Spur Express Principal's Newsletter

Week of August 15-19, 2022

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School Report Cards Posted (SRC)

The 2020-2021 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on TEA’s website and on our school website. Please go to the About tab, click Accountability, click SRC.
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Your child is invited to join the weekend snack pack program. This program allows your student to bring a string bag home on Fridays filled with snacks and protein for the weekend. Then they will return the empty string bag Monday. This program is free. If you feel like your family could benefit from this program, please register your child using the QR code below.

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Teachers will be sending notices home or emailing parents if there are any violations. We appreciate your support!

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels) The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, if they comply with the following:

1. Student’s hair shall be neatly cut, clean and/or combed to be kept out of the eyes. Unnatural hair color shall not be a distraction to the learning environment. Hairstyles should not, in the opinion of the administration, cause a health or safety hazard or a disruption of the education process.

2. Appropriate footwear must be worn for the class and/or activity.

3. Students shall not wear the following without appropriate outer or under garments: garments that are torn, ragged, or “holey” above mid-thigh.

4. Shirts of underwear type, see-through clothing, muscle shirts, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, spandex clothing, or any clothing which exposes a bare midriff, back (below the shoulder blades), chest or underwear MAY NOT BE WORN. Back, chest, and midriff must be covered.

5. Sleeveless shirts with a 2 inch or greater shoulder width may be worn if the underarm opening does not expose the chest or back area. Undergarments may not be visible when wearing a sleeveless shirt.

6. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and “skorts”, must be mid-thigh length or longer. When appropriate, students’ dresses must be worn with shirts or blouses underneath.

7. Clothing or possessions which promote/display inappropriate and/or inflammatory messages shall not be permitted. Apparel should not display risqué prints or symbols, gang graffiti or monikers, lewd, vulgar, obscene, or suggestive language/design. Advertisements or symbols that promote or depict drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or violence are prohibited on all apparel, jewelry, and accessories. No chains, handcuffs, or any other accessories that suggest weaponry will be allowed.

8. Any clothing, which is identified by the administration as gang-related or a safety concern, will not be permitted.

9. Pants or shorts must be worn at a natural waistline and underwear cannot be visible.

10. Leggings are only acceptable to be worn under shorts, skirts, dresses, and/or shirts or blouses that maintain the dress code of reaching to mid-thigh or longer in length.


7:05 AM – Doors open. Students are free to visit the cafeteria for breakfast or go directly to their homeroom classroom. A hot breakfast will be served from 7:05 AM – 7:20 AM.

7:20 AM – Students arriving for breakfast after 7:20 AM will be given a sack breakfast to take to class.

7:30 AM – School starts. If a student enters the building after 7:30 am, they will be counted tardy.

2:30 PM – Due to end of the day procedures, please make every attempt to report ride changes before 2:30 pm. It is extremely difficult to ensure teachers receive messages after 2:30 pm. Additionally, if your child requires an early dismissal, please make every attempt to check them out before 2:30 pm.

2:40 PM – Dismissal Bell #1 – Walkers, Bike Riders, Daycare and PVMS Walkers

2:45 PM – Dismissal Bell #2 – Bus Riders

2:50 PM – Dismissal Bell #3 – Car Riders

3:10 PM – If you arrive after 3:00 pm, you will be required to sign-out your child in the office. This does not apply to students staying after school for pre-arranged tutorials or practices


Kindergarten: 10:00-10:30

First Grade: 10:35-11:05

Second Grade: 11:45-12:15

Third Grade: 12:20-12:50

Fourth Grade: 11:10-11:40

Fifth Grade: 12:55-1:25

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Visitors are welcome at Comanche Springs Elementary. To maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for our students, please adhere to the following guidelines during school visitations. Non-compliance may result in the immediate termination of the visit. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. All visitors are required to check-in at the front office. A valid driver's license or state issued identification card will be required. All visitors are required to have their visitor’s pass visible at all times. Upon completion of your visit, please return to the front office to check out.


Visitors may eat in the cafeteria at the designated visitors' table or on the patio. For safety purposes, visitors may not share food with other students. To prevent hurt feelings with other students, please do not invite your child’s friends to join you on the patio. In an effort to minimize classroom distractions, please return to the front office immediately following lunch.


Parents are welcome to observe their child's classroom. If you wish to observe your child's classroom, please arrange a date and time with your child's teacher. If you wish to speak to your child's teacher, please arrange a conference during non-instructional times. To minimize classroom distractions, please make alternative childcare arrangements for younger siblings.


Parents are welcome to volunteer at Comanche Springs Elementary. All volunteers must complete the EMS ISD Volunteer Application located on the district website under the “Parents” tab. To minimize distractions, please make alternative child care arrangements for younger siblings when volunteering.

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Parents please sign up for Remind so that you can receive our Spur Express and any important information. Remind is our main form of communication because we are able to get information out quickly.

Campus Website: www.emsisd.com/comanchespringselem

District Website: www.emsisd.com

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Spur Vision

Learners today. Leaders tomorrow.

Saddle up and follow your dreams!

Spur Mission

We will prepare all students for a successful future by providing a challenging, rigorous curriculum that connects student's lives through relevant, real world experiences in a safe, supportive environment that focuses on building meaningful relationships.


The District has partnered with Passport Health to offer Back to School Immunization Clinics in August. Please click the link below to view the Flyer.

Hollie Smith BSN,RN

Director of Health Services

2022 Back to School Immunization Clinics Flyer
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PTA will be selling popsicles at lunch on AUGUST 24th for $1.00. Be sure to send your child with money so they can be a part of the welcome back celebration!


If you would like information concerning PTA please email our PTA president, Jackie Berry at


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Hi! My name is Jackie and I am the PTA President this year. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have 2 beautiful daughters. My oldest is going into 4th grade and my little one is starting first grade. My husband and I moved to Texas from New Jersey in 2013.

I have loved being home when my girls were smaller which is why I decided to join the PTA Board to continue being involved.

We are so excited for this upcoming school year and hope to meet many of you at the fun filled events we are working on!

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2022-2023 Activities

August 24-PTA welcome back popsicles in the cafe

September 2-National College Colors Day

September 5-HOLIDAY

September 6-NO SCHOOL

September 6-PTA Spirit Night

September 7-SPUR DOG meeting at 5:30

September 8-PTA meeting at 3:30

September 12-Grandparents day

September 19-23-PTA Penny Wars

September 21-National Backpack Awareness Day

September 23-EARLY RELEASE

October 4-5th Choir Performance at 5:30

October 10-HOLIDAY


October 12-National Walk/Bike to School Day

October 12-National Stop Bullying Day-Wear Blue

OCtober 13-PTA Spirit Night

October 14-End of 1st 9 Weeks and InSPURations

October 18-Big Kahuna Kick Off

October 19-Unity Day-Stop Bullying-Wear Blue

October 24-28-Red Ribbon Week

October 29-PTA Trunk or Treat 11:00-1:00

October 31-Halloween-Wear your favorite storybook character day

November 2-SHS Theater-James and the Giant Peach and Fall Pictures


November 8-Reading Interim Assessment 3-5

November 9-Math Interim Assessment 3-5

November 11-End of Big Kahuna Fundraiser

November 14-18-Generations Texas Week

November 15-4th Grade Choir Performance at 5:30 and TCC Mobile Unit

November 16-TCC Presenter for 5th Grade

November 18-PTA Movie Night

November 21-25-FALL BREAK

November 28-Return to school after Fall Break

December 2-Big Kahuna Fundraiser Game Truck 8:30-10:30

December 5-9-PTA Holiday Store Week

December 13-3rd Grade Choir Performance at 5:30

December 15-InSPURations

December 16-EARLY RELEASE, InSPURations and End of 2nd 9 Weeks

December 19-January 2-WINTER BREAK

January 3-Return to school after winter break

January 9-Reading Festival 5:30-6:30

January 16-HOLIDAY

February 6-10-School Counseling Week

February 7-2nd Grade Choir Performance at 5:30


February 13-17-Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 13-Reading Interim Assessment Grades 3-5


February 17-Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 20-HOLIDAY

February 21-NO SCHOOL

February 23-Spring Pictures

March 2-Read Across America Day

March 2-STEM SHowcase HCTC

March 6-10-Texas Public Schools Week

March 7-1st Choir Performance at 5:30

March 9-InSPURations

March 9-OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00

March 10-EARLY RELEASE and End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 13-March 17-SPRING BREAK

March 20-Return to school after spring break

March 28-Math Interim Assessment 3-5

March 29-Science Interim Assessment 5th

April 7th-Good Friday-BAD WEATHER MAKE-UP DAY

April 18-STAAR Reading/Language arts Grades 3-5

April 24-28-National Library Week

April 26-Administrative Professionals Day

April 27-Evening with the Experts CTHS 6:00-7:30

May 1-May 5-Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-STAAR Math Grades 3-5

May 4-STAAR Science Grade 5

May 5-National Nurses Day


May 22-Grade level awards

May 23-Grade level awards

May 23-Kinder Awards and Choir Performance

May 25-InSPURations

May 26-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, EARLY RELEASE, End of 4th 9 Weeks