Scott Elementary

Mini Pack Update 3/24/2016

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Principal's Pen

Dear Scott Families,


Eva Raney, one of our 5th grade teachers shared this article with us and I wanted to pass it along to you!

http://growingleaders.com/blog/3-mistakes-we-make-leading-kids/


Please enjoy this long weekend and the beautiful weather!

Paige and Leanne

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Attendance FAQ

How many unexcused days does the State of Texas allow me to miss?
  • The State of Texas only allows 10 unexcused absences. If you go over this, you face possible court charges and a court appearance with your child.


What is considered an unexcused absence?

  • Any full-day absence without a note from you or the doctor. You can send in an actual note, fax the note, or email the note. Phone calls only are not excused.
  • All tardies are unexcused without a medical note from a doctor. A note or email from you does NOT excuse this.
  • All early dismissals are unexcused without a medical note from a doctor. A note or email from you does NOT excuse this.
  • If your child is absent more than 3 concurrent days, you must have a doctor's note to excuse the absences.


How many days do you have to turn in the note?

  • We must have the note within 3 school days of the absence.

What happens if my child receives multiple unexcused absences?

  • When your child receives 3 unexcused absences/tardies/leave earlies, you will receive a courtesy notification from your child's teacher.
  • At 7, you will receive a phone call and/or email call from the Assistant Principal and your child will be placed on an FISD Attendance Contract.
  • At 11 unexcused absence/tardies/leave earlies, the attendance information is turned over to the State and our Truancy Officer takes over handling your attendance case.


Please send in your notes so you can avoid this difficult situation. There is a link on our Scott Website to email your note directly to our attendance clerk, Suzanne Edwards.

CALLING ALL WATCH D.O.G.S.!!


The WATCH D.O.G.S. calendar has been updated with time slots for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. For info or to get on the schedule, go to www.scottpta.com/watchdogs. Watch D.O.G.S. shirts are available for purchase in the front office. The kids love you here, and it makes our school a safe and special place to be!

SCOTT PTA UPDATES

Scott Spirit Nights

Mark your calendar for the remaining Spirit Nights for the school year. More details to come. Be sure to visit the Scott PTA website for more updates.

  • April 27: Chick-fil-A (4-9pm)


GET GROWing

Learn more about fresh produce options and GROW here.


Wanted: Box Tops and Labels for Education

We're far from the end of the month, don't forget to bring in those Box Tops and Labels. Learn more and see which products qualify: Scott Box Tops and Labels


We Need You!
Looking for ways to get more involved? There's a slot for everyone and every busy schedule. Scott PTA Volunteers


Scott Spirit Store

Stay warm with a Scott sweatshirt - new for 2016! Zip up sweatshirts are available in both youth and adult sizes. Get them while they last here!


Link your Kroger and Target Card to Scott

Yes...it's free and it supports our school and students. Find out how to do this.


Stay Connected to Scott

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Order Birthday Spirit Sticks for $1.00

Birthday cakes come and go, but spirit sticks last a lifetime. Give your Scott kid a gift they can sport on their backpack. Purchase for $1.00, and we'll deliver to their class. Summer birthdays are eligible, also! http://bit.ly/1gzoKLv
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Updates and Reminders

Morning Drop-off:

  • Please DO NOT drop off your children in the middle of Millbend Drive. The only drop-off allowed in the mornings is around the back of the school in the FIRST carpool lane. We have had numerous parents allowing their children to hop out of the car on Millbend and run across the street. This is extremely dangerous and cannot happen; your children's safety is our #1 concern.
  • The speed limit for carpool lanes is 10 miles per hour.


Parking on Campus: Please do not park in the fire lanes at any time including lunch or Celebrate Scott.


Texting/Calls: It is against the law to use a phone in an active school zone. Please refrain from texting in/around the school.


Bikes on Campus: Students must walk their bikes/scooters on school grounds. We have had some near misses with student safety because of bike riders nearly running into other students or failing to stop at the crosswalk. Again, your child's safety is always our #1 concern.

Reminders

Elementary students may only bring items for distribution to classmates on the three party days: Winter Party, Valentine’s Day and end of year celebration.


In addition, students issuing invitations to individual birthday parties or other celebrations may only do so at school if all students in the homeroom class are invited. These birthday invitations must be passed out at the end of the day with permission from the teacher.