Smoke Signals: Family Edition

February 5-9

Spring school picture day is Tuesday, February 13!

Missing a jacket? Our lost and found area is overflowing!

Calendar events for the week...

Monday, 2/5:

  • 3:15 -Showstoppers Choir practice

Tuesday, 2/6:

Wednesday, 2/7:
  • 100th day of school
  • Goodies with Grandfriends
  • No Homework Night

Thursday, 2/8:

Friday, 2/9:

Spring Events...Mark your calendars!

Februrary

2/3 - WISD STEM Expo, Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy

2/7 - Goodies with Grandfriends; No Homework Night

Week of 2/12 - 2/16 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

2/13 - 3:30 - Valentine's Dance

2/13 - Spring Pictures

2/14 - Valentine Parties

2/19 - President's day / Bad Weather Day

2/23 - DEAR Day

2/27 - CAT Meeting #3; 4th ELAR DCA Window

March

3/1 - 1st grade program

3/9 - Donuts with Dads

3/12-16 - Spring Break

3/29 - No Homework Night

3/30 - Good Friday, No School

April

4/9 - No Homework Night

4/10 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th Math

4/11 - STAAR 5th Reading

4/19 - Ladies First Field Trip

4/24 - CAT Meeting #4

4/25 - Brown Bag Lunch - Topic: Preparing for Junior High

4/26 - 2nd Grade Program

May

5/4 - No Homework Night

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

5/18 - End of year party/field day

5/21 - Seniors Serve Day

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

5/25 - 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

6/14 - Last day for office staff

Week of 6/25 - STAAR, 3rd Administration

STEM Expo

Waxahachie ISD will host our first district-wide STEM Expo on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

What: STEM challenges, STEM demonstrations and STEM competitions for all ages! Perot TECH Truck! WISD Elementary Science Fair! Robotics Competitions! Door Prizes! Food Trucks!

Where: Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

Who: All WISD Families and Waxahachie Community Members

Cost: FREE!


Please help us advertise early so families can save the date! Prizes will be given to campuses with the highest attendance. Ideas for advertising: Include WISD STEM Expo information in weekly parent newsletters & class digital communication forms, talk about the WISD STEM Expo on the announcements each day as students give a STEM related tidbit/fact/vocabulary challenge, encourage student groups to make WISD STEM Expo posters for the hallways, create a campus based incentive for the class with the most people in attendance at the WISD STEM Expo, reward all students who attend the WISD STEM Expo with a prize such as a “homework pass” and most importantly…get excited YOURSELF because we all know that is the best way to get our KIDS excited too!

We will award monthly prizes for staff members who have the most tweets/posts using #wisdstemexpo2018. STEM prizes will be awarded for the months of November, December, January and February.

If you have any questions, please contact me!

Sincerely,

Melissa Abadie

Elementary STEM/Science Curriculum Coordinator

Waxahachie ISD

February 7 is our 100th day of school & Goodies with Grandfriends

We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 7. Teachers will send home information about how they plan to celebrate with students.


In addition, we are inviting all of our grandfriends to come have "Goodies with Grandfriends" from 7:30 - 8:15 am.

Valentine's Day Events

Our campus Valentine parties will be held the afternoon of February 14. Classroom teachers will send home a list of needs and plans so that parents can volunteer to help out!


Our annual Valentine's dance will be held on February 13 from 3:15 - 4:30pm for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Information should be in your child's folder.

Spring Testing Dates

Benchmark Testing:


February 20 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

February 21 - 5th grade reading


March 5 - 3rd & 4th grade math

March 6 - 3rd & 4th grade reading

March 7 - 5th grade science


STAAR Testing:


April 10 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

April 11 - 5th grade reading


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

Campus Lunch Times

Kindergarten - 10:50 - 11:20

1st grade - 11:00 - 11:30

2nd grade - 11:35-12:05

3rd grade - 11:40-12:10

4th grade - 12:15-12:45

5th grade - 12:20-12:50

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