Isbell Elementary

Loving Every Minute of Learning

Dodson’s Dish

Have a wonderful Winter Break! We will see you in 2016!

Serita Dodson

WINTER PARTY Information

Lunch Times are as follows:

Kinder @10:15am - 10:45

1st @ 10:45am - 11:15

2nd @ 11:15am - 11:45

3rd @ 11:45am - 12:15

5th @ 12:15am - 12:45

4th @ 12:45am - 1:15

Parties will start at 1:45pm. Badges should have come home with your oldest student on Wednesday. If you have not gotten one and need one please come to the office as soon as you can tomorrow.

UT Coding Club

After school coding club which will be facilitated by UT Dallas is coming to Isbell starting February 2nd! More information to come after Winter Break. This will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! See attached flyer!

Thank You Isbell PTA Parents

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our Isbell Parents! Thank you so much for donating cookies last week and sodas! We love the cookies and it is great for those of us that do not have time to bake or don’t know how. The sodas are very appreciated this time of year. Normally we have a machine but FISD is changing vendors from Coca Cola to Dr. Pepper and during the transition we are without our beloved caffeine machine.

Student Council News

Spirit Sticks will be sold by student council every Wednesday morning starting at 7:20 am! New arrivals are in, so come and check them out!

Choir News:

Choir practice will begin on January 11th

Green Team News

Your Isbell Green Team is currently collecting gently used shoes to send overseas to those in need. Have your student bring in these shoes and put them in the box labeled shoes by the cafe.

Isbell Parent Program

Mark your calendar for January 19th, 9:00 a.m. at Isbell for a parent program about “Media Madness”.

Flyer Attached.

Library News

Isbell Library

Pre K Storytime!!!

Our next Pre K Storytime is Wednesday, January 13th at 8:30! We will be playing music, singing songs and reading great books. At the end of storytime, kids are welcome to check out books from the Isbell library. Please RSVP if you can attend, hope to see you there!!! RSVP here

Bluebonnet Book Program Reminder!

Please remind your 3rd, 4th and 5th grader that the deadline to read 5 bluebonnet books is January 8th!! For every book they read, they must complete the Bluebonnet form which is located on the Isbell Library website.

Read to Succeed!

Isbell is participating in Six Flag’s Read to Succeed Reading Program, if your child reads 360 minutes by February 19th, they will get a free Six Flags ticket! Flyers went home with your child last week, if you need an additional one you can pick it up in the library. !


Don’t forget that ALL FISD students have access to free e-books on Overdrive. Learn how to download books on your home computer and/or device by clicking on this link!

Got Basic Brick Legos??

The Isbell Library would love to take them off your hands! If you would like to donate your basic brick Legos to the library please send them in with your child. We will be doing lots of fun activities with them in the library!

Artwork Wanted

If you love to draw and paint, then this project is for you!!! The Isbell Library is looking for amazing artwork to help decorate the library walls!! If you would like your artwork featured in the Isbell Library, please read the guidelines below:

Library Art Guidelines:

All artwork must have a “reading theme”. For example: it could be the cover of your favorite book or just a picture that shows that reading can take you places. Get creativity!

· The artwork needs to be on a 16 x 20 sized canvas. You can

purchase the canvas at any local art store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc).

· There is no deadline for this project, we will display the artwork as they come in!

· Turn your artwork in to Mrs. Beathard when finished!

I’m looking forward to seeing your art come to life in the Library!

Questions? Email Mrs. Beathard at

Dates for your calendar:

December 18 - Winter Parties -Thank You Isbell PTA! Doors open at 1:45 pm
December 21-January 1st - Winter Break (No School)

January 4- 15- Frisco Family Services Food Drive

January 13th – Therapy Dogs in the Library
Pre K Storytime in the Library from 8:30am to 9am

January 18th – No School

January 19th – Media Madness Parent Program

FISD calendar:

January 9th Student and Parent Empowerment Program

January 14th - Coffee Talk with District Leaders at Independence High School

January 19th - School Board Meeting