Sunday, October 26, 2014

Get Ready for Red Ribbon Week!

It was such a fun way to end up our week with our Spirit Rally and our TCE social!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spirit Rally with our dancing and pumpkin challenge!  Also, thank you to everyone who was able to make it out and celebrate after school for a bit!  It was great to share a few laughs and enjoy some bonding time together!  

Here is a little video to the pumpkin challenge captured. . .

It is going to be another busy week with several trainings and Red Ribbon Week, but looking forward to wrapping up another wonderful month at TCE and starting off the week right with our TCE Potluck!
Upcoming Weekly Events 
October 27th-31st 

Monday- TCE Potluck (bring in a yummy dish or treat)
Wear jeans and a ball cap or crazy hat!
Fire drill/Tornado drill 8:15am

Tuesday- Wear sweats and something neon!

Wednesday- Wear jeans/sweats and crazy socks!

Sally Ride Training - several people out this day
Thursday- Wear jeans and cowboy boots!
Project Wild Training
Friday-Wear sweats and our TCE grade level shirt or another TCE shirt!

Texan Town
Jack O' Lantern Jog
Report Cards go Home!

Announcement Weekly Info  
Life Principle:  Cooperation
Cowboy Courtesy:  Keep yourself and bathrooms clean and germ free.
ABC of Etiquette:  Never reach over someone’s plate to get something. 

Important Reminders and Updates

 District Professional Learning Survey 
(REQUIRED by ALL TCE Educators)
Very important survey! 
has to be completed by Friday, October 31st!
(team leader's please let me know 
when all of your team has completed)

 Directions for Taking SAI On-Line Survey

Navigate to:
 using your web browser.

Click on “Register to take the survey”.

Enter your school specific token to take the survey. 

Our school’s token is CEEJG

password (choose a password you can remember in 
case you do not complete your survey in one sitting).

Enter a user name (your e-mail address or another user name you can remember)

Once you have completed these steps, you will link directly to your survey. If you choose not to complete the survey in one sitting, you may click “save” at any time to save your results and then return to the survey at a later time. You should never “Register” again.

If you did not complete the survey and need to return to complete it, go to and enter your user name and password. The site will present you with your home page from which you can return to your survey.

Teacher of the Year 
Nominations Due by Friday, October 31st!

Here is the link to nominate a teacher for the 2014-2015 school year:

Engineer of the Week 

Please remember that Brett or I will cover a morning/afternoon or lunch/recess duty for you during the week!  Just email us to let us know what might work out!  Also, you may leave early one day once your kiddos are dismissed!

This week we are celebrating:  Lorri Brehm

Shout Outs!
Becky Garrett and an absolutely fabulous musical performance with the kiddos!

Laci Garza, Ashley Martin and the 2nd grade team for all of their help getting the 2nd graders ready to go!

Kelly Spears and Candace Coffee for everything they did to get CoGat up and going and completed!  

3rd and 5th grade as well as KaTrina, Mary, and Sudeshna for all of your help in giving CoGat!

Linda for the fabulous job you did with our Crucial Conversations training!

Kristan Hruby for attending Write From the Beginning and Beyond training!

Kim Becker, Katie Tonemah, Meredith Garnier, Morgan Peccarelli and Lorri Brehm for attending the Literacy Training with the district!  

Kate Seifert, Renee Rohani, Courtney Rice, and Jenna Taylor for attending the first district Math Academy!

Resources and Using Technology
Remember that there are so many wonderful tools available to incorporate technology into learning!  As you design your lessons, try to constantly reflect on how you can use technology in a way to share learner work or assess learning throughout the lesson!
Click on the images below in order to go to Thinglinks allowing you to explore the pics in greater detail!

Final Quotes

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