Husky Happenings

January 29, 2015

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

For Adults:

  • Think Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration.
  • Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions.
  • Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!
  • Many people think in terms of either/or: either you're nice or you're tough. Win-win requires that you be both. It is a balancing act between courage and consideration. To go for win-win, you not only have to be: empathic but confident, considerate and sensitive...and brave.
  • To do that--to achieve that balance between courage and consideration--is the essence of real maturity and is fundamental to win-win.

For our Students - Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Announcements and Reminders:

Valentine's Day: We will NOT be having Valentine Parties. Students MAY exchange Valentine cards, but no additional candy, cupcakes, etc. may be brought in. Please begin communicating this to our families. I will send out an eblast at the beginning of February and will communicate to the PTA. Please keep in mind that Friday, Feb. 12 is an early dismissal day. Our second party of the year will be the End-of the Year Party.

February 15 is Staff Development:

Schedule coming soon! Attendance by all certified staff is expected; I need to know if you are not going to be here.

Class Picture Day is Coming! Save the date: February 9

CIC Meeting on Monday in the Library at 3:00. GLCs will not meet that morning.

Early Dismissal Days are Coming: On Fri., Feb. 12 we will use the time for Extended Planning with your grade level. Please spend your time reviewing data or curriculum planning. Remember this is not "gift of time"/free time. February 23 and 24 are designated as parent conference days, so start scheduling now. Conferences are required for all struggling and/or failing students.

Upcoming Math Unit Trainings: At least one person should register. See the EbD for details.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 1
  • National School Counseling Week
  • NO GLC Meeting
  • GT Classes Cancelled
  • Pierce at Cluster Principal Meeting @ 7:30-9:30
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • ELL POC Meeting at 12:00-4:00 (Ilgenfritz)
  • CIC @ 3:00 in the library
Tuesday, Feb. 2-Groundhog Day
  • National School Counseling Week
  • GT Classes Cancelled
  • True Off Campus
  • PTA Meeting at 6:30 in the cafeteria
Wednesday, Feb. 3-100th day of school!
  • National School Counseling Week
  • GT Classes Cancelled
  • Watch DOGS T-shirt day
  • K and 1st assembly with the Tooth Fairy in the cafeteria @ 8:00
  • Staff Meeting/Committees at 3:00 in the library
Thursday, Feb. 4
  • National School Counseling Week
  • GT Classes Cancelled
  • True off campus all day
  • PTA Founders Day at Churchill HS @ 6:00
Friday, Feb. 5-Recycle Day
  • National School Counseling Week
  • GT Classes Cancelled
  • 4th and 5th Data Coaching for Individual Teachers
  • 3rd grade Dental Screening in the clinic @ 8:00-10:30
  • 3 Weeks Progress Reports distributed
Monday, Feb. 8
  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • Data Coaching for 2nd and 3rd (individual teachers)
  • RtI Level 2 Meeting starting at 3:00 in the conference room
Tuesday, Feb. 9
  • Group pictures
Wednesday, Feb. 10-Ash Wednesday
  • Data Debrief 7:30-11:30 (Pierce, Clyne, Burmeister, 4th, 5th)
  • Staff Meeting at 3:00 in the Library
Thursday, Feb. 11
  • Principal's Meeting-all day (Carol)
  • TMEA Conference (Juarez, Rivera)

Friday, Feb. 12-Early Dismissal

  • Individual Data Coaching for K and 1st
  • Extended Planning/Early Dismissal @12:40-3:45
Sunday, Feb. 14
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, Feb. 15-Presidents' Day

  • Staff Development/Student Holiday

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • Pierce off campus (a.m. only)

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Dance Day during specials
  • College T shirt day
  • Staff Meeting in the library @ 3:00

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • Dance Day during specials

Friday, Feb. 19-NEISD Rodeo Day

  • PTA Rodeo Breakfast for all staff
  • Recycle Day @ 2:00
Monday, Feb. 22
  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • Benchmark Testing (2nd/Reading, 5th/Science)
Tuesday, Feb. 23-Early Release
  • Cluster Principal Meeting @8:30
  • Bookkeeper Mtg. (Beverage) at CLC @ 7:30
  • Health Services Meeting (Emma) 1:30-3:30
  • Special Education Paraprofessional Training in the Exploratorium @ 1:30-3:30.
Wednesday, Feb. 24-Early Release/Professional
  • 3rd Grade Writing Benchmark
  • Music Cluster Meeting (Juarez & Rivera) in room 24 @ 1:30
  • All Paraprofessionals meet with Mr. Ilgenfritz in the lounge @1:30.

Thursday, Feb. 25-College T-shirt day

  • Kinder Field Trip to the Zoo

Friday, Feb. 26-National GO Red Day!

  • 6 weeks progress reports distributed
  • 2nd grade Fairy Tale Rodeo
  • GT Meeting at Coker (Polanco) @ 1:00
  • Recycle Day @ 2:00

Monday, Feb. 29 - Leap Day!

  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • Kinder GT Classes begin