Thursday, January 8, 2015

Week of January 12

YOU DID IT!  You survived the first week back from Winter Break.  It was a weird week with cold weather and earthquakes.  How do I deal with the puzzling earthquakes we have been experiencing?  I joke about them.  Please enjoy:


  • that our enrollment (as of Wednesday) is 551 learners?  We have been told by the district that they are trying to keep K and 1st at 22, 2nd and 3rd at 23, 4th at 24, and 5th at 26.  I will continue to keep you updated.  I have been advocating for NO MORE after this for you.
  • that we may have a new paraprofessional in our Active Learning class?  So that you are informed, Talat Khan resigned on Friday, before Winter Break.  Starting Wednesday, of this week, Viana Martinez will be at Lee.  When you see her, please introduce yourself and welcome her.  She is going to let us know on Friday if RJL is the place for her.  Wendy, Suzanne and I believe it IS!!!  
  • Janell's email is now active in CISD.  Please include her in school wide communication since she is not on the Lee Distribution list.  Her email is  She has done a wonderful job this first week at Lee.  Thank you yellow house and third grade for your welcoming spirit!

Todd and I are excited to see the CBL units you created put into action in the new year.  Please post on Twitter and take lots of pictures so that your efforts can be documented! 

You will have ONE MORE CBL Planning Day before the 4th 9 weeks.  Please look at your house calendar and get these scheduled.  Wednesdays and Thursdays are days that I will approve for these design days.


If your schedule permits, please feel free to join us at the Board Meeting as they recognize Stacey as our Teacher of the Year.  

You have, without question, witnessed incredible lessons at RJL.  Please take time to nominate a person or team for Super Teacher.  This link will give you a place to acknowledge your peers.  Dr. Waldrip will personally award Super Teachers and provide them with lunch.  Let's get Lee designers recognized.  The next round of Super Teacher nominations ends January 12, 2015.   


All other Leadership Meetings for the year will be on Wednesdays, but we need to have one this month on a Tuesday.  I apologize in advance for causing you to have two meetings after school in a row, but it is important we meet.  Please email Todd your Sonic drink order so that we can have a little something to show you how grateful we are you can be there.  Please bring any concerns/questions from your houses and grade levels to this meeting.


Walk AT School Wednesdays will continue every Wednesday morning.  If you choose to participate by walking in the gym, before school, on these Wednesdays, you may wear sweatpants and sneakers with the Spirit Shirt of that day.  Learners will be sent straight to your spaces on Wednesdays.

We are getting information from Kathy Creek regarding report cards for all of the new enrollees.  As soon as we hear back what the district wants us to do, we will communicate that with you.

"LEE" QUOTE OF THE WEEK“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ~John F. Kennedy

"LEE"DERSHIP TIP OF THE WEEK:  Never cut line. If someone cuts in front of you, do not say or do anything about it. Let it happen, but let a teacher know about it. They will handle the situation.

January 12- Board Meeting Recognizing Stacey (6:00 pm)
January 13- Leadership Meeting (3:30 pm)
                    PTO Meeting (6:30 pm)
January 14- iCreate Shirt Day with Jeans
                    Walk at School Wednesday (7:30-7:45)
                    Curriculum Meetings (3:30 Content Specialists' Spaces)
January 15- 3/4 Dress Rehearsal (8:30 Cafe)
                    3/4 Music Performance (7:00 pm)
                    Jean's Birthday
January 16- End of 2nd 9 Weeks
                    Spirit Assembly (8:00 Gym)
January 19- NO SCHOOL/ MLK Day
                    Lauren's Birthday
January 20- Report Card Grades Due (8:00 am)
January 21- College Shirt Day
                    Walk at School Wednesday (7:30-7:45)
                    Staff Meeting (3:30) 
January 22- Purple CBL Planning Day
January 23- Angela's Birthday
                    Report Card Day

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