Smarty Panda Newsletter

Week of April 11th, 2016

What We Are Learning

Reading Genre - Nonfiction text features

Writing - Explaining why - Prairie Animals

Author - Seymour Simon

Spelling - Unit 27 Days of the week

Math - Telling time on a timeline

Science - Prairie habitat and animals

Important Dates and Homework

04/13 - Timeline homework due

04/14 - Unit 27 Spelling list

04/14 - End of the 5th Six Weeks

04/14 - Shoeboxes, Pioneer breakfast forms and Musical permission form due

04/15 - No School (bad weather day)

04/16 - Eureka Park 2 opens at 4pm

04/20 - Report Cards Go Home and College Awareness Day (wear favorite college shirt)

04/21 - Clear Creek Field Trip

04/22 & 23 - Sam Houston Elementary Electronic Recycling

04/29 - Smarty Panda's Music Open House 1:50-2:40

05/04 - STAAR treats due for our goody bags

Box Tops Update

We are still in 2nd place, but our lead is falling further and further away!

We have a total of

Mrs. Frazier's class (4th) is in the lead with

Keep on clipping and collecting!

Electronic Recycling

To celebrate Earth Day, Sam Houston Elementary will be collecting electronic waste April 22nd from 7:30 am to 5 pm and 23rd from 8am to noon. Acceptable items are televisions, printers, cell phones, laptops, video controllers, cameras, etc. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload vehicles.

Music Open House

Please come join Mrs. Young during her Music Open House. On April 29th, from 1:50-2:40 parents, grandparents, friends, and family are invited into the music room to experience music learning at Nelson. This will be during our music time so you can hear the incredible music our Smarty Pandas create.

P.E. Needs for Field Day

Mrs. Madden and Mrs. Pritchard are already planning out our great Field Day (May 27th). They are on the search for certain items that they could borrow.

-Hulk hands

-empty bulk cereal boxes


STAAR Support

On May 9th and 10th, we will be supporting our 3rd grade neighbors as they take the STAAR exam. Our class has adopted Mrs. Jones' classroom. We will be making goodie bags and sending positive notes. We are asking for donations of individually wrapped

* Peppermints

* Mint gum

* Life savors

* Jolly ranchers

* Other hard candy

We will make the goody bags to give to Mrs. Jones' class on the days they take their test. This is just one way that we can show our support for the students who are working hard on these days! Please send them in by May 4th. Thank you so much for your help as we support our school!

Contact Information

Don't forget our Remind text messaging program. Text "@spandas" to 81010.

Anytime you want to check on how your child is doing, check out our Dojo points at

My conference time is 1:50-2:40.