Burleson Elementary Newsletter

Purple Note - August 13, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Coffman

Whether you have chosen to come to the school building or learn online we are excited to have our students back with us for another year of learning. Our first few days of instruction have been wonderful! Thank you for following the guidelines for this year, and your patience as we work through all the changes.

For those that are doing remote online learning for the first 9 weeks, your assigned teacher will reach out to you and help you set up for online learning. Please make sure to continually check Class Dojo for information.


Ya sea que haya elegido venir al edificio de la escuela o aprender en línea, estamos emocionados de tener a nuestros estudiantes de regreso con nosotros para otro año de aprendizaje. ¡Nuestros primeros días de instrucción han sido maravillosos! Gracias por seguir las pautas para este año y su paciencia mientras trabajamos en todos los cambios. Para aquellos que están haciendo aprendizaje remoto en línea durante las primeras 9 semanas, su maestro asignado se comunicará con usted y lo ayudará a prepararse para el aprendizaje en línea. Asegúrese de consultar continuamente Class Dojo para obtener información.Ya sea que haya elegido venir al edificio de la escuela o aprender en línea, estamos emocionados de tener a nuestros estudiantes de regreso con nosotros para otro año de aprendizaje. ¡Nuestros primeros días de instrucción han sido maravillosos! Gracias por seguir las pautas para este año y su paciencia mientras trabajamos en todos los cambios. Para aquellos que están haciendo aprendizaje remoto en línea durante las primeras 9 semanas, su maestro asignado se comunicará con usted y lo ayudará a prepararse para el aprendizaje en línea. Asegúrese de consultar continuamente Class Dojo para obtener información.

Back to School Guidance

We have attached the Back to School Guidance regarding all requirements and changes due to COVID.

Additional Information


  • Bring a water bottle to school everyday
  • Masks required for students in grades 4-5
  • Students participate in 30 minutes of music and PE everyday. Please make sure children have athletic shoes to wear for PE.


  • lTraiga una botella de agua a la escuela todos los días
  • Se requieren máscaras para los estudiantes en los grados 4-5
  • Los estudiantes participan en 30 minutos de música y educación física todos los días. Por favor, asegúrese de que los niños tengan zapatos deportivos para usar en educación física.

Pre-K

My name is Rosa Almendarez and I am a graduate of Meadow ISD. I worked as an assistant for Meadow starting in 1994 for 13 years and then returned to college and graduated from Texas Tech in 2009. In all, this is my 25th year of working in education. I am married to a wonderful man, Manuel, who is a roofing subcontractor. I have four children. My oldest daughter is Carlanna and she is 29, my second child is Mylene and she is 25. She is the mother of my three grandchildren: Brently; 3rd grade, Adilyn; 1st grade, and Cade who is three years old. My third child is Jayson who is 20 and is a student at LCU, and my youngest child is Laitha who is will be a student at SPC. I have lived in Meadow all my life and it is a privilege to work for Meadow ISD and have your child in my classroom.


o My favorite color is yellow

o Classroom Dojo is the best way of communication.

o Don’t forget to send a water bottle every day.

o Snack list will be sent on Friday. We have 17 students.

Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! We are off to a great start! I am loving getting to know your child.


If I haven't had a chance to meet you yet, my name is Jenna Wesley! I am a SFA college graduate from Nacogdoches, TX. I live in Lubbock and I have been married to my best friend, Brett for two years. We have a spoiled rotten dog and cat who are best friends! In my spare time I love watching sports on TV, playing indoor soccer, and reading.


Class Dojo will be the best way to stay in communication with me. Please make sure you have the notifications turned on. I am always here if you need anything or have any questions/concerns.


Reminders: Practice writing your name at home this week! Sight word homework will begin next week. As always, read, read, read. NO blankets are allowed at nap time and please bring a water bottle everyday.

First Grade

We started the year off on a great note with a great first day!


Just a little bit of information about me. My name is Tanya Turner and this is my 29th year of teaching. I'm married to Bric Turner the secondary principal. I have 4 kids. Blake lives and works in Lubbock, Mattie lives and works in Dallas, Bryce is a student at Texas Tech and Macie is a student at South Plains College. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.


Class Dojo is the best way to stay in communication with me. Please make sure you have the notifications turned on. Just message me if you have any questions or concerns.


Reminders: Please bring a water bottle every day. Be on the lookout for sight words and phonics homework next week.



Second Grade

Our second graders are off to a great start! Everyone was glad to be back at school and ready to go to work!


My name is Amber Lambright and I am the second grade teacher. This will be my 11th year of teaching and my 5th year at Meadow ISD. I am a graduate of Frenship High School, South Plains College, and Texas Tech. I have two children of my own, Clay is 20 and Madison is 18.


ClassDojo is the best way to get in touch with me but you may also email me at amber.lambright@meadowisd.net or call the office if needed. If you have not already signed up for ClassDojo please do so this week!


I am looking forward to a fabulous year with your children! Please let me know if you ever have any questions at all!

Third Grade

ELAR/Social Studies

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Math/Science

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Fourth Grade

Hi Fourth grade! My name is Mrs. Bell and I will be your Science and Math teacher this year. Our year is starting off a little odd with all that is going on around us, but I am so happy to be back at school!


My husband, Ryan, and I live here in Meadow. We have three wonderful children and six awesome grandchildren with one on the way! He may actually be here by the time you read this. All three of our children are proud Meadow graduates.


I grew up a cotton farmer's daughter in Ackerly, Texas. I come from a huge family and love being a part of it.


I graduated from Sands High School in Ackerly and went on to graduate from South Plains College and Lubbock Christian University. This is my 30th year to teach and my 25th year to teach in Meadow. I look forward to a wonderful year of growth with your child!!


Mrs. McCormick's 4th Grade ELAR Class


ALL ABOUT ME!


As I may not get to visit with you in person for some time, I wanted to tell you a little about myself.

I was born and raised in England, but moved to Texas in 1995! I am still a British citizen, but I am proud to call America my home!

I have been married to my husband Jay for 30 years. We have three beautiful children who happen to be triplets! Thomas is in the Air Force, James is in the Navy Reserves and is also a business owner in Lubbock. Sophie is a nurse in Fort Worth.

This is my 20th year to teach. I taught at Frenship ISD for 17 years, before making the move to Meadow, the best move I could have made! This will be my 3rd year at Meadow. I am looking forward to working with you all to make this a great year. I will do all I can to help your child learn and grow. We will reach for the stars and capture the moon along the way!

Thank you for sharing your precious child with me this year!

Please remember to check Class Dojo daily for all communications including updates and information from your 4th-grade teachers. Thank you!

Mrs. McCormick


IMPORTANT: Online assignments will also be posted on Class Dojo each day!

Fifth Grade

Hello! What a great start to the year we have had!

My name is Heather Tarr, I teach Reading and Social Studies. This is my 3rd year of teaching, I graduated from Western Governors University, Texas. I am married to Nicholas Tarr (the girls coach) and I have 3 children. Abbi, which is heading to college next week, Ava and Aizlynn, who go to school here in Meadow. In my spare time, I love to redo furniture and craft. A couple of my favorite things are Dr. Pepper, chocolate, and basketball. I am so excited to see what this year has in store for you kids and look forward to getting to know them better!

Class Dojo is our main form of communication, so be sure to have that downloaded. Also, don't forget to have your child read every night and document it on the reading log!


Hi There! from Stacy Gamez!

I am so happy to be back! I don't know if any of y'all have watched the the Mickey Mouse cartoon where Huey, Dewey, and Louie were having Christmas everyday. Well, they got to the point when they wanted no more of the same Christmas Day and that is how I felt during the quarantine. No school and no church, I felt like I was just going through the motions of what seemed like the never ending Spring Break. Never say, you can not have to much of a good thing!


For those who don't know me. I teach 5th Grade Math. In the previous years, I was in kindergarten and pre-k. So now I am seeing many of my previous students that I had in kinder. It is fun to see them older and mature and heading to junior high.

This my eighth year, all in Meadow. My only child, a daughter, is a freshman this year and she started school here in Meadow. We have enjoyed our journey here. We love Meadow ISD!


If ever you want to make contact quickly please go through Class Dojo, but if you want to sit down and discuss any concerns please call the school and set up a conference.


Special Thanks to the PTO for all the goodies y'all send our way! Thank you!

Meet the Principal, Mrs. Coffman

It is an honor to introduce myself as your principal of Burleson Elementary School and welcome you to this extraordinary school community. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s commitment to caring for your children each day while providing them a world-class learning environment.
I am an experienced elementary teacher and administrator, but in addition to my role as an educator, I am first and foremost a mother and wife. In August, my son, Klinton, began sixth grade here in Meadow and my husband, Chase, works for the Lubbock Fire Department.

The 2020-2021 school year will mark my 13th year in education. I am a small-town graduate of Eula High School and spent most of my career near my hometown in Abilene ISD.

My role as an elementary principal, where I have been most fulfilled in my life’s work, provides me the chance to work collaboratively with teachers daily, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I firmly believe that every child can excel and that the partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their powers to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.

I hope that you are excited for this coming school year! It is going to be a fun year learning together.
I wholeheartedly welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students as the primary focus of our work. I look forward to seeing you or connecting with you in the fall and celebrating our collective successes during the 2020-2021 school year.


Sincerely,
Mrs. Tabitha Coffman
Principal
Burleson Elementary

Meet The Elementary Secretary, Sandy Cruz

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My name is Sandy Cruz and I am your Elementary Secretary. I have been with Meadow ISD for 5 years. I grew up in Ropes, Texas and attended school there ( I know our rival town, but I now bleed purple & gold). I have been married to my husband Ruben for 35 years, who owns his own remodeling/construction company. He was raised & attended school right here in Meadow, a true Bronco! We have 2 sons Mark & Ryan who are both married, and blessed us with 3 grandsons. Luke 3, Malachi 2, Isaiah 1. We love being GiGi and G-Cool to these awesome little men.

I'm so excited and know this will be a great school year!

Check out our renovated school!

Burleson Elementary Updated Building