Principal's Bulletin

Week 8: October 12-15, 2021

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A Message from Mrs. Zagala

Dear Allen Families,

Thank you all for another amazing week of learning and fun at Allen Elementary! This week I was able to visit with almost all classes for my October Principal's Read Aloud. The book I chose this month was "Stellaluna" written by Janell Cannon. This is a beautiful story about a young bat that is separated from her mother and the unexpected relationship she builds with a family of birds until she is reunited with her mother. Not only did the students learn a lot about bats from this book, they also made some beautiful connections about friendship and family. I look forward to our November read aloud!

On Friday we also celebrated the Decision of Respect Day. Decision of Respect is an important day celebrated each year across the district. Northside rallied everyone in the district on October 8th to dedicate time to join the promise that we will respect ourselves, others, school and community. Northside dedicated a day during bully prevention month to highlight the importance of treating others with respect and kindness. Here at Allen, we are promoting a safe and respectful environment through campus-wide activities and our counseling program.

Monday is a student holiday and a teacher work day. I hope that you all enjoy your three day weekend and I look forward to seeing all students on time and ready to learn on Tuesday. October 12th.

Thank you for all that you do and we look forward to another amazing week!

Eagles Rock!

Mrs. Zagala

October Read Aloud

Decision of Respect Day

Important Update on Masks

Effective Monday, October 11th, NISD is modifying the mask mandate. Masks will no longer be required; however, we still STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all students, staff, and visitors on campus to wear masks while indoors. We will continue to have masks available for all students and visitors who may want one. All other safety guidelines will stay in place on our campus and we will continue with frequent cleaning of the school.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Please visit the NISD website for more information:
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Dyslexia Awareness Parent Session: October 13, 2021

Parents are invited to join us for a Parent Dyslexia Awareness informative session on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:00-7:00 in the Allen Cafeteria. Information that will be covered in this session include:

  • What is Dyslexia?

  • What does it feel like to be Dyslexic?

  • Primary Characteristics of Dyslexia

  • Identification

  • Screenings

  • Intervention approaches

  • Support

If you are planning on joining this informative session, please complete the RSVP in the form below.

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Jerry D. Allen Elementary PTA Fundraiser: October 4-15th

Your support is needed as we begin our World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser. Our PTA will use the funds collected to help pay for field trips and special events such as Fiesta, Western Day, Reading Carnival, etc. This year we are encouraging each student to sell at least 10 World’s Finest Chocolate bars; each bar is only $1, for a total of $10. If you would like to help us raise money for our school please sign and return the permission that will be sent home this week. When we receive the signed permission slip we will send home the10 chocolate bars with your child or you can arrange to pick them up. Once you have sold the 10 chocolate bars please turn in the $10 cash. If you would like more chocolate bars please complete another permission slip. Chocolates will not be sent home without a signed permission slip to ensure the child has permission to participate. Please note that any unsold chocolates may not be returned.


  • Your child will receive one entry for every $10 sold.

  • A drawing will be held for prizes to include: Principal for the Day, Associate Principal for the Day, Giant World’s Finest Chocolate Bar, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Sellers

  • The class that sells the most World’s Finest Chocolate bars will earn a Glow Dance!

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Reading Event: October 22nd

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Pumpkin Book Character Contest

It's officially Fall, and that means pumpkins are everywhere!

-Choose a book and read it

-Pick one character from the book to focus on

-Choose a pumpkin (it may be a real pumpkin or a plastic pumpkin, that you will decorate as your book character)

-Decorate it, paint it, glue things on it, and just get creative!

-Please bring your pumpkin to school the week of October 18-22

-Your child's pumpkin will be entered into our pumpkin character contest. Winners will be notified on October 29, 2021.

-Please be sure to write your child's name, grade, and teacher's name on the bottom of your child's pumpkin before turning it in.

-Please do not carve your pumpkin.

Halloween Character Parade: October 29th

All students are invited to join us for our Character Parade on Friday, October 29th at 2:00 PM. Students may wear their costumes to school. Costumes should be appropriate for elementary school-aged children and not have any inappropriate graphics depicting violence or death. Costumes should also not include any kind of weapon prop. Any students with inappropriate costumes will be asked to change in to their regular clothes and will not be able to participate in the parade.

Learning Fun in Mrs. Ortega's Kindergarten Class

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Parent Handbooks

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