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					Sponsored by Story PTA                                                                                                  March 8, 2011

Principal’s Corner                                                           The Counselor’s Couch
Dear Parents,                                                                  Parent Education Workshop
                                                                                     You’re Invited!
    Mark your calendars! It’s that time of the school year that our
                                                                      For the first time Story and Rountree are offering parenting
teachers and students have the opportunity to share with you
                                                                      workshops! These workshops are FREE, childcare will be
the wonderful things that take place at Story Elementary. Our
                                                                      available at no cost, and we will have snacks for parents and for
annual Open House will be held Thursday, March 10, from 5:30-
                                                                      children. If you would like to register for this workshop, contact
7:00 p.m. This is a time for parents to celebrate with their
                                                                      Michelle Gilbert at, 972-727-0570 ext. 123 or by e-mail at
children the things they are learning, get acquainted with other
                                                             by March 11, 2011.
Story families, and see where their children spend a great deal
of their day.
                                                                                              March 31, 2011
     There will be surveys available in the classrooms as well as
                                                                                6:00 - 7:30 PM Story Elementary Cafeteria
on the front desk. The information on the surveys will be used
by our Campus Improvement Team, which is composed of staff
                                                                      **Normal Adolescent Behavior, presented by Jennifer Atencio,
members, parents, community members, and business owners,
                                                                      M.Ed, LPC
to develop our Campus Improvement Plan for 2011-2012. We
will also be using the information you provide to improve
                                                                      **This workshop is LIMITED to parents with children in FIFTH and
procedures and practices at Story. We ask that you would
                                                                      SIXTH grade ONLY. This is a special interactive workshop for parents
complete one survey per family, and at the end of the night           and their adolescent children. Because parents and adolescent
please turn in the survey to the wagon located by the front           children will attend the workshop together, space is limited to only 15
desk. Thank you for your input.                                       parents. You and your child will be actively involved during the
     The Student Council Annual Bake Sale will also be held that      session, so we will provide child care for children under 11 years old.
evening. Baked goods range in cost from $.25-$1.00. Please
drop by the cafeteria anytime throughout the night and support
our Student Council by purchasing some of their delicious baked
                                                                      HIGH FIVE CLUB Feb. 28 – Mar. 4
                                                                      Nicole Woodrow, Teddy Bui, Gabrielle Parker, Sydnie Veasley
     We hope to see you there, as it is always such a special
                                                                      First Grade
time for our children! Thank you for TEAMing with us to make
                                                                      Kayla Williams, Jake Bauer, Ainsley Bray, Bailey Smith
Story Elementary such an exemplary school!
                                                                      Second Grade
                                                                      Avery Labbe, Jaeden Huerta, Mark Kinyonjui, Kendal Schultz
Sincerely, Judith Coffman
                                                                      Third Grade
                                                                      Jeffrey Avila, Brianna Perez, Hrtik Dugg, Gabby Wright
 American Heart Association                                           Fourth Grade
        Fundraiser                                                    Tina Bui, Bella Imerese, Maya Jones, Jacob Wenner,
 It’s not too late! We are still accepting Jump Rope and Hoops        Ben Blakeman, Cambri Smith
 for Heart money. Please turn it in tomorrow, March 9. The            Fifth Grade
 sooner we get the money in, the sooner we can order your             Zack Garza, Julian Flores, Makena Wade, Jared Bromstead,
 prizes and get those to the students. After Spring Break I’ll        Roberto Ochoa
 have your total, and we can see how much we raised for the           Sixth Grade
 American Heart Association. Thank you for your support!              Mckenna Kapocsi, Grayson Savoie, Joshua Reiter,
 Erin Needham                                                         Carson Leung
                 Box Top News!                                         KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS COMING
Hello Falcons!!! This is our six week period and I am sooooo                Allen ISD will offer early registration for siblings of current K-
proud of all of you!!! Did you know that you have turned in over       6th grade students for the 2011-2012 school year. If you already
$1,500 worth of Box Tops this year??? What a GREAT job you all         have a child at Story, kindergarten registration packets will be
have done!!! These funds are used for many things around the           available for pick up beginning March 2 and completed packets
school from tissues for classrooms to new sports equipment. Let’s      will be accepted in the Story office March 3-11.
keep up the great work and earn even more for our school!                  In order for your packet to be accepted and your child officially
                                                                       enrolled, you must have the following items:
We have several classes who are getting close to the 1,000 Box
Top/Label mark. Remember that when your class reaches the              • Birth Certificate
1,000 mark then each member of your class will receive a coupon        • Social Security Card
for a free ice cream from Chick-Fil-A!                                 • Immunization Records (current required immunizations for
                                                                         Kindergarten are posted at
Cheryll Tallent                                                        • Drivers License of parent
Box Top Coordinator                                                    • Current Utility Bill
                                                                       • And one of the following proofs of residency:
                                                                                oSettlement Statement
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT                                             oLease Agreement
                                                                                oVoter Registration Card
Story Family – Please help us ensure a SAFE campus for our
                                                                                oResidency Affidavit (pick up in school office)
students, staff and parents. We need your help in ensuring student
safety in and around our parking lot. Please use designated
                                                                       Early registration packets for kindergarten students with siblings
parking areas ONLY and adhere to all signs regarding traffic flow
                                                                       will only be accepted during this window. Kindergarten Round-Up
and parking. Cars in undesignated areas create a VERY
                                                                       on March 24, 2011 will be the next available opportunity for you to
dangerous situation in which a child or adult may go unseen
                                                                       turn in your child’s packet.
resulting in injury or worse. We have asked our School Resource
Officer to help us in our efforts to keep our parking lots safe.
                                                                       For additional information please visit or contact
Thank you in advance for partnering with us in our efforts to
                                                                       the Story Elementary office at 972-727-0570.
improve student safety.
ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT                                       What are you doing this summer?
                                                                          Why not spend a week at Allen ISD’s all new GT Camp
                                                                       Invention! Visit for more information
                      CogAt Testing                                    about our summer camp-CREATE. AIM students have an
Interested 2nd and 4th grade elementary students and 7th-11th grade    amazing summer opportunity to participate in the first GT only
secondary students may register and participate in CogAT testing       camp for Allen ISD.
for Gifted and Talented placement consideration. Spring testing will
be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011.                                   WHO: GT/AIM Allen ISD students that will be incoming 1st-
Online registration forms will be available on the Gifted and          5th graders for 2011-2012
Talented website January 28 – March 9.                                 WHAT: Invention Camp-Create
Students MUST be registered to participate.                            WHEN: June 13-17 9:00 AM -3:30 PM (bring a sack lunch and
K-2 students CogAT testing will be held at Olson on                    snack each day)
March 26, 2011.                                                        WHERE: To be determined (an elementary school in Allen ISD)
Grades 3-11 students CogAT testing will be held at Curtis on
March 26, 2011.                                                        Online registration will confirm your space; first come, first served
                                                                       basis LIMITED SPACES ARE AVALIABLE

                                                                          Allen Community Outreach
  Mar 10      Open House 5:30 PM                                        ACO donation items to be collected for March:
  Mar 14 – 18 Spring Break                                                                   Bathroom Tissue
  Mar 24      Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012 3:30-5:00 PM      Please have your child bring all donations to their classroom.

                        Story Elementary School Judith Coffman, Principal : Adam Rupert, Asst. Principal
            1550 Edelweiss 75002 * School: 972-727-0570 * Fax: 972-727-0573 *Absentee Hotline: 972-727-0320
                                    School Website:

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