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Weekly Notes for Staff April 27- May 8, 2015

Teaching and Learning the Falcon Way

Hurst Hills Vision, Mission, and Core Values

Vision: We’re the ones empowering students to achieve excellence!


Mission: As a Hurst Hills Falcon, I will soar to excellence by showing respect and responsibility, and doing my best to reach my goals.


Core Values

1. Do what is right

2. Perform with excellence

3. Respect others

Administrative Adventures

Beth and Marie's Schedule

Beth is out Wednesday April 29 all day.

Important Dates

April 27-May 1 Stand up to Bullying Week and Book Fair Week

April 30 Kinder Graduation Pictures

Field Day PK-1

May 1 Field Day 3-6

May 4 FACI Program Campus Visit 9:15-10:30

VIPS luncheon @ Campus West 11:00

Kindergarten Kickoff in cafeteria at 6:30 PM

May 5 Mooyah Night

May 6 2nd grade math DBA

3rd grade writing CBA

May 7 Suzuki Achievement Celebrations

FACI Parent Night 6:00-6:30 PM

PTA Meeting and Falcon Choir concert 6:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria

May 8 Sixth Grade field trip to Buinger CTE

Third Grade field trip to Fort Worth Zoo

May 10 Mother's Day!

May 11 Progress Reports go home

May 12 Campus Closed for STAAR Testing 5th grade Retest

Kinder walking field trip

May 13 Hurst Librarians visit

May 14 Grade 4 Social Studies CBA

Talent Show Auditions @ 3:00 in cafeteria

May 15 Grade 5-6 Social Studies CBA

Fourth Grade Austin Adventure

Talent Show Auditions @ 3:00 in cafeteria

May 16 3rd Annual 6Stones Black and Blue Run @ Pennington Field

May 19 Georgeanne Gallian Scholarship Awards @ Bell HS 6:00 PM

May 20 Pre-AP 6th Grade ELA CBA 2

May 21 Falcon Choir NRH2O Trip

Kindergarten Awards 8:30 AM in Cafeteria

CKPK Awards 1:00 PM in Cafeteria

Cici's Pizza Night

May 22 Falcons Got Talent Show in Cafeteria at 7:00 PM

May 25 Memorial Day Holiday: NO SCHOOL

May 26 First Grade Awards 8:30 AM in Classrooms

Third Grade Awards 1:;00 in Cafeteria

May 27 Fourth Grade Awards 1:00 PM in Cafeteria

Second Grade Awards 2:00 PM in classrooms

End of Year Family PicNic 5:00

May 28 Grade Level Switch 9:00-9:45

6th Grade Walking Field Trip lunch 11:15

Fifth Grade Awards 1:00 in cafeteria

Sixth Grade End of Year Party at 5:30 PM

May 29 Last day of school

Noon Dismissal

Sixth Grade Awards 8;30 AM in cafeteria

Report Cards go home

June 1 Pat May Center Marcia Tate and Formative Assessment 7:30

June 2 First Investors sponsors breakfast in cafeteria at 8:00

PD in cafeteria

Lunch provided by Northpointe Baptist Church

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**April Birthdays**

April 4th Leslie DeFrank, IR Assistant

April 9th Marie Becker, Assistant Principal

April 10th Sheryl Hentze, IR Assistant

April 13th Whitney Anderson, ACLASS Assistant

April 15th Stephanie Besio, ACLASS Teacher

April 18th Karen Ahaus, Art Teacher

April 22 Laurie Moss, Principal's Secretary

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A Special Thank You From Pam Bural

I would like to thank all of Hurst Hills for their kind words, support, and encouragement during the Teacher of the Year process. I am truly honored to be your teacher of the year. I am so happy that I get to work with the best people at our wonderful school. Thank y’all very much!

Celebrate Team!

Kuddos to First Grade! They have been awesome in helping out with my students and parents. They are really making sure all my students are taken care of. I just wanted to send them some love! From Lindsey Teague


Kuddos to Amber and Stephanie for prepping for the FACI transition visits!

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I know that you all observe staff members going above and beyond on a daily basis to support students, fellow staff members, and the overall success of Hurst Hills. Please send in Kudos as you see them so that staff can be recognized for the things they do from day to day that make a difference. I would also love to share personal celebrations! Email your recognitions to Beth by Friday to be added to the weekly notes! If Beth uses your submission or you are the subject of a celebration, stop by the office for a special treat!

Falcon Color Run

The Falcon Color Run will be on Sunday April 26th. There is a sign up sheet in the workroom. Please promote this to your students and try to be here if you can!

Hurst Public Librarians Visit

Wednesday, May 13th

Children’s Librarian (Beverly Kirkendall)

8:30 – 9:00 PK and First (Kinder has STRIPE)

9:14 – 9:45 – 2nd through 5th

2:00 – 2:30 (Kinder in Library)


Tuesday, May 19th

Teen Librarian (Rosalynn)

2:00 – 2:30 6th Grade (Library)

Changes Due to Inclement Weather

Thursday May 28th will be a full day, Friday May 29 will be a half day with the afternoon as a workday in your rooms, and Saturday May 30th will be a full workday (8-2) for final closeout of classrooms. Rooms must be summer ready and keys turned in by 2:00 on the 30th. All three of these days are restricted for personal leave. If you have something related to High School graduation that is in conflict with this schedule please come talk to Beth about it. June 1st and 2nd will be regular CI Days. June 1st will be at PMC for Marsha Tate: Formative Assessment and June 2nd will be at Hurst Hills for EOY Data Analysis/Needs Assessment and Goal Team Meetings. These days are restricted for personal leave as well.

Weekend Warriors

The building will be open this weekend from 9-4. Remember to check for the smiley face and sign in and out in the office. Thank you to Elissa for always being available for this task.

Stand Up To Bullying Week April 27-May 1

Stand up to bullies by being a HERO!

Who's a HERO? Helping Everyone Respect Others

How? By being a heroic bystander, we can end bullying once and for all! We will have a different theme each day, a door decorating contest, and we will also have a special guest on Tuesday.


Monday, April 27 "HEROS Don't Bully" Dress up as a superhero or an American hero (camouflage)

Tuesday, April 28 "Black Out Bullying" Wear black

Wednesday, April 29 "Promote Peace" 70's day/peace signs

Thursday, April 30 "Be Extraordinarily Unique" Crazy Hair Day

Friday, May 1 "Stand Up to Bullying" Wear crazy socks to Field Day!

Adopter Nights

If you eat at Mooyah’s or Cici’s on a school spirit night you can wear jeans the following day. Your jeans pass is your receipt! If it is a Thursday or you have AM duty you can wear jeans the following Monday. Don't forget to mention Hurst Hills when you checkout!

FACI Transition Events

Keeping everyone in the loop about our transition events for FACI.



May 4th is the date for the K-5 Student field trip 9:15-10:30. Students will have a digital scavenger hunt to lead them around the school. We will also provide each student with a Hurst Hills nylon back pack that contains a t-shirt, pendant, spirit stick, and a book specific to their grade level with pictures of the staff and common areas of the school. We will be coming around to take pictures for the book very soon. We are so excited to welcome our new falcons!


May 7th we will have a PTA meeting at 6:30 and our Falcon Choir will perform. We will have a FACI Parent Open House from 6:00-6:30 and invite them to stay for the PTA meeting. All staff will be here, at their classroom doors from 6:00-6:30 to answer questions and allow parents to see what our campus layout looks like.

Looking Ahead to 2015-16

Grade Level Switch Day

The school will have a Grade Level Switch Day on May 28th from 9-9:45. Students will travel up to the next year's teachers to get excited about next year! Please have some kind of talk or activity planned that will not only inform students about the next school year, but will also get them pumped for another year of learning. This is a great time to give them suggestions for summer activities to keep their brains active over the break.

Duty Roster

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