Mustang Message

February 8, 2016

A Principal's Perspective

"There is a collective value in investing small amounts of time over a long period." Today was our SIT day. In SIT meetings, we have seen the power of small amounts of time invested over a long period of time by a team of professionals supporting a student purposefully with a mission for success that has resulted in tremendous progress! Although students may be struggling with deficits in academics, behavior, social situations, etc., we see the power of a team of professional educators coming together to make and implement a plan of action.

Yes, the struggle is real for us too! Seeing results takes patience, times for encouragement, seeking out solutions with others, thinking creatively to find another strategy, staying positive and living out our mission for each student to be successful. It is hard work - certainly not for the faint-hearted! This is a great time of year to see the collective investment in a child pay off with remarkable results! Thank you for making a difference in each child's life at GP.

Be Legendary - See the possibilities!


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Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Seagraves

Gym (7:20): Hastings

Cafeteria (7:20): Murphy

Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Fortner/Marshall

Parent Drop Off Traffic: Piscacek

Parent Drop Off: Gibbs & Cooper

Counselor Schedule: 1st & 2nd

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

Friday: 50 Men who Can Cook 6:30-9:30 Expo Center


Tuesday: Faculty Meeting 3:20 (Attendance: Classroom Teachers, Resource SPED, Art, Music, Specialists); 3rd & 4th Author visit (4th Grade Pod: 8:15-9:05 - 3rd grade, 9:30-10:30 4th 3 classes, 1:45-2:45 4th 3 classes)

Wednesday: SIT Meetings Group #1- Moved from Thursday (Gibbs, Owen/LeBlanc, Bingaman/Sullivan, Simmons/Hastings, Cooper/McGregor); Open Tech Support with Parr 3:15-4:00 in Room 405

Thursday: Brave 3:15-4:15

Friday: Valentine's Food Day (please send front office your party time); Math Meetings Cancelled with Specialist (K-2nd will be rescheduled to the 19th);

Super Bowl 50!

It is Super Bowl Sunday! Are you for the Broncos? For the Panthers? Only watch the commercials? No Matter! This Super Bowl win determines jeans or warm ups on Monday! It is an important game not to be taken lightly! Broncos Win? Wear Warm Ups! Panthers Win? Wear Jeans! See video link to choose your team or just to get excited (you have to click - "watch on You Tube") !! Go Team!!!
Panthers vs. Broncos Super Bowl Trailer | NFL

News & Notes

Staff Development, 2-15-16, Agenda

8:00-8:15 Valentine Fun - All Staff

8:15-9:15 Required Suicide Prevention Training - All Staff

9:15-9:30 Break & Move to Session


-K, 1st, 2nd-4th ELA Teachers, Resource SPED - Running Records Training - Room 411

-2nd-4th Math, Murphy, Keiper - Book Study Chapters 4 & 5, Reasoning Minds Discussion, Questioning in Mathematics, STAAR Boot Camp Plans & Resources

-CAMP - Mustang Awards, Fine Arts Show Planning

-Life Skills Team & SPED Paras - Work on IEP plans and instructional support

-Paraprofessionals - Classroom support tasks

11:30-1:00 Lunch On Your Own

1:00-3:30 Instructional Team Lesson Planning in content areas

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