Weekly C.U.B.

Central Update Bulletin - Issue 15

Early Release Schedule

On our early release days we will be following the schedule found here: https://goo.gl/Zt2rDB . Please plan on all teachers being on Lunch Duty these two days in the cafeteria. Teachers will take their lunch after students have been dismissed. The cafeteria will be providing sack lunches on both these days.

Winter Parties

Winter parties were originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th at 2:00 pm. Many teams have discussed wanting to have alternative time for their parties. Please make sure that whatever is decided that it is limited to 1 hour, you tell your parents, and that your team lead lets myself, Mrs. Shepperd, and Mrs. Lozano know ASAP even if they have already mentioned it to me in the past. Thank you and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Next Round of AMP...With Your Team

This next group of AMP sessions will be on your own and based on what your team needs currently. If you would like me or another member of our team to attend please let us know. Team leads please let me know what your teams plans to do or discuss during this time. Hope this extra time to focus on what specifically your team is working on helps.

Central Spelling Bee: Additional Information Added

Please Conduct Classroom Spelling Bees by December 11. Instructions and Study Word Lists are located on the Central Share drive >2015-2016>Spelling Bee folder

  • Select Top Three Places: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
  • E-mail winner’s names to Diane Fulcher noting homeroom teacher and the winner for each place / rank. fulcherd@cfbisd.edu

Wednesday, December 16, 2015: Grade Level Spelling Bees for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the library.

  • Send ONLY the winners from each homeroom. When homeroom winners are NOT spelling, they will serve as the audience for the contestants who compete by grade level.

Thursday, December 17, 2015: School Champion Spelling Bee (winner competes at district level in January) - 4th and 5th grades only.

  • 4th and 5th grade HOMEROOM WINNERS report to the Music Room at 8:15 a.m.
  • All 4th and 5th grade STUDENTS report to the Music Room at 8:20 to serve as the audience. (Specials teachers, please help monitor as long as you are able. Also, time could run past the 4 / 5 activity window with early release schedule that day..)

Twitter Challenge of the Week

This Weeks Challenge:

Tweet a thought about this weeks focus point. Why is planning important? Use the hashtag #PlanTheyDeserveIt and tag me.


There will be a drawing for a prize for anyone who completes this Twitter challenge.


Last Weeks Winner: Olga Rodriguez!!! See Mr. Atchison for you Chic-Fil-A Gift card!!!

Focus Point: Planning

How far out are you planning? What do you want your students to learn tomorrow, this week, next month, next year, before they graduate...Forward planning is essential for future successes. Enjoy this funny little video.
Soccer Kid

Week at a Glance

Monday, December 7th

  • Math Monday Kinder and 1st
  • Science Monday 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Tuesday, December 8th

  • K and 1 Guided Reading Training @ Library 3:15-4:15

Wednesday, December 9th

  • Rounds visit at Central

Thursday, December 10th

  • VIP Recognition for the amazing Sarah Brinker at the Board Meeting. (All Staff Encouraged to attend).

Friday, December 11th

  • PTA Pizza Patron Sales
  • Student Council Meeting

Future Dates To Remember:

Monday, December 14th

  • 4th Grade to Dallas World Aquarium
  • Science Fair Begins

Tuesday, December 15th

  • K and 1 Guided Reading Training @ Library 3:15-4:15
  • 3rd Grade Choir Performance (Half your team should attend)
  • Picture Retakes

Wednesday, December 16th

  • PTA Jeans Day
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade Spelling Bee @ 8:30 in Library

Thursday, December 17th

  • Early Release 11:40
  • Spelling Bee 4th and 5th Grade @ 8:20 in Music Room

Friday, December 18th

  • End of the 2nd 9 Weeks (Grades due before you leave for break)
  • Early Release 11:40
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens released in theaters everywhere :)

December 19th to January 3rd ---Winter Break---

Monday, January 4th

  • Teacher Workday
  • New Teacher Academy @ 2:00 Conference Room

Wednesday, January 6th

  • Staff Meeting @ 3:15 in the Library