Caldwell Elementary School

PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • CWES News March 2, 2017

    Posted by Colby Self at 3/2/2017

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

    Happy March,

    Ms. Humphrey is in the process of completing the yearbook and does a great job with them.  We would like for you to share any photos you may have taken at school events.   

    To upload photos please go to the website:

    (www.hjeshare.com) and the school code: caldwell17 (case sensitive). The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 10th.

     

    Yearbook order forms are available here.  We always have had very few extra so please place your order. 

    Yearbook order form

     

     Below are some upcoming events for the month. 

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    3.2.2017 Resolution Day (wear purple)
    3.3.2017 Moving with Moms (Gym)
    3.3.2017 5th grade MVP to Blanton
    3.6.2017 PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00pm
    3.9.2017 Dowser Dan performance in cafeteria 2nd and 3rd grade 9:30-10:10 am
    3.12.2017 DST begins
    3.13-3.17 Spring Break
    3.27.2017 CAAC meeting (needs assessment)
    3.28.2017 STAAR 4th writing, 5th Math
    3.29.2017 STAAR 5th reading
    3.29.2017 Kinder to Thinkery, 1st to Austin Science and Nature Center
    3.30.2017 PPCD, Pre-K to Thinkery
    3.31.2017 Spring Dance
    4.1.2017 PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00pm

     

    Colby Self  M.Ed., ATC/L

    Principal, Caldwell Elementary

    1718 Picadilly
    Round Rock, TX 78664
    Phone: 512-594-6400
    Fax: 512-594-6405

     

     

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  • CWES News February 6,2017

    Posted by Colby Self at 2/6/2017

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    Happy February,

     

    Safety reminders:  If you are going to pick-up your student please do so in the parent pick-up drive. We have had several, what would be tragic, close calls with students that are walkers darting across the street to waiting parents as they are leaving campus.  Thank you for all your help.

     

    Lost and Found: We have had lost and found displayed on stage all last week and will have it on display this week as well.  Friday, February 10, 2017, remaining items will be donated.  

     

     February 24th is class picture and spring individual picture day.  Proofs will be sent home and class photos will be pre-paid only.  Information will be sent home as soon as it arrives. 

     

    Information was sent home last week about the Read-A-Thon that kicks off today.  

    Read A Thon Information

     

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    2.6.2017 National Counselor week (Correction from the district)
    2.6.2017 PTO Meeting in library 6:00-7:00 pm
    2.13.2017 Frendship Week begins
    2.14.2017 Class parties, Special Event schedule, Heart party in GYM. 
    2.16.2017 Literacy Night  6-7:00
    2.17.2017 5th grade Art MVP's to Blanton
    2.20.2017 Teacher PD day (Student Holiday)
    2.24.2017 Class and Spring individual pictures                                                    
    2.24.2017 Running event  5:30-6:30

     

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  • CWES News January 4, 2017

    Posted by Colby Self at 1/4/2017

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    It is great to see everyone return. As a reminder our lost and found is filling up quickly with jackets, coats, and gloves.  With colder weather in the forecast please check the lost and found if your student is missing anything.  Lost and found is located in the cafeteria. 

     

    If your child is in need of a winter coat and there are limited resources available please contact Ms. Reyes (karen.reyes@pfisd.net) the school counselor.  We have some resources and may be able to help. 

     

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    1.4.2017 College shirt day
    1.5.2017 Resolution day (wear purple)
    1.6.2017 Moving with Moms 7:00 am
    1.9.2017 PTO Meeting 6-7 pm in the Library
    1.11.2017 PTO Spirit Store
    1.12.2017 Spanish Spelling Bee @ CWES 8-10 am
    1.23.2017 5th Middle School Visits  9:30-11:30 am
    1.27.2017 PTO Movie Night
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  • CWES News December 1, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 12/1/2016

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    December has arrived and we are starting to see much cooler temperatures.  The lost and found has been growing and we have placed all (mostly coats and jackets) in the hallway for students and parents to claim. If you student is missing an item please claim by Monday, December 5th.  Leftover clothing will be donated to the coats for kids project and the Salvation Army. 

     

     

     

    ICYMI: Painless Fundraiser runs through Dec. 9:

    http://ow.ly/MbVg305ZgrJ

    The direct link to the donation site (select Caldwell) :

    https://pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=Elem_Schools

    We have been able to raise $2000 so far.  

    Previous fundraisers have netted $3000-$7000 from the sale of items. CWES appreciates anything you may be able to provide. 

     

     

     

    Picture retakes Tuesday, December 6th.  If your child was absent they will have their picture taken and you should have received an order form. If you did not like the pictures from the first shoot, please send back the packet that you received so that we will know you would like a re-take. 

     

     

     

    Student Council is sponsoring The Brown Santa donation drive. It is underway and will be here until December 15th.  If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy, book or non-perishable food items,  the barrel is in the school foyer. 

    Flyer

     

     

     

    December

     

     

     

    Join us at the next PTO fundraiser, Dec 14, 6-8 @ Pump it Up, 3918 Gattis School Rd Ste 100, Round Rock, TX 78664

     

     

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    12.1-12.15 Brown Santa Donations
    12.5.2016 PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00pm in Library 
    12.6.2016 Individual picture make-up Day
    12.6.2016 3rd Grade Musical 7:00pm
    12.7.2016 PTO Spirit Store
    12.8.2016 3rd Grade toThe Nutcracker ballet
    12.9.2016 Fitness with Dads 7 AM
    12.9.2016 PTO Winter Event
    12.13.2016 Travis County Election Run-off @ CWES
    12.15.2016 Class Parties @1:30 pm
    12.16.2016 Early Release 12:00pm
       
    12.19-1.2 Winter Break
    1.3.2017 Students Return 

     

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  • CWES News November 2, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 11/2/2016

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    November is here and we hopefully will start to see cooler temperatures soon.  With that, we have seen an increase of jackets left around the school.  Please check the lost and found if your student is missing anything. Please also remember to write your student's name in their jacket and on other items. 

     

    Below are some events for the month of November. 

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    11.2.2016 PTO School Spirit store
    11.3.2016 Resolution day wear purple
    11.3.2016 4th grade- Open Mic night 6:00-7:00pm
    11.3.2016 1st grade Field trip Elgin Tree Farm
    11.4.2016 Moving with Moms 7:00am
    11.4.2016 PPCD Field trip to All Abilities Park
    11.4.2016 Student Council Installation  8-8:30 Cafeteria
    11.6.2016 Standard Time Begins
    11.7.2016 PTO Meeting 6:00pm Library. 
    11.7-11.18 K-5 GT NOMINATION WINDOW OPENS, 3-5 ASCEND NOMINATION
    11.7-11.11 Diag &LSSP week. 
    11.8.2016 Election Day
    11.9.2016 PTO Spirit Night  5-8 at Mr. Pfranks, 200 Pecan St E, Pflugerville, TX 78660
    11.11.2016 Veteran's Day Assembly
    11.17.2016 Thanksgiving Feast (students without guest eat in the classroom)
    11.21-11.25 Thanksgiving break
    11.28.2016 CAAC meeting 4:00pm (In CWES Library)
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  • CWES News October 3, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 10/3/2016

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    It is nice to see the fall weather start to appear with cooler nights and mornings. Below are some events for the month of October.

     

    PTO Fall Fest is October 14, 2016. The flyers are below. 

    Fall Fest Flyers (English and Spanish)

     

    October 21, 2016 is fall picture day.  These are pre-paid pictures.

    As soon as Photo Texas delivers more information we will send it home.  Picture retakes will be December 6th if you are not satisfied with the photos you receive from October 21st.  

     

    We have a new sign in the parking lot to remind parents that students are not to be dropped off in the parking lot.  This poses a risk to their safety due to the amount of traffic.  If you would like to drop students off you may use the car loop, or you may also park and walk your student to the crosswalk area. Thank you for your commitment to keep everyone safe.

     

    Jacket weather is here.  Please be sure that your student has their name written in their jackets.  As the day warms up they are often forgotten behind. 

     

    Teachers will be contacting parents to set-up parent-teacher conferences for the month of October. 

     

    Please note some important dates coming up this month. 

     

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    10.01.2016 Parent conferences begin this month
    10.3.2016 PTO meeting 6:00-7:00 Library
    10.5.2016 PTO spirit store
    10.7.2016 Fitness with Dads in the Gym.
    10.10.2016 National School Lunch Week 
    10.14.2016 PTO Fall Fest. 6-8pm
    10.21.2016 Individual picture day
    10.24-10.28 Red Ribbon Week 
    10.26.2016 Early Release 12:00
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  • CWES News Aug. 16, 2016

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 8/17/2016

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    Fannie Mae Caldwell Elementary

     

    Good Afternoon CWES Families,

    In the upcoming week, we will have several events that will prepare us for the big day.

    Community Walk

    • Aug. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Teachers will be out and about visiting students that reside in the CWES attendance area. If the weather does not permit this, we will be making phone calls to welcome students to the 2016-2017 school year.  

    Meet the Teacher and Back to School Orientation

    WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
    WHERE: CWES
    TIME:

    • Session 1: 5 p.m. 
    • Session 2: 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 3: 6 p.m.

    All grades except third will meet in their classrooms.

    3rd grade will meet in the computer lab; Aramark will be in the library to assist with free/reduced lunch applications.

    Each session will be a repeat of the same information

    The PTO will have the new school t-shirt available to purchase.

    If you ordered pre-packaged school supply kit, they will be delivered to your student's classroom before meet the teacher.

    Car tags for Car Riders will be available from the classroom teachers. 

    First Day of School

    Tuesday, Aug. 23 is the first day of school. School announcements start at 7:35 a.m. with the tardy bell ringing at 7:40 a.m. The building will open at 7 a.m. to allow students to eat breakfast; we have universal free breakfast.  Students and parents will be allowed to make their way to the classrooms at 7:15 a.m. on the first day.

    After the first-day parents may walk their student to the first cross hall starting at 7:20 a.m. Please be mindful that there will be a ton of traffic for the first few days!  Those living close by are strongly encouraged to walk or bike to school if the weather cooperates.  

    3rd Grade Residency Verification

    In addition to being a requirement for all newly enrolled students to PfISD, returning students in grades Kindergarten, third, sixth, and ninth must provide proof of residency. This link provides information about the required documentation (pay special attention to columns, A, B, and C on the included table). More information and the request for documentation also will come home with 3rd-grade students the first week of school. 

    School Supplies

    Families are welcome to bring school supplies to Meet the Teacher this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-packaged school supplies purchased through the PTO service offered in spring will be delivered to the classroom before meet the teacher.   

    Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

    Families, we need your help! The Food Services Department again has challenged all schools with our annual friendly competition to see which campus can submit the most applications by OCT. 7, 2016. The winning school will receive $500 for school/office supplies. Every school has a chance to win. Applications are accepted two ways:  

    1. Online: available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at www.myschoolapps.com/Application
    2. Paper: downloadable files are available at www.pfisd.net/. Paper files also are available at Rowe Lane and the Food Services Office, (512) 594-0430. Paper forms must be submitted to the school front office or to the Food Services.

    Colby Self  M.Ed., ATC/L
    Principal, Caldwell Elementary

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  • CWES News May 2, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 5/2/2016
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    I hope everyone is having a great week.  Below are upcoming events for the month of May. 
     
     
    Date Upcoming Events
    5.2-5.6.2016 Teacher Appreciation Week
      School Nutritional Employee Week  
    5.4.2016 PTO Spirit Store
      School Nurse Appreciation Day
      College Shirt Day
    5.5.2016 No place for Hate (Wear Purple)
      Kinder Registration until 6:00pm
      2nd Grade Field Trip to the Austin Nature and Science Center
    5.6.2016 PPCD/Pegasus Field Trip to Crow's Nest Farm
      Box Tops Due
    5.7.2016 CWES Election site (Saturday)
    5.9.2016 1st grade Field trip Austin nature Center
      Kinder Field trip North Metro Park
      Pre-K Field Trip Crow's Nest
      STAAR 3-4th math, 5th Math re-test
    5.10.2016 Kinder Field trip Crow's nest Farm
      STAAR Reading 3-4th, 5th Reading re-test
    5.11.2016 5th STAAR Science test
    5.13.2016 Dance Club Party 
    5.16.2016 All Library Books Due
      Book Fair Starts (Buy one get one free)
      3rd grade Field trip to Aquarena Springs
      Talent Show try-outs 6:00-8:00pm
    5.17.2016 CAAC in room 303 4:30-5:30
    5.18.2016 Fine Arts Night 6:00-8:00pm
      5th grade Field trip to Symphony
    5.19.2016 5th grade Middle School visit
    5.20.2016 5th grade Jump Street Field Trip
    5.24.2016 Millionaire Breakfast in the library
      PRE-K Awards in the cafeteria 9:30am, 1:30pm
    5.24.2016 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 6:00-8:00pm
    5.26.2016 4th Grade Awards 7:45 am in the cafeteria
      1st-grade Awards 9:30 am in the cafeteria
    5.27.2016 2nd grade Awards 7:45 am in the cafeteria
      3rd-grade Awards 9:15  am in the cafeteria
      Kindergarten Awards 1:15 pm in the cafeteria
      PTO Talent show 6:00-8:00pm
    5.30.2016 Memorial Day (No School)
    5.31.2016 Class parties @ 1:30
      5th-grade Awards and EOY party 7:45am- 2:45
    6.1.2016 College Shirt Day
      Early Release at 12:00
      5th grade walk @ 11:15am
       
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  • CWES News April 4, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 4/4/2016
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    PTO Events:
     
    Monday, April 4th PTO will hold their monthly  meeting the cafeteria starting at 6:00pm. 
     
    Wednesday, April 6th the PTO spirit store will be open in the morning before school as well as at dismissal. 
     
    Friday,  April 8th starting @ 6:00 is the PTO Spring Dance.  If you are able to assist please check out the sign-up list below. Remember that each student must be supervised and attend with an adult. No drop-offs.

    http://bit.ly/1TfyvPN

     

    Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8pm is PTO Urban Air Spirit Night.  $10 per jumper.

    15407 Long Vista Dr, Austin, TX 78728
    +1 800-960-4778
     
     
    Mark you calendar as the end of the year award ceremonies are indicated below. 
     
    Thursday, May 26
    4th grade 7:45 am
    1st grade 9:00am
     
    Friday, May 27
    2nd grade 7:45 am
    3rd Grade 9:15 am
    Kindergarten 1:15 pm
     
     
    Tuesday, May 31
    5th grade  7:45 am awards followed by the 5th-grade celebration. 
    1:30 pm campuswide end of year parties begin. 
     
     
    Below are some additional events for the month. 

     

    Date Upcoming Events
    4.4.2016 PTO Meeting 6-7pm Cafeteria
    4.5.2016 Incoming Kinder Dual language parent meeting 6-7pm Library
    4.6.2016 College Shirt Day
      PTO Spirit Store
    4.7.2016 Resolution day (wear purple)
    4.8.2016 PTO Spring Dance
    4.12.2016 PFISD Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast @Pfluger Hall 7:30-9:00am
      1st grade Musical 7:-7:30pm
    4.25-4.29.2016 Education Go Get it week
    4.27.2016 PTO: Urban Air Spirit Night 6-8pm
      Administrative Professional's Day
    4.29.2016 Fannie Mae Day
       

     

     

     

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  • CWES News March 7, 2016

    Posted by Colby Self at 3/7/2016
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    Safety
    • Students being dropped off in the morning need to be either dropped off in the car loop or drivers will need to park and walk their student(s) to the crosswalk. We have had students dropped off in various areas of the parking lot which is very unsafe.  
           Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

     

     

    • PTO will meet this evening in the cafeteria starting at 6:00 pm.  

     

     

    • We have been pulling students from each class to have lunch with administrators in a student forum. The purpose of the forum is to discuss:
      • What makes Caldwell a great place?
      • What could we do to improve Caldwell?
    • This has led to many great discussions and some information we can use moving forward to help make CWES a better place. If the students were willing we also captured what they felt made CWES a great place for a video project. This was optional for the students. The students seem to enjoy being able to provide feedback. 

     

     

     

    • We will be sending home a parent letter Friday discussing STAAR testing and what dates the campus will be closed to visitors. I have included the letters below.

     

    STAAR Parent Letter


     

     

     

    • Lost and found has been on display for several weeks on the stage in the cafeteria. We will bag up what is remaining  on 3/11/2016.  If your student is missing a jacket please stop by to take a look. 
     
      
     
     
    We have some important, upcoming events I wanted to share with you.
      
      
    Date Upcoming Events
    3.7.2016 PTO Meeting in cafeteria 6:00pm
    3.7- 3.11.2016 4th Writing Camp
    3.8.2016 2nd Grade Field Trip to Zachary Scott Theater
    3.8.2016 PTO Flavorlicious after school
    3.10.2016 PTO Spirit Night @ Chuck-E-Cheese
    3.14-18. 2016 Spring Break
    3.22.2016 CAAC in the Library Cancelled will Reschedule
    3.22.2016 3rd 9 weeks ends. 
    3.25.2016 Good Friday Staff and Student Holiday
    3.28.2016 Attendance Bingo 8:00-10:00 Cafeteria
    3.29.2016 1st Grade Field trip to Zachary Scott 
    3.29.2016 STAAR 5th Math/ 4th Writing
    3.29.2016 3rd 9 week report cards go home
    3.30.2016 STAAR 5th Reading
    3.30.2016 Kinder Field Trip to Thinkery
    4.1.2016 Art Central Field Trip
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