Saturday, January 25, 2014

Announcements January 25

Reading is the Key

The more you read, the more you learn.  Students took benchmark tests last week, and there was one connection.  Students who were more fluent readers with higher comprehension made higher scores.  The STAAR test will be administered this spring to 3rd and 4th graders in Reading and Math and to 4th graders in Writing.  These tests are very challenging and require students to not only be good readers but also critical thinkers. 

Parents can help their children be proficient readers by having them read every night.  Reading for 15 minutes every night builds fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.   Just like riding a bicycle, playing a sport or playing a video game, the more time you spend doing reading, the better you will get at it.

Parent Communication

If you have concerns or questions about your child's reading level or performance, please contact your child's teacher.  They have the most information about your child and can tell you exactly what strengths and weaknesses your child has in reading, math, writing, science and social studies.  By having a frequent and open line of communication with the teacher, you and the teacher can work together to help your child improve in their learning.

Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 29
Buckeye Store
The Buckeye store will visit PreK -1st classrooms on this day.  
Thu, Jan 30
Buckeye Book Club
Mrs. Meza, Mrs. Broadwell,  and Mrs. Bishop’s class girls only  will meet in the Library from 4:00-5:15
College Day
Wear your College attire.
Buckeye Store
The Buckeye store will visit 2nd -4thclassrooms on this day.
Tue, Feb 4 & Wed, Feb 5
4th grade
Mock Writing
4th grade will have their Mock STAAR writing test on these days.
Thu, Feb 6
UIL Meet
in Henderson
The UIL Writing and Speaking events will take place in Henderson on this day.
Thu, Feb 6

Sat, Feb 8
Buckeye Book Club
Mrs. Meza, Mrs. Broadwell, and Mrs. Bishop’s class girls only will meet in the Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
UIL Meet
UIL Meet will be at the Elementary campus.  Volunteers needed.  Sign- up sheet is located in the work room.
Thu, Feb 13
Author Visit
College Day
More information to come.
Wear your college attire.
Fri, Feb 14
Valentine Parties
1st and 3rd         12:10-12:40
4th and K            1:00-1:30
PreK and 2nd     1:50-2:20

Monday, January 13, 2014

Early Release on Thursday and Friday, January 16 & 17

On Thursday and Friday this week, the students will have an early release at 12:00 p.m.

Lunches will be at the following times:

10:25 – 10:50   
PK Lunch

2nd Lunch

10:55 – 11:20   
1st Lunch

3rd Lunch

11:25 – 11:50
K Lunch

4th Lunch

Monday, January 20 will be a school holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will see everyone back on Tuesday, January 21 which will begin our School Board Appreciation Week.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Incident at the Elementary Today

Today, a person came onto school grounds without checking into the office, and he attempted to remove a car without permission.  He was detained by Upshur County deputies immediately.  No students were endangered during this incident.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Parent Night this Tuesday, January 14 from 6:00 - 7:30

Hey Parents,
What are you doing this Tuesday, January 14th? Come to the elementary school from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
See what the kids will be learning  in the spring semester. 
Every teacher will have class meetings with all parents from:
  • 6:00 – 6:30 for PK classes
  • 6:30 – 7:00 for Kindergarten , 1st & 4th  grade classes
  • 7:00 – 7:30 for 2nd and 3rd grade classes.

3rd and 4th grade parents will learn about the STAAR test coming up this spring, and all parents will learn what kids need to do in January and February to improve in their reading, writing and math.

Win Brookshire's Gift Cards

We are also having a drawing for Brookshire’s gift cards.  Every parent that comes to the parent night and attends their child's homeroom parent meeting will have their name entered into the drawing.  Just make sure you sign in at your child's homeroom class.

Specials Classes on Display

 The music classes will be performing in the gym, and your student's art work will be on display in the hallways.  Science labs will be open for parents and students to do experiments together, and social studies projects will be on display for parents in the cafeteria  Art, science and social studies will be open as a come and go, while the music performances are at the times below.

Music Performance Times in the Gym. 
Be sure to take your child to music room 180 five minutes before the performance.
1st  Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
Lopez & Griffin
Jones & Dodson
Wilson & Davis
Bishop & Jackson
Rivers & Low

Intervention Labs will be Open

If your child goes to the intervention lab, please stop by and see what we are doing to help your child in the reading or math.  They are making great progress.

We will see you on Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.