The Freedom Flyer


Thank Yous

Third Grade Team- On Thursday, we had 11 subs in the building in 3rd and 4th grades due to trainings. At the end of the day, Kim and I walked down to ask 3rd grade teachers (who were on campus for their training) if they could help our subs with dismissal. They had already left their meeting and were at their dismissal areas before we could get there. Thank you to an amazingly positive team who went above and beyond. We definitely appreciated this.

Patti Page- Daily Patti can be found helping with arrival and dismissal with our special friends in Life. This is not part of her duty. Patti is a person who pitches in wherever there is a need without even being asked. Thank you!!!

Lynn, Stephenie, and Heather Grim have transformed our office in just a short amount of time. In the past couple of weeks, we have received 3 more comment cards complimenting our welcoming office staff. Not only that, they complete such a variety of jobs that we've lost count. Thank you for your flexibility, generosity, and positive attitudes! Not to mention the Christmas decorations look adorable!

Golden Egg Award/Caught Reading

Next week, I will be sharing different books on announcements. We have created a list of 10 recommended books. At the end of the year, students will be able to vote on their favorite book. The book which receives the most votes will receive the Golden Egg Award at our last SOAR assembly.

In addition, Mrs. Parrish will begin collecting pictures of teachers reading. Think of the famous 'Caught Reading' posters. We would like teachers and staff to share a picture of them reading in their favorite place. Email your picture to Please send a picture to her by January 9, 2015. Once we display the posters, we will encourage students to send in their pictures, and we will display them next to their teacher's poster.

Upcoming Dates

Friday December 5th- Nacho Ordinary Friday/Winter Wonderland 6-8 PM

Monday December 8th- Staff Meeting at 3:20 PM for Chromebook Training/Soup book discussion will follow for Dynamic Duos (team leads)/Choir Performance 7 PM

Tuesday December 9th- Picture Retakes

Thursday December 11th- PTA Treats

Friday December 12th- Lunch provided by office from Joe's

Monday December 15th- Staff Meeting at 3:20 PM for Chromebook Training/Other items will follow this training

Tuesday December 16th- Computer Lab closed until 11:15 for GT testing

Wednesday December 17th- MCA

Thursday December 18th Treat provided by office

Friday December 19th- Winter Parties- see calendar for times/Peer Observation should be completed by this date. We will review these in January.

Monday January 5th- Student Holiday/Staff PD over Transform

Monday January 12th- Staff Meeting at 3:20 PM in library

Tuesday January 13th- Varon and/or Gebert will be joining your team planning meetings every other week

Thursday January 15th- Kindergarten Field Trip to Perot Museum

Monday January 19th- Staff/Student Holiday


  • Remember to pass out Eagle Bucks in the 3 common areas. Please do not give bucks for 'helping'.
  • Please continue to plan engaging lessons and giving students the opportunity to explain their thinking.
  • Mini iPads are available for check out from the library. Let's get the technology in our kiddos' hands.
  • In the computer lab, give students the opportunity to create products and work on higher level thinking skills.