FBE January Newsletter
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!
PARENT INVOLVEMENT CONFERENCE!
Thank you for Supporting our December Service Projects
Madison's Rainbow Project
Madison Beckwith delivers donations to Driscoll Children's Hospital.
Share Your Christmas
Thank you for donating! We had thousands of can goods!
Care Package Donations for the Troops!
Thank you for donating!!! We had more than this! Our box was full days before pick up.
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.
LAST CALL FOR FUN RUN SPONSORS!!!
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 email@example.com 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
WE HAVE "REGULAR ADS" AND "NAME ADS" SPACE LEFT!
YEARBOOK LOVE LINE!!!
- 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
- JUST FIND THE OPTION OF "BUSINESS AD" AND GO THERE. (PICTURED)
Congratulations Science Fair Winners
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 RETURN FROM WINTER BREAK
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
Report Cards Go Home on Thursday, January 23rd
Good Choice to Jumping World
GOOD CHOICE: JUMPING WORLD DATES & TIMES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS by Mrs. Hoover
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
Camp Invention Summer Camp
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.
You can view information on school performance and profile data at this site.
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Flour Bluff Elementary Contacts
· 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