May Family Updates
It's hard to believe that we have only four more weeks left until the end of the school year. This has been an amazing year filled with so many wonderful accomplishments. We appreciate your partnership and know that many of the things we do wouldn't be possible without you!
There are a lot of end of year events going on this month and we want you to be a part of them. Please take a moment to review our calender of events (below) so that you may celebrate with us!
Again, thanks so much for an incredible year! We appreciate your partnership.
Principal Spears and the QVE Family
STAAR Testing Coming Up Next Week!
· Grade 3 & 4 Math, Grade 5 Math Re-test – STAAR
· Grade 3 & 4 Reading, Grade 5 Reading Re-Test – STAAR
· Grade 5 Science STAAR
On Test Day---
Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast
Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity (Narang, 2008).
Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help her practice some relaxation techniques that she can try once she's taking the test (Narang, 2008).
For the entire article visit http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/parent-tips-how-help-your-child-prepare-standardized-tests
What's Up at QVE this Month?
Math District Assessment Grade 2 - MSI Retest 2,3,4
Teacher Appreciation Week
National School Nurse Day
Library Book Check-outs End
Grade 3 & 4 Math, Grade 5 Math Re-test – STAAR
Grade 3 & 4 Reading, Grade 5 Reading Re-Test – STAAR
Grade 5 Science STAAR
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night5:00-8:00
Spring Carnival! 4:00-8:00
1st Grade Field Trip - Main Street Theater
Fort Bend Library Summer Reading Programs Presentation
Global Leadership Day (rescheduled)4:30-6:00
4th Grade Field Trip
QVE Eagle Choir Spring Concert2:00-3:00
QVE Eagle Choir Spring Concert6:00-7:00
Student Library Books Due
QVE Stars Talent Show 8:30-10:00
QVE Stars Talent Show 1:30-3:00
Synergize Celebration 2:15-3:00
5th Grade Party
Last Student Day/Early Dismissal at 12:10PM
Report cards sent home
Teacher Library Books Due
Teacher Work Day
Below are the times for the End-of-Year Ceremonies for each grade level.
Tuesday, May 31- First Grade 8:30-9:15
Second Grade 9:15-10:00
Pre-K (AM) 10:00 Pre-K (PM) 1:15
Wednesday, June 1- Third Grade 8:30
Fourth Grade 2:00
Thursday, June 2- Fifth Grade 8:30
QVE presents Global Leadership Day
Dear QVE Families,
On Tuesday, May 17th at 4:30 pm you are cordially invited to experience the power of student leadership and observe students being partners in their own learning! You will hear student testimonials about how being a leader has impacted their lives at home and in school and observe amazing student performances that will leave you inspired!
We look forward to sharing this experience with you as we teach our students and staff the importance of Leading and Learning Every Day!
The QVE Family
Leader in Me Update
Next year our school will officially become a Leader in Me School! We are currently raising money and taking donations to reach this goal. Leadership has been a strong focus in our learning community for the past two years and we have seen dynamic changes in student behavior as well as our school culture.
In order to prepare our students for jobs in the 21st century we must provide them with opportunities to communicate, problem-solve, and innovate. Our students must view themselves as active participants in the learning process.
We live in a society of blaming and complaining and lack individuals who take responsibility for themselves and their results. We are teaching our students and staff the power of being proactive- understanding that YOU are in charge of your life and your results. As early as kindergarten, our students are learning that they have the power of choice.
I am including a video below which will provide you with more information about Leader in Me. We will host parent meeting in the near future as we would like for you to be an active part of this process.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
QVE Teachers & Staff Received $11,910 in grants from Fort Bend Education Foundation to fund Several School Programs!
On Friday, April 29th, Quail Valley Teachers/Staff received notification that we had been awarded over $11,000 in grant money from the Fort Bend Education Foundation. Each year teachers across the district are asked to submit proposals for projects to support student learning. We are proud of our teachers and happy that are students will be on the receiving end of these wonderful opportunities! Take a look below:
Rodiek & Dean for "iPad Team Teaching" $1997.00
Portugal, Jones, Eapen, Rodriguez, Vasquez for "Sharpening Our Leadership Skills with 7 Habits Pencil Incentives" $1510.11
Vasquez for "Student, Student, What Do You See? I See an Old, Torn Up Book Looking at Me!" $1491.30
Singh for "Color Our World, Add Some Color To Our Guided Reading Books." $1491.30
Rodiek for "To Plant a Garden to Believe in the Future" $1664.99
Eapen for "Extreme Makeover: Guided Reading Library Edition" $1500
Spears for "I See a Leader in You!" - $2,000
Scott for "Creativity and Cross Curricular Connections with Class Play" --$600
Fort Bend Education Foundation May Happenings
Give a Teacher Gift that Makes a Difference
A donation to the Fort Bend Education Foundation is the perfect way to thank a teacher, remember a friend, or honor a loved one. Your tax-deductible gift to the Fort Bend Education Foundation Tribute Fund will be acknowledged with a personal card, notifying the honoree that a contribution has been made in their name.
Monday, August 29 (one week after first day of school), with Morning Shotgun Start
Schlumberger presents the 17th Annual Back to School Scramble Golf Tournament, benefiting the Fort Bend Education Foundation, on Monday, August 29, 2016, at Sweetwater Country Club. Join us to “golf fore education!"
Campus Advocates and Parent Liaisons Reception
Tuesday, September 20, at 5pm in FBISD Board Room
All Campus Advocates and Parent Liaisons are invited to a reception to learn more about sharing Fort Bend Education Foundation news on your campuses. Please join us on Tuesday, September 20, at 5pm in the FBISD Board Room located at 16431 Lexington Blvd in Sugar Land.
2nd Annual Sugar Shindig
Friday, October 21, at Safari Texas Ranch
Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Sugar Shindig on Friday, October 21, at Safari Texas Ranch. You won’t want to miss this sweet event!
Choose Drive The Foundation for Online Driver Education and Defensive Driving for Ticket Dismissal Courses
Choose Drive The Foundation for Online Driver Education and Defensive Driving for Ticket Dismissal Courses. Only $25 for Defensive Driving, the lowest price allowed by law! A portion of each registration benefits the Fort Bend Education Foundation.