Chavez Eagle Express

Week of January 19, 2015


Four Chavez student's PTA Reflection's art is going to state. The following students won an Award of Excellence at Council and are forwarded on to be judged at the state level.

Congratulations students!

Cooper Falk- Photography

Chelsea Rosales- Photography

Talia Ludwig- Literature

Jordyn Rice- Art

MLK Holiday---No School Monday.

Monday we will be observing Martin Luther King Day. There will be no school on Monday. Enjoy a great three day weekend.


Definition: ATTITUDE--A feeling or way of thinking that affects a person's behavior.

"Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving their goal."--Thomas Jefferson


Kathy Moreno: 1st Grade Teacher

My name is Kathy Moreno and I am honored to be the teacher of the week this week! It was amazing to see how many students I have taught at Chavez when I was given the award! I had students represented in 1st-5th grade! I also have many students who come back to see me when there are special events! This puts a big smile on my face! It has been a blessing to call Chavez my home!

I graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have been in education for 9 years and all of those years have been at Chavez! I have taught 3rd, 4th and 1st grade. I am currently teaching 1st grade and I love every one of my first graders! It is a fun age! I love being involved at Chavez and currently serve on the PTA board as the Events chair! I love helping plan activities that bring our Chavez students and families together!

I have been married to my husband, Raphael, for almost 11 years (coming up in March)! We have an amazing daughter, Ryleigh, who is in first grade here at Chavez! Both my husband and I grew up in the Carrollton Farmers Branch area and liked it so much we stayed and currently live in Carrollton. It is close to both sides of our families!

When I am not teaching I play soccer (both indoor and outdoor). I also coach Pink Ladies FC (yes I am a BIG Grease fan!) with my husband. It is my daughter’s soccer team and we have been coaching it for 2 years and have enjoyed it very much! My daughter is also involved in dance three days a week so when we are not on the pitch we are at the dance studio. We enjoy spending time as a family and taking care of our pets, 2 dogs (Mr. Peabody and Roxie) and a cat (Chewy). Oh, and I cannot forget the two fish, Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer. We also love watching Texas Longhorn’s football and Dallas Cowboy’s football (SNIFF)!

I am a Chavista for life and am honored to be this week’s teacher of the week! Go Eagles!

Students of the Week

Kindergarten--Mrs. Bemenio

Vayden Carroll

Elena Gonzalez

1st Grade--Mr. Ramos

Aaliyah Pitts

Yurem Martinez

2nd Grade--Mrs. Gwartney

A'Tianna Rogers

Diego Chavarria

3rd Grade--Mrs. Cota

Isabella Nana

Ben Terry

4th Grade--Mrs. Sparks

Danny Flores Alonso

Celeste Montoya

5th Grade--Ms. Hammond

Emily Trimble

Andy Kremer


Jan 19--MLK Holiday--No School

Jan 27--5:45 PTA meeting

Jan 27--6:00pm Academic Fair

Feb 9-13--Bookfair

Feb 10--Muffins for Mom 7:00am

Feb 16--President's Day--Student Holiday

Feb 18--3rd & 4th Benchmark--Reading

Feb 19--3rd & 4th Benchmark--Math, 5th Science

Feb 24--3rd Grade Choir Performance--6:00pm

Feb 27--11:20--Early Release--Staff Development

Mar 2-6 Texas Public Schools Week

Mar 3---Open House----5:30--7:00pm

Mar 6--Kinder Horse Parade

Mar 6--Grandparents Day Lunch

Mar 9-13 Spring Break

Mar 20--1st and 2nd Grade Spelling Bee