Willie Brown Elementary News

January 20, 2017

District 2017-18 Calendar Survey - closes today @5:00

Members of the Mansfield ISD calendar committee recently conducted a calendar feedback survey to help structure the 2017-18 district calendar.

Based upon the feedback, two calendars have been created using the following criteria:

  • Students start the same week as in 2016-17 or three days earlier.
  • Teachers start one week earlier than in 2016-17.
  • Teachers and students end the school year one week earlier.
  • Students have two fewer school days.
  • Teachers work the same number of days.
  • Teachers have an additional teacher workday in August.
  • Average days of the semesters are more even than in 2016-17.

The district is now seeking feedback to determine which option will be best for MISD students, staff and the community.

Select the option you like best by completing the survey here. The survey will close on Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.

Panera Bread Spirit Night - Monday

Panera Bread in Mansfield is hosting a WBE Spirit Night on Monday. Take this flyer and a portion of the proceeds are given back to WBE PTA....to be used on our kids!

Spring Picture Day - Friday 1/27

On Friday, 1/27, all students will be taking a class group picture and an individual picture. Order forms for the class group picture are being sent home today and MUST be returned by 1/27. Printed pictures of the individual shots will be sent home later for an opportunity to purchase.

Running Club Events

Running Club members AND any other students and parents are invited to participate in the following events:


Eagle’s Flight 5k on Feb 18 @ 8am.

Registration online at: https://thedriven.net/eagles-flight-5K.race_reg/eid/7264124569?

Ft. Worth Zoo Run April 1 @730am.

Registration online at: https://edsregistration.com/races/1019/registrations/new?event=32&team_id=9481


Be sure to choose Willie Brown Eagles for both events. If you need to pay cash, please contact Suzanne Gray for arrangements.

Volunteers Needed!

We are still looking for volunteers to share their cultures at WBE’s Multicultural Night on February 23rd. We will have tables with food, artifacts, crafts and more at the event to showcase the diversity of the school. However, we can’t make that possible without your help!!


Please consider signing up to help at the event. Anything you can do will be very much appreciated. Below is the link to sign up. If you are unable to access the link, please let your child’s teacher know you are interested!


http://signup.com/go/jh7QQs

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

Order your WBE 2016-17 yearbook now! The last day to order online is January 31st. Visit www.topoftexasyearbooks.com to order.

Gifted and Talented Screening

The window for evaluating 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade students for the Gifted and Talented program at Willie Brown is coming soon. In order for your child to be referred and screened, submit this completed form to Lisa Eubanks by January 31, 2017. Results of the screening, nomination and selection process will be available after the Selection Committee has met. You may expect a letter notifying you of the results by April 28, 2017. If your child has qualified for GT services in the past, he/she does NOT need to be tested again as they continue to qualify.

If you have further questions about testing, you may contact Lisa Eubanks at 817-299-5867 or at LisaEubanks@misdmail.org. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented program, you may contact Kim Greig, Brown’s Gifted and Talented Coordinator, at 817-299-5860 or KimberlyGreig@misdmail.org.

Sweetheart Dance - 2/10

Make plans now to attend the WBE Sweetheart Dance with your kiddo on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-8:30. More information will come soon!

Save the Date - MISD's MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11 am to 3 pm

at the Center for Performing Arts

Come celebrate MISD and its cherished diversity at our 5th Annual Multicultural Festival!

This festival is MISD’s way of embracing and promoting the many cultures represented in our community.

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