Texan Strong

Family Newsletter

Issue #2

December 14, 2018

Words of Inspiration

"You may be better than the rest, but you are not a success until you have made the effort to become the best you can be." – John Wooden

Happy Holidays

It's that special time of year where there is magic in the air, and we are all looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

We currently have 1 week of school left before heading out for the Winter Break. So, please make sure you continue talking to your children about the importance of taking school seriously and making the right choices. There are many exciting events happening around us, but we need to make sure we are managing our time effectively, so we don't get overwhelmed or fall behind in our classes.

Sit down with your children and ask them what their learning goal is for this six weeks. They have 3 weeks left in this first semester, so there is plenty of time for them to bring up grades, study better, go to tutoring, and focus on growing as a learner. But, they need your help in identifying where they should start. We don't want them stressing out too much and/or setting unrealistic goals because that could cause more harm than good.

If you are needing help in setting individual learning goals with your children, feel free to contact their teachers and/or counselor. They'd be more than happy to partner with you to help them be successful.

I do want to thank you all for your dedication to making sure your child's middle school years are filled with positive memories of putting forth effort in everything they do. I love seeing our students who exhibit positive and caring attitudes because they are the ones who are true role models and representative of what it means to be a Texan. So, keep up the great work and enjoy the holidays.

We are grateful for your support and look forward to a wonderful Happy 2019!

Our Vibe, Our Tribe, Our Time!! : )

Stay Inspired,

: ) Mrs. Correa

Our Awesome Nurse Rasti speaking to our 8th grade Trailblazers

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Pat Neff Remind 101

Click on the link below to join our Pat Neff Remind family. This is a great way to stay up-to-date on campus events and dates.


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Dates to Remember

12/17 Progress Reports go home

12/18 Choir Concert 6:30 pm

12/19 Dance Winter Spectacular Performance 7 pm @ Stevens HS

Girls' Bball vs. Rayburn

12/20 Boys' Bball vs. Rayburn

12/24-1/6/19 Winter Break

1/8 Dance Clinic 4:30-6 pm

1/9 Girls' Bball vs. Jordan

1/10 Boys' Bball vs. Jordan

1/15-1/16 Camp Neff

1/15 Camp Neff Parent Mtg. 5:30 pm

1/16 Girls' Bball vs. Bernal

1/17 Boys' Bball vs. Bernal

1/18 End of 3rd six weeks and 1st Semester

1/21 MLK Holiday

Texans In Action

Administrators' Corner

  • Ask your students about who's winning the weekly Attendance Race. Every week each grade level competes to wear free dress on Mondays.
  • Texan Time: Remind your children that electronic devices/ear buds are not allowed to be visible/on once they step foot on campus. Teachers will ask them to take them out when it's for educational purposes only.
  • School Uniforms: 6th grade-black polos w/khaki pants, 7th grade-gray polos w/khaki pants, 8th grade-Navy polos w/khaki pants. See handbook for more specifics.
  • Join our Texans Mentoring Agents...contact Ms. Rasti at kelly.rasti@nisd.net for more info.
  • Complete your Online Background Check and be part of our Texan Learning Community! : )

PTA Corner

You can join our 2018-2019 PTA for only $6. Please contact our PTA president, Ms. Rasti at kelly.rasti@nisd.net, or 210-397-4139.

Thank you!

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Counselors' Corner

Grade Level Counselors for 2018-2019:

6th grade - Ms. Parra erica.parra@nisd.net

7th grade - Ms. Vela priscilla.vela@nisd.net

8th grade - Ms. Flores tammy.flores@nisd.net

Grade Reporting Secretary: Ms. Covarrubias

Counselors' Office phone number: 397-4132

Registration Information is coming soon. So, please make sure to stay tuned and talk to your children about what classes they are interested in taking next school year. Make sure to contact your grade level counselor for any questions on schedules, registration, Parent Connection, and our course catalog.

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Twitter @NISDPatNeff: #wearepatneff

Instagram @nisdpatneff

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