Marcus Mustangs Weekly Newsletter

May 2, 2016



  • 5/2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/3 STAAR training grades 3-5
  • PreK-2 Milk Museum
  • 5/5 Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/9-11 STAAR testing (Monday 3-4th Math & 5th retesters, Tuesday 3-4th Reading & 5th retesters, Wednesday 5th Science)
  • 5/10 PTA Pre-K performance
  • 5/12 Junior Achievement Day
  • 5/16 Field Day K-2
  • 5/17 Field Day 3-5
  • 5/18-25 K-5 ACP
  • 5/18 3-4th gd scores come in
  • 5/26 Career Day/Higher ED day
  • 5/27 Talent Show (see Ms. Munsie)
  • 5/31 Re-tester scores come in


  • 6/2 End of the 6th six weeks
  • 6/2 Last day of school for students
  • 6/2 Fifth gd ceremony (other grades will be inputted soon)
  • 6/3 Teacher Staff Development day, Last Day for teachers
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To our Parent Liason...

Ms. Lara, she worked extra hard to make sure that we have a memorable teacher appreciation week. Thank you Ms. Lara

Save the date PreK-5

Monday, May 2nd, 8:30am

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

The traveling Milk Museum will be here to teach us about Milk. Event is for PreK-5th grade. See Ms. Gray for more details. Thank you Ms. Gray for organizing it.
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Little Kids Rock Concert

Tuesday, May 10th, 6pm

2911 Northaven Road

Dallas, TX

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see our own HM rockers. Mr. Solis will be leading our students in a Little Kids Rock Concert that will be hosted here at Herbert Marcus. Lets show our support and plan to be here for this awesome concert.

Key Dates...

Key Dates

· May 13—Last day to input SLO

· May 20—DTR snapshots released to teachers

· May 10-25—TEI Roster Verification Due on MyData Portal

· June 2—Last day to conduct spot observations

Balanced Literacy Cadre

3rd-5th Reading Teachers:

If you are a third, fourth, or fifth grade teacher and are attending the district's Balanced Literacy Cadre at the Buckner Building from 2 - 5 PM, the dates are below.

  • May 28th

  • June 1st

Thank you for being a part of a team that helps the school increase student achievement and as an extra bonus you are enhancing your teaching craft. We look forward to hearing all about the training and sharing these best practices with the rest of the Staff.

Marcus' Mustangs Spirit Song

Praise to Marcus Elementary

Blue and White we strive for Success

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Marcus is where we learn good Character

Skills to build our future bright

Memories here will live eternally

Friendship, Learning, Mustang Pride

Herbert Marcus Elementary


To be an educational exemplar, whose priority is to provide high quality instruction, increase student academic achievement, and develop our students holistically.


To foster a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school, where the staff works collaboratively with the community to develop confident, responsible students who are well prepared for the future, to ensure that our students achieve their highest academic potential and are college and career ready.

Core Beliefs:

Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.

Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic achievement.

There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.

At risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at-risk students with our help using a Response to Intervention process.

Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a caring classroom.