Bright - "A School to Emulate!"

A Fresh Start - 9/26-9/30/16

Education! More than a Career...a Calling!

Hello Bright Staff!


The honeymoon period is winding down or maybe it's a distant memory. You may be noticing that some of our students are stretching our limits and causing us to be more creative than we imagined we could. I did some reflecting this weekend and I was ashamed of myself. I was letting the "problems" I was facing consume me, instead of prioritizing, setting reasonable expectations and celebrating all that we have accomplished. If you begin to feel discouraged, try to remember that educating children a privilege. We don't have to do it, we get to do it! What we do is not a career...it's a calling! Walk into your greatness and let's do this! #TeamBright


Check out the information below. There are several action items.


Campus Improvement Team (CIT) - Thank you for sending in the nominations. Please click the link to the ballot and cast your vote no later than Wednesday, September 28th at 4 pm. https://docs.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3AGEI9maIhEwGDoAMgpgzlRq7SETX-uGaSpfni8RaIQxT_A/viewform


TTESS Goals Setting - Most of us have had our goal setting meetings and have uploaded our goals into Eduphoria (Appraise). The deadline to complete goal setting meetings and to upload goals in Eduphoria is Friday, September 30th.


TTESS Pre-Conferences - I recently learned that each person must have pre-conference meeting in addition to the goal setting conference to discuss the specific lesson that will be observed. Please look for a calendar invite from your appraiser and be prepared to discuss how the lesson is aligned to the the TTESS rubric. Carrie and I will also use this rubric during formal walkthroughs and to offer informal feedback. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B3v8MzRloaaVUHJtd0tHSEFGQVk


Book Fair - Our 1st book fair of the year is next month and the theme is Pirates. Look for information from Wendy on how to prepare.


October 7th Professional Learning - We have a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively for a full day on October 7th. A few of you will be off campus, but most of us will remain on campus. Please begin to think about what your teams will accomplish on this day. We will talk in more detail about the October 7 PL day with team leaders this week. Click the link for more information on your location. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J0iTMYm0xor-5t3zQYs0WpUGFmmazeu7GaVPDj5Ol2U/edit#gid=884343474


Parent /Teacher Conferences: The parent/teacher conference window will be upon us in no time. This year there is no day set aside for conferences. It will be up to individual teachers to schedule conferences as time allows within the district window. Click the link to access the "Parent Notification of Child's Progress in Reading" letter. A completed copy of this letter should be given to the parents during parent/teacher conferences. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B3v8MzRloaaVMU8xVWxrMG9yYzg


Promises/Collective Commitments - During one of our August Professional Learning (PL) days we worked together to develop our collective commitments. Many of you have already committed yourselves to the promises we made. If you have not already done so, please click the link and answer the 5 short questions with a yes or no response. https://docs.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepyD9TyYNNGS-f4i4UNyI3biqMKQt42LMa0A6tYZGx4i22OQ/viewform


New Staff - If you haven't had a chance, please take a moment to welcome Kelly Parker. She is our new Tech Specialist.


Thanks everyone and let's have a great week!

Instructional Highlights_You Got Caught...

Sorry that this area is empty when there is SO much great instruction happening every day. We will be sure to highlight your great work next week!


Send your highlights my way and read them here.

Funnies!


Send your funnies my way and read them here.

Great Job!

Carrie, Landry, Sarah, Veronica, Lislia, Melissa, Kari & Brandon for restructuring several classrooms and moving furniture throughout the building to support a couple of our sped students. Angela for organizing a wonderful college week! Heather, Brandon, Yukki, Nicollette for planning GMB!


Send your kudos my way and read them here.

This Week is an A-Week!

9/26 - Specials - Collaborative Planning

9/26 - 5th Grade SST

9/27 - Kinder - Collaborative Planning

9/28 - 1st Grade - Collaborative Planning

9/28 - ITL Meeting - 3:15 pm

9/29 - 2nd Grade - Collaborative Planning

9/29 - Fall Pictures

9/29 - Book Fair Teacher Preview Day After School

9/30 - Good Morning Bright - 8 am

Principal's Schedule

9/28 - District Meeting 8:00 - 11:30 am

Happy Birthday!

9/28 - Brandon

9/30 - Elvia


We want to recognize birthdays each week. Remember to click the link - http://tinyurl.com/BrightBirthdays - we will wish you a happy birthday HERE!