Thursday, March 9, 2017

Week of March 6, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:

PARCC Testing:
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the state assessments after spring break. You can find the schedule for testing and other information on the IHE website. This is a very important assessment that provides valuable information in regards to school/student growth and achievement. We use this data to support the development of our school programming and resources. 

Thinking Maps:
This week, students and teachers focused on Double Bubble Maps. Here are some examples of double bubble maps from our students:
5th Grade Map on Body Systems
Kindergarten Map on Past and Present
3rd Grade Map on Parallelograms and Triangles

Here is the parent memo regarding Double Bubble Maps and their purpose. 

Conferences will be held next week. Teachers will be sharing information regarding student growth and current levels. Please use the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to meet with your student's teacher. The school password is "engineer".  The scheduler will close Sunday, March 12th. 

Thank you!:
Iron Horse Elementary mom, Becki Santangelo, has been cooking lunches for the staff at Iron Horse on a regular basis over the past several years.  She has even been recognized as a 7 Everyday Hero for her generosity!  Becki welcomes food (especially meat) or gift card donations to help offset the cost of providing the meals.  If you would like to help Becki, please give her a call or text at 602-625-8149.   You can also reach Becki at  Thank you Becki for all you do!

Personalized Learning Fair:
We are excited to announce that we are having our second annual Personalized Learning Resource Fair next month!  This is a great event for parents and families to access many different resources in personalized learning including gifted education.  See flyers above for details.  The flyer has also been translated in Mandarin and Spanish.

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Chaparral High School

PTO Events:
We are continuing to sell Texas Roadhouse rolls until March 16th. You can find the order form at the top of this post. Chipotle Night is next Thursday, March 16th from 4-8:00pm. Have dinner at Chipotle, mention Iron Horse or bring the flyer at the top of this post, and we will receive 50% of the proceeds from every purchase. 

Upcoming Events:
March 6-16: Student Council's Children's Hospital Drive 
March 6-16: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Sales - Flyer/Order Form is attached above
March 10-16: Book Fair in the Learning Commons
March 13-16: Conferences - sign up with online scheduler
March 16: Pajama Day for students who donated to the Children's Hospital Drive
March 16: Chipotle Night
March 17-April 2: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 4-20: PARCC Testing - Grades 3, 4, 5 - See Specific Schedules on the IHE Website
April 7: Daddy/Daughter Dance - 7:00-8:00pm in the Gym
April 12: SAC Meeting - 4:00-5:00pm in the Learning Commons
April 19: PTO Meeting - 3:45-4:45pm in the Learning Commons
April 20: McTeacher Night at McDonalds on Main Street - 5:00-8:00pm
April 21: NO SCHOOL
May 10: Kindergarten Night - 6:00-6:30pm in the Learning Commons for Incoming Kindergarten parents