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March 2023

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March Read-A-Thon! 📚

Ready, Set...Read! 📖

In leiu of Dr. Suess Week, we will implement "March Read-a thon" to encourage reading for the entire month.

Here are the minimum daily reading goals by grade:


Pre K-K 10-15 MINUTES



● The Read-a-Thon starts Wednesday, March 1st and ends Friday, March 31st.

● Each grade level will represent a color chosen at random.

● Wear your team color every Friday to rep your squad.

● Keep track of how many minutes you read each day with a parent signature on your reading log.

● Submit reading logs every Friday to your reading teacher by 9 a.m.

● 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place leading squads will be announced every Monday during the announcements.

● The grade level with the most minutes at the end of the month will receive a VIP Pizza Dance Party.

Read-A-Thon Rules

1. Reading before and after school counts.

2. Reading during class time does NOT count.

3. Pre K – K: Being read to by other people does count.

4. Reading aloud to the dog, the cat, and the goldfish (or any other pet) does count.

5. Reading under the bed covers, with a flashlight, at night counts.

6. Reading instead of doing your homework does NOT count.

7. Reading instead of watching TV or playing video games does count.

8. No guessing or rounding off minutes.

9. CHARACTER COUNTS-be honest with your minutes so that it will be fair and fun for everyone.

10. Please look at the clock or use a timer or stopwatch to clock your minutes.

Family Night @ Chuck e Cheese

Early Dismissal- March 10th 12:00 noon

Spring Break March 13-17

Have a safe break filled with laughter and spending time with family and friends.

Session with the Counselor👇🏽

Testing Anxieties/ Meeting with Ms. Andrus

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2:30pm

7310 Bowie Street

Houston, TX

Join us to learn how to help your child to prepare and cope with the anxiety and stress of the upcoming STAAR and End of the Year assessments. You will be provided with great resources to implement with your child at home.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

End of the 3rd Nine Weeks March 3rd

Open House - March 9, 2023

Get ready parents.. the next Open House:

Tentative date March 9th 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Big picture

Countdown 👇🏽

State Assessments Dates:

April 19.....STAAR Reading..grades 3rd - 5th

April 26..... STAAR Science.. grade 5th

May 3.........STAAR Math...3rd - 5th

May 8-12....IOWA....PreK-5th

Parent Volunteers

Thank you Parents for your assistance on Valentine's Day.