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.