STAR Staff Newsletter

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This Week at a Glance:

Monday, 4/21

Rise & Shine

No Meeting of the Minds

Gillie/Hernandez – Waterproof Kids Field Trip

Tuesday. 4/22

STAAR Math, grades 3 & 4

Earth Day

McLeod/Wall – Waterproof Kids Field Trip

Wednesday, 4/23

STAAR Reading, grades 3 & 4

Crane/Huerta – Waterproof Kids Field Trip

Administrative Professional’s Day

Thursday, 4/24

Make-up STAAR for students who were absent

Deadline for GT identification referral, grades 1+

Friday, 4/25

End of 5th Six Weeks Reporting Period

Early Release

No VESTED Planning due to Early Release

Staff Development ~ 1:00 p.m. in library

Saturday, 4/26

Casey’s Kids Fun Run/5K

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C & I Updates - more detailed info later!

Part of Proclamation 2014

~ New Math Adoption - HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourts)

Proclamation 2015

~ K -12 Science adoption and new TEKS coming in 15 - 16

Curriculum Connector - new planning tool - will run alongside Forethought for one year only

Instructional Rounds - What are they?

Primary Literacy Insititute - a KISD balanced literacy approach

VESTED is still the expected lesson plan framework model

Administrative Professional's Day, April 23

Administrative Professional's Day is celebrated on April 23, 2014. Administrative Professionals' Day - also known as Secretaries Day- is an unofficial holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. In North America, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.


Board Elections (click link for more info)

Please be sure and vote in our upcoming school board election. Find out about the candidates and make your choice. Early voting begins April 28th and the election is May 6th. Protect our schools by having the right people lead us!

Recess Supervision

It's getting that time of year! As we plan daily activities outside for our students, let's also plan active supervision. Please ensure ALL areas of the playground are properly monitored and students are socializing and engaging in play appropriately.

Need a little motivation? Watch the video again below!