Weekly Rangers Newsletter

Week of May 16th-20th

Celebrations

-Congratulations to the following teams for completing their PBIS Survey: Special education, Kinder and First grades!


-3rd-5th grade students have completed testing! Thank you to everyone for coming together in order to make this a smooth testing week! Kathryn Schwab - you are the best!


-We are getting lightspeed microphones in each and every classroom at no charge to us! Technology services will be coming out on the 19th and 20th after school to install them!

Current Events

Monday, 5/16:

-1st annual Senior graduation, 7:30-8:30, Coach Anderson's gym

-Battle of the Books, 4th grade, 9:00, Library

-Fitbit Challenge, Day 8

-4th and 5th grade are switching specials time

-5th grade battle of the books, 1 p.m.

-Choir EOY Party, 2:35

-SS Applications due to Lisa Adams



Tuesday,5/17:

-Battle of the books, 3rd grade, 8:30

-4th grade Field trip, Mills Spring Cabin-Bradley Middle School

-Safety Patrol Rally, 9:45

-Special Education meeting with Pierette to plan for the 2016-17 school year, 3:00

-Mrs. Rosas meeting with new Special Education executive director, 3:30

-GT Passion time presentations


Wednesday, 5/18:

-Happy Birthday Kate Smith!

-College T-shirt Day

-Books are due back to the library

-5th grade visit to Driscoll, 8:45-11:30

-Volunteer Tea Event, 1:00, Library

-GT Passion time presentations


Thursday, 5/19:

-Elementary Track & Field, 4 & 5th

-WRTV Celebration, 12:50

-ARD Day

-District School Nutrition Meeting on campus, 2:30

-GT Passion time presentations


Friday, 5/20:

-PTA Spirit Shop, 7 a.m.

-Last day to turn in MAP attendance sheets to Veronica and enter COMPASS information.

-Last day for CRMS verification

-Leadership Meeting, 9:30

-Field Day!

-Reading Restaurant, 1st grade, 9:30

-Robotics Party, 2:30

-Fitbit Challenge, Day 12

-Jeanne Schaefer, IIT meeting, noon

News/Reminders

-Friday, May 20th, Field Day Times:

2nd & 3rd: 7:45-9:27

4th & 5th 9:30-11:10

K & 1st: 11:40-1:23


-As summer is quickly approaching, you may want to consider browsing through our Partners in Education webpage. We have many businesses that provide discounts to NEISD employees - take advantage of them! You will have the time coming up pretty soon! :)

http://intranet.neisd.net/Raptor/pie/perks.cfm


* Clarity Survey:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wK5Xy1H59z1DSV2F3T4UCl2X0yFO8BA4LNzv0ghqN1w

All certified staff needs to complete this technology teacher survey by Tuesday, May 24th.(REPEAT)


*Teachers~ remember to be adding/updating Compass ISPs. This will be part of the EOY checklist. I encourage you to be working on this now and not waiting until the last week of school. (Repeat)


-If you shop at office depot anytime this calendar year, they will give 5% back to our campus! Our School ID# is 70116521. TY!


-We will not hold Academic meetings on Wednesday, May 18th. They have been moved to Monday, May 23rd.

Upcoming Events

May


21st:

-Robotics Challenge, Churchill HS

23rd:

-Happy Birthday Jennifer Hoxie!

-District battle of the books here at Wetmore, 5:30, both gyms, cafeteria and the library and 1 5th grade classroom will be utilized.

-5th grade EOY of the party

-Fitibit Challenge, Day 15

-Retention Meetings during grade level conferences

-Academic Committee Meetings, 3:00 (Meet in the library first)

24th:

-Last day to complete Technology clarity survey

-CIC working on CIP 1/2 a day in the afternoon

25th:

-Summer Reading Event, Library

26th:

-Summer Reading Event, Library

-5th grade Field trip

27th:

-PTA Spirit Shop

-Kinder sing-a-long, 8:30 a.m.

-EOY GT meeting (S. Sauter)

-Fat Friday, provided by the office staff

-Last day to log in hours for Fitbit Challenge, Turn in May LIM calendars into Coach

-Last day to complete PBIS Survey (please see GLC)

28th:

City wide Bike Rodeo

30th:

-Memorial Day Holiday

31st:
-Leaders of the past & present museum

-Leadership synergizing meeting, 11:00


June

1st:

-Happy Birthday George Roberts!

-Leaders of the past & present museum

-Summer safety & water fun!

2nd:

-Happy Birthday Heather Knox!

-Last day of school!

6th:

-MacArthur Graduation

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Make the Days Count: Encouragement for the Last Weeks of School-came across this on the internet this past week...wanted to share with you :)


Dear Teacher,

I know you’re tired. You’re stressed. You’ve had it up to here.

Your to-do list is a mile long.

And summer is so close you can taste it.

But in the midst of all the chaos and anticipation, I want to encourage you to do one thing:

Remember why you’re here.

You want to make a difference.

You want to help kids.

So pause a moment, look around, and see the child who’s scared about an upcoming test.

Put aside your grading, your lesson plans, and your paperwork and take a moment to do what really matters.

What Will Matter?

In a few short weeks when you’re lying by the pool soaking up the sun, what will you remember?

Will you have simply gotten all your work done and washed your hands of the place?

Or will you have taken every opportunity to impact the lives of your students?


Because here’s the truth. This time, right now at the end of the year. This time can be the most valuable.


This time – right now at the end of the year – can be the most valuable.


You know these kids. You’ve invested in their lives. You’ve built relationships.

And while they may be driving you up a wall, you are likely more able to speak into their lives now than you ever were before.

I know you’re tired. And no one would blame you for putting you head down and just surviving.

But don’t you want to do more than just survive?

These kids – the ones you’ve poured your life into for the past 8 months – you may never see some of them again.

You may never get another chance to inspire them, believe in them, guide them, or counsel them.

This is your chance.

This is your moment.


So take a breath, ask for strength, and make it count.


Summer will be here. It will be here very soon.


And while we all enjoy that countdown on the wall, don’t let counting the days consume you.


Don’t just count the days.


Make the days count.


Each one.


Starting with today.