Chavez Lobo Letter

for the week of April 4 --April 8, 2016


Definition-Resiliency is a noun, Able to recover quickly from misfortune; able to return to original form after being bent, compressed, or stretched out of shape. A human ability to recover quickly from disruptive change, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting in dysfunctional or harmful ways.

"Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems." Gever Tulley

Round #1--STAAR Testing

Our 4th and 5th grade students finished their first round of STAAR testing this past week. All testing went smooth and we are hoping for great results in a few weeks. Our teachers and administrative staff did an excellent job of providing a calm and encouraging atmosphere for testing. The second round of testing will take place the second week in May. We realize testing is stressful for students so our staff put together a STAAR Pep Rally to release some of the steam, encourage our students and just have fun.

We appreciate your support of your/our students during testing time.

TEACHER OF THE WEEK--Kamesha Jacques- Fifth Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Kamesha Jacques, I am so grateful and honored to be the teacher of the week! This is my second year at Chavez Elementary and I am very happy to be a part of a great school!

I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas, and I am currently in my 12th year of teaching. I worked in Dallas ISD for ten years. I taught elementary for 7 years and middle school for 5 years. I have two beautiful daughters who are the light of my life, Finecia (8 years old) and Kylah (2 years old).

In my spare time I love listening to music, watching documentaries, watching my favorite TV shows and spending time with my family. My abundant love for my two daughters and the great values that my parents instilled in me, keeps me grounded and daily motivated.

As a teacher, I always focus on my purpose as an educator and I work very hard so that my students can reach their greatest potential. One of the joys of being a teacher, is when your students let you know how much they appreciate you. Receiving genuine praise from my kiddos gives me the greatest fulfillment, and that’s when I truly know that I made a difference in their lives.

Students of the Week

Kindergarten--Mrs. Swenson

Vanessa Romero

Noah Marashi

1st Grade--Mrs. Everman

Journee Polk

Arian Martinez

2nd Grade--Mrs. Wilson

Marleiry Martinez

Rylee Weddle

3rd Grade--Mrs. Urban

Emily Lehman

Cade Flaten

4th Grade--Mrs. Hopgood

Happy Gipson

James Schomber

5th Grade--Mrs. Nichols

Giovanni Rios

Elizabeth Ray

Chavez Dates

April 5--Spring Chavez Choir Performance 6:00pm

April 8-LEISD Joint Choirs Performance@ LEHS-5:30pm.

April 8--Kinder Field Trip--Frank Buck Zoo

April 12--WIN Class Field Trip to Perot Museum

April 12--Kindergarten Performance 6:00pm

April 19--Career Day!

April 19- Chavez PTA Mtg.

April 19--School of Rock Performance-6:00pm

April 21-Chavez Choir-Texas Music Festival-Performance

April 22--Recycle Fashion Show

April 23--PreK & Kindergarten Round Up--9:00--1:00pm--Zellars

April 26--Percussion Ensemble Performance-6:00pm

April 27--PreK & Kinder Round Up 5:00--8:00pm--Zellars

April 28--Prek & Kinder Round Up 5:00--7:00pm--Zellars

April 29--Volunteer Brunch

April 30- Saturday School-4th & 5th Gr.-8:00-10:00am

May 2-6--Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3- 5th grade Performance-6:00pm

May 7- Saturday School-4th & 5th Gr.-8:00-10:00am

May 9--STAAR TEST--3rd & 4th Math (5th retest)

May 10--STAAR Test--3rd & 4th Reading (5th retest)

May 11--STAAR Test--5th Science

May 17--Chavez " Lion King" Musical--7:00pm

May 23--Field Day---K-2---RESCHEDULED

May 24--Field Day--3rd--5th--RESCHEDULED

May 25--4th grade RTI Field Trip

May 26--3rd grade--Economics Fair

May 26--LEISD--Special Olympics

May 27- Weather Make-Up Day-No School

May 31--Rocket Day--5th Grade

June 1--Awards Assembly

June 2- Early Release Day