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Shelly Sheffield 
Creekside Forest Elementary 
5th Grade Science & Social Studies
 
 
 

I LOVE Teaching at Creekside Forest Elementary!

This is my 21st year to teach and my 4th year in the district.

I received my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Geology from Sam Houston State University in 1997, and I just finished my Masters of Education in Science Curriculum & Instruction from The University of Texas at Arlington. Additionally, I have also received certifications in ESL and Gifted & Talented. I have taught students in Rockdale, Georgetown, Conroe, Spring, and now The Woodlands.  I have taught third grade through fifth grade in self-contained classrooms, and Specifically Science in fifth grade through eighth grade. 

 My conference time is 8:45-9:40 daily if you need to speak with me. 

Also...click on the Important Stuff page for printable documents that may have been misplaced!

 

Recent Posts

Science STAAR Information!

Dear Parent or Guardian,

After June 13, 2018, you will be able to access your student scores for STAAR at the following website:

 

               http://www.TexasAssessment.com/students

 

To access the scores you will need your child’s date of birth and unique access code.

There are three places you can locate your child’s unique access code.

  1. On TexasAssessment.com you can select “Find My Unique Student Access Code”.  You will need to input your student’s first name, SSN or S-number, and birth date.
  2. On the bottom of your child’s previous STAAR Confidential Student Report.
  3. On your child’s Home Access Center page.  Select the Registration tab at the top of the page.  Under Testing Resources you will find your child’s Unique Student Portal Code along with a direct link to the Texas Assessment website.

 

For additional information on STAAR please visit: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/parents/.

Thursday Photo

The entire school will participate in a photo Thursday, and 5th Graders are asked to wear a red shirt...this will be super cool and I can't wait to see this!

Field Day!

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 on Thursday is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. On Friday, 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. Also, send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking at lunch. 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

May STAAR Testing!

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 14th, 2018:  3rd, 4th Math, 5th retest

May 15th, 2018: 3rd, 4th Reading

May 16th, 2018: 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

X3813

Upcoming Parent Workshop

TISD Presents

Re-Energize Your Parenting Power

Please join parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers as we learn bold new approaches in parenting.

When:  Saturday, April 21st                        Time:   9:00 am -12:00 pm

Where:  Northpointe Intermediate School – 11855 Northpointe Blvd., Tomball, 77377

Who should attend:  Any adult interested in learning additional ideas to help with parenting challenges.  (Unfortunately, child care will not be available for this event.)

Participants will have the opportunity to attend three 45 min. presentations of their choice from the following speakers…

Social Media and Video Game Addiction - Jasper Gates, MA, LPC-I

Gamers are a growing population and video game culture remains unfamiliar, but this session will aid parents in gaining awareness and knowledge about gamers and video game culture. Mr. Gates will discuss elements of gaming culture including a brief history, population characteristics, terminology, and healthy and unhealthy gaming. 

Parents and Teachers as Allies  - NAMI Greater Houston

Parents and Teachers as Allies (PTAA) is a program that helps identify the early warning signs of early-onset mental or behavioral health conditions in children and adolescents.   Participants will learn how school and family dynamics affect a child or adolescent who may be experiencing emerging signs or symptoms of a mental health or behavioral health condition.

Texans Recovering Together

Texans Recovering Together is a program funded through FEMA aimed at assisting all survivors of Hurricane Harvey.  TRT can provide valuable resources and crisis counseling throughout Harris County free of charge.  Come hear about the program and learn more about how TRT can help families.

Put the Fun Back into Parenting – the Love and Logic ® way.  -  Kate Turner MA, CSC, LPC

We are excited to welcome Kate Turner back to TISD for more fun and information on Parenting the Love and Logic Way.  Join Kate Turner for 45 minutes of laughter, learning, and empathy – as she shares some tips that really work. (She’s used these techniques in her own “lab”…and survived with a smile on her face)

Digital Citizenship - David Becker, TISD Instructional Technology Specialist

Technology touches every part of our lives.  Come learn about terms of service on websites and apps, digital footprint, and digital citizenship from one of TISD’s certified Google Education Trainers and Instructional Technology Specialist.

For more information please contact:

Kathy Hannan, Counselor, CPES – katherinehannan@tomballisd.net  (281) 357-3122 ext. 2811

Jenny Fontenot, Counselor, WCES – Jenniferherold@tomballisd.net (281_ 357-3080 ext. 3408

CAMPUS CLOSED TO VISITORS DURING STAAR TESTING

 
 
STAAR is around the corner, and we are all working together as a team to encourage our
students because we know that they are all stars! On April 10th and April 11th, we will have our first round of STAAR testing for this school year. On Tuesday, April 10th, our fourth graders will be taking STAAR Writing, and our fifth graders will be taking STAAR Math. The following day, April 11th, our fifth graders will be taking the STAAR Reading.
 
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.
 
Just a few test-taking tips:
1. Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before the test.
2. Have your child eat a high protein breakfast the morning of the test.
3. Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts.
4. Double check that your child has his/her eyeglasses and any needed medications.
5. Arrive to school on time.
6. Explain to your child to listen carefully to all instructions and use his/her time wisely.
7. Encourage your child to do his/her best and that if they do that, you will be proud of them, and they will be proud of themselves!

TISD policy

Dear Parents,

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, TISD policy GKC Legal will be strictly enforced.   

                

TISD Policy:  GKC (Legal)

A district may require a person who enters a district campus to display

the person’s driver’s license or another form of identification

containing the person’s photograph issued by a governmental entity.

 

All visitors will be required to present a legal form of identification to enter the building.  All minors must be accompanied by a parent at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation in creating a safe environment.

 

Sincerely,

Jeanine Deyoe

Principal

Creekfest shirts!

Good evening Parents, 

The deadline to order your Creekfest shirt is tomorrow 2/9 at midnight. Please go to creeksideforestpto.org to get yours today! Shirt samples are in the front office of the school. We look forward to seeing everyone in their shirts for Run the Creek and Creekfest Friday, March 2nd. 

Thank you for supporting our school!