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Week of January 18th

Sign Up For Analysis Pyramid for Primary Learners With Alana Morris


Our curriculum is moving toward the Analysis Pyramid as a way to analyze text beyond basic comprehension. There will be one PD opportunity available this year to see Alana Morris in action. I HIGHLY recommend you attend the session that is listed below as we will begin to implement the Analysis Pyramid. This will fill up fast so please sign up by the end of the day!

Analysis Pyramid for Primary Learners

With Alana Morris in Fort Bend ISD

We are excited to have Alana Morris return to share a critical thinking scaffold for all genres. This training is a follow-up of our intermediate analysis pyramid training that was implemented this past year. It is specifically developed for primary learners. Join us in exploring the analysis pyramid through the eyes of our youngest learners.

When: Monday, January 25th, 4:00 – 7:00

Audience: Teachers who sign up in e-learning EELA0110.001

Where: Administration Annex, ODTC

What: Presenter will conduct a professional development session for teachers based on description above.

Tuesday, January 19th

  • Spring semester of iKids begins
  • SLT Meeting 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • 4th Chick-fil-A Fundraiser night
  • School Board Recognition Reception 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 20th

  • Project ESL

Thursday, January 21st

Now That You're 10 Program - Library

4th Grade - 8:25 - 9:15 a.m.

5th Grade - 9:15 - 10:05 a.m.

Friday, January 22nd

  • Faculty Crockpot Lunch
  • Data Integrity Meeting 8:30
  • Tillie the Tooth 8:30 Cafeteria

January Staff of the Month


Mrs. Gabrielle Forrest is an outstanding music teacher. She works with every child in the school! She is always ready to do whatever is needed to make our school special. She motivates the children to do their very best in music outclass and choir. The Veteran's Day performance was absolutely amazing! I think she began a new tradition at APE!

Mrs. Melissa Johnson is the first teacher to volunteer for extra work. She is the ultimate team player. She sees a need and she takes care of it. She loves her students and does a great job in the classroom. She is fun and motivating both inside and outside the classroom. We are blessed to have her at APE!