The Freedom Flyer

3-6-15

Freedom Team,

Thank you so much for all of your support and flexibility with all the last minute changes and challenges.


This morning we were only able to secure a few outside judges for our Science Fair. Originally we had 15, but many of them had appointments preventing them from judging today. However, we had many staff members step up and help us judge the amazing projects. A special thank you to the following people:

  • Cari Scott
  • Andrea Pollock
  • Cindy Cowan
  • Michelle Lowhorn
  • Cassie Garcia
  • Patty Page
  • Lindsay Garrison
  • Sara Parrish


A huge thank you to Julie Holder for securing judges and then back up judges. She was dilligent and even worked on this yesterday during our snow day.


Another huge thank you to Sara Parrish for sharing the library, altering her schedule, and then judging and passing out ribbons.


Thank you to all the third and fourth grade teachers who organized, planned, and supoprted the Science Fair: Danielle Graves, Angie Parker, Torie Davis, Rebecca Wyman, Jamie delValle, Katie Proctor, Deborah Lawson, Heather Harman, Misty Shea, Julie Holder, and Serina Brownfield. The projects were amazing, and this is due in part to you talking up the fair, teaching science, and just loving kids.


Open House is being rescheduled. Team Leaders are sending me a date this afternoon. If you have any questions or concerns, come talk to me. A lot of factors go into rescheduling such an important event.


Thank you to Coach Cox and Coach Vee for teaching the kiddos the Diabetes Walk dance...how cute and fun! Love the energy! We saw lots of you out there dancing!


Thank you to Lisa Steele-White for being our eagle this morning and at dismissal! Adorable!


Thank you for making these past few months wonderful for kids! It takes all of us pulling together, and I appreciate each and every one of you. You've definitely earned your Spring Break. Kim and I hope to see each of your before you leave today. Have a restful time away so you can recharge and refresh!


~Heather

STAAR Required Training Modules

The 3 testing modules should be watched by Friday March 20th. Please turn in your certificates to Kim by 3:30 PM. You must watch individually to earn a certificate.

http://texas.testsecuritytraining.com/

Changes

Fun Run changed to Friday, March 20th.

Open House is being scheduled now. I'll send out an update this afternoon.

Upcoming Dates

March 9th-13th Spring Break

March 16th- MCA/1st grade field trip to Natatorium(Dunn, Holt, Wright)/Begin watching all 3 STAAR testing Modules and turn certificates into Kim by March 23rd

March 17th- Wear Green and jeans/1st grade field trip to Natatorium(Harris and Thorson)

March 19th- Dynamic Duo meeting 3:20 PM in library- Soup Book Discussion/TMI 4th grade parent meeting from 6:00-6:30 PM in cafe

March 20th- Fun Run- Kinder and 1st 9:30-10:30/2nd-4th 10:30-11:30/

March 20th- Teacher Self-Report 2 and 3 due in PDAS/Turn in certificates from testing modules to Kim

March 23rd- STAAR Training- all staff required 3:20 PM (This will last more than an hour.)

March 24th- PTA Treats/Keller ISD Teacher Transfer Fair 4-6 PM

March 25th- All hallways need to be covered or clear of student work/All classrooms for testing 4th grade writing need to be covered

March 26th- TELPAS On-Line Reading Test- Computer Lab Closed

March 30th and March 31st- STAAR 4th Grade Writing Test- closed campus- no visitors in any grade level all week due to testing and make-up tests