Schluter Family Updates

Friday, September 29, 2022

- IMPORTANT DATES -

10/3 - 10/24 - Big Kahuna Fundraiser

10/4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/6 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/7 - Early Release

10/10 - No School

10/12 - Western Wear Wednesday

10/19 - Picture Day

10/20 - Volunteer 101

10/25 - 10/28 - Book Fair & Red Ribbon Week

10/31 - No School

A Note from Mrs. Williams

Hello Schluter Families!


It looks like we are finally getting a taste of Fall weather. I’m hopeful it continues! It was another wonderful week here at Schluter, and I just have to say thank you to all of you who joined PTA this year! Today is the final day for the Beat the Bears competition. We are in the lead, so help us finalize our win by joining today using the information linked below.


As the weather begins to cool, we know students will begin bringing jackets and sweaters. Be sure to clearly label these items with first and last names so that if they get lost, we can help get them back to the kiddos. We are hoping to keep our lost and found clear this year.


Our teachers have started meeting with each of you, our families about the amazing start to the year your kiddos have had. These meetings will continue into next week. Please be sure you have signed up for a conference time with your child’s teacher if you have not already. Remember, this is also a time that we want to hear from you about your child. You know them the best, and your child’s teachers want to learn from you about how to best support them.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Williams

Today is the LAST day for Beat the Bears!

In the spirit of friendly competition, we are doing a "Beat the Bears" PTA Membership Drive from September 1st to the 30th with Berkshire Elementary!

The school with the most new PTA members during the month of September will be declared the winner! The losing school’s principal and assistant principal will have to wear the winning school’s spirit wear during assembly. Let’s make sure the Berkshire Bears are covered in PURPLE!!

In addition, the class with the most total PTA members by the end of the month will win a POPCORN PARTY!

Remember, anyone can be a member of the PTA (parents, grandparents, siblings, students, teachers, staff, and community members).

Sign up here: https://schluterptamembership.cheddarup.com

Learn more about your PTA membership here: http://schluterpta.org/member-benefits/

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Did you miss Special Programs Night?

We have linked the presentations below for anyone who missed Special Programs Night.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS NIGHT

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- LIBRARY INFORMATION -

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Parents! When you catch your child reading at home, take a picture and upload it to the form so we can add it to the bulletin board!

- WHAT'S HAPPENING -

Let's Talk About Lunch!

Do you know what is included in an elementary and middle school meal? Watch the video and learn more!
You may be surprised how much is available to your student every day for lunch!

Free or reduced-priced meals now require 2022-2023 application

For students who meet federal requirements, school meals may be provided free or at a reduced cost. To receive this benefit, a student's parent or guardian must fill out the free or reduced-cost meal application and be granted admission into the program. While students in the program receive the same benefits briefly at the start of the following school year, the application must be completed annually to continue receiving the program's benefits. For any student who received benefits from the free or reduced-priced meal program in 2021-2022 but has not yet applied and been granted its benefits for the current school year, regular costs are now in effect.

In order for benefits to continue, an application must be completed and returned and free or reduced-price meals will continue to be provided, if the student qualifies. The application can be completed at this link. Paper applications are also available at all Northwest ISD campuses. Please direct any questions to Yen Brown, free and reduced specialist, at 817-698-1091.

Alphabest Afterschool Care

Need afterschool care for your student? Check out Alphabest! Students would stay at Schluter under the supervision of Alphabest.

- FROM YOUR SCHLUTER PTA -

Conference Week-Stock the Lounge


Hello Schluter Families!

Help us keep our teachers/staff fueled up for a busy week of conferences by stocking the lounge with grab and go snacks! Donations can be dropped off in the cart outside or sent in with your child no later than Friday, September 30th. If you have any questions, please email schluterpta@gmail.com

Thank you!

Schluter Elementary PTA


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0d4bafa829a4fd0-conference

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- WHAT'S HAPPENING IN NISD -

Long-Range Planning Committee looking at future facility needs for district

What facilities will best serve the students of Northwest ISD as our district faces unprecedented enrollment growth? That’s the question a community-led committee is currently pondering as it works to determine recommendations for future schools.

Northwest ISD’s community-led Long-Range Planning Committee has existed for roughly 20 years to help the district plan for its growth. Through meetings this fall and winter, the committee’s members are providing input on future schools and other facilities. Currently, the district projects a likely need for at least one elementary school to open per year, and the committee will also determine how many middle schools are needed in the next few years as well as a time frame for the district’s fourth comprehensive high school. See their meeting progress at www.nisdtxlrpc.org.

Northwest ISD named District of Distinction for art

The Texas Art Education Association has named Northwest ISD a 2022 District of Distinction , an honor given to Texas school districts that advocate for and integrate visual arts curriculum in their schools. Only 59 districts across Texas received recognition from more than 1,200 eligible, indicating NISD is among the top four percent in the state.

Northwest ISD’s visual arts program engages learners of all ages in art education. The district’s students are taught by certified art educators at each grade level. The district will be honored at the TAEA Administration & Supervision Division meeting and General Session during the TAEA Fall Conference General Assembly on Friday, November 10.

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Registration now open for annual NISD Reindeer Romp

Registration for Northwest ISD’s 15th annual Reindeer Romp benefiting district physical education programs is now open, with the event itself scheduled for Saturday, December 10.

The event consists of two races, a 5K and 1-mile fun run. The latter race begins at 8:30 a.m., while the longer race begins at 9 a.m. Registration costs $20 per student and $25 per adult. Registrants can take part in either race or both races, if desired.

To register for the Reindeer Romp or learn more about the event, visit www.nisdreindeerromp.com.

Background checks delayed following court backlogs

  • Please be aware that because of backlogs with court systems, background checks for volunteering are taking additional time to process. While background checks are typically expected to take about three days, the delays are causing them to take up to three weeks.

    Northwest ISD partners with a respected service to gather these reports, though our partner can only operate as quickly as the court system. Please keep this in mind when volunteering, and we encourage anyone who plans to volunteer this year to submit a background check immediately instead of waiting.

Asthma resource event being held October 1

Northwest ISD’s health services staff will partner with Asthma 411 to provide families with information about dealing with asthma.

Topics that will be discussed include asthma types and severities, tips on how to manage symptoms, and community resources available to families. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, in the Northwest ISD administration building’s PDC A&B rooms. Parking is located next to the building, by the NISD Stadium ticket booth.

Registration for the event is encouraged to assist with planning, but it is not required. Families can register at this link.

- NISD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES -

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