Menger Elementary

April 2022

Howdy Menger Parents,

Can you believe it's already April? The time is just flying by. Our students in grades 3-5 will be taking the STAAR test next month and our team is working hard to prepare them.

Next week, our students in 3rd - 5th will be taking the Mock STAAR Test.

April 12 is the Mock Math for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. April 13th is the Reading Mock STAAR Test for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. April 14th is the Science Mock STAAR for 5th grade. Please be sure your child is in attendance for these assessments.

We will use the data to help prepare them for the STAAR test in May.

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Renovation Update

Phase 1 of our building renovations have started. Phase 1 includes PK, ECSE, PALS, RI, SPED, 1st grade, Fine Arts, Library, 2nd and 3rd Grade classrooms. We have temporarily relocated all classes during phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by September 2022.

We appreciate your continued support as we move forward. The contractor has set up on the back field and installed a fence around the construction site to keep our students safe. We had to make a small change to the dismissal route on Brownlee. Students will continue to line up under the pavilion and wait for their car number to be called. They will exit through the fence on Louisiana and Brownlee.

Parents who walk-up to pick up their children are asked to wait at the Stop sign on Southern/Brownlee for a staff member to call your child's number. We need to keep the sidewalk clear for children to safely walk to their vehicles. Thank you so much for your support.

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Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day

March 2nd was Read Across America Day!

Friends from the Port of Corpus Christi and United Way were guest readers for our students.

Menger Principal Named HEB Finalist

Dr. Barrera was surprised by HEB, Superintendent Dr. Hernandez and members of the

CCISD Board of Trustees last week.

She was named a finalist in the HEB Excellence in Education Awards

in the Elementary Principal Category.

A check for $1,000.00 was presented to her and

a check for $2,500.00 was awarded to the school.

Five Elementary Principals in Texas will go on to compete in Austin for

$25,000.00 for their schools and $10,000.00 for themselves.

Principal finalists were selected based on community relations, leadership & campus culture, and instructional leadership & management.

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National Librarians' Day

Monday, April 4th was National Librarian Day. We appreciate Ms. Cantu for being a wonderful librarian!
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Congratulations to Ms. Spencer on the arrival of her baby boy! Our staff showered Ms. Spencer with love and gifts for her new bundle of joy.

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Spotlight Teacher

Mrs. Lewis passed the Spotlight Teacher Award on to Mrs. Hernandez. This award is presented to a teacher by a colleague during our staff meetings. Staff affirmations are very important to our team!

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Ray VLC Literacy Night

Our Menger Dance Team performed during the RHS VLC Literacy Event. The event provided free books, food and entertainment to our Ray VLC Families. Thank you to Mrs. Guajardo for helping to organize this event.

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Student Ambassadors

Our classrooms have Student Ambassadors to welcome guests! Pictured above is an ECSE student who is showing off his class Social Contract and explaining to visitors what it means.
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National Assistant Principals' Week

We are celebrating National Assistant Principals' Week this week. Pictured above are ECSE, Kinder Team and Nurse with Assistant Principal, Mrs. Diaz.
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Menger Spelling Champion

4th Grader, Sara Villanueva, went on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee.

Pictured above with her sponsor, Ms. Cantu.

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Our Capturing Kids' Hearts theme for April is Perseverance.

Please click the links below to read the family newsletter (Eng/Spanish).

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Kindergarten Cap & Gown and 5th Grade Panoramic pictures are scheduled for April 7th.
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Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt

PK and Kindergarten will have an Easter Egg Hunt & Class Picnic on April 14th.

April Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Click to download the breakfast/lunch menu for April.
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Please Note!

There will be no school on Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday.

Monday, April 18th is a Professional Development Day for staff and a holiday for students.

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Earth Day

We are partnering with HEB to collect plastic bags to recycle in honor of Earth Day 2022. The class that collects the most plastic bags will win an ice cream party. Send them in starting on April 7th. We will announce the winner on April 21st.