Week of December 14, 2015

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The Cowboy Courier is a weekly newsletter that highlights the good work coming from Cigarroa's amazing staff and students, helps us to remember important events, and connects our extended community. Feedback is welcomed. Thanks for reading!

Our Values in Action

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This section highlights teammates and students whose actions directly impact our goal of helping our students earn distinctions this year!

Two weeks down and one more to go and it's flying by fast! So far, our 3rd-5th grade students have started off the district's ACPs on the right track. I know that everyone, including our students, are anxious and excited for the winter break, but this next week of instruction is important for everyone at Cigarroa. Thank you for continuing with your plans and maximizing the few amount of days we have left in 2015!

Here are a couple of reminders for next week:

The 2015 PTSA Winter Program is scheduled for Monday evening and the performances begin at 5:30. Please encourage your students to attend -- it would also be awesome if you were able to be present for your students' shining moment on stage! Here are the times for the performances:

5:30 Pre-K

5:40 Kindergarten

5:50 1st grade

6:00 2nd grade

6:10 3rd grade

6:20 Little Kids Rock

6:30 4th grade

6:40 5th grade

Don't forget, the 3rd six weeks ends this Friday. All grades should be entered into GradeSpeed by Friday. Please be cognizant of your failure rates and Dallas ISD Board Policy. I will check final averages for classes this Friday. Thank you for submitting your grades on time. If you have any questions, please ask myself or Mrs. Johnson.

This is a reminder that the 3rd and 4th grade teams are scheduled to provide the December breakfast for the staff this Friday morning!

The 2nd Business Day of the semester is also Friday! For grades Pre-K to 2nd, it is wise to provide bags to your students when they shop. Teachers of grades 3rd-5th should encourage their students to prepare their business products early in the week. Everyone should pay their students with Cowboy Cash before Business Day! Please don't hesitate to ask Blanca Duran if you have any questions!

This is a reminder that there is no after school tutoring this week!

Have a great last week of 2015!

Morning Routine Responsibilities

Morning Announcements

Ole Miss (2C)

Morning Roundup Guests


Week at a Glance

Monday, December 14

Language Arts ACPs

PTSA Winter Program begins at 5:30

Tuesday, December 15

Math ACPs


Coffee With Courts in auditorium from 8:15-9:00

Professional Development until 5:05

  • Horizontal planning for the 4th six weeks
  • K-2 ACP data entry

Wednesday, December 16

Reading ACPs

PLCs during planning time

Thursday, December 17

Science ACPs

Friday, December 18

Make-up ACPs

3rd/4th grade provide breakfast for staff

Business Day from 8:30-10:00

3rd six weeks ends

Saturday, December 19

Victor Olivares's Birthday!

On the Horizon

  • Winter Break is Monday, December 21 to January 1
  • Staff Work Day is Monday, January 4
  • Staff Development is Tuesday, January 5