Lexington Creek Staff Newsletter

October 17th - 15th Edition

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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!!

Christina Hopkins

Teacher's No Homework Policy Goes Viral
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Quote of the Week:

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

-Maimonides

Bully Awareness Month

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School Picture Day

School Picture Day for 2016-2017 will be on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This will be the only time to take individual school pictures so please encourage your parents to place orders.

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

PALS

PLC 5th Grade Team - 2:35pm- 3:15pm


Wednesday, October 19th - Day 40

Individual Picture Day

PALS

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

Spirit Shirt/Jeans

8:15am -2:30pm Kidwatch - PLC Room

Sugar Shindig 6:30pm - There's still time to buy a ticket!

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LCE has a Twitter Account

Follow LCE on Twitter @LexingtonCreekES_Lions


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.

Goodbye to:

Kiana Johnson will be leaving LCE and going back to school. Her last day will be this Friday, October 21st. Kiana thank you for being a part of the LCE family. We will miss you. We are excited about the next chapter of your life. Good luck to you in school.


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.

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LCE Attendance Report

FBISD District Goal = 98% for the school year. Last year our attendance rate was 97.70%.


Week of October 10-14, 2016

Attendance = 97.61%

Tardies = 103

Early Pick Ups = 35

T-TESS Information

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:


Dimension 2

Instruction

  • Achieving Expectations
  • Content Knowledge and Expertise
  • Communication
  • Differentiation
  • Monitor and Adjust



Dimension 3

Learning Environment

  • 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.

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Kudos To:

1. AWESOME JOB 4th Grade team! Great presentation about technology you can use in the classroom to increase student engagement.

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!

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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.

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Think PINK Thursday During October

Think Pink Thursdays

for breast cancer awareness at Lexington Creek


Thursday October 20

PINK OUT!

WEAR ALL PINK! PINK IT UP!!!

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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
Mosquito Joes
Todd Harmon Ortho
Brian Paul Ramirez from Allstate

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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”

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Staff Birthdays- Happy Birthday to...

Month of October:

Felipe Moralez (8th)

Lilly Moreno (9th)

Kiana Johnson (31st)

Photo Credit

Picture Day- http://cis.brazosportisd.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=417641&pageId=2815022


October Pink Ribbon -https://cancercans.com/tag/pink-ribbon/


Quote of the Week-http://conwayhighinkling.com/2016/05/13/quote-of-the-week-10/


Quote- http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_education.html


FYI-http://www.canstockphoto.com/illustration/fyi.html


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


Red Ribbon Week - https://sites.google.com/a/fowler.k12.ca.us/marshall/home/news/redribbonweek


Nurse's Superpower - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/495747871452355532/


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