Porter Elementary School

Week of February 9th, 2016

Dual Language Showcase 2016

Please join us for a colorful, musical journey through several countries around the world.

When: Thursday, February 11th from 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Porter Elementary Cafeteria

Valentine's Day Parties

Each homeroom will have a Valentine's Day party on Friday, February 12th. Please contact your child's teacher for exact times of the party. If you plan to send out Valentine's Day cards, please send enough for each child in the class.Your child's teacher can give you an exact amount of students in the class, but class lists will not be sent out.

Pine Cove Parent Meeting - 5th Grade Only

If your child is attending Pine Cove Science Camp, please plan to attend a planning meeting on February 16th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. We will finalize the details of the trip including departure and arrival time as well as complete the necessary paperwork for Pine Cove. We hope to see as many parents as possible!

STAAR Testing Information

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness otherwise known as the STAAR tests are quickly approaching. Please note the dates of the upcoming STAAR tests and refrain from planning any appointments that may take your child out of school on these dates. Also please note that we ask you to refrain from visiting in all grades levels (PreK-5th grade) on the testing dates due to test security. The testing dates are as follows:

3rd Grade: Monday, May 9th - Math and Tuesday, May 10th - Reading

4th Grade: Wednesday, March 30th - Writing, Monday, May 9th - Math, Tuesday, May 10th - Reading

5th Grade: Tuesday, March 29th - Math, Wednesday, March 30th - Reading, Monday, May 9th - Math (retest only), Tuesday, May 10th - Reading (retest only), Wednesday, May 11th - Science

Thank you in advance for your help with a successful STAAR administration.

Buy Your 2015-2016 Yearbook Today!

Make sure your child can always remember their time at Porter Elementary by purchasing your yearbook for this school year! Yearbooks can be preordered for $20 online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can pick up an order form in the front office. The $20 presale price ends February 26th!

Federal Report Cards Are Now Available

The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to publish an annual report card with specific district- and campus-level data.


Every district that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distribute the state-, district- and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents of all enrolled students, and the general public.

A parent letter is being sent home on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, in your child's Tuesday folder with information regarding the Federal Report card for Porter Elementary. The letter can also be found on the PES website.

Thank you for your continued support!

Lunch Menu:

Wednesday: Hamburger or cheeseburger served w/ lettuce stack and sweet potato wedges

Thursday: Quesadilla or taco salad w/ charro beans and jicama veggie dippers

Friday: Chicken sandwich w/ Sante Fe corn

Monday: Student holiday!

Tuesday: Baked chicken and roll w/ au gratin potatoes, Santa Fe vegetables

Dual Language Showcase

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 5:30-6:30pm

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

Student Holiday

Monday, Feb. 15th, 7am

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

5th Grade Pine Cove Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 5:30-7:30pm

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

Please meet in the PES Cafeteria.

Porter Elementary School

Attendance is very important to everyone at Porter Elementary as we teach bell-to-bell and instruction time is precious. Student pick-up will not be allowed after 2:15pm.