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Williams Elementary - December 2021

Important Dates

November 29-December 10 Grade Level Penny Wars

December 2 PTO Meeting at 6:00 in WES Library

December 4 Magnolia Regatta: Cardboard Challenge Showcase at the MISD Aquatic Center 12:30-4:00

December 6-10 Penguin Patch (Formerly The Santa Store)

December 9 Evening Hours for the Santa Store 5:00-7:00 p.m.

December 9 Winter Choir Concert at 6:00 p.m.

December 11 Hazy Hollow Hope For Christmas Event 9-1 at Bethel Park

December 15 Last Day to Order Yearbooks

December 16 PreK Class Christmas Parties at 10:00 a.m.

December 16 Kindergarten Class Christmas Parties at 11:00 a.m.

December 17 First and Fourth Class Christmas Parties at 8:30 a.m.

December 17 Second and Third Class Christmas Parties at 10:00 a.m.

December 17 Early Release at 12:40

January 5 Students return to School

PTO Meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Have you been thinking about volunteering at the school? Join us on Thursday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the WES library and find out the different ways you can volunteer. We need YOU! Spanish speakers are welcome, and we will have translators on site.


Co-President Kaiyln Correa

Co-President Michelle Salvatierra

Vice President Samantha Johnson

Secretary Sarah Satterwhite

Treasurer Lauren Estrada

Communications Secretary Rebecca Schrimsher

Volunteer Coordinator Kayla Midkiff

Parent Liaison Vanessa Marquez (campus staff)


If you can't make the meeting, be sure to use the QR code above to follow our PTO on Facebook!

Penny Wars

Our PTO is sponsoring grade level PENNY WARS! Students will have from November 29-December 10 to bring pennies and deposit them into their grade level's penny jar. At the end of the two week period, the grade level with the most pennies will receive a pizza party! Empty out your purses and look under the sofa cushions because the PENNY WARS have begun.

12 Days of Christmas (December 2-17)

Join us in celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by wearing your holiday gear.

Dec. 2: Wear red or green

Dec. 3: Wear a Christmas shirt

Dec. 6: Wear Christmas socks/elf hat

Dec. 7: Wear Christmas vacation/tourist clothing

Dec. 8: Wear plaid/flannel

Dec. 9: Wear a snowman shirt

Dec. 10: Wear an ugly Christmas sweater

Dec. 13: Wear tree toppers, jingle bells, Christmas lights

Dec. 14: Wear reindeer antlers

Dec. 15: Grinch day

Dec. 16: Wear Christmas PJs

Dec. 17: Wear a Santa hat

The Penguin Patch Is Coming! (Formerly Known As The Santa Store)

Ho Ho Ho! The Penguin Patch will be at Williams from Monday, December 6, through Friday, December 10. Gifts ranging from about fifty cents to $20 will be available for students and family members to purchase. Students will visit the Penguin Patch as a class to view and purchase available items. Parents will be allowed to join their child at the Penguin Patch to make purchases before school from 7:45-8:30 a.m. or during our Thursday evening hours. Parents that eat lunch with their student, may visit the Penguin Patch during the student's thirty minute lunch, but students must return to class when lunch is over. Parents may also choose to send money or checks made out to Williams Elementary PTO for students to purchase items. This is a great way to get some shopping done and help your child's school at the same time. All proceeds go to the Williams PTO. Check your child's Thursday folder for more detailed information.

Counselor's Corner

Happy Holidays!


This month students will focus on emotional management through whole group guidance lessons. Staying in control of emotions and actions helps students get along better with others and be successful at school. They will continue to practice calm down techniques, identifying and naming their emotions, along with determining positive self-talk.


Need Additional Support?

Feel free to contact me for more information. I am here to serve ALL students.


Below you will find websites with helpful information and resources.


*Confident Parents Confident Kids


*Network of Care for the Tri-County Area:

https://liberty.tx.networkofcare.org/mh/services/index.aspx


*Find Help (previously Aunt Bertha)

https://www.findhelp.org/


Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday season.


Counsel. Educate. Advocate. Empower.

The Food Drive Was A HUGE Success!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Williams Elementary donated over 5,000 food items to the SOS Food Pantry. Mrs. Champe's third grade class collected the most items, donating almost 500 cans and boxes. Thank you to everyone who helped make the food drive a success.

Turkeys In Disguise

Can you find the turkeys? Our students did an amazing job disguising their turkeys! Which is your favorite?

Friendly Reminders

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made by 2:45 pm every day so that we can ensure that your child's teacher receives the notification on time and that we can follow through with your request. No changes will be accepted after this time. All changes must be made by sending a note or calling the front office at (281) 356-6866. Changes can not be made through your child's teacher.


Early Student Pick Up

Early student check outs must be done by 3:00 pm.


Drop off times

Doors on the Buddy Riley side of the building are open for regular drop off from 7:45 am until 8:25 am. Students dropped off after 8:25 am will need to enter through the front doors by the flag pole.


Birthday Cupcakes

If you would like to send your child's class cupcakes or cookies, they must be ordered through the MISD Nutrition Department. At this time, outside food is not allowed. Forms to order cupcakes and cookies are at the front desk.


Lunch Applications

If you are new to Williams Elementary or if you did not fill out the free and reduced lunch form last year, please click here to fill it out.

School Hours

6:30 Early Morning Child Care (EMCC) opens (There is no cost, but student must be enrolled.)

7:45 School doors open

8:30 Classes begin (Tardy bell)

3:40 Dismissal

3:45 Adventures After School Program begins (There is a small cost, and students must be enrolled.)

6:30 Adventures closes

Wonder, Explore, Soar

Our theme this year is "Wonder, Explore, Soar!" We encourage you to ask your child about what they learned in class. Let your child teach you something from their school day. The best way to learn is to teach someone else.

Motto

Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It


Vision

Empowering learners and leaders who will create a

better present and future.


Mission

Williams Elementary is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We are a community of learners who continuously develop relationships, seek relevance, and embrace rigorous challenges.