January 23, 2022
Great Teachers and Staff!
We want to hear YOUR good news!
Do you know of a teacher that goes above and beyond for their students? Maybe a volunteer who embodies what it means to "be the one?" What about a student that always goes the extra mile? Tell us here... bit.ly/3FIgpko #LCISDProud
Discovery Dome this past Friday, 1/21
All of our Williams Wranglers had the incredible experience of the Discovery Dome, brought to our library by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It was just amazing! Be sure to ask your student what they learned and what inspired them!
2nd-5th grade students went first into the past with a riveting film about Apollo 11. Then, they went to the future with a look at what a human habitat on Mars could look like one day.
PreK-1st grade students experienced The Cardboard Rocket: a tale of a talking astronomy book that has the magical ability to launch a cardboard rocket to all the planets of our solar system, plus the Moon.
You can see pictures of the Discovery Dome on our campus Facebook page:
4th grade is now in the lead with our Beanstack Challenge! Get your Wrangler reading and logging their minutes in Beanstack!
From January 1 to January 31, Williams will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our students to read at least 20 minutes every day during the month of January – more is better! - and keep track of their reading on Beanstack, found in ClassLink. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading, Wranglers!
The Great Kindness Challenge - from Ms. Pena
Dear Wranglers ,
We are proud to announce that Williams has joined The Great Kindness Challenge 2022. During the month of January, we will Erase the Hate with acts of kindness! The word “hate” will be displayed on a school wide bulletin board and our objective is to cover (“erase”) the entire word by performing random acts of kindness. We are a No Place for Hate recognized campus, and The Great Kindness Challenge event will provide us with an opportunity to create a community of unity and kindness!
Attached you will find a list of random acts of kindness. We encourage all Wranglers to “Pay It Forward” by completing five acts of kindness over the next two weeks. Your child will decorate a heart for every act of kindness they have completed. It will then be added to our event bulletin board. There will be paper hearts located in the front office for any additional family members that wish to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. Stay tuned for an update on our Erase the Hate with Kindness bulletin board!
$1.00 Candygrams! Sponsored by Williams Student Council. Send holiday greetings to your friends, teachers, and classmates! Parents can send one to their kids! Fill out and cut the boxes below & include $1 for each message. All Orders Are Due By February 14th.
Williams Elementary Grade Level Talent Show Coming Soon...
Practice at Home
Weekly Parent-School Connection
Choose a book page, magazine or newspaper article. Tally how many times you find the words: a, or, an, the, is.
Which sight word did you find the most? Which sight word did you find the least?
Choose a book page, magazine or newspaper article. Tally how many times you find the words that start with the letters: S, A, T
Which letter words did you find the most? Which letter words did you find the least?
Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.
Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home
You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!
Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO
Spring Semester Important Dates
*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.
January 24-28 - The Great Kindness Challenge (Monday - Wear your favorite outfit, Tuesday - Dress like a superhero, Wednesday - Wear cultural attire or red, white, and blue, Thursday - Wear your favorite team jersey or shirt, Friday - Wear your rockstar attire)
February 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
February 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
February 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
February 8 - STAAR Information Zoom for parents of students in grades 3rd - 5th
February 9 - Spring and Class Pictures
February 10 - Grade Level Talent Shows during specials
February 11 - Early Release at 11:30am
February 14 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1
February 24 - Books Alive! Theatre production at Williams
February 25 - Go Texan Day - wear Western gear
February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America Week (daily themed dress up days)
March 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
March 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
March 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
March 3 - Art Night 6pm
March 4 - PTO Dance
March 10 - Jump Rope for Heart competition during specials
March 11 - Early Release at 11:30am
March 11 - School Wide Talent Show
March 14 - 18 Spring Break - no school
March 25 - Dare to Care Friday - wear red
March 25 - Outdoor Lunch - pay $1
March 31 - Report Cards posted in Skyward
April 4-8 School Librarian's Week
April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple
April 15 - No School
April 18 - No School
April 25-29 - Book Fair!
April 29 - Field Day
May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math
May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading
May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading
May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science
May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1
May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)
May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)
May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level
May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus
May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades
May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward
May 26 - Last day of school
Manford Williams Elementary School
The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.
The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.