A WORD TO THE WISE...
*7.5 DAY COUNTDOWN IS ON...Stay the course! We can do this. Take time this week to encourage someone not on your grade level. If we give positives to all those around, we will make it to winter break easily!
*PTO SPIRIT NIGHT - PTO Spirit Night is on Tuesday @ Mama Juanita's. This is located at the corner of Hwy 242 & 45. Feel free to come out to dinner and support out PTO.
*SONIC DRINKS - If you don't have an order in by Monday afternoon, you will not get a drink! Please follow the link to place your order if you have not done so.
*FACULTY HOLIDAY PARTY - Reminder that the Faculty Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 14 at Baker Street Pub. The social committee will be asking for reservations before too long. Please consider attending this event, even if for a short amount of time. It's always good to extend our relationships beyond or grade/department.
* PTO LUNCHEON - Just a reminder that PTO Luncheon is this coming Friday!
* PAY CHECK REMINDER - Remember that our paychecks are adjusted to fit the holiday season. Pay dates are November 30, December 11, December 17 and then not again till January 15. Just a reminder to plan accordingly!
*POLAR EXPRESS DAY - We will have Polar Express Day/pj day on Tuesday, December 18. Please join us in wearing school appropriate pajamas to school that day, if you would like.
*12 DAYS COUNTDOWN - We are going to be doing an amended version of the 12 days countdown. A link to the schedule will be sent to you before it starts. Participation on fun days is voluntary.
*GT NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN -Until the end of the day December 19. If you or a parent want to nominate a student for testing, the completed nomination form must be in Deanna's possession before you leave for break!
POINTS TO PONDER
WEEK AT A GLANCE
TUESDAY - Fourth grade Junior Achievement Day/Mama Juanita's PTO Spirit Night
WEDNESDAY - Principals' Meeting
THURSDAY - PTO Meeting @ 9:30
FRIDAY - Faculty Holiday Party
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW - IMPACT FEBRUARY 9
Yearly, Junior League of North Harris County and South Montgomery County offer a guest speaker to teacher/staff in area district, including CISD. This year the event will take place on Saturday, February 9 with doors opening at 8 and presentation starting at 9. DR. RICK RIGSBY will be the guest speaker this year. I've included a clip from him so that you can hear what we are in for that morning. If you are interested in attending, the link to Eduphoria registration is below. He sounds amazing!!!
SEEDS FOR GROWTH:
AED Team - For your participation and all that you do! You Rock! Thank you Kathy Wolff for stepping in! - Audra
Kathie Gensbigler - For saving me with the Elf hat this week. - Audra
Goals for 18-19
2. Starting in January, teachers will focus on aligning two anchor stations with current learning in the classroom.
3. By the end of the school year, reading and writing teachers will be trained in the conferring process and create their own documentation of conferences.
8 - Hillary Soniat's birthday
11 - PTO Spirit Night @ Mama Juanitas
12 - Tami out at Principals' Meeting
13 - Kelly Donald's birthday
13 - PTO Meeting
14 - Poster Method
14 - PTO Luncheon
14 - Holiday Staff Party
16 - Nancy Heidenreich's birthday
17 - Core Team
18 - Sherry Kissner's birthday
18 - Polar Express Day - wear your pjs to school
19 - Early dismissal for winter break
19 - Jan 6 - Winter Break
20 - Becky Playfair's birthday
28 - Deanna Roger's birthday
7 - Staff work day/Team Leader @ 2:30 p.m.
9 - GT online testing training
11 - Pako Esparza & Chelsea Taylor's birthdays
12 - Western Art Show
14 - Staff Development after school
15 - Audra Sims' birthday
16 - Technology Staff Development during planning
18 - Math Review Quiz
21 - MLK Holiday
22 - Site Based (CORE)
23 - SOURCE Meeting (Foundations)
24 - Gretchen Montgomery visit
25 - Poster Method Day
26 - CISD Health Fair
27 - Macy Montalvo's birthday
28 - Faculty Meeting
29 - Tami out to Curriuculum Meeting