Weekly information, updates, calendar and more
The week ahead... February 1-5
Student Council Carnation Sales begin
Monday, February 1 - Challenge #19 - Make time for exercise today. It can be a walk after work, a trip to the gym, or you could even try a short exercise video on YouTube.
STAT - refer to schedule
Staff Meeting - Cultural Sensitivity Training - all staff need to attend
Tuesday, February 2 - Challenge #20 - Start the day off by thinking of 3 things you are doing really well as a teacher. Say those 3 things out loud to yourself.
Wednesday, February 3 - Challenge # 21 - Write a note to a student who has done something kind or thoughtful to show them that their good deed is noticed.
Thursday, February 4 - Challenge # 22 - Organize the files on your computer desktop today.
Friday, February 5 - Challenge #23 - Share a successful lesson you had with a colleague how teaches the same subject or grad level as you. Encourage them to try it out.
Alief Go Red Day
Tailgate party - wear your favorite football team jersey (texans or otherwise)
Saturday, February 6 - Alief Honor Choir @ Taylor High School Auditorium @ 3:00
Coming up next week.... Tuesday, February 9 - Biometric Screening
Food for Thought - click the title below
Mission for the week - for students and staff
Staff - if a student is having a difficult time explaining what they are doing now that contributes to what they want to do when they grow up, help them with the things you see. For example, if they want to be a doctor, tell them how you see them finishing their work or helping others.
Shout Outs and Celebrations
Welcome your new staff members:
Pk teacher - Sindy Lopez
3rd grade dual teacher - Donna Grove
ESL instructional para - Adelina Cruz
Vacant posiition sub and interventionist - Janice Watkins
Shout out to Maylen - She is doing an awesome job as United Way tutorial facilitator. All of the students participating are making great gains.
The Smile Drive was a huge success. We collected over 880 items. Here are the winners of the popcorn class parties.
Pre-K-Stephanie Schmidt’s class
Kindergarten-Jenny Gonzalez’s Class
First-Tie between Laura Gonzalez and Lourdes Fernandez’s classes
Second-Tie between Leslie Cabañas and Nelda Solano’s classes
Third-Donna Grove’s class
Fourth-Myriam Vega’s class
HORN HERO WINNER - Week of Jan 25-29
Horn Hero of the Week Ballot
Updates and Reminders
Notice of Leave – Please remind your staff it’s their responsibility to notify the
district or supervisor of the need for leave (within 5 days) and explain the
reason for leave, so the district can determine if the request qualifies under
the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act). If the employee fails to do so, leave
can be delayed or denied.
The amount of advance notice an employee must give the district depends on
whether or not the leave is foreseeable. For example, if the leave is for the
birth of a child or a planned medical treatment, it is considered foreseeable
and the employee must provide the district with a 30 day notice before the
leave is scheduled to begin. Contact Melissa Grant in Risk Management at
281-498-8110 extension 4012 with any questions
Think about this for your next ARD or just a regular parent conference - think about what you would like to hear about your own child as a parent
In case you didn't read this last week - Important Info to help increase instructional time -
Based on our master schedule, teachers have 30 minutes to take their kids to recess and have a restroom break before heading back to class. 20 minutes of recess and 10 minutes at the restroom – students need time for recess so please don’t cut it short to spend extra time at the restroom.
Please adhere to this time frame. If you are unable to restroom all of your students within the 10 minute time frame, please go back to class to begin teaching and send the remainder of your students individually or in pairs.
Additionally, this is the only time your class should be having a “group restroom.”
The only exceptions would be the Ronding, Pumerejo, L. Fernandez, Anderson, A. Juarez, Becerra, - 1st grade without classroom restrooms and Alzate, Hernandez, Adams and Kennedy – since they are in the portables