Smoke Signals: Staff Edition

April 23-27

Calendar events for the week...

All Week:

EOY DRA/Istation/Education Galaxy Testing Window

Book Fair, closed Tuesday

Monday, 4/23:


Tuesday, 4/24:
  • 3rd grade ELAR DCA
  • 7am-7 pm - Early Voting, library
  • 5:30 - 7:00 Family STEAM Night
Wednesday, 4/25:
  • 4th Grade ELAR DCA
  • Administrative Professionals Day - Please let Mrs. Bigler and Mrs. Stifle know how much we love them!

Thursday, 4/26:

  • RTI Meetings
  • 2nd Grade Go Van Gogh
  • 2:15 - 4th grade DCA Data meeting
  • 6:30 - 2nd grade program

Friday, 4/27:


  • Ladies First Field Trip

Spring Events...Mark your calendars! *new dates in bold

April

4/17- Ladies First Meeting

4/20 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Dallas Zoo

4/25 - Administrative Professionals Day

4/26 - 2nd Grade Program

4/26 - April RTI

4/27 - Ladies First Field Trip & Service Project

4/30 - April 5th grade STAAR scores available

4/30 - 4th grade Safety Patrol training

4/30 - 5/4 - 4th grade Boot Camp Week

May

5/1 - Junior High Counselors on campus to discuss scheduling for 6th grade

5/1 - Howard and Finley Junior High Preview Nights, more info to come

5/1 - End of Year Awards list is available for teachers

5/2 - PIE Luncheon - Burkhalter and Stifle off campus

5/3 - 6:00 pm - Mrs. Taylor will be on campus in the evening to answer questions about junior high scheduling.

5/4 - Mr. Andrews, principal of Coleman JH, and Rikki Morrow, counselor at Coleman JH, will be on campus to meet parents and answer questions.

5/4 - 1st grade field trip to CNB, HEB, park for lunch

5/4 - No Homework Night

5/7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 -11 - 3rd Grade Luau Week

5/10 - 5:00 - 7:00 - Meet the Tribe Night

5/11 - 1:50 STAAR Rally

5/11 - Teacher Appreciation - Lunch catered from Olive Garden, Chair Massages for all staff members.

5/11 - Muffins with Moms

5/14 - STAAR 3 & 4 Math, 5 Math Retest

5/15 - STAAR 3 & 4 Reading, 5 Reading Retest

5/16 - STAAR 5 Science

5/17 - Peer Mediation Training for 4th graders

5/18 - End of year party/field day

5/21 - Seniors Serve Day

5/21 - College and Career Day

5/22 - Duke Tip Breakfast

5/22 - 5th grade Talent Show

5/22- 6:30 - Kindergarten Program

5/23 - 8:30 - 1st grade awards; 9:30 - 2nd grade awards

5/24 - 8:30 - 3rd grade awards; 9:30 - 4th grade awards

5/24 - Brave Rally - Glow Dance Party

5/25 - 8:15 - 5th grade Elephant Walk, 8:30 5th grade awards

5/25 - Early Release, Last day of school

5/28 - Memorial Day, Staff & Student Holiday

5/29 - 31 - Professional Development, student holidays

June

6/5 - Staff can start accruing PD/Flex hours for 2018-19

6/5 - May 5th grade retest scores will be available

6/13 - 3rd, 4th grade Reading & Math, 5th Science scores will be available

6/14 - Last day for office staff

Week of 6/25 - STAAR, 3rd Administration

Family STEAM Night

Tuesday, April 24

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Two stations per grade level

One person per grade level to work the prize booth


Locations:

Library - Early Voting

Cafeteria - Impact - Finding hidden drugs in your child's bedroom

Kinder porch and playground - STEAM night Booths & Pokey O's

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Safety Patrol Sign Ups

We plan to have a well trained group who can start Safety Patrol on the very first day of school!


4th graders who are interested in joining the safety patrol will receive an application on April 23. They must return the application by Friday, April 27. Safety Patrol training will begin on April 30.


Please send questions to mtaylor@wisd.org.

Library - End of Year

Week of April 23 - Book Fair Week

Week of April 30 - Open for Checkout

Week of May 7 - Open for Checkout


May 11 - Last day to check out

May 17 - All books due back to the library


Please see Mrs. Gonzalez to address any special needs or concerns.

Meet the Tribe Night

May 10

Required Attendees: kindergarten teachers, grade level leaders, office staff


We will have an open house for incoming kindergarteners and rezoned families this evening. They will be able to tour the campus and pick up some information about Shackelford.


Please add this date to your parent newsletters!

End of Year Awards

Mrs. Stifle will send out the list of awards by May 1. You can assign awards for each student and all awards will be printed on a certificate. We will handle the ceremonies much like we did last year with each student coming to the podium as all their awards are announced. Dates for the awards ceremonies should already be in your outlook calendar.

Spring Testing Dates

STAAR Testing:

May 14 - 3rd & 4th grade math, 5th grade math retest

May 15 - 3rd & 4th grade reading, 5th grade reading retest

May 16 - 5th grade science

Attention, 5th graders! Are you interested in being a Chey-Anne?

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Shackelford Elementary

Principal: Theresa Burkhalter

Assistant Principal: Rusty East

Counselor: Monica Taylor