Thursday, February 22, 2018

Week of February 26, 2018

I have missed seeing everyone this week, but am having the time of my life in Iceland.  I can't wait to share our adventures when I return.  Thank you, ALL, for "holding down the fort" while I am away.  I will be back on campus on Tuesday.


POSITIVE PHONE CALLS
Please make sure that by the end of this week that you have made a positive call home to each learner in your class.   THANK YOU for going the extra mile- it will pay HUGE dividends!



TELPAS
Just a friendly reminder that we will be TELPAS testing this week  Please see the linked schedule.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Leigh Ann!  Thank you to those of you sharing your laptops.  Just a reminder that Enrichment and STEAM classrooms will be used and need to maintain a testing environment.  


FUN RUN IS COMING
Get ready for orange, blue, and excitement to start working its way through the building.  This group does a great job of teaching citizenship and being present on campus.  Please join us at 3:30, on Monday, in the Media Center flex space.  If you read the teacher playbook page I emailed, it will help answer questions and keep our meeting BRIEF.  The main take-away is the more you pump up Fun Run participation, the more $ you get to spend in your classrooms.  10% of what your class raises goes back to YOUR CLASS.  Next Monday's pep rally, in the gym, will get the kids excited and they will go home with their pledge packs.


FED EX
Enjoy your one hour, on Wednesday, where you learn about a topic of YOUR choice related to YOUR goals, and earn Flex credit for it.  This is a time for learning.   Please post to Today's Meet after 4:30, but before 5:00, and share what you learned during your time in order to get credit for your hour.  We will host:
    • Apple in the Classroom, We say YES! with Alli
    • Math and Science Exemplars with Jacque


STUDENT SERVICES SURVEY
CISD has requested that 3-5 graders take the following survey.  It will take less than 10 minutes and must be completed by February 28.  THANK YOU to those who already completed these!




RED AND BLACK SUPERSTARS
Please turn in at least one nomination for a learner or staff member by Friday.  We will announce these at our next Spirit Rally.


READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
Will you be Thing 1 or Thing 2?  
Maybe Dr. Seuss or Horton Hears a Who?  
Whichever you like, we hope you'll join in.  
It is sure to bring a smile and a grin!


CISD FOCUSED WALKTHROUGH
This we will give feedback on Domain 2 Dimension 1:  Achieving Expectations.  We will be looking for evidence that your learners have mastered content and are held to high levels of accountability for their learning.  This looks like self-assessing, reflecting on menu work or assignments, posting to Schoology or SeeSaw, etc. 

ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Break Up Your Writing Time into Smaller Chunks
Break up your total writing time into smaller chunks.  Set a goal for yourself (numbers of lines or words).  Set a timer or watch the clock.  Write!  Consider if you’ve met your goal or you need to adjust it fo the next five minutes. Challenge yourself to outgrow your best each time.  (Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)

LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Initiative- taking action; originating new ideas

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
Strong leaders take responsibility for events and believe that they can have an effect on outcomes and conditions.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"If an opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -Milton Berle

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb 26-March 9- TELPAS Writing Samples Collected
Feb 26-March 2- TELPAS Testing
Feb 26- RtI Meetings
     FUN RUN Teacher Huddle (3:30 Flex Space)
Feb 27- Garden Gurus (2:00 Media Center)
     Mentor Meeting (3:30)
Feb 28- House Shirt and Jeans
     BWW Night Blue House
     3-5 Student Surveys Due
     New Learner Lunches
     Melissa's Bridal Shower (3:15)
     Fed Ex Day (3:30-4:30)
Mar 1- Green House in charge of Lounge
     World of Music Performance (8:15 and 6:30)
     STAAR Module Certificates Due to Angela
Mar 2- Read Across America Day
     Red and Black Superstar Nominations Due
     Spirit Stick Sales

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Week of February 19, 2018

What a loveLEE week it has been at Lee!  Thank you for showing each other and our learners so much love.  You put so much into each and every effort and it shows.  I will be here tomorrow, but gone the entire next week, so please text Ashley and Leigh Ann with any last minute absences, arrivals, or needs.  I will be out of the country and will return on Tuesday, the 27th.


DID YOU KNOW
  • Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Streeter will be at Lee tomorrow.  They will be walking the building with me from 12:30-1:30.  Please work on learner volume in the building!
  • Claudia's Smore is updated and covers TELPAS and ELLevation?  Check it out here.
  • Jacque's blog is updated and supports our campus goal of questioning?  Check it out here.
  • that you can still submit a GEM for a Lee staff member?  Please go into Eduphoria Formspace and submit one.  The deadline is approaching.
  • it is that time of year to make positive contact with your learners and their families at home? Please take time in the next two weeks to make a positive call home to each learner in your class.  

CISD PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Monday is Professional Learning Day.  Please refer to the email I forwarded on Friday, February 9, from Laurie O'Neill.  Feel free to wear jeans and remember you represent our campus!  When you are back on campus in the afternoon (12:30-3:30), you are are to work in your grade levels on future menu guiding activities.  Focus on rigor of experience, ELL strategies, extension activities for those who already "know it" and review for those who "don't."  Please ensure there are accountability pieces in place like items to turn in, reflections, posts, and expectations for learners to reflect on each others' posts.  If you have questions, Ashley, Leigh Ann, Ayesha, Claudia, and Jacque will be coming by throughout the afternoon.  Please, also share the menus you create with all of us so we can give feedback and see the work you have accomplished.  Let's finish the last part of the year with some awesome menus/guiding activities!  


TELPAS
Just a friendly reminder that we will be TELPAS testing the week of February 26th.  Please see the linked schedule.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Leigh Ann!  Thank you to those of you sharing your laptops.  Remember that STEAM and Enrichment will be in your houses during TELPAS testing.


SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED
Please make sure you turn in a complete list of names to Melinda so that she can secure your tickets.


STAFF MEETING
Enjoy the gift of time!  We will not have a staff meeting this week.  


LEE LEARNING WALK
Please remind parents in your newsletters that we host one of these walks this Thursday.  This is a chance for parents to walk the building with campus administrators and for them to see what learning looks like during the day.  It is an AWESOME way to dispel misconceptions like our learners are on technology the entire day!


STUDENT SERVICES SURVEY
CISD has requested that 3rd-5th graders take the following survey.  It will take less than 10 minutes and must be completed by February 28.  


TECH KNOW THURSDAY
Please remind parents to come to Tech Know Thursday this week.  They can view the course catalog here.  The Peach Jar flyer link is not working, sorry.  Please make sure your presentations are public and sign in to this event in the front office.  This will count towards the hours you need for June 1.



CISD FOCUSED WALKTHROUGH
This week we will give feedback on Domain 2 Dimension 1:  Achieving Expectations.  We will be looking for evidence that your learners have mastered content and are held to high levels of accountability for their learning.  This looks like self-assessing, reflecting on menu work or assignments, posting to Schoology or SeeSaw, etc. 

ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Silence the “It’s No Good” Voice
Be aware of a voice in your head that keeps you from starting (or continuing) your writing.  Write without stopping the pencil or pen.  When you hear the voice urging you to stop, silence it.  Redirect your energy back to the page. (Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)


LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Risk-taking- exposure to possible loss or injury

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
Live so that you will never have regrets.  If there is something you want to do, DO IT!

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"If you shoot for the moon and miss, at least you'll be one of the stars." -Les Brown

DATES TO REMEMBER:
February 19-March 9: Collect TELPAS Writing Samples
Feb 19- Kamille's Birthday
     CISD Professional Learning Day
Feb 20- Ed Foundation shirt and jeans
     Six Flags Read to Succeed Logs Due
     TELPAS Calibration Training (3:30)
     Stop Collab and Listen (1, 3, 5)
Feb 21- TELPAS Practice
     Dad's Club Teacher Breakfast
     School Shirt and Jeans
     NO Staff Meeting
Feb 22- TELPAS Practice
     American Heart Assos shirt and jeans
     Digital Learning Day
     Lee Learning Walk
     Stop Collab and Listen (K, 2, 4)
     TechKNOW Thursday (6:00-7:30)
Feb 23- Spirit Stick Sales

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Week of February 12, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful PLC work I have been hearing about during your Team Times.  Ashley and Jacque have been bragging about the learner and professional growth conversations that are happening.  WAY TO GO!  We appreciate your flexibility with the large tours that have been coming through the building.  Our Board Walk went beautifully.  CMSW Educators were impressed. Huffman ISD continues to be inspired.  Please know what an amazing impact you are having on the people who tour through our building!  


DID YOU KNOW
  • that there is a possibility that Nelson will be back on campus on March 6-8, April 17-19, or in May?  It is in the planning stages, and I will keep you posted as I learn more from the district!
  • that the Fun Run is quickly approaching?  I will be forwarding an email from APEX so that you are informed of how you can help support this fundraising effort.  Remember you get 10% of what your class earns for use on items of your choice!  All Fun Run dates are on the staff calendar.  Pay attention to the Teacher Huddle (2/26), Pep Rally (3/5), and Fun Run (3/23) dates. 
  • we have something special planned for you each Friday in February?  The fun starts tomorrow!
                           

MORNING ARRIVAL
Please be mindful to be at school by 7:10 each morning.  You are doing a great job of texting if you are stuck in traffic, but we need a friendly reminder to everyone to be here on time.  Thank you for your cooperation.


VALENTINES DAY
Wednesday will be a Day 1.  First Grade will meet on Day 7 (Tues) this week and Specials will meet on Day 1 (Wed) during class parties.  Please look at the Winter/Valentine Party tab for the day's schedule.  Purple House- THANK YOU for your lunch flexibility so that we can be ready for the Cyber Bullying program ,at 1:00, in the cafe.

If you receive Valentine candy that you want to donate to River Oaks Assisted Living, send it down to the office, on Thursday, so that we can deliver it for you.


STUDENT SERVICES SURVEY
CISD has requested that 3-5 graders take the following survey.  It will take less than 10 minutes and must be completed by February 28.  


CISD FOCUSED WALKTHROUGH
This week we start a new focus for our walkthroughs.  We will give feedback on Domain 2 Dimension 1:  Achieving Expectations.  We will be looking for evidence that your learners have mastered content and are held to high levels of accountability for their learning.  This looks like self-assessing, reflecting on menu work or assignments, posting to Schoology or SeeSaw, etc. 

ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Use the Room
When you feel stuck, scan the walls of the classroom.  Search for a chart or piece of work that shows the same thing you’re working on as a writer.  Think about the step of your process, and the work you’re trying.  Take a tip from one of the charts, and get back to work!  
(Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)


LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Love- unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for others; warm attachment

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
Love your neighbor as yourself.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." -Mother Teresa

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb 12-16: School Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Feb 12- iPad Rollout to Lee Support Staff
     Purple House Music Performance (8:15 and 6:30)
Feb 13- TELPAS Calibration (3:30-4:45 Cindy's Space)
     Mentor Meeting (3:30)
     PTO Mtg. (7:00 Cafe)
Feb 14- Valentine's Day
     Convocation Tshirt and Jeans
     Cyberbullying Program (1:00 Cafe)
     Valentine Parties (2:00)
Feb 15- Bethany's Birthday
     American Heart Assos shirt and jeans
     Spur Savings (7:20-7:40)
     Coppell Leadership Tour (1:00)
     Dr. Rozas and Sammy the Shark (1:15)
Feb 16- Spirit Stick Sales

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Week of February 5, 2018

Thank you for a WONDERFUL WEEK!  You all BLEW UP our Twitter feed this week with the incredible experiences you designed for your learners.  Please know it is noticed and gives everyone a glimpse into how awesome you are.  THANK YOU for that!   There are opportunities to wear jeans every day next week, so ENJOY being comfortable! 



DID YOU KNOW:
  • we have TWO very important tours this week?  Of course you do! 
  • many areas of the building are being repainted due to damage or wear and tear.  PLEASE review  not touching or leaning on walls and windows when transitioning through the building at all times.  We will also mention on morning broadcast.  We need this to be a team effort so it is a good thing that COOPERATION is our character trait of the week!
  • we will take a staff picture for yearbook before staff meeting on Wednesday?  Please wear your pink school shirt for the picture.

LEEDERSHIP MEETING
We will have a BRIEF LEEdership Meeting on Monday at 8:15.  We will be reviewing our Valogram sales that will take place on Friday, Februrary 9, in place of Spirit Sticks.  Stay tuned!


STAFF MEETING
Please plan on ALL staff attending staff meeting on Wednesday.  We have mandatory campus STAAR training.  


STUDENT SERVICES SURVEY
CISD has requested that 3-5 graders take the following survey.  It will take less than 10 minutes and must be completed by February 28.  


IPAD/MACBOOK REPAIRS
If you have a damaged shared iPad or MacBook, we need to know NOW so we can get it repaired.  Please put a help desk ticket ASAP.  THANK YOU!


LEADERSHIP MEETING IN TWO WEEKS
We love our campus leaders very much, but there is NO WAY we would have you meet on Valentine's Day.  Please enjoy the gift of time.  We will meet again on March 21.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, let Chantel know.  I wanted to let you know in advance so you can enjoy that night.


CISD FOCUSED WALKTHROUGH
This week we start a new focus for our walkthroughs.  We will give feedback on Domain 2 Dimension 1:  Achieving Expectations.  We will be looking for evidence that your learners have mastered content and are held to high levels of accountability for their learning.  This looks like self-assessing, reflecting on menu work or assignments, posting to Schoology or SeeSaw, etc. 


ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Point Around the Pictures
When you read back your writing to someone else, try to point around the picture.  When your finger lands on a part, say all you can about that part.  (Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)

LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Cooperation- working together

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
Staying positive, being approachable, and expressing positive thoughts and feelings through both verbal and nonverbal communication helps you build rapport with those around you.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"We must all live together as brothers or perish alone as fools." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Feb 5- 100th Day of School
     RtI Meetings
     LEEdership Mtg. (8:15 Cafe)
Feb 6- Education Foundation Shirt and Jeans
     Board Walks (12:30-3:30)
     TELPAS Training (3:30-4:45)
     Dad's Club Mtg (7:00- BWW)
Feb 7- College Shirt and Jeans
     K-2 Math Educator Academy
     Staff Meeting (3:30-5:00 Hillary's Space)
Feb 8- American Heart Assos Shirt and Jeans
     3-5 Math Educator Academy
     Spurs Savings (7:20-7:40)
     Huffman ISD Tours (8:30-12:30)
Feb 9- Kylie's Birthday
     Progress Reports go home
     Val-o-gram Sales

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Week of January 29, 2018

What a beautiful week of KINDNESS here at Lee.  I thank each and every one of you for embracing the Great Kindness Challenge with the gusto you have.  It would not have been a success without YOU!  Our tours were HIGHLY IMPRESSED with you today- THANK YOU for shining the way you did!  I hope all of you rest and stay healthy this weekend.  You have done a super job trying to combat the illnesses going around our community!

DID YOU KNOW:
  • that PTO is going to provide breakfast for you TOMORROW?  It will be chicken minis and biscuits from Chick-fil-a-. YAY for the KINDNESS of PTO!!
  • that Leigh Ann made this video of the Kindness Kickoff Parade?  Thanks, Leigh Ann!

DADS CLUB
Please share this event and flyer with your FamiLEEs.  I plan to show off my poor bowling skills, how about you?
                      




FED EX
Enjoy your one hour on Wednesday where you learn about a topic of YOUR choice related to YOUR goals, and earn Flex credit for it.  This is a time for learning.   Please post to Today's Meet after 4:30, but before 5:00, on Wednesday, and share what you learned during your time in order to get credit for your hour.  We will host:


BUFFALO WILD WINGS NIGHT




NATIONAL GO RED DAY
Wear something RED with your jeans on Friday.  Please tweet out pictures of you, your learners, and teammates to #lifeiswhy and #coppellgored


WEEKLY WALKTHROUGH FOCUS
For our focused walkthroughs this last week will be focusing on Domain 2 Dimension 2 Content Knowledge and Expertise.  We will be looking for things like cross curricular connections, strategies to avoid learning pitfalls, learners analyzing, creating and evaluating, and learner-directed learning.


ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Point Around the Pictures
When you read back your writing to someone else, try to point around the picture.  When your finger lands on a part, say all you can about that part.  (Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)

LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Loyalty- faithfulness to another

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
If you hear something negative about one of your friends, don't repeat it.  If necessary, let a Designer know what was said.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody." -Benjamin Franklin

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jump Rope For Heart
Jan 28- Dad's Club Bowling Event (12:00 pm)
Jan 30- Jacque's Bridal Shower (3:30)
Jan 31- School Shirt with Warm Ups
     Buffalo Wild Wings Night (Red House)
     PTO Grants Due to CK
     Fed Ex (3:30-4:30)
Feb 1-  American Heart Assos Shirt with Jeans
     Blue House takes care of Lounge
     Spurs Savings (7:20-7:40)
Feb 2- National Go Red Day
     Spirit Stick Sales (Recess Time)
     Wear Red with Jeans

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Week of January 22, 2018

Thank you, ALL, for showing me such grace and kindness today.  Your supportive words, texts, emails, calls, and hugs have truly lifted me and gave me strength today.  It is a beautiful reminder of the incredible FamiLEE we are a part of.  Please know each of your gestures has greatly impacted me.  I appreciate the beautiful card from Social Spurs and the plant.  Now...if I can keep it alive...


DID YOU KNOW:
  • that we currently have THREE student teachers in the building?  We have Madelene Williams in Speech, Derek Stull in Music, and Chandra (pronounced Sondra) Sapaugh in PE.  We are excited to have them on board and know they are going to learn so very much from their cooperating designers!  Thanks ladies for hosting!
  • the district is looking for folks to participate in two different areas: Unconscious Bias training and Local Accountability System.  If you are interested in learning more or participating, let Ashley and Leigh Ann know.


KINDNESS QUOTES
We will review these each day on morning broadcast:
  • Mon:  "No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted." (Aesop)
  • Tues:  "Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you...not because they are nice, but because YOU are."  (Unknown)
  • Wed:  "Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right every time."  (Richard Carlson)
  • Thurs:  "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."  (Mother Teresa)
  • Fri:  "Go into the world and do well.  But more importantly, go into the world and do good."  (Minor Myers, Jr.)

KINDNESS KICKOFF PARADE
We will start the parade at 8:15 at the cafeteria by lost and found.  We will begin by having guests line up in the cafe in parallel lines and along the walls by Enrichment and STEAM ending toward the front office doors (not passing into yellow house).  They will cheer our kids on as they parade one lap and return to your houses.  The order will be the same as afternoon dismissal:  Green House -> Red House -> Blue House -> Yellow House -> Purple House.  Start from Red House or stairs by Red House and make your lap.  For Green, Blue, and Purple, go up the Yellow House stairs so all guests can see your Kindness Banners.  


Don't forget to pass out your checklists and encourage your famiLEEs to sign up for The Great Kindness Challenge App to be able to participate at home.

We will also collect toothbrushes and toothpaste all week.  Please encourage FamiLEEs to participate!


The office has your beads and bracelet strings.  They should be delivered to you first thing Friday morning.  

If you are a 4/5 Designer, please turn in your Kindness kiddo so I can send home a permission slip.

Lastly, Alli created this awesome video to help with Kindness reflections this week.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!  HAVE FUN!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS:



GREAT EDUCATORS MATTER
CISD has an internal recognition system called GEMS.  These folks are recognized in front of the CISD Board for going above and beyond the call of duty.  SO MANY OF YOU DO THIS!  Please take time to recognize GEMS at Lee.  Remember to be specific in your description so that it paints a picture of why this person stands out in our district.  Here are the directions:

CAMPUS TOURS
We know AWESOME learning experiences happen at Lee all the time, but be aware we have three sets of tours on Thursday this week.  We have learning walks in the morning, a 9:00 tour, and a 1:00 tour.


WEEKLY WALKTHROUGH FOCUS
For our focused walkthroughs the next four weeks we will be focusing on Domain 2 Dimension 2 Content Knowledge and Expertise.  We will be looking for things like cross curricular connections, strategies to avoid learning pitfalls, learners analyzing, creating and evaluating, and learner-directed learning.


CISD CURRICULUM COURIER
(check out the info about your Feb 19 Professional Learning)


ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Talk (as You Draw)
When you write, you don’t need to be quiet! You can say what you’re writing about (or drawing) out loud to yourself.  As you say a new part aloud, you can add that new part to your picture. (Taken from The Writing Strategies Book by Serravallo)

LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Problem Solving- creating solutions; finding answers

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
You should never complain if the line is too long, the food isn't good, or there is a wait.  You don't want to be negative to the point where you spoil the enjoyment of the event for others.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations" -Charles Swindoll

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan 22-26- Great Kindness Challenge
Jan 22-26- Jump Rope for Heart
Jan 22- RtI Mtgs.
     CISD Board Mtg. (7:30)
Jan 23- Angela's Birthday
Jan 24- House Shirt with Warm Ups/Jeans (ENJOY!)
     Staff Mtg. (3:30 Purple House)
Jan 25- Meredith's Birthday
     Spurs Savings (7:20-7:40)
     Campus Tours (am & pm)
     5th grade Honor Choir concert (7:00)
Jan 26- Progress Reports Go Home
     Spirit Stick Sales (recess time)
Jan 27- Dads Club Bowling Event (Main Event Lewisville)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Week of January 15, 2018

Brrrrr what a chilly and windy night!  Please be careful driving into school in the morning.  It has been a fantastic week with you and our learners.  ENJOY the three day weekend and STAY WARM!  

Today was Megan's last day, so please welcome Karli Larson to our FamiLEE! 



DID YOU KNOW:

  • that the School Board is coming to all campuses to do learning walks?  Our visit will be on February 6, so I am not approving any more personal days for this date.  Please be working NOW on your displays of learner work!
  • that there is a follow up for our PLC training on last Monday?  Please reflect on one of these two forums (padlet or flipgrid) before leaving on Friday.  If you choose flipgrid the code is: plcreflect
  • that you have permission to wear sweats, on January 17, if you register and earn 1,000 points for creating an account on the Community Challenge website.  There will be weekly motivators for sweats in the future. Stay tuned!

FOSS KITS
We should not see Physical Science Kits out in spaces.  Please make sure you are using the latest resource kits for Earth Science.  These kits can be found in the gym storage closet and an administrator can help you get access to them.  


SIX FLAGS READ TO SUCCEED
Melinda sent you all an email about reminding learners about this.  Please mark your calendars and remind your learners and parents about this opportunity. 



RED OUT
Don't forget to order American Heart Association Shirts for a $20 donation by Friday.  Your shirt will be delivered to you at school and you can wear jeans and your shirt every Thursday the month of February.


YEARBOOKS
Please remind your parents that yearbooks are still on sale. The price is $25 until Feb 15 and $30 from February 16 - March 25.  


LEE HEALTH UPDATE (please add to your newsletters)

A very high number of Influenza (Flu) cases have been reported in our area. Dallas County has reported over 20 deaths related to the influenza virus this year.

If your child has any Flu Like Symptoms please keep them home. A child that is sick cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.

Students with a temperature 100ยบ F or greater should stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of a fever suppressing medication (e.g. Tylenol, Motrin, Acetaminophen, ibuprofen)

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever, so please keep your child home if they don’t feel well.

Please notify us of any flu like symptoms as well as any diagnosis of anything contagious. We want to keep ALL LEE LEARNERS HEALTHY!



GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE
Please start working on your class Kindness banner that will be used for our Kindness Kickoff.



WEEKLY WALKTHROUGH FOCUS

It is time for our walkthroughs to start back up now that most of our formal observations are completed.  For our focused walkthroughs the next four weeks we will be focusing on Domain 2 Dimension 2 Content Knowledge and Expertise.  We will be looking for things like cross curricular connections, strategies to avoid learning pitfalls, learners analyzing, creating and evaluating, and learner-directed learning.


ESL STRATEGY OF THE WEEK:
Make sure ELLs have sufficient exposure to the content and academic language to participate in an oral language activity.

LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Commitment- keeping a promise or a pledge

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
Be committed to your family, friends, and your values.  Follow through with your responsibilities at school and at home.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Go put your creed into deed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan 15- MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)
Jan 16- Design Day
     Education Foundation tshirt and jeans
     LEEdership Council Mtg. (2:00)
     Mentor/Mentee Mtg. (3:35 Room 402)
Jan 17- Design Day
     School Shirt with Jeans
     Leadership Mtg. (3:30 Lounge)
Jan 18- Design Day
     Spurs Savings (7:20-7:40 Cafe)
Jan 19- 4/5 Class Geo Bee Competition