• Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 5/7/2018

    We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.  There are many dates to keep up with over the next several weeks.  In addition to the weekly, we will send home a newsletter, and additional flyers to ensure  that you have every opportunity to be a part of these awesome culminating events.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!   

     

    STAAR testing next week:

    Next week is our final round of STAAR testing for this school year.  The students are well prepared, and happy to show their best!  Please be aware of the dates below.  Lunch times will be flexible for all students.  Please plan on NOT having lunch with your child on Monday or Tuesday.  Schedules will return back to normal on Wednesday, except for 5th grade, as they will be taking the Science test.  If you have a special event, we will most certainly work with you, please let the front office know.    

     

    MONDAY: 3 & 4th Math, 5th Math Re-test & 5th graders take 6th Math (ASCEND)

    TUESDAY: 3rd & 4th Reading & 5th Reading Re-Test

    WEDNESDAY: 5th Science and any absentees make-up test

    THURSDAY: Absentees make-up test

    FRIDAY: Final day for make-up testing

     

    Field Day Re-Scheduled

    Due to inclement weather, field day is scheduled for Monday, June 4th

     

    WES/WPS MERGER CONVERSATION TUESDAY:

    There will be an additional parent meeting to provide input and ask questions of District personnel regarding the proposed merger of WPS and WES at a Principal’s Coffee. 

    WES/WPS Parent  Mtg

    Tuesday, May 8th @ WES 8:00 a.m.

    Please join us if you can!

     

    Teacher Appreciation THIS WEEK:

    We are celebrating our AMAZING teachers this week!  We have encouraged the students to take a moment to show their teachers how much they care for them and have provided some cost free ideas.  A flyer was sent home by PTO to support your efforts to acknowledge our amazing staff.  The suggestions are below.   

    Monday: Office/school supply

    Tuesday: Flower

    Wednesday: Wear or bring your teacher something of their favorite color

    Thursday: Favorite treat or snack

    Friday: Thank you note or drawing

     

    Nurse’s day THIS WEDNESDAY:

    Help us celebrate Nurse Andrea Menotti-Willis on Wednesday!  She is a gem at WES, and we want to show her how much she means to ALL of us!

     

    Mother’s Day Cake Decorating FRIDAY:

    Cakes have been ordered, and students will bring home decorated cakes on Friday.

     

    End of Year Awards SAVE THE DATE:

    Monday, June 4th

    8:30-9:40-3rd Gr

     

    Tuesday, June 5th

    8:00am - 1st Grade

    9:00am - Kinder

    9:45 Senior Walks at WES

    1:20-2:30-4th Gr

     

    Wednesday, June 6th –

    10:00am 2nd Grade

    9:00-10:30 5th Gr

        

     

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    5/22 Main Event Fundraiser Field Trip

    5/25 5th GR Maturation class

    5/28 Memorial Day Student & Staff Holiday

    5/30 Perfect Attendance Field Trip

    06/04 3rd Gr Awards

    6/05 4th Gr Awards

    6/06 5th Gr Awards

    Last Day of School & Early Release @ 12:00 (Report Cards go home)

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 5/1/2018

    Education Go Get It Week THIS WEEK:

    Students all over the district and state learn about post-secondary educational opportunities, including college, military and vocational training. The purpose of this week is to provide both information and encouragement to all students in regards to pursuing post-secondary education.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear t-shirts daily, that represent their favorite

    post-secondary opportunities.

     

    Field Day is THIS FRIDAY!

    Please join us for WES/WPS Field Day on Friday.  Event times are being sent home in Tuesday folders.  Students need to bring a change of clothes if they wish to participate on the water slide.  If there is inclement weather, we will have a make-up day.         

     

    WES/WPS MERGER CONVERSATION:

    There will be an additional parent meeting to provide input and ask questions of District personnel regarding the proposed merger of WPS and WES at a Principal’s Coffee. 

    WES/WPS Parent  Mtg

    Tuesday, May 8th @ WES 9:00 a.m.

    Please join us if you can!

     

    There is a Board Workshop on May 3rd.  There will be discussion regarding WPS/WES and the proposed merger, but no decisions will be made at this meeting. 

     

    Teacher Appreciation Week NEXT WEEK May 7th-11th:

    We are celebrating our AMAZING teachers next week!  We have encouraged the students to take a moment to show their teachers how much they care for them and have provided some cost free ideas.  A flyer will be sent home by PTO to support your efforts to acknowledge our amazing staff.  

     

     

    Mother’s Day Cake Decorating May 11th:

    A Flyer/order form was sent home to order cakes for this decorating event.  If you would like to order a cake for your child to decorate at school for Mother’s day, please contact your child’s teacher or the front office at 512-594-4800 

     

     

       

    RECAP:  

    Calendar Approved

    PfISD has approved the school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. You can read about the process the District followed to incorporate community input to devise the calendar. As much as possible, we ask that you please align family trips or vacations with the student holidays that are scheduled. Doing so is a huge help to your child and our teachers.

     

    Academic Night was a success!:

    Thank you to all those that were able to come out for a fun night of learning and exploration. 

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

    We are enforcing that all parents that walk up either stand near the stop sign on the corner of the sidewalk or near the picnic tables and wait for their students. 

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    5/9 School Nurse Day

    5/11 Mother’s Day Cake Decorating

    STAAR Pep Rally 1:45-2:30

    5/14 STAAR Test

    5th Math Re-test

    3 & 4th Math

    6th Math

    5/15 STAAR Test

    5th Reading Re-Test

    3rd & 4th Reading

    5/22 Main Event Fundraiser Filed Trip

    5/25 5th GR Maturation class

    5/28 Memorial Day Student & Staff Holiday

    6/05 3rd & 4th Gr Awards

    6/06 5th Gr Awards

    Last Day of School & Early Release @ 12:00 (Report Cards go home)

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • A few items of interest

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 4/26/2018

    Academic Night is tonight! FREE pizza and fun for the family.  The event starts at WES @ 5:00-6:30 pm.

     

    There will be an additional parent meeting to provide input and ask questions of District personnel regarding the proposed merger of WPS and WES at a Principal’s Coffee. 

    WES/WPS Parent  Mtg

    Tuesday, May 8th @ WES 8:00 a.m.

    Please join us if you can!

     

    There is a Board Workshop on May 3rd.  There will be discussion regarding WPS/WES and the proposed merger, but no decisions will be made at this meeting. 

    Suspicious vehicle report: This is an update, as there has been some concern in the Windermere Community and campuses regarding a suspicious, white security truck seen at or around the schools and in the Windermere community.  After reports from campus personnel, students and parents, we reached out and received prompt response from the Pflugerville Police Department.  The Police Department was able to make contact with the individual in the vehicle this morning, and the security company which they represent to verify their validity.  Everything checked out as ok, and the Windermere HOA verified  hiring the company to provide security to support the safety of the community.  The security company was reminded by the police to stay off school grounds, including parking lots etc.      

     

    We are appreciative that staff, students and parents took action and responded the district’s policy of “see something, say something!”  With the quick action of our staff, and Police Departments, we were able to resolve the community and campus concerns quickly.  Please be vigilant and let campus admin or staff know of anything suspicious so that we can continue to support student safety.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us @ 512-594-4800.     

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

     

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 4/23/2018

    Happy Monday!  We hope to see you at WES on Thursday!

     

     

    Book Fair Monday-Friday:

    Book Fair is up and running for student and parent purchases Monday-Friday of this week.  You are free to stop by anytime including during your lunch break or after school to purchase books with your students.  We will also be open from 5-6:30 pm on Thursday for Academic Night!  

     

    Academic Night Thursday, April 26th 5-6:30:

    Get ready for a night of food, fun, and learning!  Academic Night will start with free pizza for all, and then exploration of the amazing activities our WES staff will have prepared for you and the students.  This is a come and go event, and we hope to see you there!  The book fair will be open to families for last minute purchases.   

     

    Calendar Approved

    PfISD has approved the school calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. You can read about the process the District followed to incorporate community input to devise the calendar. As much as possible, we ask that you please align family trips or vacations with the student holidays that are scheduled. Doing so is a huge help to your child and our teachers.

     

     

    4/26 Ned Assembly 7:45-8:30

    4/27 Ms. Dayment Birthday

    4/28 Ms. Stacey B-Day

    4/30 Ms. Germond B-Day

     

       

    RECAP:  

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

    We are enforcing that all parents that walk up either stand near the stop sign on the corner of the sidewalk or near the picnic tables and wait for their students. 

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    4/30-5/4 College Ready Week

    5/1 Teacher Appreciation Week

    5/4 Field Day

    5/9 School Nurse Day

    5/11 Mother’s Day Cake Decorating

    STAAR Pep Rally 1:45-2:30

    5/14 STAAR Test

    5th Math Re-test

    3 & 4th Math

    6th Math

    5/15 STAAR Test

    5th Reading Re-Test

    3rd & 4th Reading

    5/22 Main Event Fundraiser Filed Trip

    5/25 5th GR Maturation class

    5/28 Memorial Day Student & Staff Holiday

    6/05 3rd & 4th Gr Awards

    6/06 5th Gr Awards

    Last Day of School & Early Release @ 12:00 (Report Cards go home)

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 4/16/2018

    We had an awesome week, and the 4th and 5th grade students had a successful first round of STAAR administration.  Thank you for your support!   We have many exciting events happening within the next two weeks.  Although the flu is on the downhill run, there are still many viruses that are impacting students and staff.  Please keep your students home until they are free from fever for 24 hours to reduce the spread of these viruses.  Please bring a parent or Dr. note to excuse the absence.  We are encouraging students to attend school to impact attendance in a positive way but don’t want to risk illness spreading.      

     

     

    Book Fair Preview:

    Book Fair is setting up today for the preview, and will be open for purchase Mon-Fri next week!

     

    Academic Night April 26th 5-6:30:

    Get ready for a night of food, fun, and learning!  Academic Night will start with free pizza for all, and then exploration of the amazing activities our WES staff will have prepared for you and the students.  This is a come and go event, and we hope to see you there!  The book fair will be open to families for last minute purchases.   

     

       

    RECAP:  

    Awards & Spring Carnival:

    Thank you to the PTO, teachers and volunteers for making the Spring Carnival a HUGE success.  The PTO will be reporting the funds raised at the next meeting.  Thank you to parents for attending the 3rd-9 weeks award’s assembly.  Thank you to the team for stepping in to honor the students, as I was down with a nasty upper respiratory virus and wasn’t able to attend.

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

    We are enforcing that all parents that walk up either stand near the stop sign on the corner of the sidewalk or near the picnic tables and wait for their students. 

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    4/22 Ms. Verdugo B-Day & William Valdes B-Day

    4/26 Ned Assembly 7:45-8:30

    4/27 Ms. Dayment Birthday

    4/28 Ms. Stacey B-Day

    4/30 Ms. Germond B-Day

    4/30-5/4 College Ready Week

    5/1 Teacher Appreciation Week

    5/4 Field Day

    5/9 School Nurse Day

    5/11 Mother’s Day Cake Decorating

    STAAR Pep Rally 1:45-2:30

    5/14 STAAR Test

    5th Math Re-test

    3 & 4th Math

    6th Math

    5/15 STAAR Test

    5th Reading Re-Test

    3rd & 4th Reading

    5/22 Main Event Fundraiser Filed Trip

    5/25 5th GR Maturation class

    5/28 Memorial Day Student & Staff Holiday

    6/05 3rd & 4th Gr Awards

    6/06 5th Gr Awards

    Last Day of School & Early Release @ 12:00 (Report Cards go home)

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 4/1/2018

    We hope you had a GREAT 3 day weekend! We have the Awards Assembly & the Spring Carnival THIS FRIDAY!  See you soon!

     

    3rd 9 Wks Awards Assembly THIS Friday, April 6th:  

                  5th -8:25-9:00

             3rd -10:15-11:00

             4th -1:20-2:05

                 

    Spring Carnival THIS Friday, April 6th:

    Join us for the Annual Spring Carnival for both WPS and WES on Friday, April 6th from 5-7.  There will be games, food, an auction, and prizes! Presale ticket order forms went home on Friday!  Tickets and wrist bands will also be sold at the door. 

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

    We are enforcing that all parents that walk up either stand near the stop sign on the corner of the sidewalk or near the picnic tables and wait for their students. 

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    4/8 Kim Sanders (Secretary) Birthday

    4/9 STAAR Pep Rally 2:00 pm

    4/10 STAAR TEST

                  5th Math & 4th Writing

    4/11 STAAR TEST

                  5th Reading

    4/17 PTO Meeting WES 5:30 PM

    4/22 Ms. Verdugo B-Day

    4/23-4/27  Book Fair

    4/26 Academic Night 6 pm

    4/30-5/4 College Ready Week

    4/26 Academic Night @ WES 5-6:30

    4/27 Ms. Dayment Birthday

    4/28 Ms. Stacey B-Day

    4/30 Ms. Germond B-Day

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 3/26/2018

    March 29th Report Cards Home:

     

    March 30th, Friday, Student & Staff Holiday:

    Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Friday holiday. 

     

    3rd 9 Wks Awards Assembly, Friday April 6th:  

                  5th 8:25-9:00

                  3rd 10:15-11:00

                  4th 1:20-2:05

                 

    Spring Carnival Friday, April 6th:

    Join us for the Annual Spring Carnival for both WPS and WES on Friday, April 6th from 5-7.  There will be games, food, an auction, and prizes! Presale ticket order forms will go be coming home soon.  

     

    RECAP: 

     WES/WPS Merger Community Meeting:

    Thank you for those parents that came to the community meeting to ask questions and be a part of the decision making process of these proposed changes. 

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

    We are enforcing that all parents that walk up either stand near the stop sign on the corner of the sidewalk or near the picnic tables and wait for their students. 

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    4/8 Kim Sanders (Secretary) Birthday

    4/9 STAAR Pep Rally 2:00 pm

    4/10 STAAR TEST

                  5th Math & 4th Writing

    4/11 STAAR TEST

                  5th Reading

    4/17 PTO Meeting WES 5:30 PM

    4/22 Ms. Verdugo B-Day

    4/23-4/27  Book Fair

    4/26 Academic Night 6 pm

    4/30-5/4 College Ready Week

    4/26 Academic Night @ WES 5-6:30

    4/27 Ms. Dayment Birthday

    4/28 Ms. Stacey B-Day

    4/30 Ms. Germond B-Day

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 3/19/2018

    Welcome back!  We are excited to have the students back today, and the weather is perfect as we welcome Spring! There are many exciting things happening at WES this month, including an important parent meeting this Wednesday @ WPS.  See below for dates to add to your calendar.  

     

     

    SAVE THE DATE: COMMUNITY MEETING RE:Consolidation:

    Parents, please mark your calendars for a community meeting to gather input regarding the proposal of WES/WPS consolidation.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 21st @ WPS at 5:30 pm.  A flier and email reminders to follow.  Your input is valuable! 

     

    March 30th, Friday, Student & Staff Holiday:

    Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Friday holiday. 

     

    RECAP: 

     TELPAS TESTING:

    Our Limited English Proficient students will be taking the TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System) test on the computer beginning Monday before Spring Break.  These students are rated in their Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and their results are a part of our state accountability results. 

     

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    3/29 Reports cards go home

    3/30 Good Friday: Staff & Student Holiday

    4/6 Awards Assembly

                  5th 8:25-9:00

                  3rd 10:15-11:00

                  4th 1:20-2:05

                  & Spring Carnival 5:00-7:00 pm

    4/9 STAAR Pep Rally 2:00 pm

    4/10 STAAR TEST

                  5th Math & 4th Writing

    4/11 STAAR TEST

                  5th Reading

    4/23-4/27  Book Fair

    4/26 Academic Night 6 pm

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • Windermere Weekly

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 3/2/2018

    Parents,

    Happy Friday! We completed our final round of middle of the year benchmark testing this week.  The students did their best, and they are happy to have that behind them.  We have one more solid week of instruction before Spring Break!  The weather is now allowing for recess again, which both the students and the teachers appreciate. 

     

    Today is the PfISD BIG EVENT & Counselor Ali Hoke’s Birthday!  

     

    TELPAS TESTING:

    Our Limited English Proficient students will be taking the TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System) test on the computer beginning Monday.  These students are rated in their Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and their results are a part of our state accountability results.  There is no change to the regular daily schedule. 

     

    PTO MTG WPS TUESDAY MARCH 6th @ 5:30:

    Please join us as we prepare for Spring Carnival!

     

    SPRING BREAK 3/12-3/16:

    Students return to school on Monday, March 19th.  Enjoy the break!

     

    SAVE THE DATE: COMMUNITY MEETING RE:consolidation:

    Parents, please mark your calendars for a community meeting to gather input regarding the proposal of WES/WPS consolidation.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 21st @ WPS at 5:30 pm.  A flier and email reminders to follow.  Your input is valuable! 

     

     

    RECAP: 

    FEDERAL REPORT CARD AVAILABLABILITY:

    Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: http://www.pfisd.net/Page/6323and are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.  We also sent  home a one pager in Tuesday’s folder (two weeks ago) with this information.  We have a hard copy available in the front office, and can provide you with a copy per your request. 

     

    WEDNESDAYS AT WES WE ARE COLLEGE & CAREER BOUND:

    Each Wednesday students and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that represents their favorite college, university, or higher education of choice.  Our staff work hard to support all students’ participation by reaching out to local universities and scouring thrift shops for t-shirts.  If you can donate, or find a t-shirt for your student, we can all support this initiative to dream BIG!

     

    DISMISSAL:

    Thank you for honoring our campus safety initiative and bringing your parent pick-up dismissal cards daily.  We are happy to provide you with as many cards as you need.  If you forget your card, you will be asked to present your id in the main office.  If your child’s teacher is present and knows you, they can release your child to you without a card one time as a courtesy, but we request that you bring your card subsequent times.  You can give a set of cards to others that regularly pick up  your children, or use in two different vehicles so you won’t have to remember the cards daily.

    ASCEND will be dismissed @ 2:35 daily.

    3rd & 5th grade will be dismissed @ 2:40 daily, and 4th will be released at 2:45.  

    We will be stationed at dismissal with students until 3:00.  Any student that has not been picked up by 3:00 will be brought inside until parents arrived and sign out the student.

     

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT WES DATES:

    3/29 Reports cards go home

    3/30 Good Friday: Staff & Student Holiday

    4/6 Awards Assembly

                  5th 8:25-9:00

                  3rd 10:15-11:00

                  4th 1:20-2:05

                  & Spring Carnival 5:00-7:00 pm

    4/9 STAAR Pep Rally 2:00 pm

    4/10 STAAR TEST

                  5th Math & 4th Writing

    4/11 STAAR TEST

                  5th Reading

    4/23-4/27  Book Fair

    4/26 Academic Night 6 pm

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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  • End of Week Updates

    Posted by Kyndall Jirasek on 2/22/2018

    Jump Rope for Heart tomorrow (Friday)

    WES & WPS will be getting together during Special Areas time to finish up Jump rope for Heart.  If the weather is nice, the students will be meeting in between our two campuses.  You are welcome to join your children during their special areas time.  Please sign into the front office of your child’s school before meeting up with them to jump rope.  Any money raised for the Jump Rope for Heart is due tomorrow.   

     

    Safety Drill tomorrow (Friday)

    This notice also went home in student folders today.  We had a regularly scheduled fire drill tomorrow, and have added a lockdown. 

    We conduct a variety of drills including Shelter in Place (bad weather), Fire, Lockout (a threat outside of the building), and Lockdown (threat inside of the building).  We do not typically notify you when we conduct our monthly drills, however, in light of recent events and with emotions running high, I wanted to notify you that we WILL be conducting a lockdown drill tomorrow, Friday, February 23rd.  We will also be pulling the fire alarm during the lockdown to practice the need for students to stay in lockdown even with this distraction.  We have notified the students about this drill, and have also let them know about the fire alarm in conjunction with the lockdown.  We do not want to scare the students, yet prepare them.  If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call.  512-594-4800  

     

    Principal’s Coffee 7:40-8:30 tomorrow (Friday)

    Don’t forget to join us tomorrow, Friday February 23rd for the Principal’s Coffee.

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Kate Shaum 

    Principal 

    Windermere Elementary School 

    512-594-4811

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