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Room - 320
Email - lyndseyallbritton@tomballisd.net
Phone - (281) 357-4526 x 3867
 
 
 
 
 

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WOW! It has been an amazing year! I love seeing how much each student has grown since the beginning of school. Also, thank you for all the end of year goodies. Have a GREAT summer! 

If you ordered a yearbook for your child, they were sent home Friday. If you were unable to purchase one and you would like one, there are a limited number available in the office for $40. Please write your child's name inside the front cover and send them back to school on your student's signing day (Tues. May 30)
 
Water Day Info:
We will enjoy the outdoors in Kindergarten with a water fun day! The students will participate in all kinds of fun water activities, such as water balloons, misters and squirt bottles, relay races and everything water. Clothing & shoes will get completely wet. Please send a full change of clothing – including socks, shoes, and underwear. Students will change after the activities. Boys may wear swimsuit bottoms and a t-shirt or swim shirt. Girls may wear swimsuits under their clothes, or shorts and a swim top. Clothing must meet dress code requirements.  You may send a hat for and please apply sunscreen at home.  Each student will enjoy popsicles to wrap up the fun!
 
important dates:
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Tuesday, May 30 - yearbook signing
  • Wednesday, May 31 - game day
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

WATER DAY! 
On Friday, May 26th we will have water day from 11:30 - 1:30! In order to have a successful water day we are in need of donated items and volunteers.
Below is the donation and volunteer sign up. Please consider donating, if you are able. Items should be brought in by Monday, May 22rd to ensure that we have everything needed. 
volunteer sign up - 
donation sign up - 
 
important dates:
  • Friday, May 19 - library books due
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Tuesday, May 30 - yearbook signing
  • Wednesday, May 31 - game day
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

Thanks for a great teacher appreciation week!

Thank you all so much for the flowers, notes, sweets, and gifts this week. I am so lucky to teach each of your students!!

-Today BLUE homework folders will come home. Please keep them at home to use for continued practice.

Field Day
 
A note from Coach Baxter

 Parents,

Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.

 Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Please send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking as well. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!

 Coach Baxter & Coach V

 

 -WOW... I can't believe our year is almost over. Please email me and let me know if you if you would like to have an end of year conference. 

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.   

May 8th, 2017:  3rd, 4th, Math STAAR, 5th retest

May 9th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Reading STAAR, 5th retest

May 10th, 2017: 5th Science STAAR

 Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

Warm regards,

Elysia Dean - Counselor

 
 -Our program is Thursday, May 4th at 9:30 & 6:30. We are so excited!! Please see previous posts for additional information, or check out Mrs. Fender's website.
 
 -School will be closed to visitors Monday (5/9), Tuesday (5/10) and Wednesday (5/11) due to STAAR testing. 
 
 -Tuesday May 9th Kindergarten will have a picnic at the park. Send your child with a towel and lunch (students can still purchase a cafeteria lunch if needed).
 
important dates:
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program
  • Tuesday, May 9 - picnic at the park
  • Thursday, May 11 - Field Day (lunch from home)
  • Friday, May 12 - cafeteria is closed
  • Friday, May 12 - RED reading folder books due
  • Friday, May 19 - library books due
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

FRIDAY is the field trip!
Here are a few reminders:
-Leave your students backpack and all folders at home. Folders will be turned in on Monday.
-Please pack lunch in a plastic/ziploc bag with their name on it. Lunch kits are not allowed. Everything needs to be able to be thrown away.
-Wear a green shirt.
-Bring one disposable water bottle labeled with name.
-Have your student at school as early as possible. We will leave at 8:45
 
Important dates:
  • Friday, April 28 - book fair closes at 12
  • FridayApril 28 - field trip to the Oil Ranch
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program - 9:30 & 6:30

April and May are busy months! Please add the following dates to your calendar.
  • Next week, April 24-28 is our book fair. We will go as a class to the book fair on Thursday during our library time - 1:00. You are more than welcome to send money with your student or join us at that time. 
  • Tuesday, April 25 is Muffins with Mom.
  • Friday, April 28 is our field trip to the Oil Ranch. Or class will be wearing green shirts. Students will ride the bus to the ranch and will be paid for my PTO.Chaperones will be assigned a small group of students on the day of the trip. All parents attending will need to provide their own transportation. All students will ride the bus back to school.
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program
  • Thursday, May 11 - Field Day- Kindergarten will wear yellow shirts
  • Friday, May 12 - cafeteria is closed
  • Friday, May 26 - Kindergarten Water Day
  • There is no school May 29

What a great time Creekfest was! I hope everyone had as much fun as my family did!
 
Permission slips for our field trip to The Oil Ranch went home last week. Please sign and return to attend the trip. It will be a lot of fun. Visit the website www.oilranch.com
 
The students are preparing for the kindergarten music program on May 4th. If you have not please subscribe to Mrs. Fender's website so that you may get updates.

Run the Creek fundraising is in full swing and we need your help! As of today, we are $19,210 dollars away from our goal of $20,000! Remember, if you raise $50, you will receive 10 tickets for the raffle; if you raise $100 you will receive 25 tickets; and if we meet our goal, we will receive a school wide dance party! We appreciate your support!!
 
Upcoming events:
April 7 - Run the Creek & Creekfest (5:30-8:00 PM)
April 14 - No School (Good Friday)
April 24-28 - Book Fair
April 25 - Muffins with Mom
April 28 - Field Trip to the Oil Ranch

We have begun using Prodigy math in class. Your student may login and practice their math skill while playing an online game at https://prodigygame.com/Play/ . You can find you child's login information on the document link Prodigy login on my website.

 

 

Tomorrow is our Creekfest pep rally! 

If you order Creekfest t-shirt,

please check your kids bagpacks, Today Thursday after school.

  

Please wear your tshirts for

Run the Creek Pep Rally, on Friday March 24th

and during Run the Creek and Creekfest on Friday, April 7th. 

 

Note: if you order has a mistake please let us know, spiritwear@creeksideforestpto.org , 

 

A message from Ms. Dean:

STAAR is around the corner, and we are all working together as a team to encourage ourstudents because we know that they are all stars! On March 28th and March 29th, we will have our first round of STAAR testing for this school year. On Tuesday, March 28th, our fourth graders will be taking STAAR Writing, and our fifth graders will be taking STAAR Math. The following day, Wednesday, March 29th, our fifth graders will be taking the STAAR Reading. 

Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will not be able to eat lunch with their students on these dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

A message from PTO:
RUN THE CREEK & CREEKFEST - SAILING TO SUCCESS!!
Run the Creek and Creekfest will be held on Friday, April 7th.

The Run the Creek Pep Rally will kick-off our spring fundraising event during school on Friday, March 24th. Students will also bring home Run the Creek packets with information about getting donations and sponsors for our fun run event. New this year, students who raise $50 in sponsorships will receive 10 raffle tickets and students who raise $100 will receive 25 raffle tickets!
Avoid the lines and pre-order all of your tickets for Creekfest! Order forms for Dinner, Raffle, and Dollar Tickets will be coming home soon... Dollar tickets can be used for drinks, popcorn, cotton candy, sugar shack goodies and more! Please keep in mind that dinner tickets must be ordered in advance and will not be sold at the event.

A flyer with information about grade level donations for the Silent Auction has been sent home. Please consider bringing in an item or two and help make Creekfest a success! If your business or family is interested in donating to the Silent Auction, please contact Sue Gallice at suegallice@gmail.com.

We are also currently seeking donations for the super popular raffle items! The children love to get involved with this element of the event to try to win their favorite items! If you have the ability to donate an item or get an item donated for this portion of the event, please contact Angela Gomez agomezapa@hotmail.com and /or Marcela Gonzalez marcela@gmail.com. Raffle items are available to be bid on at lunch time during the entire week of Creekfest and the evening of Creekfest.

All donations are tax deductible and due by Friday, March 24th.

Once again, thank you in advance for all of your generosity and support. We couldn't do it without each and every one of you! If you have any questions, please contact Lilian Garcia-Plascencia - vicepresident@creeksideforestpto.org. See more info on CFES PTO Web page or Cougar Connection. Thank You!!
 
Mark your calendars!

Also, our field trip to the Oil Ranch will be on Friday, April 28th. I will need parent chaperones.  More information will be sent home as the date approaches but for now you can visit their website at www.oilranch.com

 
I hope everyone has a fabulous Spring Break! 

I will be working on counting assessments in the coming days/weeks. Many students have already mastered counting to 100 by 1's and by 10's! They will also need to be able to count backwards from 20. Please continue to practice these skills at home. If your student has not mastered counting to 100, Youtube has plenty of songs for counting to 100. 

This is what we have been learning about this week:
-secret story -or
-sight words: love, or, was, from, for  
-word family -ice
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period, writing with speech bubbles/thought bubbles and telling a story from beginning, middle and end 
-reader's workshop: using story elements to make connections and to compare/contrast 
-counting to 100, patterns on the hundreds chart
-social studies: President's day, U.S. flags and symbols 

 

Creekside Forest Elementary will be celebrating Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Thursday, March 2. Students are encouraged to “Seussify” themselves and dress as their favorite Seussian character on that day. A great option is anything with red and white stripes!

Please be sure to read aloud with your students at home on this special day.

Gretchen Hock (Librarian)

Also Friday, March 3 is Go Texan Day! We will all be dressing up in our Texan attire.

 

In class the students are working on becoming successful readers by answering comprehension questions about the stories that they are reading. This can also be practiced at home with the red folder books that are being sent home weekly. I have added a file under Kindergarten printables with a list of prompted questions that you can ask your child after they read their book with you. I will also be sending a paper form of these questions in their yellow folders. Please let me know if you have any questions.

February is a busy month! Please add the following dates to your calendar.
  • Thursday, February 2nd is Groundhog day.  It is also team shirt day. Students may wear a jersey/team shirt to support their favorite sports team. 
  • Friday, February 3rd is the 100 day of school! We will dress like we are 100 years old!! You are welcome to come and watch the parade in the morning at 8:45 in the front hallway.
  • Friday, February 10th is the deadline for turning in V-day cards/boxes. (a note with information about V-day will go home in Wednesday folders)
  • Tuesday, February 14th is our Valentines party. It will be from 2:15-3:15 and parents are welcome. 
  • There is no school February 17th or February 20th.
 
What are we learning about?
-secret story - "sneaky y" 
-sight words: come, some, this
-word family - ice
-writer's workshop - drawing a picture (with lots of details) to tell our story, sounding out the words (we spell phonetically), spaces between words, using a capital and period
-reader's workshop: character traits, inferring
-numbers to 20, counting to 100, patterns on the hundreds chart
-day/night sky, stars, moon