"Super" Spruce Scoop
April 11, 2016
Volume 2 Edition 30
Spruce Feeder Pattern - "Super"!
Music Memory Champions - Anderson Elementary
Our 3rd/4th Grade Music Memory Team not only won its first 1st place trophy but scored 100 points in the Dallas ISD competition—making Anderson one of only two elementary schools to achieve a perfect score.
Music Memory is a UIL contest for elementary students to test their memory skills at naming sixteen classical and jazz music pieces studied during the school year. The contest, held at the Meyerson Symphony Center, features a live orchestra performing the pieces while students name the title and composer.
In his first year to compete, Team Captain Aureus Morel, 3rd-grader, led the Anderson team to total victory. The winning team also includes: 4th-graders Kassandra Rojo and Naleishka Sierra and 3rd-grader Uriel Montes.
The 5th Grade Music Memory Team was represented well by Eric Byrd.
Music Memory Coach Ms. Bell, Anderson Music Teacher, guided the team during weekly after-school practice sessions. The 2016 competition was the first time for our school to win—and we won BIG! Students won not only a huge school trophy but also Olympic-style medals decorated with music notes.
As we approach the fifth six-weeks period, it is important that we convey the professional development requirements to our teachers and staff. Below is the link to the district's website where course offerings can be found. Please be sure our teachers and staff begin to register as the system is now open.
Teachers and staff should use the Individualized Planning Document and Summer Professional Learning and Development Agreement form linked at the website. This will help with the planning process and ensure everyone meets the requirements outlined.
Spruce Feeder Pattern Principals' Meeting
Friday, April 15th, 11am-2pm
226 North Jim Miller Road
Growing our Gardens
Events for the Week
- Monday, April 11 - No school
- Tuesday, April 12 - Students Surveys to be implemented this week
- Wednesday, April 13 -
- Thursday, April 14 -
- Friday, April 15 - Fifth six weeks ends
"I Will Graduate!"
Spruce Yearbook Committee
Youth Art Month - Henry B. Gonzalez
We have awesome news about 5 Gonzalez students, whose artwork was selected to be on display at the African American Museum at Fair Park for Youth Art Month! This is another honor brought to us by our students under the leadership of Mrs. Blasingame who ignites love and passion for art. The reception is this Thursday, April 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Each one of you are invited to honor our students and to see the best elementary artwork from all over the District. The following students will be honored:
- Catherine Valenzuela KC
- Gloria Vasquez 1E
- Angel Diaz 3C
- Jayle Maciel 4D
- Brandon Ortiz 5E