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October, 2022

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Important Dates



October 7 - Early Release at 1:10 (No School for ECSE 3 Year Old Half Day Program)

October 10 - No School

October 13 - Fire Truck Visit for PK, Kinder, and 1st

October 13 - PTO Meeting at 6:00 in the Library

October 13 - WES Spirit Night at Ron's Hamburgers from 11am - 9 pm

October 18 - 4th Grade Field Trip to MISD Ag. Barn

October 25 - Class/Group Pictures and Individual Fall Retakes

October 28 - First Day of Book Fair (Runs from 10/28 - 11/4)

October 28 - Trunk or Treat in the WES Parking Lot at 6:00

October 28 - 2nd Grade Choir Program in WES Cafeteria at 6:00

November 3 - Book Character Parade in the Bus Drive at 9:00 am

November 3 - Family Literature Night In WES Cafeteria from 4:30 - 6:30

November 4 - Last Day of Book Fair

November 11 - Veterans Day Breakfast

November 18 - Turkey Trot (More Information Coming)

Principal's Message

Believe it or not, we are already in October! We had a great start to the school year and we are looking forward to many things to come. In August, TEA released school report cards. I am very proud to share that Williams Elementary is one of four schools in Magnolia ISD that were rated as "A" campuses. Additionally, we received three academic distinctions. We already knew how great our students and staff are, but it feels awesome to have it confirmed by TEA!


Thank you for trusting us with your children.

Book Fair October 28 - November 4

The Williams Book Fair will begin on Friday, October 28 and will run through Friday, November 4. Students will visit the Book Fair with their class during the school day. Parents may purchase books from 7:45 - 8:30 am or during their child's lunch. Thursday, October 3, the Book Fair will remain open during Family Literacy Night until 6:30 pm. Books may be purchased with cash, checks made out to Williams Elementary, E-Wallet, credit or debit cards.

Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night is on Thursday, November 3 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. We will have guest readers, activities, games, and prizes in the WES cafeteria. Fun for the whole family! Mark your calendar.

Williams PTO

There will be a PTO meeting Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm in the WES library. The PTO has a variety of activities planned for this year, so everyone should be able to find a spot to volunteer. Please join us! Use the QR code above to go the Williams PTO Facebook page. It is a great place to find a lot of information about upcoming events at Williams and get questions answered.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Students whose parents did not fill out a Free/Reduced Lunch Application for this school year stopped receiving free meals on Friday, September 23. The price for meals for the 2022-23 school year are listed below.


Breakfast - $1.25

Lunch - $2.45

Chick-fil-A Sliders - $3.75

Visitor Lunch - $4.25


If you have not filled out an application for 2022-23, please click on the link below.


English Application

Spanish Application

Kindergarten Wins the Penny Wars

The grades competed against each other in our PTO sponsored Penny Wars. Kindergarten won, beating out all of the older grades. They celebrated their win with a pizza party on Friday, September 30. Thanks PTO!!!

Lunch Visitors

Due to our increased enrollment this year, lack of space, and the layout of our building, we will be making some changes to our lunch visitor policy to help keep our campus safe. We are limiting the number of times that a parent/guardian may eat with their child(ren) to once a week. We appreciate your support in helping us to keep our campus safe.

Counselor's Corner

Dear WES Family,


We are thankful for you being part of our school community! The world is changing quickly, and we want to do everything we can to help students be successful in school and life.


We are excited to tell you that we will be using a program called PurposeFull People this year. We believe that students should have safe, predictable places to learn where they feel included. Students should have healthy and helpful connections with teachers and classmates. They should also experience learning that will help them tackle challenges inside and outside of school. PurposeFull People is more than a set of lessons - it is a partnership between schools and families to create a place where students feel like they belong and learn skills that will help them be the best they can be!


PurposeFull People has three main goals for students: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Be Well.

  • Be Kind: Social Skills like listening, friendship, solving conflicts, and leadership. These skills are taught alongside Empathy, Respect, & Cooperation.
  • Be Strong: Skills that help students focus, stay organized, and set goals. These skills are taught alongside Responsibility, Courage, & Perseverance.
  • Be Well: Skills that help students handle their emotions and deal with stress. These skills are taught alongside Gratitude, Honesty & Creativity.

I am looking forward to working with you. If at any time you need my assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me at (281) 356-6866 or at cgonzales@magnoliaisd.org. I am here to serve ALL students.


With gratitude,


Mrs. Gonzales

WES School Counselor

Car Rider Line

Please keep the sign with your student name(s) on the dashboard of your car until you have your child(ren) with you. Although we call them on the radio, we often have multiple students waiting at the cones. This will help speed up the process when we have different people working the cones. Thank you for your support.

Attendance and Tardies

There is a direct correlation between a child's academic progress and his/her attendance. If your child is ill and must miss school, please turn in a note to the office within 5 days. Letters will be mailed home when a child misses 3, 6, and 9 days. On the 10th unexcused absence, your student's attendance information will be referred to our truancy officer.


Regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused, Texas requires that a student attend class 90% of the days to receive credit. Notes can be emailed to our attendance clerk/registrar at vpecina@magnoliaisd.org.

School Hours

6:30 Early Morning Childcare opens (There is no cost, but student must be enrolled.)

7:45 School doors open

8:30 Classes begin (Tardy bell)

3:40 Dismissal

3:45 Adventures After School Program begins (There is a small cost, and students must be enrolled.)

6:30 Adventures closes

Friendly Reminders

Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be made by 2:45 pm every day so that we can ensure that your child's teacher receives the notification on time and that we can follow through with your request. No changes will be accepted after this time. All changes must be made by sending a note or calling the front office at (281) 356-6866. Changes can not be made through your child's teacher. Our teachers are teaching and supervising children until 4:00. They may not have time to check their messages before the end of the day, For this reason, all changes must go through the office.


Early Student Pick Up

Early student check outs must be done by 3:00 pm.


Drop off times

Doors on the Buddy Riley side of the building are open for regular drop off from 7:45 am until 8:25 am. Students dropped off after 8:25 am will need to enter through the front doors by the flag pole.

Campus Performance and Title 1 Meetings

We will hold virtual meetings on 10/13 and 10/24 at 6:00 pm to review our use of Title 1 funds and our campus performance rating for the 2021-2022 school year. To join, click on the link below:


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88905454147?pwd=SC81ekwyYzFvR1haalkzNWkzdW5MUT09

Motto

Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It


Vision

Empowering learners and leaders who will create a

better present and future.


Mission

Williams Elementary is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We are a community of learners who continuously develop relationships, seek relevance, and embrace rigorous challenges.