Chavez Eagle Express
Week of Sept. 29, 2014
LIFE PRINCIPLE OF THE WEEK--OPTIMISM
Definition: To anticipate the possible outcome; a positive attitude.
Mr. Gerald Muhammad---Assistant Principal Spotlight
It was during my early childhood that my mother instilled into me to acquire knowledge to benefit me, requiring that I read a book a week. At a young age, I developed a great respect for educators and the educational system, which is what initially drew my interest to the field. My educational career has allowed me to serve students in many capacities, e.g., teacher, special education coordinator, testing coordinator, principal and assistant principal. I have also been able to participate on various educational committees and have had the honor of making educational presentations to community organizations.
My wife and I keep busy with the activities of two young children. We are also active in Boy Scouts and Habitat for Humanity. My hobbies are reading and enjoying the great outdoors.
My greatest gift is my life, and the greatest thing I can do with my life is give it to help others.
I am excited about being here at Chavez Elementary.
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Ends Monday, September 29
Students of the Week
1st Grade--Mrs. Trimble
2nd Grade--Mrs. Weir
3rd Grade--Ms. Hardin
4th Grade--Mrs. Turner
Sydney Ocean Day
5th Grade--Ms. Sewald
5th Grade Science Camp--October 14,15, & 16
All students attending camp must fill out a Waiver Form to participate.
Parents attending as chaperones must also fill out a waiver form and have a cleared backround check on file in the front office.
The cost for parents is the same for students. $170
Please make checks out to Chavez Elementary. We will also accept cash.
We have limited half scholarships available. Parents have pitched in to help students go to camp. Please email Mr. Lowman if this will make a difference for your child.
You may access further information at the link below.
Attendance and Tardies
* Please use the crosswalk to walk across traffic lanes. Drivers know to watch for crossing traffic at the crosswalks.
* Do not leave cars unattended in any traffic lane. If you must please park in the parking lot.
* Only drop off and pick up students on the inside lane. It is dangerous for students to cross traffic lanes from the outside lane.
* Please do not exceed 5 miles per hour in the traffic lanes. Some of our students are so small that you cannot see them in front of or behind your car.
* Be calm and anticipate traffic delays when you are in a hurry. The safety of all our students depends on all of us doing our part.
Once again, thank you so much for your patience and making safety a priority.
Sept 29--All Cookie Dough Money due
Sept 29--Reflections Begins
Oct 9-- Bounce House Rewards--Gym & Game Truck (during specials)
Oct 10--½ day Early Release
Oct 10--PTA Movie Night
Oct 11--Clothe A Child--KHOLS-Frisco
Oct 13--Staff Development
Oct 15, 16, 17 CAMP JOLT--5TH GRADE SCIENCE CAMP
Oct 20-24 Parent Conferences
Oct 20-24 Bookfair
Oct 21--Donuts for Dads
Oct 22 Cookie Dough Delivery
Oct 24 Awards Assembly--1st Nine Weeks
Oct 27--Oct 31 Red Ribbon Week
Oct 31---Fairy Tale Parade
Nov 7--FISH FRY
Nov 11--2nd Grade Music Performance--6:00pm
Nov 11--Reflections Awards and Presentations--6:20pm
Nov 14--Veteran's Day Assembly
Dec 12--4th Grade Field Trip to State Capitol--Austin