Brave Bulls Bulletin

February 5, 2022

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Students will be released at 12:15 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

1:30-6:00 p.m. Please confirm time with your child's teacher. Parent have the option for a face to face conference or a virtual conference via Zoom.

Valentines Day

This year we will be allowed to celebrate Valentines Day. We ask that any treats or snacks provided be individually wrapped. We recommend store bought items instead of homemade items. Let's all do our part to keep everyone safe and enjoy this celebration. Please communicate with your child's teacher should you have any further questions.

Intersession March 8-11

Intersession will take place on March 8-11 from 8:15-12:15. We recommend any student is struggling or not on level attend intersession. Teachers will send out permission slips. Please make it a point to discuss Intersession during Parent Teacher Conferences.


There will also be a DoDEA STEM Crime Camp for grades 3rd-5th. This camp is limited to 60 students. The camp will take place March 8-11 from 12:45-3:45. Please call the office to sign up for the camp.

Nurse News

Children learn best when they are alert, fit, happy, and well!


Daily attendance is required in the state of Texas. It is also vital to a student's success. Student absence for any reason other than illness is strongly discouraged.

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office at 915-230-5450. Any absences for an illness longer than three days, does require a doctor’s note.


Please keep all sick children home, especially if they are exhibiting symptoms of sore throat, stomachache, and/or fever greater than 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are unsure, keep them home and call your primary care provider. Students should report to the nurse upon returning to school if they have been out for several days due to illness with fever.

Changes to COVID-19 Isolation Protocols as of 1/25/22



  • Call school to notify if your child has tested positive

  • Email results to Nurse Angie Gutierrez, RN BSN at algutier@episd.org

  • Contact teacher for make-up assignments and access to zoom link while in isolation

  • Child must complete 5 full days of isolation with day 1 being the day after onset of symptoms or testing day (whichever is first).

  • On the 6th day, the child may return to school if they meet the following

  • Symptom Free

  • Fever free for at least 24 hrs. without having taken any fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen), or a cold medication that has either of these ingredients).

  • Will adhere to mask wearing while on campus for days 6-10, NO EXCEPTION

  • Child will also be distanced, by at least 6 feet from peers while mask is off, during breakfast and lunch for days 6-10.


  • If your student cannot adhere to the required mask wearing, they must complete 10 days of isolation at home, but you will be required to notify attendance or school nurse of your decision by day 6.


Health Matters!

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Tom Lea Library

Recipe for Reading


Making reading a family priority is an essential way to help your child become a successful reader. Putting reading on the dinner table is easier than you may think and is a great way for families to connect and have fun at the same time.


How to make room for making reading a dinner time habit.


1. Have your children read recipes aloud while you are cooking dinner. They can read from the list of ingredients to the cooking direction, this kind of reading will help build vocabulary, fluency and maybe a dessert or appetizer.

2. Who is at our dinner table? While the family is eating together, discuss a favorite character from a book and why they would love for them to be eating at your table. Include the character traits and what they would love to eat or talk about.

3. Guess who I am? Choose one of your child’s favorite book characters, then describe his or her personality traits, problems, and physical descriptions until they correctly guess the identity of the character.

4. Table name place settings. Have your child make place settings with the different characters from the book they are reading for each person in the family. They can discuss the different traits each of the characters and their favorite setting.

5. Karaoke. An after-dinner treat activity would a family fun of reading the lyrics of their favorite songs. Seeing the words and singing them at the same time is a fun way to learn and develop vocabulary. “We don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no!”


Make reading fun in different ways as a family.


Cheers,


Lisa K. Gailey, Librarian

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PBIS

PBIS Rewards are available to students every Friday! All activities require 4 bull bucks. Student have an opportunity to earn Bulls Bucks daily by display our PBIS core values.

1st Friday - February 4

  • Gaga Ball 2-5
  • Lunch Bunch Prek-1

2nd Friday - February 11

  • Special PE activities – K-5

3rd Friday - February 18

  • Lunch with a friend 2-5
  • Lunch bunch for Prek-1

4th Friday - February 25

  • 2:40 PBIS activity - Bubbles with Buddies - Prek -5th Grade
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Click on the link below to register for "Time Management for Elementary School Students"

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Bow wow wow, woof, ruff ruff

Translation: No dogs allowed.

For the safety of our students and your pets, please do not bring your pets on school property. This is especially a problem after school during student pick up. We thank you for your cooperation.