Best Plays of the Week

Coach's Corner

This past Saturday I went to a wonderful concert in The Woodlands. We were honored to have Former President George and Former First Lady Barbara Bush in the crowd! Barbara and George went backstage and had a meet and greet with the performers Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. During the show, Amy Grant shared about their backstage visit. She told Mrs. Bush "It must feel wonderful that you are so loved!" Mrs. Bush replied "When people don't feel loved, they live differently." She was so right. When we feel loved, we wake up more willing to do the work, we stand a little taller, we are quicker to help someone in need, and slower to anger. Whether through a random act of kindness, a friendly word, a hug, a gift, or whatever it may be, it is my hope that everyone one of you, every student, and every parent know you are loved! Spread the love, people! Help others to feel it and live differently.

Spotlight on Ms. McQueen's Creativity in the Classroom

Ms. McQueen's analogy of "performing operations" on numbers is AWESOME! What a great way for her students to be empowered to problem solve.

Having a teacher so willing to share is a sweet thing, Not only will her students benefit from this neat idea, but others can, too!

Stay on top of what treats are coming your way for the 12 Days of Christmas!

Don't forget to register for biometric screening at Best! Use the link below-key "Alief"!

Secret Santa

Don't forget to bring your Secret Santa form to the front office if you want to participate. Then come by this Thursday to draw your name.

Children's Museum Night-Celebrations Around the World

We had over 74 families attend our Children's Museum Night last night! It was a packed house!!! Families had so much fun together learning about the holiday traditions and celebrations from around the world. They walked out with cute colorful projects, an activity book with all the activities they participated in, and a free book! Full stomachs were everywhere thanks to the free pizza from Pizza Hut. What a tremendously successful event!
Poverty in the Classroom

Strong Fathers

Millions of thanks to Laci Crowson for reaching out to bring this amazing program to our Best families! We had over 70 strong fathers (and even some strong mothers) in attendance. Their willingness to get involved will undoubtedly have a STRONG impact on not only their children, but others who feel their presence and love. Thank you, Laci!
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Best Above and Beyond Committee...YOU ROCK!

Karen Smith, our amazing PASS specialist, shared our Substitute Protocol with the guru of behavior himself-MR. RANDY SPRICK. He is currently meeting in Eugene, Oregon with the Safe and Civil Schools Trainers and this was his response to what she shared:
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The Giving Tree

If you selected an angel off of the giving tree, please be sure to get your gifts and bring them to the conference room by Thursday of next week. Wrap each gift seperately and tape your angel to the front. If you would like to present your gifts to the student you bought for, please let Ms. Lewis in CIS know.

If THIS doesn't get you excited about giving.....

I absolutely cannot WAIT for Saturday!! We are going to be distributing about 650 free bicycles to our well deserving students. If you haven't signed up to help, it's not too late! We will be here this Saturday from 7:00-1:00 unloading, checking in students, assisting them in selecting their bicycles, and getting them fitted for helmets. Come out and take part in spirit of giving this holiday season.
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Former Best Bulldog in the News!!

Mark Your Calendars

Sat. Dec. 12 7:00-1:00 CYCLE Houston Bike Distribution

Mon. Dec. 14 Pictures with Santa

Mon. Dec. 14 3:45 Professional Staff Meeting

Tues. Dec. 15 7:15 Team Leader Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 17 1:30 Class Parties

Fri. Dec. 18 8:30 Schoolwide Sing-A-Long

Fri. Dec. 18 Modified lunch schedule (starting early-schedule to follow)

Fri. Dec. 18 Early Dismissal (push back schedule one hour-schedule to follow)


1st Grade Music