Wrangler Weekly

May 1, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week

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When teachers are recognized and celebrated for all they are doing, they feel human. They feel valued and appreciated. They feel good about themselves. They go to the classroom and spread that feeling making students feel appreciated. When teachers feel genuinely appreciated and that they matter, they appreciate and make students feel important.

Please take a moment to write your child's teacher a note to let them know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. I can tell you that we have the most dedicated and committed staff! I try to tell them as often as possible :) Below are a few ideas of how you can show appreciation.

I will send teacher wish lists tomorrow.

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It’s book fair time!

Between April 27 and May 3, 2022 the book fair will be open daily from 7:45am-2:30pm in the library! The book fair is a fundraiser for the Williams library and a great opportunity for your student to build their home library. Special after school hours will be on Thursday, April 28 from 4:30-5:30. To sign up to volunteer, sign up for e-wallet (a electronic book fair gift card), or to shop the online book fair, visit this website: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/williamselementaryschool21

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Register Now! (flyers below)

Two of these opportunities are approaching quickly:

  1. Connect Family Event – Splash into Summer Learning by joining the Connect Family Events team on Saturday, June 4th as we partner with the Children's Museum of Houston to bring the Parent Stars "Fun Shop" to LCISD. Elementary students and their families will engage in hands-on activities that focus on themes such as math, science, literacy, art, and physical activity. You won't want to miss the fantastic lineup of community members sharing summer themed read-alouds, the Storytime Mini-Musical "Chicken Big" from Books Alive!, Screen Printing with Danny Russo, plus the LEAF Choice Books Shopping Experience, family games, prizes and more! LCISD elementary students and their families are eligible to register for this no-cost event. Registered families will receive a pass for 6 people to visit the Children's Museum of Houston/Ft. Bend Discovery Center. Link: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUpB5s_TZpnpFgvruV_GFbStURVZIMlBXWEtZWklHSTFHMURWM09VSzZNQy4u
  2. Camp ConnectRising 2nd through 5th grade students (currently in 1st through 4th grade) may register to experience the adventure of summer camp while engaging in hands-on activities that unleash their inner maker, scientist, artist, and coder — all in a collaborative, inclusive environment that cultivates wonder and a knack for exploration. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and is required for this no-cost opportunity. There are (3), five-day sessions beginning Monday, June 6th and continuing through Friday, June 27th. Priority consideration will be given to students enrolled at a Title I campus and a total of 300 students will be served. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. Nutritious snacks and water will be available. Link: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUoOSbdXg0s9HjiAhGQCcvrVUMFlTSENMS0hSNDlCREJLM1oxVkMzTVkwRCQlQCN0PWcu
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Message from Coach Cavallo, GRHS

We are having our Little Longhorns football camp May 31-June 3 and would love for all the Wranglers to come. Let's build the Maroon track spirit this year!

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Polly Ryon Middle School Band Info for 5th Graders

It's that time of year where we finally get to meet our future Longhorn Band members at one of our beginner selection dates. The dates for instrument selection are Friday, May 13 and Saturday May 14 at the Polly Ryon Cafeteria.

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Quail Cam is Up!

We are excited to share that our Quail Eggs have arrived, and our “Quail Cam” is live streaming from the Science Lab.

To get to the Livestream visit our campus youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8yMQdwry9V1ddPmtBH6Grg

Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected

String Measurement


Using string or ribbon, hold one end at the top of your head and have someone pull it straight down to the floor. This is your height (how tall you are). How many times do you think this string will wrap around your foot? Your leg? Your head? Make a prediction (a guess) and then find out.

PK and Kinder Round-Up Is HERE! Get Registered!

It's time to get your future PK and Kinder students enrolled April 25 - May 6! Click the link for more information:


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Practice at Home

We hope that you all were able to get some good rest in over the break! Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!

Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.

April 26 - May 5 - Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up (registration for next school year)

April 27 - May 3- Book Fair!

May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 11 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.