Weekly Line-Up

February 26- March 2, 2018

Monday, February 26

Today is E Day

Hat Day
Tuesday, February 27

Today is A  Day

MTSS-B Site Visit – Researchers to visit our school!

Sock Day
Wednesday, February 28

Today is B  Day

Required Staff Meeting – Media Center @ 3:30- Topic:  School Safety – I know we have a late event tomorrow.  We must address this topic.

Wacky Tacky Day

Thursday, March 1

Today is C  Day

MAPS Data Dive with Dawn from NWEA

Bring a charged device and your login information for MAPS

The training will be held during the connect time except for 4th grade, they will join 5th grade.

This is the schedule:  2nd: 9:15 – 10:15

                         K:  10:15 – 11:15

                         3rd: 12:00 – 1:00

                         1st:  1:00 – 2:00

                         4th:  2:00 – 2:55

                         5th:  2:00 – 3:00

 

Got Skills Family Night @ 6PM

SLT @ 5PM

Basketball Game – David Cox vs. Highland Renaissance

Mid Quarter Reports go home in Thursday Folders

*Third Quarter Mid Quarter Reports go home in Thursday Folders

*Third Quarter Conferences should be held to discuss any possible retentions that you may be thinking about at this time.  This is required to be part of retention conversations this year. Please notify your Literacy Facilitator and/or grade level administrator if you are having difficulty setting up a conference.

Red, White and Black Day

Friday, March 2

Today is D  Day

Fifth Grade to Bechtler Museum

Dress as your favorite Book Character – at 2:30PM all students and staff members will find a spot in the hallway to read until 2:55PM – School-wide drop everything and READ!

 


February 19-23, 2018

This week we continue to fight February Fatigue with fun!  Enjoy your week!

Monday, February 19

Today is E Day (Make-up Snow Day)

1st Grade Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Red, White, & Blue Day! Show your American pride for Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20

Today is A  Day

Kindergarten Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Sports Day! Represent your favorite team

Celeste and Kiesha are at a Workshop today

MTSS-B Tier I Meeting – 3:30PM – Media Center – Reminder – we’ll start at 3:15PM if everyone is there on time.

Wednesday, February 21

Today is B  Day

Celeste and Kiesha are at a Workshop today

College Day – Wear College gear!  In the spirit of recognizing Black History Month, wear gear from any Historically Black College! (This may be hard for some – think outside the box) 🙂

Thursday, February 22

Today is C  Day

Celeste is at a Workshop today

Hero Day! Dress like your favorite superhero or other hero you know (parent, teacher, firefighter ,etc.)  

Friday, February 23

Today is D  Day

“When I Grow Up” Day! Dress for your future profession


Friday, February 23

Today is E  Day

“When I Grow Up” Day! Dress for your future profession

February 12-16, 2018

We are still fighting February Fatigue with FUN!

Monday, February 12

Today A is Day

5th Grade Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Neon day! Wear your bright colors!

Tuesday, February 13

Today is B  Day

Group Pictures  (Class)

Today is the 100th Day of School!

Dress to impress for Class Picture Day

Wednesday, February 14

Today is C  Day

4th Grade Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Happy Valentines Day – No Staff Meeting even though we really need to have one.  🙂  Have fun with your family and friends.

Happy Valentine’s day! Wear red, pink, white, or purple!

Thursday, February 15

Today is D  Day

5th Grade Open House at Ridge Road (PM)

3rd Grade Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Basketball Game – Windsor Park at David Cox @ 4:30PM

Technology refresh for leadership team and office

Hat day! Wear your favorite hat or head accessory!

Friday, February 16

Today is E  Day

2nd Grade Awards Day @ 8:15AM

Crazy hair day! Wear a wild hair style!


February 5-9, 2018

This is National School Counselor Week!

Monday, February 5

Today A is Day

“Souper” Bowl Luncheon for Staff (Sponsored by Student Council and UCMC) – Media Center during lunches – wear your favorite sports gear and blue jeans to enjoy the day!

*Reminder – Daily attendance should be completed by 9:30AM.  Thank you.

Tuesday, February 6

Today is B  Day

DILT PD Planning – 3:30-4:30PM (PLC Room)

Wednesday, February 7

Today is C  Day

Early Release Day – Students dismissed at 11:55AM

Thursday, February 8

Today is D  Day

Basketball Game – Hidden valley at David Cox – Please stay and support our basketball team and cheerleaders if you can!

CSST – STUDENT SUPPORT – 8:15-9:15AM (FRONT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM)

Friday, February 9

Today is E  Day

Report Cards go home today.  Please be sure students take them home since this is not our normal communications day.

Awards Day Program Schedule

12 February – 5th Grade Awards Day

14 February – 4th Grade Awards Day

15 February – 3rd Grade Awards Day

16 February – 2nd Grade Awards Day

19 February – 1st Grade Awards Day

20 February – Kindergarten Awards Day


January 29- February 2 – Updated January 26, 2018 @ 11:40AM

Monday, January 29

Today A is Day

ACCESS Testing for ESL Students

MTSS-A Leadership Team – 3:30-4:30PM (PLC Room)

**ESL Classes!  ACCESS Testing will begin today through  Feb 2nd and March 7th & 8th.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Mityas if you have any questions.

Thank you all in advance for your flexibility and co-operation!

Tuesday,January 30

Today is B  Day

ACCESS Testing for ESL Students

Grand Canyon University in the Teachers Lounge with light lunch – 10AM-2PM – Scholarships for CMS Employees

Data Days Tuesday 1/30/2018
7:55-11:25

Lunch 10:55-11:25

4th Grade- Literacy

4th Grade- Math

11:25-2:55

Lunch 11:25-11:55

3rd Grade- Literacy

3rd Grade- Math


Wednesday, January 31

Today is C  Day

Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM – Media Center

ACCESS Testing for ESL Students

Data Days Wednesday 1/31/2018
7:55-11:25

Lunch 10:55-11:25

Second Grade
11:25-2:55

Lunch 11:25-11:55

First Grade

Thursday, February 1

Today is D  Day

ACCESS Testing for ESL Students

DILT at Spaugh all day for training

5th Grade Staff needed at PM Carpool

Data Days Thursday 2/1/2018
11:25-2:55

Lunch 11:25-11:55

5th Grade-Science

Friday, February 2

Today is E  Day

ACCESS Testing for ESL Students

David Cox at Highland Renaissance – Basketball

Data Days Friday 2/2/2018
7:55-11:25

Lunch 10:55-11:25

Kindergarten
11:25-2:55

Lunch 11:25-11:55

5th Grade-Literacy

5th Grade-Math


January 22-26, 2018

Monday, January 22

D Day (1/17 Makeup Day)

Updated testing schedules are forthcoming.  Thanks for your patience as we work to adjust from the snow days!

MPY PDP’s should all be completed by now. Please check your email for confirmation that your PDP is complete.  Those with incomplete PDP’s will have an email by close of business today.

Teacher Assistant of the Year to be announced by Schopian Walker

Tuesday,January 23

Today is B  Day

MTSS-B Tier II Meeting – Media Canter @ 3:30PM

Celeste at Principals Meeting

Wednesday, January 24

Today is C Day

Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM

Thursday, January 25

Today is D  Day

SLT @ 6PM

CSST – STUDENT SUPPORT – 8:15-9:15AM (FRONT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM)

Paw Creek at David Cox – Basketball

FAC 3:30PM (Location TBD by FAC)

Friday, January 26

Today is E  Day


January 15-19, 2018 – Updated January 11, 2018

Monday, January 15

Today is C Day

MLK Holiday – No School

Please click here to view the Interim & Data Day Schedule for Interim 2.

Here is the MAPS schedule for the Winter testing window.  Ms. Bonar will be assisting teachers in the Computer Lab.  She will follow her regular schedule on the days when she is not helping in the lab.  Computer classes will be held in the classroom during the MAPS testing window.  This time around we are testing K-5 Literacy and Math.  The directions for assigning the test is on the Echo.  Please make sure you assign the test to the students prior to your testing day.  

Tuesday,January 16

Today is D  Day
MAPS Testing Begins

Community School of Arts – Collage Residency (Council – 3:15-4:15)

MTSSB- Tier I Meeting – 3:30-4:30PM (Media Center)

Basketball Practice 3:30-5PM

MClass – Reading 3D – MOY Assessment Window Begins

Here is the MOY TRC Testing Schedule

Here is the MOY Booklist

*According to School Board Policy IKE-R, by January 19th, teachers must notify parents of students who are performing below grade level, or who are otherwise at risk of academic failure or of the possibility that the student will be retained.  The notification may be mailed or sent home with the second quarter report card.  YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A LETTER THAT SHOULD GO HOME WITH STUDENTS ALONG WITH THE REPORT CARD INDICATING THIS INFORMATION.

Wednesday, January 17

Today is E Day

Thursday, January 18

Today is A Day

DILT PD Planning – 3:30-4:30PM (Location TBD)

MTSSB- Tier I Meeting – 3:30-4:30PM (Media Center)

Got Skills – Literacy Night @ 6PM (Formerly known as FIT Night):  Owner:  Hinton and LaRussell (Musical Minds to perform at Dinner Time)

Community School of Arts – Collage Residency (Council – 3:15-4:15)

Basketball  – Piney Grove at David Cox (Scrimmage)

Friday, January 19

Today is B Day

Community School of Arts – Collage Residency (Council 3:15-4:15PM)

Second Quarter Ends

January 22 – we will have many visitors from around the district visiting our campus.  Please remember that our hallways and walls tell our story.  Please pay attention to displays around the school to be sure it provides a great representative of you and your students.


January 3-12, 2018

Wednesday, January 3

Today is E  Day

WELCOME  to Carlynn Richter!  Carlynn joined the team right before break and I missed my usual shout out!  Welcome Carlynn to the team.  She is replacing Mrs. Hecht’s IA role and we are excited to have her join our team!

MClass – Reading 3D – MOY Assessment Window Begins

*Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM – Media Center

Here is the MOY TRC Testing Schedule

Here is the MOY Booklist

*According to School Board Policy IKE-R, by January 19th, teachers must notify parents of students who are performing below grade level, or who are otherwise at risk of academic failure or of the possibility that the student will be retained.  The notification may be mailed or sent home with the second quarter report card.  YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A LETTER THAT SHOULD GO HOME WITH STUDENTS ALONG WITH THE REPORT CARD INDICATING THIS INFORMATION.

Thursday, January 4

Today is A Day

MTSS-B Tier II Meeting – 3:30-4:30PM (Media Center)

Friday,January 5

Today is B  Day

Monday, January 8

Today is C Day

TD Portfolio Scoring

Tuesday,January 9

Today is D  Day

Wednesday, January 10

Today is E Day

BTSP Meeting– 3:30-4:30PM (Location TBD)

Mid Year PDP’s should be completed by today if you have not done so already.  

Thursday, January 11

Today is A Day

CSST – Student Support – 8:15-9:15AM (Front Office Conference Room)

Friday, January 12

Today is B Day

 


December 11-19, 2017

Monday, December 11

Today is  C Day

Tuesday, December 12

Today is D Day

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15-5:15PM

Wednesday, December 13

Today is E Day

December 20th and 21st – Optional Teacher Workdays – Please turn in your paperwork by today if you plan to be off.

Winter is Coming: Wear your favorite holiday socks or special socks to stay warm!

BTSP Meeting– 3:30-4:30PM

Thursday, December 14

Today is A Day

Holiday Performance – Show Choir Performs @7PM/ Dance Team  *Third Grade Performance – Required for third grade teachers – Musical Minds to perform with DCRES

*Staff Cookie Exchange

*If you participated in School Spirit Day yesterday, you may wear blue jeans and spiritwear today!  🙂

*DILT Meeting Off Campus – 5th Grade needed to support carpool

Friday, December 15

Today is B Day

Family Picture Day: Wear your favorite flannel shirt for a winter family photo! If you don’t have any flannel, the colors green, red, or white will be perfect!

FAC 3:30PM (Location TBD by FAC)

Monday, December 18

Today is C Day

4th Grade Holiday Party 2-3PM

3rd Grade Holiday Party 1-2PM

1st Grade Holiday Party 12-1PM

MTSSB- Tier I Meeting – 3:30-4:30PM (Media Center)

Tuesday, December 19

Today is D Day

5th Grade Holiday Party

Holiday Breakfast/Lunch from your Leadership Team!  We will be serving a Waffle Bar during your scheduled lunch (10:30AM-12:40PM) in the Teachers Lounge.  🙂  Happy Lunching!


December 4-8, 2017

Monday, December 4

Today is  C  Day

Tuesday, December 5

Today is D Day

Holiday Headgear Day: wear a Santa hat, elf ears, reindeer antlers, snowflake headband, or any other type of special headgear!

Cheerleading Practice 3:15-4:15PM

Show Choir can Sing for Santa @ Halton Arena,

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15-5:15PM

Wednesday, December 6

Today is E Day

Early Release day – Students are dismissed at 12PM.

If you wore Holiday Headgear yesterday, you may wear jeans today with your DCRES Spiritwear! 🙂

Thursday, December 7

Today is A Day

NLC Spelling Bee @ 9AM – Davidson Elementary School

Mid Quarter Reports go out to Parents (2)

Show Choir Practice 3:15-4:15

CSST – STUDENT SUPPORT – 8:15-9:15AM (FRONT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM)

Friday, December 8

Today is B  Day

December 8th Holiday Cheer Day / Ugly Sweater Day: Wear your favorite holiday sweater, shirt, or accessories!

*If you wore an ugly sweater today, you may wear Jeans and Spiritwear on Monday! 🙂


November 27-December 1

Monday, November 27

Today is  C Day

DILT Meeting @ 3:15PM-4:15PM – PLC Room

MTSS-A Leadership Team Meeting, cancelled.

Tuesday, November 28

Today is D Day

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15PM

Basketball Team Tryouts for 4th and 5th Grade Boys @ 3:15PM – report to MPR at dismissal

Interested staff, please join the dance team for rehearsal

**Miss Khrysten would like the staff to join the Dynamic Dolphin dance team for their Winter Performance.  The choreography will be simple (not that staff needs a modified version).  

Rehearsal Dates:  Tuesday, November 28th 3:30-4:00

                                   Tuesday, December 5th 3:30-4:00

Performance Date:  December 14th at 7:00 pm (3rd Grade’s Winter Performance)

Please see Ms. Guinyard or Ms. Cooper if you have any questions.

MTSS-B – Tier II Meeting @ 3:30PM – Media Center

Wednesday, November 29

Today is E Day

NO Staff Meeting due to Family Math Night

Thursday, November 30

Today is A Day

Family Math Night @ 6PM – Required Opportunity for all staff members

Basketball Team Tryouts – 4th and 5th Grade Boys @ 3:15PM – Meet in MPR

Show Choir Practice @ 3:15PM

Show Choir Parent Meeting @ 5:15PM – Music Room

Mid Quarter Grades/Reports –  due to Celeste and Kiesha by close of business

Friday, December 1

Today is B Day


November 13-21, 2017

Monday, November 13

Today is A  Day

Kindergarten Awards Assembly @ 8:15AM – Parents are invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 14

Today is B Day

First Grade Awards Assembly @ 8:15AM -Parents are invited to attend.

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15-5:15PM

Make Up Pictures – Media Center

MTSS-B Tier I Meeting @ 3:15PM – Media Center

Make-Up Picture Schedule

TEACHER TIME
BOST 8:30
CARTER 8:45
ELLIOTT 9:00
KINDERGARTEN 9:10
FIRST GRADE 9:25
SECOND GRADE 9:40
THIRD GRADE 9:55
FOURTH GRADE 10:25
FIFTH GRADE 10:10

 

Mrs. Schasny will pick up those students who were absent on the original Picture Day and/or those who purchased a package but would like to RE-TAKE their picture.  Those students who are RETAKING their pictures will need to return their package to the photographer.

***Pre-K assistants will escort their students during their designated time.

Wednesday, November 15

Today is C Day

Second Grade Awards Day @ 3:15PM – Parents are invited to attend.

Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM

  • Media Center (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Literacy Teachers)
  • K-1, 3-5 Math Teachers – PLC Room

Thursday, November 16

Today is D Day

Third Grade Awards Assembly @ 8:15AM – Parents are invited to attend.

Show Choir Practice @ 3:15-4:15PM

SLT @ 6PM – Media Center

Friday, November 17

Today is E Day

Fourth Grade Awards Assembly @ 8:15AM – Parents are invited to attend.

Hearing Screenings are today

Monday, November 20

Today is A Day

Thanksgiving Potluck – Media Center during your designated lunch period.

Fifth Grade Awards Assembly @ 8:15AM – Parents are invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 21

Today is B Day

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15-5:15PM

9AM – Spelling Bee – Media Center – Parents are invited to attend.

November 22-24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed – Enjoy time away with family and friends.


November 6-10, 2017

Monday, November 6

Today is  B Day

FYI – Snapshots are due to be completed by November 17, 2017

*A number of you have still not signed off indicating that you have watched the required safety videos from the beginning of the year.  Please do so today.  I will remove the list on this afternoon.  All staff member must review the videos and sign off.

Tuesday, November 7

Today is C Day

Handmade Books/Origami Workshop (PM) – Council

Dance Team Practice @ 3:15-5:15PM

Today is Voting Day – Be sure to remember the CMS bonds as you vote.

Wednesday, November 8

Today is D Day

Thursday, November 9

Today is D Day

Report Cards go home in Thursday Folders

9AM – CSST Meeting – Student Support – Front Office Conference Room

Show Choir Practice 3:15-4:15 – Cooper

Friday, November 10

Veterans Day Holiday – No School for Teachers or Students


October 30- November 3, 2017

Monday, October 30

Non Required Teacher Workday

Please review News and Notes regarding School Bus Evacuation Training for Students

MTSS-A Leadership Team Meeting @ 9 AM – Media Center

Tuesday, October 31

Today is C Day

5th Grade Math NC Check-In Assessment

DC Staff Apparel Order Due to Forbes 10/31/2017… show your DC Pride!!

Read To Achieve Assessment for select 4th Grade Students

The Fall Insight Teacher Survey window will be October 31st – November 17th.

Happy Halloween – Please wear your cutest Halloween or Orange shirt with Blue Jeans and have a fun Halloween Day!  (Please be sensitive to students who do not celebrate the holidays as many of us do.)

Wednesday, November 1

Today is D Day

BTSP Meeting @ 3:30PM

5th Grade Reading NC Check-In Assessment

3rd Grade Literacy (AM 7:55-11:25) and 2nd Grade (PM 11:25-2:55) Data Day

Submit your “Insight Survey Completion” sheet to Mrs. Estevez in the office by 3:30PM to be excused from staff meeting hour.  All others, please complete the survey in your classroom in lieu of the staff meeting, print out the completion page and submit to Mrs. Estevez by 4PM.

Thursday, November 2

Today is E Day

1st Grade (AM 7:55-11:25) and Kindergarten (PM 11:25-2:55) Data Day

Show Choir Practice @ 3:15-4:15PM

Cheerleading Practice @ 3:15-4:15PM

Friday, November 3

Today is A Day

5th Math and Literacy (AM 7:55-11:25) and 4th Math and Literacy (PM 11:25-2:55)Data Day

Happy Friday!


October 23-27, 2017

Monday, October 23

Today is  C Day

Math Interim Assessment- K-Math, 2-Math

Tuesday, October 24

Today is D Day

Third Grade Literacy Interim Assessment

Math Interim Assessment- K-Math, 2-Math

Data Day- 7:55-11:25 3-Math, 11:25-2:55 5-Science

Wednesday, October 25

Today is E Day

Gus the Bus is here for First Grade

Second Grade to the Children’s Theatre (8:30-1:30PM)

Math Interim Assessment- K-Math, 2-Math

NO STAFF MEETING

Thursday, October 26

Today is A Day

Fourth Grade Literacy Interim Assessment

Got Skills Parent Night #1 – Dinner @ 6PM with classroom visits at 6:30PM – Required for all staff members except Instructional Assistants.

Math Interim Assessment- K-Math, 2-Math, 1-Math

Wear Orange to Stomp out Bullying

ILT Day – Moore, Fullerton, Hayes, Majithia and Facilitators are at Spaugh all day

*Fifth Grade Team Supports PM Carpool today

Friday, October 27

Today is B Day

Math Interim Assessment- K-Math, 2-Math, 1-Math

First Quarter Ends – Parents of all students performing below grade level should be formally notified and a conference held to share what is being done to help the students improve.  You will be working on this with your facilitators.  

Kindergarten students to Patterson Farms – 8:30-1:30PM


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 16

Today is  C Day

6PM Parent Meeting for 5th Grade Washington Trip

NC Education Accounts Due-4th & 5th Grade Teachers

Tuesday, October 17

Today is D Day

3rd Grade Math Interim Assessment

5th Grade Science Interim Assessment

MTSS-B Tier I Meeting – Media Center @ 3:30PM

Wednesday, October 18

Today is E Day

This is Bully Prevention Month!  We are wearing WHITE shirts for PEACE and blue jeans today!

Early Release – Students are released at 12PM and Professional Development starts at 12:30PM for all staff members. (Professional Development – Restorative Circles)

Horace Mann Representative will be on campus after school

*FREE FLU Clinic will be available before and after the PD today.  The Whooping Cough and Tetanus Booster are available for FREE as well with BCBS insurance.  If you are interested, please see Mrs. Pride for the form that needs to be completed prior to the clinic (in order to save time on Wednesday).

Thursday, October 19

Today is A Day

SLT @ 6PM – Media Center

CCST Meeting @ 8:15AM – Front Office Conference Room

First Grade to Hodges Farm 9:15-1:00PM

Friday, October 20

Today is B Day


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 9-13, 2017

Monday, October 9

Today is  C Day

Mastery Connect Training K-2

Presenter: Forbes

Materials: Laptop, and NCCloud Login

G2 9:15-10:15

GK 10:15-11:15

G1 1:00-2:00

Tuesday, October 10

Today is D Day

BTSP Meeting at 3:15

PK to Patterson Pumpkin Patch

Dynamite Dolphins Dance Team Try-Outs – 3:15-6PM – Music Room

Wednesday, October 11

Today is E Day

Staff Meeting – Intro to Writing Across Content Areas – 3:30 pm

Dynamite Dolphins Dance Team Try-Outs – 3:15 – 6PM (Music Room) ——-Tentative

Thursday, October 12

Today is A Day

Dynamite Dolphins Cheerleading Squad Tryouts – 3:15 – 5PM ——– Tentative

Friday, October 13

Today is B Day

Fall Pictures (Students and Staff pictures for yearbook) – Picture Schedule

Kindergarten Gus the Bus


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October 2-6, 2017

Monday, October 2

Today is  C Day

PTA Board Meeting at 6PM – Media Center

Tuesday, October 3

Today is D Day

Wednesday, October 4

Today is E Day

3:30PM – BTSP Meeting – Dr. Iannone’s Classroom

Staff Meeting/Parent Communications PD – Parent Square – Media Center – 3:30PM (In Lieu of Staff Meeting) – This is a required meeting for all staff.  (BTSP will join the staff meeting.)

Thursday, October 5

Today is A Day

Dolphins Show Choir Auditions 3:15-4:15 – Music Room – Mrs. Cooper

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY- NO TESTING

Friday, October 6

Today is B Day

Tonight is Open Mic Night at Blumenthal!  Free Event!  This would be a fun social event for our staff!  Interested?  Let Mrs. Estevez know.

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY- NO TESTING

 


September 25-29, 2017- Updated 9/24/2017 @ 10:50AM

Monday, September 25

Today is  C Day

3:30PM – MTSS-A Leadership Team Meeting – Media Center

Tuesday, September 26

Today is D Day

3:30PM – MTSS-B Tier II Meeting – Media Center

Wednesday, September 27

Today is E Day

David Cox 3rd Grade Fire Safety – 9:50-10:30 and 10:35-11:15 – all Assemblies will be held in the MPR

Thursday, September 28

Today is A Day

Mid-Quarter Reports are distributed in Thursday Folders

School Leadership Team Meeting @ 6PM – PLC Room

Ms. Willis has Curriculum Night with her new families.  First Grade Team has Open House unless otherwise scheduled. @ 6PM

7PM – Girl Scout and Boy Scout Recruiting event – Boys:  Music Room and Girls:  Media Center

FAC @ 3:30PM – Location to be determined by Majithia (Last Thursday of the Month)

Friday, September 29

Today is B Day


Monday, September 18

Today is  E Day

Tuesday, September 19

Today is A Day

5th Grade Supports Carpool Dismissal

Beginning Teacher Support Meeting @ 3:30-4:30PM – Room 305

MTSS-B Tier I Team Meeting @ 3:30-4:30PM (Please email Ms. Ellis with the name of your team representative by Monday afternoon. – PK, K, 1,2 3,4,5, Connect and Support)

Wednesday, September 20

Today is B  Day

Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM – With Edwin Wilson

Thursday, September 21

Required Teacher Workday 

Professional Development for K-2 Teachers – Fill in later

Mid Quarter Reports due to Celeste and Kiesha by close of business today

Friday, September 22

Required Teacher Workday – Parent Teacher Conferences – K-5

*CSST Meeting @ 8:15-9:15AM – Front Office Conference Room – Ellis, Pride, McGregor, Oliphant, Facilitators, Nurse, EC Representative

School Luncheon for all Staff Members – this has been adjusted due to the large number of staff members who must be off campus on 9/21.  Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria from 11-12.  Provided by University City United Methodist Church.


Updated – September 8, 2017 @ 8:43AM

*Early Dismissal/Late Arrival Form

Monday, September 11

Today is E Day

Cogat Makeup-2nd Grade – Wood (TD)

BOG3 Practice Activity (8:15AM)

Boy Scout and Girl Scout night at 7PM

PTA Board Meeting will be postponed  – New date to be announced as soon as it becomes available.

Tuesday, September 12

Today is A Day

BOG3 Proctor Training @ 2PM

Title IX Online Training Must be completed by all Licensed Staff

Title IX Opt out forms are due and grade levels make decisions about what to do with students who opt out during instructional time.

*Please notify Celeste by today of the date and time your team will be teaching the Title IX lesson.  Thank you.

Wednesday, September 13

Today is B Day

BOG3 Test Administration

Staff Meeting @ 3:30PM – Media Center

Thursday, September 14

Today is C Day

ILT @ CMS

Friday, September 15

Today is D Day

15-18 – BOG3 Make-Up


Updated – September 1, 2017 @ 11:18AM

Monday, September 4

Labor Day Holiday – Enjoy your day off!

Tuesday, September 5

Today is A Day

3:15PM – Grades 3-5 PowerSchool Training in Grey’s Classroom – Bring your laptop.

Last day for donations for Hurricane victims in Texas

*Welcome to Holly McAdam, our new Speech Pathologist!  Please help her feel welcome!  She is a one of our own!  A CMS graduate!

*PK Staggered Entry Day #3

*CoGat Testing Begins for 2nd Grade – Questions, email Amber Wood

*MClass/R3D testing begins – See your grade level facilitator for expected completion timelines.

*Last day for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Wednesday, September 6

Today is B Day

Amber Wood at Ashley Park

*First day for all PK students

Thursday, September 7

Today is C Day

6pm – 7pm  Curriculum Night and Annual Title 1 Meeting

6 – 6:15 Title 1 Meeting via close circuit TV in classrooms

6:15 – 7:00  Curriculum, classroom and school-wide expectations

Inform parents about our Literacy, Math, Science and Social Studies Curriculum.  Share classroom and school-wide behavior expectations.  

* Review your schedule and classroom procedures  

* New School Hours

* Car Riders need to arrive before 7:50am if they would like breakfast

* Dismissal changes need to be in writing.  They can not be taken over the phone.

* Sign Learning Compact

* K-2 Teachers go over new Report Card and Progress Report

Amber Wood at Ashley Park

Friday, September 8

Today is D day


August 28, 2017

Happy First Day of School!  I hope your day is amazing!

*First Day Support in the Media Center at 7:20AM:  Oliphant (Buses), Dudley (Carpool), Estevez (Registration).

*Please work as a team to complete a single Supply Request Form for any supplies your grade level may need.  Please allow 48 hours for Ms. Cote to fill once you have submitted your request form.  When your order is ready for pick up, Ms. Cote will ask that you stop by the office for pick up.  Thank you.

*Car Riders will be dismissed at 2:45 during the first week of school only, providing an opportunity for a safe an orderly dismissal until more bus riders are able to get their passes from the transportation department.

Today is A Day

*All Homeroom Teachers (only) will be taking attendance in PowerSchool starting Day 1 with the exception of Kindergarten Teachers who are completing the Staggered Entry procedures. See Procedures below:

COMPLETE STEPS 1-2 ON DAYS 1-11 (First through 5th Grade Teachers Only!)

Step 1: Students will report to their Homeroom teacher upon arrival

Step 2: All Homeroom teachers will take attendance in PowerSchool

Students who are absent will be marked with a 2A, regardless of the reason for absence (lawful/excused or unlawful/unexcused)

All Homeroom teachers will have their attendance submitted within 30 minutes of the tardy bell

Staggered Entry Day #1 (A-F)

*Before you leave each day, please be sure to submit your classroom roster of how each of your students got home.  Please be sure your cell number is on the roster in the event we need to reach you.  

*Please ensure you know how all students are to get home by 11:00AM each day this week.  At 11AM each day, a team will support by making calls to parents of students who we don’t have dismissal information for.  Please wait for someone to stop by your room to collect this information from you.

*Please be sure to teach crisis drill information.  By law, we must have a fire drill within the first week of school. We may have a drill any day after the first day.  Please be sure your students  have practiced all crisis drills by the end of the first day of school.

August 29, 2017

Today is B Day

Staggered Entry Day #2 (G-Q)

August 30, 2017

Today is C Day

Staggered Entry Day #3 (R-Z)

August 31, 2017

Today is D Day

Kindergarten and PK – Meet the Teacher Night /Orientation 6-7PM

September 1, 2017

Today is E Day

First School day for all Kindergarten Students


Monday, August 21, 2017

David Cox Back to School Teacher Workday

Outcomes:

By the end of the sessions, participants will have…..

  • Key Opportunities to make classrooms and hallways amazing learning spaces for students.
  • An understanding of David Cox’s Essential Policies and Procedures
Time Guiding Questions Agenda Item Lead
7:15-7:45AM How do we use our new printers on the hallways that are connected to our computers?
Please visit the link below to learn about our new printing system.
Copier Training Link
New Printers 101 Web Based PD provided by Toshiba

Printer Names:

002 (Workroom – Backup)

003 – 100 Wing

004 – 200 Wing

005 – 300 Wing

7:45-12:00 Work in Classrooms

How can I make my room and hallway inviting such that families and students are thrilled for the opening of school?
Lunch and work in classrooms

11:00-12:00PM – EC Team Meeting in Rm 301
Staff Handbook Scavenger Hunt<–Check your email at 9:30am!!!!

What are the school policies that all staff should be aware of in order to have a successful school year?

Work in Classrooms, Lunch & Staff Handbook Scavenger Hunt
*Signature Pages from Handbook due to Mrs. Pride at close of business
Mrs. Pride
12:00-3:00PM What are Restorative Practices and how will it positively impact my work? Media Center PD-

Introduction to Restorative Practices

Course #418241 Introduction to Restorative Practices for Instructional Staff

Mrs. Pride (Intro)

Mr. Wilson

3:00-3:15PM Closing Ellis

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

David Cox Back to School Teacher Workday

August 22, 2017

Outcomes:

By the end of the sessions, participants will have…..

  • Key Opportunities to make classrooms and hallways amazing learning spaces for students.
  • Understanding of essential Health Issues related to Epi Pen use, Seizures, Heimlich Maneuver and Asthma
  • Understanding of Restorative Circles and how to implement them in the classroom as part of supporting continuous improvement around school culture.
  • Understand Title IX requirements
Time Guiding Questions Agenda Item Lead
7:30-8:30AM Curriculum Planning and Distribution of Materials Kindergarten Math

1st Math Planning

2nd Math Planning

*All others work in classrooms

Ms. Forbes

*Media Center

8:30-8:45PM Break Break Break
8:45-9:45AM K-2 Report Card and Progress Report Training K-2 Report Card and Progress Report Training Mrs. LaRussell

*Media center

8:45-9:45AM 3-5 Powerschool Training

*EC Team Meeting in Room 301 w/ Ellis

Powerschool Training Ms. Grey

*Room 216

9:45-10:45AM EpiPen Video, (8:32)

Diastat Seizures Video, (8:23)

Heimlich Maneuver Video, (3:16)

and Asthma Video  (9:26)
Title IX?
9:45-10:45AM Connect Team Meeting w/Ellis – Media Center

Health Videos – On your own time. Estevez will have sheets for you to sign off indicating that you have watched all videos and understand information.
10:45-12:00PM Lunch and Classroom Work Time Lunch and Classroom Work Time Lunch and Classroom Work TIme
12:00-3:00PM What are Restorative Circles? What is the role of adults in shaping student behaviors? How do I use Restorative Circles to develop a more positive classroom culture? Restorative Circles – Media Center

*All Staff Members

Course # 418338 – Using Restorative Circles in the Classroom

Mrs. Pride (Intro)

Mr. Wilson

3:00-3:15PM Closimg

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

David Cox Back to School Teacher Workday

August 23, 2017

Outcomes:

By the end of the sessions, participants will have…..

  • An understanding of Implicit Bias and the impact on African American Male Success
  • Key Opportunities to make classrooms and hallways amazing learning spaces for students.
  • Receive new Math and Social Studies Curriculum.
  • Receive student Chromebooks.
  • Unpacked Standards, Reviewed Scope and Sequence, Reviewed Interim Assessments and Planned upcoming instruction
Time Guiding Questions Agenda Item Lead
7:15-8:00AM How can I make my room and hallway inviting such that families and students are thrilled for the opening of school? Work in classrooms Grade Level Teams
8:00-9:30AM K-2 Teachers only:  What is unconscious bias and why should educators be aware of it?  How can we make our school environment more supportive?
*All other staff members have this time to work in classrooms.
Implicit Bias and the Impact on African American Male Success
418337 SSP ~ Implicit Bias andAfrican-American Male School Success -David Cox
Mrs. Pride (Intro)

Mr. Wilson

9:30-10:30 Curriculum Planning and Distribution of Materials

What standards will be addressed in the first quarter?

Where can curricular materials be located for review?

What are the expectations of lesson plans?

Kindergarten Literacy Planning

3rd Math Planning

3rd Literacy Planning

*All others work in classrooms

Mrs. LaRussell – PLC Room

Ms. Forbes – Rm 216

Mrs. Hinton-Rm 212

10:30-11:30 Curriculum Planning and Distribution of Materials

What standards will be addressed in the first quarter?

Where can curricular materials be located for review?

What are the expectations of lesson plans?

1st Literacy Planning

4th Math Planning

4th Literacy Planning

*All others work in classrooms

Mrs. LaRussell – PLC Room

Ms. Forbes – Rm 308

Mrs. Hinton-Rm 305

12:00-1:00 Curriculum Planning and Distribution of Materials

What standards will be addressed in the first quarter?

Where can curricular materials be located for review?

What are the expectations of lesson plans?

2nd Literacy Planning

5th Math Planning

5th Literacy Planning

*All others work in classrooms

Mrs. LaRussell – PLC Room

Ms. Forbes – Rm 312

Mrs. Hinton-Rm 313

1:30-2:15 What new materials will I receive? Math Material/ Social Studies Material Ms. Forbes
2:15-2:45 Do I have my student chromebooks?

2:15-3:15PM – PK Team Meeting with Ellis Room 102

Chromebooks Ms. Forbes

Thursday, August 24, 2017

David Cox Back to School Teacher Workday

August 24, 2017

Outcomes:

By the end of the sessions, participants will have…..

 

  • Key Opportunities to make classrooms and hallways amazing learning spaces for students.

 

  • Key Opportunities to meet and greet David Cox’s Dolphins for the 2017-2018 School Year
Time Guiding Questions Agenda Item Lead
11:00-3:00PM Work in classrooms
3:00-4:00PM Dinner Dinner on your own
4:00-5:00PM Finishing Touches on Classrooms
5:00-7:00PM 5-6PM – Kindergarten Parent Meeting in Media Center

5-6PM – PK, 1st, 2nd grade teachers have Open House – All other grades  remain in room in the event families come off schedule.

6-7PM – 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers have Open House – All other grades remain in classrooms in the event families come off schedule.

Open House

 

Friday, August 25, 2017

David Cox Back to School Teacher Workday

August 25, 2017

Outcomes:

By the end of the sessions, participants will have…..

 

  • Key Opportunities to make classrooms and hallways amazing learning spaces for students.

 

  • Key Opportunities to meet and greet David Cox’s Dolphins for the 2017-2018 School Year
Time Guiding Questions Agenda Item Lead
7:15-12:00PM What final things do I need to do in order to make my classroom, lessons and hallway amazing for students? Work in Classrooms and meet in PLC informally – Include lunch during this time. Grade Level Teams
12:00-1:30PM What are final details/information needed for the first week of school?

What are the Safety Procedures for David Cox?

First Week Meeting – Final Opening Details/Announcements Leadership Team

Mrs. Forbes and Mrs. Pride

1:30-3:00PM What final things do I need to do in order to make my classroom, lessons and hallway amazing for students? Work in Classrooms and meet in PLC informally – Include lunch during this time. Grade Level Teams
3:30-7:30PM Kindergarten team does not need to report until 11AM, due to Countdown to Kindergarten. Kindergarten at Countdown to Kindergarten Kindergarten Team- Supported by LaRussell