Owl Notes

WEEK OF MARCH 9 & 16

THINGS TO KNOW...

*Spring Break - ENJOY THE WEEK OFF! LEAVE YOUR SCHOOL BAG AT WORK AND ENJOY SOME TIME AWAY!

*Team Leader Meeting will be Monday at 3:30 in the library.

*Building Open - Marina works next week M-F from 8:30 - 3:30 if you need in the building. Don't come every day! :)

*FACULTY MEETING SHIFT - We are moving the faculty meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23 to Monday, March 30. I will be out on the 23 for my father in laws internment at the VA in Dallas.

* STAAR Training, Monday, March 23 - All third and fourth grade teacher, Tanica, Kathy F, Becky, Rachel M, Maria F, and Kim M need to make plans to attend on Monday, March 23.

*Source (Foundation) will be meeting on Wednesday afternoon, March 18. If you have any concerns, please share with your Source team member. Also, if you are doing surveys, please have them completed by this date.

*LPAC Audit - will be on March 23. More details coming.

* TELPAS - week of March 16 will be final ratings and verification will take place during your PLC time. PLDs need to be completed and you need to be ready to rate on your PLC date.

*Chocolate Sales - If you have any money that comes in after Spring Break, please send it to the office immediately. We need to get this fundraiser "wrapped" up.

*Gretchen Montgomery will be here on Monday, March 16. If you are interested in her modeling in your classroom, please email her and let her know what you need help with.

*Lounge - if you eat in the lounge (and we hope you do) OR if you use any of the dishes to provide treats, please make sure you wash, dry, put away and clean up after yourselves. There has been a stash of dishes just sitting in the sink for a week or so now. Cleaning up after ourselves ensures that at least do our part to help reduce the "roach attracting."

MARCH TEACHER ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE

March is attendance focus month at ORE! GET READY!!


Teacher challenge - Every staff member that has perfect attendance for the month of March, will go into a drawing. Staff development/planning days do not count as long as you actually attend!


Prizes:

*Jeans coupons for ALL Mondays in April and May!

*Gift card

*Free lunch

*Free lunch/recess coverage


On March 31, we will run staff attendance. Everyone with 100% attendance for March will go into the drawing with winners announced April !!

MARCH MADNESS ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENTS

A bracket will be placed in the hallway near the music room. We will run attendance weekly for the winner of each pair. The class with the largest percentage of student in attendance for the week will move to the next round.


PRIZES:

Round 1 winners - class trip to the Treasure Tower

Round 2 winners - popsicle party on the playground

Round 3 winners - Popcorn and a movie

Final 2 - Cookies and milk in the garden

WINNING CLASS - Lunch in the garden with the principals

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Maria Falcon for sharing the library with the 4th grade team for planning this week! - 4th grade

*Stephanie Richeson for doing an awesome job with E-I-E-I Oops and the first grade students! - 4th grade

*Kathie G for getting all of our supplies. - 4th grade

*2nd grade team - for switching specials this week with us for reading benchmark! - 4th ELA

*Tami E - for taking our data and helping us understand what all those numbers really mean! - 4th grade

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

Okay, it was mentioned to me that the link no longer worked. I've updated it so if you try it and it doesn't go to the "Suggestion Box," please let me know. Just a reminder that suggestions can be made anonymously if you don't want your identify known. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


https://forms.gle/1qjtmFgWMFQDWvof8

SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

March

9 - 13 - Official week of spring break

10 - Diana White's birthday

16 - Gretchen Montgomery on campus

16 - Jackie Rew's birthday

16 - Site Based Meeting

17 - Nursing students on campus in p.e.

17 - St. Patrick's Day

17 - PTO Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

18 - Principals' Meeting

18 - SOURCE committee meeting

20 - Tami out afternoon to training

24 - 3rd and 2nd switch specials for benchmark testing

26 - 3rd and 2nd switch specials for benchmark testing

26 - Dr. Phillips campus visit

30 - Faculty Meeting

30 - Gretchen Montgomery on campus

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