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Week of 1.21.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Friday!I am very much looking forward to this 3-day weekend.I especially enjoy participating in the local MLK celebrations and reflecting on the message in Dr. King’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech.Heroic leaders, such as Dr. King, inspire my thoughts, as well as my actions.It is my hope that my team and I provide a teaching and learning experience that positively impacts and inspires each 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 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood! We teach our students to listen to others and to try to understand the views and feelings of others, even if they are different from their own.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “encouragement”.  It is a noun that means giving someone support, confidence or hope.  Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word i…

Week of 1.14.19

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday and Happy New Year!I hope that you had an enjoyable Winter Break! Last week was an exciting first week back.It was so refreshing to be back among our student body of amazingly smart and kind leaders.We are rested and ready to continue 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 4: Think Win-Win!We teach our students how to think of others when problem solving.Our goal is to arrive at solutions that benefit everyone involved.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “encouragement”.  It is a noun that means giving someone support, confidence or hope.  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!
STAAR-Ready Assessments: Thi…

Week of 12.17.18

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday Evening!  I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend! This is a short week of learning.Our students will start their Winter Break on Thursday, 12/20!They will be out of school for 2 ½ weeks.During that time encourage your student to cozy up with a favorite book or even sharpen their math skills by logging in to Dreambox.We will be back bright and early Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to continue 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 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 “holiday”.  It is a noun that means a special day of celebration.  Partner with us in focusing on our campus WOW.  Ask your student to use the word in a sentence or perhaps you could be ver…

Week of 12.10.18

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday Evening!  The holiday spirit is in the air!Holiday music is playing!  Jingle bells are ringing!And our teachers continue 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 “gratitude”.  It is a noun that means being thankful and appreciative.  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!
Library Nights: Join us in the library most Tuesdays, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a Read Aloud and an activity.  The next Library Night is scheduled for 12/11.  We h…

Week of 12.3.18

Hello Brave Community! 
Happy Monday Evening!  During classroom visits, I can’t help but to notice high levels of authentic engagement. Our teachers are providing 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 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 “sportsmanship”.  It is a noun that means being fair and respectful to your competitors.  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!
TAG Testing: The referral window is now open; it is November 12 – December 7, 2018.  Testing wi…

Week of 11.26.18

Hello Brave Community!
Happy Monday Evening! I hope that you all had a restful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday. I was able to relax and spend quality time with my family and friends. I enjoyed my week off, but it feels good to be back on campus.There is positive energy in the air; teachers seem refreshed and prepared to provide each of our BRAVE students an amazing teaching and learning experience here at DFT!
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “persevere”.It is a verb that means to keep going, even when things are difficult.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!
TAG Testing: The referral window is now open; it is November 12 – December 7, 2018.Testing will start in January.Go toTAG Testing referralfor more information.
Library Nights: Join us in the library most Tuesdays, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a Read Aloud and an activity.The nex…

Week of 11.12.18

Hello Brave Community!
Happy Monday Evening! Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner! With that in mind, I want to wish each family represented by our student body a restful and blessed holiday.School will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018.We will be refreshed and prepared to provide each of our BRAVE students an amazing teaching and learning experience here at DFT!
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 7: Sharpen the Saw! We teach our students the importance of having balance.We encourage them to take care of themselves by eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep.
Word of the Week (WOW): This week’s word is “integrity”.It is a noun that means to be honest and have strong principles.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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