Principal Allen's Weekly Newsletter

September 16, 2019

Dear Spicewood Elementary Parents & Community Members,

Welcome to another week of learning and growing together as a community. As always, there are many events happening on campus this week. Wednesday is our annual Watch Dog's breakfast with Dads. Every visitor attending the breakfast will be asked to sign in in the front office. First time visitors will need to have their drivers license scanned as well. Please plan to arrive early so that you have time to sign in before the breakfast begins at 7AM.

The Director of Safety and Security for RRISD, Mr. Jeffery Yarbrough, will also be in attendance to speak at the Breakfast- I hope to see all dads and father figures on Wednesday!

Parents, we are so grateful for the time you dedicate to volunteering in our classrooms. Every minute you give makes a difference. This Thursday at 6PM, PTA will be hosting a volunteer training. I hope you can attend.Thank you for your partnership.

Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Allen

Spicewood Elementary Principal

Campus Announcements

Afternoon Dismissal

In order to expedite afternoon dismissal and ensure the safety of all students , please remember to do the following:

  • Stay behind the ropes, don't stand under the cover, and don't gather around the fence that is next to the front exit area.
  • Use the crosswalk at all times.
  • Do not skip the line of cars waiting to pick up students.
Reporting Student Absences

When your child is absent for any reason that you must contact the office each day that your child is absent. Please notify the office in one of the following ways:

1. Submit an absence at the Report an Absence link on the Spicewood website (preferred).

2. Call the Spicewood office at 512-428-3600.

3. Email the registrar at

4. Call the absence phone line at 512-428-3601.

A Note from Mrs. Oates

Announcements from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


We still need volunteers for the breakfast this Wednesday, Sept. 18th. Some of you may be thinking that you'll show up and help without signing up. While that is appreciated, it is hard to plan for the event without knowing key assignments are filled. So please help out by volunteering for a slot at


Help us remove weeds, prepare beds for planting, and start new seeds for the teaching garden! Bring gloves and shoes that can get dirty - Breakfast will be provided

Sign up here:


It takes many volunteers to make the Book Fair a spellbinding success and we need your help! Please visit the Online Volunteer Schedule on the Volunteer Page to sign up for a short 2 or 3 hour shift. Thanks and see at the Book Fair September 23 - September 27.


We are excited to host the Book Fair and Food Truck night on the 24th of September! In order to have a fun and safe evening, we need crossing guards. Please assist Sarah Belyi by signing up at


The annual KISS (Kids Invite Someone Special) Cookout will be held Friday, September 27th during your child’s lunchtime. You may invite grandparents, friends, neighbors, anyone that is someone special in your child's life. This will also be the last day of the Book Fair, which is always fun to walk through!

An order form will be sent in the electronic Friday Folder, which includes the menu and cost of lunch. If you are going to order lunch from the Spicewood Cafeteria please complete the form and return it to your oldest child’s teacher. You are welcome to bring your own food to the Cookout, in which case you don’t need to return the form.

For questions or to volunteer, please contact our KISS Cookout Chair Liz Chudej at

Upcoming Campus Events & Dates

Thursday, September 12

6:00PM - 6:30PM Volunteer Training

Monday, Sept 16

8:00AM -8:30AM Volunteer Training

Wednesday, September 18

7:00AM - 7:40AM WatchDOG's Breakfast with Dad

Monday, September 23 - Friday, September 27

Book Fair

Saturday, September 24

5:00PM -8:00P Book Fair & Food Truck Night

Saturday, September 21

8:30AM -11:30AM Spicewood Community Work Day

Friday, September 27

KISS Cookout- (Check with your child's teacher for lunch time)

Monday, October 14

Holiday - No School

Tuesday, October 15

No School - Parent Student Conferences

Spicewood Elementary Vision Statement:

Spicewood aspires to be a caring community of innovative, globally minded citizens who take action.

Spicewood aspira a ser una comunidad solidaria de ciudadanos innovadores y de mentalidad global que actúen.