RES Staff Update

February 12-16, 2018

Staff Dress for This Week


Monday-Professional Dress or Jeans if you attended Bingo Night

Tuesday-Team Shirt Tuesday with jeans or professional dress

Wednesday-Red or Pink with Jeans (Valentine's Day) or Professional Dress

Thursday-Professional Dress

Friday-Spirit Shirt with jeans

Super Bowl Fun

Congrats to our Big Winners! You will receive your prizes this week.


1st Quarter: Sonic Drink--Henning, Lieberman, Murray & Kruse

Half: Week of Jeans--Kastor, Green, Murray & Meyer

3rd Quarter: Lunch on Robison (We'll choose a day and place, and you will get to place your order)--Gonzalez, Kubis, Henning & Lemos

Final: All of the Above--Rother, Hussey, McLaurin & Moran

Kids Invite Someone Special (K.I.S.S.) Lunches

On Wednesday and Thursday, our schedules will be adjusted to allow for the large volume of lunch guests. Due to the reduced number of tables in the cafeteria this year, lunch will look a little differently. We will have to have some students (those without guests) eat in the classroom. We have almost 100 fewer seats in the cafeteria than last year, so those of you that have been here know this means we will not have enough seats. It should be plenty for students with guests. I am meeting with the admin team on Monday to determine the best plan. We will be there to assist since there will be some students needing to be supervised in the classrooms (or outside, if it is nice). Please notice the schedule changes for lunch and recess below.

WATCH D.O.G.S. Donuts with Dad (Friday)

At 7:30 am on Friday, we will be hosting Donuts with Dads. We've had quite a large response and will most likely have an overflow group that will eat in the library. If you would like to assist with this event, please email me. We'll fill the cafeteria first, and then bring the overflow to the library. It's just a casual get-together to bring our dads into the school, and to thank those that have already volunteered. At 8:15, I'll bring closure to the event so we can let our dads leave and clear the parking lot. Besides the fun and donuts, jeans passes (2) will be given to all staff who volunteer.
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Valentine's Bags

We have 105 bags hanging in our hallway! Jan Hartman did an amazing job hanging these and decorating. You'll have all day on February 14 to drop in your valentines. Just be sure to take your bag at the end of the day. Thanks!

Calendar Updates

If you did not record the events from last week's RES Staff Update, please look back over that to make the changes to your calendar. These are additional changes that you'll need to make on your calendar. Thank you for keeping up with these important dates.


February 15-Multicultural Committee Meeting (Gerletti's office @ 8 am)

February 19- Gerletti to visit Kirk Elementary to observe Blended Learning (am)

February 22- PTO provides King Cakes for the staff

March 6- STAAR Information Meetings for parents (Hosted by admin @ 9 am and 6 pm)

March 23-Rocket Fest--This is a major fundraiser for our school, and it is highly encouraged for all staff to attend. You will receive an email about staff donations for this great event. Bring your family out for a super fun night! 5 to 9 pm

Upcoming Benchmark Testing

Please help to remind parents that we are unable to accommodate visitors on benchmark testing days. Please do not request volunteers in your classroom on these days. The schedule will change on these testing days, and you will have that information soon.


February 20: 4th Writing & 5th Math

February 21: 5th Reading

March 26: 3rd & 4th Math

March 27: 3rd & 4th Reading

March 28: 5th Science


The schedule and important information is shown below.

Employee Perception Survey

You will receive a link to the Employee Perception Survey (EPS) on Monday, February 19. The survey timeline ends at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 23. Please take time to complete this so we will have a full picture of our campus culture. This information will be shared with you after I receive the results (typically after Spring Break). We appreciate feedback and ask that you use this opportunity to share your thoughts (positive or constructive). The video below has been provided by the district. Please take a moment to view this prior to completing the survey. This survey has two components: an overview of the culture of our campus and specific feedback to certain administrators (principal, assistant principal, and counselor).
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Superintendent's Fun Run

The district has made some changes to this wonderful event which supports the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, beginning with reduced prices. There is even a "sleep-in" option for those that just want to support the event but are unable to be there, or who don't really want to walk or run. Our very own Robison Runners will be participating, so consider joining in with our students and families. Dr. Henry always awards the campuses with the highest participation. Let's be a winner this year!


The following information was shared at our DLT meeting:


· This year’s event has a 5k and a 1 mile, family-friendly run, with more affordable pricing.

· The 5k offers an adult and student cost. The 1 mile is $5 for each participant.

· Shirts can be purchased for $10 and are the same soft fabric as in previous years. This year the color is grey.

· The sleep-in pass is an option for those who know they cannot be at the race on March 24 but would still like to make a donation to the event. Your campus or department will get credit for this as a participant.

· Additional donations to the event can be made on the registration form.

· Individuals whose registrations/donations total or exceed $100.00 will be part of the Superintendent’s Century Club and will receive special recognition at the event.

Bingo Night

What a super fun night! Thanks to everyone that came out to help. Our families nearly filled the Cy-Woods cafeteria, and the event ran as smoothly as it could. We are so blessed to be supported by our amazing PTO and community!

Stay Informed

Be sure to regularly check the RES Hub (in Google classroom) for updates such as minutes from meetings. I will also try to send out "announcements" to let you know when these have been posted.


Here is the link to the hub: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2MzE4MDE5Nlpa/p/NzAyNjg1MzMzN1pa/details

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E-Track

Thank you for a great 1st session of e-track. The remaining dates are:



Tuesday, February 13

Thursday, March 1 (rescheduled from January 17)


All sessions will take place from 3:00 to 3:45.

Professional Development Opportunities

Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.