Weekly Notes for Staff December 1-11, 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 challenging myself to reach my goals.
1. Do what is right
2. Perform with excellence
3. Respect others
December 1: Writing DBA Grade 4
December 3 Goal Teams
December 4 and 7-9 Beth Off Campus
December 7 ELPS Training Due
Fourth Grade Sings at Bell High School
December 7-17 Holiday Shop
December 8: Reading CBA Grade 5
December 10: Picture Make Up Day
Teacher of the Year Voting at Staff Meeting
December 14 Progress Reports
Spelling Bee at 8:30 AM
Bell Station Holiday Performance @2:00 in gym
December 16 Hurst Junior High Band and Choir Holiday Performance @12:00 in gym. Look for an adjusted lunch and Fine Arts schedule to come out soon.
December 17 Santa Visit: Front Drive @8:30
NO STAFF MEETING
December 18 Holiday Parties @ 2:00 in classrooms
December 19-January 3 Winter Break!!!
The new link to get to TAC from home is http://www2.hebisd.edu/waplinks.
Choose Teacher Access Center.
You will enter your HEB username and password (just as you do for TAC at school).
After that authenticates, you will be asked to login to your TAC account again.
If you have not updated your link for TAC from home, please do so. Also, if you have issues with logging into TAC from home, please address those issues to your campus help account and give as much detail as possible.
Yearbook Pictures Needed!
Dab Okafor, our new reading interventionist, will start training tomorrow (Wednesday)!
She will shadow Sue’s groups for 5 days (12/2-12/8) and probably start pulling her own group on 12/9. Please make any group adjustments so she can start planning by 8:00 Monday morning.
Ms. Okafor is also a district substitute if you have a need for an afternoon sub!
K-2 STRIPE Interventionists will continue to pull STRIPE groups through Wednesday, December 16.
3rd-6th Intervention will pull groups through Friday, December 11.
ELPS Fall Awareness Training due December 7- This training is required of any teacher who could potentially have an ELL student in their classroom for the 15-16 school year.
· Individually, teachers watch the training video: HEB Curriculumà TrainingàELPS Fall 2015 Awareness Training (Enrollment key=heb123)
· Complete the quiz (with a grade of 100) and print the certificate
· Sign the Eduphoria Sign Sheet & Turn in your certificate to the GREEN folder in Mrs. Becker’s box by December 7
Field Trips and Volunteers
Any volunteers or parents joining you on a Field Trip must complete a VIPS online background check PRIOR to the Field Trip. The background check can take up to 72 hours to process and must be updated once per year. This can be completed at www.hebisd.edu/vips.
Please send Marie a list of volunteers 3 days before the field trip so she can ensure all background checks are complete and up to date. Any volunteer without an up to date background check will not be able to participate in the field trip as a volunteer.
We are in need of volunteers for upper grades...so if you have not signed up (even for just one or two slots this year) please be a fabulous falcon, and help us out.:)
Walking the Walls of a Classroom
Posting your learning objectives is a district requirement. These objectives may not change every day, but should always align to what Student Expectation (SE) is the main focus of your lesson. This sets a clear purpose for learning so students know what they can do by the end of the lesson.
You Matter forms are in the teacher workroom. Recognize your peers on the wall in the lounge!
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!