Together We Shine With Excellence
**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
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!!!
Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza & Information Kick-Off
Tuesday, Sep. 24th, 6:30pm
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).
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.
Gifted & Talented Information
The identification & selection of students is determined through a comprehensive three-step process conducted by a committee which uses multiple and specific evaluation criteria.
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.
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.
Parents will be notified by letter of the testing results.
“Should I Refer?” district slideshow is attached below.
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.
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
Ways to Use Rewards to Give Back
•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
•Shop at smile.amazon.com
•Just select Summerwood Elementary PTO for your charity
•Visit website and choose Summerwood Elementary PTO as your organization
•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
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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!