Isbell Elementary

Loving Every Minute of Learning!

Dodson’s Dish

Recently, one of our students shared how much she misses her sister at school. While she was crying, another student looked at her and said, “Come on! You have to Power Through. I know you miss her, but you need to be happy that you are at school and Power Through this. It is ok!” How sweet! First, I love that this young second grader had the kindness in his heart to stop and tell another student that it is going to be ok. Second, the fact that he used our motto for the year...Power Through is proof that the term is so powerful.

On many occasions, I can walk through the school or any classroom and witness students struggling. I love that our teachers remind students that it is alright to struggle, but they have to Power Through and complete the task. Powering through can look different in so many ways. Some students may be struggling on a math problem, other students may be struggling with working in collaborative groups, or one may even be struggling learning how to play a new beat on the drums. Regardless of what we are all learning it is important to remember this quote- Learning isn’t easy...Embrace struggle and and grow!

Mindset- Have you read to Chapter 3, yet? If not, start reading. We will have another Twitter Chat on 12-13 @ 8 pm. You do not want to be the one that misses the chat.


Serita Dodson

School Pix

Pictures are in! Make-ups are 11-19!
Student Council News

Spirit Sticks will be sold by student council every Wednesday morning starting at 7:20am! Some cute new ones were just delivered, so come and check them out!

Small World Angels

By now you should have gotten an email with your classroom angel information. If you have not, please contact your classroom teacher. These are Frisco children so you are helping those in your community. ALL donations need to be at Isbell by Friday, November 20th! Thank you in advance for helping give these children a special holiday gift

Green Team News

Your Isbell Green Team is currently collecting gently used shoes to send overseas to those in need. Have your student bring in these shoes and put them in the box labeled shoes by the cafe. Thank you Green Team!

Library News

Pre K Story Time is here!!

Our first Pre K Story Time is Wednesday, December 2nd at 8:30 in the Isbell Library. This is open to all kiddos ages 3-5. During Story time we will read books, check out books from the library; sing songs and lots of other fun activities! We hope to see you there! If you can attend, please RSVP: If you know someone from the neighborhood that would be interested, please spread the word!


Don’t forget that ALL FISD students have access to free e-books on Overdrive. Learn how to download books on your home computer and/or device by clicking on this link!

Got Legos??

The Isbell Library would love to take them off your hands! If you would like to donate your Legos to the library please send them in with your child. We will be doing lots of fun activities with them in the library!

Artwork Wanted

If you love to draw and paint, then this project is for you!!! The Isbell Library is looking for amazing artwork to help decorate the library walls!! If you would like your artwork featured in the Isbell Library, please read the guidelines below:

Library Art Guidelines:

· All artwork must have a “reading theme”. For example: it could be the cover of your favorite book or just a picture that shows that reading can take you places. Get creativity!

· The artwork needs to be on a 16 x 20 sized canvas. You can

purchase the canvas at any local art store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc.).

· There is no deadline for this project, we will display the artwork as they come in!

· Turn your artwork in to Mrs. Beathard when finished!

I’m looking forward to seeing your art come to life in the Library!

Questions? Email Mrs. Beathard at

Dates for your calendar:
November 16 - Johnny Quinn @ 8:30am (Inspirational speaker, parents welcome)-Thank You Isbell PTA!

Noveember 17- Katy Greer 8am @Pink/ 6:15pm @ Spears
November 19th – Fall Picture Retakes!

November 19- Kindergarten Turkey Tribute Program at 8 am in the cafeteria
November 20-GMI @ 8am (parents welcome)

November 23 - 27- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 2 -Walk to School Day & Positive Proof ID

December 4 -GMI &Choir Performance at 8am at Isbell

December 5-Choir performs at Frisco's Merry Main Street at 5:35pm (Honor Choir is at 5pm, 6 Isbell Students have made Honor Choir)

December 18 - Winter Parties -Thank You Isbell PTA!
December 21-January 1st - Winter Break (No School)

FISD calendar:
November 14 Student and Parent Empowerment Program, 9 a.m. at 6928 Maple Street.
November 17Coffee Talk with District Leaders, 8 a.m. at 14040 Eldorado Parkway.