Mighty Eagle News

Parent Newsletter January 13, 2020

Principal's Message

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

Semester Progress



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

Families will be able to view all projects submitted for the district-wide competition on Wednesday, January 15th at the Lozano Instructional Service Center located at 1761 Hudson Street. Awards will be presented from 7:00-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m. is the Open House. Good luck to all of our student entries!

Title I Parent Needs Assessment Survey

Please be on the lookout for our Title I Parent Needs Assessment Survey being sent home with your child today. Your support in completing this survey and returning it to your child's teacher or our front office will assist us with planning parent engagement programs for our campus. For more information about this survey, please speak with our Parent Liaison, Mrs. Evila Salinas or feel free to email her at evila.salinas@ccisd.us.

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.

Class Pictures

Students will take their class picture on Thursday, January 23rd. All class pictures must be prepaid at the time pictures are taken. Please be on the lookout for a flyer and money envelope being sent home on Tuesday, January 21st. Students may wear any color of clothing with logo's on this day. All clothing must be appropriate for school.

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

PK: 94%

Kinder: 97%

1st Grade: 98%

2nd Grade: 96

3rd Grade: 96%

4th Grade:94%

5th Grade: 95%



Los Encinos daily attendance goal is 96%.

January Parent Engagement Calendar

Please click on the file below to access our parent engagement calendar for the month of January. We hope you can take time out of your schedule to attend one of our meetings. This is the perfect way for you to get involved in your child's education.
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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

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