Nathan Adams Elementary

Welcome to Week 33

A Private School Education @ a Public School Price!

Dallas ISD Core Beliefs

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction

With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence

2015 Results of the Interscholastic Chess Tournament Are In!

Words of Wisdom

When playing chess, losing is a powerful lesson. Losing builds strong character and builds patience.

Akshay Malhotra

Joyful School Culture and Climate

Big image

Sock Hop was a big hit! What a great way to build a joyful learning environment!


Ms. Blake, Ms. Bennett, Coach Crowder, Ms. Bowles, Ms. Holguin, Ms. Marietta, Ms. Spears and all the parents for helping out at the Sock Hop!

Ms. Holguin, Ms. Blake, Mr. Herrera, Ms. Copeland and the parents for helping with the Chess tournament.

Akshay Malhotra for bringing the Chess tournament to Nathan Adams.

Counselor Morales for the extra time and effort she put in to ensure that STAAR testing was flawless.

Ms. Smith and other teachers who helped out with small group testing.

Nathan Adams Kindergarten Classes Visit the Zoo!

Wounded Warriors vs. Retired Dallas Cowboys

Thursday, May 21st, 6pm

12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX, United States

Come see our Nathan Adams Cheerleaders perform at this charity event! Our community has been invited to attend. We will distributing tickets upon request soon.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

JivDaya Foundation Kindle Training/Celebration (LBJ)

Wednesday, April 29th, 4-5:30pm

5420 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75240

This will be an opportunity for all the schools supported by Jiv Daya Foundation to meet, connect, and engage in peer-to-peer learning, as well as an opportunity to cover important housekeeping tasks related to transitioning to the new school year. All teachers involved in StEP are required to attend and any instructional coaches, tech personnel, and support staff are encouraged to join. For the Kramer and Adams teachers who have now had experience in implementing the program, please come prepared to share your experiences with the newer StEP teachers who will begin implementing soon. During the session, we will be asking teachers to share one or two successful uses of the Kindle, such as particular apps or resources that have benefited their classroom. There is no need to prepare any hard materials, but please do come prepared to share.

The JDF team and I are excited to have the StEP schools connect, and we are greatly looking forward to a productive and impactful meeting.

The location will be the LBJ Room in our Lincoln Center, Tower 2 office building

Up & Coming

Tuesday, 4/28

  • Dr. Renaud Day in the classroom

  • After School tutoring – Last Day

  • Chess Club Celebration – Last Day

Wednesday, 4/29

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School Music performance 1:30 in the auditorium

Thursday, 4/30

  • Dr. Renaud Day in the classroom

  • Volunteer Coffee in the library 8:30-10:00

Friday, 5/1

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip to Dallas Zoo

  • 4th grade Field Trip to Dallas Museum of Art

  • Talent Show Rehearsal in the auditorium 3:00-4:30

Saturday, 5/2

  • Landscape for Learning, 9:00-noon,

Everyone is invited to come help transform our gardens.

Next Week


May 4-8 – 3rd Grade Performance Art Exam

May 5–8 – Kinder ,1st and 2nd grade ITBS/Logramos testing

Tuesday, May 5 -PTSA Informational Meeting 6:00 in the library.

Friday May 8

  • SBDM meeting in the library 5:00

  • Talent Show – in the auditorium 6:30

Friday, May 22

  • Field Day!