Chavez Lobo Letter

for the week of May 9 --May 13, 2016

LIFE PRINCIPLE OF THE WEEK--Common Sense

Definition-Common Sense is a noun, Good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.


"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."

Thomas A. Edison

STAAR TEST WEEK

Our 3rd , 4th and 5th graders will be taking STAAR tests this week. This is a big week so please make sure your students get a good nights rest the night before and a good breakfast the day of testing. We realize Sunday is Mother's Day so that is a special challenge for students to be focused the next day for testing. (Yes, we wondered too.)

Just make sure they get plenty of rest.


Students have four hours each day to complete their tests which is plenty of time. Encourage your child to take their time and not hurry.

Every teacher will telling you that rushing through the test results in the most mistakes.


Monday---Math

Tuesday--Reading

Wednesday--Science (5th)

TEACHER OF THE WEEK--Ronni Hardin Third Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Ms. Hardin and I teach 3rd grade! This year is my 12th year teaching. It is my second year at Chavez Elementary and I'm proud to be a Chavista! I have worked in Little Elm for 10 years and love being a Lobo.

I have a Master's Degree in Education from Texas Tech University. I am a proud Alumni and love to watch Red Raider Football in the fall. I also make a few trips a year to Lubbock to visit my best friend and catch a football game.

I was born in Indiana and lived there for 7 years. When I was in first grade my family moved to Pennsylvania for my dad's work. 5 years later we moved to Cedar Hill, Texas. I'm so glad our family ended up in Texas and I'm very proud to call Texas home! I graduated high school from Cedar Hill in 1998. In high school I played soccer and ran cross country. I still enjoy both sports. I play co-ed soccer with friends and run the occasional fun run with friends. I also like to spend my free time camping and kayaking.

I am a mom to 8 year old twins; a boy named Brayden and a girl named Riley. They will be in Kindergarten at Chavez next year.

Teacher Appreciation Week Overflows!

Chavez PTA and parents honored Chavez teachers with an amazing week of recognition. A Dr. Seuss theme was very creative and transformed the office area. Each day provided special treats, surprises and meals. On Friday, our PTA sold roses for $1 for students to treat their teachers. I believe they sold 30 dozen in about 30 minutes! We have the greatest parent community around. Thank you PTA and parents who sent many special treats to their teachers throughout the week. It was alot fun and you made our teachers feel quite special.

Percussion Performance

The Percussion Group performed this past Tuesday to a packed house in the music room. The Percussion Group has practiced all year long on Friday after school so this is a committed group. 22 students make up this talented group led by our amazing Mr. Duc. Over 30 parents attended to enjoy and appreciate the fruits of that hard work. Great job percussion group.

Students of the Week

Kindergarten--Mrs. Cain

Ashlynne Holt

Tavian Alonzo


1st Grade--Mrs. Everman

Nayzel Rios

Arianna Matos


2nd Grade--Mrs. Gwartney

Isabella Rogers

Gabriel Howard-Mensah


3rd Grade--Mrs. Urban

Shani Johnson

Colin Herrington



4th Grade--Mrs. Hopgood

Tristin Patterson

Jordan Bowers



5th Grade--Mrs. Nichols

Anthony Garland

Patricia Jones

Chavez Dates

May 9--STAAR TEST--3rd & 4th Math (5th retest)

May 10--STAAR Test--3rd & 4th Reading (5th retest)

May 11--STAAR Test--5th Science

May 17--Chavez " Lion King" Musical--7:00pm

May 23--Field Day---3rd-5th

May 24--Field Day--K-2

May 25--4th grade RTI Field Trip

May 26--3rd grade--Economics Fair

May 26--LEISD--Special Olympics

May 27- Weather Make-Up Day-No School

May 31--Rocket Day--5th Grade

June 1--Awards Assembly

June 2- Early Release Day

Parent Meeting for Tuition Based Preschool




The mandatory Parent Meeting and Pre-Registration for the Little Elm ISD Tuition Based Preschool program will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Chavez Elementary, 2600 Hart Road, Little Elm, Texas.


If you have not already done so, you will need to bring your $100 Non-Refundable Deposit to Zellars this week along with the attached Payment Voucher to secure your child's place in the program. Cash or checks made payable to Little Elm ISD. Deposits for returning students will transfer, but Deposit Waiver forms must be submitted this week to confirm your child's place.


Please review the attached revised 2016-2017 Parent Handbook. Tuition prices have been increased to $550 per month ($4950 per school year).


YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION WITH YOU IN ORDER TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD ON MAY 11TH:



  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunizations
  • Social Security Card (Optional)
  • Parent’s Driver’s License
  • Proof of Residency - Utility Bill, Rental Agreement or Contract to build a home (out-of-district applicants will need to apply for Transfer)



If you have any questions or conflicts, please contact this office as soon as possible.

Band Instrument Drive for future 6th Graders


Calling all Future Lobo Band Families!! The Instrument Drive for incoming 6th grade band students is scheduled forSaturday, May 14 from 9am to noon in the Lakeside Cafeteria. This is a come and go event where families can meet with the music store about obtaining their student's instrument. Band Staff will be on hand to answer questions. If your student has not been tested for their instrument, this day could also be used to finalize that process! Please contact Mrs. Carter (mcarter@littleelmisd.net) for any questions.

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