Patriot Update

December 7, 2014

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?


-Dr. Seuss

Laughter and Fellowship

Food, fun, friends...that sums up our Holiday celebration Friday evening. The clubhouse was a perfect gathering place. The Made for TV gift exchange hit a new level of strategizing. With hints of Survivor shining through, alliances were formed during the gift exchange to make sure the most prized items went home with the 'right' people. Too much fun!


Thank you Sunshine Committee for another wonderful event!

Need to Know...

- If you haven’t already done so, please have your grade level “Thank you” note writer express our gratitude to PTA for a fabulous holiday lunch.


- In your newsletters, remind parents to have their students check the lost & found for missing items. The inventory is increasing. I'm sure those coats will come in handy over the break. Items remaining after December 19th will be donated to Community Storehouse.


- Our literacy trainer, Brandy Garcia, spent Wednesday on our campus visiting classrooms to observe guided reading groups. She enjoyed her time and shared with me many great things she witnessed in your rooms. Effective guided reading instruction is truly one of the most important tools in our instructional tool bags. Thank you for your work in evolving your gudied reading practices!

Brandy will be back on campus December 10th to do post guided reading observation conferences with teachers. She will not be able to meet with everyone but will do her best to squeeze in as many in as possible.


- Leadership Development Academy Opportunity - The Leadership Development Academy (LDA) provides an in-depth examination of current leadership practices in Keller ISD to ensure a learning organization that attracts, develops, and retains talented leaders at all levels of the organization, reflective of, and responsive to, its student population. LDA is designed to foster a greater understanding and deeper commitment to the motto, mission, vision, and values of our district, foster leadership skills, and build leadership capacity for the future. If you are interested in applying for LDA, please notify me and I will forward an application to you. The deadline for application is December 18th.

Technology...

  • All of the laptops have been claimed but there are still netbooks available.
  • Please report computer lab issues to Jessica. She will be our point of contact with tech for repairs in the lab
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Staff Calendar Events

Campus Calendar Events

December 16 - Students In Action

3:00-4:00

PTA hosts Skating with Santa

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Winter Parties at Bette Perot

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December 19

Visitors joining us for the fun and celebration must present a picture ID when entering the building. Parties are scheduled as follows:


Kinder – 9:40 – 10:40

1st – 1:50 to 2:50

2nd - 1:30 to 2:30

3rd - 1:45 to 2:45

4th – 12:55 to 1:55