Kindergarten News You Can Use

March 24, 2016

Events to Remember

Mar. 23:

Report cards posted

Mar. 25:

No school

Bad weather make-up day

Mar. 29-Apr. 1

STAAR testing

Volunteers and visitors will not be allowed in the building on testing days.

If you are planning on eating lunch with your child on one of these days, you will need to reschedule the lunch date for another day.

Math Telescoping Exams

Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2016-2017 school year are available in the spring and summer for GCISD students who are completing grades K through 7.

The Math Telescoping Information Packet will be available the first week in March on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory by selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7. From the Assessment Department page select either the ENGLISH or SPANISH version for Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the new TWO STEP Online Registration Process. There will be links to print the Information Packet, begin the TWO STEP Online Registration Process to register for the spring exams, view the TEKS on the TEA website, and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UT-Austin.

The exam dates and registration deadlines for each exam date are listed below:

Spring Exam Date

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Colleyville Elementary

Online Registration Deadline,


The online registration form will become unavailable at 12:01 a.m., April 13, 2016.

Exam Fee Payment Deadline

April 14, 2016 by noon

Summer Exam Date

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Colleyville Elementary

Online Registration Deadline


Online registration for the Summer Exam Date will open the week of May 9th. The online registration form will become unavailable at 12:01 a.m., June 21, 2016.

Exam Fee Payment Deadline

June 22, 2016 by noon

Social Studies

The White House, the American flag, George Washington and the bald eagle are all examples of American Symbols. Talk with your child about these symbols and others and how they represent the U.S.
Some Texas symbols include the longhorn, Stephen F. Austin, Jose Navarro, blue bonnets, pecans and the pecan tree, the Lone Star state and flag, mockingbirds, armadillos and chili. Can you and your child think of any more? As you drive about our beautiful state, please don't forget to point out all the beautiful blue bonnets that should be blooming in the next few weeks. All this wondeful rain should help with this years crop.


Your child is expected to know math facts to 10 by the end of the school year. They are also expected to be able to count on to 100 from any given number and to determine one more or one less than any number to 20. These skills are important concepts to have in place to help build a strong number sense foundation. Opportunities to practice math present themselves in everyday activities. Create story problems for your child to solve or have your child create math story problems for you to solve!

Bransford Kindergarten Teachers

Mrs. Hendry

Mrs. Romo

Mrs. Ryan