Purvis Newsletter

March 31-April 4, 2014


Yay! STAAR is here! I am celebrating because this means we will have two tests down and one to go. PTA will be providing healthy snacks for your children but please send them to school with a healthy protein filled breakfast each morning.

We will have math tutoring after school from 2:50-3:30 on Monday, March 31st. Tutoring will start back the following week on Wednesday, April 9th.

Enjoy the video!!!

STAAR I'm gonna pass the test Stanley Elementary


Math and STAAR tests are this week. Please make sure your child gets a good nights sleep and eats a healthy breakfast. We have been working hard to prepare your children and we are proud of each and every one of them.

We still need full packs of Oreo cookies. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough to complete to activity this week. Please consider sending in a full, unopened package next week.


Your children have been given an assignment via the internet that is due April 3rd. Please make sure they access this information and complete the assignment. If internet access is a problem, they have the opportunity to work on the assignment in school. They can stay after school to work or during the day.

In science we are studying organisms and their environments. We are learning the difference between inherited traits and learned behaviors. We are also studying both complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

Reading and Social Studies

In Language Arts, we are reviewing sentence variety and combining sentences with engaging, hands-on group activities. We will begin reading and studying classic myths and continue studying dramas.

In Social Studies, we will be finishing our study of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion. Students will begin to learn more about the diverse people of the west and their way of life.


*Please encourage your child to work on Think Through Math and Reflex (if they have an account) throughout the week and over the weekend.

*iStation is a reading website students need to access at home for reading practice. I am able, as with Reflex and TTM, to analyze student data, including usage, of this website. Please have your child utilize this twice a week for at least 20 minutes each time.

Links to Websites

Important Reminders

Tuesday, April 1: Mathematics STAAR

Wednesday, April 2: Reading STAAR

Friday, April 4: Report Cards Go Home

April 7-11: Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, April 8: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm

Friday, April 11: Family Fitness Night 6:30 - 7:30pm

Thursday, April 17: No School/ Staff Development

Friday, April 18: No School/Holiday

Wednesday, April 23: Science STAAR

Contact Information

Ms. Bailey: baileyt@lisd.net

Mrs. Brown: brownek@lisd.net

Mrs. Purvis: purvisad@lisd.net

Mrs. Vitosh: vitosha@lisd.net