Windermere Elementary School

PFLUGERVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • From the Principal: Feb. 1, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 2/2/2017

    Parents, 

    The February newsletter was sent home with your student, yesterday, in their Tuesday folders.  Here is a copy for easy access. 

    See the newsletter for the details of these events:  PTO has an exciting Valentine’s craft night coming up, and we are celebrating Friendship Week with daily themes.  Each class will be having a Valentine’s Day Party in their classroom on the 14th. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you would like to be a part of this fun event with their class. We value your support, and want you to cherish these final years in elementary school. PTO also sent home a flyer today about a Valentine’s fundraiser.   

    We are conducting our final round of the Mock STAAR tests next week (Feb 6-8).  We have used the mock STAAR tests (released 2016 STAAR tests) to gather valuable data on the TEKS students have not yet mastered. Teachers are able to respond to the individual needs of the students based on this data. 

    The mock assessments also allow teachers the opportunity to provide feedback to students on stamina, pacing, bubbling (new to third grade sts), processing text and showing their work. Teachers will set individual goals with students, allowing everyone an opportunity to measure their own growth.

    We believe progress is valuable, and should be acknowledged and celebrated. The STAAR test is one measure of student mastery of the grade level TEKS.

    We encourage parents to refrain from coming to have lunch with your child on Monday through Wednesday next week, as we have changed lunch schedules due to testing. Because we are a third- to fifth-grade campus and all students on campus are involved in testing, scheduling lunches during testing poses some significant challenges and schedules are subject to change last-minute based on space and testing parameters.

    If you have a distant family member in town, or special occasion you would like to celebrate with your child during lunch, we are happy to accommodate. Please call the front office to find out your child’s specific lunch time in the event you have a special circumstance and would like to have lunch with your child. Front office: 512-594-4800 

    Upcoming mock tests and schedule changes

    Monday, Feb. 6: Third and fourth grade math mock (All third, fourth and fifth grade lunches will change)

    Tuesday, Feb. 7: Third and fourth grade reading mock (All third, fourth and fifth grade lunches will change)

    Wednesday, Feb. 8: Fifth grade science mock (only fifth grade lunches will change)

    We hope you have a great end of the week and look forward to seeing you at WES for all of our February fun!

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 
    Windermere Elementary School

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  • From the Principal: Jan. 23, 2017

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/24/2017

    Good afternoon WES families!

    • The district has provided us with updated Middle School information for our students, based on the Board decision regarding boundaries. Our middle school visit was postponed, and will be taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, from 9:30-11:30. Thank you for your patience. 
    • The district is proposing next year’s school calendar. Please visit the webpage, review the calendar, and provide feedback through this Friday, Jan. 27: Proposed calendar

    This page includes important considerations and parameters that the DAAC considered as it reviewed different calendar options. The information is available in Spanish or other languages by using the translation link in the upper left-hand corner of the website.

    Have a great week!

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 
    Windermere Elementary School

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  • January newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 1/12/2017

    Parents,

    Attached is the January newsletter that went home in Tuesday folders last week.  

    This Friday is Awards Ceremony. Please join us in honoring our children. 

    Reminder, the awards assemblies are as follows:

    • 4th Grade Assembly: 8:25 a.m. to 9:10 am.
    • 5th Grade Assembly: 10:15 a.m. to 1 a.m.
    • 3rd Grade Assembly: 1:20 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. 

    UPDATE: The PTO has cancelled Bingo Night on the 20th.  

    DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join us at the district School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Pflugerville ISD Administration Board Room from 6:00p-7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    Focus of this meeting will be the review of the Bylaws, as well as the nomination/selection of the 2016-2017 SHAC Committee District Parent Leadership – Chair, Co-Chair and Secretary.  

    Please share this email with others. District SHAC information: www.pfisd.net

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal

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  • Holiday shop volunteers needed

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 12/6/2016

    WES Parents, 

    You can get a $10 voucher for the Holiday Shop! 

    Below is the sign up genius link for the Holiday Shop. Each time slot is one hour long and for each hour you volunteer, you will receive a $10 holiday shop voucher. Please take a look and sign up. We want our kiddos to have a great experience in the holiday shop and that can only happen with volunteers like you all. 

    Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you there!

    Cassie Torres - WPTO

    www.signupgenius.com

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 
    Windermere Elementary School

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  • December newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 12/4/2016

    Happy Friday! 

    We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Break, and are gearing up for a wonderful Winter Break!

    Attached is the December Newsletter that will be coming home with your students. There are many great things happening at WES in the next two weeks!  We hope to see you on campus participating in all of the events we have to offer.   

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 
    Windermere Elementary School

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  • November Newsletter

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 11/3/2016

    October was a busy month, and it doesn’t appear that we are slowing down any time soon! We are sending this newsletter home today with our students in addition to this electronic copy.

    Our students, teachers, and YOU have successfully completed the 1st nine weeks of school! Congratulations! Parent conferences, report cards, and awards assembly are all behind us, and we are looking forward to a great November and December at WES!  

    I have enjoyed my first 10 weeks with our students and staff as the Principal of WES. I look forward to the upcoming months as we continue to do great things!    

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School

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  • Welcome back, Windermere Eagles!

    Posted by Marcial Guajardo at 8/18/2016

     

    Kate Shaum I am so excited to be joining the WES Family, and can’t wait to meet you and your children!

    Please join us for Meet the Teacher, this Friday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is a come-and-go event, and you are welcome to drop off your school supplies. 

    School officially begins on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Doors open at 7:10 a.m., breakfast is free to all students, and the tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m., daily. We look forward to another AWESOME year.     

    Thanks! 

    Kate Shaum
    Principal 
    Windermere Elementary School

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