JANUARY 11, 2016
A Principal's Perspective
This week, I attended the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Breakfast where the speaker had some words of wisdom to share with our high school juniors in the Brazos Valley. The speaker, Dr. Michael E. Workman, a leader in industrial engineering and a professor emeritus at Texas A&M, provided his thoughts on leadership to the audience of community leaders, parents and students. It hit home with me when thinking about our work as a faculty. So, he began by quoting Alice in Wonderland: "How you get there is where you'll arrive." This made me think of our journey as we begin this semester. Our work, our purpose, our instructional impact, our relationships with students and colleagues-our journey-will collectively define our school year. Will our students arrive successfully? Dr. Workman also reminded us that we only have one shot to be the best. What will be our best in 2016? When we reflect upon our year in the summer, will the story be a success story for our students? A final thought for the talk that really can be applied to our professional career and life in general. Dr. Workman challenged the students: "Don't die with your music still in you!" Hopefully as we anticipate the spring 2016 school year, we can give it our best, our all, to ensure our students "arrive" successful and ready!
Be Legendary - See the possibilities!
Morning Duties of the Week
Morning Assembly (7:30): C. Anderson
Gym (7:20): S. Anderson
Cafeteria (7:20): Matthews
Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Marshall
Parent Drop Off Traffic: Grant
Parent Drop Off: Reed & Hughes
Counselor Schedule: 1st & 2nd
Week at a Glance
Monday: Report Cards sent home
Tuesday: Lunch with the Principal @ 12:30 (invite to students given on Friday - week before); Faculty Meeting at 3:20 - Agenda: SPED Data Across the District/PBMAS - Attendance: All classroom teachers, SPED teachers, CAMP teachers, and support teachers. Paraprofessional not required to attend.
Wednesday: Open tech support with Parr 3:15-4:00 in room 405
Thursday: Elementary UIL; SIT Meetings Group #1 (Gibbs, Owen, LeBlanc, Bingaman, Sullivan, Simmons, Hastings, Cooper & McGregor) Brave 3:15-4:15
Friday: 4th grade field trip to Washington on the Brazos; Kinder snow day; Math meetings with Patti cancelled (see note below for date change); Kathryn & Donna out at a district workshop
News & Notes
* January Math Meetings: 2nd - 4th math meetings with Patti rescheduled for January 22nd. K & 1st math meetings the 29th.
* Football Championship: Monday, January 11th, is the college football national championship! Elizabeth Simpson will represent at the game cheering on her Clemson team! If Clemson wins, we can all celebrate by wearing warm ups! If Alabama wins, we can all celebrate by wearing jeans on Tuesday, January 12th! Warm ups or jeans??? What will it be???
Mustang Yee Haws!
* E-mail from a parent: ...I'm am very happy that my son is at Greens Prairie Elementary and he thrives! ...Your staff is AMAZING! It is so great to know that my baby is being taught and taken care of by people who genuinely care for him and his education!
I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!