October 14, 2013
This week seemed to fly by! I can’t believe how close we are to the end of the first nine weeks grading period, but we’ve had a great 7 weeks of school!
Please take a moment to review the calendar below. We have benchmark assessments for STAAR grade levels this week. We will take extra precautions to prepare a quiet testing environment for our students.
Also, I want to call attention to an opportunity our high schools are offering us!
November 1st Reagan Cluster Football Game is honoring their cluster schools. They have invited us to join them by filling the stands for a game. We’d love to see you there! We are hoping to represent Reagan that night wearing our orange spirit shirt ( another THE Shirt) and rounding up Tusky to run out on the field. Please join us!
We are calling all future Rattlers or Jags to participate in various games throughout the season. Each HS has given a few tickets for games throughout the year. So, let us know if you are interested in a game. We will give away tickets until they run out! Thanks to our high school administration for such a kind treat! Go Rattlers and Jags!!!
October 14th Student Holiday/No School for Students
Professional/ Staff Development for Staff
October 15th, 16th, & 17th Benchmark Assessments 3rd- 5th Grade
October 18th 5th Grade Field Trip to Reagan High School
October 19th Paint the Parkway Pink Race (Community Event if interested)
October 21st- 25th Red Ribbon Week (See Attachment for specifics)
October 22nd Picture Retake Day
October 25th Bike Rodeo
End of the 1st Nine Weeks
October 28th- Nov. 1st Turkey Grams
October 31st “Orange” You Glad You Are A Tiger? Wear your orange spirit shirt or any orange shirt with jeans
Nov. 1st Field Day
Reagan HS Football Game- Cluster Night 7:30pm (Wear Orange Spirit Shirts or other T.H.E. spirit items)
Nov. 5th, 6th, & 7th Early Dismissal Days 12:40pm
Nov. 7th Read Around the School/ Character Parade
Believe, Dream, & Inspire -Texas PTA 2013 Reflections Art Contest entries due by Oct. 16th: Tuscany Heights would be honored to have our students interested in creating drawings, paintings, stories and other forms of art enter the 2013 Reflections Art Contest. Entry forms and rules are available in the school library and can also be found online by clicking here. Entries should be submitted in the Reflections box in the school library between October 1st and October 16th. All participants will receive a spirit stick and winners will move on to the NEISD Council for judging. Please contact Megan Ehrle at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
T.H.E. PTA Presents… Bike Rodeo, Friday, Oct. 25th: It's time to get your bikes ready for our annual Bike Rodeo! For details about the event and when to drop your child's bike off, please click here for Bike Rodeo information. Volunteers needed for this fun event-please sign up on [uscany.ptomanager.com/index.html?ok=OK]PTO Manager or contact Leigh Ellis, email@example.com.
Nominate a worthy individual for a Life Member award: Those of you most involved are in a great position to know a parent, community member, teacher, or staff member who has gone above and beyond for the students in our community. Please nominate them for a Texas PTA Life Member award. Click here for the Life Member Nomination Form All nominations are due by October 28th. For more information, please contact Brooke Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to be a Hero of the Hallway! Dads, uncles, granddads, step-dads: There are many available days this school year for T.H.E. fathers to serve as a Watch DOG. If you have not been a Watch DOG yet, now is the time to sign up! If you served as a Watch DOG last year, please consider returning for another day! To view available days, click here. Contact the Watch D.O.G.S. coordinators at email@example.com to request information on how to sign up for your day of service. You will be able to view a presentation about the program, ask questions, order your official Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt, then allow you to register and pick your day to be the "Hero of the Hallway." Please note that for the safety of our children and staff, you must complete the NEISD Criminal Background Check (a.k.a. "DPS Clearance") in order to volunteer. To begin the application, go to https://portal.neisd.net/vchrc/.
Red Ribbon Week eBlast Document