April Newsletter Vol. 1
2575 Ed Kharbat Rd
Conroe, TX 77301
- Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30.
- Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off numbered 1-6.
- Students should wear a mask for arrival and dismissal.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car rider sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Lions ROAR to so much more!
Message from the Principal...
We have lots of exciting events coming to Wilkinson this month. We welcomed our Watch DOGS back on campus and our Lions are loving it!!!! PTA also has lots of events and information to share below.
Some exciting things to come are below for you to save the date.
Mark your calendars, Kindergarten Graduation will be May 24th. We will bring families in with limited seating by classroom cohorts. More details to come.
4th Grade Clap out will be on May 25th at 2:00. Parents will line the fields and students will parade by them.
PTA is seeking volunteers for Grade Level Celebrations. We need parents to chair the committee. Please email PTA if you are interested.
Thanks for entrusting us with your most precious gift,
PK & Kindergarten Registration
News from our Assistant Principal...
It seems cliché to say that this school year has absolutely flown by. However, it is now April and we only have a couple months left of the 2020-2021 school year. It’s been a pleasure seeing how much our students have grown, academically and socially these past several months.
The 4th grade Writing STAAR test is on April 6th. Many grade levels will follow a different lunch and specials schedule that day. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions for the schedule that day. We are so proud of our writers. They have worked very hard this year, and it shows in their work.
R.O.A.R. Character Education
Definition: having a duty to deal with something or have control over ourselves and being accountable for our own decisions
What does it mean to have responsibility or to be a responsible person?
A responsible person means being able to consciously make decisions and conduct behaviors that seek to improve oneself and help others. A responsible person accepts the consequences of his or her own actions and decisions.
What it looks like to be responsible:
1) Tell the truth
2) Do what’s right (even when no one is looking)
3) Help others
4) Work hard
During Guidance Lessons, your students are learning about personal responsibility. This can include:
Owning my choices (taking responsibility for their actions) instead of blaming others
Giving genuine apologies instead of just saying the words “I’m sorry”
Doing something to “right the wrong” when I make the wrong choice
Follow with an action to help “right the wrong”
Choosing what’s right and what I feel comfortable doing instead of “following the crowd”
Choosing my own friends (not just who other kids like - or to “be cool”)
Standing up for others and myself when the time comes
Making the right choice, even if others around me are doing something different
Handling tough situations in a kind and respectful way
Thank you in advance for taking the time to discuss this with your students and encouraging them to practice being responsible and taking personal responsibility for their actions.
If your family is in need of assistance or resources for mental health, please feel free to contact me. I would love to help find the resources that work for your family.
Visit my virtual office! I have information about community resources, calming activities, books to help with social emotional needs, and much more!
Montgomery County has many "Mobile Markets" that you can drive up to and pick up food for free.
Use this link, and scroll down to the section for "Mobile Markets". They add new locations and times almost every day. Please check this link frequently.
Gifted and Talented Testing Nominations
- Window to refer a student is April 1st - 30th.
- If a student took any GT test this school year (2nd Grade CogAT and or Spring testing), he/she may not participate in this round of testing. It is the same test and will invalidate the norms.
- All testing will take place for K-8th grade the week of June 1st - 3rd at Bush Elementary from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
- Please let your student's teacher know you would like to refer or the GT facilitator Megan Caldwell (email@example.com).
- All students will need parent permission to test, and the nomination form completed.
4/2/21-Student & Staff Holiday-No school
4/6/21-4th Grade STAAR Writing Assessment
4/12/21-Kid's Heart Challenge Kick Off (Challenge 4/19-5/7)
PTA News and Events
Spring at Wilkinson
It’s time to begin planning our end of year activities! Please review the attached items and mark your calendars for the deadlines on each. Feel free to contact Wilkinson PTA with any questions!
Spring Activities at a Glance:
Square 1 Art orders are due no later than April 1. Order forms coming home separately.
Yearbook sale, now through April 30. Order online or by using form sent home.
Wilkinson Yard Sign sale, now through April 7. Order form attached.
The Yard Sign sale will serve as our fundraiser for the Spring. That being the case, please encourage your student to reach out to family, friends and/or businesses who might be interested in a sponsor sign..
Parent grade-level committee members are needed to plan end of year activities!
Wilkinson Yard Sign
ORDERS DUE BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7th
ORDER YOUR YARD SIGNS TO SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT! ALL YARD SIGNS WILL COME WITH A METAL STAKE TO SECURE SIGN INTO THE GROUND.
Contact PTA for more details.... firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilkinson 20-21 Yearbooks on Sale Now!
Our yearbook sale will run through Friday, April 30. Yearbooks will be $20 each with no price increase after the ordering deadline. However, only a limited quantity will be available for purchase after the deadline so reserve yours now!
You can order one of two ways:
Use the paper order form sent home OR,
Go online at www.balfour.com, select Shop My School, enter “Wilkinson Elementary” in the search bar and then select Order Now under Yearbook Products and Ads. From there simply input your student’s name, grade and teacher name and make your payment. Please be sure to keep your email receipt.
Eat Breakfast at School!
Breakfast is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is free for this school year.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.
Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....
Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.
Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Conroe Independent School District
The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.