Barton Hills Bulletin

Week of December 15-19

From Kati

MMMMM Cookie exchange.

Congratulations to Angela. Angela has accepted a position at Mathew's Elementary as a Special Education Teacher.

Welcome back Stacy!

Thank you Caroline Snively for your service to our students while Stacy has been out. We appreciate all of your enthusiasm, professionalism, and continuation of high levels of instruction for our students.

Updates and Reminders

  • The Texas Education Agency has opened the window for teachers to complete the Teacher School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart. This is a mandatory NCLB federal requirement. Statewide reports from the Texas Teacher STaR Chart are used to report on progress toward fulfilling the requirements in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D that all teachers should be technology literate and integrate technology across the curriculum. The data is also shared with state and federal policymakers, then used to complete reports on various technology grant programs such as ERate. Since 2007, Austin ISD has received $20.7M in ERate funding for the implementation and maintenance of Internet services, telephone services, and network hardware to provide our classrooms with the latest technology services.
    All teachers must complete the STaR chart by going to The online STaR chart takes 10-15 minutes per individual to complete. Please complete the Teacher STaR chart prior to March 13, 2015.

This Weeks Events

Halbert- Morning Duty


  • "C" Day for Special Areas
  • 7:45 Morning Assembly
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal


  • "A" Day for Special Areas
  • ARD/504/eCST Day
  • 8:15 - 9:00 Nutcracker for K/1
  • 9:15 -10:00 Nutcracker for 2/3
  • 6:30 Nutcracker Performance
  • Report Cards due by midnight
  • Election Run-Off elections


  • "B" Day for Special Areas
  • Rozie's Birthday
  • Cultural Arts program - 9:00 K-2; 9:45 3-6
  • Holiday Parties


  • "C" Day for Special Areas
  • 9:00 - 1:00 4th grade to Capitol
  • 4;00 Staff Gathering @ Whip-In


  • "" Day for Special Areas
  • Courtney's Birthday
  • Student Holiday/ Teacher Staff Development
  • 11:00 - 1:00 6th grade choir to KUT

Staff Development Meeting Agenda :)

Friday, December 19th

8:00 AM


  • Celebrations
  • GT Update Hours

Upcoming Events

December 22 - January 1

Winter Break

January 4

Barbara's Birthday

January 5
Students and Staff return

January 8

3:00 CAC Meeting (Bond improvement presentation)

January 11

Collins' Birthday

January 12

9:00 Fire Drill

January 13

Amy Purnell's B'day

January 15

3:00 Vertical Team meetings

January 16

Sylvia's birthday

Author visit in library (k-2)

January 19

Claire's birthday

Student and Staff Holiday (MLK)

January 20

DRA/TPRI window opens (k-2)

January 22

3;00 Cadre meetings

January 23

Teacher Luncheon

Student Data meetings

12:30 Fresh Friday

January 25

Sarah Tso's birthday

January 26

1:30 Reverse Evacuation Drill

January 29

Science Fair

January 31

Day of 11

Kudos To.....

If you have an item for this section, email me so I can include next week

  • Becky, Allyn, and Barbara for stepping in and supporting Mary's class while she has been out.