Mrs. Baker's Newsletter

February 7th, 2019

What is going on?

Math test tomorrow! It will be over three digit addition and subtraction word problems.

Valentine Box or Bag!!

Start working on your Valentine’s Day box. This is due in class no later than Wednesday February 13th. Bag/Box large enough to hold all cards & candy (think adult shoe box size or larger)

  • name is clearly displayed for all to see

  • hole/opening is large enough for items to be dropped inside

  • there is a way to get into the box to read card.

Our party will be held on Thursday, Feb. 14th. It will be low-key and classmates only. (No parents this time around!) I do ask that everyone wear red, white, pink or other valentine colors just because it looks awesome in the pics. .























Feb. 15: Friday Assembly Grades K-2

Feb. 18, 19: Student Holidays/Staff Professional Learning Days

Artist Anyone? Hello- I was wondering if a parent can help me by making teaching posters for me? I will give you a copy one week in advance and will send the large anchor chart paper and an example for you. You just copy a picture that I send. If you can help- Please let me know. I need a fraction poster to be created soon. Thanks so much!

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Box Tops Due Feb. 15

Have you been saving Box Tops?

Box Tops are due February 15th!!

Where Do I send them: Send them in to school in an envelope/baggie labeled with your child’s grade level. Kids can turn them in to their teacher or bring them to Coach O in the gym.

All the money is used to buy some AWESOME PE equipment!!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be opening after school on Tuesday, February 5th! We have lots of great titles for all reading levels, from preschool through adult. Proceeds from the fair help fund our library activities--author visits, Bluebonnet Breakfast, professional development, supplies, and books for our students!

Book Fair hours are:

Tuesday, February 5th: 2:30p-4:30p

Wednesday, February 6th: 7:15a-4:15p

Thursday, February 7th: 7:15a-4:15p

Friday, February 8th: 715a-6:15p (PTA Movie Night after!)

Monday, February 11th: 7:15a-noon

KLRU Kids Writing Contest

The KLRU Kids Writing Contest is now open to all students kindergarten through fifth grade in the KLRU viewing area. Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry. Submissions must be received by KLRU by March 31, 2019. Please visit for contest rules and the scoring rubric.

Global Day of Play

Global School Play Day is for public schools, private schools, and homeschool families! Many are helping to spread the word about the benefits of play. Why has this movement been so well-received? Because kids have started forgetting how to play and so many educators are seeing those negative impacts and want to turn things around!

February 6th is the Global Day of Play. An exciting event where school children all over the world play. For 1 hour, students will be participating with kids from all over the world in playing together. This will be a time for students to develop very important social and emotional skills. If you are interested in learning a little bit more about the importance of play please watch this awesome TED Talk.
The key to the Global Day of Play is to focus on students socializing with one another. For this reason, NO ELECTRONICS will be allowed. Instead, kids may play with other games and toys.

Additionally, students may bring anything they wish to play with to school on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Need some ideas? Kids could bring board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) The only exception to the electronics rule would be a board game that has an electronic timer, an electronics play kit, or similar.

PTA request that you add to your weekly email or newsletter that Valentine's Day party are class parties for students only unlike the Winter and End of Year Party.

TAG TESTING has STARTED! Please see your email for scheduling. Conrad will be testing K, 3, & 5 and Ruppert-Stratton will be testing 1, 2, & 4. Hope scales (teacher survey) will be sent out to you the week of the 28th. Further testing may be required, but we will keep you posted.

Here’s a flow chart for your understanding of the process: (TAG Description for Sommer is here)

PARENTS - MORNING SAFETY CONCERN: Car rider drop off line closes at 7:40 and side doors are locked, please drive to front of the building to drop off your child.

Second Annual Aspiring Authors Writing Competition

The deadline is less than 8 weeks away. The theme for this year is “The Kid Who Stood Out". Who is this kid? Boy or girl? Why did he/she stand out? Let your students’ words fill their paper with a whole new world, new characters and a new special story to share with us. We cannot wait to see what they are going to come up with! To know more about the rules and how to participate, head to our website:

For questions, please feel free to email me at:

All the best,

Dana Salim

Author and Founder of DS Publishing

Hospital Boxes For Dell Children’s Hospital

Student Council will be collecting donations in order to create hospital boxes for children at Dell Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to lift the children’s spirits and give them some things to make them smile. Please take a look at our Amazon Wish List and consider purchasing an item that will be added to the boxes. The items will be shipped to Mrs. Macre at Sommer Elementary. We will be accepting donations until February 15th. We appreciate your support!

Student Council’s Amazon Wish List:

Please contact Mrs. Macre with any questions -

Have a good weekend!