News At The Creek

September 26



The second round of brief observations are in progress. Our goal is to have these completed by September 30.

2014 Broad Prize

The winner of the 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education was announced on Monday, September 22. GCPS will share the $1 million prize with Orange County Schools (FL). This money will be used to provide college scholarships to GCPS students. This is an outstanding accomplishment for our school system!

Early Release Conferences

You made it through fall conferences! Please plan to come in “late” (8:00 am) if you don’t have meetings scheduled September 29th through October 3rd. If you have EP that week, please plan to take your extra late day the following week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you to our Sunshine committee for the goodie bags and to Sue Wiley for helping arrange lunches and pizza for the staff.

Capstone Matching eBook Grant

Congratulations to Karen Martin and Terry Starner for being chosen as the recipients of this grant. This is a great opportunity to get double the amount of eBooks with our budget dollars. Our media specialists will receive $2500 in matching funds. Thank you so Karen and Terry for all you do for our students. This is great news!

Faculty Meeting

Reminder: We will have our October faculty meeting on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 am. Our staff PTA Fun Run Kick-Off will be included in the meeting. The first ten people who email Carrie with their favorite thing about fall will get a treat in their mailboxes.

AP News

DDA testing will begin next week for grades 1-5. An email with specific information and reminders will be headed to your in-box soon. Please remember, these will be administered in the same fashion as a classroom assessment.

ITBS is also right around the corner. Special ed teachers, please be double checking to make sure your case load doesn't have any non-standard accomodations listed. Schedules, proctors, etc will be available soon after my test coordinators meeting at the beginning of October. Thank you in advance to everyone for your team work.

This is a super busy couple of months with conference, CogAT, DDA, RBES, ITBS, writing samples, report cards, etc. Know that I am very thankful for all of you and all your hard work!


Forms are due back to Mrs. Jackson by Wednesday, October 1. There may not be scholarships this time around, but submit potential candidates anyway and we will work to find what we can.

Shout Out

To all of my "Yellow Folder Totin' Friends!" You all are doing a fantastic job of keeping up with the data collection and documentation of your students in the RTI process! Thank you for continuing to smile as your plates overflow with fun......Please let me know if you need any help with scoring or understanding the yellow folder contents.

Early Release

You will be receiving the link to document your conference participation, if you haven't already....please be sure to complete this step as soon as you finish your last conference. This is part of our data collection piece to report to the district. Those of you with Interpreter Conferences should not complete this step until after those conferences actually occur. Thank you.

Website of the Week

Sheppard Software is a FREE website of educational AND fun games for any age level. Young ages will enjoy shapes, colors, numbers and alphabet games. There are a TON of grammar games and MATH games! Check it out!!

It is linked to our grade level sites on the myduncancreek website (it's the Penguin icon!)



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