Principal's Bulletin

Week 12: November 7-11, 2022

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Jerry D. Allen Elementary School

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Message from Mrs. Zagala

Dear Allen Families,

What an incredible week we had celebrating Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and our Pillars of Respect. I would like to thank all of our parents that joined us of our costume parade. It was such a joy to see so many of our students participate in one of our longest running traditions. This week we also started what I hope will be a new tradition of celebrating Dia de los Muertos. It was very special seeing so many of our students and staff remembering their loved ones that have passed away. This week we also recognized our Pillars of Respect. These are the students that have been identified as their teachers for exemplifying respect.

I wish you a great weekend and I look forward to seeing all students next week.


Mrs. Zagala


Campus Character Parade

Staff Gets in the Halloween Spirit

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda

Allen Dia de Los Muertos

Pillars of Respect

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Learning Fun in Ms. Toledo's 5th Grade Class

Students in Ms. Toledo's class celebrate Dia de los Muertos by decorating masks for the special day.
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Parent Cafecito 11.17.2022

The next Parent Cafecito is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 AM. Marilu Watkins with DelPelchin Children's Center will be presenting with the following topic: Raising Resilient Children. This topic targets children's behaviors and helps them work through a variety of behaviors and life challenges that come their way. If you have any questions please contact our Family and Community Liaison, Ms. Diaz at
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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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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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