Sunday, April 24, 2016

ENews 04.24.2016



Weekly Schedule

Monday
  • Bright, Powley, McElroy to Title I Training
  • 3:30pm - Teacher of the Year Celebration
Tuesday
  • Bright, Powley, McElroy to Title I Training
  • 3:15pm - Tutoring
Wednesday
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Jacobs to DBU Job Fair
  • 8:00am - ARD (Bright, Worley, 4th Grade)
  • 3:30pm - STAT Meeting
Thursday
  • iACT Curriculum Visit - Kristen Weichel & Valerie James visiting classrooms
  • 3:15pm - Tutoring
Friday
  • Happy Friday

    Important Reminders

    Summer School
    The dates for Summer School has been determined by the district. They are looking for teaching staff members and asking for student names. Please send Dr. Bright the names of the students you're planning to recommend for summer school. The criteria for summer school on the link below:
    Please contact parents on the students you're wanting to attend summer school and document on the Journal tab in Aware.

    Student Retention
    By the end of this month, you'll need to have student names submitted to Mr. Jacobs for possible retention. These students should have been in STAT/RtI process all year.

    District Calendar for Next School Year
    See this link for the NEW District Calendar for 2016-2017

    Revolutionizing Learning Conference (#RLChat)
    Save the dates for this conference which will be hosted at Royse City High School again this summer. The dates are now July 27th & 28th! More information will be shared has it becomes available.



    NEW Information

    Davis Rezoning Open House
    I know that I sent an email last week about this... but I want to again express my appreciation for all the work you all did in welcoming the families coming in from Davis Elementary. Mr. Worthy and Kenny Kaye Hudson were thrilled to how the Scott Family has been so positive and warm to these families... Thanks again for all you do.

    Here are just a few of the pictures I have from that evening:


    PTO Board Meeting
    The next board meeting is schedule for Monday, May 2nd @ 6:30pm in the library. Team Leaders, please send me names of the individuals that will be representing your team to this meeting.

    Tutoring & RtI Time
    I understand that different things come up from time to time that pull us our out of our commitment to help support tutoring. This last week myself, I have ask some teachers to get another person to cover their tutoring group so we could help with interviews for next school year.

    However, I want to stress the importance of this time... not just after school tutoring but RtI also. This small group/one-on-one time with a teacher is very value. Not time on a computer or time working with other students, but that time with a teacher to help reinforce skills and instruction.

    Please help to support the small group instruction of our students moving forward... try your best (myself included) to reschedule appointments and other commitments around tutoring days/times. When I see teachers working with individual/small groups of students - those students are growing so much - because YOU do a great job during this time!

    We have to ensure we're hitting the marks setup through improvement planning with Judy Caskey, Julia Robinson, Kenny Kaye Hudson, and the campus leadership team. Small group instruction is one of the STRONGEST strategies we have to focus on student growth.

    Help keep each other accountable (myself included) to maximize our instructional time and commitment to academic growth with our students.


    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    ENews 04.17.2016



    Weekly Schedule

    Monday
    • ITBS Testing - 2nd Grade ESL Students in Library
    • 2:45pm - Student Council
    • 6:00pm - Davis Rezoning Open House
    Tuesday
    • ITBS Testing - 2nd Grade ESL Students in Library
    • 9:30am - Jacobs to Principal Meeting @ Royse City Middle School
    • 3:15pm - Tutoring
    Wednesday
    • ITBS Testing - 2nd Grade ESL Students in Library
    • 9:00am - ARD (Jacobs, Worley, Bunnell)
    • 3:30pm - STAT Meeting
    Thursday
    • iACT Curriculum Visit - Kristen Weichel & Valerie James visiting classrooms
    • 1st Grade Field Trip
    • Supplemental Insurance Meetings
    • 7:00am - All Pro Dads
    • 3:15pm - Tutoring
    Friday
    • 4th Grade Visit Herndon
    • Judy Caskey Visiting

      Important Reminders

      Summer School
      The dates for Summer School has been determined by the district. They are looking for teaching staff members and asking for student names. Please send Dr. Bright the names of the students you're planning to recommend for summer school. The criteria for summer school on the link below:


      Please contact parents on the students you're wanting to attend summer school and document on the Journal tab in Aware.

      Student Retention
      By the end of this month, you'll need to have student names submitted to Mr. Jacobs for possible retention. These students should have been in STAT/RtI process all year.

      District Calendar for Next School Year
      See this link for the NEW District Calendar for 2016-2017

      Other Important Documents:
      Revolutionizing Learning Conference (#RLChat)
      Save the dates for this conference which will be hosted at Royse City High School again this summer. The dates are now July 27th & 28th! More information will be shared has it becomes available.



      NEW Information

      Judy Caskey Visiting
      Mrs. Caskey will be visiting our campus on Friday, April 22 with the intention to visit classrooms. Please be sure to have engaging lessons/activities with your students this day.

      Supplemental Insurance Meetings
      We rescheduled the First Financial Group of America (the Supplement Insurance people) to come back to campus Thursday, April 21st. They will have one of the guys on campus to help you through the process of signing up for benefits for next year. The link below is the Supplement Plan Mr. Webb shared for the staff last week.


      Sunday, April 10, 2016

      ENews 04.10.2016



      Weekly Schedule

      Monday
      • 3:30pm - NO STAFF MEETING (Rescheduled TBA)
      • 7:00pm - School Board Meeting
      Tuesday
      • 9:30am - Bright to Asst Principal Meeting @ Ruth Cherry Intermediate
      • 2:30pm - Head Start Meetings
      • 3:15pm - Tutoring
      • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Art Fair **Updated**
      • 7:00pm - 1st Grade Music Program
      Wednesday
      • 3:30pm - STAT Meeting
      Thursday
      • iACT Curriculum Visit - Kristen Weichel & Valerie James visiting classrooms
      • Kindergarten Cap & Gown Pictures
      • 3:15pm - Tutoring
      • 5:30pm-7:00pm - PreK/Kindergarten Round-up
      Friday
      • Happy Friday!

        Important Reminders

        Revolutionizing Learning Conference (#RLChat)
        Save the dates for this conference which will be hosted at Royse City High School again this summer. The dates are now July 27th & 28th! More information will be shared has it becomes available.



        NEW Information

        Staff Meeting CANCELLED
        Our monthly staff meeting for Monday has been cancelled.

        Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH) Site Visit
        Our campus site visit was last week and we have a wonderful report. Mr. McGee visited in several classrooms throughout the day and give me some excellent feedback to share with the teachers he saw. I will be sharing those feedback points with individuals throughout the week.

        Summer School
        The dates for Summer School has been determined by the district. They are looking for teaching staff members and asking for student names. Please send Dr. Bright the names of the students you're planning to recommend for summer school. The criteria for summer school on the link below:


        Please contact parents on the students you're wanting to attend summer school and document on the Journal tab in Aware.

        Student Retention
        By the end of this month, you'll need to have student names submitted to Mr. Jacobs for possible retention. These students should have been in STAT/RtI process all year.