Thursday Brief

October 25th

Last Brief of OCTOBER!


  • At Risk-Thank you Jeanine for going through all the forms. She will hand deliver those today! It should be a simple task for you if you have questions just ask her or me.
  • Ashley Foreman-We are still taking donations until tomorrow. I didn't make it out there last weekend, but Ashley Debler's dad will deliver the cards we have this weekend.
  • Halloween Luncheon-Next week! Yay!
  • lean out your closets and donate what you can. Take to Mrs. Singleterry in Read Right.
  • Down Syndrome Awareness-Don't forget to order a shirt. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
  • Today is last day of my writing STAAR practice TLc.typing practice for 4th grade on line test takers will continue daily from 7:15 to 7:45 in room 117.


I have an issue with “everyone do your own” idea. I have to APPROVE all movies shown in the classroom. I do not feel like approving 40 different movies. Also, there is a form in the library if you are showing something (even from Netflix) in your classroom that has to be completed and submitted. Do not do this last minute.

Please work as a grade level or at least a POD/S to agree on a movie, turn it in to be approved by me ASAP, and I will get it uploaded on Mediacast.


I will be adding the pod names but please check for accuracy below.
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The 3rd annual Code-a-Thon is coming up! Get your students excited about coding with this 1-week contest from November 12-16. You could win a free year of coding curriculum for your school and a $500 gift card for a pizza party!

Register now: (closes Nov 5)

Individual teachers can sign up their class or school/district administrators can sign up multiple classrooms. If you would like your teachers to self-register, please send this email out to all Principals and Teachers 3-8.


STEM concepts inspired by GPS

Hands-on activities for students on STEM applications of global positional technology in satellites, orbital space clutter, energy grids, precision agriculture, global supply chains, aviation, weather forecasting, and conservation. There is no charge for activities. Additional information is available at


Please click here for more information.

Calendar October 25-November 1

25 Camouflage Attire

26 Hawaiian Attire

29 TLC Spreadsheet Due

30 Writing Benchmark

30 Book Study Online

30 Destrianna Buttler Baby Shower

31 Halloween (Halloween Luncheon)

31 Vision/Hearing Screening Begins

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November Birthdays! Happy Birthday!

Nov 6 Mary Lou McClendon
Nov 09 Martha Daubenspeck

Nov 09 Penny Robinson

Nov 15 Danny Jackson

Nov 20 Margaret Barnec

Nov 23 Brittany Hurst

Innovator's Mindset

I know we haven't started the book but this picture was on twitter the other day and it captures the idea so well! I know the visual is kind of blurry, but the letters stand for "Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition" Learn more about levels of technology integration and how it transforms lessons here
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