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**Week of September 23**

Mark Your Calendars For This Week's Events!

9/23 - NO SCHOOL for elementary students: Staff Professional Development

9/24 - WATCH D.O.G. Kick-Off @ 6:30pm in SWE Cafeteria

9/25 - 2nd Grade Parent Informational Night @ 5:30pm

9/26 - 5th Grade Parent Informational Night @ 5:00pm

Plan Ahead With These Upcoming Dates!

9/26 - 10/3 - Book Fair Week

10/1 - Kinder Parent Informational Night @ 5:00pm

10/3 - 4th Grade Parent Informational Night @ 5:30pm


10/7 - 10/11 - NO SCHOOL: Fall Break

Grade Level Parent Informational Nights

To give parents a little more information regarding all things specific to each grade, grade level meetings have been scheduled. These will begin promptly at the designated start time and last about an hour varying depending on grade level . For those unable to attend, information will be shared electronically by the grade level. Grade levels will also send additional information.


September 25: 2nd Grade @5:30pm

September 26: 5th Grade @5:00pm

October 1: Kindergarten @ 5:00pm

October 3: 4th Grade @5:30pm

Calling All Dads of Great Students!!!

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Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza & Information Kick-Off

Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 6:30pm

SWE Cafeteria

Calling all dads & father figures! Your attendance is requested!!


Attendees will get information regarding the Watch DOGS program and be able to sign up for a day to make a positive impact at their child's school.

Attendance at this event is for the father/father-figure and the school-age SWE child(ren).


Please RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zgc2KfvmsfCqcg7YHrZWil-t2QuQdxu5XzXA0fH7D1c/viewform?edit_requested=true

Credit By Exam

For students interested in skipping a grade next year, testing will be available during the week October 10-14th on campus. To skip a grade, elementary students must take 4 tests – Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for the grade they wish to skip. A score of 80% is required on ALL tests for the student to be eligible to skip the grade. For more information about October testing please contact your school counselor, Shannon Kinniebrew, by October 1st, so that requests may be processed in a timely fashion.


Shannon Kinniebrew

Summerwood Elementary

281-641-3007

Shannon.kinniebrew@humbleisd.net

Gifted & Talented Information

Gifted/Talented Referrals


The identification & selection of students is determined through a comprehensive three-step process conducted by a committee which uses multiple and specific evaluation criteria.


REFERRAL

Parents and teachers have the opportunity to refer new & returning students Referrals should be completed in the online portal, https://www.humbleisd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=115204, on the Advanced Academics website. The portal will be open during the referral window


  • Grades 1 - 12: August 26 - September 27

  • Kindergarten: August 26 - December 20



Also note: All kindergarten students will be screened toward the middle of the year.


TESTING

Students who are referred for the Humble ISD Gifted & Talented Program are assessed with a variety of quantitative and qualitative instruments. Once the testing is complete, a committee meets to look at a variety of factors to determine identification in the gifted & talented program.


NOTIFICATION

Parents will be notified by letter of the testing results.


Please contact our ELT (Extended Learning Teacher), Robin Dukes, at robin.dukes@humbleisd.net if you have any questions or visit her website at https://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/1593



“Should I Refer?” district slideshow is attached below.

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VOLUNTEERING IN HUMBLE ISD

Humble ISD continually enhances proactive safety measures to keep children safe.

Anyone interested in volunteering in Humble ISD will be required to complete an application and undergo a criminal background check.

Go to humbleisd.net/volunteer to begin the application process.

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Absent Line

Please call 281-641-3019 if your child will be absent. Please leave your child's name, grade and reason for absence in the message.



Students have 2 days after his/her return to school to bring in an absence note. Absence notes should be contain the following:

  • student's name
  • date of absence
  • reason for absence
  • parent signature

**PTO NEWS**

Ways to Use Rewards to Give Back

COKE REWARDS

•Any Coca-Cola beverage that has a product code under its cap or printed on it’s paper packaging

•Scan online and choose Summerwood Elementary or send them to school and coordinator will scan


AMAZON SMILE

•Shop at smile.amazon.com

•Just select Summerwood Elementary PTO for your charity


KROGER COMMUNITY

http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com/


•Visit website and choose Summerwood Elementary PTO as your organization



BOX TOPS

•Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online

•Watch video below for more information

https://youtu.be/Hh94b2BvFK4

•Download Box Tops for Education App
•Continue to send old clipped box tops into school in an envelope or ziploc bag

•Just scan a picture of your receipts into app. It’s that easy!

•If you shop online (Instacart, Target, Walmart, Sams, Shipt) you can email your receipt to receipts@boxtops4education.com (must have a box top account first)


•We have a school-wide goal to collect/scan 2,000 box tops or $200 by October 25th. Scan and send to school and if we surpass our goal our fearless leaders will go CRAZY! Mrs L and Mrs B will come to school with crazy hair and crazy clothes!