IES News and Events
Notes from the Principal
Nov 1-2 Red Ribbon/Bully Free Week
Nov 1 Fall Festival/Wampus Cat Night Out 5:30-7:00 SEC parking lot
Nov 8 Dress as your favorite career
Nov 9 Career Day/Noon Release (end of the 2nd 6 weeks)
Nov 12 Veteran's Assembly
Nov 13-14 5th grade math/reading Benchmarks
Nov 15 Report Cards Home/Picture Re-takes
Nov 16 3rd-5th grade boys to Baylor University
Nov 19-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26-27 3rd grade benchmarks math and reading
Nov 28 5th grade science benchmark
Drug/Bully Free Week October 29-Nov 2
Monday- Follow your Dreams- wear pajamas
Tuesday- Stay in the Game, Be Drug/Bully Free! Wear your favorite team shirt/jersey/workout gear
Wednesday-Say Boo to Drugs: Wear costumes
Thursday- Sock it to Drugs- Wear silly socks
Friday- Anything is Pawsible! Wear your favorite Wampus Cat gear
Dress as Favorite Career
Nov 8 dress as favorite career to pump up for career day on the 9th.
No School/Early Release
Early Release (Noon)
Fall Festival Nov 1
Join us Nov 1 for our annual Fall Festival in the SEC parking lot. We will have games, concessions and a costume contest. This will be in conjunction with our Wampus Cat Night Out. Hot dogs, drinks and chips will also be available.The only cost is our grade level basket silent auction.
Fall Festival Nov 1
Student Handbook Reminders
*All shoes must have backs
*Shorts/Skirts/Dresses no shorter than 5" above the knee (NO FRAYED CLOTHING)
*Sleeves must be three to four inches wide
*Tights and leggings must be worn with a long shirt that covers the behind
See pg. 48 of the student handbook for additional information
This month we are spotlighting our kinder staff. In kinder this school year our teachers are Michelle Cole and Angel Parsons. Working with them are Gabby Rivera-Mayberry and Sara Saad. Mrs. Parson's wants our community to know :I love teaching Kindergarten because they are so curious and are eager to learn. I love seeing their eyes light up when they realize they are learning to read. Plus all the hugs and “I love you” everyday is very rewarding!" Mrs. Gabby stated "I enjoy lending a helping hand to the kindergarten team and am thankful to be able to observe and assist the amazing kindergarten teachers on a daily basis as I finish up school myself. My favorite thing about working with kindergarten is of course the students. Their little personalities are adorable. It is such a joy to see them grow, learn and expand their knowledge." Mrs. Cole notes "Getting to teach Kindergarten is truly rewarding. In Kindergarten we begin to read, spell simple words, add, subtract and many other skills they will build on in the grades to come. So to get to see the aha Moment when they catch on is beyond rewarding!! The sweet notes and kid illustrated pictures are pretty awesome too!! I count my blessings everyday for being allowed to teach kindergarten."
50 Easy Science Experiments for Kids Using Household Stuff can be found at marypoppins.com.
Parents, go step by step through the materials and the procedures. Have your child predict what will happen before you do the experiment. They can draw or write out their results & conclusion.
Please take note that there are a few changes this year to our attendance policy and how/why students would need to make up attendance hours. Every student must attend 93% of the days class is in session to receive credit. Once a student misses more than 93% they must complete attendance makeup to receive credit. Attendance make up is $5 per hour and completed during Night School (Tuesday/Thursday)(3:35-7:30pm) or Saturday school (8-3:30pm).
** Changes ** A student will be required to make up hours even with a doctor's note if they do not attend school on the day of the note. For an absence to count as a medical excuse and not count in the 93% rule, your student MUST attend school during the day either before or after their appointment. If they do not attend school it will count against their 93% rule and be subject to attendance makeup, even with a doctors excuse.
Please do not hesitate to call the school office (254-687-2922 ext 120) with any questions regarding this change.
NOTE: AFTERNOON ATTENDANCE DOES COUNT TOWARD MAKE UP HOURS