Pierce Panther Staff Passport

October 24-28, 2016

Week 10 - We all WIN when Fall Break BEGINS!

I hope you all have enjoyed your first week of Fall Break! I know many of you attended OKCPS Fall PD Sessions at Douglass HS. I am eager to talk to you and find out ALL that you learned and will be sharing! I attended PD Sessions at NE Academy and I am eager to share as well! However, my fall break is just hours from beginning so I am going to put it on the back burner temporarily.


It is my hope that as we continue our Fall Break that each of us will be reflective of the first quarter of this year. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that even though we had a FABULOUS beginning to this school year, there has been many rough patches that we have tried to get through. We have had so much "new" placed upon us and we have worked to implement the "new" as true professionals do. In doing so, we have experienced a high level of stress and frustration. And I don't know about you, but for me, there have been days when I have had to search for my once burning passion. So, I have decided that as I experience my Fall Break with my family and friends, I want to rediscover the true purpose of what I have been called to do. I would like to challenge you to do the same!


Pierce Elementary is such a special place to be. I thank God each day that He has placed me exactly where I am supposed to be for this time in my life. I thank Him each day for surrounding me with each of you! You have truly been supportive, generous, and faithful in the work you do! I could not have survived this past year without you! And I do not want to take this assignment for granted EVER!


I hope you will join me in returning to work on October 24 with a renewed outlook on where we are going as a community of educators who are blessed to have the BEST students and blessed to have tremendous colleagues! Join with me to create a culture of thankfulness for our students and one another! Let's work to create a culture of forgiveness and grace. Knowing that along the way we will all make mistakes, but will be supported and guided as we work to make our way back to where we need to be!


Thank you so much for who you are! I love you guys so much! Enjoy your BREAK! See you soon!

Word and Saying of the Week: CHARACTER

Character
Definition: What you are/do when no one is watching
Related Quote: "Ability will enable a man to get to the top. But it will take character to keep him there." -Author Unknown

A Look Ahead - October 24 - 28

Monday

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 AM FOR OUR KIDDOS!
  • LESSON PLANS POSTED TO GOOGLE DRIVE BY 8AM
    • SHOULD INCLUDE:
      • LEARNING GOAL/TARGET (STANDARDS BASED)
      • MARZANO DQ/ELEMENT
      • PLANNED INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR REACHING STATED LEARNING GOAL/TARGET
  • PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA AT 8:05 AM
  • MORNING RISE & SHINE VIA INTERCOM AT 8:15 AM
  • INSTRUCTION BEGINS BY 8:40 AM
  • ATTENDANCE POSTED BY 9AM
  • LUNCH COUNT DUE TO THE CAFETERIA BY 9AM
  • FOUNTAS & PINNELL BOY BENCHMARK
  • MOVE TO DISMISSAL DESTINATION AT 3:03 (FOLLOWING AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS)

Tuesday

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 AM FOR OUR KIDDOS!
  • PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA AT 8:05 AM
  • MORNING RISE & SHINE VIA INTERCOM AT 8:15 AM
  • INSTRUCTION BEGINS BY 8:40 AM
  • ATTENDANCE POSTED BY 9AM
  • LUNCH COUNT DUE TO THE CAFETERIA BY 9AM
  • FOUNTAS & PINNELL BOY BENCHMARK
  • MOVE TO DISMISSAL DESTINATION AT 3:03 (FOLLOWING AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS)
  • STAFF MEETING – 3:30 – 4:30
    • REVIEW OF READ ALOUDS & GUIDED READING
    • BRING YOUR GROWING READERS TEXT
    • BRING YOUR LAPTOP
    • INTRODUCTION OF MASTERY CONNECT
    • SUPER STAFF CAPE CEREMONY

Wednesday

  • WACKY WEDNESDAY – DISNEY DAY
    • STUDENTS & STAFF CAN WEAR THEIR FAVORITE DISNEY ATTIRE + JEANS FOR $1.00 (STAFF ARE NOT CHARGED)
  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 AM FOR OUR KIDDOS!
  • PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA AT 8:05 AM
  • MORNING RISE & SHINE VIA INTERCOM AT 8:15 AM
  • INSTRUCTION BEGINS BY 8:40 AM
  • ATTENDANCE POSTED BY 9AM
  • FOUNTAS & PINNELL BOY BENCHMARK
  • LUNCH COUNT DUE TO THE CAFETERIA BY 9AM
  • MOVE TO DISMISSAL DESTINATION AT 3:03 (FOLLOWING AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday

  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 AM FOR OUR KIDDOS!
  • PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA AT 8:05 AM
  • MORNING RISE & SHINE VIA INTERCOM AT 8:15 AM
  • INSTRUCTION BEGINS BY 8:40 AM
  • ATTENDANCE POSTED BY 9AM
  • LUNCH COUNT DUE TO THE CAFETERIA BY 9AM
  • FOUNTAS & PINNELL BOY BENCHMARK
  • MOVE TO DISMISSAL DESTINATION AT 3:03 (FOLLOWING AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS)
  • PBIS COMMITTEE MEETING – 3:30 – 4:15

Friday

  • SPIRIT DAY – TEACHERS MAY WEAR JEANS WITH SCHOOL/EDUCATION SHIRT
  • SPIRIT DAY – STUDENTS CAN WEAR JEANS WITH SCHOOL OR UNIFORM SHIRT FOR $1.00
  • POPCORN DAY!
  • STUDENT STORE DAY
  • DOORS OPEN AT 7:45 AM FOR OUR KIDDOS!
  • PICK UP STUDENTS IN CAFETERIA AT 8:05 AM
  • MORNING RISE & SHINE VIA INTERCOM AT 8:15 AM
  • INSTRUCTION BEGINS BY 8:40 AM
  • ATTENDANCE POSTED BY 9AM
  • LUNCH COUNT DUE TO THE CAFETERIA BY 9AM
  • FOUNTAS & PINNELL BOY BENCHMARK
  • MOVE TO DISMISSAL DESTINATION AT 3:03 (FOLLOWING AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS)

STAFF RETREAT GROUP PICS!

PIC 1: WE LOOK GOOD!


PIC 2: LOOK CLOSELY...THIS IS THE BEST ONE WE HAVE DONE! MY FAVORITE!

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RED RIBBON DAY

Monday, Oct. 31st, 8am

2701 South Tulsa Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

AM - COSTUME PARADE

PM - ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

MUCH MORE INFO TO COME!

FOR NOW, PLAN YOUR DRUG FREE/BULLY FREE LESSONS! DOCUMENT IN YOUR LESSON PLANS!

PIERCE ELEMENTARY ANNUAL FALL CARNIVAL

Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 5:30-8pm

2701 South Tulsa Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

MUCH MORE INFO TO COME FROM EVENTS COMMITTEE