Primary Points to Ponder

January 20-24

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From the Custodians

There have been doors left propped open after dismissal in the afternoon. Please make sure all outside doors remain closed and locked no matter the day and time. If you have a child who hangs out in the building after school, remind them to keep the outside doors closed.


Rainy/Muddy Days


Custodians will start checking the playground conditions on days it may be too muddy to be on the playground. They will let Ms. Ruth know so we can tell all staff before the first recess. If it is too muddy to be on the playgrounds, you may have student play on the concrete outside of the land hallway doors or on the basketball court.


The reason we don't want mud in the building is because it is very hard to get out of carpet and ruins the wax on the floor.

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RtI Spreadsheet Update

Please have all data updated in the spreadsheet for the RTi meetings on the 27th and 28th


Writing ratings for first 2 9 weeks

Letters/sounds for each month through January (Once they've hit 26/26/26 they can stop recording)

Informal (1-3rd 9 weeks) and formal (1st and 2nd 9 weeks) running records - ( K and any PK in guided reading groups should have some informals)

iStation reading and math for each month through January

Math CBA for 1st 2 9 weeks (K)

CLI data for PK for 1st wave

After School Detention

Remember- Teachers may sign up students for After School Detention for any reason on any day. Teachers just have to contact the parent and assign it on the calendar.

All Staff working on February 17 need to fill out the form below.

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Please fill out the form below for any classroom STEAM needs.

If you need corded headphones to use with iPads in the classroom, fill out below.

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Links you need

The Dock

This Hyperdoc has quick links to many things you may need to access.

Primary Calendar of Events

Check this every week so you can keep up with events. Click on links to see attachments.

Primary Staff Notebook

This has just about everything you need! This is a new version for the 2019-2020 school year.

Google Classroom

Primary 2019-2020 Classcode is eki1vlo. We will use this for trainings that can be done on your own time.

Parent Liaison Referral Form

Please fill this out when you want Ms. Chism to help with contacting and working with parents.

Student Recognition per Month

Check Primary Events Calendar for Due Dates

Pine Tree Primary Symbaloo

This has links to many of our pages. You can make it your homepage!

Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher to Teacher Observation

You must complete one a semester.

CLI Engage Training

You can earn your CDA through here if you are interested.

Project ETELL Registration

This is a route to begun ESL or bilingual certified with no cost to you.

SIOP Texas Gateway Training

All staff who work directly with students must complete this training.

TEA Gateway Course

This has self-paced course on different programs from the Texas education Agency.

SeeSaw PD in your PJs

This has links to video with training on how to use different parts of Seesaw Learning Journal

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