each campus has a box in the front office for collection of these items. I will also send an email out to parents and do a call out regarding this and food drive when I do one about Thanksgiving Feast.

  • Beef Jerky, Tuna in pouch
  • Breakfast bars, Energy bars
  • Nuts, Sunflower seeds, corn nuts
  • Peanut Butter crackers, cheese crackers
  • Gum
  • Drink mixes that can go into 16oz. bottles of water
  • Travel size toiletries

Picture money due as class set on 11/13th

NOVEMBER PICTURES-PLEASE PUT HERE-You can also put any from October that were missed

December Calendar Dates-Please check


TuesdayDecember3Family Literacy Night 6pm-7pm

ThursdayDecember5Science Project Due

FridayDecember6Science Fair Judging


TuesdayDecember10Science Fair Display & Awards6:00 PM

Tuesday December 10 Music Program

Wednesday December 11 Music Program

Thursday December 12Music Program

ThursdayDecember12Julie Allbright Birthday


ThursdayDecember19Progress Reports

Monday-FridayDecember23-3Christmas Break

MondayDecember23Cynthia FloresBirthday

TuesdayDecember24Christina WyrickBirthday

ThursdayDecember26Rebecca MoralesBirthday

JanuarySchool Board Appreciation Month

WEdnesdayJanuary1Jennifer KasparBirthday


From Mrs. Cristan

  • Reminders… we greatly appreciate the assistance and all of the support.


    • Dismissal into the cafeteria – many students are running into the cafeteria and rushing to get into lines.
      • Please escort and lead your students into the cafeteria to help control the running
        • Thank you to those who are leading your classes in everyday, it makes a great difference.
    • Please be in the hallways at the end of your lunch time – students are being sent and are having to wait on teachers.
    • If students are arriving too early please let me know so that we may adjust our dismissal.
    • Para. lunches are connected to dismissal and we want to respect their full lunch period – please and thank you!
    • Please assign bathroom monitors to assist with supervising of student activity while in the restroom.
    • Make sure students are not leaving to the restrooms with writing tools
    • Permanent markers shouldn’t be a tool that any student should have while on campus.
    • Please continue to actively supervise students while at recess – walk around, keep students in direct site, remain off phones, and monitor games such as soccer/football/basketball/ etc…
    • Please remind students of appropriate play on the playground.


    • By now you should have a pretty good idea if the current accommodations are still appropriate for your 504 students.

    • If changes need to be made, please contact the parent to address your concerns.
      • If parent would like to formally meet, please let me know of a meeting time that is best for you and the parent.
    • If parent is fine with the recommended changes, and doesn’t feel the need to be present, please email me the necessary changes and I will update the plan with your recommendations.
    Campus Care on Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (morning only) in room #117.
  • Benefits Meeting: Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. (estimated to be at least 1 hour).

From Mrs. Hoover

  • ESL spreadsheet was due November 5th. It is tab 3. Please fill it in completely including reading levels. As of today, there are a lot of blanks. This information is used at the LPAC meetings.

  • We now have access to Brain Pop, Brain Pop jr, and Brain Pop Espanol.

Username: fbteach

Password: brainpop

From Mrs. Villarreal

  • If you know of families that are interested in the Toys for Tots program for ages (birth-13), parents or guardians can sign up at the ST. Paul the Apostle Church 2233 Waldron RD in the Religious Education Building Foyer. Registration is taking place Nov. 4-27th from 9 a.m. to Noon, then 1:30-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Adults must bring a photo ID, proof of address, income or Govt. Assistance, social security cards for all, and birth certificates or govt. card to show ages of children.
  • Teachers, please let us know if you have concerns about a student that is struggling with a particular subject. We need to start the RtI process as soon as possible, add interventions, tutoring, or accommodations so the student can be successful. It is best to start identifying these things early, because if we do refer a student for any kind of testing, it is a time consuming process. Please document in DMAC all interventions you are doing to help.
  • When completing ADHD paperwork, please try and get the doctor’s name and fax number. This helps expedite the process.
  • Just a reminder, please listen to the concerns of your students. I have students signing up for counseling when the situation could have been resolved in the classroom. I have been going over this in our guidance lessons only to hear some say, “but we do tell our teachers, but they don’t listen”. Just take a little time to do this, and you will have a happier learning environment.

Food Drive

We are collecting food items through December 5th for HEB Share Your Christmas. The following are the items we are collecting. Please collect in your classrooms until we get our tree up and then you can bring to common area. If you need a box, let Brinda know so she can get you one. Thanks for your support! Let's beat the Intermediate this year!!! They had a Uhaul full of food!


These are also items that are considered non-perishable and needed.

  • Whole grains, such as quinoa and spelt
  • Rice (brown, wild)
  • Steel-cut or rolled oats
  • Whole grain dry cereals with at least 5 grams fiber/serving
  • Whole grain pastas, such as whole wheat, brown rice flour or quinoa
  • Fruits in natural juice with no sugar added
  • Dried or canned legumes, such as peas, lentils, peanuts and beans
  • Pureed foods, such as sweet potato, pumpkin and applesauce
  • Low-fat dry or shelf-stable milk
  • Nut butters, including peanut, almond, walnut
  • Dried herbs and spices and no-salt spice blends
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Dried fruits (preferably no added sugar), such as prunes, mangoes, apricots and raisins
  • Granola, muesli
  • Shelf-stable milk alternatives such as soy, almond, rice
  • Seeds, such as sesame, sunflower or pumpkin
  • Healthy oils, such as olive and grape seed
  • Green, white and herbal tea
  • Plain, unsalted nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans
  • Natural sweeteners, such as honey
  • 100 percent fruit juice
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Positivity Project Week TEN: OPM Mindset Knowing my words and actions affect others

This is the google drive folder that has all of the resources I use. If you use please refer to the paper I send and this folder you can access the videos if they don't work. It is too much work for me to copy each link. Also, there are many other resources and activities on this folder you can access if you have time and want to explore the character traits more.

Here is this week's AGENDA for OPMM-words and actions:

Weekly Calendar

SaturdayNovember9Martha DaubenspeckBirthday

SaturdayNovember9Penny RobinsonBirthday

Sunday-SaturdayNovember10-16Knowing words & actions affect othersP2 (OPM)

MondayNovember11Veteran's DayAll DayIn-Service Day (No Students)

MondayNovember11Parent Conference Day

Mon-FriNovember11-152nd Six Week Math Test

WednesdayNovember13World Kindness DayAll Day

WednesdayNovember13Elementary Feast

ThursdayNovember14Diabetes Awareness Day

ThursdayNovember14Primary FeastEat in Rooms

FridayNovember15Nueces Delta Pod 12 (Steward, Kaspar, Robinson, Clark)All DayOdem4th Grade Field Trip

FridayNovember15Danny JacksonBirthday

FridayNovember15Movie in Classroom Good Choice