Texan Tidbits

Friday, August 26th

Special Friends Day

We are resuming our Special Friends Day tradition this year. Please see below for times. Families will be able to visit their child's classroom, school, and the Book Fair during their grade level time. Please begin to talk with your team to see what you'd like this time to look like for your grade level. We will touch base with teams next week. Team leaders can add any ideas to our Staff Ideas document to share with others.
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A Note from Matlock - Buddies

This year we will have two buddy programs!! 🙂

  1. Teacher Buddies - Thank you to all who have signed up to participate. Currently, we have 16 teacher buddies and 18 learner buddies. If you are interested in being a buddy, you are still welcome to sign up here: https://forms.gle/EAuobc6CyLfsnDWF7
  2. Community Buddies (formerly Reading Buddies) - First United Methodist Church and the Assistance League of Coppell are partnering to recruit volunteer buddies who will meet with designated learners weekly in the Library to read books, play games, do crafts, draw pictures, etc. Their goal will be relationship building and mentoring.

Please reflect on your learners and submit nominations here: https://forms.gle/adYrmyugPbGBd7Ji8

I am training volunteers, sending permission slips home, and creating schedules. As things are confirmed, you will receive emails regarding specific learners.

ESL Conference Opportunity

The following are 2 conferences that the ESL Department is offering to all administrators and teachers. The district will pay for the conference and the school will cover the cost of subs. Please see the link below to learn more, and let Jennifer know if you are interested in attending.


5 days left to order - Personalized Town Center Water Bottles for Sale

We are selling personalized Town Center water bottles this year. Each 20 oz. water bottle comes with our Town Center logo and is personalized with your child's name or any other family member's name. We are only selling them during the month of August, so make sure to get your order in. Click here to order.


Digital Citizenship Support

As part of a district initiative regarding digital citizenship and safety, all learners in grades PreK-12 are expected to take part in an overview of digital citizenship. All learners need to participate in this learning experience by September 9th.

You will find the resources for the Elementary (PK-5) Learner Digital Orientation, located in the District Support and Alignment folder of the Curriculum and Instruction group. Included in the lesson resources is a page that can be copied into Schoology courses as needed.

**As you consider how this works best for you and your class, please don't hesitate to reach out to Courtney Tinch, our DLC. She shared with me that she is happy to help lead this for your class. You can reach out to her, and I've included her information below on the best way to book time with her.

DLC Support - A Note from Courtney Tinch

This link: Click Here will take you to a bulb page, where you can see what campus I will be at on a designated day. Below that, you see a link for a Bookings page. This will let you schedule a time with me, without having to go back and forth trying to find a time that works for both of us. Please refer to the email I send for a how-to video on using the Bookings site if needed.

I would love the chance to meet with everyone and talk about how I can best support you! Looking forward to working with you!

CISD Education Foundation Shirt

A reminder to purchase the new Ed. Foundation shirt by Friday, September 9th if you'd like to wear jeans on Tuesdays.

All t-shirts are $20 each (+$2 for 2XL and 3XL) and can be ordered online via credit card at: https://coppellisdeducationfoundation.revtrak.net/Annual-CEF-T-shirts/#/list

*For more information on how to pay via cash or check, please email kakerly@coppellisdef.com

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, August 30th

Lariette's greet in loop AM

Wednesday, August 31st

Fall pictures for the yearbook

Monday, September 5th

Labor Day - No School

Wednesday, September 7th

Faculty Meeting - Plan to stay until 5:00 pm

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