The Hero Focus

Heritage Staff Newsletter - November 7, 2016

Building Relationships is 90% of the Battle by Shayna Llamas:


I had a wonderful opportunity to spend the day at the Momentus Institute on Wednesday. The Momentus Institute impacts thousands of kids and their families each year. The school focuses on the specific needs of each child and the family situation. They build the social emotional health of their students who then become self-regulated, good communicators, empathetic, grateful, gritty, and optimistic people. I left Momentus on Wednesday with new learning, but I couldn’t stop thinking about one statement the principal made.

“Building relationships is 90% of the battle.”

That statement holds so much truth. Who do you care most about in your life? Who do you work hardest for? Who will you make sacrifices for, or compromise with? The people we have relationships with. The people we love the most. The one‘s whose opinions matter. So how are you building relationships with your students?

Tips for building relationships with your students


  • Greet your students at the door each morning.
  • Connect, make eye contact every day.
  • I noticed statements…
  • Show empathy.
  • Ted Talk on relationships:

https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Just in case you missed it in Erin's newsletter....click on the link below to read information that she shared about the importance of SEL. It is a must read!!!


https://www.edutopia.org/social-emotional-learning-introduction


And be sure to review the ADHD strategies - it is really good stuff!

Support Paula Olson!

Come out and support Paula Olson and her fight with breast cancer during Spirit Night Dec. 1st 5:00-9:00! Please mention “Paula” when ordering. Dine in or Drive thru at Chic Fil-A. VALID AT BOTH PRESIDIO TOWNE CROSSING & ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER LOCATIONS.


Thank you for your support!!!

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Professional Development and Learning - Faculty Meetings, PLC's, and PD Days

  • Nov. 8th: Amber Richards will be on campus - we will be conducting math walkthroughs (District Math Coach)
  • Nov. 9th: PLC's - UPS Check Training
  • Nov. 10th: VIP Meetings 3:30-4:30 (more information coming soon)
  • Nov. 11th: K-4 Teachers Reading Workshop Training at Heritage; specials and co-curr assigned district training (be sure to sign up in Eduphoria)
  • Nov. 15th and 16th: Kasey Smith on Campus for Literacy Support
  • Nov. 15th: Toolbox Tuesday - Teaching with Poverty in Mind
  • Nov. 16th: PLC's
  • Nov. 17th: Dream Teams

Updates and FYI's

  • Nov. 10th: Grades Due in HAC
  • Nov. 10th: Veteran's Day Program, Rise and Shine, and Thanksgiving Feast served in the cafeteria
  • See below for flyer on becoming a Campus Legislation Liaison.
  • Week of the 14th: Book Fair
  • Be in the know! I will use the Remind text feature in the event of emergencies, replacement of announcements, announcements, etc..tso please text @bb79a to 81010. Thanks!
  • Nov. 18th: Grandparent's Day
  • Nov. 18th: CBA's Due in Aware
  • Nov. 18th: Report Cards Available in HAC
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BROWN BAG and More!!!

Dr. Reid will be spending the majority of the day at Heritage on Nov. 17th. They will begin by highlighting innovative ideas, then conduct the Brown Bag district update mid-day, and finish off with a podcast on Letterland with C and I in Mrs. Crabb's room. So, there will be more district personnel and visitors on campus than usual.

Thanks!
Laura

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