Wallace Weekly

April 11th - April 15th

Miracle Worker by Taylor Mali

Weekly Recap...

It’s a beautiful day and it’s looking like a beautiful weekend is ahead! Please take time to relax a little this weekend. I know you are working at a fast pace all week and you need time to re-fuel. We just finished TELPAS, the 5th six weeks report cards, and planning review/reteach calendars (plus much more!) The last 37 days of school promise to be packed full. I will have an EOY calendar in your boxes early next week so you can make sure you are informed of the upcoming events.

Thanks to all who responded about lunchroom behavior/solutions. Early next week I will let you know about the plans in moving forward in the cafeteria. Meanwhile, let’s pass out lots of STAR awards to classes and individual students. There’s nothing like a little healthy competition to make things work. We are re-loading the prize cart and will be increasing the number of students we reward each week.

Enjoy a little sunshine and laughter this weekend!


Spotlight On...

  • Kudos to April Byrd for doing such a fabulous job planning and organizing Career Day! It was such a huge success! I know there was a lot of work that went in on the front end to make this day so impactful. The looks on the students' faces were a true testament to the success of the first annual Career Day at Wallace!

  • Beth Solomon has implemented some really awesome stations in her science class this week! The stations were differentiated in the products the students created and the ways they practiced the concepts. The stations were called: Sort It!, Read It!, Match It!, Explain it!, Draw It!, and Analyze It!. There was also a teacher station where Ms. Solomon was working with a small group. The students were working together in groups (interpersonal learning!) and were so engaged in the activities she had for them to do. There was truly something for every type of learner and their interests. Not only was there quality, engaging learning going on, but Ms. Solomon didn’t even have to create it all from scratch. She found some of the activities online that she felt would really benefit her students, so she didn’t even have to re-invent the wheel for this awesome lesson. Her students now each have their own little journal of the products they created in the stations that they can use to anchor their learning and review as they prepare for the upcoming STAAR Science test. Way to go, Beth and her awesome 5th graders! Check out a little Flipagram of the station awesomeness below.

    -The Differentiation Action Team

Duty Reminders

Week of April 11th - April 15th

Cafeteria- Gonzalez, Pinedo, Drewry

Gym- Edwards, Balmer

AM Circle Drive- Trostel

5th & 6th Grade Hall- Ginn & Solis

Safety Patrol Morning Duty-

First Annual Wallace Dog Show

Saturday, April 16th, 2-4pm

9921 Kirkhaven Drive

Dallas, TX

Hello All!

The Wallace Elementary BETA Club would like to extend an invitation to our First Annual BETA Club Dog Show, Benefitting ELPO!

The event will take place on April 16th from 2-4pm. We will have 5 categories in which the dogs can compete, complete with certificates and prizes for the winners. In addition, there will be food, a raffle and a silent auction with tons of amazing donations from local businesses. The event will be student-run, and ALL proceeds will go to help homeless pets at ELPO! This event promises to be a ton of fun, and anyone is welcome to participate - or to just come to watch and bid on some awesome items!

We would love your help in spreading the word to your neighbors and friends, so that they and their dogs have a chance to participate.

Thanks so much, in advance, for helping to make our event a successful one!!!

Wallace Elementary Junior BETA Club

Understanding Differences

Tuesday, April 19th, 8am to Wednesday, April 20th, 1:30pm

9921 Kirkhaven Drive

Dallas, TX

Understanding Differences is a disability awareness program designed to help students understand differences in others, including their peers, by enabling them to experience what it is like to "walk in their shoes." Students in 3rd through 6th grade will move through eight stations. Each station represents a type of special need, such as: physical challenges, sensory input differences, hearing impairments, fine motor challenges auditory challenges, visual challenges, dysgraphia, and a final station in the classroom of the 3rd through 6th grade teachers to reflect. You will be receiving an email with more information soon.

On the Horizon

Monday, April 11th

Tuesday, April 12th

Wednesday,April 13th

  • After School Tutoring
  • Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, April 14th

  • Faculty Meeting-STAAR, Understanding Differences

Friday, April 15th

Saturday, April 16th

  • Saturday School for 3rd-6th
  • First Annual Wallace Dog Show 2pm-4pm

Happy Birthday to...

April Birthdays
  • Kelly Tegt 4/1
  • April Woods 4/4
  • Maddie Price 4/11
  • Beth Solomon 4/11
  • Melodi Perry 4/15
  • Denise Enriquez 4/24
  • Katie Jackson 4/29
  • Patrick Unkenholz 4/29