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Welcome,

I am honored and excited to be a part of your child’s learning experience. It is truly my joy to work with you and your child. This website will tell you a little about me and some important third grade information. I will teach your child math and science! Mrs. Tasch will teach your child language arts and social studies!

Thank you in advance for all of your support and help this year!

Respectfully,
Audra Arnold
audraarnold@tomballisd.net
 

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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!

Mrs. Arnold's class color is green.  

 

Coach Baxter & Coach V

 

Update

Math: We are learning about financial literacy.  This includes income, spending money, saving, credit, and budgets.  
 
Science: We are learning about the life cycles of plants and animals. 
 
No homework is due for math this week (April 20).  I am sending home practice STAAR work for homework next week but it is not due until April 30.  The students will write the due date in their planner on Friday.  

Update

Progress reports will come home tomorrow. Due to STAAR testing, no Wednesday folders will come home today. We will send folders home on Thursday instead.   
 
3rd grade is hosting a Food and Supply Collection for the AAR, as our community service project this year. If anyone would like to donate 2 large brown boxes, for our collected items, we would appreciate it :) 
 
Curriculum & Upcoming Test
 
Math:
This week we are learning about graphing and data. The students should be familiar with dot plots, pictographs, bar-graphs and tally charts when we are done. Students are bringing home a study guide tonight which will help prepare for our unit test, on Friday (April 13). Students are to return the study guide on Friday.
 
Science: 
Students are learning about plant life cycles. The students will be able to identify various life cycles and differentiate between them. The unit test over plant and animal life cycles will be on April 20th. 

Week of April 2

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend and enjoyed the amazing weather :) 
 
Math: We will begin elapsed time and then move into graphs and tables. The students will have their Geometry and Measurement Assessment on Thursday. We will prepare in class and play review games to get ready. The students will bring home a study page tonight. It is the chapter 14 test out of Pearson. 
 
 
Science: We will study animal classification, traits, and behaviors this week. The students will have their Plants and Animals Adaptations test on Friday. During our lessons this week, we will fill out a study guide page as we read. The students are more than welcome to bring that page home on Thursday night. We will also play review games in class, to prepare. 

Week of March 26

Practice Math STAAR test:  On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the students will take their first practice STAAR test.  The students have been preparing for this all year and will do great!
 
Math:  We are learning how to measure capacity, weight, and mass.  Students will learn both the metric and customary units.  Students were assigned homework today.  It is due next Thursday, March 29.  
 
Science:  We are learning about plants.
 
Friday, March 30, there is no school!  
 

Update/ Field Trip Lunch

On Thursday we are traveling to Tomball Museum and then to Jerry Matheson for lunch.  Each child needs a sack lunch. Please let me know if your child will need to purchase a sack lunch form the cafeteria on Thursday.  I will let the cafeteria know so that the lunches will be prepared in the morning before we leave.  
 
If your child has not returned his/her permission slip, please do so quickly.  
 
Weekly Plans:
Monday: Reading Benchmark and Solar System Projects Due 
Thursday: Field Trip 
 
Math: Continuing Geometry and Measurement
 
Science: Solar System Presentations
 
No Math Homework this week. Please practice your 3,4,6 and 8 facts 
 
Have a great week!! 

Week of Feb. 26

Math:  Geometry Test is on Tuesday.  The students are bringing home a study guide today (Friday, Feb. 23).  This is due next Friday.  We will begin learning how to find perimeter and area of objects after the test.  
 
Science:  March 5 the Solar System project is due.  We have a science test over the Solar System on 3/2/2018.  I posted a study guide.  The students may take their books home, but we need the books returned for class each day.  

Week of Feb.20

Hi Parents,
 
Thank you so much for such a wonderful party yesterday!  The students really enjoyed it.  I am so thankful for all my special treats too!
 
We started Geometry, so the students were assigned two pages of homework from the math book that they are bringing home today.  It is due next Friday, Feb. 23.
 
In science, we are learning about the Solar System.  The Solar System Project is due March 5.  The students were to write this in their planner.  
 
Don't forget that tomorrow and Monday are student holidays. 
 
Have a great weekend,
 
Mrs. Arnold

Silent Action

Greetings, CFES families!

The Creekside Forest PTO will be hosting a Silent Auction during our annual fundraiser, Creekfest. Thanks to the generosity of our students, parents and community partners, the Silent Auction has been a great success over the past several years.

  

Every grade level will have theme baskets featured in the auction. We are inviting each student to donate an item or items that correlate with their grade level theme. The PTO team will assemble baskets with the donated items, and auction them off during Creekfest. 

 

While your participation in this is not required, we greatly appreciate your help in making this year’s Silent Auction a success. 

 

We have created signup genius links  for each grade to help provide ideas for donations so the contents of our baskets are robust and balanced, and to avoid duplicate contributions. The signup will include blank slots for those of you who like to be creative! The themes and links for each grade are as follows:

 

KindergartenSummer Fun, Barbie, Hot Wheels and Hatchimals/LOL. Link: Kindergarten Theme Baskets

 

First Grade: LEGO Friends, American Girl, Shopkins and Super Heroes. Link: First Grade Theme Baskets

 

Second Grade: Arts & Crafts, Movie Night, Minecraft and LEGO Star Wars. Link: Second Grade Theme Baskets

 

Third Grade: Backyard Fun, Harry Potter, Family Game Night and STEM Toys. Link: Third Grade Theme Baskets

 

Fourth Grade: Electronic Games, Star Wars, Sports and SLIME! Link:  Fourth Grade Theme Baskets

 

Fifth Grade: Gift Cards (including restaurants, department stores, local boutiques, Amazon, Fandango, and many more!) Link:   Fifth Grade Theme Baskets

 

Please send your donations to school with your child by February 17th, so we have ample time to make any remaining purchases and assemble all the amazing auction baskets!

 

Thank you for your participation in this fun event to raise money for our school! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Julie Bridenstine

Call/text: 713.594.6068 or email: thebridenstines@yahoo.com 

Go Texan Day

Parents,

On February 23rd, we will be celebrating Go Texan Day at Creekside Forest Elementary. We would love for your child to come to school dressed Western/Texan. They will be square dancing as well on that day during their specials period. Thank you for your continued support!

 

CFES Staff

 

Time Change

Good evening, Parents.  We would like to remind you that TISD has added one minute to the school day in response to the weather-related school cancelations in January.  School will start ONE MINUTE EARLIER with doors opening at 8:09 and instruction beginning at 8:39 AM.  Students not in their classrooms at 8:39 will be counted tardy.  Thank you for making adjusts necessary to be sure your child is in school on time. 

Curriculum Update

Math: We are learning about fractions.
 
Science: We are learning about soil and natural resources.  Our test is on Friday.  Please see the study guide attached.

Division Review

Welcome back!  I hope you have a relaxing couple of weeks.  
 
We have a Division Test Friday.  We will spend this week preparing.  Here is an optional study guide.  
 
Students will work on mastering their 5's facts this week.  They have all week to memorize them.  
 
Science: We are learning about soil and natural resources.