Friday Communication

Sem Elementary - Dedicated Every Day in Everyway!

Dear Sem Families,

Interested in volunteering for the upcoming book fair? Please email Alison Andrews at with the day and time you are available to help. You may also go to to sign up through our volunteer link as well. Thanks so much!

Enjoy the beautiful weekend!


Mr. Gonzales


Order your yearbook TODAY!

Yearbook: $20.00 each

Love Notes: $5.00

This year, we have added a new section to each yearbook!

“The Rewind” is a look back on all the top events, music, and artists that were popular in 2015-2016.

There are 3 easy ways to order:

1. Order online at

Click “Locate Your School” to begin the ordering process.

2. Print the order form (attached) and mail it in with your check or money order.

Balfour P.O. Box 150069

Austin, TX 78715-0069

3. Call 1-800-853-1337 to order with credit/debit card.

*Please do not send in cash or a check with your student. Orders are accepted in the 3 ways above.

The last day your child is guaranteed a yearbook is 2/1/2016.

Art Supply Drive - Donations Welcomed to Benefit Children's Hospital

Extra Recess is as Easy as Helping Kids!

What: Classes that collect 20 items or more will get an extra recess.

Where: Please give donations to your class teacher.

When: Januray 19th – 29 th

Help us collect ITEMS for the patients at The Children’s Medical Center. We will create care packages with the items donated to bring some cheer to the children and their families.

List of Items (New items only)

· Crayons (4,16,and 24 count)

· Play-Doh

· Sound books (English/Spanish)

· Bubbles

· Infant rattles and teethers

· Shape sorters

· Color markers

· Books

· Coloring books

· Crayola model magic

· Foam Art

· Individual Art Activity Kits

· Paint by number crafts

· Stickers

· Plastic animals and dinosaurs

· Wood puzzles


February 8th-12th: Book Fair

February 9th: Donuts with Dad or someone special

February 11th: PTA General Meeting/Cybersense Presentation 7-8 pm

February 12th: Valentine's Day Parties

February 15th: FISD Holiday - No School for students