Isbell Elementary

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Dodson’s Dish

  • Welcome 2016! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe winter break. With the unpredictable Texas weather, I am happy to hear that everyone made it back to Frisco safe and sound.

  • Did you know that each Frisco ISD campus is designated two weeks during the school year where they supply the Frisco Family Services items? Donating within the community is such a great way to teach our children to give to others. Over the next two weeks, Isbell Elementary will be collecting items to donate to the food pantry. For every item your child will get a cotton ball to put on their classroom snowman. The classroom with the most cotton balls will have their teacher dress up as a snowman for the day! Last day for donations is Friday, January 15th. See attached flyer

  • Our wonderful student council will box up all items on January 15th for the food truck to collect. Please feel free to donate as many items as you can. Your classroom teacher will email a list of specifics that the the food bank is asking for after the holidays. Thank you in advance for donations.

  • Carpool- Please pull all the way forward. Be courteous to all drivers in the carpool.

  • Lost and Found Items

Tomorrow is the last day to get your items from our lost and found before we load them up and donate them. Please have your child look during their lunch times or before school starts. (Their teachers have been reminding them also this week.) Our lost and found is in our cafeteria. You as a parent can come and look also in the morning between 7:30am and 8:00am or during your students lunch time, you will need to check in at the front office first.

UT Coding Club

After school coding club run by UT Dallas coming to Isbell starting February 2nd for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! See attached flyer.

Yearbook Ordering Time!

Click on the link below to order your student an Isbell 2015-16 Yearbook.

5th Grade Parents

Don’t forget to send a baby and current picture of your 5th grader to Mr. Meyers (

Student Council News

Spirit Sticks will be sold by student council every Wednesday morning starting at 7:20am! They got some cute new ones in, so come and check them out!

Choir News:

Choir practice will start up again on January 11th

Reading Night

Reading Night will be here on Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00-7:30. There will be lots of fun reading activities for the whole family! Hope to see you there!!! Rowdy the Dallas Cowboys Mascot will be at Isbell from 6-7pm for our Reading Night!!!

Green Team News

Your Isbell Green Team is currently collecting gently used shoes to send overseas to those in need. Have your student bring in these shoes and put them in the box labeled shoes by the cafe.

Chick- Fil- A Spirit Day

Chick-Fil-A spirit Day is January 12th all day! When you order breakfast, lunch or dinner that day please let your cashier know that you are with Isbell Elementary School.

Isbell Parent Program

Mark your calendar for January 19th @ 9:00 a.m. here at Isbell for a parent program about “Media Madness”.

See attached flyer.

VMS 5th and 6th Grader parent meeting

What: 5th Grade to 6th Grade Parent Meeting

Where: VMS Café

When: February 2nd, 2016

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Library News

Pre K Storytime!!!

Our next Pre K Storytime is Wednesday, January 13th at 8:30! We will be playing music, singing songs and reading great books. At the end of storytime, kids are welcome to check out books from the Isbell library. Please RSVP if you can attend, hope to see you there!!! RSVP here

Bluebonnet Book Program Reminder!

Please remind your 3rd, 4th and 5th grader that the deadline to read 5 bluebonnet books is this Friday, January 8th!! For every book they read, they must complete the Bluebonnet form which is located on the Isbell Library website.

Read to Succeed!

Isbell is participating in Six Flag’s Read to Succeed Reading Program, if your child reads 360 minutes by February 19th, they will get a free Six Flags ticket! Flyers went home with your child last week, if you need an additional one you can pick it up in the library.

Artwork Wanted

! If you love to draw and paint, then this project is for you!!! The Isbell Library is looking for amazing artwork to help decorate the library walls!! If you would like your artwork featured in the Isbell Library, please read the guidelines below:

Library Art Guidelines:

· All artwork must have a “reading theme”. For example: it could be the cover of your favorite book or just a picture that shows that reading can take you places. Get creativity!

· The artwork needs to be on a 16 x 20 sized canvas. You can

purchase the canvas at any local art store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc).

· There is no deadline for this project, we will display the artwork as they come in!

· Turn your artwork in to Mrs. Beathard when finished!

I’m looking forward to seeing your art come to life in the Library!

Questions? Email Mrs. Beathard at

Dates for your calendar:

January 4- 15th- Frisco Family Services Food Drive

January 12th – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day!

January 13th – Therapy Dogs in the Library
Pre K Story time in the Library from 8:30am to 9am

January 15th - GMI

January 18th – No School

January 19th – Media Madness Parent Program

January 26th – Mindset Book Club meeting- Will be rescheduled

January 29th – Last Day to order your student a 2015-16 Isbell Year Book!

January 29th – GMI

February 2nd- VMS 5th & 6th Grader Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm in the Vandeventer Cafe

FISD calendar: - For more information on the below events please go to and click on the calendar link

January 14th - Coffee Talk with District Leaders at Independence High School

January 18th – No School - Holiday

January 19th - School Board Meeting

January 25th – Rising Freshman Information Night

January 27th- College Fair @ Lone Star High School