Willie Brown Elementary News

November 4, 2016

House Point Winners

Congratulations to these cuties! Thank you for showing great character!

Colors for Caring Day Monday

On the first Monday of each month in the 2016-17 school year, Mansfield ISD is encouraging the community to wear a color that represents a cancer that affected the life of a loved one.

View a cancer color chart here. (Pink is associated with breast cancer, dark blue is designated for colon cancer, gold is the color for children’s cancers, etc. Not every cancer has a specific color designation, so multicolor or lavender can be worn to recognize those cancers.)

Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas was very grateful for the support he received during his bout with thymoma cancer, so he wants to continue to spread the power of community support through the Colors for Caring initiative he implemented last school term.

Jet's Dough-Raiser Spirit Night Monday

All Pro Dads Wednesday

Come out to WBE Wednesday morning at 7:30 with your child to enjoy breakfast and fellowship with other dads.

College Day Wednesday

Show your college or university spirit on Wednesday!

Survey for Texas Education Agency on ESSA

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking input from parents regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. This is the version of law that is replacing No Child Left Behind.


We need your help developing the state’s approach to implementing ESSA to ensure students in Texas receive a high-quality education that prepares them for the future. As part of the development of Texas’ state plan, TEA is seeking input from a range of stakeholders and the public. This survey provides you an opportunity to share your views on how Texas should implement provisions of ESSA. We value your voice and appreciate you taking the time to provide input to inform the development of Texas' state plan.

Please complete the survey by 5:00 pm (CT) Friday, November 18, 2016

Parent Information Meeting - Save the Date

Topic: MISD Gifted and Talented Program

When: Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00pm

Where: WBE Library

Topics to be discussed: criteria for qualifying, screening process, services provided

Come out and learn about the MISD Gifted and Talented program!

GT Assessment Timeframes for 2016-2017:
Kinder – Nominations Dec. 1-16, Testing Jan. 23-Feb 3, Parent Notification by Feb. 10

1st, 3rd, and 4th grade – Nominations Jan. 23-31, Testing Feb. 1-28, Parent Notification by April 28 (Students who have already been identified and accepted in the MISD GT program do not need to be tested again.)

2nd grade – all students screened (no nominations required) Nov. 2-17, Parent Notification by April 28