January 16, 2022
3rd grade is in the lead with our Beanstack Challenge!
From January 1 to January 31, Williams will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our students to read at least 20 minutes every day during the month of January – more is better! - and keep track of their reading on Beanstack, found in ClassLink. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading, Wranglers!
The Great Kindness Challenge - from Ms. Pena
Dear Wranglers ,
We are proud to announce that Williams has joined The Great Kindness Challenge 2022. During the month of January, we will Erase the Hate with acts of kindness! The word “hate” will be displayed on a school wide bulletin board and our objective is to cover (“erase”) the entire word by performing random acts of kindness. We are a No Place for Hate recognized campus, and The Great Kindness Challenge event will provide us with an opportunity to create a community of unity and kindness!
Attached you will find a list of random acts of kindness. We encourage all Wranglers to “Pay It Forward” by completing five acts of kindness over the next two weeks. Your child will decorate a heart for every act of kindness they have completed. It will then be added to our event bulletin board. There will be paper hearts located in the front office for any additional family members that wish to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. Stay tuned for an update on our Erase the Hate with Kindness bulletin board!
$1.00 Candygrams! Sponsored by Williams Student Council. Send holiday greetings to your friends, teachers, and classmates! Parents can send one to their kids! Fill out and cut the boxes below & include $1 for each message. All Orders Are Due By February 14th.
Williams Elementary Grade Level Talent Show Coming Soon...
Lamar Educational Awards Foundation - Men Who Cook
Practice at Home
Weekly Parent-School Connection
Compare and Contrast
Select 5-10 of your favorite items. What is the same about them (compare)? What is different about them (contrast)? Think about their color, size, shape, and texture.
Select 5-10 of your favorite items. What is the same about them (compare)? What is different about them (contrast)? Think about their color, size, shape, and texture. What items have two or three things alike? Which item is most unique? Why?
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
Spring Semester Important Dates
*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.
January 17 - MLK Day - no school
January 18 - Middle of Year MAPs Science Testing 2nd - 5th grades
January 20 - NW 2 Report Cards posted to Skyward
January 21 - Outdoor Lunch - pay $1
January 24-28 - The Great Kindness Challenge (Monday - Wear your favorite outfit, Tuesday - Dress like a superhero, Wednesday - Wear cultural attire or red, white, and blue, Thursday - Wear your favorite team jersey or shirt, Friday - Wear your rockstar attire)
February 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
February 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
February 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
February 8 - STAAR Information Zoom for parents of students in grades 3rd - 5th
February 9 - Spring and Class Pictures
February 10 - Grade Level Talent Shows during specials
February 11 - Early Release at 11:30am
February 14 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1
February 24 - Books Alive! Theatre production at Williams
February 25 - Go Texan Day - wear Western gear
February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America Week (daily themed dress up days)
March 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
March 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
March 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
March 3 - Art Night 6pm
March 4 - PTO Dance
March 10 - Jump Rope for Heart competition during specials
March 11 - Early Release at 11:30am
March 11 - School Wide Talent Show
March 14 - 18 Spring Break - no school
March 25 - Dare to Care Friday - wear red
March 25 - Outdoor Lunch - pay $1
March 31 - Report Cards posted in Skyward
April 4-8 School Librarian's Week
April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple
April 15 - No School
April 18 - No School
April 25-29 - Book Fair!
April 29 - Field Day
May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246
May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt
May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
May 10 - STAAR 5th 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
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.
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.