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Welcome to Sendera Ranch Elementary


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Title: Welcome to Sendera Ranch Elementary

Welcome to Sendera Ranch Elementary
I am the future! 
  • iLearn
  • iRead
  • iSolve
  • iCreate
  • iAchieve

SRE 2011-2012 School Year
Family Communication
Planners Please check daily This is where your
child will record any corrections for
behavior. If you see a note for behavior, please
initial. School work comes home daily Weekly
Newsletters on Thursdays Grade Level Newsletter
Bi-Weekly on Thursdays School wide information
home on Thursdays Progress reports will be
available on line the Monday after the 3rd week
of each 6 weeks. Newsletters and Report Cards
will be delivered electronically, unless
otherwise requested.
Behavior Expectations
  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible

Behavior Guidelines
  • Consequences per six weeks
  • Sign behavior log
  • 1 signature Parent must sign planner
  • 2 signatures Lose PAT/Complete behavior flow
  • 3 signatures Parent contact by teacher/
    Possible drop in conduct grade to S
  • 4 signatures Parent contact by teacher/
    Possible drop in conduct grade to N
  • 5 signatures Parent contact by teacher/
    Possible drop in conduct grade to U
  • Office referral
  • Consequences are cumulative.
  • These consequences may be adjusted at the
    discretion of the teacher based on the nature of
    the consequence.
  • Praise for desired behavior
  • Enjoy up to 15 minutes of PAT daily
  • Longhorn Bucks for going the extra mile
  • Parent contact by teacher (positive notes sent
    home or a positive phone call)

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  • We will have at least one parent/teacher
    conference this year.
  • Parent conferences will take place on between
    Friday, October 7th and Friday, October 14th.
  • Please sign up tonight!

Benefits of Homework
  • Research has shown that the repetition and
    practice provided by homework increases a
    students knowledge and internalization of
    concepts by 28.
  • Homework will be a practice of what was already
    taught. Students should be able to complete
    homework without parental assistance.
  • This provides the teacher another opportunity to
    provide feedback for the students learning.

Homework on NetSchool
  • All homework is available Friday afternoon and
    will need to be completed and submitted by the
    following Friday morning.
  • If a student does not have internet access at
    home, a paper copy of homework can be provided.

4 Guiding Questions for Instruction
  • What do we want your children to know?
  • How will we know when they know it?
  • What are we going to do when they do not know it?
  • What are we going to do when they do know it?

What do we want your children to know?
  • Reading
  • Word Identification
  • Fluency
  • Variety of Texts
  • Comprehension
  • Literacy Response
  • Literary Concepts
  • Writing
  • Ideas
  • Organization
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency
  • Conventions
  • Voice

What do we want your children to know?
Word Analysis integrates instruction and practice
in phonemic awareness, phonetics,
penmanship, spelling, vocabulary, grammar,
  • Spelling
  • Word Analysis
  • Handwriting

How will we know if they know it? DICTATION!!
What are we going to do if they know it or dont
know it?
  • Read Aloud
  • Literacy Stations
  • Guided Reading
  • Author Studies
  • Reading Basal

What do we want your children to know?
  • Math
  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebraic Thinking and Reasoning
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Problem Solving

What do we want your children to know?
  • Science
  • Matter and Energy
  • Force, Motion and Energy
  • Earth and Space
  • Solar System
  • Organism and Environmental Cycles
  • Organism and Environmental Needs

Thinking Maps
Technology in Action
  • Student laptops
  • Electronic Chalkboards
  • Data Projectors
  • Document Cameras
  • Distance Learning
  • Media Cast
  • CPS Receivers (think George Jetson!)
  • Eduphoria
  • PIV Parent Internet Viewer

STAAR Testing Dates
  • Math March 26
  • Reading March 27
  • Science April 26

Daily School Wide Schedule
  • 720 725
  • 720 740
  • 740
  • 745
  • 745
  • 245
  • 245
  • 245
  • Building Open for Students (Back/Front)
  • Breakfast
  • Students should be in classroom
  • Students should be in their seat ready to learn
  • Tardy Bell
  • Dismissal of Walkers
  • Dismissal of Car Riders
  • Dismissal of Bus Riders/Daycare

  • What questions do you have for us?

  • Thank you!

NISD Beliefs
SRE Mission Statement
  • The Sendera Ranch learning community will 
  • motivate students and provide safety nets
  • to ensure that students
  • reflect and think critically
  • work with and through others
  • perform on grade level or above.

  • Our Commitments
  • Commitments To Students
  • structured learning environment
  • mutual respect
  • security-safe learning environment
  • compassion
  • open communication
  • open to new ideas
  • to be an invested member of the learning
  • positive
  • respectful
  • loving
  • caring
  • strong educational background
  • teach to everyones strengths
  • opportunities for all to succeed
  • extra time and support, as needed
  • always have their best interest in mind
  • consistency
  • use up to date teaching methods
  • Commitments To Parents
  • respect
  • keep them informed
  • make them feel like they are part of the team
  • listen to them
  • open door policy
  • safe environment
  • positive communication
  • newsletters
  • phone calls
  • emails
  • websites
  • encourage involvement
  • to be an invested member of the learning
  • open to new ideas
  • develop relationships
  • consistency
  • Sendera Ranch Elementary

NISD Grading Beliefs
  • Grading and reporting serve a variety of
    purposes, but no one method serves all purposes
  • Grading and reporting will always involve some
    degree of subjectivity.
  • Grades have some value as a reward, but no value
    as a punishment.
  • Grading and reporting should always be done in
    reference to a learning criteria, never on the
  • There are 3 general types of learning criteria
    used in grading and reporting product, process
    and progress criteria.
  • (For more information see www.nisdtx.org
    Parents Grading Guidelines)

Pinnacle Internet Viewer
  • A letter was sent home with each student that
    has the information you need to access grades.
  • If you have not received this, please contact the
  • NISD has gone digital and will no longer send
    home paper copies of progress reports or report
    cards for students in grades 1 5 unless
    requested by the parent. Kinder students still
    receive a paper copy due to the format.

  • Making sure your child is rested, on time, and
    prepared for school each day.
  • Knowing how your child is doing in school by
    communicating with teachers by planner, phone, or
  • Monitoring your childs homework and make sure
    study time is in a quiet place.
  • Limiting TV viewing and read together daily with
    your child.
  • Being an active participant in your childs

LAMP it up!
  • Amplify the learning with Library, Art,
  • Music and PE!

SRE Library
  • Our Library provides a Flexible Schedule that
    allows students full access to the library all
  • Students also come to the library with their
    classes on a regular basis to check out book.
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grades come once a week.
  • 2nd through 5th grade come every other week.
  • Story times and lessons are scheduled
  • at other times during the week as well.

Library cont.
  • Kindergarten 1st grade students may check out
    one book at a time.
  • 2nd 5th grades may check out 2 books at a time.
  • Students who have overdue books must return those
    books before checking out any other books.
  • Book Fair October 7 14, 2011
  • Battle of the Books
  • Competition for 3rd , 4th, and 5th grade
    students during the Fall Semester. The winning
    campus team will compete at the district level
  • Please see the Library Website for Details and a
    List of Books.

Art Education
  • We explore art techniques and materials to become
    better visual communicators and problem solvers !
  • We learn about art history, world cultures,
    art/math and art/science connections!
  • We create original artwork that is on display in
    the hallways when we finish!
  • We collect most of our artwork in a portfolio to
    prepare for 2 Sendera Ranch Art Shows the
    Northwest ISD Art Show in the Spring.

ART (cont.)
  • We explore, create and learn in the art room
  • Most of all, we have fun!
  • For more information about the art program here _at_
    Sendera Ranch Elementary, please visit Patricia
    Chisholms website under the staff tab _at_ the
    Sendera Ranch website!

The Music Classroom
  • Students will be given the opportunity to sing
    and play instruments alone and in a group.
  • Students will learn basic music theory and will
    be able to read and notate music.
  • Students will learn about the history behind
    music and learn about music from around the
  • Students will be given performance opportunities
    throughout the school year.
  • Students HAVE FUN!!

Other Fun Happenings in Music
  • Longhorn Choir
  • Open to all 4th and 5th Graders
  • Rehearsals after school from 245-400. Day of
    week yet to be determined.
  • 4th and 5th grade Recorders
  • Order forms will go home during the 2nd six
  • All-School Programs
  • Each grade level will perform in our Holiday and
    Spring programs.
  • For more information and updates please visit my
    website, call, or email!
  • Musically yours,
  • Ms. Adler

  • The primary goal for P.E. is the physical and
    social development for all students.
  • The major content areas this year will include
    motor and manipulative skills, rhythms, health
    and safety, physical fitness and skill
    development and games related to both individual
    and team sports.

Safety First, Fashion Second!
  • Wear athletic type shoes to P.E.!
  • Flip flops, platform shoes, heels, Croc type
    shoes or
  • slip-on style shoes are not safe for your
    children during PE and recess time.
  • Help your child learn to tie shoes. Its safer!
  • Wear shorts underneath dresses and skirts.
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