After 32 years….


This was the sign out front of the school in June….

And I’m now I have the best job in the world!

(I still get to teach science at my neighborhood school.  But now I get to sleep late and get out in time to have lunch with my husband.)

So lucky:)


5th Grade News

You and your child (and their teachers) have made it through the STAAR testing of 5th grade. We have a few students who will still be working on reading and will have a second chance on May 12th, but for most, we are done. Thank you for what you have done to support your child in reading this year.
As we approach the final weeks of school, we will still be expecting ALL of the children to read 30 minutes a night. Your child can use a digital reading log, which I’ve shared in Google Classroom. I gave the students a paper copy who prefer the old-fashioned method:) We will ask the students to keep this reading log in their homework folder so that it can be checked throughout the week. (I have to admit that I’ve been lax in checking the logs as we finish the STAAR testing.) ¬†Here is a link to a copy you can download: ¬†Reading Log Apr20
Check out the photos from Earth Camp:  Shutterfly  (If you need the password, ask your child.)
Upcoming Events:
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon–April 30th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Guero’s Family Event–May 5th, 5-7pm
(If anyone can volunteer some time to help out with this event, it would be greatly appreciated!)
DL Middle School Assessment–May 11th, 8:45-11:00 am
Family Fun and Fitness Day–May 15th, 8-11 am
Symphony Field Trip–May 18th, 11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Tapestry Dance Assembly–May 19th, 9-10 am
Celebration of Learning–May 21st, 6-7 pm
Library Books due–May 22nd, 12:30 pm
Young Artists’ Day–May 27th
Mr. Carlson’s Birthday–May 28th
Ice Cream Party for Returned Library Books–June 3rd
5th Grade Continuation Ceremony–June 4th, 1-2pm

April News

A couple of exciting events are coming up:

  • This Saturday afternoon, between 2 and 5 pm, THES will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. ¬†Hope you will stop by and join in the festivities.
  • Next week, students will be leaving campus to learn more about the Earth. ¬†Students who have Science in the morning will be participating on Monday and Tuesday (April 13th & 14th). ¬†Students who have Science in the afternoon will be participating on Wednesday and Thursday (April 15th & 16th).
  • Our next STAAR dates will be April 20th (Math) and April 22nd (Science).
  • Students who need to re-take the STAAR Reading test will do so on May 12th.
  • The 5th grade “Continuation Ceremony” will take place in the THES gym on June 4th, between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. ¬†A reception will follow immediately afterwards. ¬†If you would like to help out with the reception, please contact
  • There is an upcoming DL Parent meeting. ¬†See the flyer:¬†DLParentMeeting

Fishing and Archery

The wet weather isn’t slowing us down.  Check out photos on our Shutterfly account.  We have the possibility of winning a scholarship for next year’s class by posting photos to the Camp Champions Facebook page.  Please let me know if you are okay with your child’s picture being posted on FB for this opportunity (no names, only pics).