L. A. Nelson Elementary

March 22, 2016

Calendar of Events


  • 22 - STUCO Meeting

  • 25 - Bad Weather Day/No School- Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

  • 29 - STAAR: 4th Grade Writing; 5th Grade Math

  • 30 - STAAR- 5th Grade Reading


  • 1- Nelson Fun Run

  • 8 - All Pro Dads @ 7:00 a.m.

  • 15 - Bad Weather Day (No school)

  • 15 - End of the 5th Grading Period

  • 18 - Beginning of the 6th Grading Period

  • 21- New to Kindergarten Orientation- Playground Mixer-3:15-3:45

  • 28- District Kindergarten Orientation- 8:30- 9:15 or 6:00- 6:45 (repeat from a.m.)

  • 25-29- Open House in Music

  • 26 - STUCO Meeting

  • 29- Scoliosis Screening for 5th Grade

  • 30 - Choir @ Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

Fun Run- Friday April 1st

1st , 2nd, & 3rd top boy/girl lap runners for every grade level will receive a trophy!

Award ceremony will take place in cafeteria at 2 pm. day of event. The class that raises the most money will have a popcicle party!

*When Nelson raises Between $6,000-7,000 a sundae will be made out of Mrs. Timmons! Over $7,000 Mrs. Holt and Timmons will ride tricycles for a day!

If every student brings $35 in donations, we will meet or exceed this goal, and they will receive 2 raffle tickets.For every $10 that a student raises over $25 their name will be put in a raffle for the opportunity of having lunch with Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Timmons and Mrs. Ivy! Go check out the trophies in the front foyer!

Fun Run Schedule

Friday, April 1, 2016


K 8:15-8:45am

1st 9:00-9:30am

3rd 9:45-10:15am

2nd 10:30-11:00am

4th 11:15-11:45am

5th 12:00-12:30pm

Awards Ceremony 2pm in cafeteria

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Reflection Winners

Here are our District Winners:

Special Artist Category

Ezekiel Corona: 1st Place in Photography, Music Composition and Literature

Ayanna Corona: 1st Place in Dance and 2nd Place in Visual Art

K-2nd Grade

Pierson Hale: 1st Place Literature and 3rd Place Photography

Bethany Bailey: 1st Place Dance

3rd-5th Grade

Molly Lyons: 3rd Place Visual Art

Samantha Wang: 3rd Place Music Composition

Our school received a Spirit Award as runner up for our high number of Reflections Entries!!

And we want to mention our special L.A. Nelson PTA Spirit award went to Mrs. Hughes/Kindergarten for having the most entries at Nelson this year! They celebrated with a popcorn party!

STATE WINNER! Now on to Nationals!

More great news…..we got the PTA Reflections Results back from the state level of judging and they had an update/correction from a posting last week!

Ezekiel Corona’s music composition entry, “First Rap Song” has won the Overall Award in Excellence in the Special Artist Category!!! This means his entry is now competing at the National Level!!

Ezekiel also won an ‘Award of Excellence/Special Artist’ for his photography entry ‘Sister Pride’ and his Literature entry, ‘Super Z’

Ayanna Corona won an Award of Merit/Special Artist for her Dance entry, “Lion Love”

Testing Season is Upon Us

We are entering the spring semester which means assessment season is approaching. Students in grades 3 – 5 will take STAAR exams in the areas of reading, math, writing (4th) and science (5th). Each year many students experience stress and anxiety as a result. I want to provide you with some things you can do to begin preparing your child.

· Emphasize the fact that test scores do not determine a person’s worth. Remind them that test scores are not perfect measures of what they can achieve. Celebrate the progress they have made this year and remind them of the importance of having a GROWTH MINDSET.

· Reassure your child, no matter the outcome of the test you will still love him/her and their teachers and administrators will as well. Simply encourage them to do their best.

· Don’t over emphasize the importance of the test. When your child feels good, they will do their best.

· Make sure your child is at school every day all day and allow them to participate in tutorials or other activities offered by their teachers.

· Speak with your child’s teacher and identify ways you can support your child’s learning at home.

As testing dates get closer, we will share additional tips for your consideration.