Mustang Message

December 18, 2017

A Principal's Perspective

I have enjoyed these last three festive weeks with you. Your laughter, smiles, joyful spirit are creating holiday memories for our students and staff! I know that you may feel like the Santa below! But it just one week we will be relaxing and enjoying the holiday season just like the marshmallow snowman below! Hang in there we are going to make it!

Be Innovative - Design the possibilities!



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To This!

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We're Going to Make It!

Morning Duties of the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): Bingaman

Gym (7:20-7:45): Miller

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): Wilson

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): Grant & Lindner

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Prukop

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Car Drop Off after all buses arrive): Fortner

Counselor Schedule: - Student Support, Small Groups, Individual Student Counseling

Librarian: GP

Week at a Glance

Monday: 12 Days of Christmas - Snowman/Winter Wonderland; PTO Grants Awarded in Morning Assembly.

Tuesday: 12 Days of Christmas - Hawaiian Christmas; Holiday Card Presentation in Morning Assembly

Wednesday: 12 Days of Christmas - Fuzzy Holiday Socks; 2nd Grade Polar Express

Thursday: 12 Days of Christmas - Movie Christmas; Discovery Day

Friday: 12 Days of Christmas - Christmas Shirt; Sing-A-Long @ 8:30; Party Day; Alternative Schedule (see Livebinder-Early Release @ 12:45); End of 2nd 9 Weeks

News & Notes

  • Friday will be an early release day, 12:45. Please check early release day schedule in Livebinder. This day will be similar to a Friday when leaving - when students are gone we can leave too. Paraprofessional staff needing to reconcile overtime due to the faculty meeting may leave at 12:00 if all duties are covered. Please work out overtime with your direct supervisor.
  • Flexible Seating Resources:

- 6 Benefits of Flexible Seating Infographic

-How are Educators Implementing Flexible Seating?

-Flexible Seating: All You Need to Know to Implement it in Your Classroom

Tell Me Something Good! Or This Month - Fun, Holiday Facts You May Not Know!

Top Christmas Gift for the Last 5 Years:

2017: Cozmo

2016: NES Classic (Nintendo)

2015: Sphero BB-8 Toy (Star Wars)

2014: Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll

2013: Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool)

Mustang Yee Haws!

Happy Birthday:

Kristy Sullivan, December 26th

Sarah Rhine, December 28th


Kohl Anderson, Charla Anderson's son, is graduating today from Texas A&M! Whoop!

SPED Brags

From a Parent:

Good Afternoon,

I was at the 4th grade musical this morning to see my son perform. All the kids did such an amazing job!

What really stood out to me though was the aid (?) that helped the elf on the left side of the stage. She looked so sweet as she helped him out and sang along. It was so nice that she did that and gave that child’s parents a chance to come and watch him perform too. I remember her from last year’s show as well.

I didn’t know her name to be able to send her a message. I just wanted someone to know that her obvious love for that child was seen and appreciated. You have an incredible staff!

Have a Merry Christmas,

Erin Pope

From a CAMP Teacher:

Grateful to Greg for willingly and enthusiastically taking on the important role of Santa during the 4th grade musical. Thank you Greg!

Reindeer on Campus

Also kudos to our reindeer who made an appearance in the 2:00 performance. Alyssa, what a great supporting role!

Dean's List

Congratulations to Patricia Hadnot for her all A's this semester. She is on the Dean's List!