Week of January 18, 2016

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The Cowboy Courier is a weekly newsletter that highlights the good work coming from Cigarroa's amazing staff and students, helps us to remember important events, and connects our extended community. Feedback is welcomed. Thanks for reading!

Our Values In Action

Growth-mindset. Belief and desire to continuously improve.

Sense of urgency. Acting with the realization that efficiency is vital to success.

Belonging. We are committed to actions that support a sense of family and community.

Commitment. Doing whatever it takes to reach our vision of academic success and a love for learning.

Respect. Holding ourselves, our school, our family, and our community in high regard.

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This section highlights teammates and students whose actions directly impact our goal of helping our students earn distinctions this year!

Great job this week! We had another very busy week at Cigarroa and I know it was even busier toward the end of the week. I made it a point to make remind parents to come to conferences in the weekly parent letter as well as via the callout system, so I know that all of our teachers experienced a pretty high number of parents. This is great news and from the conversations I had with many of them, I know they have so much appreciation for the work you do with their students each day! I hope everyone has a restful three-day weekend!

Here are a couple of reminders for this week:

For students whose parents did not attend parent conferences, send the student's report cards home and ask for a signature as proof they viewed the report card. Keep a copy of report card with the signature and return it home. If possible, please make every effort to reach out to the parent for an in-person conference. Please let us know how we can support you in any way!

The PTSA's Annual Penny Drive has started! Please encourage your students to bring in loose change to donate to the school's PTSA. All proceeds support PTSA programs that go directly to our school. Our fantastic PTSA moms will collect all funds before school begins.

This is a reminder that if you haven't already done so, please update your bulletin boards with current student work. Student work came down right before winter break because of ACPs, but it's time to hang excellent student products in the halls and in your room. Current themes you can use are winter (for January), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Don't forget to also post the learning objective!

Our LPAC co-chairs ask that all teachers update their LPAC folders in their students' CUM folders. All information should be updated on the LPAC folder and any stickers that were placed in your box should be adhered to the folder. If you have any questions, please ask Lorena Gonzalez, Esther Cuevas, or Mrs. Johnson.

Christina Golden wants to remind all teachers to bring your laptops for Tuesday's professional development session with Josie Eatman. If you need to reference Josie's PowerPoint presentation from last week's professional development, please click on the button below.

The deadline to submit the DRA/EDL MOY (middle of year) reading levels of students is Tuesday, January 26th. If you need support with this, please ask David Rodriguez as soon as possible!

This is a reminder that after-school tutoring for 3rd-5th graders begins again this Wednesday. Please click on the button below to review the days on which staff tutors have confirmed they are working. For any team members not tutoring, please help dismiss all students in your grade right after school.

Have an wonderful short (4-day) week!

Morning Routine Responsibilities

Morning Announcements


Morning Roundup Guests

Louisville (2B)

Week at a Glance

Monday, January 18

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)

Tuesday, January 19

ICR Technology Inventory Audit from 1:30-4:30

Professional Development from 3:35-5:05

  • Josie Eatman from Region 10 presents Process Skills in the Classroom as part two of a three part series. Please don't forget to bring your laptops!

Wednesday, January 20

PLCs during planning periods

After-school tutoring from 3:05-4:05

Avance class in the Parent Center from 6:30-9:00

Thursday, January 21

After-school tutoring from 3:05-4:05

Friday, January 22

Tim Hise at Cigarroa from 1:45-2:45

On the Horizon

4th Six Weeks Progress Reports go home Friday, January 29

President's Day is Monday, February 15 (no school)

4th Six Weeks ends Friday, February 19

Region 10 Scaffolding the Learning PD PowerPoint

Here's the link to Josie Eatman's PD on Scaffolding the Learning: Understanding Performance Level Descriptors.

After-School Tutoring Tutor Schedule

Confirm your and your teammates days for after-school tutoring.

Cigarroa Libary Sign-Up Link

Sign up for your class's library time using this link!