Smoke Signals: Family Edition

February 12-16

Spring school picture day is Tuesday, February 13!

Monday, February 19 is a staff and student holiday!

Calendar events for the week...

Monday, 2/12:

  • 3:15 -Showstoppers Choir practice
Tuesday, 2/13:
  • Spring picture day, Gym
  • Special Olympics, Mrs. Flowers class attends
  • 3:15 - Valentine Dance

Wednesday, 2/14:

  • Valentine parties, in classrooms, afternoon

Thursday, 2/15:

  • 7:00 - Ellis County Spelling Bee, Fine Arts Center

Friday, 2/16:

  • 4th grade Go Van Gogh

Monday, 2/19:

President's Day, Staff and student holiday, No School Today!

Spring Events...Mark your calendars!

Februrary

Week of 2/12 - 2/16 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

2/13 - 3:30 - Valentine's Dance

2/13 - Spring Pictures

2/14 - Valentine Parties

2/19 - President's day /Student/staff holiday

2/23 - DEAR Day, Club day, Garden Dedication

2/27 - CAT Meeting #3;

March

3/1 - 1st grade program

3/9 - Donuts with Dads

3/12-16 - Spring Break

3/29 - No Homework Night

3/30 - Good Friday, No School

April

4/9 - No Homework Night

4/10 - STAAR 4th writing, 5th Math

4/11 - STAAR 5th Reading

4/19 - Ladies First Field Trip

4/24 - CAT Meeting #4

4/25 - Brown Bag Lunch - Topic: Preparing for Junior High

4/26 - 2nd Grade Program

May

5/4 - No Homework Night

5/11 - Muffins with Moms

5/14 - STAAR 3 & 4 Math, 5 Math Retest

5/15 - STAAR 3 & 4 Reading, 5 Reading Retest

5/16 - STAAR 5 Science

5/18 - End of year party/field day

5/21 - Seniors Serve Day

5/22 - 5th grade Talent Show

5/22- 6:30 - Kindergarten Program

5/23 - 8:30 - 1st grade awards; 9:30 - 2nd grade awards

5/24 - 8:30 - 3rd grade awards; 9:30 - 4th grade awards

5/25 - 8:15 - 5th grade Elephant Walk, 8:30 5th grade awards

5/25 - Early Release, Last day of school

5/28 - Memorial Day, Staff & Student Holiday

5/29 - 31 - Professional Development, student holidays

June

6/14 - Last day for office staff

Week of 6/25 - STAAR, 3rd Administration

Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12-19

During Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12-16, students will complete a special project in art class. This project will be used to create a kindness garden in the front of our school. We would like to thank the Home Depot for their generous donation to help us complete our project!

Valentine's Dance, Tuesday, February 13

Our Valentine's dance will be held on Tuesday, February 13 from 3:15 - 4:15 in our cafeteria. The details...


  • At 3:00 an announcement will be made for teachers to walk all ticket holders with their backpacks and dismissal cards to the gym.
  • Students will dance from 3:05-4:10.
  • At 4:10, students will line up by grade level in the cafeteria and be dismissed to the K/1 porch.

Valentine's Day Classroom Parties

Class Valentine parties will be held the afternoon of February 14. Teachers will send home information about valentine cards and party needs in digital newsletters and/or student folders.


Party times:

Kindergarten - 2:15 - 2:45

1st grade - 2:00 - 2:30

2nd grade - 1:30 -2:00

3rd grade - 2:00 - 2:45

4th grade - 1:30 - 2:00

5th grade - 2:00 - 2:45

Spring Testing Dates

Benchmark Testing:


February 20 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

February 21 - 5th grade reading


March 5 - 3rd & 4th grade math

March 6 - 3rd & 4th grade reading

March 7 - 5th grade science


STAAR Testing:


April 10 - 4th grade writing, 5th grade math

April 11 - 5th grade reading


May 14 - 3rd & 4th grade math, 5th grade math retest

May 15 - 3rd & 4th grade reading, 5th grade reading retest

May 16 - 5th grade science

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