Thursday, April 24, 2014

Track Meet on Friday 5/2

Some things to know about the track meet...

Parents will only be able to visit with their children in the campus section of the stands if they are wearing an official school visitor badge.  To obtain the badge, parents must stop by their child’s campus on the morning of the track meet and sign in.  Parents without badges will be allowed to observe the track meet from the parent section of the stands on the home side of the track, but will not be allowed in the campus section of the stands.  This is to protect all of our WISD students.

Please remember to send a sack lunch with your child. We need to know ASAP if you want your child to receive a sack lunch from the cafeteria.

Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes and comfortable pants that really allow them to move. T-shirts will be given to your child the day of the track meet. They will be allowed to put the track meet shirt on over their own shirt or change before we leave.

We are looking forward to this fun and active day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

No School Friday!

Don't forget that students are off of school on Friday! Spring Holiday!

Thursday is Pajama Read Day!

Students are rewarding hard work and gearing up for the Reading STAAR test by having a PJ Read Day. Students may wear appropriate pajamas and bring a pillow and flashlight. No stuffed animals or blankets. Please bring any books or magazines from home that you wish to use.


The one and only book order for this year was sent home last week, along with a letter explaining its purpose. It is important to not let the summer rob your child of literacy and allow his/her reading level to regress. Scholastic books provide high interest, leveled books at a LOW cost to keep students growing in comprehension and vocabulary. Orders are optional yet encouraged due to convenience and price. Should you choose to order, please return forms and the check to Scholastic by Monday, April 21st. Thank you for your support!

STAAR Testing

We will be testing next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 22-23). Please know that Cox is a closed campus on those days. We will have no visitors and be turning off all technology. Please call the office if there is an emergency. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We are Awesome!

The students did an amazing job during Camp Write-Along! Rotating through camp inspired writing stations and popular songs to different lyrics were just part of the fun! I have no doubt that scores from the tests last week will reflect the amount of knowledge and effort I have seen. Way to go!

We have 2 weeks until our next round of STAAR tests, but we are not anxious. We are READY and we can't wait to prove it! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 23rd. Please be sure that your child receives enough sleep and brings a lunch on these days. If you need to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria, please let us know. Thank you!

Redo Work

At this time in the year, we expect students to be giving their best effort on each assignment and not relying on a "redo" to compensate for lack there of. Therefore, during this last grading period we will accept grades "as is" when handed in and the grade book will reflect such grade. Thank you for your support and help us emphasize the importance of doing their best the first time.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Camp Calculate

Camp Write Along was a huge success! To continue our camping theme, math camp (Camp Calculate) will begin on Wednesday this week! We will be reviewing all of the new concepts we have learned this year to make sure that we are ready for the Math STAAR on April 22nd. Some of the activities will include fishing for fractions, diving into division, and climbing with conversions. In order to make these activities more fun, I would love to have some snacks along the way for our campers to enjoy. I know that a great deal of you already contributed to our last camp adventure, but one last "camp contribution" would be greatly appreciated! Here is a wish list for Camp Calculate:

  • Plain M & Ms
  • Chex Cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Cheeze Itz
  • Goldfish
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Boxes of Graham Crackers
  • Hershey Bars (mini or regular size)
These supplies would be used to have trail mix, goldfish, and s'mores at a couple of stations. The kids really enjoyed this perk at Camp Write Along and I am hoping to be able to provide it again at Camp Calculate. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your continued support! We are going to have a blast at camp!