Trailblazer Times

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!!!


UPCOMING:

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

REMEMBER TO...

1. Please turn in your curriculum documents as quickly as you can Monday morning. I'd like to turn them in Monday afternoon. I will put the "turn in" sheet on the door Monday morning.

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.

CELEBRATE!!!

CELEBRATE...Angela and the amazing job she did preparing our honor choir 5th graders!! It was a beautiful concert!!

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!

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS!!!

Feb 4: Otilia Garza

Feb 12: Gwynne Ross

Feb 15: Heather Hildebrand

TEAM MEMBER OF THE WEEK!!!