Menger Texans Weekly Bulletin

Week 2

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PTA Open House

Join us for our PTA Open House on Thursday, September 6th at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Spirit t-shirts will be for sale ($12) along with pizza & sodas. Come meet our PTA & our staff and visit your child's classroom. Classrooms that have 100% membership will earn a WEEK of free dress code.

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Goodies with Grandparents

Calling all Grandparents! Come join us for goodies in the cafeteria on Friday, September 7th from 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Please remember to return your RSVP forms no later than Thursday, September 6th.
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College & Career Week

September 17th - 20th is College & Career Week. Be on the lookout for more information in Menger Mail.
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Fall Picture Day

Fall picture day is Tuesday, September 18th. Students will be photographed in school attire. You will not have to send money to school on picture day.
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Kids In Careers Photography

Kids in Careers Photography will be on campus taking career pictures on Thursday, September 20th. Pre-paid orders must be received by Wednesday, September 19th. More information will be sent home in Menger Mail.
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Attendance Matters!

Please be sure your child is in school each day by 7:50 a.m. If your child is unable to come to school due to a communicable illness, please send a doctor's excuse upon their return. Students who arrive at school after 8:05 a.m. will be counted as a partial day absence. Please stay in contact with your child's teacher if he/she must miss school. Thank you
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Morning Drop Off on Louisiana

The drop off lane on Louisiana is a "drop and roll" only lane. Please do not leave your car unattended. Safety patrol and staff members will be available to walk PK- 2 grade students to class starting at 7:30 a.m. so that parents do not have to park. Drivers will receive one warning and may receive a citation from CCISD PD. Please help us by following these safety rules.

NUT (No Uniform Today) Pass

NUT passes are sold each Friday from 7:30 - 7:50 a.m. for $1.00. Students can purchase a pass in the front lobby.
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Dismissal on rainy days

Please note that on rainy days students will be dismissed from the classrooms. While we make every effort to update parents via school messenger and social media, sometimes we do not have enough time to do so.

Room parents needed

Calling all parents! We are currently looking for room moms/dads. If you are interested please get with your child's teacher and visit https://www.ccisd.us/COMMUNITY/CCISD-Volunteers to complete your application.

Homework

As young children begin school, the focus should be on cultivating a love of learning, and assigning too much homework can undermine that goal. And young students often don’t have the study skills to benefit fully from homework, so it may be a poor use of time (Cooper, 1989; Cooper et al., 2006; Marzano & Pickering, 2007). A more effective activity may be nightly reading, especially if parents are involved. The benefits of reading are clear: If students aren’t proficient readers by the end of third grade, they’re less likely to succeed academically and graduate from high school (Fiester, 2013).


At Menger Elementary, we ask that students spend at least 20 minutes each night reading. A small amount of math practice will also be sent home. Homework is never taken for a grade.


Our team realizes the importance of family time, and extra curricular activities and we will keep assigned homework to a minimum.


Our Menger PTA has purchased a school license for Education Galaxy which can be used for additional practice online. Students will receive login information so that this site can be accessed at home.


Click inside the dotted boxes below to read more about homework and 25 ways to ask your child about their school day.

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Education Galaxy

Explore the galaxy while learning about math, reading and science! Check Menger Mail today for student login information. www.educationgalaxy.com