Harleton Elementary Faculty

The Dream Team

News You Can Use

We are about to begin the sixth six weeks! Wow this year seems to have gone so fast. You are doing a wonderful job and I am so proud to be a part of this great faculty. Thank you for working so hard to educate our children. During my observations and walkthroughs I am seeing some amazing things happening. I will add pictures below.

I looked at my walkthroughs and realized that I need to visit some teachers a few more times before the end of the year. I am trying to visit each classroom three times so if I visit your room two weeks in a row you will know why. (Just trying to even out my list!) After I complete a walkthrough I will add it to the T-Tess section in DMAC. I will still use notability during the walkthrough and send it to you in an email. Once I get back to my office and get a free minute, I will add it to dmac. If I don't write a comment or click and mark the area in dmac, it won't be a bad thing. It just means I didn't see it. I know I won't see a whole lesson in the ten minutes I am there. You will have feedback by the next school day. Please sign the walkthrough in DMAC electronically then I can go in and sign it on my end.

I found out that we will not have to time bathroom breaks for the students during the STAAR test! This is great news. I know that was a headache for everyone involved. I am glad that someone listened and decided to change that nonsense! We will still record the total test taking time. I will leave the paper that has the key in your folder so you can record it on the answer document.

Please remember to let your students and parents no there will be no late start of May 9th. Start telling them now in newsletters, notes and remind texts. Thank you for helping to spread the word.

We will have the Early Literacy and Star testing in the computer lab the week of May 3rd. This will be the end of the year test that will show on the yearly growth report. You may want to stress the importance of doing their best to the students. (If I were still in the classroom, I would be going in there with them to do the teacher monitoring stink eye.) If you want me to go in there with you I will be glad to help monitor also.

Look what is happening in our rooms.

My Apologies

I do not have pictures of Mrs. Childress, Mrs. Melinda, Mrs. LouAnn and Mrs. Merrill's classroom. I did not take pictures during their formal observation. I will be walking through soon so I will add them on my next newsletter.

Dates to Remember

April 11-14 - End of unit tests given

April 15 - End of fourth 6 weeks

April 21 - CPI 1/2 day training

April 22 - Report cards go home

April 24 - History and car show

April 26 - K & 1 field day

April 27 - 2-5 field day

April 28 PK Olympics

April 29 - writing sample due

May 2-5 Early Literacy and Star testing in the computer lab

May 3 - Vote

May 6 - Progress reports go home

May 6 - Mother's Day tea

May 9 - 3rd and 4th math STAAR tests

May 10 - 3rd and 4th reading STAAR tests

May 11 - 5th science STAAR test

May 16 - PreK end of year celebration

May 18 - Math meeting day

May 25 - Talent show

May 27 - Water Day

May 30 - No school

May 31 - Kindergarten end of year celebration

June 1 - Awards Day

May 31 - June 1 - Early Release

June 3 - Graduation