Mrs. Butler's FAC Class News

December 7-11

I'm Back From Camp!

As you may know, I went to Camp Grady Spruce with Gabi last week from Wednesday through Friday. We had a blast and an adventure! She tackled the trails and kept telling me that she could do it! What a trooper!! I'm sharing a few more photos from our trip down below. Even though we enjoyed ourselves and learned a lot, I know I'm glad to be back to my own bed...and was ready for a hot shower.

In this picture, Gabi and another student are helping their group build a lean-2 shelter. The students in this group made a pretty good shelter within the time period they had...about 25 minutes.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 7 Part 1 Honor Choir Sectional 7:15am

Dec 8 Maverick Choir Rehearsal

*ON STAGE 7:15am

Winter Concert & PTA

Family Fun Night 6:30pm

Dec 9 Part 2 Honor Choir Sectional 7:15am

Drama Kids 3:00-4:00pm

Dec 10 Full Honor Choir Rehearsal 7:15am

Dec 14 Full Honor Choir Rehearsal 7:15am

Dec 15 No Honor Choir Rehearsal

Art Reflections 3:00-4:30pm

Honor Choir Performs at the Village of Fairview The Fountain 5:00pm

Dec 16 No Honor Choir Sectional

Drama Kids 3:00-4:00pm

Dec 17 Full Honor Choir Rehearsal 7:15am

Dec 18 End of Q2

Mav Fan Jam 8:15pm MFJ RSVP

*Honor Choir Performance

Mav Dad Lunches

Classroom Holiday Parties Party RSVP

Dec 21 - Jan 4th Winter Break - No School

Jan 4 Staff Development - No School

Jan 5 Classes Resume

Holiday Classroom Parties:

Friday, December 18th will be a busy day at McGowen! We welcome you to attend as we celebrate your children and enjoy a little time together as a campus together.

Our December Mav Fan Jam is at 8:15am

Here is our holiday class party schedule:

Kinder 11:45-12:45

1st grade 1:15-2:15

2nd grade 1:30-2:30

3rd grade 1:30-2:30

4th grade 11:30-12:30

5th grade 12:20-1:20

In preparation for these events, we want to remind you of our check-in procedures. For the safety and security of all McGowen students, all visitors entering the building must present photo identification upon check-in.

To help speed up the check in process, we are offering on opportunity to RSVP ahead of time so we can have your badge pre-printed. Please keep in mind, we can only pre-print your badge if you have previously been scanned into our Hall Pass system this school year.

Mav Fan Jam RSVP

Holiday Party RSVP

McGowen Yearbooks:

The McGowen Elementary 2015-2016 Yearbook is on sale.

Now through January 17, 2016 the price is $25.00.

Get yours online at:

Once on the smart pay website, follow the prompts and reserve your yearbook(s) today. Books will be delivered to your student in May.

Any questions? Contact Martha Villamil Davila at

Mrs. Butler and her daughter Lauren at the Mother Daughter Tea on Sunday

I just had to share this photo. This was our last Mother Daughter Tea as she is a Bailadora senior at Boyd High School.