FBE January Newsletter

January 2020

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you're enjoying your holiday break with family and friends. I know I am rejuvenated and ready for the second half of the school year. After Winter Break things really get going very fast. Students are finishing up the first semester of 3rd or 4th grade; the semester ends on January 16th. Teachers are in full swing and offer before or after school tutoring for students that need it. Students can also attend tutoring during the day if needed. If you have any questions on your child’s progress at this point of the year, please contact your child’s teacher. Have a great 2020!


Join me at the Parent Involvement conference on February 4, 2020. To attend, please email or call Dr. Youngberg so she can register you. More information on flyer. Deadline to RSVP is January 22, 2020. Thanks!
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Thank you for Supporting our December Service Projects

Madison's Rainbow Project, HEB Share Your Christmas Food Drive, Care Package Items for Troops

LAST CALL!!!!! Fun Run Business Sponsors


This Spring, we are so excited to host a Fun Run (powered by Boosterthon) to help our school! Boosterthon in a fun, nine-day program that combines world-class character content with a highly-profitable fundraiser.


In order to make this happen, we need your help! We’re hoping to partner with local businesses to help sponsor these shirts. If you know of or are a part of a business that would like to sponsor our t-shirts, please see email or contact Dr. Youngberg at nyoungberg@flourbluffschools.net or 694-9599 for more information!

The sponsorship letter can also be found at this link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fi1QBfZyRBX8a3daZiHprqxdRvDgC4WL/view?usp=sharing


Thank you!

Yearbooks are ONLY $25 for the month of January. After that, they will be $30.

Yearbook Sales

Have some memories of the 2019-2020 School Year! Yearbooks sales are now for $25. We extended this for the month of January. After that they will raise to $30 and will be very limited. Thank you!


  • We still have lots of room if you'd like to add a "love line" (1/8 of a page) to the yearbook.
  • Only cost $10.
  • You design it!
  • You can only do it online at https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=71459

4th Top Ten

(Not in any particular place order)

Carina Martin

Parker Tunnel

Desmond Jason

Jaxon Elizondo

Kyra Casey

Alexis Oller

Joanne Lee

Lainey O’Hagan Lopez

Noah Webster

Lily Saucedo

4th Top 4

(Not in any particular place order)

  • Parker Tunnel
  • Alexis Oller
  • Noah Webster
  • Lily Saucedo

Congratulations Science Fair Winners

3rd- Top Ten

(Not in any particular place order)

Allen Componovo

Jed Smith

Kylee Baker

Paxton Saucedo

Sydney Davidson

Patrick O’Brien

Holden Jason

Raelyn Stewart

Anthony Lenderbrink

Ashley Stoner

3rd Top 4

- Jed Smith

- Paxton Saucedo

- Holden Jason

- Raelyn Stewart

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January is School Board Appreciation Month!

Thank you to the wonderful FBISD school board! We appreciate all you do for our students!
Read more about our Board of Trustees at this link.

Shirley Thornton (President), Michael Morgan (Vice President), Jennifer Welp (Secretary), Jerry L. Hooper, Jr. (Member), Dr. Jim Needham (Member), Nicole Peters (Member), Jeff Rank (Member)

Flour Bluff Elementary Calendar of Events


6-10 P2 Character Trait: Hope/Optimism

13-17 P2 Character Trait: Prudence

14 3rd Six Weeks Benchmark Math

15 3rd Six Weeks Benchmark Reading

16 End of 1st Semester

17 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS (Teacher In-Service)

20 NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day

21-24 P2 Character Trait: Perseverance

22 Good Choice-Jumping World

23 Report Cards Go Home

Good Choice-Jumping World

24 Good Choice-Jumping World

29 NAEP Testing (Selected Students Only)

27-31 P2 Character Trait: Supporting Others When They Struggle

January 20, 2020-No School

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Report Cards Go Home on Thursday, January 23rd

Good Choice to Jumping World


Wednesday, January 22

9:15-11:00 Wyrick, McPartlin, Dyckman, Stone

11:45-1:30 Harris, Nelson, Daubenspeck, LaCour, Sykes, Featherby, Provence, Barnec

Thursday, January 23

9:15-11:00 Ready, A.Morgan, Flores, Alvarado, Rowe, Ainsworth, Atkinson, Falany

11:45-1:30 Beckwith, Wilson, White, Hurst, Elliott, Bentz, Vanderslice, Jones

Friday, January 24

9:15-11:00 Fordyce, S.Morgan, Messina, Tweddle, Robinson, Clark, Kaspar, Steward

11:45-1:30 Jackson, McAliley, Cooper, Ames

Library News by Mrs. Browning, Librarian

What’s with the new scan your receipt box tops?

The “clip and send to school” box tops are gradually being phased out, but you will still see them for awhile in addition to the new scan labels.

For our school to get credit for these new labels, you need to get the free Box Tops 4 Education app. Then, set up your account with a username and password. Make sure you choose Flour Bluff Elementary as your school. Now you are ready to scan your receipts. It is very simple, and every $.10 adds up.

If you shop online you can submit your email receipts from select retailers, such as Sam’s Club, Shipt, Target, and Walmart by forwarding them to receipts@boxtops4education.com.

Please set up your account and help our school continue to earn money from Box Tops 4 Education. We use these funds to help pay for our author visits.

Positive Behavior Support by Mrs. Cristan, Assistant Principal

We appreciate you reinforcing the FBE four core expectations of the PBIS system. As we return from the Winter Break, we will continue emphasizing the four core behavior expectations and what those expectations look like in different area of the school. In January, we will focus on proper bathroom etiquette. This has been the first year our 3rd graders have had a shared restroom and not a classroom restroom. It is also always a good reminder for our 4th graders as well. Please review the following bathroom expectations with your students.

Expectation 1 is Follow Directions:

one person per stall, dispose of paper towels properly in the trash can, help keep the bathroom clean, report any concerns to an adult.

Expectation 2 is Be Polite:

keep stall door closed, flush toilet when done, use appropriate voice levels.

Expectation 3 is Be Safe:

walk in and walk out, keep water off the floor, take care of your business, wash your hands then leave, keep hands and feet to yourself.

Expectation 4 is Be Prepared:

Do not take any items into the restroom.

Counselor's Corner by Mrs. Villarreal

Happy New Year to all! Here’s hoping everyone had a joyous and restful holiday break. Since the beginning of school, we have been covering Character Traits as part of the Counseling Guidance Lessons. So far we have covered the following: Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness. Our monthly discussions with various guest speakers are going well. The students have had a great response to these talks. We will continue to discuss being KIND to one another by emphasizing generosity, empathy, and being thankful for our friends and family.

By mid-January, the new Character Trait that will be introduced is INITIATIVE. Initiative is recognizing and doing what needs to be done before being asked. Our discussions will center on study skills, punctuality, and good working habits. Initiative is so important for school success. Students who take initiative to start their homework and projects will do better than those that procrastinate or wait to the last minute. Developing initiative takes time, so celebrate the small steps your child makes to show initiative.

Things to discuss at home with your child:

*Discuss ways to improve study skills (staying organized, writing down assignment in agenda, etc.).

*Ask your child if he/she is turning in homework and assignments. Ask to see his/her agenda and sign or initial.

*Discuss the importance of being on time to school, work, etc.


Hello January!

I can't believe that half of the school year has flown by already! Before you know it testing time will be upon us, so here are some test taking strategies you can review with your child at home.

-Be Slick and Predict

Predict what the answer is before you read the choices. ( i.e. "I think the answer is...)

-Slash the Trash

Read ALL the answer choices and eliminate any answer(s) that are not the correct answer. (i.e. the "trash)

-Plug It In

Once you find the correct answer, plug it in and make sure it makes sense (this works especially well for vocabulary questions).

-Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

If the directions say read...READ! Pay close attention to signal words in the directions such as explain, order, and compare.
-Keep on Going

If you get to a couple of questions that you just don’t know, don’t give up! Keep trying your best!

-Check it Out

When you have completed the test, go back and check your work!

Strategies adapted from Matt Guffey

Nurse's Corner by Nurse Cheryl

Playing during recess is a vital part of a child’s physical and even social well being. Playground injuries do occur, however can be avoided with some simple reminders.

· Know the playground rules and follow them

· Do not push or roughhouse while on the equipment

· Use all playground equipment properly and wait for your turn

· Make sure no one is in the way when you are swinging, jumping, sliding or climbing

· Always land on both feet with your knees slightly bent

· If you notice something is broken or unsafe, report it to an adult as soon as possible

· Do not walk under playground equipment or swings

Remember to have fun at recess in a safe manner because playing is an important part of a students’ physical, social, intellectual and emotional development

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Camp Invention Summer Camp

Camp Invention is returning to Flour Bluff Intermediate campus this summer (June 1-5) from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Extended care is available for an additional fee. Imaginations soar as children learn about flight with the help of their very own flight simulation robot, discover ways to protect Earth’s ecosystems, sketch and build prototypes while protecting their intellectual property, and design the ultimate sports complex with inspiration from the real-world inventors behind their favorite sports! Register using promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 5/12) off the registration fee. Availability is limited. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
Flour Bluff Elementary Academic Performance Report

This report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

District and Campus Report Cards Available Here

You can view information on school performance and profile data at this site.


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Flour Bluff Elementary Contacts

Office Staff

· Dr. Nikol Youngberg, Principal, 694-9599

· Mrs. Veronica Cristan, Assistant Principal 694-9598

· Mrs. Jeanine Hoover, Curriculum Supervisor, 694-9590

· Mrs. Veronica Villarreal, Counselor, 694-9593

· Mrs. Cheryl Navar, Nurse, 694-9560

· Mrs. Nadine Grabowske, Secretary, 694-9595

· Mrs. Melissa Pena, Attendance & Registrar, 694-9587