•  logo “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists they become the best that they can possibly be.” 

    ----Dr. Rita Pierson, Educator



    August 1, 2016


    Greetings Bulldog Champion,           

    We’re gearing up for a winning year as we count down the days until “Opening Day” when our school year will begin!  As a Budewig Champion, the off-season training camps (professional development) have given us opportunities to strengthen our skills so that we’re all in tip top shape—ready to serve and eager to learn together.  Join me in embracing our “Be A Champion” theme for the year.  Our team spirit and collaborative efforts will take us to great heights. 

    Championship teams have a common vision, goals and beliefs.  This year, we will dig deeply into Alief’s vision of “Meaningful Relationships and Meaningful Work”.   The common thread of STOIC (CHAMP’s) and AVID will provide a research-based foundation for connecting with children and engaging them in rigorous learning experiences. 

    Our amazing Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) is ready to lead the charge as we begin another year together.  With today’s nation-wide teacher shortage and employers in every sector vying for quality workers, we recognize the choices you have in where you work.  We are grateful for our first rate returning staff and the all-star line-up of new staff members joining us this year.  It has been a busy summer, filled with learning, hiring and planning.  Staff Supplies:  You will need to purchase the following supplies for use on August 16:  2-3 inch binder, pencil pouch, notebook paper and a set of dividers,




    1. Professional Attire (Business Casual)-Begins Monday, August 22:   On Mondays the entire staff wears our official staff uniform – navy blue school t-shirt (or a navy blue collared shirt) and khaki pants.  The “blue” t-shirts will be available to order in Celia’s office (school secretary) for $15.00.  Wednesdays are “College” days where the instructional focus is on college readiness.  Staff and students are encouraged to wear a college shirt along with uniform pants or slacks for staff (no jeans).  Celebrating our hard work for the week, Fridays are “Spirit Days” where the Budewig “Spirit” t-shirt and jeans are worn.  Participation in these “unified” dress days is optional. 


    1. Back to School Uniform Drive--COMPETITION:  One of the commitments to serve our school community is the annual Back to School - “Paw Pals” Uniform Drive.  Everyone is asked to give a uniform set (top and bottom) to stock our campus clothing pantry.  All donations should be turned in to Shameka Shannon or Judith Alvarado, Budewig’s counselors.   All contributions will directly support students in our school.  CHALLENGE:  The team with the greatest percentage of staff participation will receive bragging rights and a Budewig (infamous) “Special Gift”.  The final day to turn in uniforms for the challenge will be Friday, September 2.  The winner will be announced at Budewig’s first after-school Staff Meeting, Thursday- September 8, 2016.


    1. Classroom Preparation- We invite you to begin setting up your classrooms on Monday, August 8.   The building will be open daily 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.   We will consider opening the building on Saturdays once each month (beginning August 13 and/or August 20) if there is enough interest.  Please see Celia (our secretary) to let her know if you would like to come Saturday, August 13 or 20.  Teachers are strongly encouraged to work to set up classrooms by Tuesday, August 16.  Our “training” week is jammed packed and this will allow you to reflect on the information you’ll receive and make any needed adjustments. 





    Wednesday, August 3             ILT Meeting

    9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.


    Thursday, August 4                 6th Grade -ELA & 5th Grade Math/Science

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


    Friday, August 5                      5th Grade ELA & 6th Grade Math/Science

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


    Monday, August 8                    New Teachers’ First Day - “Alief U”

                                                    Principals’ Breakfast with New Hires

                                                    First Day for Teachers to Move In---YIPPEE!!!!

                                                    (building open till 6:30 p.m. )


    Wednesday, August 10            Team Leaders Meeting 

    1:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        


    Friday, August 12                    New Teachers- Mentor/Buddy Meeting - 9:30 a.m.-Library


                                                    Math Bootcamp Make-Up Session (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)




    Monday, August 15                    

    (Please comfortably for lots of movement-J)              

    7:45 a.m.                                 Breakfast - LGI

    8:00 a. m.  -10:00 a.m.            Staff Development: “Meaningful Relationships” - LGI

                                                                (Be A CHAMPION: CHAMPS- STOIC Checklist)

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                        Lunch

    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Team Building


    Tuesday, August 16   

    8:00 a.m.   -                             CHAMPS – GHOST WALK

    11:30 a.m.                               Staff Development: “Meaningful Work” -AVID (teachers & instructional paraprofessionals)

    11:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.          Lunch

    12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Work in Classrooms


    Wednesday, August 17          

    8:00 a.m. -   11:30 a.m.                      Teachers Staff Development – “TTESS” (Evaluation)Training            

    11:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.                     Lunch

    12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                       Work in Classrooms


                                                    Paraprofessionals Meeting 2:30 p.m. – LGI


    Thursday, August 18            

    “School Spirit Day”-Meet the Teacher Day!

    Wear Navy Blue Budewig T-Shirt/Shirt & Khaki Pants


    9:00 a.m.   - 12:00 noon         Teacher Workday/Committee Meetings

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.            Lunch

    3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.              “Meet the Teacher”  


    Friday, August 19                   Teacher Work Day               

    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.              (Team Meetings w/ Supervisor & Principal)


    Monday, August 22                 First Day of School

    ***7:45 a.m.                           Arrive Early- Parking will be an issue after 8:00 a.m.


    We look forward to seeing you all soon!




    Dr. Rosalind Burroughs          Sandra Bradford            Darell Prince               Elena Byars

    Principal                               Administrative Intern      Assistant Principal       Assistant Principal