December 15 - 19
Your "Rotel" Reminder for the Week
iCan@KHES Staff Meetings every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:30
December 18th - Ugly Sweater Contest & fun Christmas team games!
January 8th - Topic will be shared
January 15th - NO meeting scheduled
January 22nd - Nominations for Teacher of the Year & Differentiation Strategies from the Curriculum Framework
January 29th - Writing PLC (all grade levels will review common assessments that were given on Jan. 23rd)
Monday, Dec. 15 - Be comfy ALL week in your jeans & a holiday top of your choice. No lunch & recess duty! PTA treats in the lounge.
Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Be comfy ALL week in your jeans and a holiday top of your choice.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 - Warm-up Wednesday
Thursday, Dec. 18 - Ugly Sweater Contest
Friday, Dec. 19 - Be comfy ALL week in your jeans and a holiday top of your choice. Students all gone? You may leave right after dismissal.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
12/15 - 2nd grade Music program
12/19 - Winter Holiday parties/Full day of instruction
12/22 - 1/2 Winter Break
1/5 - Staff Professional Development
1/6 - Students return
1/19 - Student/Staff Holiday
1/22 - Staff Luncheon hosted by 2nd grade
1/22-1/23 4th grade will give Writing benchmarks
1/23 - Kdg, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd will give common Writing assessment
1/23 - Early Release Day/Teacher Prep (no staff PD)
1/26 - Kelly Leach will meet with K-4 teachers during planning to discuss Writing strategies
1/27 - 2nd & 3rd grade 1/2 day grade level planning
1/27 - 4th grade Sky Ranch Parent meeting in the Library
1/28 - 3rd grade attends Expository Writing training
1/29 - Kinder & 1st grade 1/2 day grade level planning
1/29 - District Honor Choir performance 6:30 pm @ Keller High School
1/30 - Character Assemblies
1/30 - 4th grade 1/2 day grade level planning
1/30 - Math committee members attend Formative Assessment with Paige Keeley at Region XI
January 5th PD - Please sign up in MLP before leaving on Friday!
K-4 teachers & Resource – Transform @ KHES
ESL – TELPAS @ Texas II room
GT – Transform @ CTI, GT room
PE – Spring Fling @ KMS Café/GYM
Art/Music – Transform @ FHMS
Dyslexia – Protocols @ Ed Center II & III
Librarians – LMTS @ Florence café
Counselors & Nurses – stay on home campus
IST – Universal Screening @ TMI Library
Speech – Assistive Technology @ PHI
Diagnosticians – ARDS & FIE @ Annex
STRIDES – Behavior Strategies @ PHI
Paras – CPI refresher @ CTI café
The Netbooks will remain in your classrooms at this time. When you have one that no longer works, you can turn that in to Kaye and we will add it to our technology salvage. Items in salvage get picked up during the summer months.
Think Through Math training for 3rd & 4th grade teachers
January 14th Keller-Harvel Elementary (Professional Development Room) 3:30-4:30
January 21st Caprock Elementary 3:30-4:30
If you would like to attend, please sign up in My Learning Plan (session name: Think Through Math – 3rd and 4th grade)
This is not a mandatory training although we would love for you to join us!!
The training will give educators a better understanding of how Think Through Math works and how to run reports to drive instruction in your classroom. If you plan on attending, please make sure your login for TTM is correct and that all your students have been entered prior to training.
If you need assistance please contact Chrissy Greeling.
KISD Strings Concert
On Thursday, December 18, the strings students will be performing a short winter concert in the cafeteria at 5:00 pm. They should be totally out of the building by 6:00! They are expecting 120-150 parents to attend so our parking lot will be full.
Please lock your classroom doors before leaving school Thursday afternoon.
Great Things are Happening because of the Sunshine Committee!
We have lots of fun things planned:
- December 1 - February 27th - Every Wednesday is Warm-up/Wind pant Wednesday! You may wear warm ups or wind pants. The Sunshine Committee will also be providing a hot chocolate bar in the teacher's lounge every Wednesday morning.
- On December 18th we are having a tacky Christmas sweatshirt contest. If you participate you get a jeans pass and could win other great prizes.
Spring Creek BBQ donated $1100 to KHES!
Thank you to all those who attended the Spring Creek Spirit Night on November 4th! And thank you to the teachers for handing out hot rolls and carrying trays! PTA appreciates you!
Congratulations to Mrs. Sharp's second grade class, Mrs. Gremmel's second grade class, and Mrs. Mickler's fourth grade class WON for most attendance.
KHES needs representatives! The Literacy Institute dates are set!
The 12 day Literacy Institute is designed to enhance authentic teaching in reading and writing using research based interactive activities. Participants will experience the Institute from a learner’s perspective as trainers share writing strategies to help teachers differentiate to meet the needs of their students.
This year you have two Institutes to choose from:
Summer I: May 14,19,21,28 and June 8-11, 15-18
Summer II: July 27-20, August 3-6, Sept. 23, 30, and Oct. 7, 14
Sessions are limited to 30 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot. Completion of 12 days = 72 CPE hours, GT and Sheltered Instruction 6 hours mailto:Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org updates.
Contact for additional information: Joanna.email@example.com