Willie Brown Academy Insider

August 29, 2019

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WBA Earns an "A" Rating from the State

Willie Brown earned an A rating from the State!!! We are so proud of our scholars and instructors for working so diligently to continuously improve. Willie Brown is so much more than just a TEA score, but it does feel good to know that we our scholars and instructors are performing well academically. 2019 Accountability Rating Overall Summary

After School Clubs

For the Week of September 3-6

Tuesday 9/3 - Robotics

Thursday 9/5 - Robotics

August Watch Me Soar Awards

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Got Puzzles????

Do you have any child-appropriate puzzles at home that your kiddo has outgrown or doesn't want/need anymore? We could use them here at WBA for our Puzzles Signature Course.

Signature Course - FALL REQUESTS due 9/9

We are doing something new at WBAYS this year that staff is super excited about! Every scholar is getting the opportunity to chose a signature course (think club here) to participate in during the school day 6 times during the fall semester. Our staff members are hosting a variety of fun courses that we believe our scholars will be interested in. Scholars have received the WBAYS Signature Course Catalog Fall 2019 and a grade level specific Signature Course Request sheet. Please review the course catalog with your child and help them to choose the 3 courses that most interest him/her. We will give our best effort to match each scholar to the courses he/she are most interested in. Exciting right?!? Signature Course Requests are due no later than 9/9. Scholars will have the opportunity to choose courses for the Spring semester in December.

WBAYS Signature Course Catalog Fall 2019

Kinder Signature Course Request

1st Grade Signature Course Request

2nd Grade Signature Course Request

3rd Grade Signature Course Request

4th Grade Signature Course Request

There are some clubs that will still be offered after school as in the past...Robotics, Battle of the Books, Jump Rope, and Running Club. Information will be sent home soon (if hasn't been already) regarding those clubs.

PTA Membership Meeting 9/3

Come out and join us at the first WBAYS PTA Membership meeting of the year!

Tuesday, September 3rd


WBAYS Cafeteria

Childcare is provided...please sign up here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449ABAE2DA1FB6-september

Book Fair Week 9/9-9/13

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates and location: September 9-13 in the WBA library

Shopping hours: The book fair will be open during school hours Monday through Friday (closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday). Shopping opportunities are also available during Literacy Night on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and during Dads and Donuts on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Two NEW shopping options! If you’d like to avoid sending cash with your child, consider using the Book Fair eWallet. This is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. And if you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)! Visit our homepage to set up an eWallet for your child or place an online order. Just go to the website below and search Willie Brown.


Don’t forget, we are required to charge sales tax on book fair purchases, so please factor this in when sending money to school with your child. And when you visit the fair, remember to check out your teacher’s wish list and consider adding a book to your child’s classroom.

We hope to see you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

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Please join the Willie Brown campus REMIND group! This is a fast and easy way for Principal Eastlick to get a message out to parents when needed. Your phone number stays confidential!

Volunteer/Chaperone Requirements

If you foresee that you will do any volunteering on campus or attend a field trip as a chaperone, you must complete a background check. This is a requirement in MISD. A background check must be completed EVERY YEAR. A completed check will apply to all MISD schools. If you have not completed a background check for this school year (beginning July 1), you will not be able to volunteer or attend a field trip. https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/campus-volunteers

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