Our worth of being on the planet at this time cannot be judged as we are all worthy and essential to being here now.
There are no replacements who can take over and live our lives for us, no other person who has had the experiences we have had, who has access to the same resources and relationships, who carries the same message to share with the world. Our purpose may be large or small, and in most cases it is multi-leveled, with important actions taking place on the interpersonal level, as well as in terms of the work we do in the world. Small acts of kindness share the stage with large acts of sacrifice, and only through accepting and honoring our place can we know what we are called to do and when.
Ultimately, we are all equally, exactly, completely worthy of being here in this life. Moreover, we are all essential to the unfolding plan of which we are each one small, but important, part. If we suffer from low self worth, it is because we have lost track of understanding this truth, and allowing it to guide our actions in the world. Seeing ourselves as part of something larger, as beings called to serve, is the ultimate cure for feelings of unworthiness. In the end, it's not about evaluating ourselves as worthy or unworthy, so much as it's about accepting that we have been called here to serve and taking the steps required to listen and respond to what our lives are asking us to do.
Week At a Glance
Monday - Fundraiser Begins
PreK-2nd Grade Kickoff - 1:45pm - Gym
3rd-5th Grade Kickoff - 2:30pm - Gym
Staff Meeting - 3:45pm - Gym
School Board Meeting - 6:30pm - Central Office
Tuesday - UIL (students in UIL will leave at 1:30pm)
Wednesday - "Stories from Webb" officially releases!
Instructional Rounds During Your Conference Time
Math Vertical Meeting - 3:30pm - TP Room
Thursday - Short and Argueta Out
Friday - Short and Argueta Out
NO HOUSE GAMES (Due to Fun Run Being next week)
End of Progress Reports (have grades in by Sunday)
Our Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraiser kicks off this week! You all did an AMAZING job helping promote this last year, so let's make it happen again!!
We are raising money to build up our playground (with equipment, a chicken coop, butterfly habitat, gardening, and more) and also a potential rock wall in the gym!
We will have a staff meeting at 3:45pm Monday. It is important all staff is there for the beginning part with Boosterthon People and then all certified teachers will stay because we have to talk about SLOs (Student Learning Objectives per TEA and part of T-TESS this year). This meeting will last until 4:45pm so we can get this work done that is required of us by the state.
Stories from Webb
I am so excited about the book releasing on Wednesday!! The Navasota Examiner had a great little article in their paper this week about it. Mrs. John C Webb also called me on Friday to let me know how proud she was of everyone who took time to share their stories, and for all who are putting in their time every day to serve our kids. She said that her husband would be proud and she wanted us to know that. If you'd like a copy of "Stories from Webb" and you don't want to wait or don't want to order online, I have them for $20 in my office!
UIL is taking place on Tuesday at High Point. We will have quite a few kids competing and a lot of different staff heading over there.
Please plan to be flexible that afternoon with students. UIL students will leave at about 1:30pm (we will call for them).
We hope, after school, you can stop by High Point to lend some encouragement or support to our kids who will be competing. Thank you to Jessica McHale for organizing everything over here at Webb. It's not an easy job and she's done great!!
Short and Argueta will be out this Thursday and Friday. So if you have questions/need help from the please see them by Wednesday.
Due to the Fun Run being next Friday, we didn't want to also have House Games this week . So our "House Games" will be next Friday during your assigned Fun Run Time. We will have more information coming soon.
This Wednesday we have our January Instructional Rounds. You will get an email with your assigned 3 classrooms to observe for 5 minutes each during your assigned time. You will then meet with your teams to discuss and have your weekly team meeting (just like last month).
Please make sure you're ready for Progress Reports to go out next week as grades will close on Sunday.
This week during TP time we will be diving deeper into SLOs. Because we won't have our first SLO meeting until Monday after school, the group who normally meets on Monday mornings (K-2 ELAR) will meet on Friday morning this week. Monday we will meet with Pre-K Teachers.
Morning Car Rider Duty
Monday - Two PreK Teachers outside, Three inside
Tuesday - 4th Grade
Wednesday - 2nd Grade
Thursday - 4th Grade
Friday - 2nd Grade
January 22 - Karen Brzymialkiewicz (we had the date wrong!)
January 23 - Nina Salazar
Kids Deserve It
Here is Episode 97 with Brandon Johnson. Don't forget the KDI shirts/hoodies are for sale for 4 more days this month, here.
This short film below is 12 minutes long, but well worth the watch.