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Independence Elementary 2/19/16

Follow-Up: Literacy Night and Get Caught Reading

Thank you to everyone who came out to Literacy Night. We had over 100 families in attendance!

We understand that other events conflicted with Literacy Night and we don't want those students and families to miss out on the resources we shared. Next Friday, every student who was not able to attend will come home with the resources shared, including their grade levels make and take reading strategy for parents.


To continue our efforts of showing students the fun and importance of reading we are launching our Get Caught Reading initiative for the remainder of the year.

To participate we are asking parents to take candid pictures of themselves and their children while reading. You can take a selfie or sneak up on your child while they read at night. Please share your photos with us via Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #IESGCR.

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1st Grade Musical: E-I-E-I-Oops!

Please join our 1st graders as they perform E-I-E-I-Oops! on Tuesday, March 1st. Each child is participating in a special way and it is very important for each of them to be here for their big day.


Performances will be at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. (following PTA meeting)


Costumes will be made by the students during their art class. However, if you could have them wear jeans and the appropriate solid color shirt (see below) it will enhance the program.



Mrs. Stachelski & Mrs. Hayes: Sheep- wear WHITE shirts

Mrs. Feemster & Mrs. Browder: PIGS- wear PINK or BROWN shirts

Mrs. Stobaugh’s class splits up for co-curr and comes on different days. Your child should know which class they come with.


If not, please e-mail me!


*All girls have the option to be a chick. If your 1st grade girl would like to be a chick, she should wear a YELLOW shirt.




Ms. Taylor is looking for first grade parent volunteers to help decorate the stage. If you are available to help enhance our musical by creating and designing our set, please e-mail Ms. Taylor for more information!


Thank you!

Natalie Taylor,


IES Music

817-744-6149 natalie.taylor@kellerisd.net

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Campus Events

2/26: Last Day of 4th six weeks

3/1: PTA Meeting & 1st Grade Musical- E-I-E-I-Oops!, 6:00

3/8: CEIC meeting, 6:30

3/8: Marco's Spirit Night for Kinder-2nd

3/10: Marco's Spirit Night for 3rd-4th

3/14-3/18: SPRING BREAK

Independence Elementary School

We, at Independence 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.