Principal's Bulletin

Week 4: September 13-17, 2021

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A Message from Mrs. Zagala

Dear Allen Families,

I would like to thank you for your continued support during these first three weeks of school. It has been so amazing seeing students and families in the building again.

This past week I was able to spend time with classes for my Monthly Principal Read Aloud. It is my goal each month to read a book with each class. This past week I read "We Will Rock Our Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins. This is a fun book about a dinosaur named Penelope that wants to share her rock and roll talent with her classmates but is afraid they won't understand that she can be more than just a dinosaur. Not only did I enjoy the time spent with the students reading a great book (one of my favorite things to do), but I was able to get to know the students better and learn more about their talents. I look forward to finding another great book for next month!

As I close out my message for this week, I would like to ask a favor of each of you. As you are in the car line waiting to pick up your child after school I ask that you would avoid blocking the driveways of our neighbors on Dumont. We have many wonderful families that live on our street that are unable to come and go from their homes during dismissal. We thank you for being respectful of them by not blocking their driveways.

Thank you and I look forward to another great week.

Eagles Rock!

Mrs. Zagala

Pictures from Principal Read Aloud

Celebrate Freedom Week: September 13-17, 2021

Each year by federal and state law we have the opportunity to learn about the intent, meaning, and importance of the founding documents of our nation: the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the United States Constitution. The US Constitution was adopted on the September 17, 1787 which is known as Constitution Day. For this reason, "Celebrate Freedom Week" is celebrated during the week of September 17th in the state of Texas. This year we will celebrate Freedom Week during the week of September 13-17th. During morning announcements and social studies time students will learn more about this important week. We will also celebrate the week with some fun dress up opportunities for our students. Please see the flyer below. Your child is invited to participate in the theme dress up days.

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Picture Day: Wednesday, September 15th

Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15th. All students will have their pictures taken. Order forms were sent home last week with your child.

There are two easy ways to purchase your child's picture:

1. Send the completed order form with exact change or checks made out to LIfetouch on Wednesday.

2 Order online at and use our Picture Day ID EVT9ZH42R.

Please send your child to school on Wednesday dressed for pictures. If you have any questions pertaining to school pictures please call the school office at 210-397-0800.

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Parent Title I Information Session: Friday, September 17th

Parents are invited to join us on Friday, September 17th in the school cafeteria at 8:30 AM to learn more about what it means to be a Title I Campus. Parents will need to obtain a visitor's pass from the office before coming to the cafeteria. Visitor's passes require a valid state identification card such as a driver's license for all adults.
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Face Masks Required

Effective Monday, August 23rd, Face Masks are required for all staff, students, and campus visitors. Thank you for your help keeping our students and staff safe and healthy.

TEACT Home Internet Initiative

NISD is partnering with TEA to help provide free filtered broadband home internet service to eligible NISD families. Families have the opportunity to sign up to verify their eligibility to participate in this program. The deadline for families to sign up for this offer is October 1, 2021.

Please see the informational flyer below.

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Parent & Family Engagement Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. This information will assist your child’s school and Northside ISD’s Family Engagement Program in creating services to respond to your needs. Please complete this survey by September 24, 2021. Please reflect on the 2020-2021 school year for most of your responses. Some may require your input based on your existing family/personal needs. Thank you for your time and valuable input. We appreciate your support.

School Service Opportunities

Each year, our district seeks parent volunteers for several unique roles. As a parent, your perspective and input provide helpful insight that assists Northside in making child-centered and family-friendly decisions. Listed in the form below are some unique areas of service with a brief description. If you would be interested in serving in any of these roles, please check your area of interest and complete the information on the form. This information will be maintained for this school year only and referenced should we need a parent volunteer for this service.

Parent Handbooks

PTA Parent Open House & Title I Presentation

Learning Fun in Ms. Long's 5th Grade Class

STAY CONNECTED: Four Easy Ways to Stay Informed

Receive important messages and reminders from Allen ES by push message on your phone. Simply download the NISD Mobile App and select which schools you would like to receive notifications from. Follow us on Twitter @NISDAllenES, join our school on Class Dojo and ensure that your email address is up to date in the office.

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