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I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this school year!

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Room: 301

Email: kimberlykranson@tomballisd.net

Phone: (281) 357-4526 ext. 3860 

Scholastic code: Q9GYM 

 

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WOW! What a fantastic year it has been! It has been amazing to see 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 will be sent home today. 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.
 
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 11:30. early dismissal 12:50

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 -
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fa5a822a0fa7-water2
donation sign up -
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fa5a822a0fa7-water3

 

 

A word from Ms. Dean:

 

Parents,

 

I would love your input as to what you value the most and feel is the most essential part of a comprehensive counseling program. If you could respond to the survey below, that would be wonderful in helping me tailor the program to meet the needs of our students here at CFES!

 

https://goo.gl/forms/Uzf4DdOvBn3eRY7I3

 


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.

-TOMORROW 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).

Field Day
Field day is Thursday, May 11th from 9:30 - 12:30
Wear a YELLOW shirt, sneakers, and sunscreen.
Bring a change of clothes - including shoes. 
Your child will need to bring a lunch from home on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, unless they signed up to buy one from the cafeteria. 
There are still spots available if you would like to sign up to help with field day.
 
-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. 
 

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

 

Dear Students and Parents,

I want to express to you how grateful I am for all of the thoughtful letters and gifts that I have received this week. Honestly you and your children make it feel like teacher appreciation week all year long by all of the generosity and kindness that you have shown towards me. As this is my first year at Creekside you have really helped make it a wonderful place to work at, so for that I sincerely thank you. It’s hard to believe that it is already almost the end of the year, where has the time gone?! Just know that I am enjoying every last minute left with your child. :) 

 

Warm Regards,

Ms. Kranson

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 can be turned in tomorrow (Thursday) or next 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 purple shirt.
-Bring one disposable water bottle labeled with name.
-Have your student at school as early as possible. We will leave at 8:45
 
Help! We have been learning about writing letters in class... and the students are loving it! If you have any extra cards (post cards, note cards, thank you cards, etc) around the house - please send them it! 
 
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

Parents it’s that time of year again, it’s book fair week! Now is a great time to stock up on some great summer reads for your child and this book fair has a larger selection of books than the fall book fair. 

We will be tagging along with Mrs. Allbritton’s class to the library this Thursday, April 27th as our field trip is scheduled for our regular library day. Feel free to meet us there at 1:00 or to send money with your child for this day. I hope to see you there!

*Please turn in field trip permission forms if you have not done so. 
 
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. Our class will be wearing purple 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

Tomorrow is RUN THE CREEK! If you would like to come cheer your student on... we run at 9:06 at the park.
CREEKFEST is in the evening. Please come and support CFES!
 
Also permission forms for the field trip went out today. Please sign and return before the due date as we will be going to the Oil Ranch on the 28th. 

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.

This week we will be learning about rocks and soil.  Please send a few rocks and soil samples from your yard or nature hike.  We will observe our rocks and soil samples with hand lenses.   Thank you!

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 , 

do not wear tshirt and return them.

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Muchas Gracias!!!

 

 

Cheers,

 

Lilian Garcia-Plascencia

281 546 0293

rodriguez_lilian@yahoo.com