Burley Primary

Weekly Update February 17-21 2014

Instructional Focus

Teachers, thank you for meeting last Friday to discuss our latest reading and math student benchmark results. Great educators, use data to monitor and adjust instructional strategies for the success of our students. I appreciate the input and fortitude to make the instructional changes needed for the remainder of the year in our Literacy Block.

Remember to make sure we are conducting read alouds daily and questioning our students during this time. I do, we do, you do! At every opportunity, make them think by questioning our students.

Mrs. Riggs will be sending out a Survey Monkey to ascertain your preferance on placement of our Guided Readers. Please vote..

Progress report six goes out this week. Please make contact with our parents if we have a student not being successful. Our parents want and need to know the progress of our students.

School Board Instructional Focus

This Thursday, Burley Primary and Slack Elementary will be presenting the instructional focus at the school board meeting. We will be presenting the facets and importance of Figure 19 strategies as related to K-5. Please make every effort to support our campuses and students by attending the meeting. Remember, after the presentation, you may leave the meeting. Thank you in advance for attending and supporting our students.

Our Week To Make a Difference


* Lesson Designs Due

* Presidents' Day

* Textbook Sheet turned in to Mrs. Riggs for Math and Science


* Coldsprings Elementary Visit

* Confianza At SFA


* Board Presentation Pracice 9:00 a.m. at Admin


* Burley Slack School Board Presentation at admin ... Meeting Begins at 6:00 p.m.

* Progress Report 6 go home to students.


* Flex Day-- Team Planning for Literacy Block for all teachers. You may complete this activity in your rooms. Please make sure you are planning with your teams during your Flex day Time.

* Lufkin Fire Department Honor Guard will present to 1st and 2nd Grade about Flag Protocols. This will occur during Flex Day time in the Library. Teachers you will have planning time.

9:00-9:30-- 1st Grade

9:45-10:15-- 2nd Grade in Library

Attendance Last Week

Burley Primary Student attendance was at 98.3% last week. I am so proud of our staff as you set the academic setting in which our students love to attend school. Thanks for all you do.
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Burley PTA Computer Lab Donation

Burley PTA Co-President Jennifer Williamson and PTA Treasurer Tina McDonald present a check to Mr. Davis, Mrs. Mijares, and Mrs. Riggs for the purchase of computers for the new Burley Computer Lab. The Burley PTA donated $16,000 for the purchase of the computers.

Thank you PTA and Burley Parents for your hard work for our students.

Upcoming Events

February 17--DEC Meeting at Admin Ms. Grimes is the Burley Representative

February -20-- Burely Slack School Board Presentation

February 24-25-- Curriculum Audit, District Wide

Feb 25- New Teacher Reception 4pm

March 6--Panther Community Forum 6pm at LHS

March 10-14 Spring Break

March 21- Individual Spring Pictures

April 22--Spring Group Pictures


You should never feel guilty about doing what is best for the young people in your buildings. You should only feel guilty if you don't.

Todd Whitaker

Burley Primary and Slack Elementary School Board Instructional Focus

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6pm

101 N Cotton Square

Lufkin, TX

Thanks for supporting our Campus!