ALTON CHRONICLES

Unleash the SUPERHERO in You!

Message from Mr. Ogg

As always it is a great day to be a Brenham Cub/Cubette and a superhero at Alton Elementary School. Hurricane Harvey has made the last few days quite challenging on us. However, there was nothing better than seeing the faces of our children this past Wednesday when we came back to school. I am thankful that the storm was not as devastating as it was in some areas of Texas. I would ask that you continue to keep the families that are still trying to overcome this event in your prayers.


Without a doubt, we know that we live in a fantastic, generous and caring community. Our dedication to helping others was evident these last few days. Alton Elementary had the honor to host a donation drive to help those in need affected by Hurricane Harvey. It was such an honor to watch Brenham community members come together to help those that they might not even know. While this is a challenging time for so many, this is also an opportunity to show our children that it is our obligation to help our neighbors. We saw first hand in our staff parking lot and across Texas that people from many different backgrounds can unite and work together in a positive way.

You can still help with hurricane relief efforts by clicking on the Faith Mission link below.

Friendship - Core Value for September

The start of September brings the beginning of a new Core Value. This month our superheroes will be learning about "FRIENDSHIP - Using your words and actions to show others you care." Here is a funny video that you can share with your kids about friendship.

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https://youtu.be/iZYGwJkHiE4

Superhero Night

Join us on Thursday, September 7 for our Superhero Night. This event will be a time where parents can find out more about grade level expectations and helpful information. Our gathering starts in our cafeteria at 5:30 pm with Kindergarten and first grade followed by second, third, fourth grade at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
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PTO Facebook Page

Do you want to help the children and staff at Alton Elementary? Would you like to be part of a wonderful organization? Find out more about our wonderful PTO by following their Facebook Page. You can find their page here.
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Brenham ISD App

Would you like to stay updated on current events and programs happening in Brenham ISD? Would you like easy access to the school breakfast/lunch menu? If yes, then make sure to download the free Brenham ISD app to your phone. Simple and easy to use.

School Minutes

This year we have extended the school time to meet the required state minutes. Our instructional day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:30 pm. I would like to encourage parents to make sure that their child does not miss out on quality instructional time. We use every available minute to help ensure that our students have a chance to be successful in their academics.


If a child leaves class at 2:30 each day, they will have missed an hour of instruction for that day. If this pattern continues for a week, that child can lose 5 hours of instruction. A month of early pickup could equal 100 hours or more. That is almost equivalent to 13 school days that would be missed. Simply put, this would be instructional time that cannot be made up.


We understand that there will be times when you will have to pick up your child early for doctor's appointments, dentist visits, or an emergency situation. These events are understandable.


The start of a new school year is a perfect time to show our students the importance of commitment and dedication to a great educational experience.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 5 - Boy Scout Rally

Thursday, September 7 - Superhero Night

Thursday, September 14 - PTO Meeting in the cafeteria

Wednesday, September 20 - Fair Day

Friday, September 29 - End of the 1st Six Weeks

Monday, October 9 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Thursday, October 12 - Fall Picture Day

Monday, October 23-Friday, October 27 - Book Fair

Thursday, October 26 - Book Fair Night