Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gearing Up For The Next Few Weeks!

Don't know about all of you, but I had a wonderful break and took some time to truly enjoy spending time with my family and friends!  I even got my Christmas tree up at my house, so that is always a success!  I am looking forward to the next few weeks of school as we head into our next round of Christmas holidays!

Week of: Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th, 2015
Monday -  Data Planning Day (Systems Safeguard Data Team) - A202
1st day back. . .Jeans or Sweats! 

Tuesday -   STEM Planning Day (Specials Team) - A202

Wednesday -  Faculty Meeting - 3:15

Thursday - District Tour Group Coming to TCE!

Friday - 
Texan Town (last Texan Town for Fall Session)

PST/RTI Meetings - C106 (All Day)

Important Reminders and Updates
Super Teachers
Please try to nominate a teacher during the next few weeks for a Super Teacher award!  We have so many amazing lessons happening each day, so it would be a great way to celebrate each of you!
District Tour 
Please remember that we have our first district tour group coming this Thursday, December 3rd!  Team leaders if you would make sure that you email me and Brett what your teams will be working on when the group is here!  They should be coming during the morning around 9:30-11:00.  Also, do a spot check to make sure all rooms are looking organized and hallways are showcasing the amazing learning! 
Holiday from the Heart Daytime
We will be doing Holiday from the Heart a bit different this year. . .team leaders are filling you in, but we will be having a daytime event on December 16th and grade levels will be partnering up to do various stations!  We will talk more about this at faculty meeting this week!  
TCE Sing Along
It's that time again. . .what you all love to hear is coming. . .that's right, our TCE Sing Along!  We will have it again on the last day of school and I will be sharing your team's song at our faculty meeting!  Thank you ahead of time for this TCE tradition as we all laugh and sing together!  
Shout Outs! 
Shout out to the Office Staff and Cafeteria Staff for helping to make our Southern Thanksgiving feast a success!
Shout out to Becky Garrett, Laci Garza, Ashley Martina and the 3rd grade team for a wonderful 3rd Grade Program!
Shout out to Ashley Martin, Becky Garrett and Laci Garza for making our annual Turkey Trot a success!
Shout out to Kasey Kemp and Renee Rohani for opening up their classroom to visitors from another CISD elementary campus!  
Shout out to Jennifer Martin, Lauren Torti, and Lisa Hansen attending a UbD training in order to help support us in more training with lesson design this spring!

Shout out to our 2nd grade team for their great job with our Turkey Drive and Food Drive for TCE!  We appreciate your efforts!
Shout out to Kelly Spears who officially graduated with her next counseling certification!  We are so proud of you!

Shout out to our 3rd Grade Team for getting everything ready to celebrate Gloria for her retirement reception!
December Birthdays
 Marly Natherson - 26th
Candace Coffee - 28th 
Twitter and Professional Learning Networks
I know many of you are avid Twitter users using it as a tool both for work and for personal use.  Many of you may have certain educational leaders or other individuals you may follow. For those of you who have a Twitter, but haven't started truly experiencing all it can do for you with helping you grow and connect with more educators, you may want to check out the following video!  
Also, if you have certain people or organizations that you follow, please add it to the linoit link below!  This way we can share with one another at TCE all of our connections!  

Final Quotes
To get us off to a great start with the upcoming holiday season. . . 

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