Gattis Gossip

Volume 6, Issue 4_____________________Sept. 16, 2013

This Week at Gattis....

Celebrate Freedom Week!!

(See ARRC for required Social Studies instruction this week.)



  • Constitution Day
  • Fall Photos
  • LaWanda off campus for AP meeting (AM only)


  • Office meeting
  • No faculty meeting



  • 7:35 School-wide Assembly

A Look Ahead....

Sept. 3- 27 AIMS Web BOY window (1-5)

Sept. 3-16 (Gr. 1 & 2) Tejas Lee BOY window

Sept. 3-27 OWL assessments BOY window

Sept. 9-20 BAS reading assessment 1st-5th

Sept. 19 Science Collaborative Kickoff

Sept. 19 RRISD Board Meeting

Sept. 23-Oct 11 BAS window for Kinder (This is a change from ELA dept.)

Sept. 23-27 EGGI (Education-Go Get It!) Week

Sept. 25 Early release 12:45

Sept. 25 District Compliance Modules due

Sept. 26 4th Grade Parent Night

Oct. 2 PTA Pizza Night @ Craigo's

Oct. 8 6:30 PTA (3rd grade)

Oct. 14 Staff Development

Oct. 16-17 Vision/Hearing Screenings

Oct. 17 6:30-8:00 Dual Language Social

Oct. 21-25 Scholastic Book Fair (Gattis Library)

Oct. 22 6:30 Family LIteracy Night

September Birthdays at Gattis!

Sept. 1 LaToyia Thompson

Sept. 3 Mary DuBois

Sept. 5 Peggay Zahm

Sept. 8 Schere Okoro

Sept. 9 Jessica Ortiz

Sept. 11 Ellen Dybdall

Sept 22 Patty Botello

Sept. 24 Karmela Edmond and Kelly Mack

Sept. 28 Daniel Brillhart and Kay Wallingford

Professional Resource of the Week

Our resource this week is shared by Julie Carrera. She says:

This is from a great blog about using anchor charts in reading and writing workshop. This post is about ways to handle the inevitable "I'm done!" exclamation from kids during writing time at the beginning of the year. They always have great pictures of anchor charts that show some simple but powerful ideas!


Congratulations to Lindsay Henderson! Since our last edition of GG baby Hudson entered the world! We're happy to welcome our youngest Gator! Mom and Hudson are doing well!

Gattis in the news!! Our very own Donna Staten will be featured in a special report for her use of Pinterest in classroom instruction. KXAN will be on campus Tuesday morning to film this feature! Kudos to Donna for her notable work with this resource!

Something to smile about...

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