News and Notes

April 8, 2016


Our Awesome Educator of the Week is:

Skye Bryant

Happy Library Appreciation Week Skye!

The future is ours because of what you do

Now you get the Lucky Longhorn Spot too!

The Future Is Ours...

Remember to tweet and hashtag :)


Don't forget to follow @lakesidecoppell

Have a great weekend!

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Trainings & Curriculum Updates

In an effort to keep you fully informed I'm including a link to the Curriculum Courier (admin newsletter). This link will give you access to current and past issues of the newsletter. The Courier will provide you with pertinent information for your grade and content area. Although some weeks are more informative than others you should try to review it regularly.

Topics include: FLEX hours and FLEX Criteria

Availability for Dinner with Donalyn and

Upcoming Assessment dates...

District meetings:

4/12 Dawn, Lauren & Maureen to Schoology Training (all day)

4/14 AP Mtg for Annelise, Content Specialists to their meetings,& Kelly to Global Mtg.

4/18-20 Gema and Annelise to T-TESS training...Jan will run the school :)

KN2K (Knows & Need to Knows)

FLEX Deadline:

Laurie sent an email stating that all FLEX must be earned by April 30th. Please be sure that you are on target to meet that deadline. If you do not have your hours by's time to shift your flex collection into high gear. (Seriously, like Nascar gear). Your portfolio needs to reflect a total of 24 hours. These hours breakdown in the following way:

  • 12 hours flex for 2 days at Thanksgiving
  • 6 hours flex for MLK day
  • 6 hours flex/pd for your June 4th trade out
Questions about flex? Visit the link shared in the Curriculum Courier.

Pink and Blue

You will be receiving your pink and blue student info sheets today. Please take some time to fill them out. A dissertation is not necessary but please use the forms as an opportunity to give next year's teacher some information that will help them give each learner a successful start next year. We will "create" class lists on May 16th. New to Lakeside people - please feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Convocation Shirts - FYI

Touch base with team leaders regarding the convocation shirt situation. Let me know if you don't have one of the convocation shirts from this year.

Clarity Survey:

Megan will be sending you some information and links regarding the Clarity Survey. Please give your kids (3rd - 5th) some time to complete the survey and please carve out some time to complete it your self. The survey should take about 10-15 minutes. The survey window is April 11th- 22nd. Thanks

Multicultural Spotlight

The PTO is helping organize some parents/guests to come and share a little about their culture during a 5 minute (or more but probably less) segment on Lakeside Live. As dates are shared with me I will include the info on the upcoming dates list below. Although this information doesn't require anything specific from might be a great (brief) talking point to have with your class. I would also expect that our learners treat the presentations with respect and sensitivity and I would ask that you all remind them of that prior to and during the explanations. Our first speaker from Benin did an AMAZING job!

Background Checks from Brad Hunt:

I want to be sure you had all the information you needed to determine who does or does not need to have a background check completed.

The exchange of money is not the deciding factor for the requirement of a background check. Anyone coming to campus to "volunteer" in any capacity needs to have a background check run. This would include but is not limited to; anyone coming to assist in classroom , on a field trip, to help with field day, assist with the band (including working at the concession stands), any booster club that put them on the campus at any time, volunteering through the PTO's on a campus, working on a campus with student groups. This also applies to any educators friends or family that may be coming to campus to help with a class, read a book, talk about their career experiences, etc. As you can see, none of these people are being paid anything, but need a background check done.


"Old News"

(Repeat info below)

Field Trips:

Team Leaders - if you don't see one of your upcoming field trips on the calendar please send me a note so I can get it on the calendar.


Let me know

Transfer Process:

The request window is open.

FLEX Deadline:

Laurie sent an email stating that all FLEX must be earned by April 30th. Please be sure that you are on target to meet that deadline.


  • Please submit check requests for any and all field trips by April 15th.


Summer Courses

The UbD summer course is in Eduphoria- feel free to sign up when you are ready! This link should take you directly to the Aug. 9&10th registration. 12 hours of FLEX

If you are ready to sign up for the GT/UbD Training on August 11th. That link can be found here. 6 hour GT Update, 6 hours of FLEX to trade out for June, 2017.



4/11 LOVE & LOGIC in the library from 8:30-10am plus

  • Staff Meeting on the agenda...
  • Bond Presentation by the district (15min)
  • Suicide Prevention Training Course (1 hour) - Here's a link (I hope) to a required Eduphoria course. Please be sure to review the course info and follow the link provided to access the course. The course is also published in Eduphoria if the direct link above doesn't work. We will carve out time on 4/11 for this to be completed but you can complete it any time before May that you want. Thanks.

4/12 North will come present to 5th at 9:30 in the library plus

  • Dinner with Donalyn (please let me know if you want to go - we still have a few spaces for Lakeside that are available)
  • Summative sub time treat (30 minutes) Schedule here
  • First to Seussical at Casa Manana

4/13 4th grade Math Camp

4/14 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - Info was sent from Jan and the Character Comm.

4/15 Fairy Tale Ball

4/16 Run to Fund

4/18 LOVE & LOGIC in the library from 8:30-10am plus

  • Staff Meeting - On the Agenda: System Safeguards Course with Kelly, Becca, Maureen

4/18-22 The library will be available for self-checkout but Skye will be at TLA

4/20 Multicultural Spotlight - China - on Lakeside Live

4/22 Deadline for your summative reflections, Kinder to the Nursery, and 5th grade Alternative Energy Expo in the library.

4/25-29 Secretary Appreciation Week

4/25 Kinder to the Aquarium plus LOVE & LOGIC in the library from 8:30-10am

4/26 Gema to P Meeting your contracts should arrive via email from Talent Ed

4/27 4th grade Reading Camp

4/27-29 Summative Conferences with Gema

4/29 Deadline to complete FLEX hours


5/2 LOVE & LOGIC in the library from 8:30-10am plus STAAR for staff meeting


  • We will invite parents to eat lunch with their kids when they come for voting. This means we MIGHT be pretty packed on those 2 day.

5/3 Last day for Formal Observations and Education Foundation Banquet

5/5 Kindergarten Roundup from 6-7pm

5/4 Fifth to Enterprise City

5/10 Last day for Summative Conferences

5/13 3rd grade Relax after STAAR @1 plus THE LAKESIDE STAMPEDE & FUN RUN

5/16 Staff Meeting: On the Agenda - Class List Creation

5/18 Third grade bowling trip



  • 5/23 for 5th
  • 5/24 for Kdg, 1st, 4th
  • 5/25 for 2nd & 3rd

5/27 Sneak Preview Day (planned by K with Jan)

5/31 STAAR results due from the state (?)


6/2 Last Day

  • Early Release Day for Kids
  • Summer Checkout will include a workroom requirement (team and individual)

6/3 Weather Day (subject to change)


  • You need to have a total of 24 hours for all the flex and pd this year

6/6 CISD Night at the Ballpark


7/25-28: Principals Academy @ New Tech


8/2: Chamber Breakfast for New Hires @ North

8/2 - 5: New Hire Induction Week (this will be split between New Tech, North and East depending on the session)

8/9 & 8/10 UbD Training

8/11 UbD GT Update (and June 2017 Trade Out)

8/15 Official first day back for most of you

Aug. 15 - 19: Inservice Week (from Laurie O'Neill)

8/15: Campus Day

8/16: Elementary: Campus Day; Secondary: District Day

8/17: Elementary: District Day; Secondary: Campus Day

8/18: TBD (I know elementary has Meet the Teacher that night so that has been taken into consideration and as soon as the plan for Aug. 18 is known -- I'll send)

8/19: Morning --Convocation @ CHS Arena / Afternoon -- TBD

Happy Birthday


19) Cacey Narez

Walking Wednesday...

Denim Days...

Wednesdays will be College Days for staff and students

Fridays with a Lakeside or CISD Tee