February 22, 2016

First Round of Benchmark Testing

The first round of benchmark testing has been completed. Thank you to everyone who helped us with this process and especially to Jane Brown for putting it all together. If you have any feedback and a solution, please let Mrs. Brown know.

Brick House

The next incentive will be a dance that will be held on Thursday, March 10th. It will be a combination of Reads Millions and ICU.

The students will be eligible to attend the dance if they have completed the following:

· 640 reading minutes by the last day of February (ELAR teachers have been informing students)

· AND not be on the ICU list when emailed on March 8th AM. (assignments must be turned in by March 7th.)

Please refer to the email sent on Tuesday, February 16th for more information.

Spreading Sunshine Spring Semester

March 11th-St. Patrick's Day Celebration- Bring your favorite snack.

April 22nd: Fiesta-Chalupa Luncheon

June 2nd: Luncheon and Staff Awards

Fabulous Fridays

February 26th: Gifts for All! Bring a $5 gift card to exchange . We will throw them in a basket and everyone who participates will get a $5 gift card. It's a Win-Win so Get Creative!!! There will also be a gift card thrown in that is more than $5.

Spotlight Member of the Week: Renee Deaver

From a staff member: You encouraged your kids to really put kindness into action by having them write Valentine's day cards to their teachers and deliver them. They were excited for me to read them and they highlighted my day. Thank you for instilling a sense of goodness and giving into your students.

To nominate a staff member for Spotlight Member of the Week email a Cross the Line Form to Marcia Gonzales.

Picture and Caption-Week of February 22-Any Staff Member

Submit your picture and caption( 2 to 3 sentences) to Valerie Elias and Kim Cathey no later than Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Concession Stand- Monday, February 22-Liana Martinez & Cathy Brock

Get cash box and Pizza from Mrs. Elias

School Events

February 22 Jaguar Basketball vs. Zamora 8th (H); 7th (A)

February 23-

February 24-

February 25

February 26th-Gift Card Exchange/AVID Trip to St. Phillips

February 27th-FMS Jaguar Basketball End of the Season Tournament.

On the Horizon
March 2nd-Staff Meeting

March 5th-STAAR Math Mania

March 10th-Reads Millions/ICU Dance

March 11th-7th Grade Genius 30 Presentation

March 14-18-Spring Break

March 21-Report Card Grades Due

March 22-NJHS Induction 6pm

March 25-School Holiday

March 29-STAAR Testing-7th Writing; 8th Math

March 30-STAAR Testing-8th Reading

March 21-AVID Parent Night 5:30