Dear Families and Community Members,
With four weeks left of school we would like to begin clearing out our lost and found. Please check for lost items at your convenience. All items left at the end of the school year will be donated. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all who have volunteered on our campus this year. There are not enough words to express our gratitude- we appreciate the difference you make! May 17 is our Volunteer Breakfast. I hope you are able to attend.
Sharing the Planet Week
Thanks to the support of our PTA and Bethany Morrison, PTA’s Environmental Chairperson, our campus celebrated Earth Day with a WHOLE WEEK of environmental awareness, education and action! We truly enjoyed seeing our community come together to items for community members in need and reflect and rethink about the way we use everyday items. Our Zero Waste Lunch Day was a huge hit with all students as well. We couldn’t believe how much uneaten food we mindlessly throw away! Students ended the week taking their Earth Day Pledge. We hope our students and community will keep up these efforts more than just Sharing the Planet week!
This section is contributed by our PYP Coordinator, Jessica Vance.
As we prepare for our 2019 evaluation visit, we are seeking the participation of parents/guardians in a brief online survey about our PYP school. Data collected from these anonymous surveys will be utilized to inform the self study reflection process in addition to the extensive reflection document that will be submitted to the International Baccalaureate Organization. Please take a few minutes to share your feedback, ideas and suggestions. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please reach out to me, Jessica Vance, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK’S NEWS
SPICEWOOD ELEMENTARY PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCEMENTS (PTA)
This portion of Ms. Page’s Newsletter is contributed by Spicewood Elementary PTA. Please check out their website for additional information!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Our Staff is Super!
Monday, May 6th: Energize the Spicewood staff by bringing Keurig coffee or tea pods or healthy snacks to be dropped off at the school entrance. PTA will provide a super-charged breakfast for our teachers and staff.
Tuesday, May 7: Last day to submit Teacher Thank You & Three Words – please fill out the form online to recognize our teachers and staff! PTA will provide a heroic lunch.
Wednesday, May 8: Be a champion for reading and bring a gift card to Half-Price Books or Amazon to super-charge our classroom libraries.
Thursday, May 9: Be a hero in our community by bringing in donations to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank or the RRISD Clothes Closet to be dropped off at the entrance of the school. PTA will provide daring desserts for the staff.
Friday, May 10: Save the day by replenishing your teacher’s supplies! For ideas, you can check out our staff’s Faculty Favorites pages. PTA will distribute tote bags and personalized Thank You booklets compiled from student-submitted forms.
* Participation in Teacher Appreciation Week activities is completely voluntary!
Panther Pride Store
New items have been added to the Panther Pride Store! Each year at Auction, PTA sells grade-level original piece of art. This year is the first time we will offer prints from the original artwork from the 2017-2018 Auction. The winners have given permission to create high quality prints and put them on the store for the community to purchase. Kinder, First Grade, 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade will have prints available to purchase on the online store. Friday is the last day to order.
We had a delay in ordering the water bottles, travel tumblers, pencils and duffel bags, but they are now ordered. Look for the date and time for pick up in the Panther Post this Friday.
Pick up event for any thirty one items order is May 7th.
Thank you for making our Taco Cabana Spirit Night such a success! We had a steady crowd all evening and they will donate $388.26 towards our commitment of sending every 4th grader to Outdoor School! Thank you Mrs. Mitchell for attending. We appreciate your love for Outdoor School and our Panthers! Also, our last Spirit Night will be May 14th at Phil’s Icehouse.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10
Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 13
8:00AM -12:00PM STAAR Math 3rd & 4th Grade
STAAR Math 5th Grade Retest
Tuesday, May 14
8:00AM – 12:00PM STAAR Reading 3rd & 4th Grade
8:00AM -12:00PM STAAR Reading 5th Grade Retest
5:00PM – 8:00PM Spirit Night @ Phil’s Ice House
Wednesday, May 15
8:00AM -12:00PM STAAR Science 5th Grade
Thursday, May 16
8:00AM – 8:30AM Principal’s Pride Ceremony (K-2)
Friday, May 17
8:00AM – 8:30AM Principal’s Pride Ceremony (3-5)
8:30AM -9:15AM Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Various Times Spring Learning Celebrations!
Third Grade 9:30AM
Second Grade 10:30AM
Fourth Grade 12:30PM
First Grade 1:30PM
Monday, May 20
Wednesday, May 22
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Thursday, May 23
Last Day of School
Have a great week!