Smoke Signals: Staff Edition

March 18-22

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Let's Grow Together!

Let's have each other's backs...stay positive in all interactions...uplift others...and FINISH STRONG!
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Shackelford Day at Chili's

Tuesday will be a great day to order out at Chili's! Place your order online and pick up lunch for your team...Or...order dinner for the family so you don't have to cook Tuesday night .
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This week...

Monday, 3/18 Professional Development Day, student holiday

  • 8:00 - report to campus
  • 8:45 - all classroom teachers report to curriculum for Education Galaxy Training for 9:00 session.
  • 9:45 - session ends, return to campus
  • 10:00 - 11:30 - work in rooms, complete dyslexia training, plan with team.
  • 1:00 - Return from lunch
  • 1:30 - Staff meeting and STAAR Training, library, required for all staff
  • 4:00 - work day ends.

Tuesday, 3/19

  • Grading Period 4 begins
  • Telpas Testing in the library
  • 8:30- Fundraiser Kickoff for K, 1, 2, cafeteria
  • 9:00 - Fundraiser Kickoff for 3,4,5, cafeteria
  • 9:00 - DLT, Burkhalter off campus

Wednesday, 3/20

  • Telpas Testing, day 2, library
  • Burkhalter out - Jury Duty

Thursday, 3/21


  • Wear Crazy Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!
  • RTI Day - Please submit Tier 2 & 3 names as soon as possible. Please complete any forms or request forms to be open so they may be filled out prior to the meeting.


  • 3rd & 5th ELAR DCA Window
Friday, 3/22

Order a yearbook today!

The 2018-19 Shackelford Yearbook is on sale! The book is only $20. Order today so that you have a guaranteed copy! We will not have extras for sale in May.

Order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com using Shackelford's code: 12976619.

For more information contact Ms. Woodrow at awoodrow@wisd.org or Ms. Yrigoyen at byrigoyen@wisd.org.


Don't miss out on the memories! Order your copy today! Sales end March 31.

Upcoming Events...

March -

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

28 - 2nd grade program

April -

2 - 1st grade COGAT testing window

5- STAAR Rally - 4th & 5th grades

9 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th math

10 - STAAR 5th reading

11 - I love my school day!

16 - CAT Meeting

18 - Ambassadors Field Trip

19 - Good Friday, staff/student holiday

22 - Earth Day

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

29 - 5/24 - EOY Testing window

May -

3 - School Lunch Hero day, honor our cafeteria staff

3 - Volunteer Breakfast or Lunch

6 - 10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

8 - PIE Luncheon

10 - Muffins with Mom

10 - STAAR Rally Grades 3/4/5

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 - Grade Placement committee meetings

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

21 - 4th Grade AG day, Expo Center

22 - Grade Placement Committee Meetings

23 - K, 1, 2 Awards Programs

24 - 3rd & 4th grade Awards program

24 - Donuts with Dad

27 - Memorial Day Holiday, student/staff holiday

28 - End of year Party

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

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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