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May 16 - 20, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Lopez Families,

STAAR testing is finally over and it went pretty smooth. There is a lot of pressure for the kids and the school, but it was handled by both very well. Some students are asking if we are showing movies the rest of the year, so please tell them no. We still have more to teach. What we provide here is so much more than what a few tests in May can show.

To cap off the week though, we had a Faculty vs 8th Grade basketball game Friday at the end of the day. A team of teachers, including myself, took on the boys and girls A-teams with proceeds going to the American Heart Association. We had a great turn-out and had an absolutely great time. Thanks to all who participated. It was a great way to relieve the testing tension!

Eric Wernli


Lopez Calendar - May 16-20, 2016

Monday, May 16:
PALS Interviews (Media Room)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Social Network Field Trip (Main Event)

10:03 am (During 3rd Period) - Speech & Debate Cup Presentation (Café)

Tuesday, May 17:
10:48 am - 12:56 pm Tech Tuesday (Library)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PVSA Awards Ceremony (Library)

3:30-4:30 pm Table Top Club (Library)

4:00 pm Band Ensemble Contest (Gym 2)

6:00 pm 8th Grade Athletics Awards (Café)

Wednesday, May 18:

All Library Books Due Today

7:45 am Walking Wednesday (Main Field)

9:00 am PTA Brunch and Learn for Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students (Library)

Thursday, May 19:

7:00 am FCA Meeting (Café)

1:49 pm (During 7th Period) Anti-Bully Presentation for 6th Grade Boys (Café)

Friday, May 20 - FLEX FRIDAY:

All Day - Space City Showcase of Music Festival for Band, Choir and Orchestra (Houston)

A Look Ahead: May 23 - June 3

Lopez Exam Schedule:

May 23 - English, PE/Athletics and Health Exams

May 24 - Social Studies and Electives Exams

May 25 - Math Exams

May 26 - Science and Reading Exams

May 27 - Makeup Exams

Memorial Day Holiday - May 30 (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS OR STAFF)

8th Grade End of Year Celebration:

May 31 - 8th Grade Party @ North East Sports Complex (formerly Time Warner Park) - 9 am - 2:30 pm. Permission slips due by Monday, May 23 to your child's 8th period teacher or Mrs. Striffler.

End of Year Awards:

6th Grade - June 2 @ 9:00 am (Lopez Gym)

7th Grade - June 2 @ 2:00 pm (Lopez Gym)

8th Grade - June 1 @ 6:30 pm in the Lopez Cafeteria

Personalized Window Decals and Yard Signs - Due May 17

Lopez Social Network Club & ALE Backpack Drive

The Social Network Club and ALE are synergizing to collect backpacks for The Living Through Giving backpack drive. The “We’ve Got Your Back” donation station is at the front of the school by the boat. We will be accepting new backpack donations for students in need until the last week of school.

Help us reach our goal of 40 backpacks! To learn more, visit Thank you for donating to a great cause!

Moving Over the Summer?

If you are moving over the summer and will not be attending Lopez next school year or you'll be in the 9th grade and will not attend Reagan for the 2016-17 school year, please let us know so we can make sure your records are sent to the right school. If you are moving, but will still be in the Lopez or Reagan attendance area, please let us know as well so we can update your information so you don't miss any important mail-outs that may happen over the summer. You can contact us at 210/356-5036 and we'll assist you with the paperwork process.

If you are not moving, then you can simply disregard this message. Thank you for your continued support.