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May 9 - 14, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Lopez Families,

Last week was a wonderful time for teacher appreciation. Our PTA was so wonderful providing food and treats for the staff. Thank you to all who contributed and made them feel appreciated. They had smiles on their faces all week.

I want to thank one of our parents for pointing out the overgrown trees near the street light that was blocking the view of all the students at the crosswalk. It was becoming dangerous since you really couldn't see the kids until you were right there on them. I was able to get a crew out here and clear it out within a couple of days, making the area safer for our kids. It is always good to have extra eyes and ears out there helping us serve our students.

This coming week, we will be taking on the STAAR test. With the amount of teacher training the district and our school has invested in, the targeted instruction and analysis, and dedicated parents and students, I am confident we will excel. We cannot forget though, that our school is so much more than just test scores. There are so many more things that a school should provide. A school should be a place to explore new interests, grow the concept of service, expand the mind in the fine arts, challenge the body in physical education and competition, navigate the social complexities, and so much more. I believe Lopez is that place. If we are not the best at providing each of these, we sure try to be. We are growing and learning too with each new set of students and personalities. So when we get the scores back, and we are leading again, remember that we lead in so much more that will never show up on a state report card.

Eric Wernli


Lopez Activities for May 9-14, 2016

Monday, May 9:
STAAR 6th and 7th Grade Math & STAAR 8th Grade Math Retest

Tuesday, May 10:
STAAR 6th and 7th Grade Reading & STAAR 8th Grade Reading Retest

Wednesday, May 11:

STAAR 8th Grade Science

7:45 am Walking Wednesday (Main Field)

Thursday, May 12:

STAAR 8th Grade Social Studies

7:00 am FCA Meeting (Café)

Friday, May 13 - FLEX FRIDAY:

Progress Reports Distributed

2:00-3:25 pm Hoops for Heart Basketball Game for 7th & 8th Grade (Gym)

Saturday, May 14:

All Day - Sound Waves/Schlitterbahn Trip - Band, Choir and Orchestra

Happy School Nurse Day on May 11!

Take some time this week to thank our school nurse, Mrs. Rackley, and Mrs. Gutierrez for all they do to keep our children well and for helping educate us all on healthy habits and ways to avoid getting sick. Thank you to our clinic staff!

Important End of School Year Dates

Lopez Exam Schedule:

May 23 - English, PE/Athletics and Health Exams

May 24 - Social Studies and Electives Exams

May 25 - Math Exams

May 26 - Science and Reading Exams

May 27 - Makeup Exams

8th Grade End of Year Celebration:

May 31 - 8th Grade Party @ North East Sports Complex (formerly Time Warner Park) - 9 am - 2:30 pm. Permission slips due by Monday, May 23 to your child's 8th period teacher or Mrs. Striffler.

End of Year Awards:

8th Grade Awards - June 1 @ 6:30 pm in the Lopez Cafeteria

6th and 7th Grade Awards - June 2 in the Lopez Gym

  • 6th Grade - 9:00 am
  • 7th Grade - 2:00 pm
REMINDER - Orders for Volleyball Attire Due May 10!

On-Line Store Open until May 10. Orders will be delivered to you on August 15. Access Code: panthe8FC

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Personalized Window Decals and Yard Signs - Due May 17

Lopez Social Network Club & ALE Backpack Drive

The Social Network Club and ALE are synergizing to collect backpacks for The Living Through Giving backpack drive. The “We’ve Got Your Back” donation station is at the front of the school by the boat. We will be accepting new backpack donations for students in need until the last week of school.

Help us reach our goal of 40 backpacks! To learn more, visit Thank you for donating to a great cause!

Moving Over the Summer?

If you are moving over the summer and will not be attending Lopez next school year or you'll be in the 9th grade and will not attend Reagan for the 2016-17 school year, please let us know so we can make sure your records are sent to the right school. If you are moving, but will still be in the Lopez or Reagan attendance area, please let us know as well so we can update your information so you don't miss any important mail-outs that may happen over the summer. You can contact us at 210/356-5036 and we'll assist you with the paperwork process.

If you are not moving, then you can simply disregard this message. Thank you for your continued support.