What's Buzzing in the Hive

November 2020 Volume 1 Issue 2

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Dear Families,


Greeting Brilliant Bee Family,

We ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that they:

In-person learners

· Arrive to school on time. School begins at 7:50am. School ends at 3:05pm.

Please drop off and pick up students around the back of the building. Students walking to school will enter by the gym.

· Ensure your child has all supplies and work needing to be turned in.

· Encourage your child to participate in classroom.

· Make sure your child is in dress code and wears a mask daily.

· Encourage your child to follow rules about wearing mask and washing hands and using sanitizer throughout the day.

Attendance Requirements:

· Remote attendance will count in the same manner as on-campus (face-to-face) attendance in satisfying this requirement.

· It is important that students understand that virtual learning attendance is based on daily engagement, not solely the completion of assignments.

The wonderful Bill J. Elliott Elementary staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. If you need any assistance please contact us at 817-815-4600.

You may get additional and up to date information on social media:



Twitter/facebook: @BillJElliottES

You can also download the FWISD app from Google Play


Mrs. Latonya Ordaz


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Bill J Elliott Elementary School

We are an elementary school in the FWISD for grades pk-5.

Bill J. Elliott Elementary Mission Statement

To Create A Positive Learning Environment With A Challenging And Rigorous Curriculum That Fosters High Expectations And Success For All Students.

Thanksgiving Break- No school

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 7:45am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3pm

2501 Cooks Lane

Fort Worth, TX

School is closed for Thanksgiving Break November 23-27. Please enjoy your week off. Be safe and we will see you for school on Monday, November 30th.
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Health Services

Please make sure to send in your updated shot records to our nurse: Cheryl.Bush@fwisd.org

Notes from the nurse

Notes from the Nurse

Immunizations need to be kept up to date, even for Virtual instruction, per state mandates. If I have called you about shot records, please send a copy to the school. Thanks!

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a new safety measure took effect this school year. The Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Allergy and Asthma and Immunology, and the Asthma and Allergy Network recommended removing nebulizer treatments from the school setting. The FWISD Medical Consultant supports this position. Therefore, we will be unable to administer nebulizer treatments for students. FWISD Health Services recommends that parents of students requiring nebulizer treatments contact their health care provider to switch to an inhaler or an inhaler with a chamber/spacer attachment when appropriate. Inhalers will be administered as ordered.

Wear your masks and wash your hands!

Everyone spills juice sometimes. It is a great idea to have a change of clothing in your student’s backpack!

If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home until they no longer have these symptoms:

Runny Nose

Fever (100.0 F)

Sore Throat


Difficulty Breathing

Severe Headache

Loss of taste/smell


Body Aches



Cheryl Bush, RN, MSN, BSN

School Nurse at Bill J. Elliott Elementary School #206

2501 Cooks Lane Fort Worth, Texas 76120

Phone: 817-815-4620​ Fax: 817-815-4650


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Parents, because of our new safety protocol parents will not be allowed at this time into the building for drop off and pick ups. No parents will be allowed into the school for lunch with their child at this time.

If you have office business please call the office 817-815-4600 to set up an appointment and we will be glad to help you. Thank you for your understanding.

Please sign up for parent portal if you have not done so yet. You can go to www.fwisd.org/parentportal

If you need any assistance please contact the office.

You may reach and follow us on social media:





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Counselor's Corner


In the interest of student and staff safety during the Coronavirus Pandemic, I will be available from 8:00 am until 11:00 am by email or phone Monday-Friday. Please call or email me if I can be of assistance in any way. I'm also available for Zoom virtual meetings with teachers, staff and families if necessary. Stay Safe!

Suicide is preventable. If you are struggling, or you are concerned about someone you know, please REACH out and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1 if you are a Veteran or Service Member), or chat online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

You can also go to https://www.wearewithinreach.net to access their website or go to https://www.reach.gov/resources/ for a list of additional resources.

Mrs. Katrina L. Dodd, MA, CSC

School Counselor

Bill J. Elliott Elementary #206

Fort Worth Independent School Dist.

office: (817)815-4615

fax: (817)815-4650

email: katrina.dodd@fwisd.org

2501 Cooks Lane, Fort Worth, Tx. 76120

PTA News

Please think about joining our PTA. Membership fees are only $7.00 cash. Remember joining the PTA shows local and state officials your support for your child and our school. You may contact Mrs. Nelson or Mrs. Harris at the school 817-815-4600 or you may email sherry.harris@fwisd.org.

The PTA has spirit shirts for sale. Students may wear spirit shirts on Fridays. Spirit shirts are $10.00 cash. We will have order forms available for this current school year. Order forms will be coming home with your students soon. Virtual students wanting to order spirt shirts will need to come to the school to order and pay for their shirts. Thank you for your support.