Monday, May 19, 2014

Updates from the Principal- Celebration Included

Dear families and community members,

We have 9 school days left in the school year. Before the school year ends, our children will set up an account on MyON Reading; it's an online eReader program where children can access up to 4,000 eBooks on their tablet, phones and computers to promote love of reading over the summer break. I'll be sending out more detailed communication to parents once our students are set up with their own account. Meanwhile, within next 9 days, we still have quality instruction occurring in classrooms so please be sure to send our children on time every day! :) 
Celebrations

Math League Competition Winners
Three of our 4th graders have participated in the Math League State Competition on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Andy Jiang, Eric Gao, and Aman Tewari all have earned the qualification to move forward to the National Competition on June 7 in Houston, TX. Congratulations to all three of them! We're so very proud of you!

Hispanic Heritage Art Contest Winner
We're proud to announce that Sophia De La Torre (3rd grade) has participated in the Hispanic Heritage Art Contest this year and placed 1st in 3rd-5th Grade Category! Sophia was recognized at the RRISD Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Congratulations and we're so proud of you!





KLRU Writers Contest Winner
We just have so many awesome students who participate in various contests! :) We're once again proud to announce that Jose Carlos Fernandez has participated in the KLRU Writers Contest hosted by PBS and won 2nd place in 1st grade level! Jose's story, "The Magic Castle", is featured on their website. Congratulations and we're so proud of you!


This Week's News


Hope Church Parking- DO NOT USE
Parents, the church has asked that we do not use the church parking lot this Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23. They have been a great partner and been gracious this school year. It'd be wonderful if we can honor their request by not using the parking lot this Thursday and Friday. 

Principals' Pride Award Ceremony
We'd like to celebrate success of our students. Please join us in the cafeteria at Principals' Pride Award Ceremony. We'll celebrate success of our kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students on today from 8-8:30AM. We will then celebrate with our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on Tuesday, May 20 from 8-8:30AM. 

Third Grade Invites You to Living Museum
Our 3rd grade students have been working hard on their Living Museum Research & Presentation under the PYP Unit of Where We Are In Place and Time. Students have been keeping in mind of the central idea: People past and present make a difference. Please join our 3rd graders as they present their project this Wednesday, May 21 from 8:00-9:15AM. 

End of Year Meal Balances- Message from Food Services
Beginning May 19th, students will not be able to go into the negative on the food service meal account.  Students may still use the account, but must have sufficient funds to purchase their meal.  Payments can be made through the online payment system www.paypams.com or through your cafeteria manager.   If a student does not have sufficient funds for their meal they will be offered a cheese sandwich and milk.   

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
We call for all volunteers! Anyone who has volunteered this school year at Spicewood is invited to join us at the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, May 20 from 8:30-9:00AM in the library, immediately after Principals' Pride. We want to honor YOU, our hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Please come and mingle with us and enjoy breakfast goodies in appreciation of your continuous time and support. Click here for the official invitation

No School on Memorial Day
Parents, there will be no school for students and staff on Monday, May 26. Please plan accordingly in advance. 

Campus-wide PJ Day: PTA Membership Reward
Spicewood will celebrate the success of platinum level of PTA membership status campus-wide on Thursday, May 29. All students can participate by wearing their PJ to school next Thursday, May 29. 

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
On Friday, May 30, 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will take place. Please adhere to the schedule below. 

7:45 Walk the School Halls
8:00 School Song
8:02 Welcome Remark by Mrs. Kim
8:05 Introduction by Mr. Ortiz
8:17 Present certificates
8:35 Presentation of Class Gift
8:40 Slide Show
9:00 Closing Remark by Mrs. Page 

Spicewood's Final Spirit Night at Round Rock Express!
Our final Spirit Night will take its place at the Round Rock Express on Sunday, June 1. Click here for the official flyer. Deadline to order discounted tickets is Monday, May 19. This will be a great family event to close out the school year with fellow Spicewood families and friends. 



MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


Monday, May 19
8:00-8:30AM   Principals' Pride Kinder-2nd Grade

Tuesday, May 20
8:00-8:30AM   Principals' Pride 3rd-5th Grade
Please join us in the cafeteria

8:30-9:00AM   Volunteer Breakfast
Please join us in the library

Wednesday, May 21
8:00-9:15AM   3rd Grade Living Museum

Thursday, May 22
6:00-6:30PM   PTA General Member Meeting
6:30-8:00PM   Family Gallery Night 

Monday, May 26
No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, May 29
Campus PJ Day

Friday, May 30
8:00-9:00AM   5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Last Day of School for Students

Sunday, June 1
Final Spicewood Spirit Night at Round Rock Express

Thank you for your strong support!