Thursday, September 3, 2015

Week of Sept 7

Another INCREDIBLE WEEK FamiLEE!  Thank you for your hard work!  Our visitors this week GUSHED about YOU ALL.  They noticed how our designers interacted with learners and said that our school "feels good for children."  They could not believe what you all are doing with them and the utilization of all of the spaces around our school.  They also were impressed with the manners of our learners.  THANK YOU for using our School As A Tool! Please enjoy your three day weekend and do something FUN for yourself!


  • that in order to net-zero at year's end, we are going to need your help?  Please make sure you turn off lights, televisions, and projectors when you leave your space.  Dim or turn off lights if they do not need to be on during the day.
  • that you can join the Coppell Gifted Association for FREE?  Click here to join and prove to CISD our passion for staying connected!  They also provide grants for professional learning.
  • that Safeshare is no longer working?  That's okay...try Purify.  It is another way to safely watch a YouTube video without advertisements.
  • that CISD has an Autism Google Site to help you with your autistic learners?

You "might" be having issues with the newsletter you are supposed to be sending home tomorrow by 4:00.  Kristen is remaking it so that it is in an editable form.  We learned in PLC today it is not user friendly.  Here is a short video that shows you HOW you can send a delayed email.  

Please share the following information with your parents so that they can attend or learn more about GtI services in Coppell ISD.  I also tweeted it out, so you can retweet.  THANK YOU!

Thank you for turning in your LEEders of the Week.  We will have a paper permission slip in your mailbox on Friday morning for you to send home with your learner.  Here is an electronic copy to send home, too.  Feel free to use this message to send in an email to parents:  Congratulations!  Because your learner has been recognized for their LEEdership, they have nominated to ride on our Homecoming Float.  Please sign and return the attached form on Monday.  A paper copy was also sent home in your child's take home folder.  We are proud of them for earning this honor!

Don't forget that you must call/text Chantel if you are going to be out for an unplanned reason.  

Please submit planned absences (this means for professional development, too) through Euphoria Formspace for my approval.  These will be approved on a first come first served basis.  Unfortunately, on days we have too many people out, I will have to deny requests.  New staff, please ask your teammates how to submit your request through Eduphoria Formspace.

If you become sick, you need to put your absence into SmartFind as soon as possible so that a sub can be found.  If you have arranged a specific sub beforehand (which is advised), please submit their name.  To put in an absence, go to SmartFind.

Please turn in your art supplies to Jessica before the weekend.  Don't know what to send down?  Here is what was included on the school supply list for Art:

  • Kindergarten: all sent down
  • 1st:  2 sharpies per learner
  • 2nd:  1 box Crayola Markers
  • 3rd:  1 box of Crayola colored pencils
  • 4th:  1 bottle of Elmer's glue
  • 5th:  1 pack of 50 count white construction paper

Please make sure that you empty your mailboxes each day.  

We have done our best not to hold Wednesday meetings the first two weeks of school.  Please plan to stay until 5:00 on Wednesday.  We will be going over Goal Setting, PLCs, and Schoology.   All are very important topics!

Apple is slated to announce iOS 9 on September 9.  Your Apple devices will show that there is an update available.  It will be blocked from school, but not your house.  PLEASE DO NOT update ANY CISD device to iOS 9 until we give you the green light.  THANK YOU!


Patriotism- Love for or devotion to one's country


"I only regret that I have one life to lose for my country" - Nathan Hale


Stand up for what you believe in.   You shouldn't take no for an answer if your heart and mind are leading you in a direction that you feel strongly about.


Sept 7:  NO SCHOOL
             Julie L's Birthday
Sept 8: 4/5 Stop, Collaborate, and Listen
            PTO Mtg. (6:30 Cafe)
Sept 9:  Walk AT School Wednesday
             Convocation t-shirt with Jeans
             Title I Parent Information Meeting (8:00 Media Center)
             Staff Meeting (3:30-5:00)
             Homecoming Parade
Sept 11:  Social Spurs Luncheon (Green House)

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