RES Staff Update

March 19-23, 2018

I hope everyone has had a relaxing and enjoyable break! Hopefully, you took your well-deserved break from school work and gave yourself time to recharge! We have 11 weeks left--let's make them the best 11 weeks yet! You are appreciated for all that you do each and every day!

Staff Dress for This Week

Monday-Jeans Day--just because :)

Tuesday-Team Shirt Tuesday with jeans or Spring-colored shirt with jeans (It's the 1st day of Spring!)

Wednesday-Professional Dress

Thursday-Robison Spirit Day--jeans with spirit shirt

Friday-College shirts with jeans

Staffing News

Round 1 interviews for our assistant principal will be completed this week. If all goes well, we'll also have round 2 interviews completed with a recommendation to HR on Friday. Of course, we are unable to announce our recommendation until it is approved by HR, but that should be sometime next week.

Thank you to our interview committee for the time commitment, as well as representing everyone as we work through this process.

Rocket Fest (Friday, March 23, 5 to 9 pm)

Rocket Fest is almost here!! If you have not submitted an auction item, there is still time to do so. Please email Mrs. Pfluger if you are including an auction item and you have not let her know this already:

Thank you to everyone for helping to make this a fun event for our school community, as well as helping to raise funds. This is our final fundraiser. Funds from these events help us to provide resources for teachers and students, including the garden instruction, consultants, manipulatives, food for meetings, literacy library materials, recess equipment, and so much more.

GEM Grants

Looking for funds to support an initiative such as blended learning or another initiative that requires funding? Check out the GEM grant information below. Be aware of the deadline for applying, April 9. As mentioned in my email that was recently sent--those who qualify for a GEM grant will also get the added bonus of jeans for the entire FIRST SEMESTER next year!! Let's get those applications in and WIN!!

There are 2 informational meetings THIS WEEK:

*Tuesday, March 20 @ 6:30 pm at ISC in room 502 C/D (Course #16655)

*Thursday, March 22 @ 5:00 pm at ISC in room 502 C/D (Course #16656)

Intent to apply is due March 23 (Friday) to allow the district to know how many scorers will be needed.

Application deadline is April 9!

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Newest Twitter Challenge

Whether you've earned a #winner t-shirt or not, participating in Twitter chats is a great way to get free professional development. If you have not earned a #winner shirt yet, participate in one chat this week and come by and share what you've learned. First come, first served on winning a t-shirt.

Here is a link to information on chats:

CFISD offers twitter chats as well. Mondays at 7:30 pm, you can jump in and join the @CFISDchat, which is specifically designed for CFISD teachers.

Calendar Reminders and Updates

Tuesday, March 20: Father/Daughter Dance Committee meets with Gerletti @ 9:00 am; Cluster meeting moved to 1:00 pm (at Robison)

Friday, March 23: Intent to apply for GEM Grant due

Tuesday, April 3: Multicultural Festival Committee Meeting @ 8 am

Monday, April 9: Application deadline for GEM grants

Upcoming Benchmark Testing

Please help to remind parents that we are unable to accommodate visitors on benchmark testing days. Please do not request volunteers in your classroom on these days. The schedule will change on these testing days, and you will have that information soon.

March 26: 3rd & 4th Math

March 27: 3rd & 4th Reading

March 28: 5th Science

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Superintendent's Fun Run

New info: Staff members who participate and purchase a t-shirt may wear that shirt on Thursdays in April (we'll have jeans days on Mondays in April for Staff Appreciation) and Mondays in May!

The Fun Run is Saturday!! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone that is participating!

Stay Informed

Be sure to regularly check the RES Hub (in Google classroom) for updates such as minutes from meetings. I will also try to send out "announcements" to let you know when these have been posted.

Here is the link to the hub:


The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.