This Monday, September 1 is Labor Day which means no school for all students and staff members. Please be sure to communicate this information on your Social Media and Remind accounts with parents and students.
I'm noticing a huge difference in the hallways and during lunch with how students are responding to PBIS. I know it's because of the conversations you guys are having with your students and setting those expectations early. Thank you so much for everything you're doing.
We're working on a schedule for a PLC meeting days for this school year and I'm collaborating with the other elementary campus principals and curriculum department in developing a common plan for PLCs. I'm be meeting with our PLC team leads next week to talk about expectations for this coming school year.
Also, you received a two page article about the value of the PLC process in your mailbox yesterday. It's an article from the Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association (TEPSA) on "Why PLCs are more relevant than ever?" Be sure to read this short article. Here were the top six reasons for a great PLC progress:
Why PLCs are more relevant than ever? - Dr. Tom Many via TEPSA News, August 2014
#1 - Because we need to prepare our students for the 21st Century
#2 - Because we need a new definition of success
#3 - Because every child deserves a quality education
#4 - Because what we do as teachers does matter
#5 - Because our kids will compete in a global economy
#6 - Because as good as we are, we need to be even better
The Education Foundation provides our students with money to support our classroom instruction. Jo Nell Mellody shared with us at convocation about the help our employees give to the foundation each year. The Education Foundation Payroll Campaign has begin and The foundation has been given $13,704 for grants written by Scott Elementary teachers. Last year, our campus received FOUR grants from the foundation.
I would like to encourage each of you to join me in support of this organization. Here is the information about the Payroll Campaign for 2014. Employees can contribute as little as $2.00 each month per the Royse City ISD Education Foundation. You can sign up here.
Reminder, all staff members have the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays. Be sure to pay your $1.00 each Friday (or $35.00 for the school year). This money will continue to be used to support the scholarships high school students receive at the end of the school year.
Interested in receiving 20 coupons for Jean Passes?? Then step by Martha's desk and contribute to the Sunshine Committee ($20.00). Your passes can be used on a variety of school days throughout the school year.
Let's share our Bulldog Pride with the T-shirts we received from First Baptist Church this week. Be sure to wear your Bulldog Pride T-shirt tomorrow!