Winborn Weekly Bulletin

Friday, February 5, 2015

A note from Kris.....

Three weeks ago, I babysat for Abigail and Elizabeth Nelson. This was the week when I shared that I was leaving DWE and the week that there was NO GOOD NEWS at the Faculty meeting. So - here it was Saturday night and I am rocking Elizabeth Nelson (my mom's namesake) in my childhood bedroom (because Kevin & Georgia bought my mom's house after she died).

When you are giving a child a bottle while rocking them to sleep, it is the perfect time to reflect.

It was interesting how at a week filled with life altering change - I found comfort in the change of my childhood home. This was the room with pink walls where I first starting holding class for the neighborhood children when they were available and all my stuffed animals when they were not. It was in these pink walls that are now yellow that I learned the importance of an amazing good night story. It was in these pink walls that I began keeping a journal. It was in these walls that I was sent to when I said an explicative and when I was experiencing a "poor me" moment - to which my mom would say, " Be sad. Cry about it. But then...put one foot in front of the other and remember that somebody's steps are more difficult than yours."

Maybe this story speaks to you about the only constant in life is change... Maybe it doesn't - But all that I do know for sure is that I have learned so much from serving each and every one of you as Principal. You have made me a better leader, person and educator by sharing and showing your greatness daily.

Find comfort in the fact that change helps us grow!

Have a great weekend! See you Monday!

Building open Saturday!

We will open the building on Saturday from 8am to 4pm.

Upcoming events next week - February 8th - February 12th

Leah for announcements; Gold Week in the Library; 3rd Gr. Reading DLA2 2/8-2/12; RTI - Kinder, 5th, 4th

Monday, 2/8 - Rotation Day 3; I-station 7:45am; Challenge; Kris off campus pm; Progress Reports displayed in HAC; Progress Reports printed; 5th Graders going to MRJH meet in cafe 8:30am; Admin Meeting 9:30am; Check In Check Out Meeting 10:30am; Lego Club in the gym 3:45pm

Tuesday, 2/9 - Rotation Day 4; RTI - Kinder; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; I-station 7:45am; Challenge; Sacred Planning; Kris off campus all day; School Store during lunches; ASD - Irvine; Inspiring Imagination Teacher Grants Workshop 4:30pm at ESC; District Spelling Bee @ MRHS PAC 5:30pm (Students arrive at 5pm); 5th Grade Party Planning Parent Meeting 5:30pm in the library

Wednesday, 2/10 - Rotation Day 5; RTI - 5th; Eagle Drummers 7:15am; I-station 7:45am; Sacred Planning; Author Bisit - Jeff Mack Author visit in the library; Principal Collaborative Meeting for Kris until 11:30am; Drama Club 3:45pm; ASD - L. Lopez

Thursday, 2/11 - Rotation Day 6; RTI - 4th; Staff birthday celebration (PK/K); I-station 7:45am; Kris off campus all day; Suzie Williams on campus; Carnation sales during lunches; Faculty Meeting 4pm; No ASD; Reading Restaurant for 1st grade 6pm; Future Morton Ranch Students Parent Meeting 6pm at MRHS PAC

Friday, 2/12 - Rotation Day 1; Drama Club 7:15am; No Choir Rehearsal; Valentine Parties (10:30am for am PK; 1:45pm for 1st grade; all other grades 2:45pm); Carnation Sales during lunches; Kris's last day at DWE

Upcoming events February 15th - February 19th

Tina for announcements; Blue Week in the Library; 5th Gr. Math DLA3 2/15-2/19; RTI - 3rd, 2nd & 1st; Katy Livestock Show and Rodeo February 18th - 21st

Monday, 2/15 - Rotation Day 2; I-station 7:45am; Admin Meeting 9:30am; Lego Club 3:45pm

Tuesday, 2/16 - Rotation Day 2; RTI - 3rd; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; I-station 7:45am; Sacred Planning; ASD - A. Smith; Tuesday Topic 4pm

Wednesday, 2/17 - Rotation Day 3; RTI - 2nd; I-station 7:45am; Eagle Drummers 7:15am; VIPS General Board Meeting 9am; CiCi's Pizza Day for DWE; Employee Roundtable 2:30pm; Drama Club 3:45pm; ASD - Sosa

Thursday, 2/18 - Rotation Day 4; RTI - 1st; I-station 7:45am; Lunch Bunch for L. Lopez, Fuller, P. Smith, Nance, Irvine, Nance, Mikosh, Loveday, Sosa and Ganske 11:15am; Eagle Art Crew 3:45pm; ASD - Teague

Friday, 2/19 - Rotation Day 5; Choir Rehearsal 7:15am; Drama Club 7:15am; ICs off campus; Kinder SOAR Store 12:30pm w/5th and 1st SOAR Store 1:10pm w/4th


Thank you...

Kim Specksgoor for helping our Hospitality chairperson, Kris Potthoff put together our Souper Bowl event that the staff enjoys every year.

All grade level teachers/teams for getting your retention spreadsheets turned in on time!

Paula Evans for working so hard to schedule ARDS and Staffings around everyone's calendars and so patiently putting up with sudden changes.

Lori Mikosh and Peggy Smith for taking care of our I-station students each morning.

Thank you Susie Loyd for all the wonderful things you do as our Counselor! Hope you had a special week!

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