Panda PAWS 3.6

December 13-17, 2021

Important Events for the Week:

December 13:
  • Ugly Sweater Day!
  • Christmas Puppet Show in cafe: See below for schedule
  • 4:00-5:30 PK SWAG @ Admin Building Eduphoria Link

December 14:
  • Christmas Sock Day!

December 15:
  • Red & Green Day!
  • 1:00 ECSE & PK 4 Collaboration Meeting
  • 3:30 December Staff Meeting: December Row Boat Awards (that's it!)

December 16:
  • Christmas Hat Day!
  • 11:00 Lunch provided by SICA in the cafe. Thanks, South Irving Collegiate Academy!
  • 12:15 PK 4 Early Release

December 17:
  • Pajama Day!
  • 8:00 Grades Due!
  • Winter Party Day!
  • 12:15 PK 4 Early Release
  • 3rd 6 Weeks ends

Christmas Break: December 20-January 3, 2022!

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Puppet Show Schedule for December 13:

8:30 Show for Inside classes: Li, Chavira, Svoboda, Knutson, Pence, Jenkins, Delapena

9:45 Show for Outside classes: Fierro, Ali, Alonso, Dixon, Mercado, Reyes, Wehr, Pierce, McKimmey, Reeder, Beas

12:45 for Inside classes

2:00 for Outside classes

**Full day classes may choose either the AM or PM show.

Winter Party Reminders:

Winter Party logistics to remember and share with your Teams:

  • We are still in a Pandemic, so all food brought from students should be individually wrapped. We only allow store-bought food.
  • Any extra treats need to be divided up evenly and sent home with your students. No extra food should be placed in the Lounge for any reason from student parties.

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Teachers are no longer allowed to collect cash from families to purchase party items.
  • There are very strict new money collection rules in place in the District, so we will no longer be collecting money from parents for parties. Any money collected must be tallied, deposited with Zandra with individual receipts issued to each person paying.
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Staffing Updates:

Welcome to our new CT, Christy Weldon. Welcome to the Panda Team! We are glad you are here.

Farewell to Jeanette Martinez. Her last day will be December 17. We wish you well in your new endeavors. Never forget that once a Panda, always a Panda! Thanks for how well you cared for our kids. You will be missed!


From Jackie Knutson:

I want to give a shout out to Ms. Jenkins for her support in SPED. She is our new data guru on google docs. She also makes time for her team to help with feedback and support.

I want to give a big shout out to Mrs. Mercado for the collaboration process on our new student. Thank you so much for your conversations and meetings.

Mr. Tony thank you for doing the bus logs every day and collecting all the signatures and getting the sheets turned in monthly. It has been a tedious process this year and you are rocking it!

From Jennifer Dickson:

Thanks to Ashley Pence & Soila for loaning me their car vacuums. Thanks to Tony for the packing tape idea and for everyone's help! The rental was pet free when I got my car back! No evidence of Edith! Thanks Team! :)


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