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INDEPENDENCE ELEMENTARY, 10/14/16

IES: Academic Parent Teacher Teams

We are looking forward to seeing our 1st-4th grade parents at our first Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings on Oct. 24th and 25th. Reminder, school age children will be watching a movie and eating popcorn while their parents learn :).



We believe that this will be a new tradition at IES and one that strengthens the valuable relationship we have with you. We hope that you will mark your calendars and block off these nights to join us in this partnership.



We've added a new video to help build your background knowledge on how the night will be structured. Please take 5 minutes and watch the video and then RSVP for your child's APTT Night.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams shake up traditional parent-teacher conference model

Procedure Reminders

Birthday Celebrations: We are excited to celebrate your child's birthday with them. When you bring in treats, please make sure they are store bought. You can drop them off at our front office and we will make sure they are delivered to your child's class. Please know that classes do not celebrate until the end of the day.


Arrival: As a reminder, please remember the bus lane by the cafeteria is only to be used by busses and families that we have made special arrangements for. When others use the lane it disrupts the arrival plan and safety of our students who need this area. We appreciate your help in following these procedures.


Tardies: Our expectation is that all students are in their classrooms ready to learn at 7:55. We appreciate your help in getting your students to IES no later than 7:50 so that they can begin their morning routines with their class.

PTA earns State level award!

Our PTA is one of 577 that just earned the Texas PTA's Early Bird Achievement Membership Award. By recruiting 100% of last year's total membership, we are well on our way to having one voice for every child on our campus.


Thanks for being part of this success!


Sincerely,


Maricarmen Vazquez

IES PTA President

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All-Pro Dads Father/Student Donut Breakfast

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, 7:15am

11773 Bray Birch Drive

Fort Worth, TX

Fathers and father figures, please join us Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 7:15 for breakfast with your child. Please let us know you will be attending by visiting http://allprodadsday.com/chapters/4930.

Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28

October 24 – 28 we will be celebrating National Drug Free Week. Our first Red Ribbon Week presentation will include Adam Black from BlackCreek K9 services telling us how he fights against drugs. http://blackcreekk9.com/Educational

Throughout the week we will have spirit days that students will be able to participate in to encourage them to live a drug free life! During the week, we will also have a guest speaker presented by Resource Recovery Council who will discuss making healthy life choices. http://www.recoverycouncil.org/

Spirit Days

Monday – My future is BRIGHT without drugs! Wear NEON bright clothes!

Tuesday - Don’t let drugs make you CRAZY! Crazy hair day!

Wednesday - Give drugs the Boot – Dress up in your western attire and wear your boots!

Thursday - Don’t let drugs mix you up. Wear mismatched clothing.

Friday - Sock It to Drugs. Crazy Sock Day



Connie Clifton
Independence Elementary Counselor
817-744-6112
Connie.Clifton@Kellerisd.net

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No Soda November 2016

The 6th Annual No Soda November is just a few days away. This is a great opportunity for your IES student to start developing healthy habits by reducing the amount of soda they drink. Since this challenge started 5 years ago, more and more students have completed the challenge by not drinking a soda for an entire month. This year 5 other Keller ISD schools have joined the challenge. At the end of the month we will determine which school has the highest percentage of students who go soda free for the month. Encourage your student to help IES win!

What to do: Print off the attached calendar or make your own calendar to track your child’s progress. Starting November 1, put a smiley face on each date your child does not drink a soda.
Turn in the results: Please turn in completed calendars to Coach Leach or fill out the google form (Link below) by Tuesday, December 6.
https://goo.gl/forms/dIAIl7g5URV7Z8nE3
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Open Gym for 3rd & 4th Graders and their families

Tuesday, October 18, 3rd & 4th Graders are invited to bring their families to open gym at IES from 5:30pm-7:00pm. All students MUST be accompanied by an adult. There will be a variety of activities set up for the families to participate in together. This is a come and go event. Advance registration is not required, but you can help by letting us know if you’re coming so we can plan how many volunteers are needed. Sign up by clicking on link below.

To register: https://goo.gl/forms/xvVYINLFrGRJXAkq1

***Additional open gym dates will be announced soon for the other grade levels.

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Independence Elementary

We, at Indep​​​endence Elementary School, as compassionate professionals, will inspire and empower our students to become independent thinkers, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners by building relationships, having high expectations, providing a safe and nurturing environment and embracing the community.​​​​