DWE Weekly Bulletin

Friday, January 8, 2016

A note from Kris...

I hope that in your first week of 2016 you have been able to implement some aspect of your "one word" intentions. My word for 2016 is PURPOSE. I know why this was the word that I chose originally. It became even more real when I was contacted by the parent of a former student.

"You never know what words you say to a student will change the course of their life. We have been through so many things with our son. You know how serious they have been but he is making good choices now. When I asked him about what helps him keeps him focused on making good choices. This is what he said 'I can see Mrs. Mitzner looking at me in my handcuffs with the police officer and she said to me that it is never too late to make a good decision. Every person is one decision away from a bad one.'...Thank you for helping our son. Letting him know you believed he could turn it around helped him. Hope you continue to say things to help children. I want you to know that you make a difference."


Our jobs are INTENSE - but there is no amount of money that could replace the way that you feel when you hear that someone breathes a little bit easier because of something that you did or said.

Thank you for all the ways that you are a difference maker for students & for each other!

Building Open this Saturday!

The building will be open this Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

Upcoming Calendar for 1/11-1/15

Kris for announcements; Gold week in the library; RTI—Kinder, 5th & 4th; mClass 1/5-1/20 Gr. K & 1; ISIP Window 1/5-1/29; 4th Gr. Writing DLA3; 5th Gr. Reading DLA2 1/11-1/22; SMI Testing Window 2nd-5th

Monday, 1/11 - Rotation Day 2; Challenge; Admin Meeting 9:30am; Check In Check Out 10:30am; New Teacher Meeting 4pm

Tuesday, 1/12 - Rotation Day 3; RTI - Kinder;

LEARNING WALK DAY! Schedule adjustments

Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Sacred Planning; Principal Meeting for Kris off campus 8-1:30; PBIS Meeting 4pm; No ASD

Wednesday, 1/13 - Rotation Day 4; RTI - 5th; AP Toolbox Meetings for Tina (am) & Leah (pm); Sacred Planning, ASD - English

Thursday, 1/14 - Rotation Day 5; RTI - 4th; Staff Birthdays (5th Grade) 7:30am; Lunch bunch for Curtino, Krauss, Murray, Shaughnessy, Evans, Khan, Phillips, Sell, Loyd, C. Smith, Roberts, Irwin and Aldridge; AP Meeting 1:30pm; Faculty Meeting 4pm; No ASD

Friday, 1/15 - Rotation Day 6; Drama Club 7:15am; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am

Calendar for 1/18-1/22

Leah for announcements; Blue week in the library; RTI - 3rd, 2nd & 1st; mClass 1/5-1/20 Gr. K & 1; ISIP Window 1/5-1/29; 4th Gr. Writing DLA3; 5th Gr. Reading DLA2 1/11-1/22; SNU Testing Window 2nd-5th

Monday, 1/18 - School Holiday & Bad Weather Make Up Day

Tuesday, 1/19 - Rotation Day 1; RTI - 3rd; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Challenge; Sacred Planning; Admin Meeting 9:30am; School Store during lunches; IC Meeting 12pm; ASD Parisher; Science Fair Planning Meeting 4pm; Tuesday Topic 4pm

Wednesday, 1/20 - Rotation Day 2; RTI - 2nd; Eagle Drummers 1st Rehearsal 7:15am; Sacred Planning; Leadership Team for Kris 8am-2:20pm; CiCi's Pizza Day for DWE; Drama Club 3:45pm; ASD - Gray

Thursday, 1/21 - Rotation Day 3; RTI - 1st; AP Meeting 9:30am; Off Campus Meeting for Kris 2pm; Employee Roundtable (Moebes) 2:30pm; 3 Hour Detention Scheduled; Eagle Drummers 3:45pm

Friday, 1/22 - Rotation Day 4; Drama Club 7:15am; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Men Who Mentor Breakfast 7am; SOAR Store for Kinder (4th Gr.) 12:30pm; SOAR Store for 1st (5th) 1pm

News from Music

Choir rehearsals for the spring semester began this morning and will continue to be Tuesday & Friday mornings at 7:15am. We will no longer have Chimes but will now have Eagle Drummers on Wednesday mornings at 7:15am beginning on January 20th.

The third grader's performance will be on February 4th, a schedule of day time performances will be put out shortly. The evening performance is at 6pm.

Upcoming Special Events in January & February

This is not ALL of the special events in January and February, just some highlights!

1/25 - I-station begins!

1/27 - New Teacher Academy Mid- Year Celebration @ ESC 1200 Suite

1/28 - Inspiring Imagination Teacher Grants Workshop @ ESC Board Room 4:30pm

1/29 - Spring Pictures

2/4 - 3rd Gr. Performances (day times to be announced) 6pm evening performance

2/9 - Inspiring Imagination Teacher Grants Workshop @ ESC Board Room 4:30pm

2/9 - District Spelling Bee @ MRHS PAC 5:30pm

2/10 - Author Visit Jeff Mack in library

2/11 - 1st Gr. Reading Restaurant 6pm

2/11 & 2/12 - Student Council Carnation Sales during lunches

2/18 - PK On Track Literacy Night 5:30pm

2/23 - Science Fair 5pm

Thank you's

Denise Parisher and Debbie Stiles for turning in your planning days first thing on Monday morning!

Adriana Rangel & April Rhoades for a successful day of registration on January 4th.

Aimee Krauss and Nela Montoya for assisting with registration.

Margaret Heichel for scheduling our Dreambox training.

Grade Level Teams---Thank you for the dynamic job of completing your grade level content roadmaps by the set due date!!!!! You are appreciated!!!

Staff Development/School Business - Aesop & Kronos

If you have a half day or full day absence to due staff development or school business it needs to be put in Aesop with the sub assigned if needed, or with no sub needed, whichever the case.

If you are a paraprofessional and you input the time in Aesop, you will not have to be concerned with punching in or out at the staff development or school business event. If the session is in the morning, you would punch when you arrive on campus and punch out at the end of the day, or if it is in the afternoon, you would punch in the morning and when you leave for the session.

If you have questions, please let Leigh Ann know.