The Dream Team

5/9/16 Weekly Memo 38

To all of the mothers....

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I hope you've all enjoyed teacher appreciation week!

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This week our HERO focus is to identify the scholars who are demonstrating the Core Value....PERSEVERANCE

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Table of Contents

  1. Week at a glance
  2. Upcoming Events
  3. Duty Schedule
  4. Observation Focus Area
  5. Good Things
  6. Message from the Coach

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Pietroboni!!!!!

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Week at a Glance

Monday, May 9th: A Day

Camo STAAR Shirt and Jeans

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

6th Math, 7th Math, & 8th Math Retest


Tuesday, May 10th: B Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

6th Reading, 7th Reading, & 8th Reading Retest


Wednesday, May 11th: A Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

Wellness Wednesday

8th Science


Thursday, May 12th: B Day

Casual Dress

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

8th Social Studies


Friday, May 13th:

Casual Dress with your UHPMS Team Pietroboni T-shirt

Morning Meeting 7:25 am

12:45pm release for scholars & End of Year Celebration at Dave & Busters for Staff (unless you have put in your request to have the day off- this is paid time and each employee should be present at the event)

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- See the body of the email.


Lunch Duty- Teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria at 11:39am (10:39am on Wed) for 6th grade and 12:23am (11:22am on Wed) for 7th & 8th grade teachers.


  • 6th Grade Lunch- Science Team Lead & Specials Team Lead and Administration

    7th & 8th Grade Lunch- Spanish and Humanities Team Leads and Administration


After School Duty- See the body of the email.

Coming Soon...

May 9th- May 12th - STAAR Testing

9th-6th Math, 7th Math, & 8th Math Retest

10th-6th Reading, 7th Reading, & 8th Reading Retest

11th-8th Science

12th- 8th Social Studies


May 13th- 12:45pm release for scholars & End of Year Celebration at Dave & Busters for Staff (unless you have put in your request to have the day off- this is paid time and each employee should be present at the event)


May 14th- 8th Grade Prom 7pm-10pm


May 17th- Progress Reports Go Home


May 18th- 8th Grade Trip to D&B 11am-2pm


May 19th- Quarter 4 Award Ceremony at 6pm


May 21st- 8th Grade Luncheon Celebration at Valley of Faith


May 23rd- 8th Grade Reunion Tower Trip- 10:00am-1:00pm


May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6pm


May 26th- Last Day of School

Observation Focus Area

Scholar:Teacher Cognitve Ratios- Think about how much you are requiring for scholars to do the cognitive lifting in your classroom. (ask yourself, am I thinking through all of the work or am I allowing scholars to grapple with the information on their own or as a team?)

Justification of responses from scholars- require scholars to explain how they reached the answer or believe their answer to be correct.

Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

GREAT STAAR Pep Rally!! Shout out to Ms. Golledge, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Houston, the team leads, and teachers that helped make this event a success!!


Shout out to Ms. Landis, Ms. Iwule, Ms. Pietroboni, & Ms. Peters for having scholar centered classrooms today! To hear you ask scholars critical thinking questions and to hear them respond providing justifications for their responses was incredible!! Yasmin was impressed!


Shout out to our amazing ALLSTAR team! Each of you play integral part in making our team so special! I LOVE our Dream Team and I aprreciate each of you!


Ms. Golledge says..

Shout out to all of the teachers for partaking in the scavenger hunt, and for Mrs. Parks creating it!


Shout out to Mrs. Parks for an amazing teacher appreciation week all of the goodies and gifts have been incredible.


Shout out to Mr. Gardner, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Houston for all of the help with the pep rally it was MAGNIFICANT!

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team,


Life is a beautiful garden;

Each teacher is a flower,

Who fills our lives with knowledge

And teaches us every hour.


They fill our lives with knowledge,

Smiles and patience too;

Your flower is very treasured;

It's special just like you.


You're always there to teach

Learning that has no end,

Believing in my dreams

As teacher and also friend.


From an Anonymous student!


This is a powerful message for teachers to know that scholars pay attention, they make connections, and they appreciate you all more than you will ever know!

The Dream Team Will Fight,


Andrea

Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.