RES Staff Update

April 9-13, 2018

Link to April Rocket Register

Please be sure you have read through all of this important information.

Staff Dress for This Week

Monday-Jeans with your choice of shirt (Staff Appreciation Day)

Tuesday-Team Shirt Tuesday with jeans

Wednesday-Professional Dress or #winner shirt with jeans

Thursday-2018 Superintendent's Fun Run Shirt with Jeans or Professional Dress

Friday-Robison Spirit Shirt with jeans

Our Staff is #BARnone!

April is Staff Appreciation Month at Robison. Each Monday you will be treated to something special because we really believe that your are bar none! We are excited to celebrate each of you!

Update: The taco bar will be served this Monday, April 9, and PTO will be serving their food bar on April 30.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to ride the bus with our students: Randa Gross, Mia Tannous, Karen Russi, Sarah Judson, Jane Balsam, Emily Gunn, Emily Meyer, Jane Sledge, Brooke Fritcher, and Allie Rother. A HUGE thanks to Jane Balsam for signing up to ride FIVE times!! I will be signing up for at least one time. Please join me in doing something so simple that can make a BIG difference! We have 13 buses, so there are plenty of opportunities for all to sign up!

Thank you to Christi Moran for putting together the Google Slide presentation for our 4th-grade students before they take STAAR. Please take a minute to add your slide. I know it will make our students feel supported and special!

Thank you to everyone who has taken many hours to complete the GEM grant applications. I know you've been working late and even this weekend to complete these.

Thank you to Sarah Judson for opening up her home for our staff 80's party! It's always great to have some fun off campus during this busy and stressful time of year. Be on the lookout for more fun planned by our amazing social committee.

Supporting Our Students on the Bus

Courtney recently sent out a link to a sign-up genius for teachers to ride the bus in the afternoon with the students. We've done this in the past, and the students AND bus drivers love this. This is a great way for us to connect with our students while recognizing them for BLAST behavior on the bus. Our discipline data supports the need for doing this, so please consider signing up for a day or two on the link below. Thank you!!

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STAAR Surprise for Our Students

Please take a moment to add a google slide to this presentation. All of our students who will be taking STAAR will see this prior to their test. It's important for them to know that each of us believes in them. Thank you to Christi Moran for coming up with this idea and for organizing it!

Staff Preference Sheets

You will receive an email this week with a link to a google form to indicate your preferences for next year, including grade level, subjects, leadership positions, committee preferences, and your vote for our CTE for next year. Allocations arrived at the end of the day on Friday. There were no big surprises, but I want to visit with the administrative team to review the information and talk to any grade levels that will be impacted directly. You should expect the email by Wednesday evening (after STAAR).
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Professional Development Opportunities

Are you interested in growing your knowledge in the area of technology and teaching strategies? This summer, our cluster is looking to hold an EduConference at one of our campuses to provide you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow teachers. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge on a technology-related topic, please let me know.

Some of you are familiar with Seesaw, the app that teachers can use to digitally store student work. Here is a link to the app if you are not familiar:

If you haven't considered being a Seesaw ambassador, check this out:

Being an ambassador allows you to use the premium features for free and affords you the opportunity to collaborate with other ambassadors.

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#catchthespirit #robisonspirit

Stay Informed

Be sure to regularly check the RES Hub (in Google classroom) for updates such as minutes from meetings. I will also try to send out "announcements" to let you know when these have been posted.

Here is the link to the hub:


The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.