Fuentes Elementary

A Fine Arts Focus Campus - February 2023

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Stay warm, Fuentes Families, and please enjoy our February newsletter!

Shea Howard, principal

Emily Marshall, assistant principal

Mark Your Calendar!

January 31 - School canceled due to bad weather

February 1 - School canceled due to bad weather

February 2 - 4th grade program, 6:30pm in the gym

February 3 - Deadline to turn in Bluebonnet report to Mrs. Underwood in the Library

February 6-10 - National School Counselor's Week

February 8 - 100th Day of School - Dress like you're 100 years old!

February 11 - Race for the Stars Fundraiser for 4th Grade Camp Champions

February 13 - 5th grade parent night at Chapa, 5:30-7:30pm

February 15 - All 5th graders visit their middle school campus during the school day

February 15 - 5th grade parent night at Barton, 6:00-7:30pm

February 16 - Progress Reports Emailed to Families

February 16 - 5th grade parent night at Simon, 6:00pm

February 17 - Student Holiday **tentative, unless it's needed as a bad weather make-up

February 20 - Staff/Student Holiday

February 24 - Wear Red for Heart Health

Bluebonnet Book Reports

The deadline for 3rd, 4th, 5th graders to turn in their 5 Bluebonnet Reports to Mrs. Underwood in the Library is Friday, February 3rd!

All 3rd-5th grade students have read their first Bluebonnet Book at school, but the other 4 can be read independently.

Students who participate will be invited to The Bluebonnet Party on Friday, March 3rd to enjoy blue snacks, complete bluebonnet crafts, and most importantly vote on the Bluebonnet winner for Fuentes Elementary!

*Don't forget: the Bluebonnet Reports and eBooks can be accessed through the Library Destiny page!*

Race for the Stars

Race for the Stars 5K/1K is on Saturday February 11, 2023 in Kyle, TX at Fuentes Elementary School. Events include: 5K Run/Walk, 5K Dog, 5K Stroller, 1K, Sleepwalker

We are so GRATEFUL to our generous sponsors. This gets us closer to our goal of providing SCHOLARSHIPS for Fuentes 4th grade students to attend Camp Champions in MARCH. We still need your help! Would YOU like to sponsor up to $100 or more? FUENTES5K.com

Valentines For Sale!

Star Council is selling Valentines February 2nd-8th during grade level lunches in the FES Café. Students can make purchases for friends and teachers - $1.00 each or 2 for $1.50.

2022-2023 Yearbooks For Sale

YEARBOOKS ARE NOW FOR SALE! Buy yours today! Yearbooks are $25 and parent messages are only $5! Use the QR code below. Email Laura.Cobb@hayscisd.net if you have questions.

Looking for Lanyard Donations!

If you have extra "break-away" lanyards for ID badges that you would like to donate, we will take them! Please feel free to drop them in the front office! We're trying to not have to charge students for lanyards because they tend to break, but at the replacement rate, we might have to charge!

Student ID Badges

Almost all students now have a student ID. Badges are to be worn at all times.

Bus riders have 2 - one stays on the backpack and one stays on the child at school. Badges should not leave school, but please make sure your child returns with the badge if s/he accidentally takes it home.

If a child needs to replace the badge, the cost is $5.

Lunch Drop-Offs

Families, I need to clarify the district policy about dropping off lunches. Please read the exact policy below. If you are dropping off an outside lunch, meaning a fast food meal, you must bring it during your child's lunch time and hand it directly to your child.

Hays CISD Campuses Closed to Meal Delivery Services

As part of enhanced safety at campuses, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, all Hays CISD campuses will no longer accept deliveries from meal delivery services or restaurants for student lunches. And, campuses will no longer have drop-off tables for meals. Parents may still bring outside food for their children if they plan to deliver the meals directly to their children during the child’s designated lunch period. All guests are required to follow existing safety protocols and check in with an ID at the front office.


TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.

Please open the following attachments to learn more about TELPAS.

English https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Final_English_TELPAS%20FAQ.PDF

Spanish https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Final_Spanish_TELPAS%20FAQ.PDF

Reminder Text Messages

Never worry about missing an email. You can get text messages for updates and reminders now from Fuentes by joining our Remind text group.

Simply text the message - @fuentesfam - to 81010. You will then receive text messages from us - so much easier and faster to receive than emails.

Fuentes Flair

Check out our school store and stock up on your Fuentes Flair! Last year's staff shirts are included ... they're super cute!

Federal and School Report Cards

Susie T. Fuentes Elementary is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Letter of Explanation

Federal Report Card

Campus Report Card

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