NATHAN ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
WELCOME TO WEEK 17!
Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.
Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.
There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.
At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students.
Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL RENAUD
What a dynamic first semester. We have made amazing strides with student academic achievement and with building relationships with our families, staff, and especially our students. I have never been more grateful for being a part of the Nathan Adams Family!, I am certain that next semester we will have even more celebrations!
The countdown is on, with 5 more days before winter break. Students are completing their ACPs in the morning, and will continue to be receiving instruction for the rest of the school day. Our ship is on the right path, continue heading in the same direction as we come to a close for this semester.
Staff will return on Monday, January 4th, students will return Wednesday January 6th. Teacher classroom work day Jan 4th and Job-Alikes are on Jan 5th.
I wish you all a restful holiday break with your families! May the new year bring us an abundance of Peace and Joy!
Be sure to read the TEI NEWS emails that come from DISDNEWS each week.
Summative performance evaluation deadline for consideration for DTR for New to Dallas ISD, No Level, or No Scorecard teachers with at least two CYS to be considered DTR-eligible and invited to apply for Wave 2.
December 7-January 14:
Wave 2: The DTR application portal will open for Wave 2 DTR-eligible teachers and teachers must submit their application by noon on January 14, 2016. Wave 2 teachers will receive an email the first week of December with the application link and optional DTR teacher trainings. View trainings by registering here
SLO Goal-Accomplishment submitted (one semester course only)
Wave 2 DTR application deadline (by noon)
UPDATED TESTING SCHEDULE
DUAL LANGUAGE AND PBL
Excellent Teaching-Caught in Action
1. Ms. Sivio had her students with their chairs in 2 large circles, approximate 8 in each group (desks pushed to the side). Students used their white boards to prove their responses and then discuss with in their groups their thought process. Students were excited about the learning and the change of the classroom set up. This is a great example of "Thinking out of the box" Student and teacher voices were balanced!
2. Ms. Melikyan had her students working on patterns by holding the pieces of the pattern and placing themselves into the specific pattern. Students were orally repeating the pattern while moving about the room. Student and teacher voices were balanced!
Armadillos On Ice.....Our very own Veronica Dean scores a Goal for the Team!
2015 Nathan Adams Spelling Bee Champ - Edwin Viera has his AAA on!
News You Can Use....
Everyone submit lessons in google folder
(In addition) Submit lessons via email to Ms. Johnson if she is your appraiser.
Monday December 14th
Staff Christmas Party 4:00-7:00
Tuesday December 15th
NO Chess Club
Wednesday December 16th
Districtwide Principal Meeting from 1:00-6:00
Grade Level Leadership Team Meeting-Virtual
Thursday December 17th
WT White Feeder Pattern Dual Language Meeting in library from 3:30-5
Science Fair 3:30-5:00
Family Dinner in the cafeteria 5:00-6:00
Holiday Program 6:00-7:00
Pictures with Santa 6:30-7:15
Friday December 18th
Spirit Day - Jeans with College shirt or Nathan Adams shirt
Classroom Christmas Parties from 1:15-2:30.