4th Six Weeks Wrap-up

Mimi Farley Elementary News

Early Release Day on Friday, February 12th

We have come to the end of another six weeks of school. We will release students to parents and teams at 12:00 from the Dining Hall on Friday, February 12th. Students will eat lunch at 11:30.

We will also have early release days on April 8th and March 27th which is the last day of school. We will not have school on March 25th, and if we don't have to use snow days, April 15th and May 16th school will be closed. Of course Spring Break is around the corner, and school will be closed March 14th to the 18th.

Principal's Challenge and STAAR Testing

Students have been competing against each other in a daily question challenge. Each grade level is provided a question in math, reading, writing, science, and logic each day of the week. At the end of the week the class with the highest percentage correct receives a dress up day the following week. Pre-K and kinder won the first week, and fourth grade was the winner for the second week. The challenge will last for eleven week. Questions are focused on readiness and process standards from each grade levels Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

Classes are quickly rising to the challenge and for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade it is helping teachers to know what students need to focus to be successful with STAAR testing.

STAAR Test will be conducted in the following dates:

March 29th -- 4th grade writing, 5th Grade math

March 30th -- 5th Grade Reading

May 10th -- 3rd and 4th grade Math, and 5th grade retest

May 11th -- 3rd and 4th grade Reading, and 5th grade retest

May 12th -- 5th grade Science

Student attendance is important for every day of school, but especially important on these days so students can test with their classmates. If students miss a STAAR test, they will be required to take the test on the Friday of each testing week. We appreciate when parents and teams do not schedule appointments on these days, as the tests are timed. Once a student begins a test, the time can only be stopped for lunch purposes.

Spelling Bee, Friday, February 12th at 9:00 am in the Vega School Auditorium

We are pleased to announce that Paislee Bray, from second grade, and Isaiah Brown, from fifth grade will be representing Mimi Farley Elementary in the Oldham County Spelling Bee. Each school in Oldham County is allowed to have two students compete in their Junior Spelling Bee. If one of our students wins, they will have the opportunity to compete in the Senior Bee. If they advance in the Junior or Senior Bee they will then be a contestant in the regional then state spelling bee. Our students have been studying and are prepared for tomorrow.

Way to Go Roughriders!

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Upcoming Fieldtrips

Parents are always welcome to join us as chaperones. If you are interested in attending, please contact your child's teacher. Students will need to wear their Mimi Farley Elementary t-Shirt for all trips.

Friday, February 19th ~ 5th Grade to the High Plains Food Back Farm Tour

Wednesday, March 2nd ~ All School to Todd Green World Instruments at the Performing Arts Center in Amarillo

Thursday, March 24th ~ Pre-K and Kindergarten to the Stephen’s Ocean Concert at the Performing Arts Center in Amarillo