HLES Parent Newsletter

MARCH 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • We had a great turn-out for our Model Mustangs and our 1st grade performance! Thank you to everyone who attended as we recognized and honored our students!

  • Our Mustang Way trait for the month is "Seek First To Understand, Then Be Understood". We will be recognizing students on March 28th for our Model Mustangs.


  • As we continue with our focus on literacy, please be sure to read with your student daily and also encourage them to read independently. Please also review the document below- "Literacy Information for Parents".


  • Each month, we will include a Parent Newsletter about Literacy with tips and information about literacy and the importance of developing your child as a reader. Below is this month's newsletter: "Why can't I skip 20 minutes of reading".


  • We need your help during dismissal. We want to make sure that dismissal is as safe and streamlined as possible, so if you are in the car line, you must remain in your car at all times. If you need to park to pick up your child, please be sure you are parking in the designated parking spots.


  • The Parent Coordination Network is excited to offer 2 webinar series for parents on Building Stronger School-Family Relationships. Click here for more information!


  • TELPAS Testing is the week of March 4th. Please see the resources below for more information (TELPAS FAQs & TELPAS Parent Tips).


  • Parents of 5th Grade students: if your child is interested in attending the STEAM Academy, applications are due Friday, March 15th (you can turn in applications to our front office).


  • March 26th is our next Parent Ed Night. We will have Brenda Frizzell, MA, LPC-S, Director of Children's Developmental Services at Blue Bonnet Trails speaking about early childhood intervention and foundational milestones parents should observe. Pizza will be provided by our PTO, and we will have child care provided at our Kidz Corner. Click here for more information about the topic.

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Reminders

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  • Our school day begins at 7:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. School doors open at 7:15 am for breakfast, and we begin instruction in classrooms promptly at 7:45 am. Please plan to have your children arrive at school as close to 7:15 am as possible so that they have ample time to eat without missing instructional time.


  • We ask that parents who drop off their children in the morning do not drop them off earlier than 7:15 am, because we do not have staff available for supervision until that time. You are more than welcome to come earlier that 7:15 am, but if you do, please wait at the picnic tables with your student until our staff is available to supervise.


  • Every Friday morning, we have Round-Up (our morning meeting). Round-Up will begin at 7:30 am and end at 7:50 am. If your student is a car rider, please plan to bring them to school at 7:15 am on Fridays so that they won’t miss out on any of the fun.

  • Please continue to check Thursday folders for important information coming home. As we continue our focus on literacy, please be sure to read with your student daily and encourage them to read independently as well.


  • It is never too late to volunteer! If you would like to be a volunteer at Highland Lakes, please call the office and we will get you plugged in.


  • Should your student’s transportation/pick-up need to change, please be sure to communicate that to their teacher in the planner. If the transportation/pick-up needs to be changed during the school day, please be sure to call the office before 2:30. If your student needs to take a different bus, it must be approved by the transportation department. The number to transportation is 830-798-2300.
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UPCOMING DATES

February 25-March 8 - Hoops for Heart

March 1-8 - Spring Book Fair

March 4-8 - Dr. Seuss Week

March 11-13 - Practice STAAR for 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

March 14 - Combined Elementary Choir Concert at Marble Falls Elementary

March 15 - End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 18-22 - Spring Break

March 25 - Student Holiday/Staff In-Service

March 25 - Parent Ed Night

March 28 - Model Mustangs & 2nd Grade Performance

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The March issue of Home & School Connection is below. The Home & School Connection is a great resource to "provide busy parents with practical ideas that promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting".
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Thank you for bringing in box tops for our school! Please continue to clip them and send them in!

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