Meadow Creek Monday Message

November 30, 2015

Welcome Back

We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving enjoying food, family, relaxing, football, shopping and maybe some decorating! We have 15 days before the next holiday and although there are lots of fun distractions this time of year, we want to be sure we find lots of time for instruction. Be sure to find a nice balance!

Pull For Hope

Thank you to everyone who donated! We donated $685 to help the district. The actually "pull" is this Friday, December 4. Hopefully HEB ISD will win this years' competition. For those of you who donated, you may wear jeans every day in December! If you did not, be sure to turn in your jeans day passes. Thank you again!

Christmas Providers Food Drive

The Christmas Providers Food Drive continues through December 3. Please encourage your students to bring in one item so we can help others this time of year. Wednesday will be Vegetable Wednesday. Please encourage your students to bring one can of vegetables on Wednesday!

Faculty Meeting

We will have a faculty meeting on Thursday, December 3 for ELPS Training. We will have a faculty meeting on December 10 for the Chapter 3 Champions to facilitate the book talk on Engaging Students with Poverty In Mind. More details to come! . Join us at 3:20!

Dolphin Choir Christmas performance

The Dolphin Choir will be performing for parents on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 PM. The dress rehearsal will be on Monday, December 7 at 1:45 in the cafeteria for all students in PK-6. Thank you to Gwen for her hard work!

PTA Reindeer Store

The PTA will be hosting the Reindeer Store again this year. It will be in D2. More information will be coming our way soon.

Bi-Annual Shredding

If you have school documents that need to be shredded, the district will pick up boxes on December 12. You will need to use copy paper boxes only for the items to be shredded. Please be sure your boxes are in the office by the end of school on December 12. They will do this again in the middle of May.

December Drills

We have a fire drill planned for December 3 at 1:30 and a shelter in place drill planned for December 10 at 2:15.

Reminders...

Please be sure you arriving on time to PEFA and lunch to arrive and leave. Our time is so tight that every minute counts. Everyone appreciate your help!


Another confidentiality reminder....be mindful of what you are talking about when your students can hear. It is important that other students do not hear your conversations about other students.


Be sure you are traveling with your students, especially at dismissal. We need only one single file line to exit the right doors so you may need to wait with your class until it is your turn to go. Thank you for your help with this CHAMPS expectation.

December Birthdays

December 2 - Ana Natal

December 6 - Carol Lindsey

December 11 - Jenny Tatarevich

December 16 - Paul Jenkins

December 19 - Rebecca Cotton

December 22 - Diane West

December 28 - Amy Ruby

December 31 - Kristen Reese

Professional Development

December 3

Using Video in the Elementary Classroom


December 8

K-5 Problem Solving Strategies


December 14

K-2 Science Preview


December 15

6th grade ELA Preview

Important Dates

December 1 - 4th grade Writing DBA

December 3 - Faculty Meeting- ELPS and TELPAS Training

December 3 - Fire drill 1:30

December 4 - PreK Field Trip to the Bedford Public Library

December 4 - 6th grade hot chocolate sale after school

December 7 - PTA Reindeer Store and Penny Drive begin

December 7 - Dolphin Choir Christmas program dress rehearsal at 1:45 for PK-6 students

December 8 - Reading CBA grades 3-6

December 8 - Dolphin Choir Christmas Show 6:30 PM

December 9 - Meadow Creek Faculty Christmas party

December 10 - Geography Bee at 8:45 for grade 3-6

December 10 - Shelter in place drill at 2:15

December 10 - Faculty Meeting - Chapter 3 Champions

December 11 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

December 11 - 6th grade hot chocolate sale after school

December 12 - Breakfast with Santa 8 AM to 10 AM

December 14 - Meadow Creek Christmas Luncheon

December 16 - Harwood Band and Choir at 8:15 AM

December 16 - Meadow Creek PTA Dessert Extravaganza after school

December 17 - Christmas Parties at 2:00 PM

December 18 - Harmony performs! 9:45

December 18 - Santa arrives