Weekly Tiger News

April 11 - April 15, 2016

One Crew, One Voyage, One Mission: Kids!

Every Child, Every Day!!!

Five Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners

As we move into the last couple of months of school, you might ask yourself, how am I going to continue to motivate my students. It takes time and dedication to ensure our students continue to learn as we move closer to the end of the school year.

As you read the article below, think about the things your are doing in your classroom to motivate your students?

Are your students engaged in the lessons that provide high expectations?

Do your students have a growth mind set?

Are you building relationships with your students and provide opportunity for praise?

Five Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners

The Wingman: Engaging Reluctant Students

Questions to Consider:

  • How does the strategy provided in the video help students learn from each other?
  • How can this strategy be used in various activities and grade levels?
  • What can you learn from The Wingman strategy to engage students?

Sheldon Elementary Attendance

At the end of week April 1st - 96.86%

At the end of wee April 8th - 96.84%

Our attendance went down this week. Are you encouraging your students to come to school each day? Did you review the attendance incentives?

If students are not in school, then they are not learning.

Continue to make attendance a priority! Let's try to get above 97% this week.

Parent Survey

Our annual Parent Survey is now available on the website. Please encourage your parents to complete the survey.

The campus with the largest percentage of parent surveys completed will be treated to a pizza lunch! Parent and student survey results will give us feedback to improve our schools and our district as a whole.


Ms. Eckford will be assisting in developing a schedule to ensure all students are tested on the computer for I-station. Every student should be assessed on I-Station by the end of April and again in May.

Spanish I-station is also available for third grade students who need to be assess in Spanish.

I-station can be used as a rotation in centers during the guided reading.

The recommendations for the use of I-station based on the Tiers?

 Tier 3 students should be on I-station for 90 minutes a week.

 Tier 2 students should be on I-station for 60 minutes a week.

 Tier 1 students should be on I-station for 30 minutes a week.

You also have access Writing Rules! (Six Traits of Writing). This is a great time to take advantage of this resource.

Town Hall Meeting

The Town Hall Meeting at Sheldon Elementary was a success!!! We had over 100 families who attended the Town Hall meeting and saw the Sheldon Pirates Musical. Great job in getting our families out this is wonderful event!!

Great Job to Ms. Boderek and all who assisted!!!!!

Sheldon Shuffle this Saturday!

Sheldon Shuffle 5K & Fun Run

Deussen Park, Shelter 5 12303 Sonnier Street
Houston, TX 77044

Saturday, April 18, 2015

8:00 AM

I will see all those who signed up!

Upcoming Events:

  • Apirl 11 - April 15 - Librarian Week
  • April 11 - Last day of the Book Fair
  • April 11 - Team Leader Meeting
  • April 12 - National Librarian Day
  • April 14 - PBIS Meeting at 3:50 p.m.
  • April 14 - Health Fair from 2:30 - 5:30 at C. E. King High School – Competition Gym

  • April 15 - Pick up packets for Sheldon Shuffle at Early College High School – Room E129 from 3:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.

  • April 16 - Sheldon Shuffle at Alexander Deussen Park – Pavilion 5

Congratulations to our Teachers and Paraprofessional of the Year

Teacher of the Year - Javeshelyn Reed

Rookie of the Year - Sacajawea Adams

Paraprofessional of the Year - Katya Cazares Garza,

Educator and Student of the Month

Educator of the Month – Suzanne Garza

Student of the Month– Cristian Briagas


  • Teachers, please make sure you are at your door when the bell rings at 7:40 a.m.
  • Greet your students each morning as they enter the classroom.
  • Teachers, please let Ms. Garza know when you have a missed punch on the time clock. It is important to clock in on time each day.
  • All letters to parents need to be approved by an administrator before sending home.


Rezoning information is now available on our website. Please be sure that as you begin to get questions from your parents, that you are aware of the changes. You can locate the new zone maps on the website so that you will be prepared to answer questions for your parents.

New Zone Maps

Early Childhood Academies

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

Principal and Assistant Principal

Rachelle Ysquierdo and Atina Young