Monday, May 21, 2018

Updates from Leadership

Dear families and community members, 

We look forward to our Student Led Conferences to be held Tuesday of this week! This is an exciting celebration of your child's learning, providing our PYP students an opportunity to showcase their learning and growth this school year. Students will be sharing their portfolios, personal inquiries and other artifacts with their families. We hope you won't miss this event! Please refer to the Student Led Conferences invitation and your child's classroom teacher for specifics of the day.   

Celebrations

Teacher Appreciate Week: Canned Food Drive for Joe Lee Johnson
Thank you for your generous donations to the Joe Lee Johnson food pantry. We were able to stick their selves full of canned goods to be given to students' families in need. Thank you to Bea Gunz, for coordinating this donation!



Field Day
Students splashed, played games and enjoyed some fun in the sun last Friday thanks for our amazing
coaches, Coach Robertson, Coach Berry and Coach Marshall. Thank you to all of our volunteers for
supporting this event. We couldn't make is work without you!




IB PYP 101

This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.

Ms. Vance will return with our IB PYP 101 section will next week-- we'll be sharing our Atrium
Innovation project we've been working on this year!
This Week's News

Last Day of School Reminder
A reminder that our last day of school will be Tuesday, May 29th. We are excited to celebrate this day
with all of our students! Take a look below at what each of our grade levels will be doing to make this day
meaningful as we close out the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Kindergarten: Snow cones and bubbles party! We'll be heading outdoors to enjoy some sun, blow some bubbles, hula hoop and eat Sno-Cones!!
  • 1st grade: Start the morning off with a "beach read" outdoors. We'll also enjoy a classroom popcorn party & a movie before staying goodbye to our "firsties".
  • 2nd grade: Breakfast party followed by some fun classroom activity rotations and an afternoon movie.
  • 3rd grade: 3rd grade will have a beach theme filled day with Kona ice sno-cones, a movie and yearbook signing to wish. We're looking forward to a fun day saying goodbye to our 3rd grade friends!
  • 4th grade: We have a fun filled day visiting some of our 4th graders favorite outdoor spaces (Teaching Garden, track, and the playground) to play games and enjoy some Popsicle on a warm May day. To cool off in the afternoon, we'll be heading inside to sign yearbooks and watch the movie, Coco.
  • 5th grade: Come say good bye to your 5th grade friends with classroom parties, signing yearbooks and lots of outside time playing games!


Atrium Closed
As we put our finishing touches on our Innovative Grant Atrium Project, we will be closed to visitors and students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during our lunch time hours.

Updates from the Nurse Please Pick-up Medications Before May 29th
Please pick up your student's medication(s) in the SWE Nurse's Office. All medications must be picked up BEFORE May 29thNo medications will be sent home with students per RRISD policy. Also, no medications can be stored over the summer in the nurses office. Remember to have your child’s Physician fill out appropriate paper work before the start of school if they require medication during the school year. Please contact the nurse Sam with any questions at 512-428-3607.

Service Project: School Supplies for Kenya
This week we'll start collecting gently used school supplies for our school supply drive for Kenya. We hope you consider supporting such a great cause! If you have any questions, please contact Ishan, a junior at Westwood. He is very passionate about his project and hopes that our IB community will support this project. 



Order Your School Supplies TodaySchool
To order school supplies for 2018/2019 school year
1. Go to Educational Products Inc. wesbite
2. Enter school ID: SPI001
3. Keep your online email confirmation of your receipt (You may need to check your junk folder for
an email receipt, if you DON'T get an email, you didn't place your order)
School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. You only have
until June 16th, 2018 to place your order, so don't wait!! For questions, please email Kristy Pilon.



Supplies for Canyon Vista
Save time and order your school supplies online. The list has been teacher approved and each supply pack will be delivered directly to the school for pickup during Student Days in August. We will only do online orders for school supplies. We will not sell school supply packs during Student Days.
  • The school code is CAN001
  • Order online now through July 14.
  • Questions? Contact Staci Vagner - srvagner@yahoo.com
For those who prefer to do their own supply shopping, the school supply lists can be found on the CVMS homepage, under the tab for School Supplies.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Monday, May 21
Principal's Pride K-2, 8AM in cafeteria
Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 in Library

Tuesday, May 22
Principal's Pride 3-5, 8AM in cafeteria
K-4- Please see invitation for times Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May, 24
8:00-9:00 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 28
No School- Memorial Holiday

Tuesday, May 29
Last Day of School-- class parties 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Updates from Leadership

Dear families and community members, 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, our 3rd-5th grade students will be outpouring what they have learned and mastered on the State Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be assessed in the area of Reading and Math, while 5th grade students will be assessed in Science. If you are a parent of a student who will be testing, please encourage them by saying they are ready to show their knowledge on the assessment and that they'll do great! Without a doubt, I would like them to perform successfully on the state assessments; however, their well-being and healthy emotional state of mind is much more important to us. STAAR is only a portion of how student performance is measured. It is an assessment, not at all a measure of a student as a whole. Again, Spicewood WILL NOT shut down the campus to visitors. Spicewood will operate as usual. Students may have altered lunch schedules for the two testing days so please check with your child's teacher, if you're interested in eating lunch with her/him.

Celebrations

Art Gallery Night
We enjoyed seeing our student artwork fill the hallways last Thursday evening! Students and their
families celebrated creativity by showing off their artwork, writing letters to their favorite artists
and creating unique inspirational art pieces to be shared with children at Dell Children's Hospital.


IB PYP 101

This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.

At Spicewood Elementary, we strive to provide students with opportunities to choose, to act,
to decide on their actions and to reflect on these actions in order to make a difference – all of
which are an integral part of the PYP. The actions students take in the elementary school will look
different at each grade level and may require appropriate adult support in making choices and
facilitating students’ efforts. At last week's Art Gallery Night, we invited our students and their families to take action by sending some love and encouragement to kids who have to spend time in the hospital. Students and parents created inspirational " joy bots" filled with messages to help bring a bit more joy to someone who may need it.


We loved seeing our collection jars FILLED to the brim with inspiring words of optimism, silly monster faces or images to promote smiles to those who receive them. We set a goal of 500 Joy Bots and managed to beat our goal by an additional 170 bots, making a total of 670 bots ready to spread JOY! Thank you to our art teachers,Ms. Raybourn and Ms. Deb, for a creatively ACTION oriented evening!
How can YOU take ACTION?:


This Week's News

Spicewood Teaching Garden
We love that our community LOVES our Teaching Garden and spends after school enjoying the outdoor
space. With our spring planting almost ready to harvest, we kindly ask that while visiting the vegetables
are left alone so they can grow to their fullest! Thanks in advance!

Atrium Closed
As we put our finishing touches on our Innovative Grant Atrium Project, we will be closing our atrium
for a few weeks to visitors and students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause during our
lunch time hours. The atrium will reopen on Monday, May 21st. Thank you for your flexibility!

Updates from the Nurse According to RRISD policy, the nurse is unable able to conduct mass lice screenings. These screenings take away valuable class time, in addition to the nurse's ability to address the needs of other students. If the teacher notices excessive head scratching the student can be sent to the clinic for a head check. We kindly request that parents check their own child's head on a routine basis, however, a parent may call and request a head check for their child. To prevent unnecessary abuse of lice medication, the CDC and AAP recommends that only the parents of children with live lice be notified. However, it is RRISD protocol that a letter will be sent home if someone in a classroom has live lice. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Spicewood Volunteer Breakfast
All of our hard working and dedicated volunteers please join us for our volunteer breakfast on Monday, May 21st at 8:30 in the library. We want to celebrate and show you our thanks for making Spicewood so GREAT!

Service Project: School Supplies for Kenya
In their efforts to minimize waste at the end of the school year, a student from Westwood High School is collecting gently used school supplies to provide materials for schools in Kenya. If you're interested in participating, please fill out the following form. We hope you consider supporting such a great cause! If you have any questions, please contact Ishan, a junior at Westwood. He is very passionate about his project and hopes that our IB community will support this project. 

Last two Program Coordinator vacancies in Spicewood PTA's Educational Clubs: Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that have stepped up to fill most of the open positions
on the PTA board for 2018-2019. We only have a few chair positions left to fill now! To toss your
hat in the ring for a Program Coordinator position, please sign up at this link.
Reflections: The Reflections program is an annual nationally sponsored PTA program that
welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. We have run a very
successful and exciting Reflections program at Spicewood for years now! This Chair's role
would include coordinating this competition, including initial judging, delivering work to panel of
judges, preparing displays, publicity and awards assembly.
Geography Bee: Spicewood is proud to bring Geography Bee to our 4th and 5th graders!
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students'
curiosity about the geography of the world. This chair, would ideally be a parent of an incoming
4th or 5th grader, who would work with a few other parent volunteers to conduct some fun geography
learning sessions for participating kids.

Order Your School Supplies TodaySchool
To order school supplies for 2018/2019 school year
1. Go to Educational Products Inc. wesbite
2. Enter school ID: SPI001
3. Keep your online email confirmation of your receipt (You may need to check your junk folder for
an email receipt, if you DON'T get an email, you didn't place your order)
School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. You only have
until June 16th, 2018 to place your order, so don't wait!! For questions, please email Kristy Pilon.

Supplies for Canyon Vista
Save time and order your school supplies online. The list has been teacher approved and each supply pack will be delivered directly to the school for pickup during Student Days in August. We will only do online orders for school supplies. We will not sell school supply packs during Student Days.
  • The school code is CAN001
  • Order online now through July 14.
  • Questions? Contact Staci Vagner - srvagner@yahoo.com
For those who prefer to do their own supply shopping, the school supply lists can be found on the CVMS homepage, under the tab for School Supplies.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Monday, May 14
3rd grade Math STAAR
4th grade Math STARR

Tuesday, May 15
3rd grade Reading STAAR
4th grade Reading STARR

Wednesday, May 16
5th grade Science STAAR

Friday, May 18
Field Day

Monday, May 21
Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 in Library

Tuesday, May 22
K-4- Please see invitation for times Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May, 24
8:00-9:00 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 28
No School- Memorial Holiday

Tuesday, May 29
Last Day of School-- class parties 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Updates from Leadership

Dear families and community members, 

Join us this Thursday, May 10th from 6-8PM for Family Art Night & our last PTA general meeting! The PTA meeting will take place in cafeteria promptly at 6:00pm. Following the PTA meeting, families are invited to view their child's artwork (each child will have two pieces of artwork on display), make artwork in the library, and write a fan letter to their favorite artist! Ms. Deb and Ms. Raybourn are looking forward to sharing all of our students' work with our community.

Celebrations

Spicewood's Division 3 Math Pentathlon Results
Vincent, from Spicewood's Division 3 Math Pentathlon team, participated in the Austin area tournament last Saturday, April 28. His hard work all year paid off with a gold medal. Congratulations!


IB PYP 101

This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.

We were excited to celebrate the culminating event with our 5th graders last week during their exhibition. The students were passionate and excited about taking action for real world issues like ocean pollution, freedom and equality around the world, homelessness, and bullying. Students shared their research, creative expression, in addition to ways that people can take action towards these issues. We always love this event in the spring that showcases the students personal inquiries, talents and time here at Spicewood Elementary. Thank you to our community and visitors for attending this special day!


This Week's News


Teachers Appreciation Week Next Week!

  • Monday May 7 - Wake up your Monday from around the world - Bring your favorite Keurig pod (coffee, tea, chai) to replenish the teacher's lounge.
  • Tuesday May 8 - Bloom your teacher's day - Bring one flower and we will fix a flower arrangement for each employee
  • Wednesday May 9 - Diversify the classroom bookshelf, bring a book about another country, in a different language, from a different culture or about geography. PTA will provide French croissants and pastries for all the school staff members, at the teacher's lounge starting at 7 am.
  • Thursday May 10 - Let's help replenish the Joe Lee Johnson school food bank - Bring a can of food and we will deliver them to food pantry. We are so fortunate to have our teachers, PTA will provide Korean/Chinese lunch from Jenna's.
  • Friday May 11 - Write a sticky note to thank your teacher - be a risk taker and write it in a different language.PTA will provide breakfast Tacos for all the school staff members at the teacher's lounge starting at 7 am.

Spicewood Volunteer Breakfast
All of our hard working and dedicated volunteers please join us for our volunteer breakfast on Monday, May 21st at 8:30 in the library. We want to celebrate and show you our thanks for making Spicewood so GREAT!

Service Project: School Supplies for Kenya
In their efforts to minimize waste at the end of the school year, a student from Westwood High School is collecting gently used school supplies to provide materials for schools in Kenya. If you're interested in participating, please fill out the following form. We hope you consider supporting such a great cause! If you have any questions, please contact Ishan, a junior at Westwood. He is very passionate about his project and hopes that our IB community will support this project. 

5th Grade Promotion News
All items (Fee, RSVP, Waiver Form, Toddler Photo) are due on May 7.  To learn more, please visit the 5th Grade Promotion Events page on the PTA website.

Last two Program Coordinator vacancies in Spicewood PTA's Educational Clubs: Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that have stepped up to fill most of the open positions
on the PTA board for 2018-2019. We only have a few chair positions left to fill now! To toss your
hat in the ring for a Program Coordinator position, please sign up at this link.
Reflections: The Reflections program is an annual nationally sponsored PTA program that
welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. We have run a very
successful and exciting Reflections program at Spicewood for years now! This Chair's role
would include coordinating this competition, including initial judging, delivering work to panel of
judges, preparing displays, publicity and awards assembly.
Geography Bee: Spicewood is proud to bring Geography Bee to our 4th and 5th graders!
The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students'
curiosity about the geography of the world. This chair, would ideally be a parent of an incoming
4th or 5th grader, who would work with a few other parent volunteers to conduct some fun geography
learning sessions for participating kids.

Order Your School Supplies Today
To order school supplies for 2018/2019 school year
1. Go to Educational Products Inc. wesbite
2. Enter school ID: SPI001
3. Keep your online email confirmation of your receipt (You may need to check your junk folder for
an email receipt, if you DON'T get an email, you didn't place your order)
School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. You only have
until June 16th, 2018 to place your order, so don't wait!! For questions, please email Kristy Pilon.


Art Volunteers in the Classroom
A big thank you to all of the wonderful parent volunteers who made the Art Volunteers in the Classroom program a success again this year! AVIC is an national PTA art enrichment program where parents are able to volunteer in a teaching role and present an artist to their child's class. It's a great way to get to know the kiddos at our school and we have presentations already prepared for each artist! Super easy and fun! If you are interested in participating in the program next year, please contact me and I will add you to our email list for next year's presentations!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

May 7-11
Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 9
National Nurse's Day
Kinder Round Up Event: Snack & Story Time @ 12:45

Thursday, May 10
6:00 - 8:00pm Family Gallery Night + Last PTA General Meeting
Kinder Round Up Event: Snack & Story Time @ 12:45

Monday, May 14
3rd grade Math STAAR
4th grade Math STARR

Tuesday, May 15
3rd grade Reading STAAR
4th grade Reading STARR

Wednesday, May 16
5th grade Science STAAR

Friday, May 18
Field Day

Monday, May 21
Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 in Library

Tuesday, May 22
K-4- Please see invitation for times Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May, 24
8:00-9:00 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 28
No School- Memorial Holiday

Tuesday, May 29
Last Day of School-- class parties 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Updates from Leadership

Dear families and community members, 

Come and join us for our last spirit night of the school year will be held at Phil's Icehouse and Amy's Ice Cream this Tuesday, May 1st! This is an ALL DAY spirit night, so remember to mention Spicewood at both checkouts and part of the sales proceeds will go back to our PTA. All of the Kindergarten teachers and some staff will be there for at least part of the night. Thank you for your support!

Celebrations

Math Pentathlon
We had 15 students from Spicewood's Division 2 Math Pentathlon team participate in the Austin area tournament last Saturday, April 21. We are so proud of their hard work all year. Special congratulations to Reett, Aanya, Joan and Murtaza for receiving bronze medals!





IB PYP 101

This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.

This Friday our 5th graders will be celebrating their time in the PYP program with our 2018 PYP Exhibition. On this day, students will be sharing their personal inquiry projects as well as their student portfolios that highlight their time in the IB program here at Spicewood Elementary. Please join us between 8:30-10:00 and see how our students are using "creative expression to inspire people to take action". 




This Week's News


Spicewood Volunteer Breakfast
All of our hard working and dedicated volunteers please join us for our volunteer breakfast on Monday, May 21st at 8:30 in the library. We want to celebrate and show you our thanks for making Spicewood so GREAT!

Spicewood Kindergarten Round-Up Event: Snack and Story Time
If you have an incoming 2018-2019 kindergartner, please join us for our next Round-Up event! Come enjoy milk and cookies in the cafeteria, then head to the library for a story from our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Laura Reeb. This event is a great way for your child to get a feel for how things work in the cafeteria. The price for cookies is .75 and a carton of milk is .60, for a total of $1.35. YOU MUST BRING EXACT CHANGE! The cafeteria staff is not stocked with extra change since most students pay for their lunches using My School Bucks accounts. If you prefer not to make a snack purchase, please feel free to bring your own snack from home. 

For your convenience, you and your child may attend this event on either Wednesday, May 9, or Thursday, May 10, from 12:45-1:45 pm. The itinerary is the same for both days, so pick the day that best fits your schedule. We will meet in the cafeteria at 12:45 for milk and cookies. At 1:15, we will head to the library, where Mrs. Reeb will read a story and answer questions about the library. To RSVP for this event, please visit the Spicewood Kinder Round-Up page.


Service Project: School Supplies for Kenya
In their efforts to minimize waste at the end of the school year, a student from Westwood High School is collecting gently used school supplies to provide materials for schools in Kenya. If you're interested in participating, please fill out the following form. We hope you consider supporting such a great cause! If you have any questions, please contact Ishan, a junior at Westwood. He is very passionate about his project and hopes that our IB community will support this project. 


5th Grade Parents!

The end of the school year is fast approaching and your 5th Grade Promotion Committee is working hard to make this a memorable milestone for our 5th graders! The 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Please visit the 5th Grade Promotion Page for more information about key deadline dates, sponsorship, event news, and activities that will support the 2017-2018 ceremony and celebration.

Join the Spicewood PTA Board Spicewood PTA is now filling positions for next year's PTA Board and encourages you to consider
joining the team by signing up at this link.

Spicewood's PTA runs a variety of programs that enrich our students lives and empower them with skills, all while building a sense of community within the school. Of course, these programs are only possible as long as we have volunteers to spearhead them, so if you (or someone that you know) are interested in a position, please feel free to chat with our current officers to see if you might enjoy filling one of these roles. Several coordinator positions are waiting to be filled (such as STEAM Day, Reflections, Environmental Awareness and Spicewood Teaching Garden), and some are even brand new positions (like Parent Night, Back to School and Correspondence Secretary), so you can shape those according to your vision! Spicewood couldn't have a successful PTA without you!  



Please take a moment to join Spicewood PTA!
Your voice benefits your kids and your school! Joining doesn't mean you have to volunteer, it is simply a way to stay connected and help support many of the fun and educational programs and activities at Spicewood. In an effort to go paperless this year, please sign up through http://www.joinpta.org/. It only takes a minute! Anyone is welcome to join PTA - parents, grandparents, neighbors, etc. Thank you for your continued support! 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Tuesday, May 1
5:00-8:00PM Kindergarten Spirit Night @ Phil's Icehouse

Friday, May 4
5th Grade PYP Exhibition Day 8:30-10:00AM
5th Grade Student Led Conferences
RRISD STEM Fest @ Prete Plaza, Downtown Round Rock 

May 7-11
Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 9
National Nurse's Day

Thursday, May 10
6:00 - 8:00pm Family Gallery Night

Monday, May 14
3rd grade Math STAAR
4th grade Math STARR

Tuesday, May 15
3rd grade Reading STAAR
4th grade Reading STARR

Wednesday, May 16
5th grade Science STAAR

Friday, May 18
Field Day

Monday, May 21

Volunteer Breakfast 8:30 in Library

Tuesday, May 22
K-4- Please see invitation for times Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May, 24
8:00-9:00 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 28

No School- Memorial Holiday

Tuesday, May 29
Last Day of School-- class parties 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Updates from Leadership

Dear families and community members, 

We hope you all enjoyed our annual PTA sponsored Spring Carnival last Friday! Our students and families enjoyed all of the carnival games and new additions PTA planned for this event. Thank you for all of our volunteers to help make this fun afternoon possible!

Celebrations

Kindergarten Moosical!
The Barnyard Moosical music program was connected to one of the IB Transdisciplinary Themes, How We Express Ourselves. In music class in and their classrooms, kindergarten students focused on the central idea that people share and enjoy fiction and nonfiction in a variety of ways. The students had a fun time telling a story with music!



Teaching Garden Work Day
Thank you to all of our families for coming out to support our school's Teaching Garden. Organized by our PTA Garden Committee, families weeded, added gravel, planted new vegetables and plants to several beds, and mulched. Our garden looks as beautiful as ever thanks to your generous time and efforts!

IB PYP 101

This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.

As a PYP school, we place student driven action and agency at the forefront to learning so what better way than to have our very own 5th graders design the invitation to their Exhibition!

Congratulations to our winner and our risk-taking 5th graders who entered the contest. With over twenty different entries ranging from photo collages to watercolor productions, it made deciding on a winner a challenging task! All entries will be displayed on Exhibition day, Friday, May 4th. We’re looking forward to seeing where our student inquires let them and invite you to attend this very special day for our 5th grade PYP students!





This Week's News


Procedures for Student Drop Off After 8AM
We have notices an increase in the number of students being dropped off in the morning and walking
into school without a parent signing them in. Just a reminder that parents are required to escort
students into the building and sign them in at the front office if they arrive after 8AM. Thank you for
helping us ensure the safety of all students.

Optional Parent Input Form Due April 27 [No Late Forms Accepted]
Optional Parent Input Form has been placed in the electronic Friday Folder. We ask that all parents respect the expertise of our staff and leadership and not request a specific teacher for your child. To briefly explain how class lists are made, we first begin with grade level team teachers getting together and placing them in groups for next school year as they know their students and their needs best. Then we come together at a faculty meeting and we go through a refining process again vertically. Leadership then refines the lists several times over the summer based on student services, needs and teachers' certifications/specialties to best serve all of our 820 students. The form is due Friday, April 27 to your child's teacher or the front office. No late forms will be accepted as the process begins the first week of May.

5th Grade Parents!

The end of the school year is fast approaching and your 5th Grade Promotion Committee is working hard to make this a memorable milestone for our 5th graders! The 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Please visit the 5th Grade Promotion Page for more information about key deadline dates, sponsorship, event news, and activities that will support the 2017-2018 ceremony and celebration.

Join the Spicewood PTA Board Spicewood PTA is now filling positions for next year's PTA Board and encourages you to consider
joining the team by signing up at this link.

Spicewood's PTA runs a variety of programs that enrich our students lives and empower them with skills, all while building a sense of community within the school. Of course, these programs are only possible as long as we have volunteers to spearhead them, so if you (or someone that you know) are interested in a position, please feel free to chat with our current officers to see if you might enjoy filling one of these roles. Several coordinator positions are waiting to be filled (such as STEAM Day, Reflections, Environmental Awareness and Spicewood Teaching Garden), and some are even brand new positions (like Parent Night, Back to School and Correspondence Secretary), so you can shape those according to your vision! Spicewood couldn't have a successful PTA without you!  



Please take a moment to join Spicewood PTA!
Your voice benefits your kids and your school! Joining doesn't mean you have to volunteer, it is simply a way to stay connected and help support many of the fun and educational programs and activities at Spicewood. In an effort to go paperless this year, please sign up through http://www.joinpta.org/. It only takes a minute! Anyone is welcome to join PTA - parents, grandparents, neighbors, etc. Thank you for your continued support! 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


Tuesday, May 1
5:00-8:00PM Kindergarten Spirit Night @ Phil's Icehouse

Friday, May 4
5th Grade PYP Exhibition Day
5th Grade Student Led Conferences
RRISD STEM Fest @ Prete Plaza, Downtown Round Rock 

May 7-11
Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 9
National Nurse's Day

Thursday, May 10
6:00 - 8:00pm Family Gallery Night

Monday, May 14
3rd grade Math STAAR
4th grade Math STARR

Tuesday, May 15
3rd grade Reading STAAR
4th grade Reading STARR

Wednesday, May 16
5th grade Science STAAR

Friday, May 18
Field Day

Tuesday, May 22
K-4- Please see invitation for times Student Led Conferences

Thursday, May, 24
8:00-9:00 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 28

No School- Memorial Holiday

Tuesday, May 29
Last Day of School-- class parties