Dear Southwest Campus Parents:
The school year is going by very quickly. Summer will be here soon and our children will have completed another year of school. But before that happens there are a few things that must take place in order for our students to move onto the next stage of their development. In March and April all students will partake in some form of assessment: STAAR assessment for 3rd – 5th grade students; Stanford and TPRI for kindergarten – 2nd graders and TELPAS for all English Language Learners. The dates of assessment vary for each grade level so pay close attention to the date that your child will be assessed and make every effort to emphasize the importance of doing the best at all that they do.
We recently conducted the winter benchmark of all students in the core subject areas and teachers are using this data to plan instruction and monitor student growth. Still, there is work to be done and one of the most important components of a good education and student success is the partnership between the school and the parent working together for the best interest of the child. This close partnership is the key factor in increasing and strengthening academic growth in our students.
I would also like to remind everyone about the importance of school attendance. Not only is it important to be at school each day, but it is important to be on time. For example, if your child is late for school five minutes each day, by the end of the school year he or she will have missed 14.6 hours of school or the equivalence of 3 full days. Please help your child to be on time for school each day.
We have had great turnouts for our parent workshops so far this school year and we want to continue with the trend of keeping our parents involved in creative innovations and technology that are introduced to our students daily. These methods are innovating and will enhance student learning now and in the years to come.
Be on the lookout for several parent night sessions to provide current information about the STAAR, Stanford and the final TPRI assessment. We will utilize all of our opportunities and resources as we continue to work together to optimize the success of our children.
We hope to see you at all of our parent workshops, school events and activities that we have schedule for the remainder of the school year.
Please continue to work closely with us so we will all attain our goals.
If you have any question please do not hesitate to call the school at 713-723-4699.
Mrs. T. Alexander
Southwest Campus director
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them." - Ralph Nichols