Bulldog Bulletin

October 17 through October 24

Character Trait of the Month: Responsibility

The willingness to answer for your thoughts, words, and actions.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Make changes on the Google Drive Sheet as you get notes/emails/calls from parents. If you want/need counselor, resource, speech, admin support please put it on those schedules too!!


Update bulletin boards if you have not already done so -student work with a rationale of work or an I can statement.


i-Ready - WE ARE NOT SENDING HOME PARENT REPORTS. I will explain the rationale at Teamwork Tuesday.



Have an "agenda" for what you will review with parents during conferences so that you stay timely. Set a timer if needed - it's not rude, it's keeping to a schedule!


Share what is important - both strengths and weaknesses!

Current Attendance Rate: 80.3%

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Don't forget about...

  • Signing the "black binder" when you leave early or arrive late. Please talk with me if you need to leave early or late.
  • Sharing your weekly newsletters with me (digital please)!
  • Updating grades in IC (15th and 30th of the month).
  • Keeping your school website up-to-date (monthly check it for correct info)
  • Positive Office Referrals - keep 'em coming! No praise is too small to share with your students or fellow staff members!
  • Observations will continue! Please let me know if you have something awesome going on you want me to see!
  • Please have your Teamwork Tuesday agendas and Grade Level Meeting agendas filled out in Google Drive and in grade level folders at the end of each meeting.

Belair Craft Night

​Save the date: Friday November 4 from 5:30-???

Where: Milhollin's Family Farm

What: Shoe Painting Party and Bonfire

You can purchase the shoes at Hobby Lobby, Five Below, or Walmart.


​Read ​below for further instructions!


Tips for Belair Shoe Party!

Any style canvas shoes *paint with gesso before party night. You are welcome to use mine, in my classroom at your convenience (since we are gessoing the shoes they can be any color, the gesso will cover them in a matte white)

Craft or artist acrylic paint- I will bring what I have

Hairdryers speed up the process/ extension cords

Ideas I will have the steps I use to make the Belair Bulldog and the Jay Bird. Pinterest is the best of course.

Shoes will need to be sprayed with fabric guard to protect them. I can spray them or you can borrow if you would like. They need about 3 coats.

"Deep" Cleaning Schedule

Rowlin and Patty are going to try to get to classrooms weekly for a deeper clean. A schedule is below. What "deep" cleaning entails is desks being sanitized/wiped down, door knobs cleaned, floor mopped, shelves dusted, lights checked.


On days that your room is not deep cleaned, please make sure your students put their chairs up and pick up large pieces of trash or supplies off of the floor.


A custodial request form is being developed to request other items that are needed from Greg, Rowlin, or Patty that are not emergent.

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Growth Plans - Due October 31, 2016

I CANNOT SEE YOUR PLAN IF YOU DON'T SUBMIT IT!

If you want feedback first - print me a copy and turn it in. I can only view those that have been submitted. Please submit by October 31! Thank you!


Professional Growth Plans are due in Talent Ed by October 31. The plan goals should be on Indicators 3.3 and 7.2.


Standard 3 - Curriculum Implementation

Quality Indicator 3.3 - Instructional goals and differentiated instructional strategies.


Standard 7 - Assessment Data to Improve Learning

Quality Indicator 7.2 - Assessment Data to Improve Learning


See below for more information on indicators 3.3 and 7.2


This due date has been pushed back. If you have already written and submitted your plan, I will approve it or give you feedback for improvement. If you need help, please let me know and we can work on it together.

Calendar of Events

Monday, October 17

Food Drive Begins

Pizza Hut Give Back Night, 4:00-8:00


Tuesday, October 18

End of 1st Quarter

Schulte out AM, Walker out PM

PBS Tier 2, 8:00-8:40

Safety Kids, 10:20


Wednesday, October 19 - Wet Your Whislte Wednesday

Milhollin out ALL, Walk out PM

Review Earthquake Drill Procedures

Kindergarten Field Trip


Thursday, October 20

Vernon, Long, Rackers out ALL

Great American Shake Out, TBD

Staff Appreciation Breakfast - Patty Trimble

Literacy Team Meeting, 8:00-8:40

Training with MU (Milhollin/James), 1:00

Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00


Friday, October 21 - Filter Friday!

Grade Level Team Time (Data), 8:00-8:40

PBS First Quarter Celebration, Lunch Outside with Milhollin


Monday, October 24

Hillis/Walker out ALL

Staffing (Germer/Clark), 8:00

SST (Schlueter/Mundell), 1:30

Parent Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00


Tuesday, October 25

Pay Day


Wednesday, October 26 - Wet Your Whistle Wednesday

Walk out PM

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Students

Review Lockdown Procedures

SST (Luebbering/Smith), 3:10


Thursday, October 27

Lockdown Drill, 9:30

Dodgeball Game during AMP Scheduled

Ice Cream Sundae Assembly, 3:20


Friday, October 28

NO SCHOOL! Enjoy your earned day off!


Monday, October 31 - Happy Halloween

Award Assembly, 9:15

Fall Party, 2:45

Texas Youth Football...