The Echo Memo: May 9, 2016

A weekly memo to the Smith staff from your leadership team.

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Bright Spots from the Week....


VIEW PHOTOS - of last week's Bright Spots! PLEASE add more from what you see! :)


Making memories as beautiful as April Showers and Flowers!


  • STAAR test encouragers - Rainbow Buddies and Pep Rally
  • Learning MATH is BEST with manipulative objects!
  • Cinco De Mayo in Music Class!
  • One and Only Ivan came to Smith!
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - Thank you Smith Supporters!


Download the app: Cluster and use this link to join the Smith Group: https://cluster.co/i/R2PFA4

Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements Schedule:

This week students are 2nd graders - BARGE

  • Select students for the week by MONDAY and have ready to roll.

  • Post their names in your room as a reminder.

  • Students will need to be in the office at 8:00am, ready to lead.

we've got this!

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This Week's Highlights - View Calendar for full detail


Monday, May 9

All Teachers Arrive by 7:30am

STAAR - Math Tests 3rd and 4th Grade - Almost Everything to Know

PDAS: Summative Conferences - See schedule

1st grade ELAR unit data entered by 4pm

2nd grade MATH unit test week


Tuesday, May 10

All Teachers Arrive by 7:30am

STAAR - Reading Tests 3rd and 4th Grade - Almost Everything to Know

PDAS: Summative Conferences - See schedule


Wednesday, May 11

PDAS: Summative Conferences - See schedule


Thursday, May 12

ETAR / SMI Begins - See Schedule

1st Grade Math Unit testing

iStation Testing - see schedule

2nd Grade Math Unit Data entered by 4pm

Conference - Google Classroom Tech Thursday


Friday, May 13

Progress Report Card grades due


Monday, May 16 - HOLIDAY FOR ALL


Tuesday, May 17 -

College and Career Week - See Schedule


LEARNING WALKS - This week: Schedule (direct link)

Intranet > Academics > Learning Walks


SMITH CALENDAR - Click to view the calendar

OR - the HOME page of the Intranet CHECK IN at the Calendar for updates.

ALSO - Be sure to check: SMITH IMPORTANT dates for the year at a glance page.


REMINDER: Teachers will now scan unit tests in the Green Room


This Week Highlights ---- CHECK OUT THE ONLINE STAFF CALENDAR

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