Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ready to Smile!

We have officially made it past the first week of early release and our short week for Labor Day!  Now we are ready to really get going for this school year! 

I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with all of the TCE Curriculum Night presentations your prepared!  Each of you did such an amazing job sharing the information and I am always so proud of how you are all helping the parents get to understand all their child will be learning during the year!  I appreciate the extra time you all put into making the evening successful! 

Looking ahead to this week, here are some things to remember:

Upcoming Weekly Events 
for Sept. 8th-12th

Monday- Picture Day!  Bring your smiles!
                    Kelly Spears- meeting with teams to review MAP

Tuesday- Have a Terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday- Faculty Meeting 3:15-5:00pm (our meetings this year will most likely end sooner than this, but please block off this time just to make sure)
                                 MAP Assessments Begin 

Thursday-Have a Tremendously Fun Thursday!

Friday- Have a Fabulous Friday! 

Announcement Weekly Info

Life Principle:  Problem Solving

Cowboy Courtesy:  Be a problem solver. 

ABC of Etiquette:  Do not lick your fingers. There is a napkin for the purpose of cleaning your fingers.  

Important Reminders and Updates 

Picture Day Schedule 

Child Abuse Training  
 Make sure you read the email from Kelly about Child Abuse training and complete those modules by September 30th!

Digital Literacy Course 
Please make sure that you are staying on track with finishing this course up soon and making sure to touch base with Brad or Alicia if you need any support! 

PTO Reimbursements and Grants
Remember to bring your receipts for the PTO reimbursement and turn into the PTO box.  If you have questions, please check with Marnie!  If you have an idea for a PTO grant this year, please see me this week, so we can get those turned in to PTO as soon as possible!

Shout Out Board 
Make sure and fill out a shout out for anyone who might have given you a hand or that you wanted to thank for anything!  We will read this at our faculty meeting this week!

Educator Goal Setting
Brett and I will be talking about goal setting at our faculty meeting this week.  Please make sure and bring any of the CISD educator evaluation papers that we used with you during our training at the beginning of the year.  We will have some time for brainstorming to think about goals.  We will also be sending out calendar invites for your individual goal setting meetings that will happen this month.     

Showering the Lounge with Love
 Thank you to everyone that has brought in their items so far!  Please make sure that you have dropped off the item from your list with Brett, so we can help to replenish our needs this year in the lounge!  Thank you for your donations!  

 Birthdays and Shout Outs!
  • Please make sure you have emailed or touched base with Marnie to share your birthday!  I don't have everyone down and want to make sure everyone gets celebrated!

  • If you didn't get a chance to wish Sue Kane and Alicia Montgomery a Happy Birthday make sure you do so!  
  • Shout out to Kim Becker for getting our literacy library all up to date and ready to go!  It is totally organized and we will take a look at it during faculty meeting this week! 
  • Shout out to Alicia Montgomery, Brad Cook and Patcee Becerra!  They are working as quickly as possible to get all of our technology equipment out to you and ready to go! 
  • Shout out to Brett for getting our Safety Patrol kiddos ready to go for this week and thank you to our 5th grade teachers for providing support!
 Resources and Ideas

Don't forget to check out epals!!  Classroom teachers you may want to start thinking about ways in which you and your learners can communicate on a more global level this year.  A great resource would be to look at epals.  This is a site that connects your classroom to other classrooms around the world and your learners can collaborate and communicate with one another about their learning.

Click here to go to epals

 Final Quote
I think that's great news! Definitely a step in the right direction. Good job. :) Anything that looks interesting/promising? Or not yet?

Fun Pics and Learning in Action!


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