Sunday, May 31, 2015

We made it people!!!

I can't believe it, but we have made it to the final week of school!!!!  Woo hoo!!!  I know all of you are as excited as I am and can't wait to get to spend some time doing some things you want to do for  a while during the summer break!  :)

Make sure and check out the Important Info this week, so you will know any final procedures for the end of the year as we wrap everything up!  

Upcoming Weekly Events 
June 1st-5th , 2015
Monday- Have a marvelous Monday!

5th Grade Graduation 1:30pm - Gym
Wednesday-  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Have a terrific Thursday!
Friday- Last day of school!

5th Grade Final Walk - 12:40pm
Early Release - 12:50pm
PTO Luncheon - 1:00pm - Library

Important Reminders and Updates
Check out sheets
These sheets will be in your box by tomorrow afternoon.  Please make sure you have checked everything on the list and have touched base with your team leader on any items for your inventory.  If you have any questions, please ask me or Brett and we can help you out!  We are going to try to check people out toward the end of the week, even before the last day of school.  Remember we will be giving you stickers to put on desks and chairs in order for you put on items needing to be picked up by maintenance. 
Shout Outs!
We are so excited to be bringing on our new secretary for TCE, Laura Fairchild!  Please swing by to make her feel welcome as she will officially be starting tomorrow!  

I had one more person who had helped out during Kinder Round-up!  Jenna Taylor, thank you for helping out!
Alicia Montgomery for helping to get all of the food cleaned up from the library after our Parent Volunteer Breakfast!
All of our teachers for helping out during our field day!
Becky Garrett for breaking it down on field day with our music!
Cindy Schroeder and Sue Kane for holding down the fort during these weeks when Marnie was transitioning!  We couldn't have done it without you!  

June and July Birthdays

KaTrina Brown - June 15th
Brad Cook - June 25th
Courtney Rice - June 30th 
Kate Seifert - June 30th

Ashley Martin - July 8th
Mary Kennington - July 16th
Lauren Torti - July 19th
Rosa Rodriguez - July 23rd
Kasey Kemp - July 24th
Katy McKinney - July 26th

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Monday, May 25, 2015

And the rain continues. . .

Hope you all were able to enjoy this three day weekend!  Crazy that the rain keeps on coming down!!  Looking forward to this four day week and I will have more info on what we will do for field day as the week goes on!

Upcoming Weekly Events 
May 26th-29th, 2015
Monday-   No school!

Yearbook Signing Party 4:00-5:00

SBDM- will be rescheduled (date TBD)
Wednesday-  Talent Show (Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade)

Talent Show (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)
Friday- Field Day
(location TBD)


Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Carpe Diem!

Cowboy Courtesy: Carpe Diem! Be the best person you can be.
ABC of Etiquette: 
All food needs to make it in the trashcan.

Important Reminders and Updates
Field Day 
Due to the crazy weather, we are still figuring out what we will need to do for field day.  We will know more this week and try to make some solutions for what we might do with the weather being so rainy.  
Shout Outs!
 Becky Garrett for another wonderful program with our 4th grade recorder ceremony!  
Ashley Martin, Laci Garza and 4th grade teachers for their help with the performance and getting the kiddos ready to perform!
Marly Natherson and Cindy Schroeder for all of their help getting everything ready to go for the volunteer appreciation breakfast!  
Everyone for bringing in items for the parent volunteer breakfast!  
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rain, rain and more rain. . .

Upcoming Weekly Events 
May 18th-22nd, 2015
Monday-   Summative Conferences
4th Grade Recorder Concert 8:30am and 6:00pm
Teacher of the Year Celebration 3:15

Tuesday-  Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 7:30am-9:00am

Angie Out Principal Meeting (AM)
Wednesday-  Summative Conferences

Have a Terrific Thursday!
Friday- Field Day
(unless we get rained out)

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Esprit de Corps

Cowboy Courtesy: During an assembly, use audience etiquette.
ABC of Etiquette:  Stack trays orderly.

Important Reminders and Updates

 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Please remember to sign up and bring something to help support our parent volunteers!  

Yearbook Party
Please let your parents know that we have moved the Yearbook Signing Party to May 26th at 4:00pm!

Field Day
We will keep you aware of any changes in field day if we need to change the date due to weather this week!  

Shout Outs  

Great job to Becky and the 3rd grade program!  Goal was a huge success!  

Thank you to Ashley, Laci and the 3rd grade teachers for all of their help with the program!  

Alicia for all of her help with getting our author visit set up and ready to go for our kiddos!  

Final Quotes


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

It's gonna be another busy week as we keep getting closer and closer to finishing up the school year!  I would like to thank everyone for your patience lately as I have been pulled in many directions with my SFA school, district meetings, job fair and family needs.  

My celebration for the week is that I officially finished my last class for this spring semester today!  Now I have one more year left to go in my program!  (if I can get everything done). . .needless to say as I turn 40 this week I am looking forward to even just a brief moment of rest and relaxation after this semester!  (and maybe a little fun too!)
Upcoming Weekly Events 
May 11th-15th, 2015  
Monday-   Summative Conferences
Team Leader Meeting -3:15 C106

STAAR Reading Re-test

3rd Grade Program - 8:30am and 6:00pm
Wednesday-  Summative Conferences

Vertical Meeting
CISD Night at the Ballpark
Summative Conferences

Author Visit (all day) 
PTO meeting - 9:15 - C106 
Friday- Texan Town 

Summative Conferences
TCE Potluck - Summertime - Lounge  

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Service

Cowboy Courtesy: Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness.
ABC of Etiquette:  Be sure you have everything you need before you sit down.

Important Reminders and Updates

Author Visit
Don't forget to check out the schedule that Alicia sent out for the author visit on Thursday!

TCE Potluck Friday
This is our last potluck for the year!  Bring any of your favorite summertime dishes so we can celebrate!  I will post a sign-up on the board by the elevator! 

Furniture Counts
Please make sure you are taking inventory of the number of desks and chairs you will want to be getting rid of at the end of they year!  Remember we are not getting rid of the trapezoid computer tables and be careful giving away too many other tables that we might could use for future events or in rooms.  Brett and I will be touching base with all of you about this more later this week!  

May Birthdays
Angie Brooks Applegate - 12th

Lori Vincenzo - 14th

Shout Outs
Lori Vincenzo our CISD Elementary Teacher of the Year!
 Ashlin Bowman for getting to be a first time mommy very soon!  We are so excited for you!

Cathy Wilson for hosting another great dyslexia parent meeting and bringing back so many kiddos from middle and high school to talk and see our kiddos!

Our Kinder team for the awesome job they did at Kinder Round-up welcoming our new Kinder friends!

Kinder round-up helpers: Marnie Cranmer, Cindy Schroeder, Brett Shelby, Mary Kennington, Lorri Brehm, Courtney Rice, Stacey Watson, Kasey Kemp, Morgan Peccarelli, Marly Natherson, Meredith Garnier, Lisa Hansen, Casey Wagner, and Katie Tonemah.  Thank you for volunteering!

Ashley Martin, Becky Garrett, and Laci Garza for the final run of the year with our Mother's Day Marathon!

Kinder team for a successful Muffins with Mom event! 

Final Quotes
A couple of reflective quotes to start to hopefully get me through the rest of my work I have to do. . .then I needed a few funny ones to end my day. . .

Sunday, May 3, 2015

TCE Tours. . .

It's hard to believe we are getting so close to wrapping up this school year!  Looking forward to having our 5th graders and teachers back this week and thank you to all of you who will be helping out with welcoming our new group of Kinder friends to Kinder Roundup on Thursday!
Upcoming Weekly Events
May 4th-8th, 2015  
Monday-   Have a Marvelous Monday!

Tuesday-  TCE Parent/Community Tours

Dyslexia Parent Meeting
Wednesday-  Faculty Meeting - 3:15
Little Elm STEM Academy Visit

Ashlin's Baby Shower 
Kinder Round-Up 
Friday- Mother's Day Marathon

Texan Town 

Announcement Weekly Info  

Life Principle: Justice

Cowboy Courtesy: If someone is bullying you, let an adult know.
ABC of Etiquette: 
Never talk to anyone as if they are servants. Treat them with respect and kindness.

Important Reminders and Updates
Final Tours for the Year
We have one more STEM campus wanting to visit us this year as well as one more parent/community tour scheduled.  These tours will happen this week on Tuesday and Thursday. The parent community tour will be on Tuesday the 5th and the other group will come on Thursday the 7th.  The STEM campus is from Little Elm ISD.

If we could please have activities for our groups to see highlighting engineering, design and also technology integration. Also, please make sure that our hallways continue to highlight our learning.  

  Thank you to those team leaders who have already let me know what you will be doing.  If you haven't, please do so tomorrow!  

The parent community tour will visit K-2 in the morning and then 3-5 in the afternoon.  The other STEM group will be coming around 8:30am and stay until around noon. 

Brett and I will be sending out calendar invites for our end of the year summatives this week.   

May Birthdays
Angie Brooks Applegate - 12th
Lori Vincenzo - 14th

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:  KaTrina Brown
Shout Outs 
 Alicia Montgomery for getting our Design Challenge kicked off and for working with Cannon Elementary to do so!

Meredith Garnier and Jason as we are so excited for them to be married this summer!

5th grade teachers and all of their preparation for Sky Ranch and getting a chance to help our kiddos to have a blast!

Mary Kennington, Sue Kane and Brett Shelby for going to Sky Ranch and being there to help support our kiddos!
Marnie Cranmer on her new position of administrative assistant for HR at the admin building!  We will miss you!!!
Final Quotes