The Roo Review

Your Adventure Begins Here!

This Week...

Monday, May 16

  • 5th Grade at Camp Grady Spruce (Monday through Wednesday)
  • BOGO Book Fair through the 19th
  • EOY RtI meetings

Tuesday, May 17

  • 6th grade band performs at 6:30 at Durant
  • Teacher of the Year luncheon (Mrs. Dean!!!)

Wednesday, May 18

  • 18 Abydos Training PreK-2,
  • ARD day

Thursday, May 19

  • Abydos Training 3-6 ELA
  • Maverick Award Day for chocolate sales
  • Gina the Jewelry Lady,
  • Kanga Crew to Center of Hope
  • Healthy Kids Assembly for 3rd – 6th 2:00 PM
  • Healthy Kids Assembly for KN – 2nd 2:30 PM

Friday, May 20

  • 20 Field Day
  • Spirit Store
  • Jen at TECH graduation

Kudos to You!

My kindergarten team for all their help and encouragement my first year!!

Joy for all of the support and compassion she gives to all of her students and staff. And a big thank you for all the long hours you have put in to make this the best school.

Martha and Gladys for decorating halls

Martha and Gladys-for going way above their duties to make our kids happy

Gladys and Martha - STAAR decorating was so encouraging

Jess for getting all of the yucky stuff done for STAAR.

Cheryl Bouldin--Always going above and beyond for students!

Gladys and Martha R for staying late and decorating the halls for STAAR testing.

Sandra Montgomery for her professionalism in ARD meetings

Jess for just being AWESOME!

Sarah Ybarra, because she is always working as hard as she can and the children love her. She also stays after school as long as she is needed to make sure the children are where they need to be.

Everyone that helped with the STARR testing

STAAR Test Administrators for being flexible

Jess - ALL the STAAR stuff

Nurse Suzy, Always helping the kiddos with boo boos

Karen Garrett - for being a great friend and coworker for many years!

Mrs. Dean Late night in the Library

Mrs. Huffman

Mrs. Huffman for all the stress she endured having STARR on her Birthday!

Joy Bailey b/c she is always smiling.

Mandy Lashbrook -- she knows why!!

Jen and Jess for being Rock STAARS!!!

Joy, Jen, Kelly N., Casey, Kelly H. helped support Late Night in the Library. Thanks for celebrating reading!

Joy & Jen for the jean pass week! It was needed very much!!


Announcements-Tyson and Bell
Miracle Worker by Taylor Mali

Love and Logic-When Kids Argue

It came from the backseat. It crept up while we were on the phone. It wasn't a monster, but something much more menacing - kids arguing.

Have you noticed that kids pick the worst times to start bickering? Few things can be as annoying or draining for parents. What options do we have when kids argue with each other? How about:

•Whether we are physically present to hear it or not?

•How much we charge to listen to it?

•How we react?

•What we model?

What statements can we make in these situations to help keep the problem of arguing on the kids' shoulders where that problem belongs?

Some parents try this one:

"It sounds like you guys are having a problem - and it will be interesting to see how you solve it."

And if they don't solve it?

Parents can solve the problem - perhaps by "charging" the kids something to put back the energy it took to listen to that fighting. Some parents charge $1 per minute to listen to arguing in the car (or other situations in which the parent can't "escape"). Other parents charge by offering some of their own chores for the children to accomplish to put back the drained energy.

Many parents using Love and Logic techniques have success empowering their kids to solve problems and resolve conflicts (on their own) rather than reacting with anger and frustration in the moment. And when the kids don't resolve things wisely, it costs them something.

Up and Coming Events


  • 23 DeafEd Picnic at Cherry Park
  • 24 Good Citizen's Breakfast
  • 24 Joy's Retirement Celebration, 4:00 in the Library
  • 25 6th grade Olympics
  • 25 AWARDS-1st @8:30, 2nd @ 9:15, 3rd @ 10:00
  • 25 Staff Talent Show 2:00
  • 26 AWARDS 4th @ 8:30, 5th grade @ 9:30, Kinder @ 10:00
  • 26 Early Release, Staff Recognition Assembly @ 1:30 WHS
  • 27 AWARDS 6th Grade Wright to Roo 9:30
  • 27 Report Cards go home
  • 27 Early Release, Staff Luncheon 12:45-1:45 FULL WORK DAY FOR STAFF
  • 30 Memorial Day Holiday
  • 31 Staff Work Day


  • 4 WISD Graduation @ 7:00 FWCC