Willie Brown Elementary News

May 11, 2018

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Principal's Star Award Recipients

Some really cool kids were celebrated at this week's WBE PTA meeting! These kiddos were recognized by their teachers for their character and hard work. Receiving the Principal's Star Award were: Sophia Kidd, Declan Lanning, Aliza Shah, Emery Dillard, Lena Kangnavong, Emmanuel Mbi, and Sadie Barberee.

PTA Appreciation!

HUGE SHOUT OUT to the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G WBE PTA for supporting our students, teachers, and instructional programs! Funds raised through PTA this school year (from APEX fundraiser, spirit nights, Box Tops, holiday store, festival, etc.) will be purchasing a WHOLE BUNCH of awesome things that will directly benefit our students: COMPUTERS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES, LIBRARY BOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES, POSTER MAKER AND LAMINATION SUPPLIES, BULLETIN BOARDS AND SUPPLIES FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF COMMON AREAS. We are so very blessed! THANK YOU!

STAAR Testing 5/14 & 5/15

Our awesome 3rd and 4th grade students will be tackling the Reading and Math STAAR test on Monday, 5/14 and Tuesday, 5/15. WBE campus will be closed to visitors (including lunch) on these days. Thank you for your understanding and cheer on our students!
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Proof of Residency for 2018/19

MISD requires that all students present a proof of residency (POR) document to the school each year. Willie Brown students are required to provide a current POR before receiving their class assignment in August.

WHAT is a POR document? A GAS, WATER, or ELECTRICITY bill for the address of residency with a SERVICE DATE of MAY 2018 or later.

WHEN can a POR be given to the campus? WBE will accept POR's NOW through August. Please ensure that the service date is May or later and write the name of your student(s) and 18/19 grade level(s) on the document. If your child will be attending a school other than WBE next year, you will need to take the POR to that campus.

School Supply Sale

WBE PTA is once again offering the service of ordering school supplies in bulk through EPI. This is an easy, no-hassle way to purchase the exact supplies your child needs.


Order your student's school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year today! Deadline to order is June 22! Each pack is customized to the teachers of Willie Brown Elementary, and will be available for pick up at Meet the Teacher Night.


1. www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

2. Enter the school ID, BRO162 (3 Letters/3 Numbers)

3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.


**Remember to choose your student's grade for NEXT school year!**

For questions, please contact Hanan Rahhal at 817-995-1752 or Hanrahh@ymail.com

Sales tax will be added at checkout.

*Last day to cancel an order is 6/22!

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Altered Lunch Schedule 5/22

On Tuesday, May 22nd, WBE will be hosting awards ceremonies for Kinder-3rd grade levels (4th grade on Wednesday 5/23). Due to the cafeteria being used for these awards ceremonies throughout the day, our students will be eating lunch picnic style either in their classrooms or outside. The cafeteria will be serving a sack lunch for students purchasing a school lunch. The schedule for awards and adjusted lunch times are below.


Kinder Awards 8:15; PreK/Kinder Lunch 12:45

1st grade Awards 9:30; 1st grade Lunch 12:15

2nd grade Awards 10:45 ; 2nd grade Lunch 11:45

3rd grade Awards 12:00; 3rd grade lunch 11:00

4th awards on 5/23 @8:30; 4th lunch 11:15


*WBE cafeteria sack lunch will be a “build your own” pizza w/carrots and fruit and drink of milk or water*


A note went home this week asking for parents to return indicating whether or not the student will be purchasing a lunch from the cafe on Tuesday, May 22. Please return to your child's teacher.

May 22 lunch order form

Clinic Needs

If you are cleaning out closets and have clothing to donate, our WBE Clinic is in need of boys and girls shorts and pants sizes 7 and up. We are good on shirts at this time. Thank you!

Eagles Read! Summer Reading Program

WBE will celebrate reading with our annual Summer Reading Program. This is a great opportunity to encourage your student to continue their growth in and love for reading. The Reading Program is available to all WBE student entering Kindergarten through 4th grade next school year (2018-19). Check it out! Eagles Read! Summer Reading Program
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Reading A-Z Summer Access

It is SO IMPORTANT for your kiddos to READ over the summer months. The City of Mansfield public library offers a great summer reading program AND is a source of hundreds of books! Another great resource that will remain available to all of our students over the summer is RAZ Plus. Your student's current login and password remains the same for summer access. Please communicate with your child's teacher if you need their login information. A-Z Mobile App

Important Dates

Only 8 days left in the school year!


5/14 - 3rd and 4th grade STAAR Math (closed campus)

5/15 - 3rd and 4th grade STAAR Reading (closed campus)

5/16 - All Pro Dads meeting

5/22 - Kinder-3rd grade Awards

5/23 - 4th Awards and Last Day of School

MISD Student Dress Code Revisions

This spring, MISD formed a committee of teachers, administrators, and students to revise the student dress code. The attached dress code has been revised and will be included in the 2018-2019 Student Handbook. I'm hoping this is helpful information for parents to have when back to school shopping! MISD Student Dress Code 2018-19
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