ARMADILLO NEWS

NATHAN ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WELCOME TO WEEK 16

A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION @ A PUBLIC SCHOOL PRICE!

Nathan Adams Vision & Mission

Our vision is to create an exceptional learning environment that produces remarkable students who are prepared to be successful and equipped to compete in a global society.



Our mission is to prepare all students to achieve the highest standard of intellectual, physical, and social growth.

A Special Message to Parents

Dear Parents, this is a special week with semester assessments which are known as ACPs. The children have worked hard all year long and are more than ready. Please remember to send your children to bed early and encourage them each day to try their best!
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Word of the Week-Excel

A common practice during morning announcements is to share the word of the week. Classes take turns to write the word of the week in their own words and then share it during morning announcements. The student body as well as staff are then challenged to use this word at least three times in one day. I am asking our parents and community to use the word of the week with our students as well. The word for this week is the verb to excel. I carefully chose this word for week 16 which is semester exam week. Excel means to do better than you usually do. Reach deeper and use every ounce of energy you got. What sets you apart from just doing what is expected, go beyond that. Give it all you got and excel! Yes, it is going to take a lot of work, it is hard to excel but it feels so good when you get there! If you can excel, then you got your "triple A" on, Adams Armadillo Awesomeness!

Winter Wonderland Musical Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 6pm

12600 Welch Road

Dallas, TX

Holiday fun for everyone! Come hear our Armadillos sing. All grade levels will be performing. Mr. Mason our talented music teacher along with Ms. Ma, our Mandarin Chinese teacher have been preparing our students with holiday songs from around the world! As well as our incredible Art Teacher Ms. Sowards who will be sharing some wonder Art work!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Kinder Two Way Dual Language Parent Meeting........ Thank you Mr. Herrera & Ms. Mullaley for leading it!

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Explore China- Lesson for the Week

In an effort to support our Explore China Program we will be sharing a word of the week in Mandarin. Below "Christmas" is in Mandarin and Pinyon which are the symbols used to express the language.

Shèng dàn jié

圣 诞 节

Armadillo Walking Wednesdays

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 5pm

Northaven Trail

Dallas, TX

Parents, Teachers, community members come join us for a rigorous 4 mile roundtrip walk around the Northaven Trail. See the Christmas lights, enjoy the camaraderie, and stay fit! We will meet at the school at 4:45 and head over together.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Nathan Adams Holiday Fun

  • Be sure to RSVP for the Nathan Adams Christmas Party Dec. 14 at Two Guys From Italy.
  • Wear your Ugly/Tacky Christmas Sweater!
  • Secret Santa begins tomorrow and will be revealed at the Christmas Party.
  • Polar Express – Date TBA …Wear your pajamas in the spirit of Polar Express!

Christmas Tree

Please remember to bring your favorite ornament to add to our Nathan Adams Christmas Tree!

Job Alike

Remember to sign up for the Job Alike on Monday, December 7.

Climate Survey

We currently have 57% of the Climate Surveys completed. We are striving for 100%!


Check your email for a message with the link to the climate survey. The email came November 30 so check junk mail/clutter if you do not see it.

From: Dr. Kirby Goidel [mailto:disd@ppri.tamu.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 11:40 AM
To:
Subject: Dallas ISD Climate Survey from PPRI at Texas A&M

The deadline for completing this survey is Friday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Dinner prepared by Armadillo Dad's Club

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 5pm

12600 Welch Road

Dallas, TX

Come join us before the Winter Wonderland Musical for a community Italian dinner prepared by our Awesome Armadillo Dad's Club. This is a great opportunity to break bread together!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Important Events to Remember

Sunday December 6th

Everyone submit lessons in google folder

(In addition) Submit lessons via email to Ms. Johnson if she is your appraiser.

Monday December 7th

A-Team Meeting @ 10:30

LPAC Meeting for the 3-5th Grade teachers (who need to confirm language of assessment) during planning period.

Tuesday December 8th

Spelling Bee-9:30 in the auditorium

5th Grade Testing Meeting @ 11:50

4th Grade Testing Meeting @ 1:10

Testing meeting in the library at 3:15-3;45

PTSA @ 6:00 pm in the library

Tutoring

Chess Club

Dr. Renaud off campus

Wednesday December 9th

Grade Level Meetings

Grade Level Leadership Team Meeting-Virtual

Dual Language Committee Meeting @ 3:15

Thursday December 10th

Tutoring

Monthly fire drill

Friday December 11th

Spirit Day - Jeans with College shirt or Nathan Adams shirt

1$ Free Dress Day-Out of uniform day

Principal Feeder Pattern Meeting @ Calliet