Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Week of:  Jan. 1st-5th, 2018

Monday- Holiday!

Tuesday - Welcome Back!  Jeans Day
Professional Learning Day (see reminders below)
Report Card Grades Due in System

Wednesday - 1st Day Back with Kiddos!  

Thursday - Have a Terrific Thursday!

Friday - Jeans Day
Texan Town 

Important Reminders
Professional Learning Day
Please see the schedule for the various locations for everyone on Tuesday.  K-5 educators you will be off campus for the AM and then back on campus by 12:30pm for the afternoon session where we will start in the library.  

Specials (Art, Music, P.E) you guys have permission to work on curriculum either with other team members across the district or here on campus and then plan on meeting back at TCE either as a team or working individually on curriculum. (just let me know if your art, music or P.E. groups are wanting to meet in the afternoon off campus as well)  

All other staff members please see the following for your locations.  Also, paraprofessionals you have the flexibility on working on campus or meeting with your people at their locations/training (Patti and Lisa touch base with Anne and Julie touch base with Mike.)  

Relax and Enjoy This Time
Only other thing you need to do for this next week is to relax, have fun and enjoy your time with friends and family!  We'll touch base for anything else needed on Tuesday when we get back!

"Who made you happy this week?"
Shout Out Your Happiness!
Tracy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for prepping all of our soil samples!! I could not have done it without you! Thank you for helping me love science :) Ashlin

Tina & Megan, Thank you for taking over BINGO when I was out!! ❤ Ashlin

Angie and Annelise, (aka TCE Santas) Thank you so much for all the thoughtful, fun gifts y'all surprised the staff with during the Comfy, Cozy Christmas Celebration! I know it takes so much planning and work but it was truly amazing! Loved, loved, loved everything! (especially the blanket)!

Lisa Hansen- Thank you very much for your help with tools and batteries for code-a-pillars!  Lorri Brehm

Lauren, Courtney, and Kim- I am so happy to work with my 1st grade team each and every day! Thank you all for always making work so much fun! Love ❤ You all! Lorri B.

Megan, You ALWAYS handle stressful situations with poise and classy AND the kids love and respect you! You are such a great example to them(& me)!! Thank you! –Mary

Candace, You are a multi-tasking queen...a wise and resourceful leader who can be pulled a thousand different directions and still give attention and patience to each and every person and task. I don’t think I have ever seen you frazzled! Thank you for the thousands of ways you make TCE better every single day! –Mary

Casey Wagner, Thank you for always thinking of others! You have taught me how to give without expecting anything in return. You have a heart of gold-SO genuine! –Mary

To Angie and Annelise for making the season extra merry and bright. I’m loving my TCE HAPPY blanket. Thanks for making the last two crazy weeks fun! I appreciate both of you!

Thank you to everyone for making the Sing Along another fun, happy tradition for our TCE kiddos and family!  Each year, I am more and more amazed at the creativity and craziness! Love ya’ll! – Angie

Thank you to the TCE family for my gift card and special treats I received!  I hope you all have a Merry, Merry Christmas!- Love, Angie

December Birthdays
Marly Natherson - 26th
Erin Cameron - 27th
Candace Coffee - 28th

Final Quotes

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ho, ho, ho. . .we're on our way to our merry holiday!

Week of:  Dec. 11th-15th, 2017

Monday- Jeans/Sweats Day!
Coaches Meeting - 8:30 Kristan's Room
Cancelled Site Based - moved to Monday, Jan. 22nd

Tuesday - Jeans/Sweats Day!
Angie Out (AM) - Principal Meeting
5th Grade Music Program - 8:15am and 6:00pm
5th Grade Spelling Bee - 1:00pm - Library

Wednesday - Jeans/Sweats/PJ's Day!
Holiday from the Heart - stations during the day

Thursday -  Jeans/Sweats Day!
Jingle Bell Run - During Specials
Winter Parties - (K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th - 2:00pm) (2nd - 1:00pm)

Friday - Jeans/Sweats Day!
Laura Out - all day
Spirit Rally and Holiday Sing Along
Early Release Day - 12:15pm

Important Reminders
Holiday from the Heart
Make sure you have gotten all of your supplies from Laura and looking forward to a fun time for our kiddos this week!  Reminders that if you have any food as a part of your activities that you have approved it with Sue!  

Winter Parties
Please remember that we may have many parents coming up for parties, so make sure once again that any foods have gone through the approval of Sue.  If you have something that you are worried about, please contact her before letting your kiddos with allergies eat. (this includes items like m&m's which are processed with nuts).  Also, please help our custodians by not having overflow with our trash cans with anything on the floors and such.  

Sing Along and Spirit Rally
Please let me know if there is anything you have on the agenda for the spirit rally.  Also, thank you for working on your songs for the sing along so we can have some fun celebrating on the last day before our holiday break!

"Who made you happy this week?"
Shout Out Your Happiness!

Marly, Thank you so much for giving me half of your avocado! It made my day, lol!! Love, Meredith

Mary, Thank you for letting me come in and see what you get to do every day! I loved seeing our learners so engaged with you! I found myself saying the rules along with y'all! You're a fantastic teacher! Love, Meredith

Angie, Thank you for doing what you can to make us happy! --Mary :)

Erin Cameron, THANK YOU for pulling books for me to use on my Comprehension/Connected Text lesson days! You save me SO much time AND you even do it with a smile. You're the BEST! Love, Mary

Tina - Thank you so much for watching my friends and helping them in the library so that I could go give Aidan some meds! You are wonderful! – Lauren

Rachel & Meredith & Tina - Thank you all so much for all your help with the breakout EDU and for sharing your supplies! We are so excited to do it on Monday and it would not have been possible with all of yall! Thank you! -Lauren and Kim

Kasey,   Thank you for letting me use your room for Stop, Collaborate, and Listen when my projector was broken! I appreciate your quick flexibility!  Renee

Wagner and Kemp,  Thank you for taking my tutoring group Tuesday! You guys are the best!  Renee

Patrick-Our learners love music class due to your encouragement and unending energy! Anne

Shout out to Laura, our fantastic engineer in the front office, for making so many children happy with Holly and Jolly!! You're very clever and fun!

I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE at TCE for making me feel welcome and loved in CISD. I will miss each of you and hope that someday our paths may cross again! –Kathy

Kristan - thank you for hosting the Christmas party! We are so appreciative of the hard work you put into hosting a fabulous evening!

Thank you to our 3rd grade and 5th grade teams who have shared out at faculty meetings so far this year!  Great ideas and love the collaboration!   - Angie

Angie & Annelise, THANK YOU for all the December treats! –Mary

Lauren-I could not have gotten into the building Friday without your help! Anne

Kristan, thanks for always being willing to open up your home! We appreciate you! Love, Mary

Shout out to Meredith! We are so excited that you will be representing TCE as our Teacher of the Year this year!  - Angie

Thank you to all our teams for your hard work during our STEM planning days!  Your dedication to data, evidence of learning and lesson design make such a difference to your kiddos and our campus! – Angie

Thank you to Candace, Kelly Spears, Kelly Burks, Marly, Kristan for staying after the other day with the GTC meeting!  Thank you to Candace going above and beyond gathering data and continuing to assess as needed for learners!  - Angie

Thank you everyone who was able to make it out to the Christmas party to celebrate with our TCE family!  I know several of you had other events and we missed you!  A big thank you to Kristan for hosting!  - Angie

December Birthdays
Marly Natherson - 26th
Erin Cameron - 27th
Candace Coffee - 28th

Curriculum Connection
Don't forget that our 3rd grade team created a padlet in which to collaborate as a campus about class meetings.  Here is the link and as you have resources or ideas, please add them to help us build stronger relationships/social emotional skills with our learners!  

Final Quotes
And. . .a few more holiday movie quotes!