Husky Happenings

February 8-12

It's Random Acts of Kindness Week!

Monday: School Challenge: Start the day right with saying “Good Morning” to at least 5 people.

Quote of the day: “Kindness is contagious so let’s pass it on” –Unknown

Tuesday: School Challenge: Try extra hard to have “good listening ears” all day long. Listen to your teacher/adult the first time.

Quote: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” –Mark Twain

Wednesday: School Challenge: Make someone’s day and give a thoughtful compliment to at least 5 people.

Quote: When words are both true and kind they can change our world”—Buddha

Thursday: School Challenge: Show others that what’s inside is more beautiful than what’s on the outside…so go out and be a good friend. Ask your friend or a new friend questions to get to know them better, see how many things you have in common, etc.

Quote: “No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted”—Aesop

Friday: School Challenge:

Make someone smile with a smile! Smile at least to 25 people.

Quote: “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

Important Reminders:

Bit Blocker Installation: All laptops should be turned in no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Remember that you will not have access to your computer until later in the day on Tuesday. Check for other special instructions from Tom.

Student Concerns: If you have a student who needs a "time away", please do not have them sit in the hallway alone. You can have them sit in "time out" or a chill zone in your room, have "time away" in your neighbor's room, or in more severe cases, call for administrator or counselor assistance. We're here to help!

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.

February 15 is Staff Development:

Schedule will be out early next week! Attendance by all certified staff is expected; I need to know if you are not going to be here.

Class Picture Day is February 9! SMILE and dress professionally!

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.

NEISD Rodeo Day is February 19! Keep up your heels, grab your hat and boots, but leave your 6-shooters at home! Yes, it is a jeans day!!

Upcoming Events:

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
  • Advisory Committee Meeting in the conference room
Wednesday, Feb. 10-Ash Wednesday
  • Data Debrief 7:30-11:30 (Pierce, Clyne, Burmeister, 4th, 5th)
  • College T shirt day
  • 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

  • TMEA Conference (Juarez, Rivera)
  • Extended Planning/Early Dismissal @12:40-3:45
Sunday, Feb. 14
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, Feb. 15-Presidents' Day

  • Staff Development/Student Holiday
  • Oteka Gibson to meet with Lighthouse Committee & Leadership Team @ 3:00 pm in the Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • Pierce off campus (a.m. only)

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • Dance Day during specials
  • College T shirt day
  • Individual Data Coaching for K and 1st
  • Staff Meeting in the library @ 3:00

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • Dance Day during specials
  • True at counselor training

Friday, Feb. 19-NEISD Rodeo Day

  • PTA Rodeo Breakfast for all staff
  • NEISD Rodeo Day
  • 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
Tuesday, Feb. 23-Early Release
  • Cluster Principal Meeting @8:30
  • Bookkeeper Mtg. (Beverage) at CLC @ 7:30
  • Benchmark Testing: 2nd-Reading, 5th-Science
  • 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
  • Benchmark Testing: 2nd-Writing and 3rd-Writing

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

Tuesday, March 1

  • Election Day

Wednesday, March 2

  • Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast in 1st Grade
  • Staff meeting in Library @ 3:00

Thursday, March 3

  • Principal's meeting - Pierce off campus
  • TELPAS writing samples due to Ilgenfritz

Friday, March 4

  • IIT meeting - Stewart off campus
  • Extending Planning / Minion March Fun Walk

Monday, March 7

  • GLC Meeting at 7:00 in the conference room
  • Leadership Team Meeting at 8:00 in the conference room
  • TELPAS Testing - Reading in Computer Labs

Tuesday, March 8

  • Benchmark Testing: 4th-Science
  • Field Trip - 5th Grade to the Tobin
  • Field Trip - 3rd Grade GT to Techademy (Pending)

Wednesday, March 9

  • Benchmark Testing: 3rd-Science
  • TELPAS Testing for 4th & 5th Graders in Computer Lab
  • College T shirt day
  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • Staff meeting @ 3:00 in library (STAAR Test Training)

Thursday, March 10

  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • Bike Rodeo
  • OAKE Convention - Juarez off campus

Friday, March 11

  • End of 3rd Nine Weeks
  • Kite Day during Specials
  • Texas Speech-Language Hearing Conference - Shepler off campus
  • OAKE Convention - Juarez off campus
  • STAAR Test Training make-up day

Sunday, March 13

  • Daylight Savings time begins (spring forward!!)

Monday, March 14 thru March 18

  • HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!
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