DWE Weekly Bulletin

Friday, January 15, 2015

A message from Kris....

"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." Steve Jobs


Although we experiences our first Faculty meeting with no good news... I challenge you to digest this statement by Steve Jobs. THIS is what makes our school so great. Each one of you bring your best each day and care about the organization's success. Thank you for allowing the

Upcoming Events - January 18th - January 22nd

mClass 1/5-1/29 for K & 1st; ISIP Window 1/5-1/20; 4th Gr. Writing DLA3; 5th Reading DLA2 1/11-1/22; SMI Testing Window Gr. 2-5; 4th Math DLA2 1/19-1/29; Blue Week in the Library; Leah for announcements


Monday, 1/18 - School Holiday

Tuesday, 1/19 -RTI 3rd Gr.; Day 1; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Challenge; School Store during lunches; 3rd Gr. Performance Auditions 3:45-5pm; School Board Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday, 1/20 - RTI 2nd; Day 2; Eagle Drummers 7:15am; Leadership Team for Kris until 2:30pm; CiCi's Pizza Spirit day; Drama Club 3:45pm; SPARK Park Meeting 4pm; ASD - Gray

Thursday, 1/21 - RTI - 1st; Day 3; AP Meeting 9:30am; Employee Roundtable 2:30pm; Eagle Art Crew 3:45pm; 3 Hour Detention (Sartor); Science Fair Parent Meeting 6pm

Friday, 1/22 - Day 4; Drama Club 7:15am; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; SOAR Store Kinder (4th); SOAR Store 1st (5th)

Presidential Award for Math & Science Teaching

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in the Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awards may be given to math and science teachers in each state and U.S. jurisdiction and up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year.


This year the teachers in grades K-6 are eligible for this award. Presidential awardees will receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Awardees also join an active network of outstanding educators throughout the Nation.


Anyone, including the general public, may nominate one or more teachers by completing the nomination form available at https://www.paemst.org. You will need the teacher's name, email address and school contact information for submission. Teachers may also initiate the application process themselves at https://www.paemst.org.


The nomination deadline for teachers (grades K-6) is Friday, April 1, 2016. The application deadline is Sunday, May 1, 2016. If your campus does nominate a teacher, please notify the curriculum coordinator as well.

TELPAS Calibration

The Intermediate Computer Lab will be closed and not available for classes on Tuesday, February 16th due to TELPAS Calibration.

TELPAS Calibration will be held on February 16. Please mark your calendars for this date and make plans accordingly. If a sub is required fill out the Staff Development/School Business form and turn it in to Mrs. Masterson. If you have located and contacted a sub put their name on a sticky note on the School Business form so Mrs. Seaman can input them into AESOP. If you do not have a confirmed sub put your absent into AESOP to be assigned.

Run for the Heart - Save the Date!

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Thank you

Cindy Archer, Dawn White, Julie Murray and Maria Babcock for signing up to have a student teacher this spring.

Kim Specksgoor for making the poster for our School Board Recognition Month.

Lori Irwin for all of her hard work and patience in submitting gradebook corrections for the 2nd grading period

Lynn Schuster and Terry Ganske for setting up the Learning Walk.

Aimee Krauss for helping Susie Loyd with her PALS and Mentors.

Campus Learning Walk

Thank you to:

  • Julie Murray, Elizabeth Keeton, Denise Harrell, Ginger Ellis, Casey Smith, Terri Howard, Katy Kellen, Jordan Doss-Lomas, Elizabeth Strange, Stephanie Sell, Shelly Ehrig, Whitney Jackson, Rebecca Ater, and Chandra Zepeda for showcasing their classrooms
  • All K-5 teachers for participating. It was AWESOME!
  • All Teachers for being flexible with the schedule changes

Valentine's Day Parties & Carnation Sales

Our Valentine's Day Parties are scheduled for February 12th.

  • am PK 10:30am
  • 1st Grade 1:45pm
  • all other grades 2:40pm


We will have our annual Carnation Sales during lunches in the cafeteria on Thursday, February 11th and Friday, February 12th. Carnations are $1 each.

Calendar for January 25th - January 29th

mClass 1/5-1/29 for K & 1st; SMI Testing Window Gr. 2-5; 4th Math DLA2 1/19-1/29; Gold Week in the Library; Tina for announcements; The Great Kindness Challenge!


Monday, 1/25 - Day 5; Chess Club 7:35am; Challenge; Check In Check Out Meeting 10:30am; Admin Meeting 11am; Team Leader Meeting 4pm

Tuesday, 1/26 -Academic Collaboration - Kinder.; Day 6; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Challenge; School Store during lunches; AP Meeting 9:30am; ASD - Khan

Wednesday, 1/27 - Academic Collaboration - 5th; ; Day 1; Eagle Drummers 7:15am; Drama Club 3:45pm; ASD - Stiles; New Teacher Academy Mid-Year Celebration @ ESC 4pm

Thursday, 1/28 - Academic Collaboration - 4th; Day 2; Eagle Art Crew 3:45pm; ASD - Adams; Vertical Team Meetings 4pm; Inspiring Imagination Teacher Grants Workshop 4:30pm @ ESC; Books, Blankets & Bears for Kinder 5pm in cafe

Friday, 1/29 - Day 3; Drama Club 7:15am; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Picture Day!

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