Isbell Elementary- May 5, 2016

Loving Every Minute of Learning...

Dodson’s Dish

It is Teacher Appreciation Week! I enjoy my staff on a day to day basis, but this is the week I get to show them extra love. I can’t express to them enough how proud I am of them. Teaching is a true calling. Not a job that you can decide that you just want to do. The great stay in the profession to help build our future. The great know that it is not a 9 month job, with summers off. The great understand that it is not a job that you clock in at 7:20 and you leave at 3:20. That great understand that they didn’t get into the profession because of the money. The great understand that they are an educator to help build our future. I encourage you to take a moment to reach out to one of your teachers that you personally had in your life and tell them THANK YOU!

Top 10 Reasons Why Mrs. Dodson’s loves her faculty and staff!

10. They think long term for our kids. It is not just about “the moment”. It is about success in the future.

9. They are models for our district. I can’t tell you how often other campuses come out to learn from them. They are such ROCK STARS. You often see other teachers learning form them.

8. They are hard workers!

7. They serve our kiddos.

6. They are bucket fillers

5. They are dream builders!

4. They share their experience with students, to make learning fun!

3. They build relationships with students and families.

2. They laugh with kids!

1. They model learning with pride!

I hope each of you had a fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week. You deserve it.

Peace and Love,

Serita Dodson


Please send your students with their own snacks and waters for the STARR snacks. Make sure it will not leave residue.


Infosnap emails will be going out in May. If you need to update your email address then please email our data clerk Mrs. Giardina

Field Day Information

Field Day 2016

Save the Date….

Come watch as students Power Through on the Field!

When: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • K & 1st: 8:00 – 10:00
  • 2nd & 3rd: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Lunch: Whole school picnic lunch at 12:00 p.m. (Outside)
  • 4th & 5th: 12:30 – 2:30

Wear: Shorts, t-shirt, sunscreen, hat and sunshades are optional. Tennis shoes only, no sandals or Crocs.

Bring: Water Bottles

Lunch: Your child may bring their lunch from home. It is too late to order a sack lunch.

Reminder: Parents will not need to check into the building unless checking a child in or out, in which case, they will need to enter through the front doors.

Volunteers: Volunteers will sign up via PTAvenue. More details will be coming regarding sign-up from Coach Buescher. Stay tuned!

5th Grade Parents

May 6th – 5th Grade Track Meet – Students will leave Isbell at 9:15am and return at 2:30pm. Event is at Memorial Stadium.

May 16th – Strikz Day! 5th Grade will leave Isbell at 9:30am and return at 2:30pm. Please make payments on your child’s My Payments Plus account for this event. Cost is $18.00 per child and includes Bowling, shoe rental, Lazer Tag , $10 Game card, 2 slices of pizza and a small drink.

May 19th – Book Parade @ 8am at Isbell

May 26th – Field Day

June 2nd- 5th Grade Celebration from 1-2:30pm

June 3rd – Last Day of School

8am –our annual Nana Puddin Program

1pm – 5th Grade Balloon Release

End of School Parties – Times TBD

Isbell Library

Save the date for the 4th Annual Book Character Parade!

Our annual book character parade will be on Thursday, May 19th at 8:00! Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to the event!

Free books from Snapple/Dr. Pepper!

Save your Sunny Delight and Fruit 20 labels to earn free books! Check out this link for more info:

Artwork Wanted

If you love to draw and paint, then this project is for you!!! The Isbell Library is looking for amazing artwork to help decorate the library walls!! If you would like your artwork featured in the Isbell Library, please read the guidelines below:

Library Art Guidelines:

· All artwork must have a “reading theme”. For example: it could be the cover of your favorite book or just a picture that shows that reading can take you places. Get creativity!

· The artwork needs to be on a 16 x 20 sized canvas. You can

purchase the canvas at any local art store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc).

· There is no deadline for this project, we will display the artwork as they come in!

· Turn your artwork in to Mrs. Beathard when finished!

I’m looking forward to seeing your art come to life in the Library!

Questions? Email Mrs. Beathard at

Calendar of Upcoming Isbell Dates:

5/2-5/6 – Teacher Appreciation Week

5/9-5/13 – CAMPUS Closed for STARR Testing

5/17 – VMS Parent Panel 5-6pm at Isbell

5/18 Pre K Story Time

5/19 – Book Parade 8-8:30am & Open House – 5:30-6:30pm

5/26- Field Day

5/27 – No school

5/30- No school

5/31 – Talent Show 3rd-5th

6/1 – Talent Show K-2nd

6/2- Isbell Reads (8-9am) (bring a blanket/towel and book)

6/3 – Last Day of School Parties and Nana Puddin!