East Elementary: Welcome Back!

Campus Retreat for the 2015-2016 School Year


We hope you have had a wonderful, relaxing, amazing summer. And although we still have quite a few weeks until we see our building filled with children, the planning is well under way. We would like to formally invite you to our Campus Retreat that will be held on August 13th and 14th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our Lead Teachers (a.k.a. The East Design Team( will have already met and we will be ready to frame our new year with all of you. Please make plans now to attend and find other important information below.

Campus Retreat - Day 1

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 8am-3:30pm

420 Galilee Road

Hallsville, TX

Campus Retreat - Day 2

Friday, Aug. 14th, 8am-3:30pm

420 Galilee Road

Hallsville, TX

Campus Retreat Agenda

August 13th - Day 1 on the Job


  • Breakfast Zone

  • Family Zone

  • Welcome Zone - Welcome, Goals and Introduction of New Staff

  • DESIGN CHALLENGE #1: Let’s Build Masterpieces!

  • Revisiting Our Campus Foundation

Lunch Zone (On Your Own)


  • Digging Deep with Professional Learning Communities

  • DESIGN CHALLENGE #2: Lesson Design at It’s Best!

  • Digging Deep with Unit Design and Math TEKS

  • Closing Activity -- Shaping Up!

August 14th - Day 2 on the Job


  • Design Challenge #3 - To Be Announced!

  • Unit Design Thinking

  • Digging Deep with Data

Lunch with the Crew (Together here on Campus)


  • Building Community - Love, Serve, and Care

  • Design Challenge #4 -- Ready, Set, Redesign!

  • Closing Activity -- Shaping Up!

Required Modules in Google Classroom! Please check your district email.

The district curriculum office has streamlined all mandatory professional development that usually takes away time from our back to school campus schedule into Google Classroom modules. These modules must be completed by August 21st at the end of the day. You must be sure to complete each individual section. Each module will have a completion document that will serve as your confirmation that you have completed and understand the components in the module. You should have received an email with a link to the classes that are required. If you did not receive an email, you may join the class using the join code: 97p0082. Please contact the CIA department if you have any questions - ext. 5011.

Save the Date!

Below you will find important dates to mark on your calendars now! Faculty learning dates are set and will be utilized to focus on our established campus goals. It is essential that everyone is in attendance. While I understand emergencies may happen, routine appointments and plans need to be scheduled around our set dates. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Faculty Learning (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.):

September 30th

October 28th

November 18th

December 3rd - Christmas Party

January 27th

February 24th

March 30th

April 27th

Design Team Learning (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.):

September 22nd

October 20th

November 10th

December 10th - Lunch and Learn

January 19th

February 16th

March 22nd

April 19th

District New Employee Meetings (3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.):

September 8th

October 6th

November 3rd

December 1st

January 5th

February 2nd

March 1st

April 4th

May 3rd

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Movie at the Park

Thursday, July 30th, 8pm

North Central Street

Hallsville, TX

The 1st Annual Movie in the Park will happen this Thursday night! This is a great way to connect with our community and enjoy time with your family. I know summers are busy but wanted to remind you just in case you can make it.
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