Stuber Spark

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,

Dr. Hinson

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

Our parent picnics have begun. Kindergarten had to weather a few chilly days but there were still very excited children and parents! Each grade level has a designated week. The classroom teacher will send out a sign up genius where each family can sign up for one lunch with his/her student. The parent will sign out the student for lunch, wait just outside the front door, choose an area in the front lawn/sidewalk to eat and enjoy lunch. A teacher or administrator will come outside to line students up and check to make sure everyone is accounted for before walking student to recess locations. Students may not finish early and reenter the building. Look for the sign up genius from teachers the Friday before your scheduled week. Please understand that siblings/other relatives will not be able to join due to limited space/timing constraints. Please only sign up for one day as to allow everyone to have the opportunity.** In case of inclement weather, families may enjoy lunch in the car as space is not available inside. If possible, the day will be rescheduled at a later date. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes before your child's scheduled lunch time. If you are not signed up, then you will not be able to eat lunch on campus. See the calendar with lunch times below:


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

Although somethings are still being planned, we wanted to share dates and basic information so you can begin to plan accordingly. In the calendar below, you will see dates for various celebrations. We are prioritizing 5th grade students as much as possible but do want every student to feel loved, valued, and celebrated. Please hold off on emailing requesting more information. All information regarding final decisions/plans will be shared no later than April 25th.


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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

Each year Prosper ISD hosts Eager Eaglets/Happy Hawks to welcome newly Prosper ISD Kindergarten students. This year, the event will tentatively take place on May 3rd. There will be three time slots available for parents to register for the event. Only families who have formally registered as a Kindergarten student for the 21-22 school year will receive information to sign up. The event includes an opportunity to tour the building, hear about life as a Kindergarten student, meet key people including the nurse/SRO officer/administration, read a book in the library, and more! Be sure to pass this information along to your friends who will be new to Stuber! Registration for the 21-22 school year opens tomorrow!


*** Please be aware that this event is subject to change due to COVID 19.

Cafeteria Information Click Here

Details about cost, my school bucks, as well as pre-ordering your child's lunch are included!

Congrats!

Our awesome cafeteria team awarded two Spring baskets to students who demonstrated great character and manners during the month of March while in the cafeteria. Congrats to Cassadee Wilks and Owen Vancleave!
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