Crockett Early Education School

May Parent Newsletter

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Content Areas

PreK 4

Ela/Sla Writing

  • Genre: Fiction and Non-Fiction


  • Child deletes a word from a compound word.
  • Child will make inferences and predictions about text.
  • Letter:
  • ELA: All Letters SLA: Ww Word Wall: am/tu Sounds .
  • Child combines syllables into words.
  • Child can segment a syllable from a word.
  • ELA: All Letters SLA: All Letters Word Wall: me/ya
  • Child can distinguish between elements of print including letters, words, and pictures.
  • Child demonstrates understanding of print directionality including left to right and top to bottom.
  • ELA: All Letters SLA: All Letters Word Wall: go, no/soy, los


  • Child demonstrates use of location words (over, under, above, on, beside, next to, between, etc.)
  • Numeracy
  • Child recognizes how much can be placed within an object.
  • Child informally recognizes and compares weights and heights of objects or people.


  • Child observes, investigates, describes and discusses the relationship of organisms to their environments.

Social Studies/Social & Emotional Learning

  • Child shows initiative in independent situations and persists in attempting to solve problems (social problem solving)
  • Child shows reasonable opinion of his own abilities and limitations (Goal setting for kinder)
  • Child demonstrates that all people need food, clothing, and shelter.
  • Child participates in activities to help become aware of what it means to be a consumer.
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Pre-K 3

In May, we're working on the following:

Reading & Writing:

-Write our names


Letter Focus:













Social & Emotional Learning:

-Commitment to be kind and connect with gentle hands


-Numeration 0-6

-Addition & Subtraction


-Animals (Land vs. Water)

-Animals we find at the zoo vs. the farm

Home Connection:

-Reading to your loved ones (spending time to read and share experiences through book adventures. Try spending time reading about the circus

Specials Corner

Note from your Specials Team:

We have had such a great year in specials classes this year. Thanks so much for allowing your child to be a part of Crockett. We have enjoyed seeing them shine during our time together! Below are some of the amazing things your child will be learning in specials during the month of May.

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During the month of May we will be wrapping up the school year with some fun end of the year projects. One of these special projects will be creating and designing graduation caps for the end of the year Awards Ceremony. Looking forward to the creativity that will be shown on these caps!

-Mrs. Lovelace

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In PE we will be doing some end of the year review going over all the things we have learned this year. We will also be reviewing field day games to get ready for Field Day on Monday, May 20th (PK4) & Tuesday, May 21st (PK3). We will be going over summer safety as well.

-Coach Tran

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In Music, during the month of May we will be doing some end of the year review going over all the special things learned in music class including - steady beat, high and low sounds, loud and soft sounds and instrument care. We will also be doing a special unit on the music piece by Antonio Vivaldi, “The Four Seasons.” In this unit we will be discussing music that sounds like the four seasons and comparing and contrasting this music. Looking forward to some great sounds coming out of the music classroom.

-Mrs. Mauldin

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Important Dates in MAY-

5/2- PACT: Reading & Writing Continuum @ 8:30a

5/2-5/9: Nature Tots Field Trip (Students will be on an adjusted lunch schedule on the day of their trip):

  • Thursday, 5/2-
  • (AM 9-11:45a): Miller, Moreno, & A. Lopez
  • (PM 11:45a-2p) E. Lopez, Diaz, & Altamero
  • Friday, 5/3-
  • (AM 9-11:45a): Trujillo-Torres, Perez, & Heard
  • (PM 11:45a-2p) Brennan, Mendoza, & Vermillion
  • Tuesday, 5/7-
  • (AM 9-11:45a): Och, Velazquez, & Murray
  • (PM 11:45a-2p) Perry, Chavez, & Am. Wilson/Scanlan
  • Wednesday, 5/8-
  • (AM 9-11:45a): Williams, Mercado, & Lake
  • (PM 11:45a-2p) Schmigel, Gooden, & Cottles
  • Thursday, 5/9-
  • (AM 9-11:45a): Fortenberry, Ash. Wilson, & Fernandes/Smith

5/6-5/10: Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7: All Pro-Dad Morning Greeters on Campus

5/8: Nurse Appreciation Day

5/9: ALL Library Books Due

5/9: Final CIC Meeting @ 4:30p

5/9: GPISD Board Meeting @ 6:30p

5/10: Mother/Son Dance in Cafe @ 6-7

5/13-5/17: End of Year Awards Ceremonies in Cafe:

  • Monday, 5/13-
  • (AM 9-10a): Miller, Moreno, & A. Lopez
  • (PM 1-2p) E. Lopez, Diaz, & Altamero
  • Tuesday, 5/14-
  • (AM 9-10a): Trujillo-Torres, Perez, & Heard
  • (PM 1-2p) Brennan, Mendoza, & Vermillion
  • Wednesday, 5/15-
  • (AM 9-10a): Och, Velazquez, & Murray
  • (PM 1-2p) Perry, Chavez, & Am. Wilson/Scanlan
  • Thursday, 5/16-
  • (PM 1-2p) Fortenberry, Ash. Wilson, & Fernandes/Smith
  • Friday, 5/17-
  • (AM 9-10a): Williams, Mercado, & Lake
  • (PM 1-2p) Schmigel, Gooden, & Cottles

5/20: PreK-4 Field Day

  • (8:45-11:45a) YELLOW & RED PODS
  • (12:00-3:00p) BLUE, ORANGE & GREEN PODS

5/21: PreK-3 Field Day (8:45a-11:45a)

5/22: PreK-3 Birthday Celebration (May, June, & July)

5/23: Last Day of School for Students

Health Spot

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-Please provide students with change of clothes daily.

-Please do not send medicine in the back packs, you must sign all medicine in with clinic staff.

-All medications require a medication administration form completed by the doctor.

-If there are any new medical diagnosis or concerns present during or after the break please notify the clinic staff.

Head Lice

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Head lice can be a problem among school aged children. We need your help in controlling head lice. Grand Prairie Independent School District follows the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics for control of head lice. The only exception being, we do exclude students with live lice. Students with live lice or nits ¼ inch (live nits) or closer to the scalp shall be excluded from school until they are clear. To avoid unnecessary exclusion the administration provides the following guidelines:

Recent research has shown that routine classroom screenings for head lice are unnecessary. However, should multiple cases be reported, (more than 2 cases in the same class room at the same time) the nurse will screen that classroom.

  1. If the school nurse or teacher discovers head lice or live nits in a student’s hair, the parent/guardian of that student will be notified to pick up their student. The student may not return to school until treated. Treatment recommendations and literature will be provided to the parent.
  2. Upon returning to school, the parent must accompany the student into the clinic to be rechecked by the nurse. Once the nurse has rechecked the student and no live lice or live nits are found, the nurse will give the student a note to be readmitted to class. If live head lice are found at that time, the parent/guardian will again take the student home for retreatment. The nurse shall reinstruct the parent concerning treatment. This process will continue until the student is free of head lice.
  3. If head lice continue to be a problem after treatment, parents need to get over-the- counter lice treatment shampoo or a prescription treatment. You may also want to contact a lice treatment company to remove the lice/nits for you.
  4. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a parent/campus administrator conference.

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further service, please contact your school nurse.

Thank you,

Director of Health Services

Frequent Asked Questions...

Q: What is a fever? What temperature is considered a fever?

A: In many cases, a fever is a symptom of an underlying cause when the body is attempting to fight an infection by turning up the body’s temperature. Anything above 37.0°C/100°F.

Q: How can I tell when my child has a fever?

A: While the hand or kiss on the forehead may give you an idea, it is best to use a thermometer. There are many kinds of thermometers on the market, from oral (from the mouth), temporal (swipe across the forehead), tympanic (in the ear), or rectal (via the butt).

Q: If my child has a fever could it be the flu?

A: Not necessarily. Influenza, or flu, not everyone presents with a fever. According to the Center for Disease Control, flu is a virus whose common signs and symptoms cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, tiredness, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea (which is more common in children.) The flu happens abruptly and can last from 3-4 days. The main concern, is the possibility of complications from the flu which can range from patient to patient.

Q: How is influenza spread?

A: Influenza is a virus that is spread through droplets. For example, someone coughs or sneezes without covering their mouth/nose or use their hand then touch an object. For children, not washing their hands and putting them in their mouths. Teach your children proper hand hygiene with soap, water or hand sanitizer.

Q: I heard strep throat is going through the school. What is it and how to we prevent it?

A: Strep throat is commonly a bacterial infection that causes a sore throat, fever, may cause breathing problems and difficulty swallowing. It is spread the same way as influenza by droplets. The best prevention method is proper hand hygiene.

Q: Can my child go to school with a mild fever if he/she take Tylenol?

A: Unfortunately, No. The infection is still present and communicable (transmittable) to other students and staff. Children should stay home until they have not had a fever for 24 hours without medication to reduce it.

Q: What other health conditions can send my child home from school / keep my child home from school?

A: This list includes, but not limited to having a fever within 24 hours of school, active vomiting or vomiting twice while at school, diarrhea, body rash with itching and/or fever, head lice, and or an eye infection. For each student in school, the school nurse will evaluate each child and make a determination based upon clinical judgement and Grand Prairie policy regarding the illness.

Q: I cannot afford to take time off of work. If I send medications to reduce the fever/prevent diarrhea can my child stay in school?

A: Unfortunately, no. First and foremost, the student is ill and rest is critical for the best recovery. In addition, the ill student can unintentionally infect other students. The staff and school district and making every attempt to maintain a clean and germ-free environment, but we need to assistance of parents and caregivers. Parents and caregivers are strongly urged to prepare for such events in advanced to avoid making the tough decisions in the early mornings just before school.

Q: How do I keep my child from getting the flu or strep?

A: First and foremost, PREVENTION! Teach your child how to properly wash their hands with soap and water. Coughing and sneezing into their elbow not their hands or into the open. If your child gets sick, wipe down their toys, change their toothbrush, and actively clean surfaces in the home. Talk to your pediatric healthcare provider about the flu shot and how it can reduce the chances of getting the flu or at a minimum, reduce the symptoms and prevent further complications.

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Counselor's Corner

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Summer Safety Checklist for Kids

Summer means lots of kids will be playing outdoors, but it's important to keep a safety checklist in mind to keep kids safe while they're having fun. Information from please visit their website for more summer safety tips.

1. Sun Safety

When it comes to protecting your kids from the sun, sunscreen plays an important role. But sunscreen is just one of the ways to guard against the sun's damaging rays. Because the sun's rays can reflect off of the sand and water or other reflective surfaces, hats, and sunglasses can also play an important role in preventing UV damage.

2. Prevent Dehydration

Whether your child is playing soccer with teammates or running around in the park with some buddies, it's important to keep in mind that frequent water breaks are very important to prevent dehydration. Your child should drink water before exercise and during breaks, which should be about every 15 to 20 minutes. On particularly hot and humid days, it's also a good idea for parents to spray down kids with some water from a spray bottle.

3. Guard Against Drowning

Each year, more than 830 children ages 14 and under die as a result of accidental drowning, and an average of 3,600 children are injured in near-drowning incidents. Between May and August, drowning deaths among kids increase by a whopping 89 percent. If you have a swimming pool or if your child will be near one, it is crucial to put multiple safety measures in place to keep kids safe.


-Yadira Reyes, Crockett Counselor


Our attendance average for the month of April was 93.13%.

*Parents, don't forget.... THREE tardies equal ONE absence!

Our Campus Goal is to have 98% of our students present every day. Please help us by ensuring your child is here each day, on time and remains at school for the duration of the school day.

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Good Things Happening at Crockett...


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May Staff Member of the Month...

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Congratulations to our April Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Andrea Williams. She not only possesses the competence to lead her team, but continues to lead by example through her collaboration with everyone in the building. Her tenacity allows her to take charge and handle every challenge with poise. Thanks for all that you do, Ms. Wiliams!

Pennies for Pasta

Thank you parents for all of your support during our Pennies for Pasta Campaign to support Cancer Research. Crockett was able to donate a total of $3,303.95 to a great cause! Our cubs & their families sure do have great big hearts!


Please ensure that you are utilizing the left-hand side of the parking lot and unmarked parking spaces when you are parking your vehicle. Help us by reserving all handicap parking spots for our visitors with disabilities and all designated employee parking spaces for those specific visitors at all times.