Mustang Country News

"Setting the Stage for Learning/Success!"

Week of March 21-25

Mission Statement

Our goal is to value the individual child, to promote self-esteem, and to provide an education of excellence in a safe and nurturing environment.

A Note from your Principal...

Welcome Back! Whether your time off was spent at home or away, I hope that you were able to unplug and enjoy life!

The next few months will be busy as we enter the assessment season. First, on the horizon, is 4th and 5th grade STAAR testing. With that being said, it is imperative that we protect classroom instructional time and provide our scholars with the most effective instruction. Your presence during this crucial period is paramount to the success of our scholars. TEACHING AND LEARNING must be our main priority! EVERY INSTRUCTIONAL MOMEMT MUST BE PROTECTED!


School is back in session so here's to a great week of teaching and learning!


Mr. Bennett

Mandatory Summer Personalized PD

Teachers you will now be required to complete 14 credits (2 days) of PD during the summer. Please plan accordingly.

Literacy Cadre

The next round of PD for K-2 reading teachers will be March 21-23.


Professional Development for 3-5 grade reading cadre members will be on April 7.

Assessment~At~A~Glance!

MARCH

7-April 6--TELPAS (K-5)

29--STAAR Writing (Grades 4)

29--STAAR Math (Grades 5)

30--STAAR Reading (Grades 5)

APRIL

4-22--STAAR ALT 2 Assessment Window (3)

4-8--ES Art Performance ACP (Grades 5)

12-15--Student Survey Window (Grades 3-5)

12-22--ITBS/LOGRAMOS Window (K-2)--WILL CLARIFY

18-19--ES Gym ACP (Grade 4)

20-21-ES Music Performance ACP (Grade 3)

May

9--STAAR Math (Grades 3, & 4)

9--STAAR Math Re-test (Grades 5)

10--STAAR Reading (Grades 3, & 4)

10--STAAR Reading Re-test (Grades 5)

11--STAAR Science (Grades 5)

2-27--Istation's ISIP Assessment EOY (K-2)

18-26--ACP (Grades 3-5)

Week~At~A~Glance

March

21~Monday

  • D.E.A.R. 7:55-8:10

22~Tuesday

  • D.E.A.R 7:55-8:10
  • Instructional Grade Level Meetings
  • SST Meeting 3:10
  • PTA Meeting 5:15

23~Wednesday

  • D.E.A.R. 7:55-8:10
  • W.O.W. (Writing on Wednesday's)
  • 5th Grade Bytes 4 Kids

24~Thursday

  • D.E.A.R. 7:55-8:10
  • Pep Rally
  • PLC 3:30-5:00

25~Friday

  • Inclement Weather Day (No School)/Saturday School

Spring ACP Film Festival

Registration is now open in Curriculum Central! Please register to attend!
Elementary date: April 9

March Birthdays

5~ Ms. Meza
9~ Ms. Alvarez
11~Ms. Payton
18~Ms. Pryor
20~Ms. Waggoner
22~Ms. Taylor

Leadership Quote of the Week

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability empower others.

~John Maxwell