Sunday, December 13, 2015

That's right people. . .our final week before the break!!

We are gonna make it everyone. . .final few days and then we will have the chance to breathe and relax during the holidays! I'm certainly ready!!!
 Week of: December 14th-18th, 2015
Monday -  Jeans Day
PST Meetings - C106

Tuesday - Jeans Day

Texan Town Schedule
5th Grade Music Program - 8:30am and 6:00pm - Cafeteria
Angie Out (AM) Principal Meeting

Wednesday -   Jeans or Sweats Day

Holiday From the Heart - Station Activities during the day
TLC Meeting - 3:15 - Library

Thursday - Jeans Day

Winter Parties 
Kelly Out (AM)  Counselor Meeting

Friday - Jeans or Sweats Day

TCE Annual Sing Along - 8:30am - Gym
Early Release - 12:50pm

Important Reminders and Updates
Switch in Specials/Lunch Times Monday!!
We are going to need to do a little switch out (Monday only) for 4th and 5th grade specials and lunch times on Monday due to the 5th grade music program practice.  We need the cafeteria for the final practice and so we are making this adjustment for the day.  

Please note that 5th grade will go to specials at 8:30 and then have lunch at 11:15.  4th grade will have specials at 10:30 and have lunch at 12:30  for this day.  I realize it will affect other pull out programs, but we need some flexibility for this day due to the final practice for 5th graders.  

5th grade and 4th grade teachers, please let your parents know as well in case they were planning to bring/come eat lunch with their child tomorrow!
Tutoring Support for 3rd-5th
Thank you so much for everyone signing up to help our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders!  I appreciate your efforts as a campus team so we can help our learners be successful as we make sure we fill any gaps they may have in their learning! 

Please make sure and touch base with the grade level you signed up to help this week, so this extra tutoring support can start up the first week of January when we come back!   

Shout Outs!
Kristan Hruby for opening up your house once again for the TCE Christmas party!  We truly appreciate you and your generosity!!

5th grade and the great job they did with our 5th grade spelling bee!  

Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teams for your focused, intentional planning during your STEM planning days!  I was very impressed with your lesson design and appreciate all of your collaboration on these days! 

Marly Natherson, Kristan Hruby, Kasey Kemp, Kate Seifert and Lisa Hansen for all of their work getting our vertical meeting info together and for helping us to continue being aligned as a campus and district!

Everyone for taking the time to go over to the admin building for the CISD Open House!  

Laci Garza and Coach Yaeger for all of their efforts with our Jingle Bell Run!  
Casey Wagner for always helping us out with our Texan Town catalog and club organization! 
Engineer of the Week 
This week's engineer: Courtney Rice
December Birthdays

 Marly Natherson - 26th

Candace Coffee - 28th

Final Quotes 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. . .

Hope all of you have been enjoying some of the fun of the holiday season with decorating, putting up lights, etc.  I came home to this last night after getting back from Nacogdoches, so was very excited! 

Week of: December 7th-11th, 2015
Monday -  Jeans Day
Fire Drill - when it warms up during day
5th Grade Spelling Bee - 1:00pm
System Safeguard Data Team Meeting - 3:15 A202

Tuesday - Jeans Day

Kinder and 1st STEM Planning Day - A202

Wednesday -   Jeans Day

2nd and 3rd STEM Planning Day - A202
Vertical Meeting - 3:15

Thursday - Jeans Day

4th and 5th STEM Planning Day - A202

Friday - Jeans Day

Jingle Bell Run - All Day (Cafeteria loop parking lot)
Therapy Dogs
CISD Holiday Open House - CISD Admin. Bldg.
TCE Christmas Party - Kristan Hruby's House

Important Reminders and Updates
Attire for this week
As we start to celebrate you this week with holiday treats, your 1st treat is that you may wear jeans each day!
 If you are on a STEM planning day, you may wear sweats on that day! 

Alicia and Brad's Smore 
Make sure and check out the latest on the Smore for great resources for technology and the library!  Remember that this week is hour of code and so many of our kiddos will benefit from having this time to problem solve and challenge themselves with the power of coding! 
Holiday from the Heart 
Don't forget to give me and Laura Fairchild a final list of your needs for your Holiday from the Heart stations!  I know there were items being listed in Google Docs, but if we could get a final list to purchase.  We need to buy these items as soon as we can, so please get this turned in by 
Tuesday, December 8th at 8:00am!

TCE Sing Along
Don't forget that if you need to access your song, you can find it in the T share under the folder, TCE Sing Along 2015.  Looking forward to this annual traditional time to laugh and have fun together!  
CISD Holiday Open House 
Don't forget to make sure and swing by the admin bldg during your conference time or during lunch in order to say hello to everyone at the administration building and celebrate with our CISD family!

Shout Outs! 
Ashley Martin for her beautiful addition to her family with another baby boy!

Everyone for the fabulous job you did showing the learning of TCE to the Garland ISD visitors!

Morgan Peccarelli for attending our district literacy academy to learn more about balanced literacy and writing strategies!

Katie Tonemah, Kate Seifert, Meredith Schaaf, Heather Judd and Courtney Rice for getting CGA scholarships and attending the TAGT conference!  Can't wait to hear about the learning to help support our GTi learners at TCE!     

Alicia Montgomery and Brett Shelby for the great idea of the gifts of one another tree in the library!

Kelly Spears for the being thankful board created with her student council!

Cafeteria Staff and Miss Sarah for treating us to a wonderful luncheon surprise on Friday!

Lauren Torti, Kelly McShan, Heather Judd, Marly Natherson, Jennifer Martin, Kasey Kemp, and Candace Coffee for working with us as we went through our data dig and planning last week!  As well as we go through more planning this week!

Kelly Spears and Kasey Kemp for agreeing to be a part of the district Systems Safeguards committee and helping us in developing a plan for the district!

Laci Garza and Ashley Martin for a great STEM planning day!

Marly Natherson for always helping to bring our TCE family together with her ideas for holiday cheer!

Engineer of the Week 
This week's engineer: Candace Coffee
December Birthdays

 Marly Natherson - 26th

Candace Coffee - 28th

Final Quotes
 To get you thinking about our TCE holiday treats theme this year. . .here are the final quotes for this week!