Thursday, April 2, 2015

Week of April 6

Once again, when I was engaging with people this week, I heard from more than one person how AWESOME the staff a Lee is.  I couldn't agree more!  We are entering the home stretch, friends.  Remind yourself daily to do more of what makes you happy and enjoy this time with your kiddos.

“Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. If you push through the hard days, then you can get through anything.”– Gabby Douglas

“What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’ If you are taking a risk, what you are really saying is, ‘I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.'” – Linda Ellerbee

  • the the RJL Walk for Wishes team raised $530 for children with life threatening medical conditions?  THANK YOU, Layne, for spearheading a team, and thank you to Elisa and Megan for participating!
  • that we will have an additional diagnostician helping April Dyke with our caseload?  If you attend an ARD and Stephanie O'Dell is the diagnostician, please welcome her to the famiLEE. She will be helping April the remainder of the year.
  • that leaving your lights on in your spaces, design studios, and workrooms when you are not in there could keep us from being Net Zero this year?  Please help make a conscious effort to turn these off when you leave or see them on in the building.  Please monitor your flat panels, too!

Remember LEEdership Council will be pre selling entrance tickets, at the end of lunch, next week.  Please advertise this in your newsletters!  Also, please make sure to start advertising and talking up your auction dates with your learners.  This will help ensure we raise top dollar for your valuable time!

Please remember to go back and share our meeting notes and information with the members of your house and team that were not in attendance.  There were a great deal of decisions made and we want to keep everyone in the loop!  I was overwhelmed with the attendance at our latest meeting.  Your time, expertise, ideas, and talents are GREATLY APPRECIATED!  I will begin interviews next week and will keep you posted as I find "perfect fits" for Lee.

Thank you, all of you, for keeping our building a secure testing site on Monday and Tuesday.  It takes all of us working together!  Angela, THANK YOU for your organization so that everything ran so smoothly.  4th and 5th grade designers, thank you, for the miles you wore into our carpets!  Thank you to Roxann, Renee, Ayesha, Alicia, Diana, Veronica, Julie, Courtney, and David for helping with our small groups and bathroom monitoring.  We had excellent active monitoring at Lee!

We are SO EXCITED that our learners in Red House will work our booth on Saturday.  THANK  YOU for designing a CBL unit that will have them share their knowledge with the world in an authentic way.  Way to go Red House!

We will participate in Waste Free Lunch Day in celebration of Earth Day on April 22.  To learn more check out this resource and video.  I have purchased Spirit Sticks to be handed out to each learner that contributes to a waste free lunch that day.  In addition, we will have compostable silverware purchased from the Child Nutrition Department.  Special thanks to Elisa for getting our compost bin started.

Are you interested in teaching summer school in Coppell ISD?  One of our Assistant Principals, Patricia Badillo will be the administrator and she sent this link to apply for those interested.

Please let me know if you are utilizing Roxann's Digital Book Club with your learners.  I would LOVE to see it in action and hear their feedback.  In case you forget, here is the introduction to digital book clubs, The Princess in Black, and The Templeton Twins Have an Idea.  THANK YOU, Roxann, for your hard work and vision with this innovative project.

"LEE" QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey

"LEE"DERSHIP TIP OF THE WEEK:  After we eat, we will clean up after ourselves. This includes cleaning off the tables and making sure we haven’t left any trash on the floor or around the eating area. It is important to be responsible for your trash no matter where you are and to be sure not to litter.

April 5- Stacey's Birthday
April 6-April 10- LEEdership Council Pre Sells FamiLEE Carnival Tickets
April 8- Megan's Birthday
              Walk AT School Wednesday
              Jeans and Red and Black Attack Shirt Day
              Curriculum Meetings (3:30)
April 11- Coppell EarthFest
                Dad's Club Golf Tournament
April 13- National Librarian's Appreciation Week
                LEEdership Council Meeting (8:30)
April 14- Suzanne's Birthday
                4/5 Author Visit (8:00-(9:00)
                PTO Meeting (6:30)
April 15- Walk AT School Wednesday
                College Shirt Day
                5th Grade Spinal Screening
                Staff Meeting (3:30)
April 16- Class and Individual Picture Day
April 17- FamiLEE Carnival (5:30-8:00)

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