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Henderson Weekly Newsletter
Commit to Excellence
Have a fabulous week and remember that what you do matters!
Thank you to Mrs. Armagost for her leadership with the book fair for the past 10 years. Thank you to Mrs. Garza for taking over the book fair for the next 10 years!
Thank you to Ms. Felix for participating in Erin's Lanyards last Saturday morning. I apologize for leaving her name off last week. :(
Valentine's Day Parties
Valentine’s week is upon us. Keep structures and routines in place. Remind students that parties do not start until 2:30pm on Friday, except for 1st grade. There is a lot to teach and learn this week. February 12th is a "free day" where unhealthy foods can be eaten at any time throughout the day. ENJOY!
PRSP-Primary Reading Success Plan (K-2)
Failing Grades? Failing for the Year?
Every Minute Matters
As the clock ticks and we get closer to STAAR and the primary reading requirements for K-2, let’s work to make every minute count. No more wasted time with lines at the restroom, water fountain or the last few minutes of the day. A walk to the bathroom is a perfect time for vocabulary review. Packing up backpacks is a great opportunity to read from an inspiring novel. Pepper kids with multiplication and mental math when they are lining up for lunch. Waiting on the bus? Have students think of adjectives that describe the bus. Keep a series of short learning activities ready so you’re prepared when a two-minute opportunity emerges at the end of the day, in the hallway, while waiting for dismissal. Teach Like A Champion: Every Minute Matters
Watch Jamey Verilli, a master at making good use of every minute on youtube.
Please be thinking about how to motivate those kiddos who may be in an "unmotivated state". Benchmark testing is a dress rehearsal. Don't accept tests where students have not done their due diligence as expected (show work, check bubbling, prove answers, etc). Mr. R has agreed to paint his hair and beard pink and green if we have 70% passing on the benchmark.
Thank you for your hard work in preparing students for the next grade level. This will show on benchmark day. I am sure of it!
- Please have parents sign students out from the classroom on Friday the 12th if they would like to take students with them after the party.
- Please review the calendar options and look at the minutes or time changes for Henderson before voting so that you are making an informed vote.
- There will be NO PLC schedule on Wednesday the 10th. Wednesday will be a Monday schedule.
- Certified staff must attend one techy time this week.
Mark Your Calendar!
2-19 Jump Rope for Heart
8 PTO Meeting-changed to Monday due to middle school informational night conflict
9 Techy Time
4th Writing/5th Math Benchmarks
LPAC Decision Making (3-5 ELL teachers) 4:00 @ Fannin
PTO Meeting 6:00
10 5th Reading Benchmark
11 Techy Time
Relay for Life Dessert Auction.
12 Valentine's Day Parties (All parties will be at 2:30pm except 1st grade will be at 1:45pm)
15 TE Day
16-19 Book Fair
16 Spring Pictures (Classroom pictures will start at 9:30 after the Parent Prep)
Parent Prep Academy/2nd Grade Program/2nd Grade Art Show
17 Faculty Meeting-TELPAS Calibration
22 Big Kahuna Kick off and Henderson Harmonics 2:30pm
2/22 trough 3/8 Big Kahuna Spring Fundraiser
24 Conscious Discipline Reresher
27 Henderson Harmonics perform at the Empty Bowls
22-8 Big Kahuna Fundraiser
4 PTO Movie Night
Henderson Harmonics Perform at First Friday
14-18 Spring Break
23 Faculty Meeting-CD