Willie Brown Academy Insider

December 13, 2019

December Watch Me Soar Awards

Check out the presentation of our December Watch Me Soar winners!

December Watch Me Soar Awards

Mindset News

WBA is teaching our scholars about Mindset. It is important for you to be aware of what it is, why it's important, and how you can support it.


Over the next 3 weeks, I will be sharing more strategies for helping your child develop a growth mindset:


1. Say This Not That (in December 6 WBA Insider)


2. Talk About the Brain

The brain is far more malleable than we once thought. Teaching our kids that they actually have control over growing their brains through the action they take is empowering! Tell your children that when they work hard, that's the feeling of their neurons connecting. The dendrites are reaching out to other dendrites, connecting to make a stronger brain. What strengthens those connections is practice, asking questions, and actively participating in learning. Another thing to remind them is that our brains protect our new connections while we are sleeping, so getting 8-10 hours of rest each night is very important! When children learn that their brains physically change with effort, it leads to increased motivation. When they are frustrated or challenged, tell them, "That's the feeling of your brain growing!"

WBA Spelling Bee

The WBA Spelling Bee was held this morning! We are so proud of the scholars who made it to this round...it was no small feat! Competing in our Bee were:

Cameron Keller, Luna Nashawati, Kason Krodle, Kaylie Smith, Diego Duran-Carrillo, Sophia Flores, Jazira Anderson, Hamzah Muhammad, Tyler Duong, Jaxon Martinez, Charlotte Shelton, Aaron Fung, Bryn Kralicke, Olivia Hoffman, Brady Green, Jensen Shelton, Noah Acosta, Noah Verdier, Tobi Sobande, Ian Wicker, Jayden Santos, and Jakob Taylor.

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Kiwanis Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Wittaker was honored this morning as Teacher of the Month by the Mansfield Chapter of Kiwanis Club.
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GT Referral

Are you interested in having your child screened for Gifted and Talented? The window for referral opens on Monday. Please see the attached letter from WBA GT Specialist Kimberly Greig about the process and timeline. GT Referral Letter
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Angel Account

Did you know you can donate money to a campus cafeteria Angel Account? Donations to this account help pay for standard meals when a student reaches the district charge limit. Cash or check donations can be sent to the cafeteria in an envelope marked Angel Account. Credit card donation can be made online at www. MySchoolBulcks.com using the Café Angel Account Donation button.

Volunteer/Chaperone Requirements

If you foresee that you will do any volunteering on campus or attend a field trip as a chaperone, you must complete a background check. This is a requirement in MISD. A background check must be completed EVERY YEAR. A completed check will apply to all MISD schools, but it is very helpful if you choose Willie Brown Academy when you apply. If you have not completed a background check for this school year (beginning July 1), you will not be able to volunteer or attend a field trip. https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/campus-volunteers

Join REMIND

Please join the Willie Brown campus REMIND group! This is a fast and easy way for Principal Eastlick to get a message out to parents when needed. Your phone number stays confidential!
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