Dear Families and Community Members,
On behalf of Spicewood Elementary teachers, I would like to say Thank you! Last week was simply amazing and teachers felt very appreciated. A huge thank you to Mrs. Reese and Mr. Studer for their thoughtful planning of the Teacher Appreciation week theme and events. The lunch, breakfast, deserts, classroom supplies, and wonderful tote bags with personalized notes from our students truly touched our hearts.
Just a reminder that this week our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking STAAR. Although we will not be a closed campus, the lunch schedule will be changed for several grade levels in order to accommodate students who are testing. If you are planning to have lunch with your student, please check with his/her teacher to be sure you arrive at the correct time.
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!
This section of this week’s newsletter is submitted by our IB Coordinator, Jessica Vance.
We’re so excited for our students to share their learning with their families. Please join us next Friday, May 17th, as students share their digital portfolios, Genius Hour projects, and personal inquiry projects. Be sure to check your child’s classroom website and/or teacher for more details.
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!
School Supplies Pre-Order
Save some money and a lot of time by pre-ordering your student’s school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. They will be delivered to your child’s classroom before the first day of school. Visit www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and enter in our school ID – SPI001 to order yours today!
2019-2020 Open PTA Chair Positions
We are working to fill the open PTA for the 2019-2020 school year! Volunteering with the Spicewood PTA is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our school while getting to know other parents and Spicewood teachers and administration. We have a wide variety of open chair positions, including Website Administration, Spirit Nights, Literacy Library, Kinder Round-Up, Destination Imagination and Environmental Awareness. Please look at this link to see all the possible ways for you to get involved next year!
Panther Pride Store
Last day for pick up of all items from the Spirit Store is Monday, May 13th from 3-4 in the PTA room.
DATES TO REMEMBER
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
7:45AM-9:30AM- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Hope Presbyterian Church followed by
reception at Spicewood Elementary Cafeteria.
2:00PM – 2:20PM – Westwood Senior Walk @ Spicewood Elementary
Thursday, May 23
Last Day of School
Have a great week!