Mustang Message

September 07, 2017

A Principal's Perspective

Our first Aggie home game is this weekend! Whoop! Fall is in the air! I know that you probably heard about or read the ugly, hate mail Coach Sumlin received this week. In thinking about the Aggie family, the GP family, and our own community, it is incomprehensible that this kind of hate exits. When this was bravely shared, it strengthened my purpose, hopefully our purpose as a GP staff, to shape and mold our future with the students that we have today. Not only are we charged with preparing them academically, but we have the responsibility to instill acceptance, humanity, kindness, and the value of diversity in the few years that we have them. We can shape our future to be a better world than today. When I see the picture below, it gives me hope that we are preparing our students to achieve their dreams that they have for themselves. They will also be equipped with the social skills to create a world where each person is valued, accepted, and loved. Yes, we can design the possibilities for tomorrow!

Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!


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Morning Duties of the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20): Wolf

Gym (7:20): Lutz

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20): Kieschnick

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20): C. Anderson & Cooper

Cafeteria (7:20): Marshall

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Fortner

Counselor Schedule: Visiting Classrooms

Librarian: Pebble Creek (PC)

Week at a Glance

Campus Social Focus: Mustang Spirit (video link: ) P - Practice Responsibility -focus this week.

Monday: August/September B-Day Jeans Pass Day; Wear Blue; Instructional Coach Meeting @ 3:30 -Science Lab

Tuesday: Wear Purple; Faculty Meeting 3:30 - All Staff

Wednesday: Wear Pink; Flu Shots 3:00-4:00 at GP

Thursday: Wear Black; Thank an Officer Projects Due (if participating); Taylor LeBlanc Baby Shower in Library

Friday: Wear Brown; SIT

News & Notes


GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay your grade level Social Rep. Our goal is to collect all the dues by Tuesday, October 31st.

Tardies: We will begin counting tardies close to 8:00. We will monitor traffic and close the back doors once the traffic clears. After that, students will be dropped off in the front so that they can enter the office. Students that are tardy will be given a tardy slip to give to their teacher.

AESOP: If you are submitting an absence in AESOP due to a district, campus activity, please add activity in the admin notes. I will be able to approve and make sure that the budget accounts are correct for each absence.

Subs: As you know, most of our subs from last year are now district staff members. I wanted to provide some possible contacts for you when trying to find a preferred sub for your class. Personnel is having another orientation today. So I should have more names coming your way.

Jayne Jenkins - Former teacher in CSISD

Loren Conner -

Caitlin Williams -

Brooke Easlburg -

Cody Wolf -

Book Study: Have you always wanted to join a book club? Are you looking for your next great book to read? Maybe just want a group to get together with to enjoy appetizers and sharing?Then this is something you aren't going to miss!! We are hosting our first (REAL) GP Book Club (not a book study--but a real book club with a really GOOD book). Our book club will start with the book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore. Interested? Contact Tracy Brice

Ethics Training - Professional Staff

As you know the district is requiring ethics training of all the CSISD professional staff. We are taking this step by step throughout the year. Please see below for September steps.

  1. Complete the teacher survey.
  2. Next step: Log into the system & enroll. Link:
  3. View the Introduction. Please complete this module by Sunday, October 8th.
  4. View Module One by Sunday, October 8th.

Helpful Links:

Registration & User Guide:

CSISD Ethics Training Timeline:


Evaluation Calendar Link:

First Step: Log into Talent Ed. How To Link:

Second Step: Complete the Goal Setting Template for the Beginning of the Year. Don't forget to click the submit button.

Goal Setting: Remember to concentrate on big "rock" goals - two-three good goals. One goal designate as the goal that you would like coaching on and to SWIVL for personal feedback (returning GP teachers only). New teachers to GP will be coached by Brice or Miller.

Goal setting form and goal conference due by: Friday, September 18th. Goal setting conference will be informal.

ATR will follow the same process for completing goals. Note: Coaching & SWIVL not required but can be requested for professional growth.

Mustang Yee Haws!

We have Kendra Gilpatrick joining our staff as our new kindergarten teacher! Kendra taught first grade previously at Creek View. She also has taught kindergarten in Cypress Fairbanks ISD and Plano ISD. Welcome aboard Kendra!

Thank you to all the "moving crew" that helped to move all of the desks and chairs (Felt like 100s of them!). With your help, both the new classroom and Julie Holecek's resource room are furnished. Muscle power!!!