Cougar Connection

Issue 19 Volume 2

Our learning continues!

This week we dove into the 1st chapter of Checks for Understanding! We also connected it to the 2.4 domain of TEI instrument. Remember content vs. procedures! Please keep in mind that professional development is only beneficial when you implement your new learnings. We will continue to do our chapter studies during ECP or Thursdays. Please ensure to finish up your chapter before we meet this week. Make sense? Any Questions? :)

Revised Schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday

Specials Schedule

8:00-8:45 5th grade Specials

8:45-9:30 Specials


10:15-11:00 1st

11:45-12:30 Kinder

12:30-1:15 2nd

1:15-2:00 3rd

2:00-2:45 4th

***1st and 2nd grade ECP will be from 1:15-2:15****

5th grade testing time... 8:50-12:50

4th grade testing time...8:15-12:15

3rd grade testing time ...8:30-12:00 lunch then resume ->12:45-1:15

Coming Soon... Data Talks!

3rd-5th We will be discussing your data on upcoming tests. Please make sure you upload your information on All in Learning. I will be asking you to fill out the data sheets on your low objectives. For reading I'd like you to refer to the information you created on frequency of standards tested you did in January.

K-2 we will be reviewing your data for 6/7 weeks tests, please ensure your data is uploaded on AIL.

For all grade levels, please update your demographics on AIL. We need to ensure we are progressing with our sub populations.

Week at a Glance

Week of February 8th


11:30 Speech ARD- Anguita

12:30- Kinder ECP***Conference Room


11:30- Speech ARD

1:15 - 2nd grade ECP**** Conference Room


1:15- 1st grade ECP*** Conference Room


7:45- 5th grade ECP- Planning

1:30 CIC Meeting-

3:20- Faculty Meeting -

02/12-Friday- Lesson Plan Collaboration Time


4:00- 6:00 Friday Night Lights (3rd-5th grade students)

No Saturday School on 2/13


As decided by the Board of Trustees, 20 minute recess is now part of policy.

Things to remember:

1) 20 minutes of recess is not the part of the 30 minute lunch time

2) Go Noodle can be used as brain breaks in the classroom

3) Recess cannot be taken away as a consequence

As a campus, teachers will pick up their students on time from lunch and extended their play time outside for 10 minutes. The other minutes will be in the classroom giving them brain breaks with Go Noodle as decided by each teacher. In case of rain or inclement weather use Go Noodle in the classroom for the extra 10 minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarifications.


1) As you know we have new copiers! Great news!! Please be gentle with the machine! You only have access to one machine and if that one breaks down it will be awhile for it to be repaired. If you have not been trained please ask Ms. Garret or Ms. Baez to train them.

2) Please be on the lookout for our restrooms... as you take your students be sure you check before and after they use the restrooms. We have over 800 students and when we are down one restroom it affects us all! Help keep our school clean!! All 3rd-5th grade students should not be going to the restroom during specials as teachers should take them before... please help!!!

3) Lastly, please keep in mind when you are in the office we have parents on the phone or other stakeholders. Look out for the noise level. Ms. Juarez keeps her desk nice and organized. Please respect her space as it is not community property. She does a great job in handling all of our needs, so please be respectful of her space as well!

STAAR Night for 3rd & 5th grades!

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 5:30pm

10400 Rylie Road

Dallas, TX

Parents will be invited to go over STAAR information!

I will also invite Balch Springs Principal to come and talk to the parents about Middle School as well.