September 14, 2015
A Principal's Perspective
As I think about our August staff development, I have seen daily examples of how the You Matter concept is lived out each day at our school. You may think that one small action or word doesn't necessarily mean much. But you never know the impact you are making in those small gestures/actions to a student, parent or colleague. ARDS and parent conferences are beginning. You Matter to our parents when talking about their child during those meetings. A staff member covering a class, helping out a colleague, saying a kind word of encouragement, sharing an idea or providing a sense of humor all Matter to a fellow staff member. A student helping another student, helping the class or providing a smile all Matter student to student. Teachers sharing expectations, celebrating student successes, positively correcting behavior, providing that uplifting word to put a smile back on a student's face all convey to each student in your class that They Matter. Look for glimpses in your day of how You Matter to your students, your parents and your fellow staff members. Remember Angela Maiers' You Matter Manifesto. You have a contribution to make. You have a gift that others need. Your actions define your impact. You are the change. You Matter!
Be Legendary - See the possibilities!
Morning Duties of the Week
Morning Assembly (7:30): McGregor
Gym (7:20): Simpson
Cafeteria (7:20): Brown
Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Bartosh
Parent Drop Off Traffic: Simmons
Parent Drop Off: C. Anderson & Williams
Counselor Schedule: Kinder, PreK, PPCD & Life Skills
Librarian: at PC
Week at a Glance
Campus Social Focus: Focus on the I in Mustang Spirit - Include Others
Monday: Fire Drill at 1:45; Grades due to SPED Teachers, Progress Report Grades Due in System by 8:00 am
Tuesday: Grade Level Instructional Planning
Wednesday: 2nd Grade Math Instructional Planning, Open Tech Support with Parr 3:15-4:00
Thursday: Brave 3:15-4:15
Friday: ELA Meetings K-4 at Conference Time
Kinder Color Days:
Monday - Wear Purple
Tuesday - Pink
Wednesday - Brown (GP Mission Shirts with Jeans!)
Thursday - Black
Friday - Gray
News & Notes
- GP Social Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay in CASH to your team representative. Team rep turn in team funds to Alicia when collected. Our goal is to collect all the dues by the end of October.
- Bond Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, at 3:30 with Mr. Walker, Deputy Superintendent for Business & Operations. This will be a required meeting by all staff. All CSISD schools will have a meeting to address bond procedures and ethics concerning a CSISD bond election. The meeting will be approx. 15 minutes.
Day of Drumming will be Monday, October 5th. This will be an assembly held during CAMP time for our students. A staff drumming session will be from 3:30-4:00 which will replace our October regularly scheduled faculty meeting. See link for more info: Click here to view the Day of Drumming brochure!
PTO Classroom Innovative Grants due Friday, October 23rd. Applications will be out soon!
Want to know more about having a class Facebook page? How to make them private? Need a parent permission slip? See Carrie Owen, Jean Bingaman, Kristy Sullivan, Amber Madden, Julie Cooper, and Sally Hughes for ideas.
Tech Note from Elizabeth Simpson: Some of us are blogging through our webpage. I know Gibbs and I both have a blog. When you use weebly, it is super easy to upload blogposts, complete with pictures and videos.
Did You Know?
The last legislative session passed some unique bills. Take a look.
HCR 79 - Named Phil Collins an Honorary Texan.
HCR 65 - Named the Western Honey Bee as the Official State Pollinator.
HCR 43 - Named Dripping Springs, Texas the Wedding Capital of Texas.
HCR 69 - Named Jasper, Texas as the Butterfly Capital of Texas.