Monday, June 12, 2017

Week of June 12

We hope you have enjoyed your first week of summer vacation.  YOU KNOW YOU ALREADY MISS US!!! Ashley and I will be at Common Formative Assessment training in district tomorrow and at TEPSA the rest of the week.  Here is a little update for everyone.

While you have been off, Ashley and I (and some other rock stars) have been meeting with potential applicants to join our famiLEE. We are VERY excited about the ones we have extended offers to.  Some have already been approved, some are being approved by the board tonight, and others will be approved at the next board meeting.  Please join us in welcoming:

Music Designer:  Megan Copenhaver
Nurse:  Shanelle Stewart
Designer:  Jessie Tadgerson
Designer:  Leslie Howard
Designer:  Michelle Apgar
Designer:  Micha Patel
Designer:  Meredith Greer
Designer: Megan Oatis
Designer:  Aisha Khan
1/2 time Assistant Principal: Crystal Roach

You have been anxiously awaiting your assignments for #rjlyear4.  THANK YOU for your patience!  After meeting with the district last week, we will have 35 sections for next year.  That means we will have 7 sections in each house. All other learners will be rerouted to other Coppell schools with room.  We can plan to have up to 22 learners in K-2, up to 23 learners 3rd-4th, and no limit in fifth grade.   A HUGE thanks to Shanna who has enrolled all of these learners and EXTRA thanks to the district for adding new sections so we can house all of these children moving in.  Looks like we will fill up a table or two at the New Hire Breakfast in August.

Here are assignments for the 2017-2018 school year.  Remember that they are always subject to change.  An "*" designates our Leadership Team members in house/grade.  Much effort was made to balance houses out, but to also move as few folks as possible.  Please do not be upset with colleagues who have changed grades/houses for not telling you the "inside scoop."  I asked them to respect the process and keep it to themselves until this blog came out.  It is going to be a fabulous 4th year at Lee!

Would you like to get to know some staff members BEFORE the school year starts?  We have a volunteer opportunity if you would like to join in.  Buckner International is a wonderful organization centered around foster care and adoption, providing families for abused and neglected children.  They are looking for volunteers to help with their School Supply Train on Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am - 3:00pm.   The day will consist of sorting school supplies, filling backpacks, decorating the trunks of cars, and then delivering the backpacks to a few foster children/families!  You can read more about the day here.  Please let Ashley know if you would like to participate.  You aren't committing yet, but our contact wants to get an idea of how many we might have come, and she will create a group for us to register together. More information to come! 

Last year we had our first summer selfie challenge.  Thanks to @matthew_arned for the idea and to Ashley and Crystal for some of this year's new ideas!  It is a FUN way to see what you are doing this summer and to stay connected.  Here is this year's board.  Tweet it out to your followers so our learners and their famiLEEs can join in, too.  Please use the hashtags #rjlyear4  and #summerselfiechallenge 

As for the PLAYING BINGO square...we are totally going to coordinate an outing.  Stay tuned and join in the FUN!


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