RES Staff Update
April 30-May 4, 2018
Please be sure you have read through all of this important information.
Wednesday, May 9: Grade Level Meetings to discuss grouping cards for homeroom classes next year
Thursday, May 17: Staff Social @ Murdoch's after school
Monday, May 21: Pink and blue grouping cards due and Retirement Party for Gloria Bright, our custodian after school
Monday, May 23: Kelli B. @ IS meeting
Thursday, May 24: Last day for lunch visitors
First Round of STAAR Scores Are In!
Reading: Approaches 87%, Masters 32%
Math: Approaches 93%, Masters 34%
Reminders from the Staff Meeting
We are also collecting $5 for our retirement party. We will honor Gloria Bright, our custodian on Monday, May 21. The money will be used for a gift and the cake. We will also have a sign-up genius for food items. We look forward to honoring her for her career in CFISD and for all that she has done to support our staff and students.
E-Track (Round 2)
Timeline for E-Track
April 24-25: Students select courses, and selection sheets are given to Kelly
April 30: Classroom rosters completed
May 2: First e-track class
May 9: E-track class #2
May 23: E-track class #3
May 24: E-track class #4
Our Staff is #BARnone!
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).
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.
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
In case you missed it at the staff meeting, you may wear jeans for the rest of this school year. Please remember that we want to look nice and professional; therefore, please avoid wearing t-shirts and tennis shoes. By t-shirts, I mean shirts that have not been ok for regular dress days and even spirit days. Robison spirit shirts are really the only t-shirts allowed. Professional looking tops should be worn with jeans. If you have any questions, please ask.
Professional Development Opportunities
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.
Here is the link to the hub: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2MzE4MDE5Nlpa/p/NzAyNjg1MzMzN1pa/details