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PTA Volunteers Needed at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:10

Spanish Oaks PTA needs you!  Yes, you!  

Dear Spanish Oaks friends, we need you at Spanish Oaks Elementary!

Many of you may have heard of PTA but don’t really know what they do or if you want to get involved. PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. In public education we are face with shrinking budgets and growing class sizes, not to mention high standards for teacher and student performance—schools today need the support of families and the community. PTA can help. We harness the power of PTA to: 

• Increase family engagement and volunteerism
• Implement programs you engage families in student success or school improvements
• Qualify for grants and awards to support your school
• Communicate with families more effectively 
• Partner with other community organizations
• Enhance fundraising efforts
• Realize measurable results in student achievement

We love being involved in the Elementary PTA for a few reasons:

1. It's a concrete way to support our school, our students, the teachers and staff and build community. 

2. It's fun to get involved and get to know other parents as you work together on a committee and be social and creative with other parents who like to help.

3. You get to know the school and the principal a lot more. You know what's going on. It's so great to be in the loop during the formative years of your students schooling.

Here’s what we need for next year; a whole new Executive Board and some Commissioners (a commissioner is a committee chair and there can be co-commissioners.) For most of these areas, we have established traditions, so you wouldn’t have to generate new ideas if you don’t want to; you can follow the outline of what we’ve done in the past. If you would like though, you can also discuss new refreshing ideas with our board at a meeting.

Executive board:
President
President Elect
Treasurer So far, the commissioners we need are: 
Membership and Awards
Health & Safety Week
Art 
Community Involvement- (Teacher birthdays)
Education- Reading 

If you’d like to co-chair one of these things, grab a friend and let us know. Or if you’d just like to be on the signup list to help with things at the school, that’s wonderful too!

Send us an email with your name and number to ptaspanishoaks@gmail.com or you can text or call Holly Moss 602-689-9382 with any questions.

Our current board is:

Holly Moss- President
Kailee Anderson-Secretary 
Heidi Rowbury-Treasurer

Hope to hear from you wonderful PTA parents!

-Holly Moss

 

   

PTA Family Art and Education Night

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:05

Come join the fun!!

PTA Family Night  All Spanish Oaks families are invited for this fun and informative night!  Mark your calendars for: Monday, March 2nd @ 5pm School gym!  Kids will rotate between 4 different Dr. Seuss craft stations while parents attend a presentation on “Raising Resilient Kids” presented by our school counselor and Administrative intern, Mrs Winkler and Mrs. Laird-Trandum!  

Baylor Heads to National Level with His Reflections Entry

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 09:58
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This is so exciting! We have a Reflections Artist from Spanish Oaks who is going to the National Level! A Shout Out to our very own Baylor Ward who won an Award of Excellence in the Intermediate Division in the 3D category for his awesome idea and artwork for his entry this year. Congrats, Baylor!  

Kindness Week Begins On Monday!!

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:07

 

We are excited to announce our first annual Kindness Week here at Spanish Oaks.  We have some fun and exciting activities, songs, challenges, etc. to enjoy throughout the week.  We will be sharing quotes from the students each morning on the announcements, and doing our best to pass out over 2,000 “Caught ya’ Being Kind” slips to recognize acts of kindness going on around us.  Here are just a few of the things we will be enjoying throughout the week:

Monday:  Say good morning to 15 people

Tuesday:  Write a kind “thank you” message to Superintendent Nielsen

Wednesday:  Write a note of gratitude to a Spanish Oaks Staff member

Thursday:  Recognize a student of Spanish Oaks for an act of kindness and write it on a slip of paper ... create a school paper chain.

Friday:  Wear a hat - “Hats Off to Kindness”

Box Top Race Winners

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:34
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It was a close race, and changed daily, but our winning classes for number of Box Tops turned in are Mrs. Bate's Second Grade in 1st place, Mrs. Phelp's First Grade in 2nd place, and Mrs. Dimmick's Third Grade in 3rd place.  

February Reading Celebration with Mrs. Brown

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:03
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We have amazing readers here at Spanish Oaks, and here are just a few of them that are celebrating with Mrs. Brown.  They got to frost and decorate cookies, and then best of all, eat them!  A special thank you to Aubrey Smith for organizing these activities each month!  She is amazing!

Living Worms in Third Grade

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 15:05
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Mrs. Stewart

We learn about living and non living things in 3rd grade. The students have been discussing the 8 characteristics that make something living. Today they were able to see how live worms react to: light, heat and water. Each student made a prediction, observed what happened and came up with a conclusion for why they thought the worm reacted in a certain way.

Paper Bag Princess Still Shots

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:31
Attributions: 
Mrs. Baldwin

Mrs. Baldwin's class had a great time acting out parts of the story Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch.  It was a fun learning experience!  Our Drama Specialist taught us to do stills of a story to keep students involved and to boost comprehension. It works well.   You do see two dragons flying because two students wanted to be the dragon who kidnapped the prince. 

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