Faculty & Staff Notes



Curriculum night went well. Thank you for all your work to prepare for the evening. If you had low attendance, please be sure to find a way to communicate the essential portions of your presentations with your families.

We have another busy week, culminating with our Back to School Picnic on Friday night. While we still have a few students we are waiting on to acclimate to school routines, all-in-all we are in full swing and should be past the "getting to know you" activities that are not directly connected to your curriculum. I'm enjoying the student work on display in classrooms and the hallways. Keep up the good work, ladies and gentlemen. The students of Dove Elementary are so fortunate to have YOU as their teachers!

I have 3 days behind me and 5 more to go for my training at Region 10. I miss being in classrooms and being a part of the day to day operations of the school. The facilitators, while knowledgable about the training topic, are not open to the use of technology during the training session. I will check my phone for urgent text messages during breaks. I have access to emails only at 11:45-1:00 and after 4:30. THANK YOU to the office crew and all who are making things run well. Jamie is communicating with me every day. If an issue needs attention while I am out of the building, please feel free to speak with her or any member of the school leadership team.

And . . . on a personal note . . . I have a contract on my house in Kentucky! (small leap into the air with glee, following by a little girl giggle) . . . Guess who's happy to be closer to being 100% Texan!!

Let's make it a great week!

Proud to be your principal,

Cindy Galloway

WHO, what, when, where

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Monday, 9/15:

SAT (School Admin Team) PLC @ 12:30

Tanya is out, so we will not have a full PLC. Our main objective this week will be to review some elementary College & Career ideas that can be incorporated seamlessly into our school routines.

Tuesday, 9/16:

PLC / Team Leader Meetings [JT/TK/AG - CG will not be present due to training]

Remember: ALL teachers are expected to reserve Tuesday afternoons for meetings. Special interest topics may be planned for teachers not involved in team leader meetings, especially as we approach our technology 1 to 1 rollout.

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8:00 - 8:50 Morning Rounds

8:55 - 9:00 FIREDRILL

9:00 - 10:00 Office Work - Emails / Return Calls

10:00 - 12:00 Classroom Visits

12:30 - 1:30 SAT PLC

1:30 - 2:30 Office - Emails / Return Calls

Tuesday: Region 10 - ILD/PDAS Training

Wednesday: Region 10 - ILD/PDAS Training


Classroom Visits [working on names / observing instruction]


Leadership Team: Student Product Review

CG/JT/TK/AG will make rounds together, focusing only on posted student work, not on instruction. We are simply working on calibrating our PLC regarding quality student work/evidence of higher order thinking.


Weekend: 9/20 & 9/21 - Out of town - limited access to phone/email



9/23: Region 10 - ILD/PDAS Training

9/24: Region 10 - ILD/PDAS Training

9/25: Region 10 - ILD/PDAS Training