Sunday, January 11, 2015

Babies, Babies everywhere. . .

It was so nice to see all of our TCE family back this week and what wonderful celebrations to kick off 2015!!  

We are so excited about our two baby announcements for this new year! Congrats to Candace and Ty!  And of course Addison who will gain a little brother or sister! 

And. . .congrats to Brett and Ardra and there great news of having their 1st baby! 
Upcoming Weekly Events
January 12th-16th, 2015

Monday- Team Leader Meeting - 3:15 - C106
2nd Grade STEM Planning Day - Literacy Lib.

Tuesday- 3rd Grade STEM Planning Day - Literacy Lib.

Wednesday- 4th Grade STEM Planning Day - Literacy Lib.

Vertical Meeting - 3:15 - Everyone Library

Thursday-  5th Grade STEM Planning Day - Literacy Lib.
Friday- Spirit Rally - 8:30

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle:

Cowboy Courtesy:  Be as organized as possible.

ABC of Etiquette: Remain seated while you eat.

Important Reminders and Updates
TCE Skate Night
Please remind your kiddos about Skate Night on Wednesday, January 14th!  (please pay attention to date change from PTO)  This is Skate Night at the roller rink in Lewisville.  If you come out and see the kiddos for 30 minutes or more you can earn three jeans day passes! It is a fun night to see all of the kiddos having fun skating! Hope you can swing by!
Super Teacher Awards
Please try to nominate one or more of your fellow TCE teachers for a Super Teacher award!  The Coppell ISD educator recognition program highlights the 21st Century learning environments, learning designs, and assessments that educators are implementing all of the district to transform teaching and learning.
You may nominate and can provide supporting evidence of transformation with photos, videos and/or written descriptions.
Click on the following link to nominate a Super Teacher now!  
Click here to nominate a Super Teacher!

Book Study:  Opening Minds
We will be doing several activities in the upcoming months focusing around the readings from Choice Words and Opening Minds.  If you could please make sure that you have completed Choice Words as well as have read Chapters 1-4 in Opening Minds by our Professional Learning Day - 
Monday, February 16th!
January Birthdays 
Lisa Hansen - 18th 

Kim Becker - 23rd 
Shout Outs!  
Juan Hernandez our new tech for our campus!  He started on Monday and is already working hard to help support us with our technology needs for TCE!  If you didn't get the chance to meet him yet, make sure and introduce yourself when you see him on campus!

Tim Disen and all he did as our tech for part of the year!  We appreciate his dedication and all of the help you gave us while you were here at TCE!  He will be heading to CHS to work with the educators there!

Casey Wagner for getting all of the Texan Town Catalog and Jobs/Clubs sorted!  Greatly appreciated!!

Brett Shelby for "holding down the fort" while I was out this week!

Kinder, 1st grade teams and Ashley Martin for working hard during their STEM planning days to come up with some exciting learning opportunities for their kiddos!

Ashley Minton, Alicia Montgomery, Brad Cook and Candace Coffee for helping to support the grade levels during their STEM Planning!

Cindy Schroeder for getting our popcorn subscriptions ready to go and for getting our popcorn machine clean and ready to go to start popping again! 

Here are a few resources for feedback with learners. 


Here is a great link to a site that has many ideas for engineering!  Some of these might be great for our Engineering Extravaganza, Maker Spaces or for in the classroom! Click on the pic!

Here is one more that has some great links to help with innovation and inquiry for your learners!  Click on the pic!

Final Quotes

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