Panda PAWS 3.4

November 29-December 3, 2021

Important Events for the Week:

November 29:
  • Model PLC Mondays for Staff
  • 12:00-3:30 PK 3 Report Card Committee Mtg @ Kinkeade (Reyes & Li)
  • 4:00-5:00 PK High Quality training-Option 3 for all Teachers on zoom

November 30:
  • 1:15-4:15 Tracy-AP meeting off campus

December 1:
  • Well-deserved Wednesdays for Staff
  • Free Dress Day for students


December 2:
  • ISF: Pierce shirts & jeans for ISF donations
  • 12 Days of Christmas begins for Staff-check your Good Morning email each day!

December 3:
  • #EveryPandaEveryDay Prizes go home
  • Spirit day for Staff & Students
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Let's give a big Panda Welcome to Ms. Rojas, our new IA!

Welcome to Michele Rojas. She is the new Instructional Assistant in Mrs. Dixon's class. Welcome to Team Panda. We are so glad you are here!

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Did you know….

Research supports the language development strategy called Conversational Recasts.

A recast is when an adult responds to a child’s utterance by repeating some or all of the child’s words using correct grammar. Click here for a video demonstration of recasts.

Cleave PL, Becker SD, Curran MK, Van Horne AJ, Fey ME. The efficacy of recasts in language intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2015;24(2):237-255. doi:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0105

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Congrats to our November Row Boat Award Winners!

Karen Nichols, Maria Segovia, Whitney McKimmey & Maria Chavira

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Shout Outs!

From Yumeeka Jenkins:

I would like to shout Ms. Dickson and Mrs. Gonzales for being patient and supportive during this internship. Just because the time gets met in December because of all your contacts and connections does not mean my learning stops. I would still love to learn and be a support to the campus as you see fit.

I would like to shout out my Mr. Tony and Ms. Olea for being understanding and during this process. Those days I had to wear multiple hats they kept every thing moving.

To my ECSE team, thanks for checking in and making sure I didn’t drop the ball anywhere else.

Shout out to Mrs. McKee for allowing me to assist her at Go Irving. It was a great experience. At Go Irving, I was recruiting students for Pierce. Since Go Irving, I’ve been recruiting for people to come to Irving.

From Yang Li:

I am very thankful for my Pierce Family! We rock every single day, I see you and I thank you!!!! Have a wonderful and restful week!!! Happy Thanksgiving Pierce!!!!

From Karen Nichols:

Shout out once again to all Pierce Staff! It is a pleasure to work her with such awesome people. Y’all are great and I wouldn’t trade working here for anything else!

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! I smiled and felt the love all day yesterday! Made getting older not so bad.

From Cristal Alonso:

Ms. Garcia-Estoy muy agradecida por todo que me ayudas y por ser algan con quien puedo compartir mi tiempo duarnte el dia. Gracias por ser la calama en la tormenta.

Mrs. Hernandez-Gracias por tu ayuda ayer 😊

Mrs. Trevizo y Molina- Gracias por prestar un oido aunque es por un ratito

Ms. Chavira-thank you for lunch and thank you for being such a great friend.

Mrs. Dixon-thank you for your kind words and always lending an ear.

Ms. Li-thank you for everything! You are super helpful.

Ms. Lara-thank you for everything you do not only for me, but for those around you.

My team thank you so much for everything. Being able to talk freely and share ideas and thoughts has made this year a little more bearable.

Zandra-thank you for everything you do for the school! You are doing a great job in your new role and I knew you would be awesome it. ( I am not just saying this cause you are my sister in law 😊)

Lazo, Luna, Brooke, Silvia, Garcia, and Bucheli-thank you for all you do in the after school I know it isn’t easy.

Office staff(Nadya, Ursela, and Silvia)-thank you for everything you do. You are such a great team to have on the frontline!

Everyone have a great break, you deserve it and much more!

From Eva Reyes:

During this season of thanksgiving, I would like to send messages of gratitude to:

Lourdes for your joyfulness and contagious cheer.

Li for your servant leadership and helpful heart.

Ana for your fierce loyalty and steadfast faithfulness.

Rocio for your nurturing and kind-hearted soul.

Marisol for being one of the most caring, thoughtful, and generous people I have ever known. I am blessed to call you my friend.

Yasmeen for always being so eager to support and share your expertise and knowledge.

Thalia for being an amazing partner, but even more incredible friend. I admire your ability to embrace new challenges with a positive attitude. Through your example of grit and dedication, you uplift and empower me to persevere. Thank you for setting a standard of excellence in your commitment to accomplishment. I am forever grateful and indebted to you.

Wishing the entire Pierce Panda Family a very happy and restful holiday break!

From Tracy Gonzales:

Thank you Sylvia, Zandra, Ursula, Nadya, Luna, and Marcela for helping to setting up an amazing Baby Shower for Yasmeen.

Row Boat recipients were very well deserving of the award: McKimmey, Chavira, Segovia, Karen

Thank you Ms. Popkin for helping me edit my zoom look.

I am very thankful to work with such a great group of people. Thank you Pierce Panda Familia.

Karen, I hope that you had an amazing birthday this week.

Lupe, we see your hard work and the time you are putting into this well kept campus. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#FridayFunny

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