Perez Post: All the info you need as we gear up to start back!

Perez Post: Summer 2023 Edition

All the info you need as we gear up to start back!

Greetings from Perez!

Happy summer, Pythons! I hope that you are relaxing and staying cool as July comes to a close! Principals get two weeks off each summer, and we took full advantage with a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, and to Iowa. It was so fun to watch the boys reconnect with family and navigate each space. We're fielding frequent requests to hop on a plane and return, and the reasons we need to go back immediately are getting more and more humorous the further removed we are from our trips! I love that summer affords me time to reconnect with people and places that fill my bucket. I hope you've been able to do the same or have explored new places and created new connections. Can't wait to see some pictures of your summer in our annual staff slideshow (see more below).

While I enjoy the slower pace of the summer, Perez is awfully quiet without you and our students around! We know that great things grow here at Perez, and your work to create and cultivate spaces for growth and greatness is transformational for students. I'm looking forward to seeing you on August 4th to continue growing together!


Drumroll please... your classrooms are ready!

All classrooms are accessible starting Wednesday, July 26th. While your room is ready, maybe you're not, and that's fine! There's no expectation to come back early to work in your room, but you're welcome to do so if you like. Josefina, Gris, Rosario, and Luciano have done an outstanding job of cleaning and beautifying our school! We have fresh paint, a power washed exterior, and shiny floors. Let's do our part to keep our school looking great, now and throughout the year:

  • do not drag furniture or boxes across the floors - send Josefina Rojas a teams message if you need help moving something and a member of the custodial team will assist
  • keep hands, feet, and objects off walls while moving - the 500 wing, cafe hallway, 700 wing, and the back hallway were painted. Let's keep them looking sharp!
  • furniture is not up for grabs - please do not take furniture, EduDisplays, etc from other classrooms or spaces. If you need something that you don't have, submit a request Furniture Request for Boy.

The building is open from 7am-7pm Monday through Thursday. Note that the AC isn't on school-wide yet, so if you plan to work in your room, please email Cheryl White, our new bookkeeper, with the dates/times and your room number/hallway so she can request AC for you.

Action: Summer Slide Show & Intro Page

📸 Give Team Perez a peek into your summer - share a few photos from your summer to our annual summer slideshow. Nudge a colleague to add their photos!

Link to add photos: Share Summer Photos

Action: Staff Information - Required for ALL Staff

Take a moment to complete the 23-24 staff information sheet so we are prepared to best serve and support you. This is required for all staff.

Staff Info Sheet 23-24

Join Remind 23-24

Get a head start and join our Perez Staff 23-24 Remind group. We use Remind messages to quickly communicate with the entire staff (in case of emergency or when there's a surprise delivery of breakfast tacos!).

Click this link to join remind group, or follow the directions on the PDF.

Classroom Set Up Checklist

BEFORE you spend time setting up your classroom, please review the classroom set up expectations. These are the floor, not the ceiling, for your classroom at Perez. These expectations create commonalities, equity of experience and expectations, and alignment for students. Let Caroline Sweet, Javier Nolasco, or Kara M-Santibanez know if you have questions about the classroom expectations checklist.

Welcome to our newest Pythons!

We're SUPER excited to welcome the following talented and committed Pythons to Team Perez:

  • Damaris Llamas, K DL
  • Stephannie Martinez, 1st DL
  • Luciana San Esteban, 4th DL
  • Eric Castruita, PE
  • Nina-Nicole Cruces, SBS/Scores TA
  • Cheryl White, bookkeeper

We are actively hiring: sped resource, PE (teacher and TA), 1st ESL, DL teachers - help spread the word and refer candidates to Nolasco and Santibañez.

Important Dates

  • July 27th 10am-2pm: Family volunteers decorate the hallways
  • July 31st-August 2nd: AISD EDU - register in HCP and earn PLED credit
  • August 3rd: New to Perez On Campus Orientation (all are welcome to attend)
  • August 4th: First day back! Teacher planning & prep day; TAs schedule 7:15am-3:45pm
  • August 7th: Campus PD Day (watch for agenda via email in the coming days)
  • August 8th: Job-alike PD Day
  • August 9th: Campus PD Day; staff photo 8am
  • August 10th: Planning and prep day
  • August 11th: Planning and prep day; Meet Your Teacher: 1-2:30pm
  • August 14th: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - great things grow here!

Required PD for ALL AISD Staff

Click here for required PD for all AISD staff

TA Trainings & Schedules

Click here to see the required TA sessions and schedules.

New Language Arts Adoption Info Sessions

Sign up for a short info/intro session on the new HMH Language Arts curriculum we'll use in 23-24.

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