Willie Brown Elementary News

May 19, 2017


The WBE PTA is AMAZING! At Tuesday's general meeting, PTA discussed how to support WBE with "gift to school" funds. These funds are the monies left over at the end of the budget year that PTA is able to purchase items to support WBE students. The items that YOUR WBE PTA will be purchasing to support the school are:

*General supplies (Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and glue sticks)

*Poster Maker replacement ink and paper (poster maker was an item purchased last school year)

*Laminating film

*$100 per classroom teacher to purchase supplies for their classroom (items ordered through MISD approved vendors and approved by administration)

*HP Stream laptop computers w/mouse - number depends on final amount available...anticipating at least 32!

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT and GENEROSITY! These items help us with everyday workings of the school and allow us to focus on kids!

Battle of Books

The WBE BoB team competed in the MISD competition on Tuesday. Of all of the 22 elementary schools present, the WBE team came in 2nd place! We are super proud of these scholars and their sponsor Andrea Clark!

Field Day

THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers, PTA, and Ward Construction Services for helping us carry out a wonderful field day! We couldn't have managed without you!

PTA helped fund the equipment and provided ice pops to all students. Ward Construction Services provided funds for the equipment. LOTS of parents volunteered to run stations.

You are appreciated!

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Proof of Residence for 2017-18 School Year

We are now accepting POR's for next school year. If you would like to send one in for your child who will be attending WBE next year, go ahead! We can accept a WATER, GAS, or ELECTRIC BILL with a SERVICE DATE OF MAY or after. Make sure that your address is clear and write in your child's name and next year's grade level.

2017-18 School Supplies

Order Online April 24th-June-1st!

It’s that time of year again! You can conveniently order your child’s school supplies for next school year securely online at www.SchoolToolBox.com. Just click on Pre Built Boxes under the Shop Now tab and then search for Willie Brown Elementary. Then you can select the box for your child’s grade and check either boy or girl, and then add to cart.

All orders will be placed online.

Deadline for orders is Thursday June 1st

Pick up Meet the Teacher Night

Just a few reasons to buy your supplies through PTA:

· Name Brands at low cost

· All products are teacher approved

· Convenience - Saves you time and gas

2017-2018 Cost per box:

Kindergarten Boys & Girls - $62

1st Grade Boys & Girls - $62

2nd Grade Boys- $58

2nd Grade Girls - $57

3rd Grade Boys & Girls – $60

4th Grade Boys & Girls - $62

Please contact Amy Harris via email amy_f_harris@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Important Dates

As we near the end of the school year, there will be several special events taking place.

Awards Ceremonies:

Kinder - 5/30 @9:30

1st grade - 5/30 @8:15

2nd grade - 5/31 @8:15

3rd grade - 5/31 @9:30

4th grade - 6/1 @8:15

End of Year Parties:

May 31st

AM PreK/PPCD - 10:00

PM PreK/PPCD, Kinder, and 1st grade - 2:30

2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade - 1:15

No School:

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day - all MISD closed

Last Day of School:

Thursday, June 1st

2017-2018 School Year

Plans for the 2017-18 school year are already under way! Mark your calendars for these events:

MISD Back to School Bash: Saturday, 8/12 from 8am-1pm at the Center

WBE Meet the Teacher: Monday, 8/14 from 5:30-7:00

1st Day of School: Wednesday, 8/16