Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week of Sept 12

Thank you for a great four day week.  We had wonderful turnout for Curriculum Nights and parents left smiling and fulfilled!  THANK YOU for communicating so effectively to our famiLEEs and helping them feel at home in our school.  Have an incredible weekend!


DID YOU KNOW:



NEXT WEEK:
Chantel will be off campus Tuesday at Documentation Training and Wednesday and Thursday in Austin.  Ashley will be off campus on Wednesday at Documentation Training.  April Dyke will be here to fill in on Wednesday.  Please communicate with me, electronically, if you need ANYthing.

BUDGET
We are excited that we now have our budget dollars to order what you need to work with your learners.  Part of my role is to make sure you have the supplies you need to do your job.  Please try to plan ahead so that you do not have to spend personal funds on supplies.  Also, be thinking about items we need to add to house storage closets (like manipulatives, science tools, etc.) and write up a PO and put it in my box.  Remember that it will take a couple of weeks to process, get quotes, and ship.  You also must use these approved vendors ONLY.  We are NO LONGER PERMITTED TO USE AMAZON, so please do not submit a PO with them as a vendor.

LEAVE YOUR MARK
Please wear your dots on Thursday, in celebration of Dot Day. Here is a  Dot Day Resource website for educators for The Dot.



APPLE TEACHER
Interested?  Check out more here. I will award you flex hours if you invest your time in this endeavor.

BULLYING
If, at any time, a learner or parent claim that there is a bullying situation, you MUST alert Campus Administration (Chantel, Ashley, and Angela).  We will follow the CISD Bullying Protocol and investigate for you.

DISCIPLINE
As stated in our Lee Staff Handbook: Only after all efforts by the designer have been exhausted should a learner be sent to the office with a referral.  Repeated or serious misbehavior should be communicated to the learner’s parents as soon as possible. There is a new district discipline referral form.  Please use this instead of the three page carbon one.  Learners MUST be accompanied by a completed referral if you send them down.  Please watch this short video created by Courtney to review our discipline practices at Lee.


CISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT REQUESTS
I am forwarding you the email from the Education Foundation.  Grants are due by October 17 at 4:30 pm.

PTO MEETING
Our PTO Meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, September 20, since I will be in Austin.  Please have a learner from each house prepared to come to the 6:30 meeting, on the 20th, to share what your house is doing with CBL.

WORLD CHARACTER DAY
This special day is coming up on Sept 22.  As a district of character, CISD is participating to show our commitment to the character development of all learners.  Please watch the short film "Science of Character" together as a house.  Below are reflection and discussion questions.  More info in Angela's S'more!
Ages 4-9:
Ages 10-14

FROM ALLI:
4th and 5th grade iPad Rollout/Apple ID switch will take place in A120 on Thursday, September 15.  We will have Apple Reps, DLCs and Jennifer on campus assisting with the procedures.  If you are a 4th or 5th grade designer, please make sure to review your what to expect videos and have learners fill our their Apple ID sheets before the day of rollout.
Slides covered in the videos can be found on Alli's blog:  http://diaryofadlc.blogspot.com/p/resources.html


CURRICULUM COURIER


LEE LIFE PRINCIPLE:
Courtesy- consideration, cooperation and generosity

LESSON IN LEADERSHIP:
If you approach a door and someone is following you, hold the door and allow the other person to pass through it first, then you can walk through.

LEE QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Manners are like the zero in arithmetic; they may not be much in themselves, but they are capable of adding a great deal of value to everything else" - Freya Stark

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept 9- Educator Goals due in Euphoria
Sept 12- BOY Goal Setting Meetings (all day)
               Social Spurs Mtg. (3:30)
Sept 13- 3rd and 5th Stop Collaborate and Listen (3:30-5:00 AT LEE)
Sept 14- Walk at School Wednesday
               House Shirt with Jeans
Sept 15- Dot Day
              2nd and 4th Stop Collaborate and Listen (3:30-5:00 AT LEE)
              Kinder Science Training (3:45-5:00 DCE)
Sept 16- Lee Handbook must be signed off (office)
              Progress Report Grades Due (8:00 am)
              BOY Goal Setting Meetings (am)
              Homecoming Float names due (3:00 pm)

8 comments:

  1. Split screen for Mac RULES. It works with any open window, not just Safari. Would be great for comparing and contrasting literature or projects, making your workflow more efficient (like when comparing district splash screens to our scope and sequence doc) and when mulitasking, to name a few reasons! I love being a learner! Ashley, you are awesome!

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  2. One more thing...I am signed up for the Apple Teacher program...anyone want to have a friendly competition? Who thinks they can earn their apples before I can?

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    1. I encourage everyone as well! With all the Apple training we had year 1 and year 2 we can do it!

      Alli is the challenge for iPad, Mac, or both platforms? I'm 50% done with the Mac ;)

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    2. I signed up for Apple Teacher, but I doubt that I can beat you!!!! You are a champ!!!!!

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  3. 1:02AM Saturday, September 10th, 2016: DONE!!

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    1. SO PROUD OF YOU! I'm halfway there with iPad done!

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  4. Are there guidelines for setting up categories for all subject areas for fifth grade in Pentamation?

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