Tobias Traveler

May 16-20, 2022

Our Mission

The mission of Tobias Elementary School, a dedicated partnership of students, teachers, and parents, who find inspiration in our differences, is to ensure that every individual is an empowered problem-solver and passionate learner, by creating collaborative experiences that prepare students to be successful in a changing world.

Message from Principal DiPalma

Hello Explorer Parents,

As we come into the last 9 days of this school year, I want to encourage you to take a moment to say thank you to the amazing staff members who watch over your students every day. From the crossing guards, to bus drivers, to classroom teachers, to counselors, school nurses, cafeteria workers and lunchroom monitors, to our wonderful ladies in the front office...nothing would be possible without the work of so many giving and generous people. Being part of a school community is about PARTNERSHIP. Thank you for being partners with us this year in your student's educational journey. We have just a few short days to continue to motivate them, care for them and watch them grow before summer begins.


Please make plans to join us for End of Year celebrations for each of our grade levels.

May 25

PK-9:00-10:00 am in the cafeteria

1st grade-8:00-9:00 am in the cafeteria

2nd grade-10:00-11:00 am in their classrooms

3rd grade 1:00-2:00 pm in the their classrooms

4th grade 11:00 am-12:00 pm in their classrooms


May 26

Kindergarten Completion Ceremony 8:15-9:00 am in the cafeteria

5th grade Completion Ceremony 9:15 am in the cafeteria. Followed by our 5th grade Clap Out and cupcakes at OLC provided by PTA.


Our ABC Countdown is going strong this week with the following themes:


Monday-Letter R-Rock and Roll-Dress like the rockstar that you are!

Tuesday-Letter S-Superhero Day. Dress like a superhero and stay strong!

Wednesday-Letter T-T-Shirt or Team Day-Dress in your favorite t-shirt or team shirt.

Thursday-Letter U-Under the Sea-Dress like the ocean life.

Friday-Letter V-Victory Day-Dress in your grade level or school shirt for a VICTORY year.


Online registration has opened for the 2022-2023 school year. Please complete this early to help us plan for staffing.



Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Alisa DiPalma

alisa.dipalma@hayscisd.net

Medication at School

Parents, just a reminder that everyone is expected to follow the district and school policy for medication at school. All medication, even cough drops, has to follow the policy. It is on our campus website and in our parent/student handbook. Let's practice safety for all our students. Thank you!

MAPS for Our School

Our Explorers learn and practice our schoolwide expectations daily with a MAPS pledge.


MAPS for Students

M-Make Good Choices

A-Always Be Safe

P-Practice Self-Control

S-Show Respect for Everyone


MAPS for Parents/Adults

M- Maintain composure and model kindness when speaking to students, other parents, teacher or other school personnel. Monitor and respond to teacher communication.

A- Attendance matters! Please be on time. Always be safe by following car rider procedures and traffic guidelines.

P- Practice patience and respect teacher and admin office hours. Staff will follow district policy of responding to emails and calls within 24 hours (or one business day).

S- Show compassion towards others and respect others' differences and opinions. Seek first to understand by knowing that there are two sides to each story.



Please refer to the campus Parent/Student Handbook and your student's grade level handbook for guidance this year to support our teachers and students. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Dates to Remember!

May 23-PK Water Day @1:00-2:00 pm

May 25-Perfect Attendance Celebration with Principals

May 25-PK and 1st-4th grade Award Celebrations

May 26-Kinder and 5th grade Award Celebrations

May 26-Last day of school

May 27-Teacher Work Day

May 30-Summer Office Hours begin (Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-3:30 pm; our office is closed on Fridays)

June 6-30-Elementary Summer School @Tobias Elementary School (by invite only)

Important Links for the School Year


Reporting student absences:

mailto:tesattendance@hayscisd.net


Bus Information:

https://www.hayscisd.net/Page/255


Hays Hopeline/Mental Health resources:

https://www.hayscisd.net/hopeline


Child Nutrition (including info about P-EBT benefits, school lunch application and Smart Snacks)

https://www.hayscisd.net/Domain/74

School Reminders

  • Our school day begins at 7:35 am. Students will be counted tardy if they arrive after 7:40 am.
  • Every visitor to campus must present a valid ID to be on campus. Your badge grants you access to the area on your visitor badge ONLY. Classroom hallways are only open between 7:05-7:30 am for parent visitors.

We are here to help!

Please let us know how we can help your child. If you have concerns, please be sure to set up a meeting with your child's teacher FIRST. If you need continued resolution, set up an appointment to meet with an administrator or the school counselor.

Administrative Team:


  • Alisa DiPalma, Principal
  • Amy Russ, Vice-Principal
  • Monica Dozier, Counselor

Office Phone: (512) 268-8437

alisa.dipalma@hayscisd.net

amy.russ@hayscisd.net

monica.dozier@hayscisd.net

May-Mindset Masters!

Stay Connected with PTA!

Congratulations to our PTA for achieving the Golden Apple Award!

We would love to have more members join our PTA!


Our PTA Board appreciates the support that we give to help our school. Please join at www.joinpta.org under Tobias Elementary. Check out their Facebook page-Tobias Elementary PTA. Thank you for supporting our school!


Congratulations to our NEW PTA Board for 2022-2023!

President-Chelsea Stogsdill

VP-Kristen Lowery

Secretary-Madeline Rowe

Treasurer-Samantha Hardwick

Parliamentarian-Jordan Long


Thank you Dr. Michelle Cohen and Amy Field for your service this year!

Wright this Minute - May 10