Ridgeview Review

Week of February 1, 2016

Bright Spots from Instructional Rounds Visit

If I were a student at this school, I would...

* know how to rephrase and build on what other students say

* work in small groups or stations

* feel safe and supported by my teachers

* exhibit autonomy in completing my work

* feel engaged in my learning

* feel cared for

* know my expectations

* feel comfortable sharing my ideas with my classmates

* be encouraged to use my strategies

* participate in a variety of tasks

* be able to formulate and justify my answers

* be respectful to my teacher and peers

Services for Michael Greiner

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Greiner family. As a staff, we are giving the family a $170 gift card.

Funeral services for Mr. Greiner are scheduled for Sunday, January 31 at Foust and Son Funeral Home in Grapevine. The viewing is from 12 - 2 with the service immediately following.

T-TESS Summatives

It is time to begin thinking about the evidence you want to provide at your T-TESS summative. We will be scheduling those in April, but want to give you plenty of notice.

At the summative, we will score the dimensions in Domain 4 based on the evidence you provide, review classroom data, discuss the attainment of the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year, and discuss new goals for the coming school year.

The last section of your red T-TESS folder outlines what is needed for the summative meeting. If you have any questions, please let us know!

February 15 PD

Please make sure you register in Eduphoria for our Feb. 15 professional development. The day will be dedicated to learning more about supporting our ELL learners through the use of the PLDS for TELPAS and the ELPS (TEKS) that are specific to ELA. (How's that for a sentence full of acronyms????)

It will be a full day of training with a one hour lunch break.

CHAMPS Tip of the Week

When re-teaching procedures, consider having a student or group of students present the information. When students teach one another, the expectations are shared by the class, not just dictated by the teacher.

Next week at RES....



PTA Executive Board Meeting; 8:15 - teacher's lounge


Jacque @ AP Meeting AM

Science Fair check-in; 3:00 - 4:30


No team meetings with admin

Math and Science Night; 5:00-7:30