Sunday, April 22, 2018

April is Going By Quickly!

I know everyone is starting to feel the pull of the end of the school year as we cruise into the end of April!  Please remember to keep pushing ahead, challenging your kiddos and holding them to all of those expectations you have for them with behaviors inside and outside of the classroom.  We seem to have a good many kiddos forgetting some of our expectations, so it might be a great week to review those and start layering on a few extra class meetings focused on relationships and taking care of one another as individuals! Also, if you would please ensure you are up during recess that you are walking around when on duty as we seem to be having more issues with kiddos being physical with one another.  Thank you for your help with this!  

Week of:  April 23-27th, 2018

Summative Conference Window

Monday-Have a Marvelous Monday!

Tuesday - DEIC Meeting - 4:30-6:00pm
Ed. Foundation Banquet

Wednesday - Jeans - Any shirt
Sky Ranch - 5th grade

Thursday -  Jeans day with Blue Autism Awareness Shirts! Sky Ranch - 5th grade

Friday - Jeans Day - Any shirt 
Sky Ranch - 5th grade

Important Reminders
Field Day and Kick Off - Grade Level Songs
We are gearing up for another fun-filled field day in May. . .yes, trying to be a little ahead of the game, since I will be back and forth from Admin to TCE even more starting this month.  Our theme this year is a pirate theme, so be thinking of a fun song (doesn't have to be pirate) to kick off our field day!  Remember this is just a short little dance/song your kiddos can do to get pumped up about the day!  Make sure and send me your song choice!

I have two grade levels songs so far:  
3rd:  The Pirates That Don’t Do Anything by Relient K
5th:  Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song

Grade Level and Team/Specials/Specialist Inventories 
Please remember that we all need to be making sure that we are getting our inventories ready to be turned in for the end of the year.  I had already talked with team leaders about this, but please make sure you are updating so we can make sure this is all good to go!

Cultural Plunges
"Create Your Own Recordings 
with Screencast-O-Matic"
For sharing out our cultural plunges this year, we are going to move to trying an online sharing by using screencasts and then integrate a Twitter chat as well to discuss, collaborate, ask questions and share insight.  This will also allow us to cancel our face to face meetings for TLC on Wed. April 18th and Wed. May 9th.  
(see past blog post for more details!)

Final Spirit Rally - Last Day of School
TCE Lip Sync Battle
As we get ready for our final spirit rally of the year, and my final spirit rally as TCE principal. . .you know I can't leave without having one more Lip Sync Battle with our fun and fabulous staff! Please let me know your song choice as soon as you get one picked out!  

Save the Date!




"Who made you happy this week?"
Shout Out Your Happiness!

Julie, thanks so much for picking me up for the professional development day. I love our morning rides together!!!! Lori

Lisa, Thank you for coming on our field trip with us! We were so glad to have you and ALL of the second grade students loved having you there. -2nd Grade

2nd Grade Team, Thank you for all of your help with our field trip! It was definitely the least stressful of the 5 I've been on. Thankful for yall! :) – Katie

Kristan, thank you for dismissing my class on Thursday! You are always so willing to help! –Renee

TCE staff, thanks for all the love, positive vibes, texts and hugs last week when I shared my news. What a great family we have! Annelise

Kelly, thanks for always having a dance party with me. The incorporation of one liners makes it even more fun!

Laura, thanks for making sure to keep me in line and teaching me so many new things. You are great!

TCE, thanks for all you did to make Hoedown a success! It was a great event. Also can we rename this? Lol #5thgraders#theyalwayshaveajoke

Thank you so much to my TCE Fam for all the sweet surprises and kind words you have expressed this week in celebration of School Librarian Appreciation and this new adventure I'm going to be on next school year. I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful I am for all of you and how much I am going to miss everyone next year. 😭😍🤗 Tina

Erin C---You are AMAZING!! Thank you for all your hard work putting Hoedown together for our kiddos!! Tina

Ashlin---I am truly #CRaZyBlessed to have you as a friend! Thanks for always cracking me up and being so sweet to my girls! Tina

Lisa,
Thank you so much for everything that you do! I would not be able to make it without you!
Much love,
Casey

Sherri,
Thank you so much for being understanding with attendance! I promise I have 2 alarms set, but I still get sidetracked!
Casey

Laura,
Thank you for all your help with Sky Ranch! You are the best!
5th Grade

Lorri, thank you for always being flexible and wanting to help my learners in tutoring! They love meeting you! – Catherine

Shout out to Meredith who has done a great job in the role of Teacher of the Year for TCE this year!  While it is an honor, we know there are other things involved like writing, interviewing and being videoed!  You have done an amazing job and we appreciate you!  - Angie

Thank you to Marly and Kristan for helping to get everything all ready to go for the TOY party this year!  It looked amazing and thanks to everyone who helped clean up!  - Angie

Thank you to everyone that was able to come out to the Hoedown on Friday and for helping to run a station!  It was a huge success and all the families loved seeing you!  - Angie

April Birthdays
Julie McCullough - 20th
Morgan Peccarelli - 22nd
Patti Radcliffe - 26th

Final Quotes


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time for the Hoedown!

As I was writing the blog today, I kept thinking about how wonderful it is to have a campus like TCE in which we have what I like to call. . ."Good People".  I loved the above quote, because it goes along not only with being happy, but speaks to the environment you all create for one another and for all of our kiddos.  Thank you so much for all of your efforts during this past week with testing and thank you for being present and learners during our professional learning day!  I heard great feedback and thank you again to Kristan for leading and Kelly for helping to develop for our district!  

Week of:  April 16th-20th, 2018

Summative Conference Window

Monday- Coaches Meeting - 8:00-10:00 - Kristan's Room

Tuesday - Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday - Jeans - Any shirt
Teacher of the Year Celebration for Meredith - Library - 3:15

Thursday -  Coaches Meet with Teams
2nd Grade Field Trip
4th and 5th grade Author Visit 2:00-2:45 - Library or Cafeteria whatever works best
Friday - Jeans Day - Any shirt (feel free to wear shorts for the evening event)
Texan Town
Therapy Dogs
TCE Hoedown - 5:00-8:00pm (remember you need to stay for at least 1 1/2 hours)

Important Reminders
Field Day and Kick Off - Grade Level Songs
We are gearing up for another fun-filled field day in May. . .yes, trying to be a little ahead of the game, since I will be back and forth from Admin to TCE even more starting this month.  Our theme this year is a pirate theme, so be thinking of a fun song (doesn't have to be pirate) to kick off our field day!  Remember this is just a short little dance/song your kiddos can do to get pumped up about the day!  More info to come on field day, but wanted to get this out there!

Grade Level and Team/Specials/Specialist Inventories 
Please remember that we all need to be making sure that we are getting our inventories ready to be turned in for the end of the year.  I had already talked with team leaders about this, but please make sure you are updating so we can make sure this is all good to go!

Cultural Plunges
"Create Your Own Recordings 
with Screencast-O-Matic"
For sharing out our cultural plunges this year, we are going to move to trying an online sharing by using screencasts and then integrate a Twitter chat as well to discuss, collaborate, ask questions and share insight.  This will also allow us to cancel our face to face meetings for TLC on Wed. April 18th and Wed. May 9th.  
(see last week's blog for more details!)

Save the Date!





"Who made you happy this week?"
Shout Out Your Happiness!

Kristan and Kasey, thanks for helping get last minute stuff ready for testing! I appreciate how y’all always recognize a way to help. Love y’all! Kelly

Annelise, thanks for always being a willing thought partner! You are like the master of efficiency and solutions! Love, Kelly

Kristan, thank you for helping us pull learners to review for STAAR! You are always so willing to help! -5th grade

Angie, Annelise, and Laura— thank you for keeping our stomachs happy during STAAR testing!

Kristan, thank you for leading us in the classroom management framework training!

Casey, thank you for the yummy breakfast and Sonic drinks Friday morning! It was just what we needed! -your team

Coach Erickson thanks for helping make Kindergartens first field trip a big success! You rock!

Candace and Kristan, Thank you for my personal PLC session. Appreciate it!
-Mary

Kindergarten team- thanks for letting me hang out at the Zoo with y’all! I might have been the one person who was actually more excited than the kids. The Zoo rules! - Mike

5th grade team - I appreciate the Sky Ranch prank....however...Winter is Coming... -Mike.

Kristan, thank you for helping me choose a paint color for my room! You’re the best! – Jenna

Thank you Lauren for always talking me off the ledge and making my job fun on a daily basis! I appreciate you! ❤Kim

Lorri-thank you for the surprise Sonic drinks and warm chocolate chip cookie treats on Fridays! That always makes my day! 💕 Kim

Courtney! Thank you for sharing our sweet and funny group of kiddos! Love having you back on A Hall!! ✨ Kim

Erin, Ashlin, Lisa, Rachel and Grace - Thank you for making yesterday so fun! I enjoyed sitting with you and getting to know you better!!! Lisa, thank you for being our speaker!!! All of you had so many great ideas to share and your learners are so blessed to have you as their teacher! Grace, you’re going to be an amazing teacher! I could feel your compassion for kids! I learned so much from sitting with all of you and can’t wait to take it back to my classroom!!! Love y’all!!!!

Kristan- Thank you for making yesterday great! You did an outstanding job presenting ! I loved all your personal stories and for always finding time to make us laugh!!!

Kristan thanks for all the work you put into preparing a great PD day! Lisa

Kelly thanks for creating a fabulous presentation for our PD. Lisa

Rachel, Grace, Julie, Ashlyn and Erin, loved partnering and learning with y’all at our PD! Thanks for being my table buddies! Lisa

Annelise thanks for your support, guidance and help, I appreciate you! Lisa

Mike and Beth--thanks for helping out with the kinder field trip!!! We appreciate it!! Kinder Team

Catherine-Thank you for being flexible with me on tutoring days! You are always so sweet! I love tutoring your kiddos!


April Birthdays
Julie McCullough - 20th
Morgan Peccarelli - 22nd
Patti Radcliffe - 26th

Final Quotes