Marcus Mustangs Newsletter

December 7, 2015



  • 12/7 Job Alike PD
  • 12/8 PLC Mid Year review--Data Profile Binder
  • 12/8 PTA 3rd grade performance
  • 12/10 New Teacher Meeting in Ms. Restrepo's room
  • 12/10-12/11 K-2nd grade Fall ACP testing
  • 12/14-12/17 3-5th grade Fall ACP testing
  • 12/17 Multicultural Reading Night (details to follow in a separate email)
  • 12/18 Classroom Holiday Festivities
  • 12/21- 1/1 Winter Break


  • 1/4-1/5 Staff Development/Teacher Workday
  • 1/6 Students return from winter break---Start of the Fourth Six Weeks
  • 1/6 Mid of Year ISIP testing
  • 1/12 PTA 2nd grade performance
  • 1/14 Parent Conferences
  • 1/18 MLK student/teacher holiday

Denim Next Week :)

Thank you to all for completing the Campus Staff Survey, we still do not have 100%, BUT... WE ARE #1 in our feeder pattern as far as % of staff members who have completed the survey. That shows them :) who we are :) and how UNITED WE ARE!!!! Way to go HERBERT MARCUS family :)

If you have not completed the survey, please go ahead and complete by the end of the week, this can earn us all a week of SWEATS, commffyyyy!

Extended Lunch

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Kinder, First, Third, Fifth, and Specials team you have won a One hour and 45 min lunch

But....we don't want anyone to feel like they are not recognized for their effort...because you know that we care about each and every one of you....

Pre-K, Second, Fourth will be provided a participatory extended lunch of ONE hour

Enjoy this extended time, go to lunch as a team, build deeper relationships, then come back and tell us about how much fun you had as a team :)

UIL dedicated team...They were at competitions at Skyline

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Tutoring canceled for week of 12/14/2015

Tutoring will be canceled for the week of 12/14/2015 please make sure that flyers go home in Tuesday Folders, check your boxes.
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12 Days of XMAS...sign up to bring a goodie to share any day of the week :)

Marcus Holidays Around the World Multicultural Night

Each grade level is assigned a continent

Prek & Kinder: South America

First Grade: Asia

Second Grade: North America

Third Grade: Europe

Fourth Grade: Africa

Fifth Grade: Australia/Oceania

Each class will select a country from the assigned continent and create a display board and side dish to share on December 17, 2015 Multicultural Night/Holidays Around the World.

See Ms. Wassum's email for further details on this class project.

A parent Home Letter will be sent home next Tuesday along with the Event flyer.

Thank you for all you do!!!

Marcus Holidays Around the World, Multicultural Night

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 5-7:30pm

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

Students will have an opportunity to share their project and meals.

Santa will make a surprise visit 5-6pm

Orchestra will perform at 6:00pm

Choir at 6:30pm

Cultural Dance Group at 7:00pm

This night will be a night to remember!!!

Marcus' Mustangs Spirit Song

Praise to Marcus Elementary

Blue and White we strive for Success

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Marcus is where we learn good Character

Skills to build our future bright

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Herbert Marcus Elementary


To be an educational exemplar, whose priority is to provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.


To foster a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school, where the staff works collaboratively with the community to develop confident, responsible students who are well prepared for the future, to ensure that our students achieve their highest academic potential and are college and career ready.

Core Beliefs:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students with our help using a Response to Intervention process.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a caring classroom.