White Rock Elementary
Principal Update - 4/11/16
Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade Super STAARS!
We are so proud of our 4th and 5th graders and their hard work on STAAR tests last week. They were well prepared, confident and worked hard! WAY TO GO! Our next round of testing is:
May 9- Grades 3,4,6 Math
May 10- Grades 3,4,6 Reading
May 11- Grade 5 Science
WRE staff recognized for their accomplishments! The entire staff enjoyed cake and laughter as we celebrated these individual staff members - Coach Crawford, Ms. Crisp, Ms. Farrington, and Ms. Code.
Ms. Hanchey received a surprise check from Benito Benitez D.D.S., for being selected as the, "Teacher of the Month!" Sophie Proctor, 3rd grade, nominated Ms. Hanchey for all she does and wrote her a sweet poem. Sophie was also recognized for being the, "Student of the Month!"
Teamwork makes the dream work!
2016-2017 Class Placements
The classroom placement process is VERY complex and many factors enter into the decision making process. It would be wonderful if we knew in advance how many classes we could offer at each grade level and who would be teaching each of those classes. However, we are still awaiting staffing numbers for next year as the district sorts through the impact of enrollment, budgets, etc. Enrollment numbers are not considered accurate until August and even then they can change. We strive to create and maintain classroom environments that are warm, structured, nurturing, caring, supportive, and challenging for every child. We spend many hours and put much professional thought and effort into placing students into next year's classes. The administrative staff works closely with our teachers and we consider a variety of factors when we place your child. Our goal is to provide fair and equitable treatment for all children as a means to encourage and support their learning. Please rely on our professional judgment, and trust that we will group children to provide the best possible learning environment.
Parent Information and Input
Many parents ask what opportunity a parent has in providing input into their child’s placement from year to year. As parents you may have pertinent information about your child that you would like considered in the placement process. Examples of information staff find helpful are: “Please separate my twins, Justin and Jason,” or “My child has only been in the United States one month and needs ELL support.”
Since our number one goal is to create balanced classrooms, we are not able to honor requests for students to be placed with friends. Parent requests that specify individual teachers by gender, experience level, or name are not appropriate and will not be considered when student placement is made.
Classroom Placement Notification
Students will receive a phone call from their teacher the week prior to the start of the school year. Meet the teacher will be Friday, August 19th. Parents are welcomed to walk their child to class on the first day of school; Monday, August 22, 2016. Starting Tuesday, August 23, 2016; parents will need to give "Hugs and Kisses" at the door.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this process. Again, we strive to create and maintain classroom environments that are warm, structured, nurturing, caring, supportive, and challenging for every child.
PACE - Playground Equipment
Recently there have been individuals, not in the PACE program, who were injured playing on the outdoor equipment. Some of the injuries required assistance from PACE staff. I need your help ensuring that our PACE students remain the focus of the PACE staff when outside. In order to do this only students in the PACE program can use the playground equipment.