Porter Elementary School

Week of May 3rd, 2016

STAAR Testing Information

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness otherwise known as the STAAR tests are quickly approaching. Please note the dates of the upcoming STAAR tests and refrain from planning any appointments that may take your child out of school on these dates. Also please note that we ask you to refrain from visiting in all grades levels (PreK-5th grade) on the testing dates due to test security. The testing dates are as follows:

3rd Grade: Monday, May 9th - Math and Tuesday, May 10th - Reading

4th Grade: Monday, May 9th - Math, Tuesday, May 10th - Reading

5th Grade: Monday, May 9th - Math (retest only), Tuesday, May 10th - Reading (retest only), Wednesday, May 11th - Science


Thank you in advance for your help with a successful STAAR administration.


No visitors for any grade level will be allowed on STAAR testing dates.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd kicks off Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are our heroes! Please be sure to stop by and tell your child's teacher thank you! We are sending home some ideas for ways that you can let your child's teacher know how much they are appreciated!

1st Grade Barnyard Moosical

Our fabulous first graders will present their program, "Barnyard Moosical", on Thursday, May 5th at 7pm. Performs are to be in their homeroom classes by 6:45pm.

Save the date! Field Day will be May 20th, 2016! More details to come.

Library Book Returns

The library will begin collecting books for the end of the year beginning the week of May 2nd. Please make sure your student(s) have returned all of their library books by Friday, May 13th. Miss Womack will send home weekly reminders in Tuesday folders.

Spring GT Showcase for K-5th will be May 19th at 5:30pm

Box Tops and Ink Cartridges

PES is collected box tops and empty ink cartridges! These donations benefit our school in more ways than one! Both donation bins can be found by the front office.

Buy Your 2015-2016 Yearbook Today!

Make sure your child can always remember their time at Porter Elementary by purchasing your yearbook for this school year! Yearbooks can be preordered for $23 online at jostensyearbooks.com or you can pick up an order form in the front office.

Lunch Menu:

Wednesday: Chicken burrito served w/ salsa and black beans

Thursday: Popcorn chicken w/ cheesy broccoli and fries

Friday: Hot dog on pretzel bun, served w/ baked beans and optional sauerkraut

Monday: Pizza sticks and marinara w/ Sonoma vegetable blend, spinach salad and veggie dippers

Tuesday: Chicken nuggets w/ loaded mashed potatoes, seasoned broccoli and carrots

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd, 7am to Friday, May 6th, 3:15pm

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

1st Grade Barnyard Moosical Program

Thursday, May 5th, 7pm

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

GT Showcase (K-5th)

Thursday, May 19th, 5:30pm

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

Field Day

Friday, May 20th, 8:30am

22256 Ford Road

Porter, TX

Times and more details are coming soon!

Porter Elementary School

Attendance is very important to everyone at Porter Elementary as we teach bell-to-bell and instruction time is precious. Student pick-up will not be allowed after 2:15pm.