Pharr Elementary


Week of February 1 - February 5

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut



Early Release Conferences

As you are scheduling your parent conferences, please DO NOT schedule conferences after 4:30 on FRIDAY, FEB 26th.

*Conferences should not be scheduled after 6:00 on Feb 24th and 25th.

RBES Midyear DUE FEB 5

Thanks to everyone for your hard work on your mid-year updates. It was great to see all the progress!! I truly enjoyed reviewing your data!!

If you have not met with Stacy or me to sign-off, please email one of us to set that up next week.


Brief observations will continue in February.

**Be sure to review the LSPI Implementation plan below for AKS/CQI Model.
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Great conversations occurred during our grade level Admin meetings yesterday! Thanks for everyone's participation.

Way to go 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade for giving Safari Montage a go this week!

Be sure to check the white board in the mail room each week!


Character Ed Students: We will have captains next week!

February trait = ACCEPTANCE

  • Please remember to send these names. We would hate for a class to miss this opportunity for recognition!!
  • Please encourage students to drop notes in the "Kindness Drop Box" in the media center so we can share on the morning announcements.
  • For our weekly student recognition, the earlier the better when submitting names to your grade level AP.
  • Also, if you would like to personally write the postcard for your student please let Stacy and I know. We will need it back by Friday morning.

Pharr Superstars of The Month

Please submit your names by 2/19/16.


District Assessments

  • 3rd 9 weeks window opens 2/29. We will test in March towards the end of the window.
  • The test review period opens 2 weeks prior to the window which will fall on or around 2/15.
  • All content areas will be online WITH THE EXCEPTION of Math.

5 Tips for Effective Data Teams

  1. Laugh and cheer!
  2. Go beyond test scores
  3. Data trumps opinion
  4. Focus on next steps
  5. Create time for reflection

Georgia Milestone

  • BEGIN using the Achievement Level Descriptors to guide planning sessions in Grades 3 - 5.

Please visit the Pharr ES Training Page to access links to important GMAS resources.



  • Grayson Cluster Technology Play Date 2/15 9-11am at GHS.
  • Practice Cyber Day assignment will be given on the FIRST inclement weather/ snow day.
  • I will still be accepting Grayson Foundation Basket Money next week.
  • Ram Run Shirt Orders are due TODAY.



Please try to give out at least 5 stamps per day to students in your class as well as others.


Please revisit the RAMS statement often and use this verbiage when complimenting students. For example:

"Thank you so much for accepting responsibility for your actions by standing in line quietly."