READ THIS WEEK'S BLOG ALL THE WAY TO THE END!!! WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR YOU!!!
WHAT A WEEK! It has been wild and crazy with #CISD360 and it couldn't have been the success it was without YOU. A special shout out to Layne, Megan, and Jacque for presenting on CBL and to Ashley for co-presenting on vertical scheduling. Our tour guests went ON AND ON about the talent in our building and some heard about Lee at lunch and ditched their original afternoon tour to come to Lee! Other Principals, Central Office, AND DR. WALDRIP heard all about your awesomeness! THANK YOU for making me massively #principalproud!
Here are some GREAT IMAGES from the district tour.
LEEdership Council did a WONDERFUL job of greeting and escorting our visitors. THANK YOU for sharing them throughout the day!
You want tears in your eyes? At one point, I wondered why the tour was taking so long to get upstairs...that's because our "resident welcome wagon," Charles, was working his magic. I turn around to see this guest holding Charles' hand and helping walk him upstairs to blue house!!! Real men wear plaid!!
How about this HUGE canvas that was created especially for our school and gifted to us from Huffman ISD? As a thank you for YOUR inspiration (they have visited at least 5 times in preparation of opening a new school) they had this custom made for us. We can't wait to find the perfect spot for it!
Check out Mary Kemper's CBL Sketchnotes from our girls' presentation. They rocked it!
There were SO MANY JOYS along our journey this week!
DID YOU KNOW
- our payroll system has changed over? Please verify that your pay is accurate and that direct deposits are correct. Your net pay will be different due to to changes in IRS Tax Tables. If there is an issue, please let Carla in payroll know by MONDAY. You received an email about this from Kelly Penny on Tuesday.
- that the City of Coppell is opening Life Safety Park this weekend? It is modeled after Frisco's Safety Town and would make a great field trip opportunity!
- that it is that time of year where we select what we want in our school supply kits for the 2017-2018 school year? ALREADY?! Please edit this document and make changes in your next cycle of team time so I can get it to PTO. I will know your grade is ready when the date on your tab is changed to 2017-18. Remember that costs need to stay as close to $50 as possible so that after our group discount they fall within district guidelines. The deadline is Monday, February 6.
Please make sure you read and understand Angela and Claudia's emails regarding TELPAS. Please ask if you have ANY questions.
IT'S TIME TEXAS
This week, you can wear warm ups with your college shirt on Wednesday AND your school shirt on Friday if you make a minimum of one staff shout out before Wednesday. Here are the rules:
At Lee, we believe that everyone is a leader! Chapters 8-12 of Innovator’s Mindset are all about leading the charge in innovation by using your strengths and unleashing your own talents. Please have these chapters read by February 3rd. Also, take time to reflect on the chapters and complete one of the reflection choices by February 3rd. We hope you find a new tool for reflection that you can also use with your learners! More details are posted in our Lee Schoology course!
WEEKLY WALKTHROUGH FOCUS
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 FranklinDATES TO REMEMBER:
January 30- Mentor Meeting (3:30 Green House)
February 1- College Shirt and Jeans
Digital Learning Day (every day is #DLDay-register & tweet out)
Leadership Meeting (3:45 On the Border)
February 3- Innovators Mindset Assignment Due
Spirit Stick Sales (Recess Time)
February 6- 100th Day of School (see letter shared by Courtney)
School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 Due
CONGRATULATIONS TO RICHARD J LEE ELEMENTARY- WE ARE OFFICIALLY A STATE SCHOOL OF CHARACTER!!!
We found out this evening and wanted to surprise you in a FUN way, however, a press release will go out tomorrow-so we wanted you to be the first to know. THANK YOU to all of you that contributed evidence to our application. A special THANK YOU to Angela who worked MANY extra hours to get our application complete and accepted. This is a HUGE honor for our school, YOU, and our famiLEEs because it is truly a team effort. There will be future award events coming up that we will keep you informed about. Please keep this award off of social media until I have sent a Parent Link to our stakeholders. CONGRATULATIONS!!!