CES Cowboy Courier

Monday, April 11, 2016

Colleyville Elementary School Staff Newsletter

We are TEAM Colleyville!

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events

This Week

Monday, April 11

National Library Week

Para-Professional Summatives (see schedule below)

Mad Science 2:50 to 3:50 pm in the Science Lab (grades 2-5) and Art room (grades K-1)

VALOR Banquet 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Tuesday, April 12

Kindergarten ext. PLC (all day)
CEC Meeting at 3:00 pm in the Learning Commons
Chop House Burger PTA Family Restaurant Day from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, April 13

Second Grade ext. PLC (am)

Thursday, April 14

PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:45 am in the CES Learning Commons

KC Club 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons

PLC's during planning times (Cowboy Tech)

Friday, April 15

Student Council and PTA Spirit Shop after school

CES Spirit Day (wear CES shirts and jeans)

Saturday, April 16- Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5K at CHHS

Next Week

Monday, April 18

Pre-K Registration Week

Summatives Begin (see schedule)

Mad Science 2:50 to 3:50 pm in the Science Lab (grades 2-5) and Art room (grades K-1)

Tuesday, April 19

Wednesday, April 20

Third grade ext. PLC (pm)

Students Council Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in Seifried's room

Thursday, April 21

PLC's during planning times
Entrepreneurship Club Meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons
Mandatory CES Talent Show Rehearsal 4:00 pm at CHHS

Friday, April 22
JDRF Walk during specials (wear your JDRF shirt or CES shirt and jeans)
CES Talent Show 6:00 pm at CHHS

Para-Professional Summative Schedule

Monday, April 11

9:00 to 9:20 am Stephanie Heppenstall

9:20 to 9:40 am Janye Hance

9:40 to 10:00 am Heather Wood

10:00 to 10:20 am Sheila Nolan

10:30 to 10:50 am Terri Sakakeeny

10:50 to 11:20 am Carol Traphagan

11:20 to 11:40 pm Teresa Martin

11:40 to 12:00 pm Paige Day

Teacher Summative Schedule

Monday, April 18

3:15-3:35 pm Sharon Mullen

Tuesday, April 19

8:15-8:35 am Kim Grant

8:35-8:55 am Nicki Anderson

9:10-9:30 am Becky Smith

9:30-9:50 am DeAnn Seifried

10:05-10:25 am Julie Schmitz

10:25-10:45 am LouAnn Ray

11:55-12:15 pm Jana Schultz

12:50-1:10 pm Kelsey Nelon

1:10-1:30 pm Tera Christian

1:45-2:05 pm Rose Ann Edelmon

2:05-2:25 pm Dominique Marquez

Thursday, April 21

8:15-8:35 am Natasha Murray

8:35-8:55 am Natalie Redwine

9:10-9:30 am Mackenzie Feaster

10:05-10:25 am Debbie Hedges

10:25-10:45 am Carrie Perdue

11:55-12:15 pm Vonna McMeans

12:15-12:35 am Tia Maddox

12:50-1:10 pm Tonya Dean

Monday, April 25

12:50-1:10 pm Jennifer Lach

1:45-2:05 pm Rebecca Allen

2:05-2:25 pm Sara Rovner

3:15-3:35 pm Allyson Thomas

3:35-3:55 pm Kelly Coke

Wednesday, April 27

3:15-3:35 pm Michelle Baze

3:35-3:55 pm Julie Gigowski

Tuesday, May 3

8:15-8:35 am Stacy Kuhlmann

Thursday, May 5

3:15-3:35 pm Natalie Neugent

3:35-3:55 pm Monica Lopez

Mark Your Calendars

We will be having our CES Retirement Party for Donna and Karen on Thursday, May 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please mark your calendars and save the date!

A Few CES Reminders:

  • The next "Visit for Growth and Development" is due by May 20.
  • Check in with your PLP Accountability Partner and update PLP's. We will be printing these for summatives this week.
  • Twitter- tweet once a day, and read others' tweets.

Remember you only have one ride through life, so give it all you have and enjoy the ride.

~Jon Gordon

Caught Doing Their BEST

Mackenzie Feaster, Heather Wood and Kelly Coke- Thank you for responding quickly to elevated situation. We appreciate your professionalism and dedication to this job!
CES Staff- It is that time of the year when tensions are high and there is a lot going on! I appreciate what each of you do every day to help our school and our students be the BEST! We are Team Colleyville! Take a deep breath and we've got this! :)

Sneak Peek- Unveiling of the Newly Redesigned K-5 Humanities Curriculum

After months of work by over 70 of GCISD's K-5 teachers, we are hosting 4 identical sneak peeks into the new documents, resources, and expectations. Join us on one of the following dates:

May 3, 3:30-4:30, hosted at Cannon Elementary library - Registration link

May 12, 3:30-4:30, hosted at Cannon Elementary library - Registration link

May 19, 3:30-4:30, hosted at the CMS library - Registration link

May 24, 3:30-4:30, hosted at the Cannon Elementary library - Registration link

GCISD Retirement Dinner

The GCISD Retirement Dinner will take place on May 5, 2016. They wanted us to share this date way in advance so no one missed it!

GCISD Innovative Teaching with Technology Conference

Save the date for The GCISD Innovative Teaching with Technology Conference - June 14: Rather than EdCamp this year, the instructional technology team is hosting a true conference for GCISD teachers. George Couros will be the keynote speaker. GCISD teachers and instructional coaches will lead breakout sessions. Eduphoria registration, Call for Presenters, and more information about George Couros may be found here: https://goo.gl/ZwmpyD .


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