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See what's happening October 31st-November 4


Did you know?

Checking your child out of school early can lead to struggles in the subjects they miss! It's just like being absent!



Missing out on school means missing out on learning. Missing even one day of school can make children fall behind in class. Even if it is the day before or after a school break, students are learning new things every day that will help them stay on track. It is important to also be on time each day so students don’t miss important parts of class.

What is chronic absenteeism? Just 2 absences per month can add up to missing 1 full month of school. This is called chronic absenteeism. This counts all absences - even excused absences with a doctor’s note. The student does not have to miss two days in a row to be at-risk. Any two absences per month can lead to chronic absenteeism.

How can you tell if your student is at-risk of missing too many days? Good attendance starts as early as Pre-K. Being in school and on time in elementary school can help make sure students are reading on grade level.

This chart can help you see if your child is missing too many days of schools:

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Here are some tips for making it to school on time, every day:

  • Talk to your child about why attendance is important and keep them excited to go to school, on time, every day
  • Use a calendar to keep track of your child’s absences from school
  • Schedule regular check-ups at the doctor on school holidays
  • Set bedtime and morning routines
  • Decide on monthly attendance goals with your child
  • Have a backup person to take your child to school for days you may be busy
  • Talk to your child's teacher if getting to school on-time is hard for you

Important Dates

Next Week:

October 31st- Storybook Parade at 9AM

November 3rd- Fall Family Library Night at 4:30

Coming Up:

November 8th- No School

Links to Grade Level News Sites

Gifted and Talented Nomination

The nomination window for Spring GT testing is now open and will close on Dec. 16th. A teacher and/or parent may refer a student. Students can test once every year. Please click on the link below to access the referral form and return it to your child's teacher. Please contact Mrs. Allum for any questions.

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Parents and Guardians, sign up to receive updates from PTO including Public PTO meeting dates, volunteer opportunities and more!

Birthday Treats

**COVID-19 UPDATE: Store bought treats only!

When bringing birthday treats, please remember they must be left in the front office. The classroom teacher will distribute them at the end of class. If you have questions about what is allowed, please call the front office 936-709-8400.

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