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January 30th, 2020

Principal's Notes

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4TH Coffee with the Principal

10th – 14th Valentine’s Day Pictures

12th Go Western Day

12th Valentine’s Day Dance – 3:00-4:45 (3rd-5th) $10 entry fee paid in advance

14th-21st Book Fair

17th Holiday (No School)

20th Progress Reports Go Home

27th Go Texan Day Dance

27th YES Academy II Ends

28th Student of the Month Celebration

28th Read Across America Book Character Dress Up

Challenge Yourself

Success begins with the power of your mind!

EVERYONE can change for the better!

You must first change your mind!

Minimum Attendance for Class Credit

Students in elementary and intermediate may be retained in the current grade for excessive absences.

A student in any grade level may not be given credit or a final grade for a class unless the student is in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is offered. The total number of days can be any of the following:

· A combination of unexcused and excused absences

· All unexcused absences

· All excused absences

Even if you have submitted parent notes and/or doctor notes for the absences, the state of Texas considers the total number of days absent to be excessive.

The school year has 177 school days; attending 90% means being present for 160 days and absent no more than 17 days. Your child is out of compliance


The State Compulsory Attendance Law requires that:

· children enrolled in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten are required to follow the state attendance law.

Children enrolled in school must attend all day, every day, for the entire period of instruction, for the entire school year.

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Book Fair

Come by the library and check out our Scholastic Book Fair! This is the perfect time to come and purchase a book for your child to give on Valentine's Day!


At Youens, KINDNESS is a big deal! On February 10 - 14, 2020 we will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week. This is a great opportunity for everyone to become involved in bringing greater awareness of the importance of kindness and a willingness to translate good intentions into action. Whether it's kindness to oneself, kindness to the Earth, or kindness to others, know that each act, no matter how small, makes a difference and contributes to making our world a better place.

Smart Parenting Tip: Give Your Love Openly - the more children feel loved by you, the more they will listen to you and learn. Unconditional love is a great teacher. Give it with your hugs, kisses and words!

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ACADEMIC CORNER: From the Language Arts Department:

Save the date!

Read across America will be held on the week of February 24-28 and to wrap it up we will celebrate Favorite Book Character Day dress-up on Friday February 28th. On this day, guest readers from the District will come to our school to share their favorite stories.

Stay tuned for details!