Abernathy Elementary

Staff Flash - 2/4/16

The "A" Team

Nothing but love at AES!

Middle of year assessments are finished, STAAR benchmarks under way, tutorials in full swing...whew! Thanks for the team effort and hard work! As we get pressed for time, a friendly reminder to "Praise in Public and Reprimand in Private".

The "Praise Behind the Back" has been a great blessing that keeps on giving and a good way to honor Max with our staff. Thanks to all that have participated! A big thanks to Joanna for designing and coordinating the efforts!

I wanted to take this time to sing praises to all the staff that have helped our 2nd graders transition back into school and find a new normal. Mrs. Gatica told me she truly feels your prayers. Please continue to keep these teachers, students, and his family in your prayers.

2/8 Morning Duty @ 7:20: Reyes & Royal

You need to know!


  • GT Nomination deadline reminder: February 10th Our spring testing window for GT is fast upon us. K-5 students may be nominated to be tested for GT services. If qualify, they will be entered into the program starting the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Next SST, February 25th. Intervention Team and grade level teachers will meet during conferences.

STAAR Info: Passing standards for STAAR have been set. Lead4ward has a GREAT resource for this. Click here, and use the "Standard Progression" column.

Michelle Sedberry and our science team planned yesterday. Great insight into vertical alignment. If you left your vertical alignment document in the training, I have it.

UIL coaches, the score sheets are in my office if you would like to come get yours.

Upcoming "in house" PD opportunities:

  • 2/10 - Greg Reeves- Walkthroughs, Q&A, & Planning for G/T teachers. G/T teachers, he will be here for the day and will rotate through college block times. You may have him observe then plan with you or fully use the time for planning with him. Your choice!
  • 2/12 - Early Release/Staff Development - All staff meeting from 1:15-1:45. Teaching Assistants will meet with Mrs. Taubert from 2:00-3:00. Both meetings will be in the Big Room. We will be on Early Release schedule this day.

AES: Every Day Action Heroes - Whatever It Takes!