The Dream Team

5/2/16 Weekly Memo 37

Table of Contents

  1. Hero Focus
  2. Week at a glance
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Focus Areas
  5. Good Things
  6. Duty Schedule
  7. Message from the Coach
  8. Strategic Priorities

We had a blast at CSD!!!

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This Week Our HERO focus is to identify those scholars who are demonstrating the character trait....

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Week at a Glance


Monday, May 2nd, Morning Meeting @7:25 B Day Lesson Plans Due

Pietroboni Out & Landis Out

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Tuesday, May 3rd, Morning Meeting @7:25 A Day- Professional Dress

Algebra EOC

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Wednesday, May 4th, Morning Meeting @7:25 B Day Pep Rally during PrideTime!!!

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Thursday, May 5th, Morning Meeting @7:25 A Day CINCO DE MAYO!!

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Friday, May 6th, Morning Meeting @ 7:25 B Day Jeans and HP Shirt

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Coming Soon...

April 29th- Scholar Holiday or Bad Weather Make-up Day

May 2nd- 6th Grade Parent Meeting 5:30-6:30pm

May 4th- STAAR Pep Rally

May 5th- Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 9th- May 12th - STAAR Testing

May 14th- 8th Grade Prom 7pm-10pm

May 17th- Progress Reports Go Home

May 18th- 8th Grade Trip to D&B 11am-2pm

May 19th- Quarter 4 Award Ceremony

May 21st- 8th Grade Luncheon Celebration at Valley of Faith

May 23rd- 8th Grade Reunion Tower Trip- 10:00am-1:00pm

May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6pm

May 26th- Last Day of School

Focus Areas

Scholar:Teacher Cognitve Ratios- Think about how much you are requiring for scholars to do the cognitive lifting in your classroom. (ask yourself, am I thinking through all of the work or am I allowing scholars to grapple with the information on their own or as a team?)

Justification of responses from scholars- require scholars to explain how they reached the answer or believe their answer to be correct.

Good Things!

Mrs. Parks says...

Shout out to everyone for your thoughtful reflections! The EOY process is now complete and I am so excited!!

Shout out to Ms. Golledge, Mr. Wright, and Ms. Iwule for planning the logistics for CSD!!

Shout out to Mr. G for completing his last official grad school course!

Mr. Gardner says…


Mr. Shepherd,

Mr. Wright,

Ms. Brown,

Ms. Landis,

Mr. Miles,

Ms. Pietroboni and

Ms. Gregory,

Ms. Thomas,

Ms. Smart,

Mr. Houston

For implementing 10 With a Pen during the instructional snapshot!!!

Shout out to Ms. Watson for coming in and jumping right in to this crucial work of changing lives we engage in every day!

Shout out to Ms. Golledge for holding it down and doing double duty in my absence. I couldn’t ask for a better teammate!

Shout out to everyone for your caring words, cards, calls, and texts as I dealt with the loss of my father last week. I’ve never experienced kindness and empathy on that scale and it meant the world to me. Thank you.

Ms. Golledge says...

A huge thank you to EVERYONE for making today such a breeze!!!

Both on campus and at CSD everyone stepped up and it was amazing:)

Duty Schedule

Morning Duty- See details in the body of the email

Lunch Duty-

  • 6th Grade Lunch- 6th Grade Lead, Specials Team Lead and Administration

  • 7th & 8th Grade Lunch- 7th and 8th Grade Team Leads and Administration

Lunch Duty- Teachers must arrive to pick up your class from the cafeteria at 11:39am (10:39am on Wed) for 6th grade and 12:23am (11:22am on Wed) for 7th & 8th grade teachers.

After School Duty- See details in the body of the email

A Message from the Coach

Dearest Dream Team-

This week we celebrate you and all of the hard work you've done, I hope you enjoy every moment!

The time is dwindling down to the end of the year but don't let up! Keep pushing until the end is here! We have to make every day count-for us and for scholars! Go hard or go harder are our only options at this point in the year!

The Dream will Fight,


FYI-Mother's Day is Coming Up!

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Strategic Priorities

Professional Capacity

Goal: We will build upon the knowledge & skills of all staff members

Parent, School, & Community Ties

Goal: We will engage ALL stakeholders in the school’s culture.

School Learning Climate

Goal: We will create a safe and orderly environment that promotes the sense of urgency required to climb the ladder of academic and behavioral excellence.