September 15, 2023
Dear Wellington Families,
It has been another great week at WES! Our Wildcats enjoyed participating in Kindness Week activities! Please check out our Wellington Facebook page for pictures!
Thank you to those who were able to join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year where we kicked off our Watchdogs Program with pizza and reviewed the Counseling Curriculum.
Sept. 21& 22 - Fifth Grade goes to LISDOLA
Sept. 28th – FM Athletes for Literacy
October 5th - Jungle Jog Kick off
October 6th – Early Release for students at 11:45
October 9th – Indigenous People’s Day/HOLIDAY
October 10th – Third Grade goes to Elm Fork
October 24th – FMFD Program in am
October 16-20 – Book Fair
October 18- Donuts with Grownups 7:15, Last name A-L
October 19- Donuts with Grownups 7:15, Last name M-Z
October 23-27 – Red Ribbon Week
I appreciate your continued support and partnership!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Your Proud Principal,
Guardians on Elementary Campuses
Starting Sept. 14, you will begin to see new friendly faces on elementary campuses, dressed in brightly colored uniforms that are sure to catch your attention. Introducing… LISD’s new Campus Guardians!
As the district fills all 50 open positions and they each complete their required district and state training, you will see a Guardian on every elementary campus on a daily basis.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Rapp’s monthly newsletters, you know that Lewisville ISD has recently implemented the LISD Guardian program in response to a requirement by the state that all schools in Texas must have at least one armed security personnel on campus.
For more details regarding this program and background information, visit LISD.net/safety.
Family/Student Order Form
Please see the link below if you are interested in purchasing a Kindness shirts. Every campus will be wearing Kindness shirts every Monday for the school year!
Bond Election and a Voter Approval Tax Rate Ratification Election (VATRE)
This fall, the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to include a Bond Election and a Voter Approval Tax Rate Ratification Election (VATRE) on the November 7 ballot. Registered voters residing within Lewisville ISD boundaries will be asked to consider a total of seven propositions that would generate additional funding to support educational programs and conduct maintenance, repairs and renovations across the district. If voters approve all six bond propositions, totaling $1.23B, and the VATRE, the total tax rate will be 10.6 cents lower than last year’s tax rate.
Make sure you are registered to vote by October 10th. Lewisville ISD residents will vote on the propositions during Early Voting, beginning October 23rd through November 3rd, and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th.
Visit LISDbond.com for more information.
Wellington's Check Writing Campaign
We are so excited to announce that Wellington Elementary’s second annual Check Writing Campaign is off to a great start! As of September 5th, we have raised $3,9700!!! WOO HOOO! Wristbands were given to the students and families that have participated so far! All of our Wildcats enjoyed popsicles today since we have passed the 2,500.00 mark! We are only $1,000 away from our next celebration of having a movie and popcorn party for every classroom!
We could not do all that we do without your generous support, and we greatly value your partnership in your child’s education. Thank you!
Link for Check Drive Fundraiser: https://lewisville.revtrak.net/elementary-schools/es-m-z/wellington-elementary/wes-check-drive/#/list
2023-2024 STAAR Paper by Request:
House Bill 1225 provides a new optional process for school districts to provide a paper administration of a STAAR assessment to any student whose parent, guardian, or teacher requests a paper version. A request for a paper administration of the spring STAAR 3-8 or STAAR EOC must be submitted by December 1, 2023, and will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. The number of students who are provided a Paper by Request administration of STAAR may not exceed 3% of the number of eligible students testing.
If you would like to request a paper spring STAAR 3-8 or spring STAAR EOC for your student for the spring STAAR administration(s), please complete this form by 4 PM on December 1, 2023. Requests will be processed in the order in which they were received. Applicants will be notified of status by 4 PM on December 14, 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the LISD Assessment department at 972-350-4757.
Curriculum: The month of October will be focused on our Red Ribbon Campaign about making healthy choices.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Kristin King – 972.350.4835 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jami Boslow – 972.350.4855 or email@example.com