Lexington Creek Staff Newsletter
October 17th - 15th Edition
What are your thoughts about homework? I saw this news report about a second-grade teacher and her new homework policy. I'm surprised some parents didn't complain about the new homework policy. I agree homework doesn't always have to be something we send home with students. It can be something to engage parents and students in meaningful activities relating to specific topics. Try creating a calendar for the month of November and note activities parents can do support student learning. We all want students to increase the amount of time they read at home. My favorite math activity is counting change when they buy something. Younger students can identify sight words or letters they are learning in class in magazines. Real world experiences are important to help students find meaning in what we are teaching them in school. You can find samples on Pinterest.
Take a few minutes to watch the video below.
Let’s make it a great week!!
Quote of the Week:
Bully Awareness Month
School Picture Day
What's Happening This Week:
Week of October 17th
Monday, October 17th - Staff Development Day
Football Team Shirt/Jeans
7:30-8:00am Prayer Breakfast - Breakfast donated by Paster Ed Lee (Optional)
8:00am-4:00pm -Staff Development- Library
8:15am- Schoowires Update Training - Bring your laptop
8:45am - PLC Training
Job Specific Training Sessions- Special Education Staff, Counselor, and Fine Arts
6:00pm- Boy Scouts of America Pack 820 Meeting
Tuesday, October 18th - Day 39
Team Leader Meeting 7:15am PLC Room
Send Tuesday Folders Home
PLC 5th Grade Team - 2:35pm- 3:15pm
Wednesday, October 19th - Day 40
Individual Picture Day
2:00pm -2:45pm Oskar and The Big Bully Battle Performance (All Students)
Thursday, October 20th - Day 41
Think Pink Thursday! - Pink Out!
Report Cards Go Home
Friday, October 21st - Day 42
8:15am -2:30pm Kidwatch - PLC Room
Sugar Shindig 6:30pm - There's still time to buy a ticket!
LCE has a Twitter Account
If you have something you would like to tweet out please send your picture to my cell phone 713-305-9923. If students are in the picture they must have AUP approval from their parents.
Our long-time crossing guard, Mr. White is leaving us. Mr. White has kept our LCE kids safe for many years. Mr. White will be missed. He is going to be hard to replace. We are in immediate need of a crossing guard.
LCE Attendance Report
Week of October 10-14, 2016
Attendance = 97.61%
Tardies = 103
Early Pick Ups = 35
Please take some time to review Dimensions 2.1- 3.3 in your T-TESS Rubric. This will hopefully provide more details about the walk throughs and observations. You will receive feedback from the walk through.
Walk Through Focus:
- Achieving Expectations
- Content Knowledge and Expertise
- Monitor and Adjust
- Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures
- Managing Student Behavior
- Classroom Culture
*Click on the link below to view the rubric from Teach for Texas
To Do List
1. Send home report cards on Thursday
2. See Ms. Armstead before Friday, if you have any questions about Kidwatch.
3.Make taking attendance daily at 10:00am priority.
4. Update your Schoolwires website calendar and weekly newsletters.
2. Thanks for meeting the report card deadline last week. You did a great job!
3. Kudos to the office team and cafeteria ladies for preparing for our parent visit during lunch last week. Over 200 parents ate lunch with their children. Great teamwork!
Nurse's Corner - Jessica Morehead
Think Pink Thursday: Remember that this Thursday is wear all pink. I truly appreciate your participation in this cause. If we can remind one parent, grandparent, aunt, or sister about the importance of prevention and regular physical exams then it is worth all of our silliness! Here are some myths about breast cancer http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-myths
Flu Student: Please continue to turn these forms in to us. If a parent contacts you to make changes please be sure to forward email to me to assist us to keep track of changes. This will be on October 26th from 8:20-11:20. Please be sure to pay attention to your time slot. I am on an incredibly tight schedule and we cannot run behind!!
Vison, hearing, height & weight screenings will start next week. Please just let me know if the time I email you will work with your class schedule or not. I would like to complete these before Thanksgiving break to give parents many opportunities to complete the referral.
I appreciate all of your help!! If you have any questions, ideas or concerns please let me know.
Think PINK Thursday During October
Think Pink Thursdays
for breast cancer awareness at Lexington Creek
Thursday October 20
WEAR ALL PINK! PINK IT UP!!!
PTO Annual Family Picnic and Movie Night - October 27th 6:00pm-9:00pm
Join us for our annual family picnic and movie night. Don't miss out on this free event, Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 pm. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a fun LCE community event.
Thank you to our sponsors for this event:
Laura Parks and the Arroyos Team from Gary Green
Todd Harmon Ortho
Brian Paul Ramirez from Allstate
Red Ribbon Week - October 24-28, 2016
The month of October is designated as drug awareness month throughout the country. Red Ribbon Week during the last week of October spotlights this theme. Students will be participating in several activities promoting drug awareness throughout the week. Students are also asked to participate in the following “special dress” days planned for Lexington Creek Elementary.
Monday, October 24
RED DAY – Wear “Red for Courage Not to Use Drugs”
Tuesday, October 25
Fancy Clothes Day – Wear nicest clothes to show you are “Too Good for Drugs”
Wednesday, October 26
Sunglasses DAY – Wear sunglasses to show you are “Too Cool for Drugs”
Thursday, October 27
SLIPPER DAY – Wear slippers to show you will “Slip Past Drugs”
Friday, October 28
CRAZY HAIR DAY - Wear your hair Crazy to show you are “Crazy about Being Drug Free”
Staff Birthdays- Happy Birthday to...
Month of October:
Felipe Moralez (8th)
Lilly Moreno (9th)
Kiana Johnson (31st)
October Pink Ribbon -https://cancercans.com/tag/pink-ribbon/
Quote of the Week-http://conwayhighinkling.com/2016/05/13/quote-of-the-week-10/
To-Do List -http://partnerwithjackies.com/https://www.theodysseyonline.com
Put This on your calendar- http://www.clipartpanda.com/clipart_images/save-the-date-7553127
Nurse's Superpower - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/495747871452355532/
Smile Face with Camera-
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