Falling into October

East Grand Plains Elementary School

Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness

Our first Pillar of Character was Trustworthiness. Teachers were on the lookout for students that exemplified this pillar. Here are our first 6 weeks winners:


5th Grade: Gabriela Hernandez Catalina Quezada

4th Grade: Aubrey Estrada Samantha Luiz

3rd Grade: Damarys Ramos Mia Coffing

2nd Grade: Kaydence Guerrero Daniella Sierra

1st Grade: Dannabel Cruz Jordan Madrid

Kindergarten: Alissa Navarrette Salvador Veliz

Pre-K: Noemi Quezada

Coach: Austin Matta Hector Enriquez

Library: Jesus Virrueta Tinley Higgins

Computer: Jair Garcia Uriel Navarrete

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2nd Six Weeks Pillar of Character: Respect

We are deep into our second six weeks of the Pillars of Character, this is the pillar of RESPECT. Here are some of the things that teachers will be looking for:

  • Treat others with respect and follow the Golden Rule.
  • Be accepting of differences.
  • Use good manners, not bad language.
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone.
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements.

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Red Ribbon Week October 25th-29th

Monday: Peace Out to Drugs- Dress like a hippie or wear tie die

Tuesday: Team Up Against Drugs - Wear school colors Blue/Yellow

Wednesday: Wig Out Wednesday- Wear a wig and wear yellow for respect

Thursday: Give Drugs the Boot- Wear your favorite western wear

Friday: Say Boo to Drugs- Wear your favorite book character costume (must be school appropriate)

Family School Connection: Fall Nature Walks

Evenings and weekends are beautiful this time of year! Here is a way to tie a family walk into skills for the classroom!


Pre-K and Kinder: Go on a walk with kids and collect things along the way (rocks, leaves, sticks, flowers) and have them sort items when they get home by colors or like objects.


Lower Elementary: Go on a walk with kids and collect things along the way (rocks, leaves, sticks, flowers) come up with a list of describing words (adjectives) for the objects (nouns) that they found. How many words can they come up with?


Upper Elementary: Go on a walk with kids and have them use their five senses to tell a story for the family. Oral storytelling can build vocabulary and improves critical thinking skills!


You can also find great read stories on YouTube. Here are a few for fall!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn Spanish Read aloud
Amelia's Bedelia First Apple Pie - Fall Read Aloud Books for Autumn - Bedtime Stories for Kids

Important Dates

October 26: Roswell Games

October 25-29: Red Ribbon Week

November 10: Mid 9 Weeks

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break

December 17: Semester Ends

December 20-January 2: Winter Break

January 3: Classes Resume