Monday, December 11, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

T'is the season of giving. Our student council is organizing two wonderful events of giving over the next two weeks- Dell Children's Donation Drive and Cookies for Courage. Please read below for detailed information on how you can help & participate!  

Celebrations

Computer Science Week: The Hour of Code
Spicewood students participated in various learning activities with coding last week. We are proud to say that this is our 4th year celebrating The Hour of Code, a national movement encouraging learners to explore and experience coding at a young age. Our students had a blast!

Reflection District Awards
We are proud of our students who participated in the Reflections Competition hosted by the Texas PTA. The following students were recognized and received awards at the district level. Congratulations!

Award of Excellence
Claire L. (Intermediate Literature)
Annika S. (Intermediate Musical Composition)
Kaarya G. (Intermediate Visual Arts)
Judith A. (Primary Dance Choreography)
Award of Merit
Garrett H. (Intermediate Film Production)
Claire L. (Intermediate Literature)
Joan A. (Intermediate Photography)
Joan A. (Intermediate Visual Arts)
Enyao Z. (Intermediate Visual Arts)
Judith A. (Primary Photography)
Mihika L. (Primary Literature)

Honorable Mention
Joan A. (Intermediate Dance Choreography)
Archer M. (Primary Musical Composition)
Judith A. (Primary Literature)
Judith A.(Primary Visual Arts)

Participation
Avnit G.(Primary Visual Arts)

Spelling Bee Campus Winner
Congratulations to our Spicewood Scripps Spelling Bee winner, Claire L. in 4th grade who will represent Spicewood at the Regional and National Spelling Bee contests!


IB PYP 101

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

We want all of our students to graduate the program with an established personal set of values (Learner Profile), in turn laying a foundation in which international mindedness will develop and flourish. The transdisciplinary themes allow for an exploration of concepts through multiple perspectives and value of student interests and backgrounds. Additionally, through rich learning experiences and personal inquires, students are able to embody attributes of the learner profile (open-mindedness, caring, reflective, knowledgeable) 

At the beginning of the year, students in 5th grade inquired about beliefs and values in their Who We Are unit. Students were asked to interview their family members. Digging deeper into their past gave our fifth graders an opportunity to analyze the "why" behind their families' beliefs and values, in turn, analyzing their own. Students were able to share stories from their family histories, uncovering different traditions and aspects about their culture and background. This investigation was celebrated with students sharing their findings with their classes, dressing up in traditional cultural clothing, Mother Tongue (first language), and sharing foods with one another.



At the moment, our fourth and kindergartners are both currently in their Where We Are in Place & Time units of inquiry. As students in kindergarten explore the concept of play and how that links people, places, and culture over time, our fourth graders extend student thinking about the concept of migration and how migration changes communities, people, and places. These units lend themselves naturally for students to share their own personal family histories, traditions, and cultures, enriching classroom conversations and deepening student understanding of these concepts.


Students share family histories and traditions with quilt squares, photos, illustrations, and posters.

With such a diverse community and the support of intentional technology integration, our students are able to take a "trip around the world" without even leaving their classrooms! If you haven't already, be sure to take a look around our campus to check out student displays and follow us on Twitter @SpicwoodPYP to see how our classrooms use a global context to support our internationally minded learners! 
 


This Week's News


Dell Children's Hospital Holiday Donation Drive- Thursday, 12/14-Tuesday, 12/19
When we found out that there are many children that will be spending their holiday season in the hospital due to their health condition at Dell Children's Hospital, our students wanted to take ACTION and help those friends. We'll be collecting items that will comfort and entertain the children at the hospital beginning this Thursday, December 14- Tuesday, December 19. Please only send the items that are allowable described as below.

Bins for donations will be placed at the front foyer.  
**Reminder that all items must be brand new due to infection protection**

- Brand new stuffed animals
- Gallon bags with coloring books and crayons
- Gallon bags with word search / teenaged coloring books and crayons
- Winter hats
- Baby toys (must be able to be wiped down)
- Riding toys / push toys
- Board Games
- Toy donations for Christmas with Santa (every child and their sibling that is in the hospital during Christmas gets a present from Santa- they are always looking for toy donations). 

Cookies for Courage on Monday, December 18
Spicewood Student Council is organizing a cookie drive to honor community leaders including firemen, policemen, senior citizens, crossing guards. We will be collecting cookies the morning of Monday, December 18th in front of the library before school and distributing them later that day. Families who would like to participate can send in cookies with their child. 

Parent Volunteers Needed for Cookies for Courage
After school on the 18th, we need some parent volunteers who are able to drive their children to drop of cookies at some of the local volunteer fire departments, memory care center, police departments, sister schools. We will meet outside the library at 3:00 to distribute cookies and divide up the locations. Last year, it took about an hour. Ms. Pelletier and Mrs. Walker will be helping to organize and drop off cookies but per district policy, our teachers cannot drive any students. If you're planning to help, please send an email to Mrs. Walker at anneb_walker@roundrockisd.org or Ms. Pelletier at jeanne_pelletier@roundrockisd.org. 

Principals' Pride
We'll be celebrating growth and achievement of our students next Monday, December 18 (K-2) and Tuesday, December 19 (3rd-5th) at the Principals' Pride Award Ceremonies. If your child is receiving an award, please come join us in the cafeteria as the award begins at 8AM. 


Spicewood Science Fair
The Spicewood Science Fair will be held from January 29 - January 31, 2018. 


Science fair display boards are on sale for $3.00 each through Spicewood PTA. If you would like to purchase a display board please complete the science fair order form on the PTA science fair page. The last day to submit the board orders is December 15th, 2017.

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!

Thursday, December 14- Tuesday, December 19
Dell Children's Hospital Holiday Donation Drive

Monday, December 18
Cookies for Courage Donation

Monday, December 18
8:00AM   K-2 Principals' Pride

Tuesday, December 19
8:00AM   3rd-5th Principals' Pride

Thursday, December 21
Last Day of Semester for Students
Classroom Winter Parties

Tuesday, January 9
Students Return- First Day of Spring Semester

Monday, January 15
No School- Student & Staff Holiday [MLK]

Tuesday, January 16
5th Grade Mustang Express Field Trip to CVMS
5:00-8:00PM   School-wide Spirit Night @ Urban Air

Thursday, January 18
6:00PM   PTA General Meeting #3
Cafeteria

Monday, January 29- Thursday, February 1
Science Fair

Thursday, February 1
Spring Individual & Group Picture Day

Friday, February 2
STEAM Day


Monday, December 4, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

It is hard to believe that we are already in the very last month of the year 2017! We still have a lot of fun and rigorous learning happening every hour of the day here at Spicewood! It's a busy week ahead of us as we celebrate the Hour of Code- Computer Science Week. In addition, this Wednesday many of our students who pre-qualified will be competing at the campus-wide Spelling Bee Competition. Our 3rd grade students will be presenting a music program on Thursday, starting at 6PM in the cafeteria. Our 4th grade students will be heading down to San Antonio on a big field trip of the school year to further explore Texas history they've been learning in class. We hope to see many of you throughout the week. 

Celebrations

Spicewood Hosts IB Roundtable for Texas IB Educators
Spicewood hosted this year's IB Roundtable Professional Development Day for Texas IB educators this past Saturday. More than 130 participants from all over Texas traveled and joined us for a day full of professional development sessions. Big kudos to Mrs. Vance, our IB Coordinator, who secured funding by winning a grant, planned and executed the entire day beautifully so the learning continues amongst educators! 


IB PYP 101

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

The IB encourages students to be inquirers, thinkers, and actively responsible for their own learning. With that said, we explore the design process with our students in a few units of inquiry, Day of Global Design, design challenges in the library, and during our annual STEAM Day. Opportunities like these allow our students to foster an innovative spirit in addition to instilling higher order thinking and questioning.





Our fifth graders are currently working on an exciting project in our atrium space. The students identified that although this space is loved by our community, it lacks information for any visitors to learn about the plants, pond, turtles, and history of this unique space. In order for students to be able to create an interactive and informative place, they first had to do some research and learn more about how museums use interactivity to increase the engagement from its visitors.

With the help of our 5th grade teachers, IB Coordinator, Mrs. Vance, and ITS, Mrs. Haney, students explored museums around the country online, viewed different informative brochures and maps, experienced a few VR tours of historic places around the world, in addition to researching more about museum curators and the thinking that goes behind a museum installation.








We're excited to see how this innovative project unfolds! In the meantime, feel free to explore our Interactive Atrium Project website. We'll be sharing updates on the Spicewood website and Twitter (@SpicewoodPYP).

This Week's News

Picture Retake Day This Wednesday
If your child plans to participate in the retake, please plan accordingly. 

3rd Grade Music Performance
Our 3rd grade students will be performing Thursday night at 6PM in the cafeteria. Please come join us in celebrating their work!

Computer Science Week This Week- The Hour of Code
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Our entire school continues to participate in one of the largest learning events in history - The Hour of Code.  During Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4th-8th, the Hour of Code aims to demystify coding and show that anybody can learn the basics by just coding for one hour during this week. 

Students will have an opportunity to learn or extend their knowledge of programming concepts next week. We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher and volunteer during this week if you can. In addition to coding activities in the classroom, students will have the opportunity to learn more about computer science on the daily announcements, participate in a photo contest with their class, explore programming robots, and much more!

MySchoolBucks Program Fee Increase Effective December 11, 2017
Food Services is passing along information they received about a fee increase for online payments for student lunch fund account.  This increase is from My School Bucks, Food Services does not control the fees charged by the company.  A flyer will go out throughout peachjar, as well as the Food Services website will be updated. Principals were asked to include a notice in our communication to our school communities about the increase. Effective December 11, 2017, the convenience fee for online payments will increase from $1.95 per payment to $2.49 per payment.  If you have questions, please contact My School Bucks at 855-832-5226 or support@myschoolbucks.com

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!


Monday, December 4- Friday, December 8
Computer Science Week- The Hour of Code

Wednesday, December 6
Picture Retake Day

6:30-7:30PM   Campus Spelling Bee Competition
This event is only for those who pre-qualified. 

Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:00PM    3rd Grade Music Concert
Cafeteria

Monday, December 18
8:00AM   K-2 Principals' Pride

Tuesday, December 19
8:00AM   3rd-5th Principals' Pride

Thursday, December 21
Last Day of Semester for Students
Classroom Winter Parties

Tuesday, January 9
Students Return- First Day of Spring Semester

Monday, January 15
No School- Student & Staff Holiday [MLK]

Tuesday, January 16
5th Grade Mustang Express Field Trip to CVMS
5:00-8:00PM   School-wide Spirit Night @ Urban Air

Thursday, January 18
6:00PM   PTA General Meeting #3
Cafeteria

Monday, January 29- Thursday, February 1
Science Fair

Thursday, February 1
Spring Individual & Group Picture Day

Friday, February 2
STEAM Day



Monday, November 27, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

I hope everyone had a restful fall break with loved ones. On behalf of Spicewood staff, I'd like to thank those who graciously provided pies for all of us to enjoy over the break. Everyone felt loved and appreciated greatly. This is the last week for Spicewood T-Shirt & Hoodie Sale. A hard copy of the order form was sent home in your child's Friday Folder. Proceeds raised from the sale will help provide resources to teachers. 

Celebrations

4th Grade Concert
Thanks to all who came out and witnessed a great performance put on by our 4th grade students! Big kudos to our 4th grade students and music teachers for another amazing performance! 

IB PYP 101

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

At the core of the PYP program lies the Learner Profile.
  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
These ten attributes, valued by the IBO, develop an internationally minded person. Walk into any classroom on campus and you'll see Spicewood students using the attributes to analyze characters in stories, reflect on themselves as learners, creating essential agreements for group projects, or setting personal goals. Even Spicewood's vision embodies attributes of the Learner Profile. 

PYP teachers help students develop these attributes by providing the space for students to explore and collaborate with their peers, in addition to personal time to investigate and reflect. Teachers support their students to be knowledgeable thinkers by making student thinking "visible". Teachers document a variety of thinking routines and strategies to scaffold deeper student understanding. Students use graphic organizers, sticky notes, or other strategies to document the development of their thinking. These tools are used by both the teacher and students as knowledge is constructed within the unit of inquiry. 



Benefits of making students' thinking visible?
  • Learning is a consequence of thinking
  • Creates a classroom culture that encourages cooperation and collaboration among peers
  • Instills a sense of curiosity and open mindedness
  • Helps develops students thinking, communication, and social skills
This Week's News


Spicewood T-Shirt & Hoodie Sale
Mrs. Kim is doing another round of T-shirt Sale this year after getting positive responses about last year's staff t-shirt sale. This year we've added hoodies to the option. Adults can have a zip-up hoodie while students can order a pull-down hoodie. Our very own, Mrs. Ashli Framjee, designed the awesome design. The money raised will fund instructional materials, resources and teacher training. Sale ends on Friday, December 1 [Deadline has been changed since the initial flyer was shared]. You can access the Order Form in the Friday Folder. Prices are included on the order form.

Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November- Last Wednesday!
Our PE teachers would like to promote Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November to encourage students to get active while helping to cut down on the number of cars around the school at drop off and pick up times. Please see the official flyer placed in the Friday Folder. 

Computer Science Week- The Hour of Code, December 4-8
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Our entire school continues to participate in one of the largest learning events in history - The Hour of Code.  During Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4th-8th, the Hour of Code aims to demystify coding and show that anybody can learn the basics by just coding for one hour during this week. 

Students will have an opportunity to learn or extend their knowledge of programming concepts next week. We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher and volunteer during this week if you can. In addition to coding activities in the classroom, students will have the opportunity to learn more about computer science on the daily announcements, participate in a photo contest with their class, explore programming robots, and much more!

MySchoolBucks Program Fee Increase Effective December 11, 2017
Food Services is passing along information they received about a fee increase for online payments for student lunch fund account.  This increase is from My School Bucks, Food Services does not control the fees charged by the company.  A flyer will go out throughout peachjar, as well as the Food Services website will be updated. Principals were asked to include a notice in our communication to our school communities about the increase. Effective December 11, 2017, the convenience fee for online payments will increase from $1.95 per payment to $2.49 per payment.  If you have questions, please contact My School Bucks at 855-832-5226 or support@myschoolbucks.com

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!
Friday, December 1
WatchDOGS Friday

Saturday, December 2
FYI 7:00-8:00PM    Spicewood Choirs National Anthem Performance
Cedar Park Center

Monday, December 4- Friday, December 8
Computer Science Week- The Hour of Code

Wednesday, December 6
Picture Retake Day

6:30-7:30PM   Campus Spelling Bee Competition
This event is only for those who pre-qualified. 

Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:00PM    3rd Grade Music Concert
Cafeteria

Monday, December 18
8:00AM   K-2 Principals' Pride

Tuesday, December 19
8:00AM   3rd-5th Principals' Pride

Thursday, December 21
Last Day of Semester for Students

Monday, November 13, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

Big thanks to all the parents, teachers and community members that came out last Friday night and participated in our Auction & Gala. As we head into the week before Fall Break, we still have a couple of big events happening this week. PTA will be hosting a Spirit Night at Moonie's Burgers this Tuesday from 5-8PM. 4th grade teachers, Mrs. Kim, Mrs. Framjee, Mrs. Forsthoffer and Mrs. Money will be in attendance for part of the event. 4th grade students will put on a music performance this Thursday at 6PM in the cafeteria. We invite all to come and join us! 

Celebrations

Spicewood Auction & Gala
Spicewood Auction & Gala was a huge success. We thank everyone who came out and donated. Special thanks to Mrs. Nicole Giannetta for being in charge of such an awesome event that brought the community together. We also appreciate all the parent volunteers who put in countless hours to plan and prepare for the event. Big thanks to teachers that came out to volunteer and support as well. Spicewood is so lucky to have such a supportive community!



Chess Championship 
Three of Spicewood students- Sean T., Duncan G., and Jacob L.- won 3rd place for team in the second grade section at the 21st Annual North/Central Texas Grade Chess Championship. We are so proud!


IB PYP 101

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

The IB PYP 101 section will return after our fall break!

This Week's News


Spicewood T-Shirt & Hoodie Sale
Mrs. Kim is doing another round of T-shirt Sale this year after getting positive responses about last year's staff t-shirt sale. This year we've added hoodies to the option. Adults can have a zip-up hoodie while students can order a pull-down hoodie. Our very own, Mrs. Ashli Framjee, designed the awesome design. The money raised will fund instructional materials, resources and teacher training. Sale ends on Friday, December 1 [Deadline has been changed since the initial flyer was shared]. You can access the Order Form in the Friday Folder. Prices are included on the order form.

Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November!
Our PE teachers would like to promote Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November to encourage students to get active while helping to cut down on the number of cars around the school at drop off and pick up times. Please see the official flyer placed in the Friday Folder. 

Spirit Night at Moonie's Burger House hosted by PTA
PTA is hosting a Spirit Night at Moonie's Burger House on November 14th from 5-8 pm. Let us all Spicewood families come together and enjoy some great food!!  Part of the sales proceeds will be donated to the PTA to do great things at Spicewood for our students!
All 4th grade teachers will be there and the 4th grade class with the highest attendance will get to keep Woody till the next Spirit night!!  Ms. Forsthoffer, Ms. Money, Ms. Framjee and Ms. Kim will also be in attendance for part of the night. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shivani Langer Save at shivanilangersave@gmail.com.

4th Grade Music Concert
4th grade students will be performing a music program this Thursday starting at 6PM in the school cafeteria. They've been working hard to prepare for the program. Please come join us and celebrate their learning!

Sighting of Coyotes in the Neighborhood
If a coyote is seen during the day, engage in hazing, a process that encourages coyotes to avoid contact with people. Information on hazing can be found on the website here.

Gravels on the Playground
Please have a friendly reminder conversation with your child(ren) at home that gravels or rocks on the playground are to stay put on the ground during recess. 

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, November 14

5:00-8:00PM   4th Grade Spirit Night hosted by PTA
Moonie's Burgers

Thursday, November 16
6:00PM   4th Grade Music Concert

Monday, November 20- Friday, November 24
No School- Fall Break

Friday, December 1
WatchDOGS Friday

Saturday, December 2
7:00-8:00PM   Spicewood Choirs National Anthem Performance 
Cedar Park Center

Monday, December 4- Friday, December 8
Computer Science Week

Wednesday, December 6
Picture Retake Day

Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:00PM   3rd Grade Music Program

Monday, December 18
8:00AM   K-2 Principals' Pride

Tuesday, December 19
8:00AM   3rd-5th Principals' Pride

Thursday, December 21
Last Day of Semester for Students

Monday, November 6, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members,

Our fifth grade students had amazing time at the Outdoor School last week and we're so glad they're back with us! This week is our big week of Spicewood Annual Auction & Gala as our PTA puts together the biggest fundraising event of the school year this Friday. This is a community event that brings us all together and I hope to see many of you there this Friday at Balcones Country Club. 

Celebrations

5th Grade Outdoor School
Our 5th grade students spent 3 days in the nature exploring, learning and team building at the Outdoor School in Marble Falls last week. I was able to visit them on Thursday and witness the fun in action! Big kudos to our 5th grade teachers who took their personal time to spend 2 nights away from their own families. Another round of big kudos go to the parents who chaperoned to assist our teachers and students!



IB PYP 101

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


 Action is part of who we are at Spicewood Elementary. It's one of the five essential elements of the PYP program and we've made it a part of our campus vision statement. Each day teachers continue to be mindful of how they are planning and creating intentional learning experiences and environments to inspire students to be "globally minded citizens who take action." If we want our children to make a difference in the world and maintain that global mindset, we need to help them empathize and personalize the action that they take so that they have an action oriented mindset well beyond their time here at Spicewood. 

Our first graders have just concluded their How We Organize ourselves in which they investigated organizations in communities that help those in need. Community speakers such as Meals on Wheels, Austin Pets Alive!, and community helpers were brought in to share more about their organizations and roles within a community. One of their final speakers came from the Joe Lee Johnson (a Round Rock ISD elementary school) food pantry. As the presenter shared about the importance of a food pantry, particularly in that community, students were shocked to hear that students just them them (same age and school district) didn't have access to food at home the same way they were used to. Without giving it a second thought, the students, with facilitation from their teachers, helped them organize a canned food drive here on our campus. Students created boxes for donated items, designed posters and informational videos to inform our school community of their action. 
In about a two week period, the first grade was able to collect well over 150 items to donate the the food pantry. With more donations continuing to come in, the students have decided to keep the canned food drive going throughout the school year in order to continue to support Joe Lee Johnson's food pantry supply. 

Ways you and your family can take action?
  • Have a conversation with your child about action. Encourage your children to understand that the way they act really does affect the way others feel. They can make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Drop off canned good items to the first grade (they are also accepting good like mac & cheese, PB&J)
  • Donate to or sponsor the Joe Lee Johnson food pantry directly. You can contact Kirsten_PrudHomme@roundrockisd.org or Carly_barnes@roundrockisd.org 
  • Continue to be inspired by other kids' action

This Week's News


Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November!
Our PE teachers would like to promote Walk or Bike on Wednesday in November to encourage students to get active while helping to cut down on the number of cars around the school at drop off and pick up times. Please see the official flyer placed in the Friday Folder. 

Spicewood PTA Gala & Auction
We look forward to having you join us at the Gala on Friday, November 10th! 
Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors: Dr. Greg Edson, DDS, Top-Notch Renovations, Dr. Leo Toupin, Powerhouse Pools, Moonies Burgers, and Caffe Yolly! A special thanks to our local bakeries: Eddi's Chocolates and Ambrosia by Mili Rios for the delicious donations!

PTA Parent Survey
PTA wants your input on how to spend the proceeds from Adventure Dash and Auction and how best to communicate with parents! Please complete this survey by Wednesday, Nov. 8th. Thank you for your participation!

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!

Friday, November 10
Annual Spicewood Auction

Tuesday, November 14
5:00-8:00PM   4th Grade Spirit Night hosted by PTA
Moonie's Burgers

Thursday, November 16
6:00PM   4th Grade Music Concert

Monday, November 20- Friday, November 24
No School- Fall Break

Friday, December 1
WatchDOGS Friday

Saturday, December 2
7:00-8:00PM   Spicewood Choirs National Anthem Performance 
Cedar Park Center

Monday, December 4- Friday, December 8
Computer Science Week

Wednesday, December 6
Picture Retake Day

Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:00PM   3rd Grade Music Program

Monday, December 18
8:00AM   K-2 Principals' Pride

Tuesday, December 19
8:00AM   3rd-5th Principals' Pride

Thursday, December 21
Last Day of Semester for Students