Cabell Chargers

Week of February 16- February 19 Vol.1 Edition 24

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Principal's Note

Hello Staff,

I hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend. It was my first President's Day off with DISD (at least what I can remember). So being my first I read up the history behind the day. I found out it was first intended to celebrate the birthday of Washington, but in 1971 it was moved as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for workers! I love history, and even more so when it allows us a long weekend!

This week we will review and follow up with tutoring for 3-5 graders and recess. We want to ensure that our students are gaining the most from these two initiatives.

Thank you for your hard work. It's making a difference. To a great week of teaching and learning.

Shout Out

Congratulations to Ms. De L a Guardia! Her article : Guided Reading: How to organize the chaos, went live on EdSurge over this weekend. I recommend it, makes for a great read.

Action Required

  • TELPAS Calibration, Available everyday in room 114, 3:00-4:00p

Upcoming Events

Tutoring, Tues-Thurs, 2/16-2/18
PTA/Kinder Performance, 2/9, 5:30p
Stemscopes (Science) & Achieve 3000 (Reading), Grades 3-5, Wednesday 2/17 (During Planning)
Reading A-Z, Grades K-2, Thursday 2/19 (During Planning)
CAR, Wed-Thurs, 2/17-2/18
Junior Achievement, Friday 3/11
We will be having another site visit from 2 Revolutions this Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The 2Revolutions team began working with the Personalized Learning campuses last year to help guide PL teams through the planning and designing process. The 2 Revolutions team visited us in December and will continue to come and observe how we are implementing Personalized Learning at Cabell. They will also provide the leadership team with suggestions and feedback from their visit. The areas of focus they will be observing include Instructional Rigor and Assessment and Data (from the PL rubric below).
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If you would like more information about the 2Revolutions team please go to their website here. Their home page includes a great introductory video on the Future of Learning (also included below).

Lastly here are some other Resources you should know about:

The Future of Learning

Habits of Mind: Be at school and be on time.

This includes getting to class on time. By requiring students to be on time, we send the message that school and the classes are important. We help develop the students’ sense of responsibility, and we help break some students of the habit of making weak excuses.

Mission Statement

our mission is to promote student success through a high quality education. For every child to succeed, we must hold students and ourselves to high expectations. Only the courageous pursuit of excellence will lead to success.