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Katy ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation AwardKaty ISD "No Texting and Driving" Video Receives Innovation Award2017-12-12T01:28:12Z<div class="ExternalClass82D7DE86B28D4008A11E372D6C08BD77"><p></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span>T</span><span>he Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Ma</span><span>nagement Innovation Award for its "No Texting and Driving" video. </span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new "no texting and driving" statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as well as to the top 100 school districts in the nation.  Prior to the law taking effect the video was disseminated to all Katy ISD schools and till this day it is used as an informative piece to save lives.</p><p>Click here to view the <a href="https://youtu.be/ckcrcZG61rs">"No Texting and Driving" video</a>.​</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/IMG_0294%20-%20smaller%20for%20web.jpg" alt="IMG_0294 - smaller for web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>(Attribution from left to right:  Bill Lacy, Board of Trustee, Brandy Richard, Employee Relations Coordinator for Human Resources, Tiffany Shirey, English Language Arts Teacher at Paetow High School and Lance Nauman, Director of Katy ISD Risk Management.)</p></div>
Ranger News - December 11, 2017Ranger News - December 11, 20172017-12-09T17:22:30Z<div class="ExternalClassB7F92AB83A9848708319B2BA5DCA58CA"><p>​</p><p>Dec. 11, 2017</p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/5a5a8b45e82898dd47c49c7cb612d568480f4122/rangerlogo.jpg" alt="" style="width:189px;margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p>Ranger Parents,</p><p>'Tis the season that parents start to think about a gift for their teacher and other staff at the school.  I want to give you an idea that I know any one of us would love.  Just write to your teacher and let him or her know how you feel.  Tell them the ways they have positively impacted your child and/or your family.  Let them know you appreciate them.  The people at the school chose a profession that they knew would not pay well and that is largely met with criticism.  Why would anyone do that?  They do it because they want to impact the world.  They do it out of passion.  They do it out of love.  When you tell them how they have impacted you and your family, you feed their soul.  It's free and it only takes a little effort.  Make their day and write them how you feel.  If you email, cc me and that will be the icing on the cake for them and me.  My address is: <a href="mailto:ronaldrmosher@katyisd.org">ronaldrmosher@katyisd.org</a>.  Have fun and make their day with your gift of appreciation.  :)</p><p>One other thing I want to share.  WoodCreek Elementary was recently ranked at the city, state, and notional levels. This was all put out there to the public, but I recently realized that very few people were aware of where WCE ranked. Well….let me just tell you all about it! In Houston, WCE is ranked as the 3rd "best elementary school" in the entire Houston-metro area! That is out of a total of 791 elementary schools! The state and national numbers get kind of big, so I will convert those numbers to a percentage so that it is easier to see the significance. In Texas, we are number 57 of 4,412 elementary schools. That means that WCE is in the top 1% of best schools in the entire state! In the USA, WCE is in the top 0.4% of best elementary schools in the ENTIRE COUNTRY! Guys…that's less than half of one percent. Which, by the way, is number 224 of 49,776 elementary schools. We are in the top 0.4%! Nice! I hope you feel as proud as I am of our students and our community that supports their achievement. Consistent high achievement and an overall great school does not happen on accident. It is the direct result of our collective work. Thank you for striving, along with me, to do the things that we believe should happen. You are awesome. Together, we can do amazing things. Let's keep it up and continue to impact student lives for the better.</p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal  </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>The Week Ahead</strong></p><p><strong>Dec. 11</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Happy Monday! </li><li>PTA Big Kahuna Reward for Contest winners, BMX Bike Show 4:00pm (Gym/Café) Pick up @ 5:30</li></ul><p><strong> Dec. 12</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Winter Choir Field Trip  </li></ul><p><strong> Dec. 13</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Toys for Tots Ends</li><li>PTA VIPS Workday (Volunteers needed) (LGI side A)</li></ul><p><strong> Dec. 14</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Singing Rangers Choir Rehearsals  7:30am-8:10am</li><li>Spirit Night @ Chic-fil-a 4-8</li></ul><p><strong>Dec. 15</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Cuddle up and Read (1st -5th) wear PJ's  </li><li>Kinder Polar Express Day</li><li>5th Grade Baby Pics Due for Yearbook      </li><li>End of the 2nd nine weeks</li><li>Early Dismissal 12:40 pm           </li><li>Dec. 18-Jan. 2  Winter Break .        </li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Lost and Found</strong></p><p>We have many coats, lunch bags and jackets in our Lost and Find.  Please check with your child for any lost items, and if needed please take time to stop by the Front Office to check Lost and Found items and claim anything missing by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 13<sup>th</sup>.  We will donate all leftover items on Thursday, December 14<sup>th</sup>.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Junior Achievement</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">We are still in need of volunteers for Junior Achievement in Ms. Keele (2nd), Ms. Terry (4th), Ms. Ihediwa (4th), Ms. Hay (5th) and Ms. Madhavan's (5th) classrooms.  This is a fun opportunity which will allow you to interact in your child's classroom for about 30 minutes with the teacher present.  Please contact these teachers directly if you are interested in volunteering. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Early Release Day on December 15</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></p><p>Changes of transportation are due to the front office by 11:00 am. The last time to check out a student is at noon. Also, a reminder that lunch times are an hour earlier than normal. Students will be dismissed at 12:40 pm.</p><p> Thank you! </p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Core Value for December - GENEROSITY</strong></p><p><strong>Ranger Families,</strong></p><p>The Core Value for the month of December is <strong>GENEROSITY</strong>. Please have your child wear <strong>GREEN</strong> on Wednesday, December 6<sup>th</sup>.  I love this quote by John Wesley because it shows the idea of being generous in our own way: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." Below are some great activities that you can do with your family so that we can SAY, KNOW, SEE and BE what it means to be generous!</p><p><strong>SAY IT:</strong></p><p>Generosity is making someone's day by giving something away.</p><p><strong>KNOW IT:</strong></p><p><em>Ask a kid:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Has someone ever unexpectedly given something to you that you really wanted?</li><li>What is one way you can be generous to a classmate?</li><li>What is one way you can be generous to a stranger?</li></ul><p><em>Ask a grown up:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Who are some people who have helped you the most in your life? How have you shown them gratitude over the years?</li><li>What are specific ways you have shown gratitude to people other than simply telling them thank you?</li></ul><p><strong>SEE IT:</strong></p><p>Visit your local library and check out the book <em>The Giving Tree </em>by Shel Silverstein or search <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xODAQbu6bJ0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xODAQbu6bJ0</a> to listen to a reading of the story. Read this book with your family and brainstorm ideas of ways to be generous with one another. Extend the lesson by taking opportunities to serve in your community (soup kitchens, community thrift stores, etc.). Watch your children's joyful expression as they give their time and talents to those in need.</p><p><strong>BE IT:</strong></p><p>One night this month when you are driving through somewhere picking up dinner with your family, pay for the car behind you as well. This small act of generosity will spur on a movement and is sure to resonate with your family. Be sure to stress anonymous giving (receiving no recognition) to your children as this is an important piece of being generous.</p><p><strong>Book Suggestions for GENEROSITY:</strong></p><p><em>The Giving Tree </em>by Shel Silverstein (K-5)</p><p><em>Shoebox Sam </em>by Mary Brigid Barrett (K-5)</p><p><em>The Quiltmaker's Gift </em>by Jeff Brumbeau (3-5)</p><p><em>An Orange for Frankie </em>by Patricia Polacco (3-5)</p><p><em>Boxes for Katje </em>by Candace Fleming (2-5)</p><p><em>It Came in the Mail </em>by Ben Clanton (K-2)</p><p><strong>Try these links for great video suggestions about GENEROSITY:</strong></p><p>Young Baseball Fan's Act of Generosity: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfF1m3-Dl_Q&app=desktop">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfF1m3-Dl_Q&app=desktop</a></p><p>Generosity: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOUnMNWKuJI&app=desktop">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOUnMNWKuJI&app=desktop</a></p><p>The Giving Tree: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcr1HL7sq0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcr1HL7sq0</a></p><p>Generosity-Character Trades: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKh2XfXjGyI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKh2XfXjGyI</a></p><p>Kids Giving Back: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfgP5Sv1zHA">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfgP5Sv1zHA</a></p><p>Please contact me if you would like additional resources.</p><p>Fe Cooper</p><p>School Counselor</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>From the Attendance Management Team:</strong></p><p>We have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning as well as early checkouts in the afternoon.  We are aware that student's may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances.  Please keep in mind that tardies/checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions which distracts from the flow of instruction.  The main point is that your student is not benefitting from a full day's worth of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to ensure that your child succeeds in school and part of that is having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Car Riders</strong></p><p> A quick reminder that anytime you are using the car rider line to pick-up your child, you must have your car rider tag.  Without the tag, staff will not be able to retrieve your child from the gym, and you will be directed to the front of the school and required to show your ID to receive your child.  If you have lost your tag, please contact the front office for a replacement.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent Education</strong></p><p><strong> </strong>The Dyslexia Parent Education Night scheduled for November 28, 2017, has been canceled due to space limitations at the Education Support Complex.</p><p>The Office of Interventions will provide ongoing dyslexia parent education support through a Canvas course that will launch on November 28, 2017. The link to the Dyslexia Parent Education Canvas Course will be accessible through the Office of Interventions' dyslexia webpage at <a href="/dept/Interv/Pages/Dyslexia.aspx">http://www.katyisd.org/dept/Interv/Pages/Dyslexia.aspx</a>. </p><p>The Dyslexia Parent Education Canvas Course is intended to serve as a resource for all parents and community members. Parent education is a required component of dyslexia programming in Texas. The course meets the Texas requirements for parent education and contains valuable information and resources.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> G/T News</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">Due to the construction at the ESC and Merrell, the GT Parent Awareness Session is being provided online this year.  This is a session to answer any questions you might have about screening your child for GT in Katy ISD.</p><p> Here is the link:  <strong>   </strong><a href="https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo">https://youtu.be/oSkk6jopPJo</a>    </p><p><strong> </strong>G/T screening for 5<sup>th</sup> grade and Kinder is in progress.  There are several phases in completing the testing.  5<sup>th</sup> graders who qualified will be notified in January.  Kinder students who qualified will be notified in February.   Any new to KISD student who registers at WCE from now until April 9<sup>th</sup> can be screened for the G/T program upon registration.  The parent of the new student must request screening.  Please mention it to the registrar or email <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a> </p></div>
Snow!Snow!2017-12-09T17:21:36Z<div class="ExternalClass12337ECCBAE940D9B971267C7F98FA4D"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt05-1/images/tinymce/1f640087925f56716f6e13f1da0c42cb1d3bbcf1/24909834_158766134741957_259580025718508169_n.jpg" alt="" style="width:452px;margin:5px;" /><p>Ranger Families,</p><p>I made everyone go outside and play in the snow yesterday. I love being a principal!<br> <br>Check out the video here:<br> <a href="https://youtu.be/fRMYx2Ucx5g">https://youtu.be/fRMYx2Ucx5g</a></p><p>Love Never Fails,</p><p>Ronnie Mosher</p><p>Principal​</p><p>​</p></div>

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WoodCreek Elementary School

1155 WoodCreek Bend Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Principal: Ronnie Mosher

Ph: 281.234.0100 Fax: 281.644.1690

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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