Wrangler Weekly

March 27, 2022

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Field Day!

Our annual field day shirts are back! It is now time to purchase your child's field day shirt to create the "team spirit" as each class competes in the fun activities that Coach Ullmann has planned for us on Field Day, Friday, April 29!


Shirts are $10 and sales will close on April 4 to ensure that all shirts arrive in time.


https://stores.inksoft.com/wil430/shop/home


Every student needs a shirt to match their class. If you need assistance purchasing a shirt, please reach out to our counselor, Ms. Pena - yvonne.pena@lcisd.org. If you would like to donate to support a student in need, please reach out to Ms. Pena. Thanks!

March Beanstack Reading Challenge!

For the month of March, we are encouraging all of our students to participate in the Beanstack “Read Across Houston” reading challenge! This challenge has a goal of every student reading 450 minutes in the month of March. Districts across the Houston area are participating and I know our Williams Wranglers will show everyone where readers live in the Houston area! The top three schools in LCISD will even receive cash prizes from Beanstack. Log your minutes!


Let's rock this challenge and get into the grand prize category this go round!!

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Light of Hope Event

Child Advocates of Fort Bend will host a fun inclusive community event celebrating the Light of Hope campaign to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Early Childhood Virtual Spring Festival

Early Childhood and Project Learn would like to request your help to promote the upcoming Early Childhood Virtual Spring Festival. Registered families will join the Festival via Zoom to learn strategies that will help develop their child's oral language skills through play-based activities such as repetition and rhyme, total physical response, and conversation starters. The event will be presented in English on Tuesday, April 12th 5pm to 5:30pm and in Spanish on Wednesday, April 13th 5pm to 5:30pm. Families with children 2 months to Pre-K are encouraged to attend.
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Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected


How Many Shoes?

PK-2

Make a tally chart of all the shoes in your house. Who has the most? Who has the least? How many total pairs of shoes are in your house?

3-5

Make a tally chart of all the shoes in your house. Create a bar graph to show the data. Who has the most? Who has the least? What other information can you get from the data?

For example:

How many more pairs of shoes does Mom have than sister?

How many fewer pairs of shoes does Dad have than Mom?

How many pairs of shoes do brother and sister have in all?

How many total pairs of shoes are in our house?

Childbuilders

Childbuilders is an organization that provides resources for parents of PK-5th grade students. Through a grant from the George Foundation, the webinar series is free this year. The 3 webinar topics and dates are as follows:

  • May 4th : Keeping Kids Safe in a Troubled World 12:00-1:00 CST
  • April 13th Feeling Stressed: Learn Mindfulness Parenting 12:00-1:00 CST
  • April 6th When Children Test Your Patience: How to Parent with Empathy 12:00-1:00 CST

Physics and Engineering Festival at TAMU

We’re excited to announce Physics and Engineering Festival 2022 for Saturday, April 2, 2022!

This year’s festival will feature both in-person AND virtual science fun!

The festival website, https://physicsfestival.tamu.edu, has

  • the schedule,
  • information about parking for passenger vehicles and school buses,
  • photos and videos from previous festivals, and
  • a link for downloading the 2022 festival poster for your classrooms.

Students can submit their questions to our outreach team AND enter for a chance to win a box of science goodies! Teachers and school administrators can also enter to win goodies in a giveaway exclusively for schools!

PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Department of Physics and Astronomy | Texas A&M University
4242 TAMU | College Station, Texas 77843-4242

979.845.7717 | festival@physics.tamu.edu

http://physicsfestival.tamu.edu

GRHS Boots and Bling!

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PK and Kinder Round-Up Coming Soon...

It's time to get your future PK and Kinder students enrolled! Click the link for more information:


https://lcisd.org/departments/academics/prekindergarten

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Practice at Home

We hope that you all were able to get some good rest in over the break! Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!


Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.


March 31 - Report Cards posted in Skyward by 4pm

April 4-8 School Librarian's Week

April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple

April 15 - No School

April 18 - No School

April 21 - Art Night 6-7pm

April 26 - May 5 - Pre-K and Kinder Round-Up (registration for next school year)

April 27 - May 3- Book Fair!

April 28 - ESL/PK/K Parent Night 5-6pm

April 29 - Field Day

May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 11 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.