Thursday Brief

November 21


Mandatory Teacher Staff Meeting December 5th in Library & Training December 19th during Conference

ALL teachers will need to attend this meeting on December 5th. We are required to put up these "Stop the Bleed" kits and you all will have to be trained to meet this new requirement. In addition to the training the nurse will do on this day, you will also have to attend a "skills" training with her Thursday December 19th during your conference period. This is also MANDATORY for compliance. Please do not ask for a personal day during these times. I have to get her a sub so she can train you all on this day. Thank you. Let me know if you have questions.

Please cancel any tutoring or clubs you have on this day.

Personal Leave on days before or after a holiday

Personal leave for days before and after holidays cannot be approved by me per board policy. Sick leave on these days is approved. Please do not submit personal leave for days before or after a holiday. See part of Policy DEC Local Below.

2. Discretionary use of leave is at the individual employee’s discretion, subject to limitations set out below.


Discretionary use of personal leave shall be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of three days’ notice shall be required. Discretionary use of leave shall not be granted on days that may jeopardize the operation of a campus, department, or the District, as determined by the Superintendent. Dates of concern, such as days for safety concerns or other major District priorities, shall be communicated by the Superintendent or designee. Campus employees may not schedule discretionary leave on professional or staff development days, campus testing days, or days before or after a holiday

Duration of Leave

Discretionary use of leave shall not exceed two consecutive workdays, except in extenuating circumstances as determined by the Superintendent or designee.



  • All students that donate 10 items or more get free dress code the week before Christmas Break.
  • Winning 3rd Grade Class and Winning 4th grade class with the most items get Pizza Party!

TEACHERS that donate 10+ Items ALSO GET FREE DRESS!!!!

Food Drive

We are collecting food items through December 5th for HEB Share Your Christmas. The following are the items we are collecting. Please collect in your classrooms until we get our tree up and then you can bring to common area. If you need a box, let Brinda know so she can get you one. Thanks for your support! Let's beat the Intermediate this year!!! They had a Uhaul full of food!


These are also items that are considered non-perishable and needed.

  • Whole grains, such as quinoa and spelt
  • Rice (brown, wild)
  • Steel-cut or rolled oats
  • Whole grain dry cereals with at least 5 grams fiber/serving
  • Whole grain pastas, such as whole wheat, brown rice flour or quinoa
  • Fruits in natural juice with no sugar added
  • Dried or canned legumes, such as peas, lentils, peanuts and beans
  • Pureed foods, such as sweet potato, pumpkin and applesauce
  • Low-fat dry or shelf-stable milk
  • Nut butters, including peanut, almond, walnut
  • Dried herbs and spices and no-salt spice blends
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Dried fruits (preferably no added sugar), such as prunes, mangoes, apricots and raisins
  • Granola, muesli
  • Shelf-stable milk alternatives such as soy, almond, rice
  • Seeds, such as sesame, sunflower or pumpkin
  • Healthy oils, such as olive and grape seed
  • Green, white and herbal tea
  • Plain, unsalted nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans
  • Natural sweeteners, such as honey
  • 100 percent fruit juice


Thursday, Dec. 12th, 3-5pm

Nikol's Office

Please RSVP if you need to meet about RTI for students. I realize this is not the last Thursday but since I missed November I didn't want to wait. If you need to meet before this please email me and we will set up a separate time to meet and talk about students. Thanks!!!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Movers for Military-UNTIL NOVEMBER 22ND-Tomorrow is the last day!

Each campus has a box in the front office for collection of these items. I will also send an email out to parents and do a call out regarding this and food drive when I do one about Thanksgiving Feast.

  • Beef Jerky, Tuna in pouch
  • Breakfast bars, Energy bars
  • Nuts, Sunflower seeds, corn nuts
  • Peanut Butter crackers, cheese crackers
  • Gum
  • Drink mixes that can go into 16oz. bottles of water
  • Travel size toiletries


NOVEMBER PICTURES-PLEASE PUT HERE-You can also put any from October that were missed

From Mrs. Cristan

  • You are a smart Cookie perfect attendance celebration at the end of the day tomorrow.
    • Provide students that have had perfect attendance with yellow wrist bands.
      • Refer to roster that was placed in your box with highlighted names
    • Office will call for your POD – students are to report to the cafeteria for their cookies and punch.

  • Relax, unwind, and enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving break. I am thankful to be working on a great campus!


SUBJECT: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

We have been selected to represent thousands of students across our country by participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment. This assessment monitors what U.S. students know in math and reading areas at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Since 1969, NAEP has provided U.S. educators and the public with reliable profiles of student achievement. Fifty students that are 9 years old from our campus have been chosen. Each NAEP assessment session will take 90 minutes, including transition time and directions. The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, 01/29/2020. Please contact Hoover for additional information about the assessment. For additional information, sample questions, NAEP publications, and classroom data tools, visit the NAEP website

From Mrs. Villarreal

Teachers, Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding the recent cancellations in Guidance Lessons. Dyslexia testing and data interpretation has proven to be more time consuming than I thought. I will try to reschedule if possible.

Anger management and Mentoring forms are still located outside my classroom door. It is not too late to refer a student for these interventions.

Just a reminder, an RtI meeting must have an administrator present, especially if testing is being considered. Please email us and let us know the date and time of your meeting. Make sure all data is entered into DMAC. Parent phone calls or attempts to contact parents should be recorded in the notes section, and don’t forget to add testing accommodations (if needed). The accommodations page should be turned into Mrs. Hoover.

As always, thank you for all you do!!

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Positivity Project Week 13: KINDNESS

Kindness Agenda.

Lots of fun things on these weeks. If you have time I encourage you to check out and do some kindness activities with your class.

++++WE WILL ALSO HAVE A BE THE “I” IN K__ND POSTER FOR KIDS TO TAKE THEIR PICTURES IN!!! Thank you to Ms. Montoya for creating this!!!!


Friday, Dec. 6th, 6:30pm

1102 Cornerstone Drive

Corpus Christi, TX

Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!!! Please bring a food dish to share and your own beverage. We will also have a white elephant gift exchange (BRING WRAPPED).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Weekly Calendar

ThursdayNovember21Report Card

ThursdayNovember23Brittany Hurst Birthday

Monday-FridayNovember25-29Thanksgiving Break


TuesdayDecember3Family Literacy Night 6pm-7pm

ThursdayDecember5Science Project Due

FridayDecember6Science Fair Judging

FridayDecember6HEB Share Your Christmas9:00 AM

FridayDecember6Staff Christmas Party at Ainsworth Residence 6:30 PM