Wrangler Weekly

January 30, 2022

Beanstack Challenge!

4th grade won our Beanstack Challenge and earned a FREE DRESS day this Friday, February 4!

Keep your Wranglers reading and logging their minutes in Beanstack!

Happy reading, Wranglers!

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Phelan Elementary Attendance Boundary Information

LCISD is growing and will have a new elementary campus, Phelan Elementary, opening this coming fall. This new campus may impact the zoning for our school. Please click the link to view the information from the first Attendance Boundary Committee meeting last week: https://www.lcisd.org/about/zoning.

Parent Course: Helping My Child with Math

A great parent course on the topic of “Helping My Child with Math” is coming up on February 10th, 2022! From 5 – 6 PM. Join LCISD’s Project LEARN for ideas to help support your child’s math skills. See the flyer below for information on how to sign up.

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Remote Conferencing

Remote Conferencing for extended absences will end this Friday, February 4. We will resume absence practices that align to the LCISD Elementary Student Handbook. Teachers will work with your student to complete school work upon their return.


Personal Illness

When a student is absent from school due to personal illness, the student upon return, or within 5 days of returning to school, must submit a note signed by a parent giving the date(s) and describing the reason for the absence. Parent notes may be sent by email but must come from a parent’s verified email account. The note or email must be sent to the campus attendance clerk (samantha.galarza@lcisd.org). Up to 5 personal illness notes per school year will be accepted for an excused absence. If this number is exceeded, then all additional absences will be referred to the Campus Attendance Review Committee. If a student is absent 5 consecutive school days or more, a doctor’s note is required within 5 days of the student’s return to school for the absence to be excused.


Absences for a student who is required to quarantine will be excused with written

documentation from a medical physician.


Masks are optional in LCISD. We no longer supply masks for students that forget a mask. If you would like for your student to wear a mask, please pack extra in their backpack.

Monster Truckz!

In your Tuesday folders this week, you will find a coupon for a "Monster Truckz" show. If you color one of the attached pictures below and take it with you to the show, you have a change to win a souvenir!

2022-2023 School Calendar Feedback

We're looking for feedback on the Lamar CISD 2022-2023 Instructional Calendar! Take the survey at: bit.ly/33SEbgi
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$1.00 Candygrams!

$1.00 Candygrams! Sponsored by Williams Student Council. Send holiday greetings to your friends, teachers, and classmates! Parents can send one to their kids! Fill out and cut the boxes below & include $1 for each message. All Orders Are Due By February 14th.

Practice at Home

We hope that you all were able to get some good rest in over the break! Here are a few resources below for additional practice at home if your Wrangler has free time :)
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Weekly Parent-School Connection

Connecting school and home makes us a great community of learners! You can also engage in learning by reading the weekly newsletter that usually goes out on Fridays from your homeroom teacher in Canvas. The weekly newsletter tells you what they will study in the upcoming week, any upcoming grades, and/or activities in class. #stayconnected

Playing Card Games


Divide a deck of cards into two even stacks. Each person turn one card over at a time and compare. Is your card more or less? How many more? How many less?

Each person pick two cards and add them together. The higher sum (total) wins the round. J=10, Q=11, K=12, Ace=1


Divide a deck of cards into two even stacks. Each person pick 2 cards and add them together. Who has more? Who has less? Repeat and multiply the cards together.

Each person pick 2 cards and use them to make the largest (greatest) number you can. For example, picking cards with a 2 and a 4 could make the number 42. The person with the highest number (value) wins. Repeat using 3 cards and 4 cards to practice place value.

Join PTO!

Field Trips are underway! Did you know that every Wrangler will go on a PTO sponsored field trip by the end of the year? Please consider paying your dues to PTO just to help with that cost.

Membership Dues are $15 per family, pay here: www.Williams.ptboard.com/home

You may also order a PTO spirit shirt at the link above!

Also join our PTO Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/ManfordWilliamsPTO

Williams Bell Schedule

  • 7:00 am- Doors open (1st - 5th report to class - they may grab their breakfast before heading to class, PK & Kinder report to cafeteria)
  • 7:30 am- Tardy bell
  • 9:30 am- Attendance bell
  • 2:00 pm- Transportation Changes deadline
  • 2:55 pm- Dismissal

Spring Semester Important Dates

*All dates are tentative. New dates and/or changes will be italicized.

February 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

February 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

February 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

February 8 - STAAR Information Zoom for parents of students in grades 3rd - 5th

February 9 - Spring and Class Pictures

February 10 - Grade Level Talent Shows during specials

February 11 - Early Release at 11:30am

February 14 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

February 24 - Books Alive! Theatre production at Williams

February 25 - Go Texan Day - wear Western gear

February 28 - March 4 - Read Across America Week (daily themed dress up days)

March 1 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

March 2 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

March 2 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

March 3 - Art Night 6pm

March 4 - PTO Dance

March 10 - Jump Rope for Heart competition during specials

March 11 - Early Release at 11:30am

March 11 - School Wide Talent Show

March 14 - 18 Spring Break - no school

March 25 - Dare to Care Friday - wear red

March 25 - Outdoor Lunch - pay $1

March 31 - Report Cards posted in Skyward

April 4-8 School Librarian's Week

April 5 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

April 6 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

April 6 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

April 8 - Citizenship Friday - Wear purple

April 15 - No School

April 18 - No School

April 25-29 - Book Fair!

April 29 - Field Day

May 3 - PTO Meeting 6pm - https://lcisd.zoom.us/j/87364453246

May 4 - College and Career Readiness - wear jeans and college shirt

May 4 - Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

May 10 - STAAR 5th Grade Math

May 17 - STAAR 5th Grade Reading

May 18 - STAAR 3rd and 4th Grade Reading

May 19 - STAAR 5th Grade Science

May 20 - Outdoor lunch - pay $1

May 23 - End of Year Awards for Grades 1-4 (times tbd)

May 24 - End of Year Programs for Kinder (9am) and 5th Grade (11am)

May 25 - Character Counts Day - wear color by grade level

May 26 - End of Year Awards for PK and ECSE/Pegasus

May 26 - End of Year Parties for all grades

May 26 - Final Report Cards posted in Skyward

May 26 - Last day of school

Manford Williams Elementary School

Mission statement:

The mission of Manford Williams Elementary School is to prepare students socially and academically to be lifelong learners and responsible, productive citizens in a competitive global society.

Vision statement:

The vision of Manford Williams Elementary School is to provide a rigorous and stimulating environment that engages all students while preparing them to become global innovators, well-rounded citizens, diverse thinkers, and lifelong learners.