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Williams Elementary - October 2021

Important Dates

October 1 - World Smile Day

October 11 - No School, Professional Development

October 15 - Magnolia Bowl @ MHS

October 25 - 29 Red Ribbon Week (See below for daily theme)

October 25 - Wear Red

October 26 - Wear Tutus or Tie-Dye

October 27 - Wear Your Clothes Inside Out

October 28 - Fall Picture Retakes

October 28 - Wear Mix Matched Clothes

October 29 - Wear Pajamas (No House Shoes)

School Hours

6:30 Early Morning Childcare opens (There is no cost, but student must be enrolled.)

7:45 School doors open

8:30 Classes begin (Tardy bell)

3:40 Dismissal

3:45 Adventures After School Program begins (There is a small cost, and students must be enrolled.)

6:30 Adventures closes

Lost and Found

As the year progresses, we have more and more items in our Lost and Found. We will have our Lost and Found items on display on the sidewalk next to the car rider line on the afternoons of October 5-7. If your child is missing a jacket, be sure to check our collection because cold weather will be here soon.

We Need YOU for our PTO!

If you are interested in serving on our PTO Board and helping to get the PTO up and running, please email the principal, Claudia Dominguez, at cdominguez@magnoliaisd.org. Please include the position you are interested in running for and the best contact number. PTO Board members must have a child currently at WES and should be available to meet once a month for 1-2 hours to help plan school events. We need a president, a vice president, a treasurer, and a secretary. The treasurer would be responsible for keeping up with the PTO bank account, making deposits, paying for purchases, and keeping the organization up to date on all financial matters. The president would be responsible for setting up meetings and would serve as the liaison between the PTO and the school. Because there is not a current PTO Board in place with students at Williams, we will take self-nominations until October 15. We will then send out a link to vote electronically. Both parents and teachers are eligible to participate in the PTO. If you want to join the PTO but do not feel that you can commit to serving on the board, don't worry! As soon as our PTO Board is in place, communication about meetings should be shared quickly.

Counselor's Corner

October is National Bully Prevention Month.


We strive to build a safe learning environment for ALL students at WES. During whole class guidance lessons this month, students in grades pre-k through first will define the terms by accident and on purpose, identify examples and non-examples of by accident and on purpose behaviors, and explore feelings. In grades second through fourth, students will define bullying and cyberbullying, identify examples and non-examples of bullying, and explain why bullying is unacceptable and should be avoided. Students will be encouraged to make a report if they are being bullied. To make a report online visit Anonymous Alerts .


To find more information about parent and youth engagement click Stop Bullying.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at cgonzales@magnoliaisd.org or 281-356-6866 ext. 3407.


Counsel. Educate. Advocate. Empower.

Friendly Reminders

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made by 2:45 pm every day so that we can ensure that your child's teacher receives the notification on time and that we can follow through with your request. No changes will be accepted after this time. All changes must be made by sending a note or calling the front office at (281) 356-6866. Changes can not be made through your child's teacher.


Early Student Pick Up

Early student check outs must be done by 3:00 pm.


Drop off times

Doors on the Buddy Riley side of the building are open for regular drop off from 7:45 am until 8:25 am. Students dropped off after 8:25 am will need to enter through the front doors by the flag pole.


Lunch Applications

If you are new to Williams Elementary or if you did not fill out the free and reduced lunch form last year, please click here to fill it out.

Wonder, Explore, Soar

Our theme this year is "Wonder, Explore, Soar!" We encourage you to ask your child about what they learned in class. Let your child teach you something from their school day. The best way to learn is to teach someone else.

CIP AND TIP REVIEW MEETING

We will hold virtual meetings on October 12th and 13th at 5:30 p.m. to review the Williams Elementary CIP (Campus Improvement Plan) and the campus STAAR data from 2020-21 as well as the campus report card and rating. All are welcome to attend via ZOOM.


Topic: CIP and TIP Review Meeting

Time: 5:30 p.m. on October 12

Meeting ID: 85769662527

Passcode: 936009


Topic: CIP and TIP Review Meeting

Time: 5:30 p.m. on October 13

Meeting ID: 83068751666

Passcode: 843332

Motto

Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It


Vision

Empowering learners and leaders who will create a

better present and future.


Mission

Williams Elementary is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We are a community of learners who continuously develop relationships, seek relevance, and embrace rigorous challenges.