February 1-5, 2016
THIS WEEK AT THE CREEK...
Feb 1: Faculty Meeting @ 3:15 in Library
Feb 2: District Curriculum Audit Classroom Visits at DCE **8:15-11:15am
Feb 2: PTO Grant Committee will meet to review Spring Grant Requests
Feb 3: PLC Planning Kinder am and 2nd pm
Feb 3: DLI Advisory Committee Meeting at Admin @ 4:00pm
***Feb 4 ALL STAFF NEEDS TO BE IN THE CAFETERIA READY FOR OUR DCE STAFF PICTURE BY 7:20AM....PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE
Feb 4: Class Picture Day!!! (Tricia will send schedule soon)
Feb 4: 100th Day of School BUT due to class pictures, DCE will celebrate on Feb 5
Feb 5: Celebrate 100 Days in school!!!
Feb 8: Chinese New Year! Year of the Monkey!
Feb 8: K-2nd DLI Vertical Planning Day
Feb 8: RtI Meetings for learners needing to change Tier Level...let Tricia know if you have a learner in this situation
**Feb 8: TELPAS Training in DCE Library
Feb 9: PLC Planning Day 1st AM and 4th PM
Feb 10: Because you are loved, wear jeans day!!
**Feb 10: Team Leader Meeting @ 7:00am in Dani's room
Feb 11: PTO Meeting in Library @ 1:45pm
Feb 12: Valentines Day Parties Last Hour of Day
Feb 15: No school for students: Staff Development Day (more info to come)
Feb 16: PLC Planning Day 3rd AM and 5th PM
Feb 16: DLI Educator Meeting @ DCE Library @ 3:30pm
Feb 17: PLC Planning Day Kinder AM and 2nd PM
**Feb 17: TELPAS Calibration Training in Computer Lab
Feb 18: PLC Planning Day 1st AM and 4th PM
Feb 18: Lockdown and Evacuation Drill @ 2:00pm
Feb 19: Progress Reports Go Home
Feb 22: 2nd DCE SAMR Showcase! (more info to come on room assignments)
Feb 24: SBDM Meeting
Feb 26: Jump Rope for Heart!!
Feb 26: 3rd Parent Learning Walk
Feb 29: Leap Year!!
Feb 29: B Hallway Pot Luck Lunch
Feb 29: Vertical Team Meeting
2. Please take your learners by the Lost and Found to see if they can "find" any missing jackets.
3. Remember to talk about RUP with your learners. Middle of the year is a GREAT time to review how to use technology AND hold/carry/put up!!
4. Please send out email reminders to your parents this week reminding them of Class Picture Day on Thursday!! They will have to set up in the library (as they did last year) so the library will be closed on Thursday. Kim will send an email out when they have packed up and the library is open again.
5. Team Leaders, please send an email Monday morning detailing what you plan to do for the 100th day of school. If you need ideas, let me know.
4th Grade Math!!
Learning academic vocabulary and being successful dividing!
5th Graders helping Kinder friends learn the names and how to draw 2D shapes!
5th Grade Math!!
Working together to complete their self selected "appetizer, main dish, and dessert" off their math menu!
DCE Honor Choir!!
So proud of our DCE Honor Choir!! Really proud of Angela too!!
And the winner is....Animals!!
The DCE Trail Days Art club brainstorming for the mural which will feature animals in the upstairs flexible learning space! Can't wait to watch it evolve!
WDCE's New Look!!
WDCE news crew creates a new space for the daily news reports!! Looks amazing!!
And the winner is....Animals!!
CELEBRATE...Everyone!! The progress you are making towards achieving your goals this year is to be commended! Can't wait to celebrate your achievement at the end of the year!
CELEBRATE...Judy for saying "yes" to attending the DLI Parent meeting Thursday night to help me translate!
CELEBRATE...EVERYONE for the amazing educators that you are!! The parents who attended the Learning Walk on Friday could not stop saying "I had no idea kids could do so much! I'm so glad my kid attends DCE!!" Truly! They were so impressed with everything they saw!
CELEBRATE...Barbara and Judy for preparing for our upcoming TELPAS and STAAR trainings!
CELEBRATE...Mary for all the hard work and extra effort she has put into making sure the PreK learners continue to learn and love school during Peggy's absence! Mary, don't know what we'd do without you!!!
CELEBRATE...we made it through January!! For a month that is known for "cold and being slow"...I'm thinking it was anything but cold and slow!
Feb 4: Otilia Garza
Feb 12: Gwynne Ross
Feb 15: Heather Hildebrand
TEAM MEMBER OF THE WEEK!!!
Team Member of the Week: Aspen Adams!!
Thank you Aspen for the way you always ensure each child feels very important and able to learn!! They love coming to school to learn in your room!
Team Member of the Week: Kathy Struck!!
Thank you Kathy for all the time you spend creating differentiated lessons for your learners!! You make it fun and engaging as they learn!