Missouri City Newsletter April 18 2003

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                   Missouri City School Newsletter
    (816) 750-4391                                                                                 April 18, 2003
Our District Mission. Missouri City School provides a positive child-centered environment in which all students, parents, staff, and
community members are dedicated to life-long learning. Emphasis is placed on acceleration instead of remediation.
                     Surprise Visitor                                  Paula Thompson                   Gary Trusler
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On April 9 , just before the awards assembly, Antonio Garcia           Abby Helen                       Sharon Benson
was just passing through on his way from Minneapolis to                Candace Turner                   Jackie Vickrey
Dallas, and thought that he would stop in to say, “Hi.” The            Joe Wattenbarger                 Michelle Zook
last time he was here was ten years ago when he was a                  Rowena McCoy
volunteer from Utah Valley State College and helped us clean                                 New Web Page
up after the flood. He noticed many changes to the school and           Check      out    the    new    school    web    page      at
to the town. The awards assembly was in the Luxembourg                  http://www.mocity.k12.mo.us. It has links to a calendar of
Library, which was nonexistent when he was here. Following              events, past newsletters, and the P.E.R.C. parade activities.
the assembly, he watched the staff and students move the                There is also a link to Linda Rogge’s resource page. The
furniture back to change the assembly hall back into a library.         students use her page for resources for their PowerPoint
He also had the joy of talking to some of the citizens of the           presentations. The Mocity web page is very new and we hope
town. He sends his regards to the people of Missouri City.              to update with school news.

              Notice—Special Shelters                                   3rd Quarter P.E.R.C. Awards Assembly
The Christian Church basement has been designated as a
                                                                              (Parents and Educators for Responsible Choices)
shelter, in the event of a severe storm alert for Missouri City.
If the warning siren sounds, the basement door will be                  The third quarter P.E.R.C. awards assembly was April 9th.
unlocked by Ron or Melissa Hascall.                                     Students received a certificate and a tangible award, though
                                                                        not listed here, were provided by P.E.R.C. Some of the
The Baptist Church will be used if quick evacuation of the
                                                                        awards are given to specific grades in the quarter mastered.
school is necessary.
                                                                        P.E.R.C. awards good behavior such as perfect attendance
                         Donations                                      and bringing up grades to reinforce this type of behavior.
Wal-Mart donated a sack of apples and oranges to each
                                                                        The following students received an award for perfect
student. They also gave birthday cards with a five-dollar gift
                                                                        attendance for the third quarter:
certificate for each staff and student with an April birthday.
                                                                        Elizabeth Hascall        Tabitha Swatosh Christian McCaulley
Thank you Wal-Mart.
                                                                        Melissa Holland           Alison Adams                T J Ivy
                                                                        Beka Poteet                Misty Roush        Frankie Herbert
Thomas McRady donated a Conn tenor saxophone and bells.
These are wonderful instruments donated to our band and the
                                                                        Each classroom teacher sends a newsletter home to
students are enjoying them immensely. Thank you Mr.
                                                                        communicate with the parents. These must be signed stating
McRady.
                                                                        that they read the newsletter and returned. The following
                                                                        students returned their signed weekly newsletter:
Last week an anonymous person donated a Buescher
                                                                        Bradlee Dillee           Elizabeth Hascall       Dillon Griffey
Aristocrat flute for the band. Thank you so much.
                                                                        Sam Miller                Tyler Thompson             Tim Reppy
                                                                        Brett Grossheim         Brandon Grossheim           Kalani Still
                Volunteer Luncheon                                      Caleb Powell              Jacob Stevenson         Johnny Carter
On April 11 was our annual volunteer luncheon. The                      Melissa Holland           Sean O’Connor        Victoria Walker
organization and planning was done by Flora Hall. Her                   James Reppy                 Misty Roush             Cody Casey
biggest helper was her sister Dottie Holder. The luncheon is            Amanda McDowell
our way of saying thank you to the people who volunteer their
time, supplies, or money. You have made a huge difference in            The following kindergarten students received an award for
our school. Below is a list of people who have helped us:               identifying and writing all the letters of the alphabet.
Susan Abbett                      Teresa Adams                          Jacque Casey
                                                                        Bradlee Dillee     Kathleen Welton
                                                                                                Elizabeth Hascall           Dillon Griffey
Scott Boyum                       Chester Crawford                      Myrtle Crawford David Cumpton
Debbie Dever                      Carla Drummond                                              Eric Patterson
                                                                        Wendy Swatoshkindergarten students received an award for
                                                                        The following
Rosie Glaze                       Brandee Ground                                            Melissa Hascall
                                                                        Flo Hall and writing the numbers 1-100:
                                                                        identifying
Susan Heim-Davis                  Dottie Holder                         Crystal Holder
                                                                        Bradlee Dillee        Billie Holland
                                                                                                Elizabeth Hascall           Dillon Griffey
Howard Killion                    Terry Kochsmeier                      Steve Lillard              Earl Love
Cheri McCaulley                   Tommie Lou McKown                     The McKown          Tomas McRady
                                                                        John following kindergarten students received an award for
Rhonda Miller                     John Morgan                           Danelle Nichols hour: Nierman
                                                                        telling time by the Pattie
Mona O’Connor                     Verna Poteet                          Cheryl Reppy
                                                                        Bradlee Dillee     Debbie Reynolds
                                                                                                Elizabeth Hascall           Dillon Griffey
Sue Roush                         Christopher Sears                     Sue Selle           Charlotte Smith
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                                                                    The fifth grades through the seventh grade students receive
The following younger students received an award for                R.A.P. awards for good citizenship—respect, acceptance, and
knowing their vowels:                                               perseverance. The following students received this award:
Kara Holder           Sam Miller       Tyler Thompson               Ali Adams              Melissa
                                                                             Christian McCaulley Holland Jessica McCaulley
                                                                    Tiffany McCauley       Stephanie Abbett        Krystal Casey
The following second grade students received an award for           Misty Roush            Frankie Herbert
knowing the vowel sounds:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman        Tabitha Swatosh                   Brett Grossheim           Brandon Grossheim
                                                                    Beka Poteet and Kyle Stevenson are the eighth grade students         Ka
Krystal Herbert                                                     who received outstanding citizenship award.

Sam Miller and Bradlee Dillee received an award for learning        The eighth grade students receive awards for typing 30 words
to subtract without regrouping.                                     per minute or more. Below is a list of the students who
                                                                    received this award with their top typing score:
Tyler Thompson and Bradlee Dillee received an award for                                     Briana Deal 71
adding two-digit numbers without regrouping.                                               Buddy Eason 60
                                                                                         Lindsay Holland 36
Brett Grossheim, Brandon Grossheim, and Krystal Herbert                                    Kyle Johnson 59
received an award for adding two-digit numbers with                                         Beka Poteet 53
regrouping.                                                                                  Tim Zook 37

The following second grade students received an award for           The following eighth grade students received an award for
adding and subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping:         solving the problem of the day:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman           Tabitha Swatosh        Cody Casey                Briana Deal        Buddy Eason
Krystal Herbert                                                     Amanda McDowell           Beka Poteet         Cory Reffitt

The following students were on the Principal’s honor roll           The kindergarten students who received an Outstanding
which has all “A” and no “B”:                                       Reading Award were:
Alison Adams            Michael Eppley   Vanessa Herbert                    Stephanie Abbett
                                                                    Bradlee Dillee                     Beka   Dillon Griffey Kyle S
                                                                                         Elizabeth Hascall Poteet

The following students were on the “A” honor roll with allows       Quinton Ground received an award for tying his shoes.
one “B”:
Dillon Johnson           Cana Poteet        Melissa Holland                 TJ Ivy                      received an
                                                                    The following kindergarten studentsKrystal Casey award for        Kaitee
Jamie Reynolds        Amanda McDowell                               knowing addition:
                                                                    Bradlee Dillee       Elizabeth Hascall       Dillon Griffey
The following students were on the “B” honor roll with allows
one “C”:                                                            Bradlee Dillee and Quinton Ground received an award for
Stephanie Eason         Sirena Masoner         Caleb Powell         knowing Johnny Carter
                                                                              subtraction.               Jessica McCaulley             Sean O
Victoria Walker          Misty Roush         Frankie Herbert                  Buddy Eason                   Timothy Zook
                                                                    The following kindergarten students received an award for
The following eighth grade students received an award for           knowing their phone numbers:
their PowerPoint presentations:                                     Bradlee Dillee           Elizabeth Hascall        Dillon Griffey
Cody Casey                Briana Deal        Buddy Eason                      Lindsay Holland                Kyle Johnson            Jason M
Amanda McDowell           Beka Poteet         Cory Reffitt                    Kyle Stevenson                  Tim Zook
                                                                    The following first grade students received an award for               L
                                                                    telling time to the hour and to the half hour:
Classes in the third grade and higher received spelling awards.     Kara Holder                 Sam Miller          Tyler Thompson
Different teacher set the criteria for their class. The following
students received an award for spelling:                            The following first grade students received an award for using
Dillon Johnson              Cana Poteet                Ali Adams              Sean
                                                                    the dictionary:O’Connor                  Sala Still            Vanessa
Stephanie Abbett           Krystal Casey             Misty Roush              Briana Deal
                                                                    Kara Holder                                    Tyler
                                                                                               Sam MillerBuddy Eason Thompson Lindsay
Kyle Johnson            Amanda McDowell               Beka Poteet             Kyle Stevenson              Timothy Zook                  L
                                                                    The following second grade students received an award for
Third grade through seventh grade were required to keep             knowing prefixes, suffixes, and base words:
reading logs of their outside reading. Those students who           Christian McCaulley Brett Grossheim Brandon Grossheim
received an award for their reading logs were:
Stephanie Eason         Jacob Stevenson         Johnny Carter               Austin Wooldridge           received an
                                                                    The following second grade students Ali Adams award for Michae
Melissa Holland         Vanessa Herbert        Sean O’Connor                Tomie Ground             Victoria Walker
                                                                    using guide words when using a dictionary or an             Cor
TJ Ivy                  Stephanie Abbett        Kaitee Ground               James
                                                                    encyclopedia: Reppy              Jamie Reynolds             Mis
                                                                    Linnea Nierman        Tabitha Swatosh          Kalani Still
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The following students received an award for learning to write     for the children. All activities are free except the food, which
a five-sentence paragraph:                                         will be served by the eighth grade as a fund raiser for their
Brett Grossheim        Brandon Grossheim          Kalani Still               Sam Miller
                                                                   class trip. After lunch will be the talent show. The emcee for
                                                                   the talent show will be Susan Heim-Davis.
The following younger students received an award for               Come and join the festivities.
learning to count back change:
Christian McCaulley Linnea Nierman     Tabitha Swatosh                       Summer Activities
                                                                   P.E.R.C. Brett Grossheim           Brandon Grossheim                   Ka
Krystal Herbert            Sam Miller                              Some of the P.E.R.C. summer activities are planned. Please
                                                                   mark you calendar to leave these dates open.
The following third and fourth grade students received an          The trip to Watkins Mill will be June 12 and we will leave the
award for completing all their writing assignments:                school at 5:00.
Stephanie Eason         Sirena Masoner           Caleb Powell               Jacob Stevenson              Johnny Carter                 Dillon
Cana Poteet             Matthew Reffitt Austin Wooldridge          The Swim Night will be July 10 and we will leave the school
                                                                   at 5:00.
In the third and fourth grade class, long-range homework
assignment are given on Monday and due on Friday. The              The P.E.R.C. committee is trying to set up a Teen Town and a
following students received an award for budgeting their time      Kids Town. We need to set a date and ask or permission to
and for getting all their assignments in on time:                  use local buildings.
Stephanie Eason            Jacob Stevenson        Johnny Carter              Austin Wooldridge
                                                                   Not all of the activities are planned. The rest of the events
The following fifth, sixth, and seventh grade students received    will be in the next newsletter.
an award for getting 90% or higher on all chapter book tests:
Ali Adams                Michael Eppley        Melissa Holland     Missouri Jessica McCaulley
                                                                             City Clean-up Days      Sean O’Connor                     Tomie
Victoria Walker              Sala Still                 T.J. Ivy             Cory before            Stephanie Abbett
                                                                   The weekend Roush the P.E.R.C. parade, April 26-27, there           Kryst
Kaitee Ground            Jamie Reynolds           Misty Roush      will be three dumpsters in front of the city maintenance
                                                                   building. This is the time to get rid of some old clutter.
                       The following five students had             Remember that you are NOT to put the following items in the
                       perfect attendance for the first three      dumpsters:
                       quarters. Each student will receive         Tires
                       two free tickets to a Royals baseball       Batteries
game. These students are:                                          Paint
Tabitha Swatosh        Melissa Holland           Cory Roush        AppliancesBriana Deal               Beka Poteet
                                                                   Yard waste
Dates to Remember
April 25          Lawn Party and Bookfair             5:00 p.m.    Patrons of Price Chopper
April 26-27    Missouri City Clean up days                         Price Chopper is helping communities by donating to the
May 2             Kindergarten Enrollment           10:00-1:30     organization of your choice one-percent of your grocery bill.
May 3             Make up Day, Early Out            9:00-12:00     At the end of the newsletter is for form for you to take to Price
May 3         P.E.R.C. parade & wellness fair       10:00 a.m.     Chopper to sign up. Afterwards, every time you use your
May 3             Honor Military families            2:30 p.m.     Chopper Shopper card, Price Chopper will donate one-percent
May 9               D.A.R.E. Graduation              7:00 p.m.     to our school. You have to buy groceries and this way you
May 22               Last day of School                                                                  can help the school, too.

                                                                                                      Honoring           Military
                                                                                                      families
                                                                                                      At the close of the
                                                                                                      P.E.R.C. festivities on
                                                                                                      May 3 at 12:30, the city of
                                                                                                      Missouri City will honor
                                                                                                      those families who have
                                                                                                      family members in the
                                                                                                      military. If you have an
                                                                                                      immediate family member
                                                                   in the service and you have not been contacted, please call
P.E.R.C. Parade and Wellness Fair
                                                                   Lloyd Shockley at 750-4326. We do not want to leave anyone
Parents and Educators for Responsible Choices
                                                                   out.
All of the planning and preparation is coming together for the
                                                                   Lawn Party and Book Fair
P.E.R.C. parade and the Wellness Fair. The parade will start
                                                                   April 25 at 5:30-7:30 will be the Lawn Party, book fair, and
at 10:00 a.m. Following the parade will be the Wellness Fair
                                                                   art fair. A light dinner will be served in the cafeteria. The
in the Luxembourg Library. Outside will be game and events
                                                                   book fair is scheduled at this time of year to encourage
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summer reading. The book fair will be in the gym. There will
be a coloring contest for the students for a prize of $5 off the
price of a book. There will also be several drawings for prizes
of $5 off the price of a book. Must be present to win. The art
fair will be in the atrium and the cafeteria. The Title 1
program sponsors this activity.

Show Your Child School Is Important To Your Family
Showing your child you support education is one of the best
ways to inspire her to do her best. When she knows school is
important to you it becomes important to her, also. Your child
will know school is a top priority the more you do these
things.
Meet and talk with your child’s teacherseven when there’s
no problem.
Talk with your child about school.
Tell your child why you value education and that you also
expect it to be important to him.
Monitor school work.
Attend school events, and invite neighbors to come along.
Post school work on the refrigerator for all to see.
Ensure your child has needed school supplies.
Volunteer at school.
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Improve Your Child’s Reading Over The Summer
Children learn to read by reading. So, the best way to improve
reading skills is to encourage children to read a lot.
Read aloud every day to your child. Or ask her to read to you,
friends, and younger children. (Even 10 minutes a day can
make a big difference!)
If your child wishes, read the same books over and over.
Also:
Visit your local library during read-aloud programs and
storytelling hours.
Sign you child up for the library’s summer reading program.
Check out library books that have “read-along” cassette tapes
your child can listen to as she looks at the pages.
Help your child look up answers to his questions in
dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, or on the
computer.
Write new or difficult words on index cards or add them to a
“Words I’m Learning” list. Review the words daily until your
child can recognize, write or spell them.
If your child has trouble with certain letters, letter sounds or
words  challenge her to find them on boxes, cans of food
and household supplies. (For example, find five C’s or three
words that start with “ch.”)
Put word labels on things around the housefrom the kitchen
to the clothing your child wears (“socks,” “shoes,” and so on).
Encourage your child to write letters to family and friends.

				
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