RES Staff Update

April 2-6, 2018

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 (see Twitter challenge below if you'd like to earn a shirt)

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!
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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!!


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ca5ac23abf58-busriders

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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!


https://goo.gl/ZaSq6o

Thank You

Thank you to the 4th and 5th-grade teams for the awesome snacks on Friday! What a great way to end the week!


Thank you to everyone for making last week's testing run as smoothly as possible. Jenny did an amazing job in her new role as testing coordinator, and everyone came together to help our students have the best testing environment possible!


Thank you to everyone involved with TELPAS. On top of everything else going on, you've had work samples to collect, training and testing to be a verifier, etc. I appreciate the extra time you've put in to make sure everything was completed. A big thank you to Jenny for organizing the online testing that took place!


Thank you to all staff who supported the field trips to SRC--Courtney, Kelli B., Joyce and Pam Redd! A big thanks to all of our teachers who accompanied the students. I've heard many stories of bravery (aka- holding snakes)!!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the "You've been egged!" activity. I hope you enjoyed your "eggcouraging" note from a fellow staff member!

Staff Preference Sheets

Coming soon--still waiting on staffing allocations!

GEM Grants

Thank you to everyone who expressed their interest in the GEM grant. The application deadline is April 9. If I can be of assistance in any way, please let me know!
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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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seesaw-the-learning-journal/id930565184?mt=8

If you haven't considered being a Seesaw ambassador, check this out: https://app.seesaw.me/#/ambassadors/apply

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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Newest Twitter Challenge (Not Really New--Just Continued)

Whether you've earned a #winner t-shirt or not, participating in Twitter chats is a great way to get free professional development. If you have not earned a #winner shirt yet, participate in one chat this week and come by and share what you've learned. First come, first served on winning a t-shirt.


Here is a link to information on chats:

https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=7


CFISD offers twitter chats as well. Mondays at 7:30 pm, you can jump in and join the @CFISDchat, which is specifically designed for CFISD teachers.

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: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Njk2MzE4MDE5Nlpa/p/NzAyNjg1MzMzN1pa/details

Calendar

The master calendar is attached below for your convenience.