Owl Notes



As you enter into this holiday season, I want to take a moment and share my heart with you. I am blessed beyond measure to get to work with each and every one of you on a daily basis. From the smiles, to the hugs, to the pick me ups and thank yous, you continually make me a better person and leader. Your passion and dedication to this amazingly difficult career speaks volumes of who you are and what you value in life. Every day you walk in here with smiles on your faces and hugs for your students, even when life is not "roses" for you. So far this year, we've walked through difficult times with family members, students and staff. Through it all, you have never wavered in your support for each other, extended family, and students. YOU make this profession respectable. YOU make this school amazing! YOU make students turn into adults who will change the world for the better. From commercial creating to common assessment writing to data disaggregation to detailed planning, you have worked diligently and consistently this semester. YOU deserve this time off! I want to encourage you to "check out" of school and "check into" relaxation. Take time for you. Take time to make memories with family and friends. Take time to do... My heart is full as we enter into this season of celebration because of each one of you! May your hearts be filled with holiday cheer and love over the next few weeks and when we return, may we all be rested and refueled and ready to start again strong!


For those who are interested...the building will be open from 8-4 on

Thursday, December 20 & Friday, December 21

Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4


Yearly, Junior League of North Harris County and South Montgomery County offer a guest speaker to teacher/staff in area district, including CISD. This year the event will take place on Saturday, February 9 with doors opening at 8 and presentation starting at 9. DR. RICK RIGSBY will be the guest speaker this year. I've included a clip from him so that you can hear what we are in for that morning. If you are interested in attending, the link to Eduphoria registration is below. He sounds amazing!!!



Tami Eldridge and Kara Saly - Thanks for the wonderful 12 days! - Kathy Farris

Goals for 18-19

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.

3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.

Upcoming Dates


19 - Jan 6 - Winter Break

20 - Becky Playfair's birthday

28 - Deanna Roger's birthday


3 - Maria Falcon's birthday

7 - Staff work day/Team Leader @ 2:30 p.m.

9 - GT online testing training

11 - Pako Esparza & Chelsea Taylor's birthdays

12 - Western Art Show

14 - Staff Development after school

15 - Audra Sims' birthday

16 - Technology Staff Development during planning

18 - Math Review Quiz

21 - MLK Holiday

22 - Site Based (CORE)

23 - SOURCE Meeting (Foundations)

24 - Gretchen Montgomery visit

25 - Poster Method Day

26 - CISD Health Fair

27 - Macy Montalvo's birthday

28 - Faculty Meeting

29 - Tami out to Curriuculum Meeting

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