It was a great first week of the 2nd Semester! We enjoyed having the students back with us and hearing about all the fun shared over the Winter Break. As you know the second semester can pass very quickly, so we dove right back into the instructional lessons this past week. We have district benchmarks for 3rd – 5th grade students, and Istation (Reading) and AMC (Math) Assessments for Kinder- 2nd grade students coming up at the end of this month. These assessments will let our teachers know the success of their instruction and the understanding the students have with many concepts. It also gives our teachers understanding of what needs to be taught and what needs some reteach time for students. We look forward to gathering this data and working with our students to reach success. We appreciate your support at home!
We did great with our 98% goal the 1st and 2nd nine weeks and slipped a little at the end during the start of the winter as expected with the flu and cold season. Please help us work together to meet our 98% attendance goal. With us all working together, we have increased our attendance rate each nine weeks in comparison to last year. With the students present, we can make great academic gains for all! Thank you for your support!
Congrats to our 5th grade students and teachers! They were in the top three NEISD Elementary Schools with the recent 5th grade Science Benchmark Scores. We scored a 90% passing rate along with Roan Forest Elementary. Encino Park and Vineyard Elementary Schools scored a point or two higher, 91% and 92%. We are so proud of their performance!!!
On another note, NEISD School Board meets tomorrow night, January 12th and among items on the agenda will be the Tuscany Heigths Elementary Assistant Principal. I can’t wait to share our school with someone fabulous. As soon as the board meets and approves, I will send an eBlast out to all our families. It will be a little later than my normal eBlasts but I will do my best to beat the social media sites, because I know everyone is anxious to hear about our new assistant principal.
Thank you to all for your continuous support of our school, staff and students!
Jan. 12th: NEISD School Board Names Tuscany Heights Elementary Assistant Principal
Jan. 15th: THE Spelling Bee
Jan. 19th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Jan. 20th: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Math Benchmark
Jan. 21st: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Reading Benchmark
Jan. 22nd & 23rd: 4th Grade Writing Benchmark
Jan. 25th: SPURS Night- THE Choir Performs
Feb. 3rd: PTA Meeting/ K-2 Leadership Night (Flyer coming home soon)
Feb. 5th: Founder’s Day
Feb. 24th, 25th, & 26th: Early Dismissal Days/ Student Led Conferences
Feb. 28th: Run for the Heights Fundraiser 5K/Fun Run
Watch D.O.G.S. – We had a great turnout for our Donuts with Dads on Thursday and filled over 50 Watch D.O.G.S. positions for the spring semester! It’s not too late to be a hero of the hallway! Contact Lawrence Saiz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
5th grade students – Don’t forget to MAKE YOUR MARK by wearing your new t-shirts on Wednesdays!
5th Annual Run for the Heights 5k Rally and THE Night with the Spurs, Sunday, 1/25, 3:30 PM: Join us for a night of fun with the Spurs! Take pics with the Spurs Coyote and Tusky, watch the Spurs warm-up, listen to our very own Tiger Beat choir perform on the court, and shoot a free-throw after the game! Tickets include a meal. Click here for THE Night with the Spurs form and return to your teacher by Friday, 1/16. Go, Spurs, Go!!!
Run For The Heights Race Registration
Online registration is now OPEN!! Race registration contests flyers and forms have gone home. You can start collecting registrations from family & friends to earn cool rewards. Are you not able to make it to Run For The Heights? You can still be a "Spirit Runner" for only a $10 donation. Contribute to Run For The Heights while you sleep in for Tusky!! These 100% taxable donations will still count towards the registration contests! (No t-shirts or goody bags provided for spirit runners.)
Plug in with PTA and Back the Future! THE PTA Website www.tuscanyheightspta.org
Tuscany Heights Volunteers Link http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/35885320036