Principal Connection

April 10, 2016


COUNSELOR & LIBRARIAN APPRECIATION: We are so fortunate to have Lauren Meyer and Maja McElveen supporting all students and teachers at Davis. We know that both of these fabulous colleagues put their heart and soul into their work, and Davis is a much better place because of them. We look forward to showing our appreciation for both of them this week. Thanks for all you do, Lauren and Maja!

DISMISSAL REMINDERS: We have noticed that the car line on the east drive is becoming backed up frequently due to teachers having conversations with parents as students get into their cars. Please remember that dismissal is a time for supervising students as they depart and for ensuring traffic flows as quickly as possible. If you need to share information with a parent, please follow up with them at a different time. Also, please remind your students to face the driveway and watch for their car. All of this will go a long way toward keeping all students safe and having a smooth, quick dismissal. Thanks for your help with this!

CLASSROOM REPAIRS/FURNITURE REQUESTS: Mariana sent an email link last week for submitting classroom repair and furniture needs. All teachers should complete this form to help identify repairs that need to be completed over the summer, in preparation for next school year. Please check all areas of your classroom carefully and note anything that needs attention. In addition, if you would like to trade out any of your furniture, list your furniture requests on this form. Let Mariana know if you have any questions about what should be included.

OUT THIS WEEK: I will not be on campus Wednesday-Friday this week, as I'm taking the days off for a medical procedure and recovery. Courtney will be on campus all of these days and April will be at Davis Wednesday and Thursday. If you need anything from me that is time sensitive, please let me know by Tuesday afternoon.

LOOKING AHEAD: 4/11-4/15

Counselor & Librarian Appreciation Week!


  • TPRI Testing Window Opens (K-2)

  • 3:05-3:30pm: PreK 21st Century Planning


  • 3:05-4:00pm: CAC Meeting, Library
  • 3:05-4:00pm: PBS/SEL Meeting


  • 7:50-9:20am: 4th PBL Showcase
  • 3-4pm: Baby Shower for Mariana Freites
  • 5-8pm: Dine with Davis @ Catfish Parlour
  • Happy Birthday Suzanne Carver!



  • 2:00-2:30pm: The Reluctant Dragon (Davis Players) School Performance
  • 6:30-7:30pm: The Reluctant Dragon (Davis Players) Parent/Family Performance





4/18, 3:05-3:30pm: K 21st Century Planning

4/19, 8-9am: Principal Coffee

4/19, 2:00-2:15pm: Fire Drill

4/19, 3:05-4:00pm: Team Facilitator Meeting

4/20, 3:05-3:30pm: 1st 21st Century Planning

4/20, 3:05-4:30pm: PK- TELL Survey Review Meeting

4/21, 8-10am: 5th Careers in Art Showcase

4/21, 9am-12:15pm: Discovery Hill Field Trip (PPCD)

4/21, 3:05-4:30pm: Special Ed- TELL Survey Review Meeting

4/21, 7-8pm: PTA Meeting, Music Room

4/22, 9am-12:15pm: Discovery Hill Field Trip (Dominguez & De La Cruz)


4/25, 8:30am-12pm: Quarry Pond Field Trip (K- Krauss, Frierson)

4/25, 3:05-3:30pm: 3rd 21st Century Planning

4/26, 8:30am-12pm: Quarry Pond Field Trip (K- Mellon, Stamp)

4/26, 10:30am-1pm: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (teachers provide food for volunteers and eat with them in the gym during lunch)

4/26, 3:05-4:00pm: Faculty Meeting, Snacks provided by 3rd grade team

4/27, 8:30am-12pm: Quarry Pond Field Trip (K- Goulet, Carver)

4/27, 3:05-3:30pm: 2nd 21st Century Planning

4/29: Final PPfT SLO submission deadline


Appreciation Week for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Office Staff, Health Team, Substitutes!

5/2, 3:05-4:30pm: Essential Areas- TELL Survey Review Meeting

5/3, 3:05-4:00pm: CAC Meeting, Library

5/3, 3:05-4:00pm: PBS/SEL Meeting, location TBD

5/3: TEMI Testing Window Opens (K, 1, 2)

5/3: Reading Benchmark (2nd)

5/4: Math Benchmark (2nd)

5/4, 3:05-3:30pm: 5th 21st Century Planning

5/5, 3:05-3:30pm: 4th 21st Century Planning

5/7: AISD Innovation Summit


5/9: STAAR Math (3rd, 4th), STAAR Math Retest (5th)

5/9, 9am-1pm: Austin Zoo Field Trip (1st)

5/9, 3:05-3:30pm: PreK 21st Century Planning

5/10: STAAR Reading (3rd, 4th), STAAR Reading Retest (5th)

5/11: STAAR Science (5th)

5/11: TPRI Data Entry Deadline (K-2)

5/13, 9am: Fire Drill