The Echo Memo: 9/28

A weekly memo to the Smith staff from your leadership team.

Morning Announcements

  • Select students for the week by MONDAY and have ready to roll.

  • Post their names in your room as a reminder.

  • Students will need to be in the office at 8:00am, ready to lead.

Morning Announcements Schedule:

This week is Ms. HILL’s class.

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A Note of Gratitude - A Video of the Fab First Four...and more bright spots at Smith

Bright Spots from the Week


Solid Roots and Active Growth are evident at Smith Elementary! Each week we will post "Bright Spots" in the Echo Memo as a way to acknowledge the solid roots and active growth going on at Smith Elementary. This evidence is only a portion of all the great gains.


*Please email vechols - if you have a BRIGHT SPOT to share.*


This week ------ *A Note of Gratitude* from Jenny Hughey, the video of the Smith's Fab First Four singing the RtI song...and... more »

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This Week's Highlights



Monday, September 28


ESTAR Testing all week - in classrooms (NOT computer lab) See schedule on Smith intRAnet.

Campus Academic Leadership Team, Green Room, 4-4:45pm



Tuesday, September 29


Twisted Tuesday: Grade Level Team Meetings

4th Grade ELAR Unit 1, Progress Check

Vertical Team for MATH Meeting - Green Room, 4-4:45pm



Wednesday, September 30


3rd Grade MATH Unit 2, Progress Check

Optional visit with rep from the American Federation of Teachers, lunch provided, Green room

Shelter in place DRILL, 2pm

Wednesday Wonderings for New Teachers, Green Room, 4-4:45pm



Thursday, October 1


Safari Montage training during first 30 min. of conference period - register in Eduphoria prior to attending: http://eduphoria.duncanvilleisd.org/wshop/default.aspx?cid=6080


3rd Grade ELAR Unit 1 Progress Check


All Staff Meeting: SpEd Road Show Act 1, Library, 3:50 - 4:45



Friday, October 2


Schedule Parent Conferences for next week

Smith Elem PAWS Pep Rally, 2pm - all students!

Staff Celebration Luncheon

Grades for Progress Reports Due by 4pm



Saturday, October 3


EdCAMP SWDallas, Lancaster



Monday, October 5


PUNCH CARDS - School-Wide Positive Behavior system begins

2nd Grade MATH Unit 2, Progress Check

2nd Grade SCIENCE Unit 2, Progress Check

Campus Leadership Team, Green room, 4-4:45pm



Tuesday, October 6


Twisted Tuesday: Grade Level Team Meetings

Parent Conference Night 5-8:30pm



Wednesday, October 7


Early Act First Knight NOMINATIONS start...(deadline 10/12)

4th Grade SCIENCE Unit 2, Progress Check



Thursday, October 8


Fire Drill

All Staff Meeting: SpEd Road Show Act 1, Library, 3:50 - 4:45

Light Dinner provided to staff

Parent Conference Night 5-8:30pm



Friday, October 9


Fair Day - No School



Saturday, October 10


Heart of Dville 5K Walk / Run!! Go Smith!

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