Independence Elementary 1/29/16

Literacy Night

We would like to invite all IES families to our Family Literacy Night on Thursday, February 11th from 6-8pm. Activities and events include...

-Membership sign up for the Fort Worth Library

-At home resources for building a successful reader

-Make and take reading strategies for each grade level, 6:00-7:30

-Access to the Book Fair, 6:00-8:00

Thanks to PTA, every student who attends will receive a coupon they can redeem for a glow stick, cotton candy, or bottled water at the Valentine's Dance the next night, 2/12.

2016 Bluebonnet of the Year Voting

This week eligible Mavericks will be voting for their favorite Bluebonnet book. Students who have completed reading any five of the twenty books nominated for the Bluebonnet Award will be marking their ballots and voting. Last year an impressive number of students voted and helped choose the Bluebonnet book for the state of Texas.

Parents, the 20 books appearing on the BB list are first-rate read alouds for the entire family and provide springboards for discussing contemporary issues and passing along family values. Reading aloud with your child is not only a pathway to literacy for him or her, but is also an opportunity to spend some quality time together and to give your child the one-on-one attention every child needs. Moms, dads, and grandparents are always welcome to visit our IES library and borrow books for recreational reading.

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Campus Events

2/4: McDonald's Spirit Night (Rufe Snow and 1709)

2/5: PRIDE Rally

2/5: Hundredth Day of school!

2/8: PTA Meeting and Cafe Tastings, 6:00

2/11: Family Literacy Night, 6-8pm

2/12: PTA Valentines Dance, 6-8pm

2/15: President's Day, STUDENT HOLIDAY

Independence Elementary School

We, at Independence Elementary School, as compassionate professionals, will inspire and empower our students to become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners by building relationships, having high expectations, providing a safe and nurturing environment and embracing the community.