RES Staff Update

May 21-25, 2018

Link to May Rocket Register

Please be sure you have read through all of this important information.

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Message from Dr. Henry

Please take a moment to read the email from Dr. Henry that was sent today. I received an additional email with reminders for all of us to be sure to be visible and aware. Let's all be sure to be visible during arrival and to diligently monitor our students while at recess. If you see anyone in the hallway that does not have a sticker, please stop and escort them to the front to be checked in. Thank you for making safety a priority!

Let's Celebrate Gloria!

Monday is Gloria's retirement party. Please take time to be there to show her how appreciated she is. Gloria has been a great head custodian, and we will certainly miss her! The party will be in the library right after school.

Calendar Updates

Monday, May 21-Meetings at planning to group classes for next year.


Wednesday, May 23- Yearbooks distributed


Thursday, May 24- Harlem Globetrotter, Zeus McClurkin, presents bully prevention program. Calendar Committee Meeting (4:15-6:15 pm) Course #18240. Team leaders and others who schedule events will attend. Please register if you are attending.


Friday, May 25- Mentor/Mentee Celebration @ 8:00 am (Rescheduled due to calendar meeting)


Tuesday, May 29-Cy-Woods Senior Walk at Robison (approximately 10:00 am). More information in the end-of-year checklist.


Wednesday, May 30- Yearbook signing. Kinder and 1st will sign in their classrooms. 2nd-5th will sign at an agreed upon time with their entire grade level. Check with other teams to make sure there is not an overlap with recess or other grade levels. Students should go outside to sign yearbooks due to the noise level.

2018-2019 Planning Information

The administrative team had a productive planning session on Friday. We are looking forward to sharing this with you at Tuesday's staff meeting!

Harlem Globetrotters to Visit Robison

We are looking forward to the bully prevention program from the Harlem Globetrotters on Thursday! Here is the link to our presenter, Zeus McClurkin, (link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqbp0nme5p096np/Zeus%20McClurkin%202018%20Tour%20Bio.pdf?dl=0)

A copy of the schedule was placed in everyone's box. Please make note of the changes, and remember that this is also an e-track day.

Crayola Color Recycle Program

Christi Moran has taken the initiative to sign up Robison for the Crayola Color Recycle Program. This is a great way for our students to contribute in a positive way. Christi has a box set up in her room to collect markers (any brand). Here is a link to the program information: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx


Thank you, Christi!!

End of Year Parties

Please read the information in the Rocket Register about end-of-year parties. RSVP forms will go home soon so that parents may pre-register for this event. There are actually 2 separate events that take place on this day: a classroom awards ceremony (PK-4th) where all parents are invited, and a party during large group (volunteers only). The large group party will take place before your classroom awards, so parents will not have to worry about their children missing this if they want to sign them out after the awards. Classroom parties have been reduced to 30 minutes. You might want to have the students eat their snack first in case a few parents get caught up in the check-in process. Typically, awards have not taken the full 45 minutes that we allowed previously.


Please, please, please read this information thoroughly. We count on you to help in the process of a smooth party day. Thank you!

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E-Track (Round 2)


Timeline for E-Track

May 23: E-track class #3

May 24: E-track class #4

Thank You!

Thank you to Christi Moran for stepping in to serve as our administrator on Friday so that we could meet to plan for next year!


Thank you to everyone who brought the delicious snacks on Friday!!

CTE for 2018-2019

According to your votes for CTE, there was overwhelming support of having a CTE Day (82 voted yes, 3 voted no).


Teachers:

CTE for next year will be a book study. You will receive 4 hours for reading and 3 hours for the reflection component which will consist of questions posted in Google Classroom. The book you will read will depend on your assignment. For those participating in blended learning classrooms, your book will be focused on this topic. If you are not participating in blended learning, you will be reading Kids Deserve It. We will all be treated to hearing Adam Welcome, one of the authors of Kids Deserve It when we return in August. Although the book should be read by the time you return, you will have opportunities to respond to the reflection questions after you return. I will have limited copies of the books. You will have the option of checking out a book for a limited amount of time or ordering your own copy. If you borrow a book, you will not be able to write in it.


The second-grade team will participate in the blended learning book study. If you teach another grade level, and you plan to implement blended learning, please let me know. Otherwise, I will assume everyone else will be reading Kids Deserve It (KDI). There are used copies of KDI on Amazon for $12, and the Kindle version is about $10. Each team leader was given a copy and I will order a few more copies. I will meet with the second-grade teachers to decide which book will be read--there are several great choices.


These will be easy, but enjoyable reads for everyone! The reflection questions will give everyone a chance to interact and share their learning. The best part of this is that you can do this from home, and we do not have to find a date when everyone can attend.


Paras:

CTE will be your 3 hours of the CFISD Compliance Training completed off contract, and participating in 4 additional hours for back-to-school events, such as Meet the Teacher (2 events--kindergarten and 1st-5th).

Supporting Our Students on the Bus

Courtney recently sent out a link to a sign-up genius for teachers to ride the bus in the afternoon with the students. We've done this in the past, and the students AND bus drivers love this. This is a great way for us to connect with our students while recognizing them for BLAST behavior on the bus. Our discipline data supports the need for doing this, so please consider signing up for a day or two on the link below. Thank you!!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-busriders

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Professional Development Opportunities

Are you interested in growing your knowledge in the area of technology and teaching strategies? This summer, our cluster is looking to hold an EduConference at one of our campuses to provide you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow teachers. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge on a technology-related topic, please let me know.


Some of you are familiar with Seesaw, the app that teachers can use to digitally store student work. Here is a link to the app if you are not familiar: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seesaw-the-learning-journal/id930565184?mt=8

If you haven't considered being a Seesaw ambassador, check this out: https://app.seesaw.me/#/ambassadors/apply

Being an ambassador allows you to use the premium features for free and affords you the opportunity to collaborate with other ambassadors.

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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

Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.