ASPIRE 1 WEEKLY

May 6, 2016

Dates to Remember

May 9-11- STAAR Testing, Campus Closed to Visitors

May 9- 1st Grade Parr Park Field Trip

May 12- 25/100 Book Challenge Forms Due

May 13- Gator Games (Field Day)

May 16- Career Day

May 20- ASPIRE Academy Talent Showcase for students only & Faculty/5th Grade Softball Game

May 20- Math Mall for 1st Grade

May 26- First Grade Awards/Success Ceremony

May 27- No School-Bad Weather Make-up Day

May 30- No School-Memorial Day

June 1- All School Celebration

June 2- Last Day of School; Dismiss at 11:45

Class Objectives for next Week

Math (1)- Measurement- Telling time to the hour and half hour

Math (2)- Exploration of Multiplication and Division Concepts


Writing- Composing Folk Tales, Peer Editing and Revising Workshops


Reading- Analyzing the characteristics of different book genres: Fairy Tales


Social Studies- Economics-needs vs. wants


Science- Finish Up Animal Research; Plants

Parr Park Field Trip

We will be going to Parr Park on Tuesday, May 10. We will be observing animals, habitats and environments. We will walk to Parr Park at 10:00 and return at 2:00. Students will need a disposable sack lunch and will need to wear a bathing suit under school clothes (if they would like) to play in splash pad.

STAAR Testing

Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the STAAR test May 9-11. Due to the confidentiality of the test, our campus will be closed to visitors. Please do not plan to come and have lunch with our child on these days.

If you are a Parr Park Chaperone on May 10, you will meet us outside of the building.

Gator Games

For Gator Games, each grade level has a specific color to wear. Second grade will be wearing red, so be sure to help your child pick out some red things to wear!

You should have received a schedule of the games we will participate in. We hope you plan to come and cheer us on!

ASPIRE Academy Talent Showcase

The ASPIRE Talent Showcase was the brainchild of three 4th grade ASPIRE students during the first year of the ASPIRE Academy. It's purpose was a chance for the ASPIRE students to get together across grade levels and share something they were passionate about through the arts. That first year it was held in Mrs. Hollinger's classroom since it was only 3 ASPIRE classes.


The next year these 3 students asked to do the Showcase again. Since the ASPIRE Academy was larger they split the day up so that 1st-2nd grade had a showcase and 3rd-5th grade had a showcase, but all showcases were in a class room.


This year we have five 5th grade students that were hand-picked by the originators before they went on to middle school. These 5 girls have gotten a good start on the planning, but since the ASPIRE Academy is now 7 classes - Mr. Boykin and Mrs. Fullhart are jumping in as the producers of the 3rd Annual ASPIRE Talent Showcase to help relieve the stress of putting on such a large show. The ASPIRE 5 classes will finish organizing and learning how to produce these shows. It will be a great experience in committee work and large group collaboration.


Once again due to the numbers of ASPIRE students and space available, the showcase is for our ASPIRE students only and will be in the afternoon after the 5th grade faculty softball game.

ASPIRE Academy Swim Party

Come Celebrate Another Wonderful School Year at the 3rd Annual K-5th ASPIRE Academy Family Swim Party!


Plan to be there? Be sure to send in your registration form and pre-payment by Wednesday, May 25th.


Bedford Splash Waterpark and Pool

2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford TX

Friday, June 3rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm


We do need your help! Please volunteer supplies and/or a little of your time at:

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