Travis Intermediate

Timberwolf Times

March 5, 2019

Student Safety Concerns

(For students being dropped off in the morning)

To ensure students are able to enter the building in a safe manner we are asking that you drop students off in the morning on the side closest to the building. Please don’t pull up near the school entrance and have students walk across the street to enter the building. We have had too many incidents and close calls and we want to ensure students are able to safely enter the building in the morning. Parents, please be sure you are adhering to the crossing guards directions and not parking in the no parking zones in the morning. Conroe ISD police may issue tickets if you are non-compliant.

Travis Intermediate Game Night

Be sure to come to our game night here at Travis on March 21st from 5:30-7:00. You may bring the whole family to participate in games that are geared toward student success! We will have healthy snacks for all and door prizes to give away. We're excited and would love for you to join in on the fun.

Important Reminders


  • Instruction begins promptly at 8:50 a.m. and dismissal at 3:55 p.m.
  • All transportation changes should be sent to your child’s teacher in writing. If an unplanned change occurs, please notify the school before 3:15 p.m.
  • Please limit checking your son or daughter out early from school. They miss valuable instruction by leaving early.
  • All students who leave campus by car during dismissal will need to report to the car rider line.

Important Dates


  • March 8 Kona Ice/Early Release
  • March 11-15 Spring Break
  • March 21 Game Night 5:30pm-7:00pm
  • March 27 6th Grade Reading Benchmark
  • March 28 5th Grade Science Benchmark
  • March 30 CISD Honor Choir Clinic and Concert

Principal's Corner

Parents,

In an effort to limit interruptions in the classrooms, we will no longer be calling the classes to have students pick up lunches from the office. We ask that parents please send lunches with their students in the morning. If you do choose to bring a lunch during the day, please arrive at the student’s designated lunch time and be prepared to sign in with a valid ID and deliver the lunch to the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

5th Grade Curriculum Spotlight

In math, students will begin the Financial Literacy Unit. In this unit students will define income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, and property tax. Students will also explain the difference between net and gross income, and identify the advantages and disadvantages of different payment methods. A system for keeping and using financial records will be developed, and knowing what actions need to taken to balance a budget when expenses exceed income. Students will finish the month reviewing for the upcoming STAAR Test on April 9, 2019. 5th grade science will continue to study organisms and their ecosystems. To give a real world experience, feel free to take a walk outside with your child and look for plants and animals. Have a discussion about what those organisms need to survive. In social studies, we will finish up the Civil War. We will begin with Reconstruction and learn about how the country grew after the civil war. We will explore the West, the Homestead Act, and eventually overseas. In reading, students are preparing to take the STAAR test. We will review different genres, and practice our testing strategies. Some of the genres we will review are: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Expository text. At home, students are encouraged to read their library book or a book of their choice and use Achieve 3000.

6th Grade Curriculum Spotlight

In math, students will represent and interpret numeric and categorical data graphically, including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots. They will summarize data distributions with numerical summaries, including the mean, median, mode and range. Students will also distinguish between situations that yield data with and without variability. In science, students will begin the month by studying objects in space and gravity. At the end of the month students will study the characteristics of cells and living organisms. In reading, our students are studying drama and comparing text. At home, students are encouraged to read their library book or a book of their choice and use Achieve 3000. In social studies, we will continue to explore Asia. We will be learn about different religions and geographic features of the region. Towards the end of the month we will begin exploring Africa. Thank you to all of our 6th grade Social Studies teachers and students for a great presentation at our Multicultural Night.

CONTACT US

Charita Smith, Principal

Pamela Britton, Assistant Principal

(936) 709-7000

Visit our website: http://travis.conroeisd.net/

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