Gattis Gossip

Volume 6, Issue 25_____March 3, 2014

This Week at Gattis....

Grades 2-5 continue collecting writing samples for ELLs.

All teachers of ELLs complete calibration for TELPAS rating completed by 3/3.


  • 8:00 2nd grade data
  • 8:55 Kinder meeting
  • 9:50 1st grade data
  • 3:00 Kinder staffing


  • 8:55 Annual ARD
  • 9:50 Annual ARD
  • 11:55 Brief ARD
  • 1:45 Annual ARD
  • 6:30-7:30 pm Family Math Night
  • Voting Day - Gattis is an official voting site


  • Kinder Round Up
  • 3:05 Faculty Meeting


  • 11:55 ARD


  • 7:35 Morning Assembly
  • SST - 1st. 2nd. 3rd

A Look Ahead....

March 3 Calibration completion date /Certificates due in LaWanda's box

March 4 6:30 pm Family Math Night

March 4 Maturation lesson/PE - Girls

March 5 9 am-2pm Kinder Round Up

March 5 Maturation lesson/PE - Boys

March 6 PTA Breakfast for parents

March 6 Grade 2-5 Writing Collections due to LaWanda (Prelim. check)

March 10-14 Spring Break!!

March 17-21 3rd grade Writing CBA

March 18 PTA - Ladies' Night Out Painting

March 19 Early Release/ Just In Time PD

March 19 Tutorials for TELPAS Online Reading

March 20 TELPAS Reading assessment 4th and 5th Grade

March 20 6:30 Dual Language Social

March 26 Faculty Meeting/TELPAS Rating Collaboration (change from March 19)

March 26 TELPAS Reading assessment 2nd Grade

March 27 TELPAS Reading assessment 3rd Grade

March 28 1st grade field trip - Inner Space Caverns

April 1 STAAR Testing - 5th grade math, 4th grade writing (day 1)

April 2 STAAR Testing - 5th grade reading, 4th grade writing (day 2)

March Birthdays

March 4 Jorge Padron

March 5 Marcy Rodriguez

March 6 Jennifer Lucas

March 6 Alett Rosberg

March 15 Mary Doyle

March 16 Eva Hughes

March 24 Gabriel Guerrero

March 28 Erin Garcia

March 28 Karen Rivera

Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU!

TELPAS Calibration in Progress

Thank you to Kristal, Gabi, and Amie for their presentation of information related to TELPAS assessment. Please let us know if you have questions. Right now everyone should be focused on completing online calibration and collecting writing samples (Grade 2-5). PLEASE do not delay in completing the calibration. In the unlikely event that you were not succesful on the first 2 attempts, you must attend supplemental training (see below).

If you fail both Calibration attempts then you will need to register and attend Supplemental Training. Below are dates, locations. and eCampus #s. *Note: Participants need to bring a laptop. The trainings are from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

2/25/2014Supplemental TELPAS Training(3093.25022) Curriculum Training Room

2/27/2014Supplemental TELPAS Training (3093.25023)Curriculum Training Room

3/4/2014Supplemental TELPAS Training.(3093.25024)Curriculum Training Room

Click this link for important dates and info regarding summer PD!