Willie Brown Elementary News

January 27, 2017

House Point Winners

Congratulations to these kiddos! They have been recognized for showing great character at school.

All Star Ninja Spirit Night Monday

Channel your inner ninja! Join us for ninja style obstacles and lots of fun on Monday for a special Spirit Night at All Star Ninjas!

2017-18 MISD Calendar

After a majority vote from the Mansfield ISD Board of Trustees, the district’s calendar for the 2017-18 school year has been approved.

The calendar features a school start date of Aug. 16. Teachers return on Aug. 7 for staff development and instructional planning. Another change from previous calendars is that school will end on May 23, before Memorial Day. May 24 will be a teacher workday.

View more about the 2017-18 calendar.

The calendar was drafted by members of the district’s calendar committee, consisting of parents, staff and community members. After gathering feedback from the community through surveys, a final draft was submitted to the school board. The board approved the draft at the Tuesday, Jan. 24 regular meeting.

News from Student Nutrition

Mansfield ISD offers MySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can:

- Set Up Automatic Recurring Payments

- Track & Review Meal History

- Create Low Balance Alerts

- Make Payments with the Mobile App

- And More…

Sign up now! Registering for your FREE account is easy, go to https://www.MySchoolBucks.com. Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!

https://www.MySchoolBucks.com | (855) 832-5226

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Have a smartphone? Get the MySchoolBucks Mobile App:

iOS (iPhone) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myschoolbucks/id661878685?mt=8

Android -

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hss.msb&feature=search_result

Agricultural Leadership Parent Meeting for 2017-18

What: Agricultural Leadership Program parent meeting

When: Thursday, February 2 Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Tarver-Rendon Elementary School cafeteria (6065 Retta Mansfield Road, Burleson, TX 76028)



This meeting is for all MISD parents of elementary students (not currently enrolled at Tarver-Rendon Elementary) who are interested in the Agricultural Leadership Program next year.



Tarver-Rendon Elementary School has been chosen to provide one of MISD’s first “school of choice” for the 2017-18 school year. The School of Agricultural Leadership will teach core content and leadership skill through agricultural-based experiences.

The “Planting the Seed” program will include field experiences and opportunities to work with the Ben Barber Innovation Academy agriculture students and staff. Weekly classes will be provided to grades 2-4 while grades PK-1 students will benefit from occasional activities. All students will have the opportunity to access the Ron Whitson Science Agricultural Center and the Tarver-Rendon Discovery Park.


All students zoned for Tarver-Rendon will automatically be enrolled in this program and no further action will need to be made by parents/guardians. There will be an opportunity for other MISD students to transfer into the program.


We are very excited about this program! Students will greatly benefit and participate in highly engaging activities that will enhance their math, science and leadership skills.



Questions about the meeting? Contact Principal Jamie Norwood-Miller at jamienorwood@misdmail.org.

Running Club Events

Running Club members AND any other students and parents are invited to participate in the following events:


Eagle’s Flight 5k on Feb 18 @ 8am.

Registration online at: https://thedriven.net/eagles-flight-5K.race_reg/eid/7264124569?

Ft. Worth Zoo Run April 1 @730am.

Registration online at: https://edsregistration.com/races/1019/registrations/new?event=32&team_id=9481


Be sure to choose Willie Brown Eagles for both events. If you need to pay cash, please contact Suzanne Gray for arrangements.

Volunteers Needed!

We are still looking for volunteers to share their cultures at WBE’s Multicultural Night on February 23rd. We will have tables with food, artifacts, crafts and more at the event to showcase the diversity of the school. However, we can’t make that possible without your help!!


Please consider signing up to help at the event. Anything you can do will be very much appreciated. Below is the link to sign up. If you are unable to access the link, please let your child’s teacher know you are interested!


http://signup.com/go/jh7QQs

Yearbooks Sales now On-line through 1/31

Order your WBE 2016-17 yearbook now! The last day to order online is January 31st. Visit www.topoftexasyearbooks.com to order.

Gifted and Talented Screening

The window for evaluating 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade students for the Gifted and Talented program at Willie Brown is coming soon. In order for your child to be referred and screened, submit this completed form to Lisa Eubanks by January 31, 2017. Results of the screening, nomination and selection process will be available after the Selection Committee has met. You may expect a letter notifying you of the results by April 28, 2017. If your child has qualified for GT services in the past, he/she does NOT need to be tested again as they continue to qualify.

If you have further questions about testing, you may contact Lisa Eubanks at 817-299-5867 or at LisaEubanks@misdmail.org. If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented program, you may contact Kim Greig, Brown’s Gifted and Talented Coordinator, at 817-299-5860 or KimberlyGreig@misdmail.org.

Sweetheart Dance - 2/10

Make plans now to attend the WBE Sweetheart Dance with your kiddo on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-8:30. More information will come soon!
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