Dec. 18th, 2017 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

Let's finish strong.

We have three and one half days before the holiday. We can do this together. Let's continue empowering our students with knowledge and getting them ready for college, by teaching the curriculum with fidelity and rigor.


Please take some time to review procedures and expectations with your students. If you are doing anything differently than your regular routines, help everyone by reviewing and practicing expectations so students can be successful. For example, if you are doing rotations among classes, what are the specific expectations? Are your expectations the same as those of the teacher next door? What attention getting signals will your fellow teachers be using? The extra minute or two that you take to teach (or re-teach) "Ponies...Rock" or "Class, class...Yes, yes," may actually save several minutes of instructional time.


Some of our Ponies are excited for the holiday break, but some are anxious. DO YOU KNOW THAT 82% OF OUR PONIES ARE CONSIDERED ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED?


I had the opportunity to do a home visit last week. While entering the apartment of one of our Ponies, I learned his apartment was empty. There were no pieces of furniture, no decorations, no television, no games, no beds, and no pillows. The family sits and sleeps on the floor, using towels as blankets and backpacks as pillows. This student is not our only Pony in this situation. These Ponies may not be very excited about the holiday break. When two out of their three meals each weekday are received while at school, some of our Ponies may be concerned about having enough food during the holiday break.


It is important to add as much positive reinforcement as we can during these next four days. Take time to learn their stories. and connect students with Ms. Echevarria, Ms. Norton, and Ms. Green if and when they need help.


Practice, practice, practice your procedures. Always remember to provide students with 504s and/or IEPs their appropriate accommodations. These accommodations are designed to lower students' frustration levels.


Talk to your admin. team if you need assistance. Remember, together we can.

https://youtu.be/5Xg-JcJTTVQ

RALLY FOR THIS WEEK

Please click on the link to see the sequence of the Rally!

During the Rally, LVES Ponies will meet my daughter Gairy. She will be talking to our Ponies about her college goals and experience. :-)

No Excuses University Logos

Mr. Lopez sent us two different logos. Which one do you like better? Let's vote.


Please click HERE to vote for your choice.

Pony Time

Due to having some Llamas down this week we will need the instructional support to help with classes. We will not have official Pony time this week. Please continue with your guided reading.
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Clubs & Tutoring

Clubs will continue normal schedule this Monday.

Tutoring will resume normal schedule on Tuesday. There will be no tutoring on Thursday with our early release. Help communicate this message to our parents.

There are several of you that still need to update the tutoring log spreadsheet HERE

PLC update

PLCs will resume January 16th.

Resume normal schedule, there will be no PLC or PLC schedule this Tuesday, December 19th or Tuesday, January 9th.

Human Scrabble Winners

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Congratulations to these ladies for creating the highest scoring word! Each of you will receive a Sonic drink on Tuesday morning. Email Ms. Lawson your favorite drink and it will be waiting on you when you arrive.


A HUGE shoutout goes to Nurse Rachel! She helped to create 8 words and scored a total of 56 points! You have earned an additional prize!

Elf Sightings

Check out the latest Elfie Selfies below! A prize will be given away on tomorrow and another one on Wednesday!

Carol a Day Challenge

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A Minute with the LAS'es

Wishing you all very happy and blessed holidays with your family and friends!!!

Danielle and Alicia

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Jeans

Feel free to wear your jeans with a holiday shirt this week!
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All about me responses in case you need it!

Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Lewisville Elementary Assessment Data/Calendar (2017-18)

Weekly Calendar

Monday December 18th

  • College Ready Rally 2:20-2:45pm
  • LPAC 8:30 to 9:30
  • LPAC 9:30 to 10:30
  • 4th Writing Pre- LPAC 10:45 to 11:30
  • Pre- LPAC 5th Reading and Math 9:50 to 10:35
  • GRADES DUE at 8am
  • 2nd 9 wk. 2nd Progress Report
  • Holiday Party @ Next Step Center
  • College/U shirt Day

Tuesday December 19

  • Inst. Tech ACT

Wednesday December 20th

  • Sci, LA, & Inst. Tech ACT
  • All Level Team Meetings
  • Depth & Complexity Usages @ 3:15pm Room 702

Thursday December 21th

  • All Grade Level Winter Parties
  • Staff & Student Early Release 11:45
  • McDonald’s Night

Staff Shout Outs


  • Ms. McGraw for finding an orange bucket for me!
  • Coach W for staying with one of my students after tutoring.
  • Mrs. Alicia Rowland for giving me such wonderful ideas about how to better write the C.O and L.O and easier to understand for our students
  • Ms. Vando - Thank you for making sure I was able to get my copies when the copy machine decided it hated me. You are busy yourself and still took the time to check and make sure I was able to get the copies I needed.
  • S. Hernandez, E.Ramos, G.Morales, S.Jones , Mr.Dixson and Mr.Reed...For always being available ,Thank you- YV
  • Mrs. Burleson who always puts things into perspective and is constantly on the side of hope.
  • Coach W, Ms.Kilam, Ms.Lawson, Ms.Echevarria, Ms.Green and Ms.Norton for giving up half of your Saturday to take 50 of our kids to the Love for Kids field trip!
  • Thank you Beth Hayes for beautifying our school by displaying all the amazing art work!
  • Thank you to Shuntel Green, Laura Norton, and Wanda Echevarria for being Santa's hardest working elves!!
  • Mrs. Quezada (Sub for Rodriguez- Kinder) - For being an amazing part of the team for the last months.
  • Izzy Bernal - For always sharing her super great ideas with the newbies.
  • Isham - For switching schedule so my class could attend "Hour of code"



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