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October 15, 2018

A Principal's Perspective

An anonymous person gave me a book, Together is Better - A Little Book of Inspiration, at the beginning of the year. I have read it twice now! Thank you for sharing! Through a story, the author emphasizes that together is better with thoughts about teams, leadership, vision and passion. I would like to share two quotes from the book with you that I have been thinking about.

"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion."

"The opportunity is not to discover the perfect company for ourselves. The opportunity is to build the perfect company for each other."

What is your passion? I often and proudly describe our staff as passionate educators all about kids. As I think about GP, it is the people, the staff - passionate, caring, excited about teaching and learning, working as a team, selfless, dedicated and has fun too along the way- that helps to create a place that the author describes as "something bigger, longer lasting, and more noble." It does indeed take all of us to build a perfect place for our students and each other at Greens Prairie. A place called school, our school.

Be innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties for the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): Williams

Word of the Week: 10/15: merchandise; 10/22: interruption; 10/29: unrecognizable

Tuesday Book Share: Prukop

Gym (7:20-7:45): LeBlanc

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): Eddy

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): Sullivan & Parr

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Eppes

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Magnuson

Counselor Schedule: 3rd & 4th Bullying

Librarian: GP

Week at a Glance

Book Fair this week!

Monday: Fire prevention during PE; GP Leadership Coaches Meeting 3:30-4:30 Conference Room; 3rd Grade Instructional Planning (Math - AM & ELA -PM); Kinder - 1st Grade Teachers: Education Galaxy Training Opportunity - Monday Oct. 15 from 3:20 - 3:50; Birthday in October? - Wear your jeans!

Tuesday: Faculty Meeting Make Up Meeting (Suicide Prevention, Bullying & Abuse) 7:30 Conference Room; BRAVE 3:00-4:15; Book Fair & STEM Night 6:00-8:00 (wear jeans and a science/technology, engineering, math or Mind Spark Blue Shirt); 2nd - 4th Grade Teachers: Education Galaxy Training Opportunity - Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 3:20 - 3:50

Wednesday: PTO lunch for staff - Taco Bar; Honor Choir 3:00-4:00; Kinder Instructional Planning Day

Thursday: SIT Meetings

Friday: Human Sundae in Morning Assembly; Math/ELA meetings during conference time - GT Update (SPED teachers attend a session during an available conference); End of 1st nine weeks; Schoology assignment for science teachers due

Upcoming Dates:

Socktober- See Below for Details

Tuesday, October 30th - 50th Day of School - Dress up 50s style!

Wednesday, October 31st - Book Character Dress Up Day & Sing-A-Long:

ProEthica Training

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News & Notes

  • SOCKTOBER: Chrissy's Closet is celebrating Socktober this month! See below for more details. To support Chrissy's Closet as a staff, donate socks or donate a $1 to wear jeans and crazy socks on Monday, October 22nd. Give socks or $1 to Casey in the office if you would like to participate. Students can wear crazy socks but are not required to donate.
  • CSISD Emergency Notifications via Text Message: Please share with parents as well.

    Step 1: Make sure that CSISD has your wireless number in our student information database. If you gave CSISD your wireless number in the registration process we have it. If not, please call your school and provide them with that information.

    Step 2: Simply text “yes” to the number 67587.

    Step 3: You will know you were successful, if you receive a reply message from School Messenger.

  • Science Lab Inventory: The Science Lab has been newly inventoried. The new checkout system is electronic and a QR code to the form can be found on the poster in the lab. If you have any questions on how to use it or what materials are available to us in the Science Lab, please see Morgan Gibbs (room 301).

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Technology Update

We have a technology coach on each grade level. Vicki Murphy is our campus tech coordinator.

K- McMurray

1 - Reed

2- Knight

3- Cooper

4- Simmons

We have technology training opportunities this year that will be offered after school. Incentives (besides the great learning) & Logistics:

*Totally voluntary

*After school (3:30-4:15)

*Wear jeans the following Monday!

*Entire grade level or group attending - Sonic Drink!

*Attend all sessions - Lunch is catered for you in May!

Tech Training Dates:

Thursday, October 25th

Thursday, December 6th

Thursday, January 24th

Thursday, March 21st

Happy Birthday

This Week Birthdays:

No birthdays this week!

Mustang Yee Haws!

Congratulations to Charla's mom who celebrated her 100th birthday!