Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tis The Season

As you can tell, everywhere you look, the Holiday season is in FULL swing.  Christmas music everywhere, decorations, excitement, and more!

But as we've talked about before, holidays for some are just the opposite.  For adults and kids alike, sometimes the holidays are filled with bad memories, reminders of those we've lost, expectations unfilled, worries, and more.

As we are in the midst of this time let us focus on being patient with those around us.  Let us keep growing our kiddos in a strong foundation in education while still offering opportunities for them to give back and grow emotionally.

Week at A Glance

Monday - Nesloney Out
F&P and MobyMax Middle of Year Testing Begins
Tuesday - Nesloney Out (1/2 Day AM)
Books & A Blanket will be here (won't affect any schedules)
K-2 Going to GBL - Brittany Taylor will be attending as Admin
Science Vertical Mtg - 3:30pm - TP Room
Wednesday - Team Leader Mtg - 7am
Delic and Becky on Campus - Mtg only with 3rd-5th and Admin
Picture Retakes
Thursday - 4th Grade Writing and 5th Grade Science Benchmark (schedules will be sent out soon)
Ident-A-Kid on campus
Christmas Family Movie Night - 5-8pm
Saturday - Navasota Christmas Parade - 6pm

Navasota Christmas Parade

In an effort to be more visible in the community we are going to be taking part in the Navasota Christmas Parade.  We will have 2 trailers there.  We have to put some lights on the trailers as all floats must be lit to go with the their theme (Home for the Holidays).  We would love to have as much staff there as possible.  We are all going to wear our House Shirts!  Alcantara and Charlie (Jessica's Boyfriend) will provide the trailers.

If you have a generator for us to use for the Christmas lights on the trailers that would be awesome! The parade starts at 6pm so we'll probably need to be lined up by 5:30 (but they're giving us more details later this week).

The actual events go on all day though so you can be there earlier if you'd like.  We'll send a letter out to our students on Wednesday.

Staff Christmas Party

Please remember our Staff Christmas Party is the last day of school (Dec 16) at 1:15pm.  We will be providing lunch. It is an Ugly Sweater day!  So please be looking for one and wear it that day!

Also don't forget about your Secret Santa!!


Please work to make sure all F&P Testing is done by the end of this week.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans should be updated through the rest of this month as we will be looking at them with Delic and Becky.

House Shirts

If kids ask, once they turn in a House Shirt order form, it could take up to 3 weeks to get their shirts.  We're getting them as quickly as we can.

TP Time

Continuing work with lessons.  Please bring a lesson and TEK

Monday - No One
Tuesday - Kinder (Marvel or Boenker will lead)
Wednesday - 5th Grade
Thursday - No One (Benchmarks)
Friday - 3rd Grade

Kids Deserve It

Many have asked about sweatshirts! They're back! (more colors will be available on Monday, sorry not Purple or Yellow).


Rockstar Educators

Marylee Argueta - Marylee is one of our 2nd Grade Bilingual Teachers.   Marylee is a force to be reckowned with.  She is full of energy, always has an idea to try, and steps up wherever needed.  She's a natural born leader with a ton of great ideas.  She also cares deeply about each of her kids and is always working hand in hand with her parents to ensure success.  I have loved getting to know Marylee even more this year as she finishes her admin schooling and has shadowed me a few times.  We are lucky to have people like Marylee on campus!

Kathy Leiva - Kathy is one of our PreK IAs. Kathy is one of those who always comes with a great attitude.  She's smiling all the time, steps up wherever I need her, and has been a HUGE helping hand while never complaining.  She works so incredibly hard but because she's so quiet she often goes unnoticed.  I am so thankful for people like Kathy on our team because she truly carries us in so many ways.

Anna Wilkerson - Anna is a 4th Grade Math/Science teacher.  What I love about Anna is how much she listens to feedback.  She's always growing and trying new things and such an inventive mind.  She works hard to connect with her students and is a big team player as well.  I love too how Anna will try things even if she isn't guaranteed they'll work! That's awesome! I'm so glad we have creative minds like Anna on our campus!

In Closing....

Let's find ways to spend more and more time celebrating each other this week! Have lunch with someone new, smile more, give high fives, and just have fun!

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