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Williams Elementary - November 2021

Important Dates

November 2 No School, Election Day

November 6 12th Annual Flags For Our Heroes

November 6 Girls On The Run 5K Marathon

November 8-18 Student Council Food Drive

November 8 Last Day to Order Student Square One Art Work

November 9 3rd & 4th Math Interim Testing

November 11 3rd & 4th Reading Interim Testing

November 11 Breakfast for Veterans

November 13 Flag Retrieval for Flags For Our Heroes

November 19 Student Book Character Parade (More Info Coming)

November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holidays

December 15 Last Day to Order Yearbooks

Meet Our New PTO Board

Co-President Kaiyln Correa

Co-President Michelle Salvatierra

Vice President Samantha Johnson

Secretary Sarah Satterwhite

Treasurer Lauren Estrada

Communications Secretary Rebecca Schrimsher

Volunteer Coordinator Kayla Midkiff

Parent Liaison Vanessa Marquez (campus staff)


Congratulations to our new PTO Board members! We know that they have lots of ideas and ways to help make Williams even more amazing!


Use the QR code above to follow them on Facebook!

Veterans Day

If there is a veteran in your family that would like to join us for an appreciation breakfast on November 11, please email Claudia Dominguez at cdominguez@magnoliaisd.org. Veterans will eat breakfast with their Williams student(s) and watch a patriotic performance by our WES choir. Williams Elementary LOVES our veterans and would like to show our appreciation to all the family members of WES students that have served our country!

Williams Fall Book Character Pumpkin Contest

Our Book Character Pumpkin Contest was a huge success! Each classroom decorated a pumpkin like their favorite book character. They were put on display in the library and then staff voted on the top 3. See the winners and many other incredible pumpkins below. Great job, Mrs. Pagan on a fun event for the whole school.


1st Place - Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Mrs. Kurten's 2nd Grade Class

2nd Place - The Greedy Triangle, Mrs. Lott's 2nd Grade Class

3rd Place - Popcorn, Mrs. Stringer's Kindergarten Class

Williams Student of the Month

Fourth grader Sophie Norman will represent Williams Elementary at the School Board meeting on Monday, November 8 as our Student of the Month. Sophie has an amazing, positive attitude and is always willing to help out wherever she can. She takes learning seriously and is a high achieving student. She is part of the Williams Choir, Student Council, and Girls on the Run. She will be running a 5K with the WES Girls on the Run team on Saturday, November 6. Join us in congratulating Sophie for being an all around great student!

Car Rider Line

Starting Wednesday, November 3, morning car rider drop off will be adjusted slightly to improve the efficiency and keep our students safe. Parents will pull all the way down to the gym area before unloading. Six cones will mark the unloading stations where a staff member will receive your student. Please do not stop to unload before you get to a cone. We ask that you have your child ready to exit the vehicle with all of their belongings.


Cars will continue to enter one way through the driveway closest to Jack in the Box. All cars will exit through the driveway that is closest to the gym fence/church. Staff members will receive students outside until 8:25. After this time, students will need to enter by the main office doors, next to the flagpole. No student drop off will be allowed in the bus drive prior to 8:25. Instruction begins at 8:30.

Lunch With Your Child Is Back!

Starting November 15 parents will once again be allowed to eat lunch on campus with their children. We now have a separate outdoor picnic area where parents can eat with their students. This area is fully fenced in, so parents that come with younger siblings can relax knowing that their wanderers can not travel far. If weather does not permit outdoor eating, the cafeteria stage will be available on those days. Our future goal is to have this area covered.

Counselor's Corner

I want to take this opportunity to give our student council a shout out for all they do for our school. They helped coordinate our Red Ribbon Week, they assist with lost and found, and this month they are helping with a school wide food drive from

November 8-18 for our community.

We are grateful for our student council!

What are you grateful for?


What We Are Learning in November:

Mindset:

Attitude of Gratitude: Elevate Your Perspective


Learning Objective:

Evaluate why challenges are beneficial to our success. Assess why it is important to find the positives in a challenging situation.


Quote:

We can elevate our perspective when we show an Attitude of Gratitude!

-Unknown


Skills for Life:

Empathy


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at cgonzales@magnoliaisd.org or 281-356-6866 ext. 3407.


Counsel. Educate. Advocate. Empower.

Friendly Reminders

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made by 2:45 pm every day so that we can ensure that your child's teacher receives the notification on time and that we can follow through with your request. No changes will be accepted after this time. All changes must be made by sending a note or calling the front office at (281) 356-6866. Changes can not be made through your child's teacher.


Early Student Pick Up

Early student check outs must be done by 3:00 pm.


Drop off times

Doors on the Buddy Riley side of the building are open for regular drop off from 7:45 am until 8:25 am. Students dropped off after 8:25 am will need to enter through the front doors by the flag pole.


Birthday Cupcakes

If you would like to send your child's class cupcakes or cookies, they must be ordered through the MISD Nutrition Department. At this time, outside food is not allowed. Forms to order cupcakes and cookies are at the front desk.


Lunch Applications

If you are new to Williams Elementary or if you did not fill out the free and reduced lunch form last year, please click here to fill it out.

School Hours

6:30 Early Morning Childcare opens (There is no cost, but student must be enrolled.)

7:45 School doors open

8:30 Classes begin (Tardy bell)

3:40 Dismissal

3:45 Adventures After School Program begins (There is a small cost, and students must be enrolled.)

6:30 Adventures closes

Wonder, Explore, Soar

Our theme this year is "Wonder, Explore, Soar!" We encourage you to ask your child about what they learned in class. Let your child teach you something from their school day. The best way to learn is to teach someone else.

Motto

Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It


Vision

Empowering learners and leaders who will create a

better present and future.


Mission

Williams Elementary is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We are a community of learners who continuously develop relationships, seek relevance, and embrace rigorous challenges.