Sunday, August 28, 2016

ENews 08.28.2016




Weekly Schedule

Monday

Tuesday
  • Boy Scouts Visiting
  • 9:00am - Lancaster to Asst Principal Meeting @ Central Admin
Wednesday

Thursday
  • 3:30pm - MAP Training in Library
Friday

    Important Reminders

    Energy Management
    Just a reminder about keeping the classroom doors closed and locked through the school day. Martha and I will be working with maintenance teams to report on specific AC issues in the building throughout the week. Please help us by following their suggestions with closing of the door so your situation will be reported in a timely fashion.

    Absences
    Be sure to enter all requests for absences into Aesop for approval. Hourly employees, all overtime must be approved by the principal in advance. If you'll going to be out or late, please enter your absence and then call Mr. Jacobs.


    NEW Information

    First Week is DONE
    Congratulations on a very successful 1st week of school! You all are training, modeling, and teaching the students your expectations for the school year and it shows. Also I'm loving the Social Media pictures of you with your students this last week. Great job sharing our story with the RCISD community and the whole world. I've had a few principal friends text me this week asking me what you'll have been doing with your kids this week. (Yes the rest of the world is paying attention to Scott Elementary). Please continue and keep up the excellent work.



    MAP Training
    Susan Lay will be on campus Thursday, September 1 @ 3:30pm to help our campus understand the expectations for MAP training for Scott Elementary. Apryl McElroy and others have been working to schedule our these assessments for our campus during the week of September 12 (for most of the campus).

    Reminder, please have the online training completed this week. There are 3 videos for you all to view. If you are helping in any way with MAP testing, these videos are for you. You can access the website with this link: https://destinationpd.nwea.org/

    T-TESS & Appraisal Update
    We are continuing to update the TTESS & Appraisal information. The plan to get you this information ASAP. In the meantime, be thinking about your goal(s) for the school year. We will be scheduling Goal Setting conferences between the dates of September 19-29.

    Procedures & Routines 
    Because it's the second week of school, please continue to teach/train your student the expectations for your ALL common areas and your classroom.

    Morning Duty
    1. Ensure you are parking in the staff parking lot to help the traffic in the front of the building.
    2. Please ensure you are arriving to your post on time during the morning duty @ 7:14am.
    3. Front door folks... please assist with opening car doors, greeting parents and visitors, and helping with the direction of traffic. This expectation continues throughout the school year (rain or shine).
    4. Gym/Cafe folks... Monitor students as they enter the area. Ensure they are lining up correctly with their classes. Be sure to check visitors for ID badges from the office. If someone does NOT have a badge, please escort them back to the office to get their badge. BEST safety practices include walking the individual back to the office NOT simply stating they need to return to the office and walk away.

    Lunch Reminders
    1. Make sure you remind students to not save seats, or skip seats. 
    2. Remind the lunchbox kids to gather straws, napkins and spoons when they walk by the cafe lines. They are wanting to get up to get these items as soon as they sit down.
    3. Please review cafe behavior expectations with your classes. Not getting up without raising their hand, not going to visit other classrooms, walking, lining up with a zero, cleaning up their spot, etc.

    WOW Wednesday 
    Save the date for Wednesday, September 7 ELAR folks! Angela Homan will be sharing "Source Boxes/Stephanie Harvey "Digging Deeper into Reading" in the RCISD Board from 3:45-4:45pm. This is a great opportunity to get some credit hours for the RCISD PD Plan.

    Blog Post to Share
    I saw this on Twitter recently... it's a Blog Post written by a fellow administrator. I would encourage each of you to read the post. It's a great uplifting piece if you at any time felt unsure about yourself this last week (which would apply to ALL of us). Please read it and let me know you thoughts. 

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    ENews 08.21.2016




    Weekly Schedule

    Monday - #FirstDayofSchool

    • Wear your SuperHero Tshirt
    • Take a picture with your class by the Welcome Yard Signs in the front of the building

    Tuesday
    • 9:00am - Jacobs to Principal Meeting @ Central Admin
    Wednesday - Hump Day

    Thursday - The Day before FRIDAY!

    Friday - Happy Friday! You Made It!

      Important Reminders

      Energy Management
      Just a reminder about keeping the classroom doors closed and locked through the school day. Martha and I will be working with maintenance teams to report on specific AC issues in the building throughout the week. Please help us by following their suggestions with closing of the door so your situation will be reported in a timely fashion.


      NEW Information

      Welcome Back to School
      Thanks to our very supportive PTO, we have a very LARGE yard sign in the front of the building. Please take pictures with your class of students and share them via Social Media with the hashtags #BulldogFamily & #ScottSquad.



      Donut Delivery
      Donuts are being delivered to each of the campuses in the morning by someone for Central Administration. Donuts will be in the Teacher's Lounge so stop by on your way to your classroom in the morning. Please be sure to thank Mr. Worthy for supporting us on our first day back to school.

      Homeroom Teacher Lunch
      Homeroom teachers will be eating lunch with their teams and NOT their students for the 1st day of school. We'll have lunch covered for you for tomorrow.

      T-TESS & Appraisal Update
      You will be receiving a list of your appraisal for this school year this week. Also, you'll be receiving information about Goal Setting worksheets and schedule to signup with your Appraiser too.

      Benefits Signups
      The LAST day for is August 22 (the first day of school... of course). There was a message from Mr. Webb in a previous email about this date - I wanted to remind folks in case they missed that message. Below is the link for the sign up... please take the time to complete this if you haven't:
      https://www.rcisd.org/humanresources/benefits-employee-perks/

      Absences
      Be sure to enter all requests for absences into Aesop for approval. Hourly employees, all overtime must be approved by the principal in advance. If you'll going to be out or late, please enter your absence and then call Mr. Jacobs.

      Key Reminder
      Be sure to see Mrs. Lancaster about your classroom keys. It will only take a couple of minutes if you haven't done so already.

      Attendance
      Please remember attendance is on the paper for the FIRST day. Lori Dreiling will be collecting them about 9:30am. Help her by having them posted outside your classroom door. The SECOND day will be in the gradebook.

      Back to School Parody
      I hope you guys have a great first week back to school... I hope not too many are feeling this way.


      But instead are feeling this way...


      Regardless... we have some very special GUESTS coming to school so it's almost SHOWTIME. So put on a smiling face because "Snow White Never Has a Bad Day" and leave Cruella DeVil at home. If you glass is only half full, then put in a smaller glass because these kids deserve a teacher that loves them, that believes in them, and WANTS them in her classroom. Get yourself a #RCGoat (Greatest of All Time) friend to support you this year and be the BEST teacher your kids need. These Kids Deserve IT so make it the great start of the school year.

      Below is a fun video that will help you get in the right mindset for this week:


      Sunday, August 7, 2016

      ENews 08.07.2016


      This is the last Sunday before we start back to work again. Again, we're looking forward to seeing you all again and can't wait to start another school year. Just a couple of reminders before we see everyone here on Thursday:

      • On Monday-Wednesday, we having New Teacher/Employee Orientation. Click the link for the schedule for these three (3) days.
      • We'll see everyone back on campus on Thursday and we'll begin @ 8:00am.
      • Dress for Thursday is comfortable clothes - actually you need to wear something that can get messy for this day (or bring an apron that will help keep your clothes clean).
      • Staff picture will be on Friday in the afternoon - we'll be wearing our staff T-shirt.
      • AC should be on in the building all week long.
      • See our schedule for our upcoming Staff Development Week.
      • Don't forget to email me your pictures for our #scottselfiebingo challenge by Thursday!
      • Please complete this SuperHero Teacher Form ASAP
      • Wednesday is the last day to complete the online SafeSchools Compliance Training.
      Have a wonderful week and we'll see you all very soon!