Wrangler Weekly

February 20, 2022

Kid's Heart Challenge!

On 2/21/2022 we will kick-off this year's Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip! Students will learn how and why they need to take care of their hearts and have the opportunity to help others by raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. Click here for a Sneak Peek of the program!

Finn’s Mission will be your road map along the way! Check it out on the Kids Heart Challenge app for iPhone or Android, or online.

Complete Finn's Mission with your family! https://youtu.be/l_kOvZDYsdU

Benchmark Testing

Benchmark Testing will take place this week for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Please see the slides below for more information.
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School Report Card

Below you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2020–21 School Report Card for Manford Williams Elementary School. This report is required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.


The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the enclosed “2020–21 School Report Card Definitions.” The report for our school may or may not have all the information described because the information presented depends on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.


State law requires that the School Report Card display information about the state, the district, and the school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

The School Report Cards can be found online at

https://tea.texas.gov/Student_Testing_and_Accountability/Accountability/State_Accountability/Performance_Reporting/School_Report_Cards.


A more complete report about Manford Williams Elementary School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html.


Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this report card. Thank you for your continued support of Manford Williams Elementary School.


Sincerely,

Anitra Wilson, Principal

Manford Williams Elementary School


(Report attached below)

Order your Yearbook!

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Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected


Force

PK-5

Use boxes or books to create a ramp. Find five things to roll down the ramp. What rolls the farthest? What rolls the shortest? What happens when the ramp is raised and lowered? Try the ramp on different surfaces like the carpet, a tile floor, the sidewalk. Which surface do the objects roll the farthest? The shortest? Why? Hint: Think about friction.

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Coming Tuesday! 2/22/22

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Physics and Engineering Festival at TAMU

We’re excited to announce Physics and Engineering Festival 2022 for Saturday, April 2, 2022!

This year’s festival will feature both in-person AND virtual science fun!

The festival website, https://physicsfestival.tamu.edu, has

  • the schedule,
  • information about parking for passenger vehicles and school buses,
  • photos and videos from previous festivals, and
  • a link for downloading the 2022 festival poster for your classrooms.

Students can submit their questions to our outreach team AND enter for a chance to win a box of science goodies! Teachers and school administrators can also enter to win goodies in a giveaway exclusively for schools!

PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Department of Physics and Astronomy | Texas A&M University
4242 TAMU | College Station, Texas 77843-4242

979.845.7717 | festival@physics.tamu.edu

http://physicsfestival.tamu.edu

Practice at Home

We hope that you all were able to get some good rest in over the break! Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!


Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.


February 22 - Tutus, Ties, and Twins!

February 24 - Books Alive! Theatre production at Williams

February 25 - Go Texan Day - wear Western gear

February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America Week (daily themed dress up days - Monday-rainbow or tie dye, Tuesday-team spirit, Wednesday-shirt from place you've been or want to visit, Thursday-dress like someone who encourages you to think outside the box, Friday-dress like a friend or group of friends)

March 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

March 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

March 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

March 3 - Art Night 6pm

March 4 - PTO Dance 6-8PM

March 10 - Jump Rope for Heart competition during specials

March 11 - Early Release at 11:30am

March 11 - School Wide Talent Show

March 14 - 18 Spring Break - no school

March 25 - Dare to Care Friday - wear red

March 25 - Outdoor Lunch - pay $1

March 31 - Report Cards posted in Skyward

April 4-8 School Librarian's Week

April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple

April 15 - No School

April 18 - No School

April 25-29 - Book Fair!

April 29 - Field Day

May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.