February 6, 2022
ATTENTION third through fifth grade parents, please be sure to attend the STAAR Information Session virtually this Tuesday at 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/84437088387. This will give you a lot of good information as we head into testing season. If you are unable to attend, the recording will be emailed out to all third through fifth parents the following day.
Phelan Elementary Attendance Boundary Information
Picture Day Wednesday, 02/09/2022
Picture Day is Wednesday, 02/09/2022, mark your calendar!
Ordering online is easy, visit inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/67144CF.
Only those students who preorder will be photographed.
Parent Course: Helping My Child with Math
A great parent course on the topic of “Helping My Child with Math” is coming up on Thursday, February 10th, 2022! From 5 – 6 PM. Join LCISD’s Project LEARN for ideas to help support your child’s math skills. See the flyer below for information on how to sign up.
Order your Yearbook!
ATTN: 5th Grade Families
We appreciate the community support you have provided as we continue to focus on high-quality instruction through the course of this pandemic. Thank you to our families for continuing to comply with our isolation protocols for students that are confirmed or suspected of Covid-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and surrounding community is our number one priority.
Starting Monday, February 7th, we will be suspending remote conferencing for students who are in isolation. These teachers will now be mobilized on campuses to assist with in-person teaching and learning. A student with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test or suspected of having COVID-19 will continue to be excluded from attendance at school and may return under the following criteria:
o If symptomatic, at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and fever free*, and other symptoms have improved.
o For those with no symptoms, at least 10 days after the day they test positive.
*Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications. Fever is a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Compulsory attendance still applies for students. Any student placed in quarantine by an outside entity (physician, County, parent, etc.) will need to provide documentation to the campus for the absences to be excused. Please continue to reach out to Nurse Annexy if your child is confirmed positive for Covid-19. As stated above, during the exclusion period, starting Monday, February 7th, students will no longer access Remote Conferencing. If well enough, we encourage students to access the classroom teachers’ Canvas pages to review course content. Students can also utilize Classlink to access educational resources such as DreamBox, iRead (K-2), and Reading Plus (3-5), Typing Club, etc. As always, we encourage our Wranglers to read, read, read! Parents, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher during quarantine with any curriculum questions you may have. Please rest assured that we will work together to ensure your child gets caught up on class work and graded assignments when they return. The most important thing is that our Wranglers are healthy and well-rested when they return!
As always, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out. We are all in this together!
2021-2022 ELEMENTARY STUDENT HANDBOOK
When a student is absent from school due to personal illness, the student upon return, or within 5 days of returning to school, must submit a note signed by a parent giving the date(s) and describing the reason for the absence. Parent notes may be sent by email but must come from a parent’s verified email account. The note or email must be sent to the campus attendance clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org). Up to 5 personal illness notes per school year will be accepted for an excused absence. If this number is exceeded, then all additional absences will be referred to the Campus Attendance Review Committee. If a student is absent 5 consecutive school days or more, a doctor’s note is required within 5 days of the student’s return to school for the absence to be excused.
Absences for a student who is required to quarantine will be excused with written
documentation from a medical physician.
$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.
Weekly Parent-School Connection
Imagine two of your toys went to your school when no one was there. Write or draw about their adventure.
Imagine two of your friends went to your school when no one was there. Write or draw about their adventure.
Practice at Home
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.
February 8 - STAAR Information Zoom 6pm for parents of students in grades 3rd - 5th - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/84437088387
February 9 - Spring and Class Pictures-order online: visit inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/67144CF
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 - Monday-rainbow or tie dye, Tuesday-team spirit, Wednesday-shirt from place you've been or want to visit, Thursday-dress like someone who encourages you to think outside the box, Friday-dress like a friend or group of friends)
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 6-8PM
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.