The final week of the school year is here! Our fifth grade students will participate in a Promotion Ceremony tomorrow and Westwood HS Seniors will be here to walk our halls to inspire our little ones. What a proud day we will celebrate together! As we close this school year, we are sad to say farewell to many teachers leaving us for various reasons such as retirement, new career advancement opportunities, and family transitions. We say farewell to our retiring teachers: Mrs. Pam Kadgihn (Kinder), Mrs. Sharon Lavery (Kinder), Mrs. Deby Steinburg (1st), Mrs. Janice Vanzura (1st), Mrs. Devlin Ready (2nd), Mrs. Kathy Skagen (Special Ed.), Mr. Kerry Parks (Special Ed.). Miss Lora Vechan (3rd) has been accepted to transfer to the new STEAM Academy in our district. Mrs. Ashley Jarmusch (3rd) will teach 5th grade at Sommer ES. Mrs. Megan McGowan will serve as an Assistant Principal at Canyon Vista MS. We also say farewell to Mrs. Meredith Beich (5th) and Ms. Kathy Von Hatten (Special Ed. EA) as they take on personal transitions in life. They will truly be missed! Please take an opportunity to thank these teachers this week.
Celebrations2016 Campus Volunteer of the Year
For the last two years, Mrs. Engels has been a vital part of our school community. She volunteered countless hours to make major events such as Silent Auction and Spring Carnival happen with a great success. Her commitment and dedication to this school community is hugely appreciated by all stakeholders.
2016 Campus Partner of the Year
Spicewood PTA has once again done an amazing job for the school this year by raising beyond imaginable amount of funds to support IB, technology and enrichment at Spicewood. We're so lucky to have such a great partner in education.
2016 Campus Youth Volunteer of the Year
Roots and Shoots is an organization started by Jane Goodall. Students and teacher sponsors- Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jacobs- in the club do projects throughout the year to help our community, school, and the environment as global citizens. To name just a couple contributions from this year, they've planted flowers in the school yard and cleaned the Shoal Creek to help our community.
2016 Campus Mentor of the Year
Mr. Skip Clark has been serving as a mentor to our student. He's built a meaningful relationship with his mentee and it has greatly impacted our student academically, socially and emotionally. We're very grateful for his service.
IB PYP 101
This portion of Mrs. Kim's letter is contributed by Mrs. Vance, our PYP Coordinator.
Last week our fifth graders concluded their final PYP year with their culminating exhibition projects. We had an overwhelming response in attendance from district administration, other local PYP schools, and of course our community! A huge congratulations goes out to all of our fifth graders and their teachers for their hard work delving into deep concepts and topics, in turn inspiring their audience to take ACTION (do, think, say, feel, be, have). Take a glimpse at just a few of the projects below!
This Week's News
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Please come join us as we celebrate the elementary learning journey of our 5th grade class at the 2016 Promotion Ceremony tomorrow at 8AM in the cafeteria.
1st Annual Senior Walk at Spicewood
I came across an article about graduating seniors walking the halls of elementary campus to inspire young students. Upon suggesting it to Principal Arterbury at Westwood, our feeder pattern elementary schools have decided to invite our Westwood HS seniors in their graduation regalia on Wednesday, June 1 to make it happen at 2PM. If you know any graduating Seniors that went to Spicewood or ones that did not attend any feeder pattern elementary schools, they're all invited to participate in the Senior Walk next Wednesday. They'll need to report to the front entrance portico area by 1:45PM on Wednesday, June 1.
Order Your School Supplies Today
To order school supplies for the 2016/2017 school year.
1. Go to https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/
2. Enter school ID: SPI001
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
4. Keep your online email confirmation as your receipt. (You may need to check your junk folder for email receipt, if you DON'T get an email, you didn't place the order correctly.)
School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school. You only have until JUNE 10, 2016 to place your order, so don't wait!!! For questions, please email Kirsty Pilon at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Supplies for Canyon Vista 2016-2017
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. We will only do online orders for school supplies. We will not sell school supply packs at student days. The website to order supplies is www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ and the school code is CAN001. Save your email confirmation as your receipt and pick up your supplies during Student Days in August, before school begins. Order online now through July 15. Questions? Contact Staci Vagner - email@example.com
Kinder Round-Up Summer Play Dates
Attention incoming 2016-2017 kindergarteners, mark your calendar for the following summer play dates. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Kinder Round-Up page.
Playground Play Date
Where: Kindergarten Playscape located at the corner of Swan Dr. and Tin Cup Dr.
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Details: Come meet new friends and learn the ropes on the kindergarten playscape. We will have popsicles on hand to help keep us cool. Siblings are welcome!
Summer Play Date
Where: Hop-N-Happy located at 10401 Anderson Mill Rd.
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Details: Beat the summer heat by joining us in the air-conditioned comfort of Hop-N-Happy. Don’t forget your socks, you must have socks to play. Siblings are welcome!
Admission Price: $5.00 + tax per child (siblings welcome)
Farewell to Summer Party
Where: Springwood Park located at 9117 Anderson Mill Rd.
Date: Sunday, August 21
Details: Join us for a last hurrah to summer. Classroom teacher postcards will be mailed the week prior to this event so everyone will know who their teacher will be. We will provide name tags for you to write your child's name and teacher's name so you can find other kids and parents from your class. Siblings are welcome.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Wednesday, June 1
8:00AM 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
2:00PM Westwood HS Senior Walk
8:00AM 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
2:00PM Westwood HS Senior Walk
Thursday, June 2
Last Day of School for Students in RRISD
Monday, August 22
Meet the Teacher Event
2:00-2:45PM Kindergarten (Start in the Cafeteria)
2:30-3:15PM 1st-5th Grade (In Classrooms)
Please bring your child's school supplies.
Tuesday, August 23
First Day of School