Abbett All-Star Article
Hello from the Teacherside
Many of you (especially those that are mothers) may have seen this spoof on Adele's song, Hello! It is really hilarious, and I have to brag that Emily is one of my old college roommates. She says it like it is, and there is always humor and passion within her messages. I think one of the us should write a song titled, Hello from the Teacherside and focus on the craziness of schools before a holiday break. Hang in there and remember, 5 more days until a two week break.
Dr. Morrison stressed to us yesterday the importance of "turning off" during the holidays. I encourage you to do that as well. Do not answer emails, work on lesson plans, or worry about what is left here at school. Enjoy time with your family and be present in the moment. I am so thankful for each one of you.
Mills' Christmas Madness!
Library's Beautiful Christmas Tree
What a deep level way of thinking...Way to Go, Stefani Stewart!
Please give the PTA a big thank you when you get a chance!
Something to think about for January....
We are planning on providing half-day subs for each grade level in January so that you can disaggregate and analyze your semester assessment data and make a plan for differentiated instruction based on individual needs. Talk with your teams about a day that may work for your team. Here are some possible pairings of grade levels:
Kinder AM and 1st PM
3rd-AM and 2nd PM
4th-PM and 5th AM
We will make a plan when we return from the holiday break!
Important Math Information
The new mathematics TEKS are now fully implemented K-12. Please be aware that instructional resources purchased prior to the new standards are not fully aligned to the new TEKS adopted in 2012. Encourage teachers to use new resources that have been written for the new standards.
Save the Date for Perot Family Science Night-February 9, 2016 from 6:30-8:30! We will need a lot of teacher volunteers!
UGLY SWEATER or HOLIDAY ATTIRE CONTEST on Thursday!
5 MORE DAYS until Holiday Break!
Monday, December 14
Massages for Teachers-Sign up at Sherron's Desk
Tuesday, December 15
Staff Holiday Luncheon Catered by On the Border
Susan Haney's retirement celebration at Casa Milagro
Wednesday, December 16
Hot Chocolate Bar in the lounge
Thursday, December 17
Ugly Sweater Day! Wear your ugly sweater or other festive gear! There will be prizes!
Class Holiday Parties
Friday, December 18
Holiday Song sing along in the cafeteria instead of Specials
Pajama Day for teachers and students--please spread the word to students!
2 Weeks Off!
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Staff Meeting 3:30
Report Cards Lock at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 8