April 5, 2021
A Message From Dr. Hinson
Hello Stuber Families,
Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Although I absolutely LOVE Texas, I have to admit that the beauty of the seasons in Virginia is something I miss. This time of year our family would typically take a train ride to Washington, D.C. and soak up the sights of the Cherry Blossom trees that adorn the area. Seeing all of them in full bloom was a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of the fast -paced life. This time of year the colors seem so bright and the blue sky so crisp even though often a last minute cold spell will cause a shiver.
I was quickly reminded the other day of a similar picturesque scene here in Texas- tulips. Driving around I caught a glimpse of a field of tulips. It nearly caught my breath. I wish I could show you a picture of what I saw but naturally my husband was moving at his favorite pace:) and I could not snap a pic. Beauty is all around us. At times we go through our day never noticing it, and other times it nearly stops us in our tracks. What is amazing to me is the road I was travelling was not new to me. I have travelled it many times and never knew that magic was just beneath the surface waiting to come out.
I see our students doing the same thing. Some are in full bloom, some are just beginning to bud, and some are just waiting for the magic to come out. As I walked the halls last week, I saw Kinder students who enjoyed picnic lunches, 1st grade students writing small essays, 2nd grade students working hard in Math, and oh so many other wonderful things that made me smile.
Tomorrow our 4th grade students take the STAAR Writing Assessment. We know they are prepared and equipped to show what they know. At Stuber we Spark Success because we focus on growth and one test on one day does not define our students or our school. Every student is way more than a score! Test scores are how we are judged by the Texas Education Agency, but please hear me when I say we place our efforts on creating connections with students and on growing them to full bloom. These tests are a small portion of how we hold ourselves accountable to our students, our parents, and our community. We have no doubt Stuber will SPARKLE and SHINE! Please remember to make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a healthy breakfast each day so they can perform at their absolute best at all times!
This newsletter has information about important dates. Be sure to mark your calendars and schedule accordingly.
Your Proud Principal,
ROADWORK MAY CAUSE DELAYS
The construction for the extension of Fishtrap Rd. to Stuber has commenced. They have started with erosion control, but soon after they will begin pouring some temporary asphalt and preparing to widen this to match the existing four lanes in front of Rushing. The hope is that it will be completed before school starts in August. Please plan accordingly as our increased traffic due to new development continues to cause significant delays in the morning, but students are still expected to be at school on time.
- School starts at 7:45. This means students should be in their classroom at that time-not pulling up to the front door of the school.
- ALL early dismissals must be completed by 2:15.
- All absences should be reported to our attendance line.
STUBER HOUSES RULE!!
Every Monday is a celebration at Stuber. One way we celebrate is wearing our House shirts and/or colors. We are so proud of our March House Winner - Fomento! We look forward to seeing who will be the April winner on April 26th. Make plans to tune in via Facebook Live that morning to experience all the fun! Also head over to our Facebook page to watch the House Assembly. The reveal is always so much fun!!!
This week we focus on Essential 11- Do something because it is right-not just for a reward. Help us encourage our students to do good things without expecting anything in return:)
Parent Picnics in FULL SWING
1st Grade: April 6th-9th (10:40AM-11:10AM)
2nd Grade (11:20AM-11:50AM) & 4th Grade (12:40-1:10) : April 12th-16th
3rd Grade (12 -12:30) & 5th Grade (1:20-1:50): April 19th- 23rd
End of Year Information
Our Outdoor Honors Assemblies will take place at the bus loop. A large screen will display a slide show for enjoyment and chairs will be lined up for students to have seating. Parents are welcome to attend but will stand behind the marked areas for guests. Seating will not be provided for guests so parents are welcome to bring lawn chairs or prepared to stand. Assemblies will last approximately 30 minutes and will recognize Principal's Award, A Honor Roll All Year, Leadership (Specialized for grades K/1). Parents will be notified if his/her student is receiving an award.
End of Year Parties are currently being planned/discussed. Once information is finalized we will share as soon as possible but we expect this to be similar to how Winter parties were managed which means parents will not attend.
5th Grade students will have a fun day at the park on May 17th. Parents are welcome to meet the students there. Planning has just begun for this event so stay tuned for emails with final details asap.
5th Grade will take their final walk on campus outside rather than through the building. Parents will line the front carline area on both sides with posters and/or words of congratulations for students as they walk through heading to the bus loop for their final assembly. All awards will be given at this event.
April 6th: 4th Grade STAAR Writing Assessment/ PTO Meeting 9AM/ New Student Registration Opens
April 10th: PHS Talonnette Daddy Daughter Dance (see info below)
April 19th-22nd: Stuber Book Fair
April 19th: Prosper Board Meeting
April 29th: K-2 Field Day
April 30th: 3-5 Field Day
May 3rd: Professional Learning Day/ No School for Students/ Eager Eaglets for New Kinder Students-info coming soon!
May 3rd-7th: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10th-14th: STAAR Testing for Grades 3-5
May 17th: Last House Assembly/Kinder Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 9:30 AM/ 5th Grade Picnic @ Frontier Park 9AM-1PM (Info coming soon)
May 18th: 1st Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 8:30 AM/ 2nd Grade @ 9:30 AM
May 19th: 4th Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 8:30/ 3rd Grade Outdoor Honors Assembly @ 10:30
May 20th: EOY Parties (Info Coming Soon)
May 21st: 8: 15AM 5th Grade Final Walk (Parents Line Front Loop for students to walk through towards bus loop for assembly) Outdoor Honors Assembly to follow
May 21st: 9:30 AM- Virtual K-4 Classroom Celebrations
***Please be aware that larger events are subject to change based on a variety of factors including COVID 19.
Eager Eaglets- Welcoming New Kinder Friends to Prosper ISD
*** Please be aware that this event is subject to change due to COVID 19.
Details about cost, my school bucks, as well as pre-ordering your child's lunch are included!