Owl Notes

WEEK OF MARCH 2

THINGS TO KNOW...

*Spring Break Countdown - LET IT BEGIN!!!

*Team Leader Meeting will be Monday at 3:30 in the library.

*Bowlathon - The bowlathon to support Junior Achievement is March 21 from 12- 2 at Bowlero. Chevron Phillips has agreed to pay our entrance fee, we just need a few good volunteers (not good bowlers). If you are willing to bowl with us, please email Tami by Monday.

*TELPAS - Online sessions begin this week. We need to limit WIFI use on the days listed below to help ensure the success of our LEP students who will be testing.

***Monday, March 2 - 3rd grade listening and speaking

*TELPAS writing sample #4 and #5should be finishing up this week. Verifiers will be collecting on Wednesday. THE END IS IN SIGHT!!!

*STAAR ALT 2 training - SCSE teachers, aides, Kathy Farris and Tanica Emanuel will need to attend the STAAR Alt2 training on Wednesday, March 4 @ 3:30. Please make plans to tay so you can be trained. Paras need to remain clocked in until after the training. Kathy and Tanica are back up test administrators.

*Chocolate Sales - Please remind parents in all communication that Chocolate Sales are still going strong but end on Thursday, March 5. All money will need to be turned in that day. Opened boxes of chocolate CANNOT be returned.

*Early Dismissal - is Friday. Remind parents of that. A schedule is below.

*2020 - 2021 PLANS - Please make sure and complete your next year plans at the link below by Thursday. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=X4juAait00mgF2tftgKw8medDXq9Z4REi7J2vsv96FRUMUhOWTBIRUlOU1kxRUJGUFpTMk5JOEpORi4u

*Lounge - if you eat in the lounge (and we hope you do) OR if you use any of the dishes to provide treats, please make sure you wash, dry, put away and clean up after yourselves. There has been a stash of dishes just sitting in the sink for a week or so now. Cleaning up after ourselves ensures that at least do our part to help reduce the "roach attracting."

MARCH TEACHER ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE

March is attendance focus month at ORE! GET READY!!


First peek -

Teacher challenge - Every staff member that has perfect attendance for the month of March, will go into a drawing. Staff development/planning days do not count as long as you actually attend!


Prizes:

*Jeans coupons for ALL Mondays in April and May!

*Gift card

*Free lunch

*Free lunch/recess coverage


On March 31, we will run staff attendance. Everyone with 100% attendance for March will go into the drawing with winners announced April !!

MARCH MADNESS ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENTS

A bracket will be placed in the hallway near the music room. We will run attendance weekly for the winner of each pair. The class with the largest percentage of student in attendance for the week will move to the next round.


PRIZES:

Round 1 winners - class trip to the Treasure Tower

Round 2 winners - popsicle party on the playground

Round 3 winners - Popcorn and a movie

Final 2 - Cookies and milk in the garden

WINNING CLASS - Lunch in the garden with the principals

2020-2021 PLANS

The survey asking for your 2020-2021 plans will be coming this week. You will be asked to complete it before leaving for Spring Break.


Things to think about a head of time -

We will be asking for volunteers to help with

*Master Schedule

*Duty Schedule

*Staff development planning and presenting

*Team Leaders

*Site Based members

*Faculty Advisory Committee members


and a few other things.


Hopefully it will be sent out early part of this week so that you can have time to complete it.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

*Pako, Viry, Gina, Raya, Claudia, Maria and Rachel - for administering and making the first week of online TELPAS testing go smooth!

* Front Office Gals for the fruit bar on Friday.

* Lindsay Scott - for all your help with our friends at ORE!

FOCUS FOR 19-20

ENSURE THAT GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN ALL CLASSROOMS BY FOCUSING ON:


*integration of technology

*implementation of guided math 3x a week

*improving Tier 1 best practices

SUGGESTION BOX

Okay, it was mentioned to me that the link no longer worked. I've updated it so if you try it and it doesn't go to the "Suggestion Box," please let me know. Just a reminder that suggestions can be made anonymously if you don't want your identify known. If you have suggestions and/or concerns throughout the year, this is one place you will have to let administration know.


https://forms.gle/1qjtmFgWMFQDWvof8

SUGGESTION BOX RESPONSES

Unless a decision needs to be taken to Team Leader or Site Based, answers will be poster here weekly as needed.

FUTURE DATES TO KNOW...

March

2 - Team Leader meeting

2 - First and specials switch schedule for play practice

3 - First and specials AND 4th and 2nd switch specials

4 - First and specials switch specials

4 - Tami out for PTO/Principals' meeting

5 - First grade program - schedule to come

5 - Kara out to STAAR training p.m.

6 - Early Release - end of 3rd nine weeks

6 - Kelsey Bartlett and Rachael Fuller's birthday

7 - Start of Spring Break

9 - 13 - Official week of spring break

10 - Diana White's birthday

16 - Gretchen Montgomery on campus

16 - Jackie Rew's birthday

16 - Site Based Meeting

17 - Nursing students on campus in p.e.

17 - St. Patrick's Day

17 - PTO Meeting @ 9:30 a.m.

18 - Principals' Meeting

18 - SOURCE committee meeting

20 - Tami out afternoon to training

23 - Faculty Meeting

24 - 3rd and 2nd switch specials for benchmark testing

26 - 3rd and 2nd switch specials for benchmark testing

26 - Dr. Phillips campus visit

30 - Gretchen Montgomery on campus

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