Principal's Bulletin

Week 11: October 31-November 4, 2022

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Jerry D. Allen Elementary School

Message from Mrs. Zagala

Dear Allen Families,

It certainly was an exciting week at Allen Elementary! Students and staff vowed to live a healthy drug free life through Red Ribbon Week. I would like to thank our school counselors Ms. Petree and Ms. Montoya for their hard work making Red Ribbon Week extra special.

Students were also treated to a special program by author Vuthy "Woody" Kuon who shared with students his life story and what led him to becoming an author and illustrator. Thank you to our librarian, Ms. Parisher, for organizing this special program for our students.

As we head into November, please remember that your child's attendance remains a priority. Please make sure that your child comes to school every day, on time and ready to learn. If you have any questions about your child's attendance, please contact our Attendance Secretary, Ms. O'Connor or our Associate Principal, Ms. Ramirez. If your child is ill or not feeling well and you have any questions about whether he or she can attend school, please contact our school nurse.

We thank you for your continued support in your child's education!


Mrs. Zagala


Red Ribbon Week

Author Visit

Learning Fun in Ms. Torres' 5th Grade Class

Costume Parade 10.31.22

We are excited to have our annual Costume Parade on Monday, October 31st at 2:00 PM. All students (PK-5th grade) are invited to wear their costumes to school and participate in this special event. All costumes must be appropriate for elementary aged students. Costumes with any firearms, knives, or any other weapons will NOT be permitted. Costumes that depict any inappropriate imagery such as violence will also not be permitted. Any students that bring any costumes that are not appropriate for school will be asked to change and will not be allowed to participate in the parade.

Parents and guests are invited to join us for the parade. All adult guests are required to check in to the front office with a valid driver’s license or state issued ID to receive a visitors pass. Gates to the parade will open at 1:15 PM and the parade will begin promptly at 2:00 PM and all guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:40 PM to allow time for you to check in and receive your visitor's pass. No adult guests will be allowed to join us for the parade without receiving their visitors pass and guests that do not RSVP will have to wait in line to have their IDs processed to receive their visitors pass.

*Guests that RSVPd for the event can "skip the line" and go directly to the gate by the bus loop and black top. You will still be required to present your ID to the staff member at the gate to verify you are the individual on the RSVP list.*

**The parade will be on our blacktop and spectators are welcome to bring lawn chairs for the event.

Book Character Pumpkin Patch

Thank you to all of our students for participating in the Book Character Pumpkin Patch. Our students and families did an outstanding job with the book character pumpkins. All students that created a pumpkin will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Allen Elementary Celebrates Day of the Dead

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SAVE THE DATE: Parent's Place 11.4.22

All parents are invited to join us for Parent's Place on Friday, November 4th at 8:30 AM. This month during our Parent's Place parents will come together to create beautiful holiday wreaths (please see picture). In order for our PTA to plan ahead and make sure we have enough supplies for those in attendance, please RSVP to our PTA Secretary, Ms. Jackie Flores, at 210-459-2762 by Tuesday, November 1st.

Thank you to our PTA for sponsoring our Parent's Place events.

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The day is here! You can now register for our Allen Elementary Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $6,000 for

field trips. Registering is easy and free!

️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM

Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can

help support our school.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

Reading and Math Family Monthly

Each month we will be sharing Reading and Math challenges for our families to participate in. Please see the link below to see our first installment of our Reading and Math Family Monthly

NISD Learner Profile: November Focus "Communicator"

This month we will focus on the characteristics of a "communicator."

A collaborator is defined as sharing thoughts, ideas and questions while listening to others.

An effective collaborator:

-Clearly and concisely expresses thoughts, feelings, and ideas

-Communicates through oral, written, and nonverbal avenues effectively

-Listens to the ideas of others with the intent to understand

As we will be working with students on being communicators, we also invite you to extend the learning at home. Each week during November, I will link a child friendly video that is connected to being a communicator. I hope that you and your family are able to view these videos together and learn more about being a communicator.

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Community Events

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Buy Your Allen Spirit Shirts!

Allen Spirit Shirts can be purchased from the front office for $12 (cash only). All students are invited to wear their spirit shirts every Friday for our weekly spirit days.
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Box Tops for Education: Help Us Earn Money for our School!

Join us in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Use this referral code B1KG0OSL when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2023, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

At the end of the school year, the grade level that has earned the most Box Tops will win an Ice Cream Party!

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STAY CONNECTED: Four Easy Ways to Stay Informed

Receive important messages and reminders from Allen ES by push message on your phone. Simply download the NISD Mobile App and select which schools you would like to receive notifications from. Follow us on Twitter @NISDAllenES, join our school on Class Dojo and ensure that your email address is up to date in the office.
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