Nelson News...Take 2

October 18, 2016

Mayor Chris Watts Visits 3rd Grade

Fall Festival


Help your class win 10 free tickets to the Fall Festival!

Send in your bags of candy from October 20th-October 27th! The winning class will be announced on Friday October 28th!

We need the following donations on October 27th and 28th between 7:10am-8:10am: 24 packs water bottles; baked items!

You will receive 6 tickets per case of water/baked goods that you donate!

Silent Auction Class basket donations! The class with the most donated items will receive free tickets to the Fall Festival!

Order your tickets before October 21st to save money! Information is in your child's Tuesday Folder.

Reflections Contest

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ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS: Reflect on the Theme. Create an Original Work. Be Recognized

Use your CREATIVITY and enter the PTA Reflections Contest this year!!!

This year’s theme is What is Your Story?

There are 6 categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Dance, Literature, Musical Composition and Film Production…

Top entries move onto district and have a chance to compete at state and national level. The classroom with the most participants wins the SPIRIT AWARD along with a special SURPRISE for the whole class!

· Visit this website for RULES and All Required Entry Forms

· PTA Membership is required to participate!

· Contact Christine Fosmire at or (940) 565-5925

· **ALL ENTRIES DUE by Friday, October 28th in the front office!!


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Are you a Math Whiz? Do you like goody bags and prizes? If so, put your thinking caps on! Mathnasium of Denton has announced an exciting opportunity for our school!

Students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 are invited to participate, free of charge, in Mathnasium’s TriMathlon! Each grade level will participate in three fun-filled, yet stimulating, math challenges followed by an awards ceremony. In addition, Mathnasium will donate $10.00 per participant to our EXPO program. This exciting opportunity will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th. A flyer will be sent home soon with more information. Visit to register online.

Cafeteria News

Thanksgiving Feast

Our Thanksgiving Holiday Lunch will be served on Friday, Nov. 11th. During your child's normal lunch time.

The menu this year includes: Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Strawberry Fruit Cup, and Sugar Cookie.

Veteran's Day

Students, Parents, and Teachers,

Veteran’s Day this year is Friday November 11, 2016. We would like to create a Nelson wall to honor all those who protect our many freedoms. Please join us in celebrating our veteran and service men and women. If you would like to participate, please:

  • inquire with your child’s classroom teacher to get a “Veteran Day Celebration” form (beginning October 25th they should be coming home in Tuesday folders),
  • complete the “Veteran Day Celebration” form by 11/4 (fill in a little information about the service person you are honoring), and
  • return the form with a photo of this person to your child's teacher.

Mrs. Ivy and Mrs. Tyner will be making arrangements to display our “Veteran Day Celebration” forms in time for Veteran’s Day. If there are any parents or grandparents who would like to help by arrange or organize our photos/forms that have been returned to Nelson, please contact Mrs. Ivy or Mrs. Tyner at your earliest convenience.

Thank you so much!

Anne Ivy, M.Ed.

Nelson School Counselor


Debra Tyner

Nelson 3rd Grade Teacher


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The Salvation Army Christmas Assistance Program was organized to make the holiday season brighter for less fortunate families in Denton County area by providing them with gifts and toys for their children in the name of Christ and assist in strengthening family ties. This Program is possible through the generosity of other Dallas/Fort Worth families who want to share the spirt of the season.




Monday, 9/26: 9 to 5

Tuesday, 9/27: 9 to 5

Thursday, 9/29: 9 to 5

Monday, 10/3: 9 to 5

Tuesday, 10/4: 9 to 5

Thursday, 10/6: 9 to 5

Monday, 10/10: 9 to 5

Tuesday, 10/11: 9 to 5

Thursday, 10/13: 9 to 5

Monday, 10/17: 9 to 5

Tuesday, 10/18: 9 to 5

Thursday, 10/20: 9 to 5

Monday, 10/24: 9 to 5

Tuesday, 10/25: 9 to 5

Thursday, 10/27: 9 to 5

Interview Location

The Salvation Army Social Service Office

1508 East McKinney Street, Denton, TX

Please contact the Denton Salvation Army for more information.

Kroger Fundraiser News

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Hello Nelson Lions,

We need your help!!! Please link your Kroger Card to L.A. Nelson Elementary School and our school will earn money EVERY TIME you shop for groceries. It’s so easy and it costs you nothing, yet just by linking your card to L.A. Nelson you can give back considerably.

Simply go to

If you already have an account go to “sign in” (If you do NOT have an account you will need to set one up)

Once you have signed in click on “Enroll Now”

Then enter L.A. Nelson (you must enter the periods) or our school code which

is 90039.



***If you linked your card last year you must relink it for this school year. Simply go to then sign in and click re-enroll.

ANYONE can link their card to our school. Do you have neighbors who don’t have kids or are retired? Ask them to link their Kroger card to L.A. Nelson Elementary.

Our goal is to get 200 cards linked to L.A. Nelson by October 15th. If we reach our goal the entire school will receive a popsicle party.

Last year we had 77 Kroger Cards linked to L.A. Nelson and we earned $998.47. Imagine what we could earn if we had 200. Please help us reach our goal. This year families will be spreading out their grocery shopping to include the new Wal-Mart and Sprouts on Teasley which makes it even more important to have as many Kroger cards linked as possible.

Important Dates


  • 20 - STUCO 3:00-4:00 SCI LAB

  • 20 - College A-Wear-ness Day - Wear your favorite college shirt

  • 27 - Chick-fil-a Night - wear red and blue jeans

  • 28 - Fall Festival @ 6:00-9:00 p.m.


  • 4 - End of 2nd Grading Period

  • 5 - Nelson Music Makers - Guyer Craft Fair Performance @ 10:00 a.m.

  • 7 - Beginning of the 3rd Grading Period

  • 8 - Nelson Presidential Election 2:00 p.m.

  • 11- All Pro Dads @ 7:00 a.m.

  • 14-18 Book Fair

  • 15- Cookie Dough Delivery and Party Bus

  • 17 - STUCO 3:00-4:00 SCI LAB

  • 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break/No School

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