Well, through the difficult times the power of positive thinking and prayer will get us through. I truly appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers for my mom and for Annelise's husband, Matt, during their struggles over the last few days. Also, Annelise and the boys got diagnosed with the flu, so keep the entire family in your prayers for fast healing! We are going to be doing our best to ensure things keep going strong with everything at TCE, but please know we may have a few meetings, evals, etc. in which we need some flexibility or rescheduling. We also have several of our assistant principals to help with any coverage as needed when we are out. I never worry about our campus as our TCE family is so strong and everyone always steps up to help out during times of need. Thank you again for your prayers and positive thoughts and please know how much we appreciate you!
It's gonna be a cold week, so make sure and see below for dress this week and CISD will keep us updated of weather conditions, etc.
Week of: Jan. 15th-19th, 2018
Tuesday - Jeans/Sweats (cold day)
DEIC Meeting for campus reps - 4:30 (Admin)
Wednesday - Jeans Day/Sweats (cold day) - Any Shirt
Vertical Meeting- 3:15
Vertical Meeting- 3:15
Thursday - Jeans Day - Any Shirt
Kelly Out (Counselor Meeting - AM)
Meeting with K-5 teams (PLC's) - conference time
PTO Meeting - 6:00pm
Friday - Jeans Day - Any Shirt
Reminder: Final Product for Cultural Plunge
A short presentation using some kind of technology to share out your experience (individual or with partner). Could be something where you use pictures, quotes, expressions, thoughts, etc. You may be creative in how you share out!
We will start having presentations at our January TLC meeting.
School Board Visit - Thursday, January 25th
Just a quick reminder that our school board will be visiting soon to see some of the amazing learning happening at TCE. They will be at our campus starting at 8:00am for about an hour, so if you have something special going on in your classroom that you would like to highlight, please let me know. I am planning on our robotics team possibly sharing a bit in Candace's room and would love to highlight any other learning or units you may have going on in your classrooms! This could also include anything happening with Tina in the library if you have coding/STEM or other stations happening that week.
TCE Potluck -Monday, January 22nd
Please sign up for this month's potluck! What a great time for some soups and salads to help to New Year's resolution goals or just because who doesn't love a good bowl of soup when it is cold outside!
"Who made you happy this week?"
Shout Out Your Happiness!
I love using the kids' new Spelling City accounts! I can see which words they missed on their pretests and their activity. Thank you to whomever did the work to get us those accounts! I'm sure it took time and effort, and the rest of us are benefiting from it! :) –Marly
Tina, Lisa, Kristan for being great coaches for Specials Planning Day last week! – mike
Thank you to my team for my yummy warm birthday cookies on Friday! I couldn't imagine doing everyday without ya –xo
Kristan-Thank you for your listening ears as I have picked your brain on different ideas for our learners lately. You are always so easy to talk to in a minutes notice. Thanks for all you do for all of us-Tracy
Laura and Sherri-Thanks for all the Science supplies you have ordered for third grade. It is always fun getting packages at your door like it's Christmas day!! You both are always so helpful and accommodating-going the extra mile. Thanks for all you do each and everyday.
Patrick and the bucket drummers! Thank you for my private showing of “The Buckets - They just appeared!” It made my day!!!! Laura
Thank you Julie for taking my morning duty when I was absent. Julie, you do so much for our team in so many ways that always brings a smile to my face. What would we do without you? We love you so much!!
Thank you Lorri for baking cookies for us every Friday. You make my heart happy with your generosity for others. ❤
Lisa Hansen, Thank you for covering my practice STAAR group while I attended a meeting. Appreciate you! –Mary
Kate and Lisa I don't say it enough! Thanks for all you do with robotics and thanks for covering when I was down with the flu.
Laura- thank you for getting my sick days in and making sure everything was squared away. Candace
Kristan thank you for switching place with me! I truly appreciate it!
Dianne-you have such a heart for your learners! Great to have you at TCE. Kristan
Annelise-Thank you for being such a great leader. I have learned so much this year! Kristan
TCE teachers-Thank you for being so involved in our PLC. Love spending time hearing about the great things you are doing in your classrooms. Kristan
Tracy Gipson - 12th
Lisa Hansen - 18th
Lisa Laughlin - 21st
Kim Becker - 23rd
Erica Shelby - 30th
Curriculum Connection - PLN
As a part of our book study that aligns with how we are connecting with others in our learning, please see the following info from our DLC's. This is a great opportunity (not a have to), but allows you to choose various areas of interest and connect with others across the district. I signed up and remember you can be as involved as you want in the process, but it's all about connecting!
Are you ready to learn with the DLCs?
We are excited to see the number of responses coming through on our PLN sign-up! It’s not too late to join the fun! Keep reading to learn about our Personal Learning Networks and fill out the signup form!
We had a great time at our Digital Learning Party and Live Tweetup! Thank you to all who attended and/or participated in the Twitter Chat.
Were you unable to join us? Check out the chat questions here. How would you respond?
From now until to April of this year, you'll be able to learn with your PLN through a variety of modalities. Your PLN might choose to do a book study, participate in a Twitter chat, meet in person or virtually. The sky's the limit when it comes to meeting your digital learning goals!
Interested? (Of course you are!)
Fill out this form to join!
Once you fill out the formYou will receive an email from your PLN facilitator with next steps on beginning your PLN journey.
We are looking forward to learning with you!
The DLC Team