East Elementary: Excellence at Work

Staff Newsletter for 2015-2016, Episode 12

Congratulations to our East Elementary Teacher of the Year - Freida Welch!

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Congratulations to our UIL Team and Coaches!

On Saturday, February 27th our campus competed with North and Intermediate at the District UIL Meet. Hallsville came in 1st place and our students were complemented for their good behavior. Thank you to all of our coaches that supported our students in their events. We will honor students for their individual accomplishments later in the semester at a special ceremony. Way to go East!
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T-TESS: Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System

Next year Texas will implement a new teacher evaluation system. It is a coaching model that includes teacher self reflection, pre-conferencing with your administrator, two evaluations per year, post conferencing, and goal setting.


Ashley and I are actually very pleased with the new system. It aligns closely with our campus beliefs. You will be receiving more information on March 4th and there will be formal training opportunities this summer. If you would like to know more, click HERE.

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District Calendar and Summer Dates

I've linked the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year HERE for your convenience. More information will be provided by the end of March regarding the FLEX days and allowable substitutions. All employees including paraprofessionals need to plan for August 11th being your start day. For the first time we will all be together for campus retreat!


Here are some additional dates to keep in mind for summer planning:


  • June 6th - 9th: Curriculum and Assessment Writing
  • Week of August 1st: Registration will most likely be this week
  • August 11th&12th; August 15th - 19th: Professional Development Days
  • August 18th: Meet the Teacher
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Careers on Wheels

Please begin to promote our Careers on Wheels day in your classroom newsletters. Encourage people that you know in our community to contact Courtney about participation. This will be a wonderful day for our students to help them as they dream about their futures!
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Looking Ahead: March Blueprint

  • March 1st: Open House and Literacy Luau
  • March 3rd: End of 9 Weeks, Grades Due
  • March 4th: Professional Development Day and Campus Potluck (Click HERE for March 4th Schedule)
  • March 7th - 11th: Spring Break
  • March 17th: Spring Pictures
  • March 18th: CHAMPS Reward - Sock Hop
  • March 21st and 22nd: Mock STAAR for 3rd Grade
  • March 22nd: Design Team Meeting (3:00 - 4:30)
  • March 24th: Easter Parties - Ashley will send schedule soon
  • March 25th: Good Friday Holiday
  • March 28th and 29th: RtI Meetings
  • March 30th: Faculty Meeting (4:00 - 5:30)
  • April 1st: Twisted Teacher and Careers on Wheels


***Please see campus calendar for additional information and details.
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Have an AMAZING Week!