Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving TCE!

Week of:  Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd, 2016

Monday- Jeans Day - Welcome Back!  Happy Monday!

Tuesday -  Angie Out (AM) - Principal Meeting

Wednesday - GYEP(Growing Young Educators Program) - Kristan's Room - 3:15

Thursday - Jeans Day
STEM Planning Day Kinder and 1st - Kristan's Room
Day 1:  Daniel Dancer - Art for the Sky Program - Gym (AM) - more info to come for specific times.  I am going to try to do an 8:30am program with a Texan Town Schedule.  

Friday -  Jeans Day
Winter Concert (K-5) - North MS - 10:00am - Gym
Day 2:  Daniel Dancer - Art for the Sky Program - 1:00ish - location outside area by track (more details to come)

Important Reminders

Book Study - Innovator's Mindset
Scroll down to last week's blog post to see the reminder about using padlet to record your ideas/resources by December 14th.  Also, remember to have the last part of the book read by the following:  Read pages 122-229 by our January TLC meeting - January 25th.

RTI Meetings
Just a reminder that Brett is going to be rescheduling our RTI meetings for December due to us having many activities on Fridays.   Please make sure that you have been collecting your data for progress monitoring and entering it into Aware.  This is crucial for us to continue supporting our learners and moving ahead with any additional evaluations as needed throughout the year.  If you need any support with collecting/analyzing your data, please let us know and we can help you with making sure we are getting everything that is needed.  

3rd-5th grade teachers:  Please share with the core RTI committee (me, Brett and Kelly) your beginning of the year scores from the STAAR pre-assessments in an excel or Google spreadsheet.  If you would please highlight any learners who are 50 or below in red. (5th grade I know you will be taking your science in December) We will discuss the scores more with your teams on our upcoming STEM planning days, but this will help to give us data to see how all of our learners are sitting at the beginning of the year.  (and yes, we do realize it is the first go round, so do not worry if you have several learners who are lower than what you would like to see).  If you could have it to us, by the end of our first week back, Friday, December 2nd.  

Holiday From the Heart Supplies
I know many of you have already turned in to Laura any needs for our Holiday from the Heart activities.  Please make sure and get these to her by the end of the day Tuesday, November 29th, in order for us to get them ordered!  Thank you!

TCE Christmas Party

TCE Sing Along
I am working on getting songs this week, so will have them sent out to you by the end of the holiday break!  Sorry, I wanted to go ahead and send the blog first!  

From the Desk of BS…
From the Desk of BS…Volume 12

We All Play a Part of the TCE Family

The Dallas Cowboys now have the best record in the NFL at 8-1. If you did not get a chance to hear it this week, Tony Romo, the injured starting quarterback is healthy and ready to play.  Despite the fact that he has been the Cowboys quarterback over 10 years, he conducted a press conference on Tuesday, explaining his feelings about the current season, see the following link:  

You may be asking, how does this impact us and our school?  As we have the opportunity to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the school year and spend time with our family and loved ones, I just wanted to say that you all play such unique roles in our school.  There are things that you do behind the scenes that do not go unnoticed, and contribute to the success we see day in and day out.  THANK YOU for all you do each and every day, you are more than just educators, you are a team, and a family. 

Thanks again, enjoy your break. 


Shout Outs!
Ashley and Beth, thank you for covering my Kinder and 1st grade classes so I could hold auditions for the 5th grade Christmas program. I love you both!

Leigh Ann, thank you so much for helping me with my Google site even though you did give me a homework assignment  ( ; You are patient and kind. Thank you! - Becky

Ashley and Beth, thank you for all of your wonderful help with the 3rd graders and their Veterans Day performance. You are always willing to help in any way I ask. We make a great team! Thank you – Becky

3rd Grade teachers, thank you for all you did to help with the 3rd graders in preparation for the Veterans Day ceremony. The kiddos looked good and did a great job with their singing. I appreciate your help with "crowd control", too!

Brett - Thank you for coordinating our Veterans Day ceremony. It is always a meaningful time for our school. We love you and appreciate you!

Candace, thank you for sharing your abilities by writing a grant for the fine arts department. I am impressed with your talent for writing! You are one of Town Center's greatest assets! - Becky

Lauren, Thank you for lending me your adorable sweater during canned food drive collection. It was the perfect cure to an extra chilly morning! –Ashlin

TCE Staff, Thank you to everyone who donated cans to our service learning project! We really appreciate all you did with your kids to help promote the canned food drive. We couldn't have done it without all of you.

Love, Heather, Catherine, Ashlin, & Megan

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November Birthdays
Katie Tonemah- 3rd
Marie Sork - 7th
Marina Chicas - 8th
Beth Dilley - 11th
Laura Fairchild - 24th
Kristan Hruby - 24th
Renee Rohani - 25th

Final Quotes for the Week
As we go through this wonderful week with our family and friends, take time to reflect on your life and the importance of giving thanks each day for your many blessings. . .

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