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Week of 8.20.19

Hello Brave Community!  We are off to an amazing start of the 2019-2020 school year and I am so excited about all of the greatness that we will achieve this year!  Our goal is to provide an exceptional teaching and learning experience for all of our Brave students.
As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.  Our habit of the week this week is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind!   We teach and model for our students how to plan ahead and set goals.  We emphasize the importance of being prepared.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “INSPIRE”!  It is a verb that means to encourage someone to do something.  Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be very intentional in your use of our word.  Thanks for your participation!
Arrival and Dismissal: Our doors open each morning at 7:10 a.m.  This is when we begin welcoming students into the building to either…

Week of 5.13.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Tuesday! This week’s post is just a list of reminders.Enjoy your day!
Closed Campus We will be a closed campus on May 13-15 for STAAR Testing.  

From Nurse Debbie: Please pick up the medication by the end of the school day on May 23, 2019. No medication will be sent home with a student.If left, it will be disposed of properly
Looking Ahead: May 13-15, 2019: STAAR Testing! May 21, 2019: Field Day! May 23, 2019: Last Day of School for Students!
Quote of the Month: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
My Belief: I consider it a privilege and a blessing to serve the Double File Trail Elementary Community as the principal.  I believe in our students and their ability to achieve excellence in education. I want to partner with you to make this happen.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of my team in support of your child’s education.  We are ALL here to support and encourage our students to BE BRAVE, CHOOSE KIND and LEAD ON!

Week of 5.6.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Tuesday! This week’s post will be super short!Please see my notes and upcoming events below.Enjoy your day!
As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.Our habit of the week this week is Habit 3: Put First Things First!We teach our students to prioritize and spend time on things that are most important.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “tenacity”.  It is an adjective that means very determined. Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be very intentional in your use of our word.  Thanks for your participation!
Closed Campus We will be a closed campus on May 13-15 for STAAR Testing.  

From Nurse Debbie: Please pick up the medication by the end of the school day on May 23, 2019. No medication will be sent home with a student and no medication will be left in the nurse’s office over the summer.If left, it will be disposed of p…

Week of 4.29.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Tuesday! I am so excited about all of the exceptional teaching and learning that is happening at Double File.Yesterday we received our results from the first round of STAAR testing.I am pleased to report that our students performed well.We definitely exceeded the performance goal that we set at the beginning of the school year.Congratulations to our 5th grade teachers and students.
As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.Our habit of the week this week is Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind!We teach and model for our students how to plan ahead and set goals.We emphasize the importance of being prepared.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “resourceful”.  It is an adjective that means to be able to find clever ways to solve problems. Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be very intentional in your use of our word.  …

Week of 4.22.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday! There are lots of exciting things on the horizon.This week in particular, our amazing PTA is hosting Family Game Night at DFT. The event will be on Friday, April 26th.I hope to see many of our students and their families at this event.


As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.  Our habit of the week this week is Habit 1: Be Proactive!   We teach and model for our students a “can do” attitude.  We emphasize that each student is in charge of themselves.  We remind them that they chose their actions, as well as their moods.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “inspire”.  It is a verb that means to encourage someone to do something. Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be very intentional in your use of our word.  Thanks for your participation!
Coffee with the Principal: Please join me for my next Coffee and Conve…

Week of 4.15.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday! I am already celebrating this short week of school.Friday is a holiday for students and staff.I am looking forward to the gift of an extra day to spend with friends and family.I hope that you are able to enjoy the long weekend as well!
As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.Our habit of the week this week is Habit 6: Synergize!We teach our students the value of working together with others.We provide opportunities for teamwork among students because we know that they can get more done when working with a group than working alone.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “thoughtful”.  It is an adjective that means considerate and caring. Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be very intentional in your use of our word.  Thanks for your participation!
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Week of 4.8.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday! This week brings us to our first round of STAAR testing.On Tuesday, our 4th grade students will take the Writing STAAR test, and our 5th grade students will take the Math STAAR test.On Wednesday, only 5th grade will test; they will take the Reading STAAR test.This is the perfect opportunity for our BRAVE students to demonstrate that they have participated in an exceptional teaching and learning experience this school year.
As a Leader in Me campus, we highlight one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People each week.Our habit of the week this week is Habit 6: Synergize!We teach our students the value of working together with others.We provide opportunities for teamwork among students because we know that they can get more done when working with a group than working alone.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “humble”.  It is an adjective that means showing modest self-importance. Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your st…