Smoke Signals: Family Edition

January 7-11, 2019

Happy New Year!

Greetings Shackelford family,


As I sit here in my comfy chair and pajamas enjoying my 3rd cup of coffee this Sunday morning, I am so thankful for the wonderful holiday that is finishing. My family and I were able to spend a lot of time together. The break was a great time for us to recharge, relax, and get our minds & bodies ready for the 2nd semester ahead of us. I know that we are ready for all the things we have planned for the spring! I have tried to include as many dates for your spring calendar as I can below.


Students will notice a big change in our building Monday morning! The stripes through the hallways in our building have been repainted to Indian green. We are so excited about the positive change this update brings to Shackelford. The remainder of the building will be repainted over the summer.


I love the idea of a clean slate going into the new year. It gives us a fresh start and a chance to dream bigger. I know that spring will be our time to shine and all of our Big Dreams will come true! I'm looking forward to seeing all of our students smiling faces back on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:40 am!


Sincerely,

T. Burkhalter

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This week...

Monday, 1/7


  • 8:00-4:00 - Staff Work day

Tuesday, 1/8

  • 8:00-4:00 - Staff Professional Development day

Wednesday, 1/9

  • 1st day of the 2nd semester, Grading period 3 begins, students return to school!
Thursday, 1/10
  • Mid Year testing window begins - DRA/Istation/Education Galaxy/dyslexia screening (1st grade), COGAT testing (5th grade)

Friday, 1/11

  • Report card #2 goes home
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Upcoming Events...

January -

14- 5th grade GT testing

15 - 5th grade GT testing

16 - police Winner Breakfast

16 - Spelling Bee

17 - Science Fair

25 - 4th grade field trip to the Perot Museum


February -

18 - President's Day, no school, weather day

22 - DEAR day

25 - Benchmark Week - 4th writing, 5th math & reading

27 - Breakfast with a police officer


March -

6 - 5th grade Career Day at Lumpkins Stadium

7 - First Grade program

8 - Parent Conference day - student holiday

11-15 - Spring Break

18 - Professional Development day, student holiday

19 - Grading Period 4 begins

22 - Report Cards go home

25-29 - Benchmark Week - 3 & 4 Reading & Math, 5 Science

28 - 2nd grade program


April -

2 - 1st grade COGAT testing window

9 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th math

10 - STAAR 5th reading

11 - I love my school day!

16 - CAT Meeting

19 - Good Friday, staff/student holiday

22 - Earth Day

25 - 3rd grade field trip to Ft. Worth Museum

29 - 5/24 - End of Year Testing window


May -

3 - School Lunch Hero day, honor our cafeteria staff

3 - Volunteer Appreciation

6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

8 - PIE Luncheon

10 - Muffins with Mom

13-17 - STAAR Testing - 3 & 4 Reading & math, 5th science, 5th M & R retest

15 - Breakfast with a police officer

20 - College & Career Day

20 - Seniors Serve Day (tentative)

20-24 - Spring Book Fair

21 - 5th grade Talent Show 8:00-10:00

21 - 4th Grade AG day, Expo Center

23 - K, 1, 2, 3 Awards Programs

24 - 4th grade Awards program

27 - Memorial Day Holiday, student/staff holiday

28 - End of year Party

29 - Students last day, Elephant Walk (5th), 5th Awards, Early Release

30 - Staff Work Day

31 - Staff Work Day


June -

3 - Teacher work Day

4 - Teacher Flex Day #2

5 - Teacher Flex Day #3

10 - Start summer work schedule - 7:30-3:30 M-Th

25-26 - 3rd round of STAAR, 5th grade

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email tburkhalter@wisd.org to sign up!

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Shackelford Elementary

Principal: Theresa Burkhalter

Assistant Principal: Brittany Griffith

Counselor: Monica Taylor