Longhorn Stampede

2018-19: Leading the Herd (1)

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Welcome Back, Longhorns!

Lone Star Families,
Please read all the way through to the end of this newsletter. It contains an exciting piece of information just for you!

We can't wait to see your smiling faces at Meet the Teacher this week! Remember that if you will be walking your child to class on the first day, you will want to drop your license off so we can run your V-soft sticker while you walk around. Pick up your tag on the way out, and you will be able to skip the long line on Day 1!

Walking your children back:
Any/Every Day - All parents may walk to the Hug&Kiss zone in the foyer, and children will continue past the hallway doors on their own (We always have staff in the hallways to help!)
Day 1 (August 21) - All grades; parents must have visitor sticker
Days 1-3 (August 21, 22, 23) PK and Kdg; parents must check in at front desk and get visitor sticker
Days 1-5 (August 21, 22, 23, 24, 27) PK; parents must check in at front desk and get visitor sticker

Thank you! This helps us ensure that staff attention is focused on children and safe protocols are in practice.

Meet Your 5th Grade Homeroom Teacher: Mrs. Smith, room 408

My name is Anna-Sofia Smith and I am so excited to be your child's English Language Arts teacher. This is my third year at Lone Star and second year to teach fifth grade. I feel very blessed to be part of such a great school and district.

I have a Master's Degree in Reading from University of Central Oklahoma and a Bachelor's Degree in Education from University of Stockholm, Sweden. I have taught third grade, first grade, and English to Japanese and Swedish students.

My husband Jesse and I have three daughters, Hannah (Freshman), Maya (7th grade), and Emily (5th grade). When I am not at school you will most likely see me at the natatorium where my oldest and youngest swim or at football games cheering on my Oak Hills dancer. I also enjoy reading and spending time outside!

I am excited to see what this year in fifth grade will bring! Thank you for sharing your child with me. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Parents, please feel free to email a picture of your child and a few sentences about them to your child's teacher in response.