Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

School is cancelled today due to inclement weather conditions. Please keep warm and stay safe. Parents, guardians, staff and community members are encouraged to visit www.roundrockisd.org, the RRISD Twitter account @RoundRockISD or Facebook.com/RRISD for updates and additional information. The district may communicate directly through voice messaging, when necessary, to parents, staff and community members registered to receive messaging if any significant additional changes occur.

Celebrations

Spicewood Students at First LEGO Robotics Competition
Proud Spicewood Panthers had a great day at the First LEGO League Robotics Competition last Saturday. We had 2 school sponsored teams- ROBOPanthers & The Missing Piece- and 1 parent sponsored team- Loopy Loony Lego Leaguers- at the competition. Loopy Loony Lego Leaguers placed first in the Robot competition and second place overall. They will proceed to the next level of regional competition. We're proud of all of our Panthers who prepared for weeks leading up to the competition and participated last Saturday! BIG thanks to our teacher sponsors, Mrs. Haney and Mrs. Vance, who have been leading the teams twice a week after school and dedicating the whole day last Saturday away from their own families to support and lead our students! 



IB PYP 101

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

What is an internationally minded person?

As students inquire into the transdisciplinary theme, Who We Are, each year, they are provided with an opportunity to further investigate and explore "... the nature of self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human." We recognize and appreciate that students who come into the PYP program here at Spicewood come from various backgrounds and a wealth of experiences. We value the diversity of our community and celebrate it throughout our classrooms and hallways as students make connections to the concepts they are learning in their classroom sparked by learning experiences as well as other enrichment opportunities that support the PYP curriculum framework.

Every spring, our PTA sponsors a community event called, One World, One Night, a unique event that transforms our cafeteria into a celebration of cultures from around the world. Visitors take a "trip around the world" and sample ethnic foods, play traditional games and crafts, and learn more about different cultures from around the world from members from our very own community. Last spring the event featured Philippines, France, India, Mexico, Peru, Italy, China, Ethiopia, Bahamas, Korea, Venezuela, Panama, Colombia and Israel. 




Whether you are interested in sharing more about your own culture or would like to attend, we invite you to set your calendars for Tuesday, February 27th to take this "trip around the world" with us! With International Mother Language Day next month, this event could not be more timely. We look forward to learning more about different cultures found right here at Spicewood!

This annual event would not be possibly without the participation of our community. If you are interested in contributing to this event, please contact spicewoodoneworldonenight@gmail.com to be added to our list of countries. 


This Week's News


No School Today & All School Related Activities Cancelled
There will be no school today due to inclement weather conditions. 5th Grade Mustang Express will be rescheduled in near future. Spirit Night at Urban Air is also cancelled this evening. 

School Report Card is Available
Please use the RRISD Performance Indicators link and click on Spicewood Elementary to view the following:
      State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Spicewood Elementary. This report is
         required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The
         report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas
         Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student
         enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.
      Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), a more complete report about
         Spicewood Elementary.

Additionally, by using the link above and clicking on “District Performance Reporting

Resources,” you will find the “2016–17 School Report Card Definitions.” Spicewood
Elementary report cards may or may not have all the information described here depending on whether the school is an elementary, middle, or high school.

State law requires that the school report card display information about the state, district, and school. Where possible, the information must be reported by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the students and must include at least two years of results.

Science Fair 
Science Fair is coming up soon (January 29- February 1), which means it's time to get those projects registered! 4th and 5th graders will be completing their Science Fair registrations in class as their projects are required. 

Kindergarten-3rd grade students who wish to participate in Science Fair must complete an online Science Fair Registration before January 26. No late entries will be accepted.
Any students who participate in Science Fair must bring their display boards to school to their classes on the morning of January 29. 

Science fair viewing will take place on Wednesday, Jan 31. Viewing times are:
4th grade - 5pm-6pm
5th grade - 6pm-7pm
K-3 - 5pm-7pm 

Science Fair Volunteers Needed
We will need a few volunteers to make Science Fair a success. Here are some of the opportunities:
Monday 1/29: Help set up the library for projects and/or escort grades K-3 students from their classrooms for judging
Tuesday 1/30: Escort grades 4-5 students for judging
Wednesday 1/31: Escort grades 4-5 students for judging and/or put ribbons on projects after judging is complete.
Thursday 2/1 at noon: Help put the library back in order

Please sign up to volunteer at the Science Fair!

Westwood HS is Celebrating Career Tech Education Month on February 1
Parents and Staff from the WHS feeder schools are invited for a "Reverse Shadow" tour on Thursday, 2-1-2018 (10:30-11:50 am).  The community will walk the campus with an emphasis on the various Career Technical Education programs available at our school. 

Pre-registration is recommended! This allows us plan for enough tour guide volunteers and to ensure touring groups are of reasonable size. 
COMPLETE THIS FORM!  https://goo.gl/forms/nbpwaJJiHfBLXsF23

Contact WHS CTE Specialist, Lucy Sanchez, at 512.464.4191 or lucy_sanchez@roundrockisd.org with any questions. 

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, January 16
No School Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
All School Related Activities Cancelled

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, February 5- Friday, February 9
National School Counselor's Week

Tuesday, February 6
5:00-8:00PM   2nd Grade Spirit Night at Jason's Deli

Thursday, February 8
6:00PM   1st Grade Music Concert

Thursday, February 22
6:00PM   PTA General Meeting #4
Library

Tuesday, February 27
5:30-7:30PM   One World, One Night 

Thursday, March 1
6:00PM   2nd Grade Music Concert

Saturday, March 3
FYI: Explore UT

Tuesday, March 6
5:00-8:00PM   1st Grade Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza
6:00PM   5th Grade MUSTANG ORIENTATION 6:00 pm, CVMS Gym
Parents and current 5th grade students are invited to an informative evening regarding becoming a middle school, Mustang family. 

Monday, March 12- Friday, March 16
Spring Break



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

Happy New Year to all our students, families, teachers and community members! I hope everyone had a restful and cheerful holiday season with their loved ones. Spicewood is ready to have our fabulous students back to fill our halls and classrooms! 

Celebrations

Spicewood PTA brings Kagan for Teacher Training: Collaborative Learning Day 2 
As part of our annual auction proceeds PTA funded day 2 of Kagan Cooperative Learning professional development. This training provides our teachers with additional training in strategies that promote more student engagement and collaboration in the classroom. Cooperative learning is a powerful and intrinsically motivating tool that helps students improve their social, listening, leadership, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. Kagan structures are engaging and designed so there is equal participation and accountability. Thank you PTA for funding this for our teachers, and ultimately our students!


IB PYP 101

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

 IB PYP 101 section will return next week!


This Week's News


No School Next Monday- MLK Holiday
There will be no school next Monday for students and staff. Please plan accordingly in advance. 

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.


Westwood HS is Celebrating Career Tech Education Month on February 1
Parents and Staff from the WHS feeder schools are invited for a "Reverse Shadow" tour on Thursday, 2-1-2018 (10:30-11:50 am).  The community will walk the campus with an emphasis on the various Career Technical Education programs available at our school. 

Pre-registration is recommended! This allows us plan for enough tour guide volunteers and to ensure touring groups are of reasonable size. 
COMPLETE THIS FORM!  https://goo.gl/forms/nbpwaJJiHfBLXsF23

Contact WHS CTE Specialist, Lucy Sanchez, at 512.464.4191 or lucy_sanchez@roundrockisd.org with any questions. 

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, 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, February 5- Friday, February 9
National School Counselor's Week

Tuesday, February 6
5:00-8:00PM   2nd Grade Spirit Night at Jason's Deli

Thursday, February 8
6:00PM   1st Grade Music Concert

Thursday, February 22
6:00PM   PTA General Meeting #4
Library

Tuesday, February 27
5:30-7:30PM   One World, One Night 

Thursday, March 1
6:00PM   2nd Grade Music Concert

Saturday, March 3
FYI: Explore UT

Tuesday, March 6
5:00-8:00PM   1st Grade Spirit Night @ MOD Pizza
6:00PM   5th Grade MUSTANG ORIENTATION 6:00 pm, CVMS Gym
Parents and current 5th grade students are invited to an informative evening regarding becoming a middle school, Mustang family. 

Monday, March 12- Friday, March 16
Spring Break



Monday, December 18, 2017

Updates from the Principal

Dear families and community members, 

We are still collecting items to donate to the Dell Children's Hospital today and tomorrow. Thanks to those who brought in baked goods for Cookies for Courage this morning. Please note that this Thursday is the last day for students. Students will return on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. On behalf of Spicewood ES staff, I wish you a happy holiday season full of joy, love, and happiness! We'll see you all back in 2018! 

Celebrations

Spicewood PTA Donates $1,950 to Joe Lee Johnson ES Food Pantry
We are so proud to say our Spicewood PTA raised nearly 2K at the annual Auction & Gala to donate to the student-initiated Food Pantry at Joe Lee Johnson ES in RRISD. Last Thursday, we visited the school with an honorary guest, Ishaan J. from 1st grade, who's been passionately raising money and food on his own, to hand over the check. Thanks to all the parents for your support! This is a true example of being an IB community that takes ACTION to impact the world! RRISD will feature the story sometime in the spring time. 


IB PYP 101

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

 IB PYP 101 section will return after the winter break!


This Week's News

Lost & Found Items to be Donated
Please claim any lost and found items that belong to your child. They will be displayed in the hallway by the atrium this week. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill after December  21. 

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). 

Principals' Pride
We'll be celebrating growth and achievement of our students this morning (K-2) and tomorrow (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.

Message from RRISD Food Services

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 18- 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 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