Principal Allen's Weekly Newsletter

August 26, 2019

Dear Spicewood Elementary Parents & Community Members,

Welcome to another week of learning! Although we've only been in school seven days, our students have begun to fall into a routine! Classrooms are running smoothly as teachers continue to foster a positive community of learners. This year we asked every teacher to begin the day with a class meeting which gives every student an opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings.I have loved seeing students build a positive rapport with their classmates before beginning the day. We are off to a great start!

I would like to give a shout out to the WatchDOG Dads who dedicate their time each morning to help with morning arrival - Thank you!

Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Allen,


Campus Announcements

Escorting Students to Class: Just a reminder that Friday was the last day parents were allowed to escort students to their classroom without signing in. Beginning today, all parents must sign in at the front office if you plan to enter the building during morning arrival. It is strongly recommended that you allow your student to walk to their classroom independently.

Peach Jar Flyers: We have made some changes! In the past, we have always shared flyers for after school clubs, enrichment activities and campus events through a digital folder. This year you will receive an email from Peach Jar Flyers instead. Please be sure to subscribe if you haven't already. For your convenience, we have also linked Peach Jar flyers to our Spicewood Elementary website.

Morning Arrival & Safety: I respectfully ask that drivers of golf carts follow the same rules as cars. This includes parking. We also have a designated cross walk on Tin Cup. Please use the cross walk rather than crossing in the middle of the street.

IB PYP with Mrs. Oates

(This portion of Mrs. Allen’s newsletter is contributed by Mrs. Oates, our PYP Coordinator.)

Please join us for an evening with our IB Coordinator to learn more about the IB program at Spicewood Elementary. You’ll learn more about the inquiry based classroom and how you can take an active role in supporting your child as an IB learner.

PTA General Meeting to follow

Announcements from the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Join the PTA!

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school's needs that are outside the scope of their budget and help us support our many PTA-sponsored programs and events. An annual PTA membership costs $10 and simply shows that you support parents and teachers working together to build a vibrant, engaged school community where our children thrive. #PTAPROUD

You don’t need to volunteer or come to meetings (although we love it when you do!)...joining the Spicewood PTA just shows you care.

Weekly Volunteers for the Spicewood Garden Needed

The Spicewood Garden needs your help! Please sign up and volunteer your time to water, weed, and maintain our garden. Signups can be done at: There will also be community workdays on 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16.

Please contact Stephanie Facey with any questions.

Campus Events & Dates

Thursday, August 29

6:00PM- "What is an IB Education Anyway?" presentation by IB Coordinator Mrs. Oates

6:30PM - 1st PTA General PTA Member Meeting

Monday, September 2

Labor Day Holiday- No School

Thursday, September 5

Open House

5:00PM-5:30PM Kinder & 1st

5:30PM-6:00PM 2nd & 3rd

6:00PM-6:30 4th & 5th

*Specials, TAG and Special Areas teachers will be in the Library 5:00-6:00

Monday, September 9 - Friday, September 13

Adventure Dash

Wednesday, September 18

7:00AM - 7:40AM WatchDOG's Breakfast with Dad

Friday, September 20 - Friday, September 27

Book Fair

Friday, September 27

KISS Cookout- (Check with your child's teacher for lunch time)

Monday, October 14

Holiday - No School

Tuesday, October 15

No School - Parent Student Conferences

Spicewood Elementary Vision Statement:

Spicewood aspires to be a caring community of innovative, globally minded citizens who take action.

Spicewood aspira a ser una comunidad solidaria de ciudadanos innovadores y de mentalidad global que actúen.