Marcus Mustangs Newsletter

Septemeber 21, 2015


  • 9/21 Staff Meeting after school Bullying/Child Abuse---Ms. Morales & Gray
  • 9/21 BOY of istation continues through this week
  • 9/23-25 Assessments K-5: Reading, Math, Science & 4th gd Writing (Personal Narrative prompt and short R&E).
  • 9/28 SLO and PDP final due and uploaded into SchoolNet
  • 9/28 Readers Workshop presented by the Districts reading department
  • 9/30 ILT meeting, SBDM

  • 10/1 Data Meeting in coaches room
  • 10/1 WT White Homecoming Parade
  • 10/5 Second Six Weeks begins
  • 10/2 End of the first Six Weeks
  • 10/9 Fair Day
  • 10/13 K-5 Tutoring Begins ( Every Tuesday & Wednesday 3:10-4:00)
  • 10/15 Compliance videos
  • 10/15 Parent Conferences (Report cards issued at conferences)
  • 10/16 Last day for Field Trip approvals
  • 10/19 Staff development/Student Holiday
  • 10/19-10/23 Character Count Week
  • 10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week

Please post attendance everyday no later than 8:45 AM. During recess, please make sure that you are actively monitoring the students, and that the team is assigned different posts to assure the safety of all students.

Education Go Get IT Week

We are celebrating Higher Education Week September 21st – 25th!

Teachers will concentrate on the College/University represented by each individual classroom. Note: Your classroom designation is the flag hanging outside your door.

We are creating a college going culture with our students at Marcus and that begins with class discussions.

This takes a TEAM! The effort starts HERE…in elementary school.

University of North Texas Fight Song


This week we are featuring Mr. Francisco Rangel

Some interesting facts about him:

His birthday is on October 31, is a cross country runner, and his favorite TV show is Sabado Gigante :)

He attended...

California State University, Northridge

Degree: Bachelor Science in Business Administration

CSU stats

Established in 1958.

40,131 Students (Fall 2014)

Mascot: Mighty The Matador

2nd largest University in enrollment in California (just behind UCLA)

Offers a Doctor Degree in Education and 24 teaching credentials

Ranks 10 in the U.S. in bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Vision and Mission in Action

Thank you for all you shines through!

  • Ms. Sanchez in first grade leading her team into effective and engaging strategies with the use of All in One Learning
  • UIL volunteer team: Ms. Montoya, Munsie, Restrepo, Richardson, Wassum & Mr. Caceres
  • Ms. Richardson leading our Mustang Cheerleaders

Marcus' Mustangs Spirit Song

Praise to Marcus Elementary

Blue and White we strive for Success

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Marcus is where we learn good Character

Skills to build our future bright

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Spirit Fridays...current HM tshirt

Picture taken :)

Herbert Marcus Elementary


To be an educational exemplar, whose priority is to provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.


To foster a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school, where the staff works collaboratively with the community to develop confident, responsible students who are well prepared for the future, to ensure that our students achieve their highest academic potential and are college and career ready.

Core Beliefs:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students with our help using a Response to Intervention process.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a caring classroom.