Mighty Eagle News
Parent Newsletter January 13, 2020
We hope you can join us for our semester awards assemblies this week. All visitors may enter our cafeteria through the Martin Street entrance.We are so proud of each of our students for all of their hard work for the first semester of school. Thank you to all of our staff who played an instrumental part in providing engaging instruction for each of our students and to our families for all of your support. Let's continue our hard work this second semester by working together to make a difference for our Mighty Eagles.
Awards being given for the semester are as follows:
Semester All A's
Semester All A-B
Semester All B's
Semester Perfect Attendance
Monday, January 13th
PK 8:15 a.m.
1st Grade 9:00 a.m.
2nd Grade 10:00 a.m.
Kinder 1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15th
4th Grade 8:15 a.m.
5th Grade 9:00 a.m.
3rd Grade 10:00 a.m.
District-Wide Science Fair Awards & Open House
Title I Parent Needs Assessment Survey
GT Kindergarten Testing Stage 1
Kindergarten students will participate in Stage 1 of the district’s assessment for the Gifted and Talented program on Thursday, January 16th in our computer lab. Parents/guardians wishing to deny this assessment will need to fill out the form that will be going home on Monday, January 13th and return it to your child’s teacher. Stage 2 testing for qualifying students will take place between February 3rd-14th. Parents/guardian will receive notification from the district if your child qualified for Stage 2 by late January. Students who qualify for the program after the second stage of testing are offered enrollment at Windsor Park Elementary School for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. For more information about this program, please contact the Office of Advanced Academics at 361-695-7221.
Spring GT Online Testing
The Spring online application is available for parents who wish to have their Grades 1-10 child tested for the gifted and talented program in CCISD at www.ccisd.us. The online application must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. The spring application deadline (online only) is Friday, January 17, 2020. CCISD students in grades 1-10 will be tested on their home campus during the testing window of February 3-14, 2020 . Parents will be notified of the specific date for testing. Students are allowed to test once per scholastic year September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020.
Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Day is a national holiday that honors the United States’ most famous civil-rights activist.
In 1963, King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech before a quarter million people during the peaceful March on Washington, D.C. The next year he became the youngest man, at 35, to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He continued fighting for civil rights and against poverty until an assassin’s bullet ended his life on April 4, 1968.
Four days later, U.S. Congressman John Conyers introduced legislation providing for a federal holiday remembering King. Coretta Scott King, his widow, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Atlanta, and in 1969 it began holding annual celebrations of King’s birthday (January 15).
No School for Students Monday, January 20th Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Daily Attendance Week of January 6th-10th:
Mon., Jan. 10th: 94% 20 absences
Tues., Jan. 11th: 96% 12 absences
Wed., Jan. 12th: 96% 12 absences
Thurs., Jan. 13th: 96% 13 absences
Grade Level Attendance Average Week of January 6th-10th
1st Grade: 98%
2nd Grade: 96
3rd Grade: 96%
5th Grade: 95%
Los Encinos daily attendance goal is 96%.
Dates to Remember
Jan. 13th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History 9:30-11:30 a.m; Semester Awards Assemblies Grades PK-2nd
Jan. 15th: Semester Awards Assemblies Grades 3-5; District-Wide Science Fair Awards @ Lozano 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Jan. 16th: Kinder Stage 1 GT Testing
Jan. 17th: PTA Snack Shack
Jan. 20th: No School Due to Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan. 23rd: Class Pictures; 2nd Grade Field Trip to Art Museum
Jan. 30th: Campus Spelling Bee 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 31st: Progress Reports Go Home; PTA Snack Shack