Willie Brown Elementary News

March 26, 2017

CLOSED Campus Tuesday

On Tuesday, 3/28 our 4th grade students will be taking the STAAR Writing test. In order to ensure the most secure and confidential testing environment for them, our campus will be closed to visitors beginning at 8:15. This includes lunch times for all students. We appreciate your understanding.

Kinder Field Trip

On Tuesday, the Kinder students are headed to Grapevine to visit Legoland!

4th Grade Field Trip

Our 4th graders will be traveling to the Fort Worth Stockyards on Thursday so that they can see first hand much of what they have been learning about in Texas history.

Bond Election - Informational Meetings

Mansfield ISD will host two community informational meetings about the MISD 2017 Bond. The presentation will include information on the upcoming bond and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

The community informational meetings will be held on the following days:

  • Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts (1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063)
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Willie Brown Elementary PTA meeting (WBE cafe').
  • Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Lake Ridge High School Performing Arts Center (101 Day Miar Road, Mansfield, TX 76063)

Mansfield ISD residents will have the opportunity to vote on the bond referendum beginning with early voting April 24-May 2. Election Day is Saturday, May 6.

For more information about the bond, please visit the Mansfield ISD bond website.


We had such a great turn out at last year's Pet-A-Palooza that we decided to do it again! On Saturday, April 29th, WBE will be hosting another awesome event that will allow our families and community to work together. At this event, our families will have the opportunity to show off their pets, visit vendors from our community, have fun, and support a good cause! Check out the Pet-A-Palooza flyer here and be sure to register (form here) by April 3rd in order to guarantee your t-shirt!

Parents Night Out 3/31

MHS PTSA is working hard to raise money for the after prom party known as Gold Rush. It is an alcohol free & drug free choice. They are having one more Parent Night Out at Jet Athletics for kids K-8th grade on Friday, March 31. See this FLYER for details.

Scholastic Book Fair April 3-7

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

• Set the example. Let children see you read.

• Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.

• Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: April 3 - 7, 2017

Shopping hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Special activities: Moms and Muffins, Wednesday April 5 & 6, 7:00 AM - 8:00AM

Literacy Night, Thursday April 6, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from March 29 to April 11, 2017. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Adventure Dash - PTA Fundraiser

All students will be participating in the Adventure Dash on April 18th. This FUN activity will take place during the school day and is an awesome opportunity for our kids to participate in physical activity while fundraising for their school. Our awesome PTA sponsors this activity as one of their major fundraisers. The money raised goes directly back to WBE to support classrooms (funding field trips, technology and supply purchases). Information will be coming home soon about this fun activity and how YOU can help!

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Senior Walk Info


The senior walk is scheduled for April 28th. Seniors that are former WBE students should come by 7:30am wearing a college or career shirt representing their future path. Enjoy breakfast provided by the teachers and PTA and then following announcements, they will do their walk to lively graduation music and cheering students throughout the hallways.

PLEASE e-mail a Willie Brown school picture and Senior picture to kdennis2@tx.rr.com. Include your name with the pictures, where you will be attending college, and your major in the e-mail message. Deadline is April 1st. You can also e-mail other pictures of your time at Willie Brown Elementary as well.