Falcon News

3/7/20

Principal Message

We have had a busy few weeks. This week was extremely special as we celebrated Dr. Sueses' birthday. Teachers from across the campus read to other classes. It was fun for kids to meet other teachers.


We have a full week planned this week with Track and Field. Because we have 820 kids, we have split the grade levels into two days. PK-2 will be on Thursday and grades 3-5 will be on Friday. The kids have earned a disco party for the amazing levels of participation we had with the Jump Rope for Heart program. Those are also on Thursday and Friday.


How to contact the principal and assistant principal: The best way to reach Emily Marshall, assistant principal, and myself is through email. We use Dojo to share school wide events. The best way to reach Ms. Marshall is emily.marshall@hayscisd.net and me at kathy.noack@hayscisd.net. We want to make sure we respond to you within 24 hours so this helps ensure we don't miss your messages.

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DI

Destination Imagination is project-based learning, and blends with STEM education. We wanted to bring DI to Pfluger to allow students to get inspired, lead, and build up their teamwork abilities. This gives students the opportunity to explore and utilize their creativity. This is the first year that we are having DI at Pfluger. It’s a group of 7 students that are competing in the Engineering Category. Our team is called the Soaring Falcons! We are all FALCONS, and we want to SOAR at our challenges. We have been challenged to build a bridge out of duct tape and playing cards! And create a script to go along with it. TEAMWORK makes the DREAM WORK!


As a result, the Soaring Falcons competed at a region wide tournament, and placed 6th out of 13 in the Engineering Category. They also earned the highest score Raw Score in their Instant Challenge, at all levels, and categories. Overall, they felt successful, and all said that this is something that they would want to do again!


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Falcon Choir

The award winning Falcon Choir is an non-auditioned group of 4th & 5th graders. Students spend 1.5 hours every week building their musicianship and music literacy skills after school. The Falcon choir performs at Pfluger’s Fine Arts Night, sings at local nursing homes, and competes at the Central Texas Children’s Choral Festival. Mrs. Wilson’s choirs have received sweepstakes for their excellent singing and sight-reading skills for the past 5 years at this contest.

Girlstart STEM program

The Pfluger Elementary After School Girlstart STEM Program serves 30 students. The program is free for students through a partnership with Girlstart. Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM. Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for 4th and 5th grade girls at Pfluger. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers. Further, club members receive free registration for a STEM conference and week long summer camp.