Caldwell Update

December 2021

A Message from Ms. Massey

Greetings Caldwell Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe that December is almost here which means the holiday season is just around the corner. This is a wonderful time of the year but also very busy. This also means that we have three instructional weeks until the holidays. Therefore, it is more important than ever to finish strong by staying focused on our goals and expectations. Encourage your students to continue doing their best and celebrate their progress. Remind them about behavior expectations, norms and rules, so we can end the year of 2021 safe and successful.

Our winter break starts December 17 through January 3rd. We will see you on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Wishing you all the very best this Holiday Season!

Karla Massey


Teacher of the Month - Mrs. Moreno

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Staff Member of the Month - Mrs. Rodriguez

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Caldwell's 12 Days of Christmas

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Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menus.

Counselor's Corner

  • This month our Character Strong trait is Gratitude, which is choosing to notice and appreciate things in our life, things in others, and things in the world. Here are some conversation starters you can have with your child at home: Talk about why you were grateful for the teachers and mentors in your life then ask your children why they are grateful for theirs.

  • Let’s spread kindness by donating to MacTown Miracles! MacTown Miracles is a food drive that provides complete turkey dinners for families in need during the holidays. This event started 15 years ago by McKinney North High School’s Student Council and they are asking Caldwell to help out with this event. What can you donate? Here is a list of some items you can donate:

-Canned Corn

-Canned green beans

-Powdered mashed potatoes

-Turkey tins/roasters


-Plastic forks and knives

-Powdered jello

-Paper plates

-instant gravy packets

-Boxed stuffing mix

This is a great opportunity for our students to help out the community to provide local families with a warm Holiday dinner. There is a box right outside my office where students can drop off their donations. Last day to donate items is December 7th.

  • Check out our impact counselors newsletter on Suicide Prevention/Actos of Kindness:

Nurse News

Parents, with weather constantly changing, please make sure your child has the appropriate jacket for recess.

Please send a water bottle or a container that your child can fill up at one of the watering stations. It is very important that they can drink water through the day.

Library Lowdown

PTO Update

The next PTO meeting is 12/9 before the 2nd grade choir performance, 6-7PM in the Gym! Join us!

Current PTO Volunteer Opportunities
Wednesday Treats for Teachers who stay after school-Sign up here
Recess and Lunch Duty Coverage (all hands on deck for 12/8! Every grade level will need coverage!)
Class Helpers (FKA Room Parents)
Dressing as our mascot, Gibby, from time to time
Speakers for the 4/5th grade Leadership and Career Day Speaker Series - ongoing all year. (Contact Nicole Valentine)

December 8th - 4th Annual Fiesta Potluck - Sign up to help!

Teacher Wish-list and Favorite lists are on our website!

Upcoming Dates

11/29 Choir

12/2 Caldwell's 12 Days of Christmas Begins

12/6-12/12 Hour of Code

12/6 Garden Club, Choir

12/9 2nd Grade Performance, PTO Meeting

12/13-12/17 Scholastic Book Fair

12/17 Friday Live, Attendance Parade, Class Parties

12/20-1/3 Winter Break

1/4 Return to school