Chavez Eagle Express
Week of May 4, 2015
LIFE PRINCIPLE OF THE WEEK--EMPATHY
Definition: EMPATHY--The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
"We must understand before we judge."
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
I was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. I attended college at the University of St. Thomas. I worked in the retail jewelry business for ten years and later became a police officer in the Eagan, MN Police Department and retired as a captain. While there I was a part-time instructor at the police academy. I moved to Texas in 1999 and in 2006 started teaching 6th grade at Colin Powell Intermediate School. From there I went to Hackberry Elementary and currently here at Chavez. I have a wife, two sons, one daughter and three step-sons. I enjoy sports, exercise and traveling.
CAREER DAY DRAWS A CROWD
Students of the Week
1st Grade--Mrs. Everman
Andrew Hernandez Romo
2nd Grade--Mrs. Hataway
3rd Grade--Mrs. Tschudy
4th Grade--Mrs. Hopgood
5th Grade--Mrs. Nichols
First Graders Present "Author's Chair"
First graders in Mrs. Everman's culminated their three week writing unit with "Author's Chair". Students worked very hard to prepare their stories as parents and administrators were invited to participate in the audience. Mrs. Everman was so proud of her students and the hard work they put into their craft.
This is a process that starts with the book "Rocket Writes a Story" and how Rocket learns the steps he needs to take in order to make a story. Then it is broken down into specific steps. Way to go Mrs. Everman's students! We wer all impressed.
NEW KINDERGARTEN PARENT MEETING--Tuesday, May 12
Mrs. Pruitt's Class Writes and Performs Short Stories
BAD WEATHER DAY MAKEUP DAYS
Bad Weather Makeup DaysAdjust your calendar: students must attend school on the previously scheduled Bad Weather Makeup Days: Friday, May 22 and Friday, June 5
May 4th - Choir Pride of Texas Music Festival
May 5--School of Rock Concert--6:00pm
May 4-8--Teacher Appreciation Week
May 12--Choir--Final Spring Concert 6:00pm
May 12--New Kindergarten Parent Meeting--6:30pm
May 12--Parent Meeting for Science Camp and Austin Capitol Trip 6:30pm
(next year 4th and 5th)
May 12--New Kindergarten parent Meeting-6:30pm
May 15--Reading Counts Field Trip
May 19--Chavez Musical--"Aladdin"--7:00pm
May 20--Aladdin Musical School Performance 1:30pm
May 28--Field Day--Kinder, 1st, 2nd
May 28--3rd grade--Economics Fair--1:30pm
May 29--Field Day--3rd, 4th & 5th
June 1--Math Rewards Water Day--Stadium (schedule to follow)
June 2--Rocket Day--5th--1:30--Stadium parking lot
June 3--Recycle Fashion Show--1:30pm--gym
June 4--Year End Awards Day
June 5--Last Day! Early release 11:20am