Primary Points to Ponder

Welcome Back Newsletter 2019 "The Greatest School on Earth"

"The Greatest School on the Land and Sea!"

Nuts and Bolts 2019 is due by Sep. 3. Click on the Google Classroom for more info. All grids will be posted by 8/19.

Google Classroom

Primary 2019-2020 Classcode is eki1vlo. We will use this for trainings that can be done on your own time.

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Monday, August 19

Paras- Stay on campus and work on the to do list. Kinder camp will have things which need to be copied and made.


Bonus Team- Library, Music, PE- the times are below


Teachers- See the file below about vertical alignment. We will determine who goes to ELAR and Math when we meet at 8:00 in the Cafeteria.


Plan to take your laptops with you.

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Badges need to be worn everyday!

Meet the Staff Presentation

Please find your name and fill out the info. Copy and add if you don't see yourself.

Join the Staff 2019-2020 Remind. Text @3k744ab to 81010.

Back to School Questions

We will answer in 24 hours.

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Primary Calendar of Events

Check this every week so you can keep up with events. Click on links to see attachments.

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We will do the first bulk upload in by September 5. After the bulk, you will add new students yourself.

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ESL Cerfication for Teachers 2019-2020

All teachers who teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies must be ESL certified this school year.


The test will change after this year and become more difficult. We need to get every finished this year.


ESL Certification Test Reimbursement Form:


There will be some prep days this fall. We will email it out as soon as we get the dates.

Required SIOP training for all new employees

We are going to continue our required Sheltered Instruction / SIOP training for all employees. This is part of the ESL Compliance requirements and more importantly a best practice for serving our EL population. All certified staff PK-12 completed the online training last year. They will not need to renew or complete again this year. We are asking that all certified staff new to Pine Tree complete the training by 12/20/2019. This should give the ample time to complete the modules.


Please share these links with staff via your S'more or newsletter. Please let me know if I can help.


Texas Gateway Directions for SIOP

Sheltered Instruction Checklist

2019-2020 SIOP Continuation Timeline with link to training

Links you need

Parent Liaison Referral Form

Please fill this out when you want Ms. Chism to help with contacting and working with parents.

Student Recognition per Month

Check Primary Events Calendar for Due Dates

Pine Tree Primary Symbaloo

This has links to many of our pages. You can make it your homepage!

Primary Staff Notebook

This has just about everything you need! This is a new version for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher to Teacher Observation

You must complete one a semester.

Project ETELL Registration

This is a route to begun ESL or bilingual certified with no cost to you.

SIOP Texas Gateway Training

All staff who work directly with students must complete this training.

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Summer Professional Development

There will be a place in the Turn it in Box by the mailboxes to place documentation of summer learning. There will be a folder with the papers turned in during May as well as some blank copies in case you made changes. All certified had to attend 3 days of PD before August 12.


This will be due by August 30.