Monclova Primary

Weekly Bulletin

Events for Week of April 18 - April 24

Monday, April 18

Right to Read Meeting - 8:00 am (Cathy's room)

Kindergarten Field trip - 9:30 am; 1:30 pm (Monclova Community Center)

Character Wheel Assembly - 9:00 am

Tornado Drill - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 19

3rd Grade ELA AIR - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Marcos Pizza Night

Wednesday, April 20

GLC Meeting - 7:45 am

4th Grade ELA AIR - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, April 21

3rd Grade ELA AIR - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

1st Grade Music Program - 7:00 pm

Friday, April 22

4th Grade ELA AIR - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Thank you

staff for taking time to talk with our volunteers and letting them know how important they are to making Monclova successful!

Mrs. Martinez for organizing students to entertain during the breakfast.

to those staff members that made a point to stop down to muffins for moms and greet parents. It is so inviting to the families seeing staff members involved.

to those staff members that helped with arrival during muffins for moms, it went so smooth because of all your help!


Testing begins this week for 3rd and 4th graders. Tests will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm each day, please be aware of this when near the 3rd and 4th grade hallways.

Tuesday and Thursday - ELA - 4th Grade

Wednesday and Friday - ELA - 3rd Grade

Now that STAR testing is over, please being completing your student information sheets on the google forms. I would like to have them all submitted to me no later than May 6.

Please make your book study selections by Friday, April 22. I will then narrow down our groups and get the books ordered.

All chrome book carts will be dedicated to testing from April 11 - May 6, please plan, accordingly when needing technology.

Don't forget to plan, document and submit your extra hours of parent meetings. The log must be turned into Betsey by May 20.

Words of Wisdom and Action..................

Powerful words from Jon Gordon this week! You are special and here for a reason and serve a great purpose. Tell your students this, tell each other this! For some students, school is the only place they hear these messages and I love when I hear you telling students!

You Are Here for a Reason

If you met me after college you wouldn’t know that for the first 22 years of my life I had a different last name.

Gordon is actually my Mom's maiden name. After college my older brother and I changed our last name to honor her and our grandparents who were so influential in our lives.

The fact that my biological father and mother divorced when I was a year old and that my relationship with my father wasn't the greatest (it's better now), made it an easier decision.

I have always taken great pride in the Gordon name but it took on a special significance recently.

I was looking at pictures of my Grandfather that I keep on my desk and remembered that he fought in World War II. For some reason I wondered if he had been involved in the invasion of Normandy.

My Mom passed away 9 years ago so I reached out to my Aunt who told me that my grandfather had indeed been involved. It turns out he was 20 years old and his fellow soldiers called him "Pops" since he was already a young father to my Aunt.

While storming the beaches of Normandy he and his battalion came under heavy fire, much like you see in the movie Saving Private Ryan. My Grandfather was shot in the neck as his best friend was shot in the head and fell on him, saving his life. Unfortunately all of his friends were killed but somehow my grandfather survived. He was sent to Manila to recuperate and then sent back to serve.

Of course my Grandfather never talked about any of this to me or anyone. He was part of the greatest generation that didn’t talk about these things. My Aunt said she found out the details from my Grandmother.

After I hung up the phone with my Aunt, I had a powerful realization. When my Grandfather was shot my mom had not yet been born. If my Grandpa Gordon didn’t survive, I don’t exist.

I know I am here for a reason. I know that you are here for a reason. We are not accidents. The fact that you are reading this is not an accident. We have a purpose and there is a plan for our lives.

As the people who came before us made our lives possible we have the opportunity to make the best life possible for others. Let’s use this gift of life we have been given and make a positive impact!

My Grandma and Grandpa Gordon always told me I was going to do something special and somehow through all the difficult times in my life I heard their words and believed them. They gave me the greatest gift an adult can give a child. They believed in me. They called out the best in me and now I carry their name with me and share their legacy each day.

I’m Jon GORDON and if no one has told you, I want you to know that you are special. You are here to do something meaningful. I believe in you. You are meant to make a difference. You can start today.