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JANUARY 11, 2016

A Principal's Perspective

This week has been exciting for me. I started out the week at a meeting in Houston Monday night. I learned so much from talking with principals in the Houston area about leadership and learning. I am finishing out the week attending a workshop in CSISD with Alan November. Alan is a visionary in the educational technology world. I think he is a genius pushing our thinking not just about technology in education but about learning and schools designed for learning. Take a look at some of his quotes:

I love to learn! It keeps me excited about the possibilities for our students! As we begin a new semester, take a look at your personal learning plan that you developed this year. Book studies, coaching, project based learning, independent study, observing in classrooms, attending tech workshops, attending conferences/workshops all are great learning opportunities! Most importantly, they are chosen, developed, specific to you in order to grow professionally. What will be in your instructional tool box this year? A community of learners! Now that is legendary with all kinds of possibilities!

Be Legendary - See the possibilities!


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Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Weber

Gym (7:20): Rhine

Cafeteria (7:20): Paine

Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Lewis

Parent Drop Off Traffic: McGregor

Parent Drop Off: Lake & Gibbs

Counselor Schedule: Kinder/PPCD/PreK/Lifeskills

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

Monday: Student & Staff Holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Freedom March (see below for details)

Tuesday: K & 4th Switching CAMP Times; CSMS Orchestra visiting 4th grade; GP Tech Training 3:20-4:30

Thursday: SIT Meetings Group #2 (McMurray, Madden, Seagraves, Weber/Littlefield, Rhine/Hughes, Parr & Anderson ); 4th Grade STAAR Writing Practice; REACH 3:15-4:15

Friday: Math Meetings with Patti 2nd - 4th; 4th Grade ELA Teachers Professional Development with Specialists; ELA Meetings K - 3rd

News & Notes

* January Math Meetings: 2nd - 4th math meetings with Patti rescheduled for January 22nd. K & 1st math meetings the 29th.

* Jean Fundraiser - From Morgan Gibbs: Do you like to wear jeans? Do you like to give back? Well listen up! The Junior League of Bryan-College Station is participating in a movement called Tampon Tuesday. Tampon Tuesday originated in London when a group of women discovered that many women were having to go without feminine products due to the financial strain, and, unfortunately, that problem is world wide. Feminine products are the LEAST donated item, and they are NOT covered by financial assistance programs. We are collecting feminine hygiene items to donate to the Brazos Valley Food Bank, and we want YOUR help! Bring a box of any type of feminine hygiene product to school before Tuesday, February 2, and be able to wear JEANS on Wednesday, February 3rd. You can drop your products off to Morgan Gibbs in room 501, and to receive your jean pass. Thanks!

* Freedom March: 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March, sponsored by the Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will begin at 10 AM at Sadie Thomas Park (129 Moss Street) and conclude at Kemp Elementary School (1601 W MLK Street), with a tribute to Dr. King. For more information, contact Mrs. Agnes Gray at or 979-492-1491.

* Jessica McMurray: Please keep Jessica and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Her brother is very ill and is not doing well. Her brother's children attend GP. Very sweet family that needs our love and support.

* Visitors: Please remind your students NOT to open outside doors to visitors. All visitors should enter through the front doors. Our students are so polite and respectful, it is second nature for them to open a door. But in this case, we need to remind them that safety comes first!

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