Marcus Mustangs Newsletter

Septemeber 28, 2015



  • 9/28 SLO and PDP final due and uploaded into SchoolNet
  • 9/28 Readers Workshop presented by the Districts reading department
  • 9/30 Academic Leaders (ILT) meeting 3:15-4:15


  • 10/1 Data Meeting in coaches room
  • 10/1 WT White Homecoming Parade
  • 10/2 End of First Six weeks
  • 10/5 Second Six Weeks begins
  • 10/2 End of the first Six Weeks
  • 10/9 Fair Day
  • 10/13 K-5 Tutoring Begins ( Every Tuesday & Wednesday 3:10-4:00)
  • 10/15 Parent Conferences (Report cards issued at conferences)
  • 10/16 Last day for Field Trip approvals
  • 10/19 Staff development/Student Holiday
  • 10/19-10/23 Character Count Week
  • 10/26-10/30 Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/30 Compliance videos

Important Reminders:

  • Please post attendance everyday no later than 8:45 AM.
  • During recess, please make sure that you are actively monitoring the students, and that the team is assigned different posts to assure the safety of all students.
  • Remember breakfast trash must be put in the trashcans not the sinks, all unused food must be returned to the cafeteria, we can not save for snack Breakfast.
  • Grades are due on October 6---please make sure that you have a minimum of 2 grades per week for each content and that there is a descriptor for the grade given.

Education Go Get IT Week

Congratulations to our winners--door decorating contest-- for last weeks' Education Go Get It

Prek-2 Ms. Cummings

3-5 Ms. Valdez


2nd Six Weeks CATCH NEWS will focus on Try IT Tuesday's. More Information to follow on Tuesday's., beginning 10/6/15. CATCH News Board will be outside the Nurses Office.


This week we are featuring Mr. Lim

Interesting Fact: I went to elementary school in Mexico. Attended middle school and high school in Texas.

He attended...

University of North Texas and Texas A&M

His favorite food are Tacos and he enjoys working out, playing golf and tennis

Professional Learning Opportunities

Vision and Mission in Action

Thank you for all you shines through!

  • Ms. Aldridge and Munsie for assisting with the Testing Coordinator position
  • Ms. Valdez for co-coaching the cheerleading squad
  • Our coaches for coordinating our first six week common assessment
  • Ms. Reichle and SPED team for getting all our special needs students tested

Parent Conference Night

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 4:30-8pm

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

PTA will provide dinner, food will be served in the cafeteria 3:15-4:15

Hispanic Heritage Dessert Potluck

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 3:15pm

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

Teachers in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month we will be holding a Dessert and Drinks potluck in the cafeteria. Bring your tastiest latino dessert or drink to share with your compatriots :)

Sign up sheet will be posted in the teachers lounge.

PTA Fall Carnival

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 11am-2pm

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

Trunk and Treat

  • Students will have the opportunity to visit trunks to play games and win prizes, PTA will have other fun events happening as well.
  • Teachers will have an opportunity to win an extended lunch (addtl 30 min) for their grade level. More info to come, check your email for details.

Marcus' Mustangs Spirit Song

Praise to Marcus Elementary

Blue and White we strive for Success

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Marcus is where we learn good Character

Skills to build our future bright

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Spirit Fridays...current vintage HM tshirt

With Denim :)

Herbert Marcus Elementary


To be an educational exemplar, whose priority is to provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.


To foster a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school, where the staff works collaboratively with the community to develop confident, responsible students who are well prepared for the future, to ensure that our students achieve their highest academic potential and are college and career ready.

Core Beliefs:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students with our help using a Response to Intervention process.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a caring classroom.