Isbell Elementary

Loving Every Minute of Learning

Isbell Happenings

5th Grade Parents

Don’t forget to send a baby and current picture of your 5thgrader to Mr. Meyers (meyersst@friscoisd.org) and don’t forget to sign your student’s Symphony Field Trip permission slip and make the $6.00 payment on your My Payments Plus account.

Student Council News

Spirit Sticks will be sold by student council every Wednesday morning starting at 7:20am! Perfect Valentine’s Gift for you valentines.

Green Team News

We are collecting items for “Love Your Pet” and new or gently used pet items would be great.

Nurse News

Please see the attached FISD Policy regarding when to keep your kids home when they are ill. We are also trying to track and report common illnesses that are going around the school. When you notify the office regarding an absence due to illness, will you please indicate signs and symptoms the child is experiencing. Thank you for your help in keeping our kids healthy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! Thanks, Leesa


Spring Book Fair

Peace, Love, Books! is this year's theme of The "Feelin' Groovy" Spring Book fair. The book fair will be Monday, February 29th - Friday, March 4th. The times are: Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 AM to 3:45 PM (Wednesday is Grandparent's Day), Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:15 PM (Literacy Fair/Reading night) and Friday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM. All of the profits goes to the Isbell library. Volunteers are needed, please sign up through PT Avenue! We Hope to see everyone "feelin groovy" at Isbell's Spring Book Fair. Flyer attached

Julia DeLage

Isbell Chairperson


PTA

The nominating committee of the Isbell PTA Board would like to invite you to be more involved in your child’s school! We are currently accepting applications to fill our 2016-2017 Isbell PTA Board and YOU would be a perfect candidate! We know all of the excuses because we have said them ourselves. Too busy, I work outside of the home, I have no idea what I would do…if you have thought it, so have we. And trust us when we say we can find the perfect fit for you on our board! Many of us work outside the home and most of us had no clue what being on the board meant….and who isn’t swamped these days. The great thing is we have a GREAT board with GREAT leadership and we all help in every aspect of every position. You will never be alone. The application is included in this blast or you can pick one up in the Isbell front office. The nominating committee’s information is included, so reach out to us today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please say you will join us in continuing to make Isbell Elementary PTA as fabulous as it has been in years past!

Isbell Elementary PTA-Nominating committee Flyer attached


Coaches Corner

Jump Rope 4 Heart is back! Please see flyer attached.



Library News

Isbell Library

Reading Night Fun!

Reading Night will be here on Thursday, March 3rd from 6:00-7:30. There will be lots of fun reading activities for the whole family! Hope to see you there!!! Check out what’s going on at Reading Night by viewing this flyer: https://www.smore.com/vqqy

Book Swap!

We will have a book swap at Reading Night. If you would like to participate, please drop off your books to Mrs. Nagy in front of the library from 7:20-7:50. For each book, you will get 1 ticket. On Reading Night, you will bring your tickets and receive a “new to you” book! We will start collecting books on Thursday, February 18th!

Human Book??

What is a human book? A human book is someone who shares a personal experience to students, where you tell “your story”. We are looking for some parents who have an interesting story to tell. Here are some examples of possible Human Books: someone who grew up in various countries around the world, someone who has been on one of a kind trips, Interesting jobs, someone who has a disease or disability, Local farmers, Government officials, Refugees, someone who runs a charity/food bank in Frisco, Military/Veterans, Native American Tribes, a person or athlete that has physical disabilities. The purpose of Human Books is to expose students to other people’s experiences and to teach them the importance of being different. If you are interested in being a “Human Book” in the Isbell Library please email Mrs. Beathard (BeatharB@friscoisd.org).

Read to Succeed!

Isbell is participating in Six Flag’s Read to Succeed Reading Program, if your child reads 360 minutes by February 19th, they will get a free Six Flags ticket! Flyers went home with your child last week, if you need an additional one you can pick it up in the library. !

Artwork Wanted

! If you love to draw and paint, then this project is for you!!! The Isbell Library is looking for amazing artwork to help decorate the library walls!! If you would like your artwork featured in the Isbell Library, please read the guidelines below:

Library Art Guidelines:

· All artwork must have a “reading theme”. For example: it could be the cover of your favorite book or just a picture that shows that reading can take you places. Get creativity!

· The artwork needs to be on a 16 x 20 sized canvas. You can

purchase the canvas at any local art store (Hobby Lobby, Michaels etc).

· There is no deadline for this project, we will display the artwork as they come in!

· Turn your artwork in to Mrs. Beathard when finished!

I’m looking forward to seeing your art come to life in the Library!

Questions? Email Mrs. Beathard at beatharb@friscoisd.org


Dates for your calendar:

February 29th – March 6th – 21 Day Challenge Survey to be filled out online by participants.

February 29th – March 4th – Groovy Book Fair in the Isbell Library

March 2nd – Grandparents Day at the Book Fair (Grandparents are welcome anytime)

March 3rd – Reading Night

March 7th -11th Spring Break


FISD calendar: - For more information on the below events please go to www.friscoisd.org and click on the calendar link

February 18th – Coffee Talk with District Leaders @ Centennial High School

March 1st – Frisco ISD New Parent Orientation