Primary Points to Ponder

February 11-15

Teacher of the Year 2019...Ballots are in your box....Return to Evelyn by Feb 22nd

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RtI Meetings

All data to February needs to be updated.


We will discuss:

intervention Progress

New Students

Potential Summer School

All Kinder students must turn in a Beacon Award Essay to Ms. Barnett by February 13

Parent Notes for Absences

It is imperative that you check folders everyday for parent notes. Place the notes in the envelope and put outside your door for Regina to pick up. If you need to set an alarm on your phone to remind you then please do.


We are being very strict on assigning after school detentions for absences. It is embarrassing to talk to a parent and they say the note is still in the folder. We want to build trusting relationships with our parents.

Change in AESOP

You will no longer be able to assign substitutes. Human Resources is removing that capability due to subs being assigned but not notified. Therefore, if you have a certain sub that you want to request, you will need to contact that substitute and ask them to pick up your job.

February 15th Parent Conference Days

NO STUDENTS
NO 180 Contract
No Nurse
No Receptionist


Teachers- Please turn in documentation of the goal setting that took place during the conferences.

PreKindergarten at the Guided Reading Table

"That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy" Tavis Smiley


Thank Goodness at Pine Tree Primary we have high expectations for learning! Watch the student below. He is textbook for high expectations for learning set and what is possible!!!

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Missed Punches

The number of missed punches is increasing. I have to approve each missed punch:


  1. This takes an extreme amount of time on my part that can be prevented
  2. Missed punches are a red flag in an audit



Please make sure you are clocking in and out everyday. I know (because I am guilty) there are sometimes that we miss a punch, however a missed punch should be an exception not a practice.

Welcome Julie Valadez, PreK Classroom Paraprofessional

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Custodian Update

Ozella Tunstle last day with the custodian department is Friday Febuary 8, 2019, she will take on her new position as one of the cafeteria workers here at the Primary School, Also Denise Chapman will continue to work with us ,her hours will be from 6am-3pm, Sharmikie will remain here with us, we will have a sub from the high school from 4-7pm,to fill in for Ozella until they get someone hired,
Primary Calendar of Events

Check this every week so you can keep up with events. Click on links to see attachments.

Primary Staff Notebook

This has just about everything you need!

Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher to Teacher Observation

You must complete one a semester.

Student Recognition per Month

Check Primary Events Calendar for Due Dates

Project ETELL Registration

This is a route to begun ESL or bilingual certified with no cost to you.

Parent Liaison Referral Form

Please fill this out when you want Ms. Chism to help with contacting and working with parents.

SIOP Texas Gateway Training

All staff who work directly with students must complete this training.

Pine Tree Primary Symbaloo

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