A School to Emulate

Memorial Elementary Bobcat Bulletin 4-4 through 4-8-16

Spring Fever!

STAAR week was AWESOME! I am so proud of how we came together as a staff to support the 4th and 5th grade staff and students. You did a wonderful job of preparing our students for STAAR and I can't wait to see the results.

As spring fever sets in remember our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS). Continue to use the tools in your toolbox and feel free to revisit this link for creative strategies to support student behavior management. http://www.pbisworld.com/

It's time for our staff picture! We will take our staff picture on Thursday (4/7) at 7:30 am sharp. Cecilia and Carmen will work to get parent volunteers to cover morning duty so that everyone is able to participate. Please plan to wear khaki bottoms with a spring colored shirt in any hue of pink, purple, yellow, or green (professional dress). Although the staff picture is optional we always hope for full participation. As in years past only those in the picture will receive a copy of the staff picture from the company.

Would you like to represent Memorial? Recruitment Open House (ROC) is coming soon and we need volunteers to share the great things happening at Memorial. ROC is Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am - 12 pm at Plano West High School. Click the link to sign up! Sara and I would love you have you join us. https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/forms/d/1BWQpalaGVI5_O3Q8OTAjNzsfSNqBbE1lNwU58PACoU8/viewform

Action Item! Please click the link to let me know if you would like the student computer table in your room removed. This information will be shared next week Wednesday and the tables will be removed shortly after. Once they are gone...they are gone. If they stay...they stay! https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/forms/d/1IBIx-1soY6Ff_UqWMYJR_R9FdRqNgJj8Owvpv1QcAAY/edit?usp=drive_web

If you haven't yet signed up for Community & Student Engagement Accountability System (CSEAS) group please click the link. The deadline will be here before we know it. https://docs.google.com/a/pisd.edu/document/d/1rkwXMb6M2QYdgsI_AOxU6s_0w9phX0MX5eU5oQOQI6U/edit?usp=sharing

Our 2nd PDH session will begin on April 4th. The dates are (4/4, 4/18, 5/2, and 5/16). We have a few more staff members willing to facilitate and the form has been updated. Please click the link to sign up. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10I_3tgUvUmWEroaFYP9m89dGhj6_r5VvwploxCBqjds/edit

Lastly, remember that "unknown" district personnel will enter the building using doors other than the main entrance. They will see how much of the building they can access before being addressed by staff and escorted to the main office. We got this!

Thanks everyone and let's have a great week back!

That's HILARIOUS! Send your funnies my way...

A student went to his 2nd grade teacher and informed her that he felt staple marks on his forehead that were causing him to have a headache. The teacher asked why he had staple marks? The student said it was from when he was born. That’s how they put his moms belly back together as she was having him.


MIa, Anna, Michelle, Mayra, Bev, & Seema for supporting the Memorial PTA at Chili's. Kinder & 4th Grade Teams for completing the feedback forms by the due date. Mirthis & Veronica C. for visiting with our student at SPC before and after STAAR. Jennifer E. for helping to make our 1st round of STAAR seamless. 4th & 5th Grade Teams for helping to create a warm environment for all of our 4th & 5th grade students as they prepared to take STAAR. Cecilia for encouraging students to read by organizing the reading challenge.

What's Happening?!

4/1 - National Poetry Month & School Library Month Begin

4/3 - STAAR Alt Window Opens

4/4 - Admin PDH (Session 2 Begins)

4/5 - 2nd Grade Guest Speaker (K-2 Collaboration Station)

4/5 - CMIT Paperwork Due

4/5 - 3rd Grade Wildlife Visit (3-5 Collaboration Station) 8 am

4/6 - 3rd Visit from OLC (Library) 1:30 pm

4/6 - Vertical Team (PLC) 3:15 pm

4/6 - Computer Class Parents 6 pm

4/7 - A- Week Bobcat Visioning (K,3,5)

4/7 - Spring Pictures (Staff 7:30 am Sharp)

4/7 - Cooking Class Parents (Lounge) 9 am

4/7 - Superintendent Service Award Banquet 5 pm

Pride's Schedule

4/5 - District Meeting (Admin) 8-12 pm

4/6 - iLead Principals' Meeting (Sockwell)

4/8 - Instructional Specialist Meeting (Sockwell)

Happy Birthday

4/3 - May

4/3 - Martha