Wrangler Weekly

May 8, 2022

Thank you

Thank you for showering our staff with lots of love this past week! Hopefully all of you mothers and others that have stepped in to support our Wranglers are showered with love on this special day! Thank you to all of you for all you do!


Visitors are not allowed on campus during testing days for testing security purposes.

STAAR Dates:

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 11 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

No cell phones or personal electronic devices during STAAR

"As per the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices including smart watches, laptops, tablet computers, portable listening or recording devices, cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet and any other electronic device during testing is not permitted.

Electronic devices must be powered off and turned in to the Test Administrator to hold until ALL students have completed the test. Being in possession of any electronic device(s) will result in NOT SCORING the test and disciplinary action will be taken by campus administration.

Telecommunications devices that disrupt the education process, are used inappropriately or when not allowed by a teacher or staff member or used in violation of the Student Code of Conduct may be temporarily confiscated. School personnel will collect the electronic device and turn it in to the principal's office. Parents, guardians, and/or a third party that retains legal right of ownership may obtain release of the electronic device for a monetary fine of $15.00."

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Not too late for book fair...

Thank you to all of our families who supported the book fair! The book fair was a huge success and we could not have done it without you! It was a fundraiser for the library: supporting library events and programs and purchasing new books for the library. Additionally, our Wranglers will have a lot of new books to read over the summer! If you missed the in-person book fair, you can still shop online until May 9th. Click the link below and then select “Shop the Store.” Orders ship directly to your home. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/williamselementaryschool21

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Library books are due back from all Williams Wranglers on Friday, May 13, 2022. Thank you in advance for your assistance in returning all library books or paying a replacement fee if the book is lost. Please contact Mrs. Smith at sesmith@lcisd.org with any questions.

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Register Now! (flyers below)

  1. Connect Family Event – Splash into Summer Learning by joining the Connect Family Events team on Saturday, June 4th as we partner with the Children's Museum of Houston to bring the Parent Stars "Fun Shop" to LCISD. Elementary students and their families will engage in hands-on activities that focus on themes such as math, science, literacy, art, and physical activity. You won't want to miss the fantastic lineup of community members sharing summer themed read-alouds, the Storytime Mini-Musical "Chicken Big" from Books Alive!, Screen Printing with Danny Russo, plus the LEAF Choice Books Shopping Experience, family games, prizes and more! LCISD elementary students and their families are eligible to register for this no-cost event. Registered families will receive a pass for 6 people to visit the Children's Museum of Houston/Ft. Bend Discovery Center. Link: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUpB5s_TZpnpFgvruV_GFbStURVZIMlBXWEtZWklHSTFHMURWM09VSzZNQy4u
  2. Camp ConnectRising 2nd through 5th grade students (currently in 1st through 4th grade) may register to experience the adventure of summer camp while engaging in hands-on activities that unleash their inner maker, scientist, artist, and coder — all in a collaborative, inclusive environment that cultivates wonder and a knack for exploration. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and is required for this no-cost opportunity. There are (3), five-day sessions beginning Monday, June 6th and continuing through Friday, June 27th. Priority consideration will be given to students enrolled at a Title I campus and a total of 300 students will be served. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Nutritious snacks and water will be available. Link: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUoOSbdXg0s9HjiAhGQCcvrVUMFlTSENMS0hSNDlCREJLM1oxVkMzTVkwRCQlQCN0PWcu
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Message from Coach Cavallo, GRHS

We are having our Little Longhorns football camp May 31-June 3 and would love for all the Wranglers to come. Let's build the Maroon track spirit this year!

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Polly Ryon Middle School Band Info for 5th Graders

It's that time of year where we finally get to meet our future Longhorn Band members at one of our beginner selection dates. The dates for instrument selection are Friday, May 13 and Saturday May 14 at the Polly Ryon Cafeteria.

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Quail Cam is Up!

We are excited to share that our Quail Eggs have arrived, and our “Quail Cam” is live streaming from the Science Lab.

To get to the Livestream visit our campus youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8yMQdwry9V1ddPmtBH6Grg

We expect the quails to start hatching around May 9th!

Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected

Counting Coins


Get a pile of coins. Sort them by pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. How many ways can you make 10¢? 25¢? 40¢?


Get a pile of coins. Name the price of an item, for example 64¢. How much change would you get back if you paid with $1.00? Use the coins to help you. Repeat using different prices.

Practice at Home

Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!

Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 11 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math


May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.