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Principal's Message

THANK YOU! This is the last stretch--four more instructional days! I am truly thankful to all of you for working relentlessly to prepare our students and making ACP testing as smooth and pleasant as possible. You are appreciated!

This past semester has been one of growth, successes, and possibilities! The best is yet to come. Lets continue to work together to end this semester with a "bang!"

A few notes and reminders--

  • Secret Santa begins on December 9th. You will reveal yourself at a brief PD session on December 16th.

  • Check-out the STAAR Academy Trainings offered by Region 10 (sent by email) and consider signing up.The training will provide the most recent updates in regards to STAAR/EOC as well as instructional strategies and best practices for the assessed curriculum.

  • Every absence places a great burden on other teachers and disrupts students' testing environment. Please make every effort to be punctual and present during testing. Your students and fellow teachers greatly appreciate it!!!

  • Friday, December 18th is scheduled to be a day of fun project based learning to celebrate the winter season and end of ACP testing. Please share this celebration with students as an incentive for them "doing their best." If you are having a hard-time lesson planning for that day, see any member of the incentives committee.
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A Week in Review

Your Voice Matters

Vote for December Teacher of the Month by Friday, December 18th at 5pm by clicking here. We will honor them at our PD this coming January.

Go Above and Beyond!

Our "Share the Warmth" initiative is ongoing--embrace the spirit of the holidays by providing warmth to many special families in our community and donating hats, gloves and scarves. Please turn in donations to Mrs. Barron or any member of the Community Involvement Committee.

Shout Out!!!

Shout Out!!! to Mr. Genaro Hernandez who goes above and beyond to help Soto students and families. His artistic ability is only matched by his willingness to help. Few know that Mr. Hernandez provides after-school tutoring to parents seeking to better understand academic content to help their children. Mr. Hernandez also tutored this past Saturday and will be teaming up with Mr. Rodriguez to provide students additional support. He is helpful and humble. We are lucky to have him on our team! His efforts make a difference. THANK YOU!

ACP Testing

Friday, Dec. 11th, 8am to Thursday, Dec. 17th, 3pm

4510 West Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX

ACP Testing will take place from Friday, December 11th to Thursday, December 17th. A detailed schedule is available.

PD Session

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 3:30-4:30pm


We will meet briefly to touch base before the holiday break. **Secret Santas will be revealed during this brief meeting.

Winter Festival

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8am-3pm

4510 West Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX

Teachers will deliver winter themed lessons to celebrate the end of our fall semester and enjoy the holiday season. Classroom parties are scheduled for 2pm.

First Day Back from Break

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8am-4pm


We will return refreshed and renewed from Christmas break on January 4, 2016.