Gattis Gossip

Volume 7, Issue 31---------------------------April 27, 2015

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That's what you are!!!

We should give it up for the fabulous Kristal Shanahan and our efficient crew of hall monitors/potty hotties/ bathroom babes in the hall during STAAR testing!! Do you know how deadly boring it is to sit and watch the hall ALL DAY LONG?! And do you know how many steps are taken by those who provide bathroom breaks?!

Thank you to Angie Hintz, our fabulously calm and knowledgeable in-house online testing expert, along with our brave online testing pioneers - Lexey Krause, Marcy Pearson, Jennifer Moy and Roxanna Alvarez (aka Energizer Bunny)!!

Our test administrators did such a great job monitoring students and securing tests!!! No significant incidents of any kind!!

Our PPCD- 2nd grade classes were so quietly supportive that we hardly knew you were here!

Our specials teams kept kids quietly active and creative through those brain cycles!!

Karmela and her crew fed everyone all day!

Becky and her crew moved desks/tables and chairs to keep everyone comfortable!

Catherine and Delores served as air traffic control in the office!!

I can't say thank you enough!! You are TRULY AMAZING!

Upcoming Week At Gattis...

  • When Reader's Struggle Webinair series continues this week!
  • Update campus partnership form with special guests and volunteers (see link below)
  • April 27 - May 22 K-2 BAS EOY testing window


  • 8:00 Annual ARD
  • 9:50 Annual ARD
  • 11:55 Annual ARD
  • 1:45 Annual ARD
  • 3:00 2 staffings
  • 3:30 LaWanda - central office


  • 11:00 - Jennifer - PTA council
  • 1:50 504
  • 3:00 Leadership Meeting
  • 4:00-5:15 "When Readers Struggle" Webinair with MB Cordon -Gaby/MB office


  • 8:00-2:45 Brief ARDS all day
  • 3:05 Team Sharing from Leadership


  • Celebrate DIA!!! Wear bright colors!!
  • DIA assembly with Dr. Flores as guest reader
  • 6:30 Dual Language Social
  • 3rd grade field trip


  • Friday Assembly
  • Field Day - 8:30-10:30 3rd-5th/12:00-2:00 K-2

Coming up soon!

  • April 13-May 15 Individual testing for students in ESL/ Dual language programs
  • April 27 - May 22 K-2 BAS EOY testing window
  • May 4-29 3rd -5th BAS EOY testing window
  • May 5 4:00-5:15 "When Readers Struggle" Webinair with MB Cordon - Library
  • May 5 6:30PTA meeting
  • May 6 4th grade Science CBA
  • May 6 Early Release - Brief meeting/ conferences
  • May 7 Incoming Kinder night 6:00-7:30
  • May 13 4th grade field trip
  • May 14 PreK field trip
  • May 15 5th grade field trip
  • May 15 SSTs all grades EOY planning
  • May 18-27 Universal Screeners
  • May 21 SSTs all grades EOY planning
  • May 25 School Holiday - Memorial Day
  • June 2 Talent Show presented to PK-2
  • June 3 Talent Show presented to 3-5
  • June 5 Last Day of School for students
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We're celebrating YOU!!

Apr. 4 Linda Betak

Apr. 6 Dora Garcia

Apr. 10 Kristal Shanahan

Apr. 14 Dawn Carlson

Apr. 16 Debbie Bennett

Apr. 16 Jacqueline McCollum

Apr. 16 Joanne Kendall

Apr. 17 Donna Staten

Apr. 22 Rosanna Lenzi

Apr. 24 Marcy Pearson

Apr. 28 Delores Herrera

May 2 Jessica DelReal

Plan Ahead for Summer PD

As you think about what Technology you want to learn this summer at Summer PD July 27th - Aug. 6th. Here is a list of the Technology Lessons offered organized by Pathways.

ITS Session Pathways

To see all courses offered, go to: Session Catalog. Be sure to register on Ecampus.

Partners in Education -- PLEASE UPDATE!

We are approaching spring deadlines to have all partners entered. Please be sure to enter volunteers and/donors. Check with LaWanda if you need assistance. : )

Please remember to use this link throughout the year to record any donors and partnerships. If you have guest speakers to your classroom or gradelevel, record the activity. Guest speakers would be recorded as partners rather than donors. Recording this information is an important piece of our accountability and allows our partners to be recognized for all they do for us.

BAS testing information

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Be Prepared!! - Review Emergency Protocols

This is the time of year that severe weather tends to occur in our area.

Be sure to review emergency protocols with your team to be prepared for any drills or actual crises. Make sure that materials are highly visible and easily accessible to substitutes. Team members should be aware of any substitutes present and make sure to provide support in case emergency protocols are needed for any reason.