Lakewood Ledger


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Abuse Training and Google Training

- Please let me know if you have not received the modules or have any questions


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Parent Engagement Article

Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap. Included: A dozen activities to promote parental involvement and ten tips for involved parents.

Lakewood Goals

District Focus for Lakewood:

· Early Literacy: Kinder TRC, 1st DIBELS, 2nd DIBELS

· 3rd Grade Math (Masters)

· 4th Grade ELA and Math (Masters)

· 5th Grade All Subjects (Masters)

· Meets level for Special Education Students

· Meets level for Asian Students

Our Goals:

100% Implementation of Continuous Improvement

100% Implementation of CHAMPS

97% Attendance

Reading 3D- 90% of students will make OR surpass their EOY grade level target

Kindergarten- Level E

First Grade- J

Second Grade-N

Goals in Approaches/Meets/ Masters

3rd Grade Reading- 86/60/40

3rd Grade Math- 85/50/30

4th Grade Reading- 85/55/30

4th Grade Writing- 75/45/25

4th Grade Math- 85/55/30

5th Grade Reading- 90/60/35

5th Grade Math- 95/70/35

5th Grade Science- 90/59/39

6th Grade Reading-88/50/35

6th Grade Math- 90/60/40


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December Birthdays

5th- Susan Youngs

8th- Delta Napolitano

9th- Alysa Aelvoet

20th- Monica Powers

25th- Tammy Jackson

26th- Lindy Vecco

Food for Thought

*Start thinking of grants that would help move your classroom forward. We are available to brainstorm with you. The HEB Foundation grant deadline will be here before you know it!

Celebrations AND SHOUT-OUTS!

Thanks for all the special treats, countdown to Christmas…

-Jennifer Landers

Shout out to Amy Morgan for bringing her computer to the HJH band performance so that several teachers could take attendance! Shout out to my wonderful team – Diane, Mimi, Tricia, and Amy – you all inspire me to be a better teacher and person every day.

Emily Pryor

Shout out to the amazing office staff and Cameron, Carla, and Lisa for making it possible for me to leave in a hurry to take care of my furr baby!

Shout out to Beth Williams for all her help during our Math planning.

Shout out to Becca Hile for keeping me on track and being a math guru!

Shout out to my Lakewood staff for always being supportive and sweet to me J

Delta Napolitano

Admin: making this week fun and filled with holiday spirit!

Lindsey Deleon

Shout out to the 1st grade team for helping our new long term sub, Bethany Gormley, get acclimated to Lakewood.

Shout out to Bethany Gormley for having a great first week in 1st grade.

Shout out to Julie Scott for taking on many, many emotional issues this week.

Shout out to 3rd, kinder, 5th, 6th, and 4th grade for a great week of half day planning.

Shout out to a great week of holiday outfits. I vote we have more sweatpants days J in our future.

Shout out Mrs. Deleon for opening up her room to observers from River Trails.

Shout out to Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Reynolds for opening up their rooms to observers this week.

Shout out to Mrs. Kirkley and Mrs. Deleon for a great Lucy Calkins training day on Thursday. I feel that we came away with many new ideas to implement in the area of writing.

Shout out to Ms. Muna for being on time and handling the K/1 drop off every morning. Sometimes handling it all by herself!!!

Shout out to 6th grade for their Friday Hat Days! I would love to have more so I don’t have to do my hair J

Shout out to Heidi for conducting her ACT ARD’s so effectively for all parties involved.

Shout out to Coach Stacy and Coach Taylor for letting us use their gym for Harmony and Harwood.

Shout out to Beth Williams for all of her hard work on activities for many different math teachers.

Shout out to the 4th grade team for stepping up to the plate when team members were in need.

-Beth Gilley

Shout out to Lindy for keeping me in the loop!

Shout out to Erin and her love and attention for one of our students when she needed it the most!

Shout out to Coach Stacy and Coach Taylor for being so flexible on Monday!

Shout out to Ms. Barraclough for her work with the Spelling Bee! It was well organized!

Shout out to Julie Scott for her love and compassion for students as well as her work with Night of Hope! It was an awesome experience and I felt lucky to be working alongside you!

Shout out to Beth Gilley for her tireless work to make Lakewood the best place for students.

Shout out to the 5th grade team and their cohesiveness on dress up days!

Shout out to Naps, Larsen and Beth Williams for representing us so well at the Math training.

Shout out to Christian and Suzann for their collaboration!

Shout out to Danee for getting all of our newbies enrolled and communicated!

Shout out to Mallory and her constant efforts to move her classroom forward!

Shout out to Mr. Hunt. In a short time, he has built relationships all over the building!

Shout out to Ms. Muna for her help in the mornings!

Shout out to Ms. Braziel. It was so fun getting to know you better!

Shout out to Ms. Poston stepping up as the 1st grade lead and for her big heart in doing for her kids!

Shout out to Boehme, Poston and Collins for your collaboration and helping to plan Duck Day for K-2. I appreciate you!


Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Goals

Hurst- Euless- Bedford ISD Goals

☐ Goal 1: Student Achievement

☐ Goal 2: Effective and Efficient Operations for all Components

☐ Goal 3: Quality Teaching, Administrative, and Support Staff

☐ Goal 4: Safe, Healthy, and Nurturing Schools

☐ Goal 5: Enduring Relationships with Stakeholders

The Why's

Debe Roger's Why:

I have always been a "school girl," loved everything about going to school my whole life. They say "those who can, do/ those who can't, teach." It is a terrible saying except when I stretch it to say that since I can't be a student forever, I can surround myself with students and teachers and can learn as much from them as I teach. I want to be a lifelong learner, so maybe my reasons are a bit more selfish. But if I can inspire students to be lifelong learners, too, then I have made a difference.

Emily Pryor's Why:

To make a positive difference in the lives of the children that I serve as well as the teachers, staff, and community that surround our school.

Mrs. Moore's WHY:

To make my room the "safe" place for kids to learn and grow. I always wanted to be two things growing up...a mom and a teacher. I have been blessed to be able to do both - and my goal in my teaching has always been to be my students "home away from home" - a place where they are encouraged, nurtured, and grown into the young men and women I know they can be.

Coach Stacy's Why:

To be the "constant" in each students life. To be the one they want to share with and trust . They know they can Count on me!

Amanda Maclaurin's WHY:

To make a positive difference in children’s lives. ❤️

Sonya Moreno's WHY:

To encourage all students & celebrate every success/improvement, no matter the size!

I would love for you to share your WHY so that we can highlight them throughout the year!


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Unpacking the TEK

Remember to pull the language out of the SE. Decide what the important nouns and verbs are and then how you will chunk them for your students.

The most important part of the process is to SHARE exactly what students need to master with the students!

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Lakwood in Action!

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