Wrangler Weekly

April 4, 2022

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Last Chance for Field Day Shirts!

About 95% of our students have a field day shirt ordered for this school year! We want 100% to demonstrate team spirit!


Shirts are $10 and sales will close on Monday, April 4 at midnight to ensure that all shirts arrive in time.


https://stores.inksoft.com/wil430/shop/home


Every student needs a shirt to match their class. If you need assistance purchasing a shirt, please reach out to our counselor, Ms. Pena - yvonne.pena@lcisd.org. If you would like to donate to support a student in need, please reach out to Ms. Pena. Thanks!

Ramadan

As some of you may know, Ramadan has begun. Many of our students and staff will choose to participate in this month of fasting between dawn and sunset for 29 to 30 days. During these hours, participants will not be able to eat or drink anything.


I would like to let you know that staff at Manford Williams Elementary are ready and happy to provide supports.


We will have a designated area available at lunch time for fasting students who do not wish to come to the cafeteria. Fasting students who want to sit in the cafeteria are welcome to do so and will not be required to eat or drink. During outdoor recess, fasting students are welcome to sit in a shaded area, or can request to spend this time indoors.


Please reach out to your child's teacher/front office and encourage your children to communicate with their teachers about any needs that may occur during Ramadan.


Our partnership with our school community is important. We thank our families for their communication with the campus regarding special occasions and observances that may impact the instructional day, so that we can be a source of support to all.


Anitra Wilson, Principal

Report Cards are Available to View

Report Cards are now available to view in Skyward. Please review the instructions below to access your student's 3rd nine week report card. I have also included instructions for setting up Skyward notifications, such as alerting you when your student has a grade of 70 or below. This definitely helps parents to more closely monitor student academic progress.
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April Beanstack Reading Challenge – Spring Into Reading!

Put some spring into your step and get reading! Log your reading in Beanstack to earn colorful badges all April long. There are many prizes to be won – book fair gift cards, free books, free dress day, even an arts & crafts party! Ready, set, bloom!

Books + Baseball = A winning combination!

If your Wrangler reads four books between March 28 and April 4, they will receive free tickets to a Sugarland Space Cowboys baseball game!! (formerly known as the Skeeters). Log your books into Beanstack - log as "minutes" and then add the title of the book that you read. Mrs. Smith will hand out ticket vouchers after April 18th.

Light of Hope Event

Child Advocates of Fort Bend will host a fun inclusive community event celebrating the Light of Hope campaign to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Early Childhood Virtual Spring Festival

Early Childhood and Project Learn would like to request your help to promote the upcoming Early Childhood Virtual Spring Festival. Registered families will join the Festival via Zoom to learn strategies that will help develop their child's oral language skills through play-based activities such as repetition and rhyme, total physical response, and conversation starters. The event will be presented in English on Tuesday, April 12th 5pm to 5:30pm and in Spanish on Wednesday, April 13th 5pm to 5:30pm. Families with children 2 months to Pre-K are encouraged to attend.


Register here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUmuydYT7C85EttS5P0sGLR9UMjRUWExFUU44QUk3TUxXV0Y0MkMxRlQ0Qy4u

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Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected


On a Hunt


PK-2

Find four things in your home that are purple.

Find four things in your home that are orange.

Find four things in your home that are green.

How are they alike and different? Sort them by other properties such as size, shape, texture (how it feels), and weight.


3-5

Find four things in your home that are magnetic.

Find four things in your home that are mixtures.

Find four things in your home that are transparent (you can see through).

How are they alike and different? Compare other properties such as size, shape, texture, weight, or luster (shiny or dull) if you can.

Childbuilders

Childbuilders is an organization that provides resources for parents of PK-5th grade students. Through a grant from the George Foundation, the webinar series is free this year. The 3 webinar topics and dates are as follows:

  • May 4th : Keeping Kids Safe in a Troubled World 12:00-1:00 CST
  • April 13th Feeling Stressed: Learn Mindfulness Parenting 12:00-1:00 CST
  • April 6th When Children Test Your Patience: How to Parent with Empathy 12:00-1:00 CST

PK and Kinder Round-Up Coming Soon...

It's time to get your future PK and Kinder students enrolled! Click the link for more information:


https://lcisd.org/departments/academics/prekindergarten

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Practice at Home

We hope that you all were able to get some good rest in over the break! Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!


Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.


April 4-8 School Librarian's Week

April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple

April 15 - No School

April 18 - No School

April 21 - Art Night 5-6pm

April 26 - May 5 - Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up (registration for next school year)

April 27 - May 3- Book Fair!

April 28 - ESL/PK/K Parent Night and Summer Lakes Welcome Night 4:30-6pm

April 29 - Field Day

May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 11 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.