This Week at WPE

Week of February 1, 2016

No PLCs this week!

Vertical PLCs have been cancelled this week. Grade level PLCs will resume the week of February 8.

Events & Reminders:

-Reading Mock STAAR for 5th Grade and Writing Mock STAAR for 4th Grade will be on Tuesday, February 2nd.

-4th Grade Saturday tutorials for writing will begin on February 6th and continue through March 5.
5th Grade Saturday tutorials for reading will begin on February 13 and continue through March 5.
3rd Grade Saturday tutorials for reading and math will begin on April 2 and continue through April 23.

-Wednesday, February 3rd is an early release day for students with affinity meetings in the afternoon.

-Thursday, February 4th is the 100th Day of School!!

-Progress Report grades are due Friday, February 5th.

-Correct all Fire Marshal violations before Wednesday, February 10th!!

-NEST will meet on Wednesday, February 10th following dismissal.

-Friendship parties will be held on Friday, February 12th.

-Monday, February 15th is a student holiday and professional growth day for staff.

-Wednesday, February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day!

-Kinder, 1st, and 2nd teachers will meet on Wednesday, February 17th at 3:30.

-The State Testing Accommodations e-Course must be completed by Friday, February 19th.

-The HISD Spelling Bee will be held at the HMS Auditorium on Saturday, February 20th at 9:00 am.

-Go Texan Day is Friday, February 26th! You may wear jeans with your Go Texan attire. We will also have our 2nd annual Chili Cook-off in 601!

-Jump for Joshua will be held on Friday, March 11th. Tee shirt orders are due by February 29th!!

Something to think about...

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Counselor Cabana News!

This Week at the Counselor Cabana

The Great 8 skills

For the Third Nine Weeks we will be working on The Relationship Skills. We will focus on:

* First Impressions Impact Relationships

* Positive Interactions Grow Relationships

* Think Win/Win

* Seek first to Understand, then to be Understood

Also, I will be off campus on February 1st and 2nd, for a conference in Dallas. I will have limited access to my email during the day. However, I will be checking my email in the evening.

Have a wonderful weekend, Your Counselor at WPE.