Owl Notes



*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!


Monday - Souper Monday

Tuesday - Ugly Sweater Day

Wednesday - Sonic drinks

Thursday - Gift day

Friday - PTO Luncheon

For more details, follow the link below:



SLO - Have you looked back at your grade level SLO or teacher goals lately? What progress are you making on them?



TUESDAY - Fourth grade Junior Achievement Day/Mama Juanita's PTO Spirit Night

WEDNESDAY - Principals' Meeting

THURSDAY - PTO Meeting @ 9:30

FRIDAY - Faculty Holiday Party


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!!!



Samantha Hier - for taking time to go over Junior Achievement with the ELA teachers. - 4th grade

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

1. By December, all math teachers will be trained and will have implemented Poster Method twice a month.

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.

Upcoming Dates


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

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