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Week of April 7-11

Our Week at a Glance

April 7-11: 3rd & 4th grade AIMS Web Progress Monitor

April 8: Rigorous Problem Solving with 2nd & 3rd grade teachers during planning time

April 8 @ 6:30 pm: KHS feeder pattern choir concert

April 9: Kindergarten Graduation pictures

April 9: Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

April 9 - 11: Dr. Bray attends TLA Conference

April 10: PLC

April 10: PTA meeting @ 6:00

April 10-11: Nurse Rhonda will be out/Sub has been scheduled

Lunch Coverage

Monday, April 7 - Thursday, April 10 Mary & Caroline will cover lunch duty. Teachers will need to cover lunch duty on Friday, April 11.

Kristen's Quote of the Week (thank you for sharing, Susan!)

The amazing thing about a quote is that it can stir up an emotion, spark a thought or idea, or it can strike up a great conversation. The quotes posted here are simple reminders of staying positive on even the hardest of days.

Please be sure and add to your Grade Level newsletters

Weekly Math Message

Information about Casey's Kids Fun Run (see below)

Kindergarten Round Up is April 7-11- PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT via FB, Twitter, etc...

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures are April 9

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night is April 9th

PTA Meeting is April 10th

STAAR

Way to go Chrissy, Jennifer, Kelly, Brenda & Michelle for helping prepare our 4th graders! I am confident that they did GREAT! Many thanks to all of our testing helpers: Tara, Karen, Tori, Ellen, Leslie, Sarah, Kaye, Rochelle, Kawana, Patty, Tamara and Kirsten who helped in the classrooms in small group, in the hallways, in the bathrooms and/or in the cafeteria. A SUPER BIG THANK YOU to Kathleen for all the extra preparation and training. You are fabulous!!!!!!!

GT Nomination deadline

If you are interested in having a student screened for the GT program, the spring testing window is April 28th through May 9th. The deadline for the referral paperwork is April 14th. Please see Toni or Gayle for more information.

Need a Laugh? This guy is his own enemy! :)

Dog Fights Off His Own Paw | Dog | AFV

Kindergarten and 1st grade Teachers

  • The conduct and study skills competencies are no longer active. They have to remain visible through the end of the year because of the data that was put into them through the first semester. Next year, they will not exist.

  • In order to enter citizenship, which is a combination of conduct and study skills, you have to go to the report card screen. This is something you have not had to do previously.

Please do not forget to turn in your tutoring documentation forms. If you are tutoring students in the morning or afternoon, please use the official KHES Tutoring Documentation Form as your sign in sheet. Forms are due at the end of each month. Forms are located on the KHES Collaboration site. Just click on the title above.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education

Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers

Techno Tuesday - April 8

Pre-K - 6 Apps Galore! Techno Tuesday Webinar - SML 3:30 - 4:30

Click to Register on Eduphoria

Precision One-Touch color Poster Printer

Team leaders have probably already shared with you about something I thought might be great to have on campus. Please let them know what you think! Here is some more information: The poster maker has one-touch scanning technology that allows the user to place a document on the supplied scanning unit & with the touch of one button make a full-color 24 x 31 poster from any document in under 2 minutes without the use of a computer. It can still be connected to a computer for more design freedom with any graphic software. It prints full color banners & posters on a variety of heavyweight coated papers, banner vinyl, wall fabric, glossy & semi-glossy photo materials.

Play Ball!

It is that time of year again – the time to put together ourrosters for the HAW Employee Softball Tourney!! The dates are Friday, May 9, with the rain out date on Friday, May 16. We will be at the Central High School Softball fields and the times will be from 5pm – 9pm with the first game starting at 6:00, the second at 7:00, and the championship game at 8:00! If you're interested in playing, just let me or Jenni know.

CAMT

CAMT is an annual Texas conference for K-12 mathematics teachers. The conference is sponsored jointly by the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The conference is being held in Fort Worth July 21-23. If you are interested in attending, please let me know.

Professional Development Catalog

You are encouraged to take as many updates as you can over the summer. The Summer Professional Development Catalog is now availabe for you. Updates/trainings required: 6 hour GT, Sheltered Instruction, and HAZCOM, PDAS Refresher. Go to the following link to view what is available to you.

http://issuu.com/kellerisd/docs/summer_catalog_2014_version_2_finis_45f60e7fcd00a5?e=7325644/7155882

"My Learning Plan" will be replacing Eduphoria Workshop. Click the title above and sign in to see more. Your username and password is the same as your network sign in. All transcripts in Workshop will transfer to the new system. There is a step by step guide on how to sign up for classes in the Professional Development Summer Catalog.

Sharing Time

Come on...you do amazing things! Email me a picture/video and a short description of something you would like to share.

Healthy Texas Week

Healthy Texas Week is April 7-13, 2014. Join in to celebrate health, while demonstrating to all of Texas that we are committed to making healthy the norm in our state. All schools are invited to join. You can visit the Healthy Texas Week website to commit to take action.

http://www.healthytexasweek.com/

Casey's Kids Fun Run

Saturday, April 26th, 7:30am

1000 Bear Creek Pkwy

Keller, TX

Casey's Kids Fun Run Facts

Many of our parents are unsure what Casey's Kids is all about. Here are some facts about the race this year.
  • This race will be a true 5K. There will be Chip Time for the more competitive runners. Runners start at 7:30 & Walkers begin at 7:50
  • There will be a "Munchkin Mile" run for our youngest up and coming runners
  • Shuttle service from Bear Creek Intermediate School
  • Funds are distributed through our campus counselors as they become aware of needs.
  • A majority of the time, the families in need do NOT ask for help. Most often, contact is initiated by one of our counselors.
  • This program doesn't just serve our economically disadvantaged families. Some of our KISD families suffer from life changing events (divorce, death of a spouse, house fire, etc.) and need a hand from time to time.
  • This program is a one-time helping hand for students in need in KISD. ALL funds brought in are kept LOCALLY and serve only our Keller ISD families!
  • Please invite our families to join on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CaseysKids5KFunRun

Thank you Team Leaders!

I want to thank our current Team Leaders, Tori, Mistee, Susan, Robin, Chrissy, Tamara, & Tara. They have served in this leadership role for the past two years with me and they have been a remarkable group to work with. We will be celebrating their hard work on April 24th after school. Please give your team leader a extra HUG for all the EXTRAS.

Where are Kristen and Kathleen this week?

Kristen is scheduled to attend an HR meeting on Tuesday at 2:00.

Kristen will attend a Tribal Principal meeting on Wed. from 8-11 and an ARD at the ELC at 2:00

Kathleen will be out Thursday from 11:30 on.

Kristen will attend a Diag/Principal meeting on Friday at 8:00 and will be out from 11:30 on.