Willie Brown Academy Insider

May 15, 2020

PTA General Meeting 5/19

The final PTA meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday May 19 at 7:00pm via Zoom. This meeting is open to all PTA members. If you would like to participate, please RSVP via email to january_zell@yahoo.com no later than Friday May 15 to be provided the Zoom link details to join.

Spring Pictures

We are all so sad that we were not able to take our formal class pictures this spring. Top of Texas has adapted and created a different kind of group/class picture for our scholars. If you are interested in checking this out and purchasing, please visit the Top of Texas website here.
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Pick Up of Scholars' Items

Please do your very best to come at the assigned time for your child's last name so that we can prevent there being too much traffic at one time. Each grade level will have a designated station where you will pull up to in your vehicle. Staff will greet you and bring your child's belongings to your car...no need to exit your vehicle. Yearbooks and Grandparents Day photos will be delivered at this time as well. Please bring items such as library books and teacher's personal books back for return at this time. For safety of all, staff will be wearing gloves and masks and we must not have any physical contact. Only staff are allowed to enter the building. See the map below for each grade level's designated station. The right lane only is designated to line up for pick up....the left lane is for passing only.


Tuesday, May 19

Last Name A - L 1:00 pm –2:30 pm

Last Name M - Z 2:30 pm –4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 20

Last Name M - Z 9 :00 am –10:30am

Last Name A - L 10:30am – 12:00pm

Thursday, May 21

Last Name M - Z 1:00 pm –2:30 pm

Last Name A - L 2:30 pm –4:00 pm

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WBA Virtual Field Day

One of the loved events that we missed this spring is FIELD DAY! Although we could never recreate this event exactly in your home, Coach has pulled together some fun challenges for scholars to participate in for a virtual field day. Our official field day is Friday, May 22nd, however, your scholar can participate whenever and wherever works for your family. We would love to celebrate your scholar's participation and success with the field day events. Please enter their score in the on-line form linked in the handout by Tuesday, May 26 4:00pm so that we can recognize your scholar. WBA Virtual Field Day

Proof of Residency for 20/21 School Year

Mansfield ISD welcomes you and your family to a new school year! Before school starts in August, all students are required to provide proof of residence (POR).

All families with returning students to Mansfield Independent School District may email their proof of residence to their student’s current campus at: Brown_POR@misdmail.org (for WBA students)....Orr_POR@misdmail.org for those who will be moving on to Mary Orr Intermediate.

PLEASE NOTE: Each campus has their own email address, so if you have multiple students at different campuses, you will need to send a separate POR to each campus’ email.

Satisfactory proof of residence includes:

  • Electric, Gas, or Water Bill – with May service dates or later

Newly Established Residency in last 30 days includes:

  • Lease Agreement
    • The lease agreement may be acceptable if it is new (30 days or less).
    • Is used when you do not have a utility bill and the lease states bills are paid by lessor.
    • Other documentation may be requested when a utility bill is not available.
    • The lease agreement must list the student occupants.


For those of you who ordered a 19/20 WBA yearbook, it will be delivered to you when you pick up your scholar's belongings next week. We do have some extra yearbooks that we will sell on a 1st come 1st serve basis during our pick-up times next week (Tuesday 1-4, Wednesday 9-12, Thursday 1-4). Please have exact cash or check for payment. $25 We will have a station set up up by the front doors to sell yearbooks.
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CAMP Team Distance Learning

The CAMP team has created a website to add weekly activities. Once you click the link, please either create a shortcut on the desktop or add it as a bookmark. New activities will be updated by noon each Monday. https://sites.google.com/misdmail.net/wba-camp

Medications at school?

If your scholar needs a prescription that was left at school, please contact our campus Nurse Jill Ricketts via email to initiate the process and to get a time scheduled for pick up. jillricketts@misdmail.org

New Days and Times for Free Meals

To better serve the community, please note the new days and time span for the Mansfield ISD free meals program.

Starting May 12, all kids up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will receive the free food from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. (Three breakfast meals and three lunch meals will be provided on those days.)

  • Glenn Harmon Elementary School
  • D.P. Morris Elementary School
  • Annette Perry Elementary School
  • Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
  • Della Icenhower Intermediate School
  • Lake Ridge High School

Mansfield ISD wants to ensure that all students will still be provided a nutritious meal while schools have been closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus virus (COVID-19). An average of 9,000 meals per day are distributed through the program.

The packaged meals are distributed in a drive-thru fashion. Walkers and bike riders are also welcome to grab a meal to go.

View the menu.

No one will need to exit their personal vehicles; and if the child is not present, a form of ID or proof of enrollment will need to be presented on site.

Examples of ID and proof of enrollment are:

  • • An official Letter/email from school that shows children as enrolled
  • • An individual student report cards
  • • An attendance record from parent portal of school website
  • • A birth certificate for children not in school
  • • A student ID card

Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

COVID-19 Shutdown: FAQ


Check out the FAQ's posted on MISD's website for general questions. If you don't see what you are needing here, always feel free to reach out to Mrs. Eastlick @ kynaeastlick@misdmail.org.

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