Pony News

May 1st, 2017

hello ponies - a little to share about Mrs. Nevarez

I am Jessica Nevarez. This is my second year to teach in the Behavioral Intervention Classroom at Lewisville Elementary School. I grew up in The Colony and have two siblings, Heather and Ryan. My brother and sister-in-law are about to have their first baby (also the first grandbaby) in June!

I attended the University of North Texas. I majored in Rehabilitation Studies and minored in Addiction Studies. My degree focused on working with and advocating for individuals with disabilities. After completing my Bachelors degree I attended Texas Tech University School of Law. I graduated in May of 2012 and subsequently passed the Bar Exam in November of the same year. I practiced law for about two and half years and then left to pursue my career in teaching.

I currently live in Denton and enjoy going to festivals, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

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A Minute with the LASes...

We would like to share the latest addition to our Professional Library:

Diverse Learner Flip Book: A User Friendly Guide for Meeting the Needs of All Students

Author: John Seidlitz, Cindy Jones, & Nancy Motley

Are you interested in an easy way to create learning profiles for every student in your classroom, with linguistic accommodations and learning strategies at your fingertips?

Here's a resource that can make it happen!

With the Diverse Learner Flip Book, you will discover how to support students who have different linguistic abilities, varied levels of background knowledge, an array of language disabilities/abilities, and many learning differences like G/T, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum.

Student Profile template pages are included and the Activities and Strategies section give you examples to enrich instruction and engage students so that learning is better retained.

To check out this book and see other resources available now and/or to get ready for next year, please visit our office!
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Information for Think Through Math and No Tardy Taters

Think Through Math

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have passed 75% of their lessons in Think Through Math. That means 10,750 TTM lessons have already been passed during this school year! Ponies, keep up your good work. :)

No Tardy Taters

Students have been working diligently to come to school on time. During the past month of April, eleven classes have received "No Tardy Tater" award certificates! Remember, complete your Mr. Potato Head with no tardies for ten days, and your class receives a certificate and a treat.

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IStation Assessments Time and EOY Calendar assessment

Please remind your students to do their best. Please remember to provide a testing environment so your students take the assessment seriously; every student must have headphones.

Please take a minute to look at the EOY ELA Assessment Calendar. Begin organizing your plans so you can ensure all testing is done by the deadline the district provides.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 1st - 5th...Teacher's Appreciation week
  • May 2nd...GT Selection Committee Mtg. (Provisionals) 3:15-4:15
  • May 4th...Last day for 3rd to 5th after school tutoring
  • May 5th...Nurses Day
  • May 8th...STAAR
  • May 9th...STAAR
  • May 10th...STAAR
  • May 15th...EOY LPAC mtgs and Water Safety Clowns 9:00 K,1
  • May 16th...BOGO Book fair and Last day for K to 2nd after school tutoring
  • May 17... Last day for Pony Intervention Time,
  • May 18th... Last PLC of the year, 5th grade Sandy Lake Choir and PTA & Multicultural Night 6:30-8:00 PM
  • of the year, 5th grade Sandy Lake Choir and PTA & Multicultural Night 6:30-8:00 PM
  • May 19th...Career Day 2017 and Last day to turn in guided reading books to Leveled Library.

  • May 24th...BLT meeting 3:10–4:30 No staff meeting

  • May 25th...5th grade Choir Celebration PM

  • May 26th...Staff Luncheon - Hosts 1st & Instructional Specialists Field Day K--5, Memorial 5th grade

  • May 29th...Memorial Day

  • May 31st...EOY Staff Celebration (hosted by our Church partners). More information will come shortly from our Positive Ponies.

  • June 1st...End of Year/Student Early Release, 5th Grade EOY Celebration, Lewisville ES will stay an additional 4 hours on 6/1

  • Move up day!!! information coming soon

Calendar for the next two weeks

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LISD Awards Banquet 2017

Staff shout-outs

Thank you Mrs. Arocha, Mrs. Kilam, & Mrs. Sayers for taking part of my class while I was visiting another campus. -Rimling

Thank you, Mrs. Hayes for making the beautiful cards for the candy jars! You are awesome!

Barbara Kitchen for helping me get all the STEM night materials together and sorted out.

Beth Hayes for helping set up STEM Night stations in cafeteria.

Teachers, staff, and volunteers for taking the time out of their busy day to facilitate STEM stations.

Betty for helping Belinda help a parent complete the background check.

Belinda for going above and beyond to help a parent fill out their background check for a field trip.

Thanks for the Shout-Outs!

Submit a Shout-Out to someone else HERE and we will share it in future Monday Messages.

Happy April Birthdays!

Victoria Hamilton May 7

Lakshmi Valdes May 7

Sandra Zamora May 14

Christina Chukwuedo May 15

Iraima Arocha May 17

Jerry Green May 19

Angela Snyder May 21

Barbara Kitchen May 23

Diahann Andrews May 25

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

How can we say thanks for all that you do everyday?

Your kindness and patience really go a very long way.

A week is not enough to show how much we care.

Small tokens of appreciation this week we plan to share.

Please know that you are valued and appreciated, too.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to fantastic teachers like you!

  • Monday: Donuts - Thank you for going the extra mile.
  • Tuesday: Marcis Pizza and Salad - You are all of that and a bag of chips.
  • Wednesday: Gift for the teachers - You deserve a break snack.
  • Thursday: Students’ gifts - You are the balm.
  • Friday: Bagels - Sincere thanks, and enjoy a bathroom spa.