Stuber Spark

September 2, 2021

A Message From Dr. Hinson


Hello Stuber Families,


The past week was one filled with deep learning, lots of movement, and absolute joy! Long awaited field day arrived and although adjustments had to be made some due to rain, the joy experienced by students was wonderful to watch and hear. A HUGE thank you to Coach Jones, Coach Knowles, and Coach Gabriel for organizing such a fun event. A BIG shout out to the Specials team, STUCO, HOSA, and some of our WATCH DOGS who assisted with running the various stations. Kona Ice was a big hit and a special thanks goes out to Centennial Pediatrics (new building right next to Stuber) for sponsoring BOTH days! We can't wait until next year!


This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We can all agree that our teachers deserve all the love. I know so many of you have asked how can we thank our teachers. You are welcome to give any gift you like, but we are asking that each student bring a single flower for his/her teacher on FRIDAY, May 7th if able. This will allow them to have a full bouquet when all their students arrive at school.


Thank you parents for your support!


#BetterTogether,

Dr. Hinson

STUBER HOUSES RULE!!

Congratulations to the House of Fomento who once again was House winner for the month of April. We look forward to our last assembly which will determine who is the winner for the year and whose flag will fly ALL summer! The last assembly will be an outdoor assembly on May 17th @ 8AM for Grades 3-5 and 8:45 for Grades K-2. Parents are welcome to come observe but it will be broadcast via Facebook Live!


This week we continue to focus on Self-Control. We are having more trash on the floor, unkind words to friends, and arguments at recess. Please help us remind students that manners are essential, using our words is important, and we always clean up after ourselves!

STAAR INFORMATION

Our 3rd-5th grade students will take the STAAR test the week of May 11th. Recently, we have received a few questions that we are hoping to address here. If you have further questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher. Teachers are the best source of information for most things.


Does my child have to take the test? The test is a required assessment within Texas. There isn't an option to opt out. However, should your child not attend school during the testing window then he/she will simply not take the test.


If I don't send my child to school on the day of the test, what will happen? Your child will be counted absent for the day. Please understand that if they attend school the next day or anytime during the testing window of May 11-17 then we are required to administer the test.


I do not feel comfortable sending my virtual learner to the building. Is there a virtual option? Although the assessment will be administered through the computer, TEA requires students report to campus to be administered the test so that standard testing procedures can be followed.


What happens to my student if he/she doesn't take the STAAR test? In elementary school, there isn't a tangible consequence. Although we don't place great emphasis on STAAR assessment results, they are beneficial information about a students mastery of grade level concepts. If a great disconnect is seen between test performance and grade level work performance we know there is reason and work to solve it. In high school, STAAR/End of Course Assessments are required for graduation. By taking the STAAR test throughout elementary school and middle school, performance on assessments that take a good bit of stamina is seen, the foundational concepts mastery is somewhat known, and teachers know where work is needed to ensure a student has no difficulty with graduation.



How does the school/district benefit from my student taking the STAAR test? Each year TEA grades schools based on STAAR performance. The rubric for grading includes attendance (number of students eligible to test vs number who actually take the test), actual scores of meeting standards, and specific scores of subgroups.

Cafeteria Information Click Here

Details about cost, my school bucks, as well as pre-ordering your child's lunch are included!

End of Year Information

Final House Assembly: May 17th Outdoors 3rd-5th 8:00-8:30 & K-2nd from 8:45-9:15 Will be broadcast via Facebook Live for Parents


Grade Level Assemblies: Outdoor Assembly located at the bus loop. Parents of students who will be receiving an award are invited to attend and will be contacted by teacher.

Kindergarten: May 17th @ 9:30AM

1st Grade: May 18th @ 9:30 AM

2nd Grade: May 18th @ 8:30AM

3rd Grade: May 19th @ 10:30 AM

4th Grade: May 19th @ 8:30 AM

5th Grade: May 21st after last walk @ ~ 8:30AM


Virtual Talent Show: May 20th 8:15-9:15


End of Year Parties:

On May 20th each grade level (K-4) will celebrate the end of the school year with a fun dance party outside at the bus loop. Parties will begin at 9:30 with grade levels rotating through. Virtual students are welcome to join us as well. Parents are welcome to come grab some pictures and visit with the class outside.

9:30-10:15: 4th Grade

10:30-11:15: 2nd Grade

11:30-12:15: Kindergarten

12:30-1:15: 3rd Grade

1:30-2:15: 1st Grade


5th Grade Activities:

May 17th: Frontier Park from 9-1

Activities throughout the week within classrooms/grade level

May 21st: Final Walk & Assembly 8:15 AM

5th Grade will take their final walk on campus outside rather than through the building. Parents will line the front carline area on both sides with posters and/or words of congratulations for students as they walk through heading to the bus loop for their final assembly. All awards will be given at this event.

Talent Show

Mark your calendar! The new date for our Stuber Talent Show is May 20th at 8:15-9:15 a.m.

A link will be sent to virtual students and parents the morning of the show.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 3rd: Professional Learning Day/ No School for Students/ Eager Eaglets for New Kinder Students

May 3rd-7th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11th-14th: STAAR Testing for Grades 3-5

May 17th: Last House Assembly/Kinder Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 9:30 AM/ 5th Grade Picnic @ Frontier Park 9AM-1PM

May 18th: 1st Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 8:30 AM/ 2nd Grade @ 9:30 AM

May 19th: 4th Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 8:30/ PHS Senior Walk @ 9:30AM/ 3rd Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 10:30

May 20th: Virtual Talent Show/ EOY Parties

May 21st: 8: 15AM 5th Grade Final Walk (Parents Line Front Loop for students to walk through towards bus loop for assembly) Outdoor Honors Assembly to follow

May 21st: 9:30 AM- Virtual K-4 Classroom Celebrations


***Please be aware that larger events are subject to change based on a variety of factors including rain & COVID 19.

School Year 21-22

The year has truly flown by and we are already looking towards the next school year. Please click here to see our 21-22 Faculty and Staff as it stands right now.


We know that classroom placement is always a concern. Please know that we DO NOT take requests for specific teachers, but we do value your input as to the kind of environment that best serves your child. Should you wish to make information known, please complete this Google Form by May 14th.

1 to 1 Chromebook Next Year

Prosper ISD will implement a 1:1 Chromebook initiative next year. Click here to learn more!

It's SCHOOL SUPPLY time!

Purchase your child's school supplies now and they will be waiting for them on the 1st day of school!
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