Thursday Tidbits

February 21, 2019

 

        Mid-term grades for the 3rd quarter are being sent home with students today. Grades might not be a true reflection as our days in school have been limited because of

 

 weather.  Any student receiving any D’s &/or F’s will have a copy mailed to parents.

 

        As of today, the 100th day of school is next Tuesday, Feb. 26th if there are no more school cancellation days due to weather.   Please be watching your child's backpack

 

 (grades K-4) for information from your child's teacher and also the school Facebook page.

 

 

2nd Grade Reading Group Service Project

Mrs. Esry’s 2nd grade reading group recently read a story called “Fly Away Home”. It’s the story of a homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father and has to move from terminal

 

 to terminal trying not to be noticed, but is given hope when a trapped bird finally finds its freedom. The boy’s dream is that someday he and his dad will have a home of their own and be free of the airport too.

The students were very touched by this story and wanted to do something to help people in a similar situation. They decided to do a service project for the Cameron Women’s shelter. The kids

 

 wanted the women and their children staying there to have a Valentine’s dinner/party (the shelter told us the women staying with them rarely have extra money for things like that). The students

 

 brainstormed what should be served, then wrote letters to Cameron area merchants asking for donations. Every merchant contacted donated. They were able to have pizza from Pizza Hut, flowers

 

 and soda pop from The Cameron Market, chips and salsa from El Maguey, an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, and chocolates and party decorations from Wal-Mart. The shelter said the dinner

 

was a huge success.

The students will now be starting phase 2 of their service project which is a household goods drive for the shelter. The students will place boxes in the multipurpose room for donations of paper

 

 towels, toilet paper, trash bags (13 gal. and 30 gal. size) laundry detergent, dish soap, dish washer detergent, light bulbs and batteries. Please help us with this project.  The project will run from

 

 February 25th to March 11th.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our POLO SPELLERS!

 

 

Olivia Wolf is the Caldwell County Champion

 

Preston Wolf placed 2nd

 

Maverick Gentry will be the 1st alternate

 

Olivia and Preston will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 2nd.

 

Way to represent Polo Panthers - Good Luck at Regionals!

 

 

Upcoming dates –

 

Feb. 26         100th Day of School

March 2        Regional Spelling Bee

March 4-7     PTO Book Fair

March 8        No School - Teacher In-Service

March 22      End of 3rd Quarter (*revised date)

April 1           No School – Teacher In-Service

April 11 & 12   Kindergarten Screening

April 19         Spring Break  

April 22         School in Session – Make Up Day

April 26         Character Assembly

May 6 & 7     Preschool Screening

May 10         Field Day

May 13         Field Day Rain Date

May 17         Last Day – Early out at 1:15 pm

 

 

   

 

BOX TOPS DEADLINE

 

Make sure to bring in all your Box Tops by tomorrow, Friday, February 22.  We will get them counted and announce the class winners ext week! Keep clipping and good luck.