CES Cowboy Courier

Monday, May 16, 2016

Colleyville Elementary School Staff Newsletter

We are TEAM Colleyville!

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events

This Week

Monday, May 16

First Grade Camp Learn-a lot Begins

Tuesday, May 17

Third Grade ext. PLC (pm)
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Ft. Worth Zoo
Cookie Break Day during planning times
Faculty Meeting at 3:00 pm in the Learning Commons (we will recognize Karen Kessel- Teacher of the Year and Teresa Martin- Para-professional of the Year!)

Wednesday, May 18

Bogo Book Fair
Fifth Grade Career Day 8:00 to 10:30 am (MobileGo)
Student Council End of the Year Party (see email from Mrs. Marshall for details)

Thursday, May 19

Bogo Book Fair
First Grade Field Trip to Dallas Zoo
CES Retirement Party 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the cafeteria

Friday, May 20
Bogo Book Fair
CES Spirit Day (wear jeans and CES shirt)

Next Week

Monday, May 23

Karen's Volunteer Celebration in the Learning Commons at 10:00 am
School Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 24

Kindergarten Celebration at 8:30 am
First Grade Celebration at 9:30 am
Nicki's Wedding Shower int he Learning Commons at 3:05 pm

Wednesday, May 25

Second Grade Field Trip to Sealife Aquarium
CMS 5th grade parents meeting in the CES cafeteria at 8:00 am

Thursday, May 26

CES Fun Day (wear fun day shirt and jeans or shorts that are dress code approved)

Friday, May 27
Pay Day
Bad Weather Make-up Day (no school) Enjoy the long weekend! :)

Monday, May 30
School Holiday!


Please review the following message from iStation about summer access for students.

Did you know that you can use Istation throughout the summer months to combat Summer Slide?

Istation believes a break from school needn’t be a break from learning. These printable brochures for teachers and parents explain how to access Istation at home. Need a brochure in Spanish? You can get one here. Think a video might work better to help inspire summer reading? Our Istation characters Justin Time and Paige Turner put together a short video about using Istation Home during the summer. Please share this video with students and their families:

Watch Paige and Justin discuss Istation Home.

We hope schools with subscriptions to Istation will encourage families to log in and keep learning all summer long!

Please help your students start the summer months at the place that is right for them! Have them take the ISIP assessment at school in May, so that when they begin home use during the summer months they are placed correctly into the adaptive curriculum in Istation Home.

PLP's for 2016-2017

Please be sure that you have created your PLP (Professional Learning Plan) for 2016-2017 before the end of May. Below are the directions, as well as the link to the actual CES PLP form. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy and she can help you.

Directions for completing your CES PLP in Google Drive
· Create a new folder and title it using the following format: Last Name, First Name PLP 2016-2017 (ex. Pearson, Cindy PLP 2016-2017)
· Share the folder with Cindy and she will put it in the CES folder for Sheila/Julie
· Click on the link below to the CES PLP Form – You will be directed to make a copy. Please title it with the same conventions as the folder: Last Name, First Name PLP 2016-2017
· Place your PLP document inside your PLP folder.

CES PLP Form – 2016-2017

Retirement Celebration!

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A Few CES Reminders:

  • The next "Visit for Growth and Development" is due by May 20.
  • Twitter- tweet once a day, and read others' tweets.
  • Complete your class lists for the 16-17 school year. Don't forget to get with Lori about cluster groups!

Remember you only have one ride through life, so give it all you have and enjoy the ride.

~Jon Gordon

Caught Doing Their Best!

CES Staff- We have the best STAFF EVER! Thank you for helping provide our students with the best testing environment possible. The kiddos were great!
Julie Faragher- Thank you for getting all of our STAAR test prepared, administered and submitted. Great job!

Sneak Peek- Unveiling of the Newly Redesigned K-5 Humanities Curriculum

After months of work by over 70 of GCISD's K-5 teachers, we are hosting 4 identical sneak peeks into the new documents, resources, and expectations. Join us on one of the following dates:

May 19, 3:30-4:30, hosted at the CMS library - Registration link

May 24, 3:30-4:30, hosted at the Cannon Elementary library - Registration link

GCISD Innovative Teaching with Technology Conference

Save the date for The GCISD Innovative Teaching with Technology Conference - June 14: Rather than EdCamp this year, the instructional technology team is hosting a true conference for GCISD teachers. George Couros will be the keynote speaker. GCISD teachers and instructional coaches will lead breakout sessions. Eduphoria registration, Call for Presenters, and more information about George Couros may be found here: https://goo.gl/ZwmpyD .


Redefining Education because your future matters today!


GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate
Skilled Problem Solvers
Global Citizens
Self-regulated Learners
Collaborative Workers