Negley Elementary School

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Negley Elementary School Mission Statement

    The mission at Negley Elementary is for students, teachers, and parents to work together to build a foundation of respectful leaders, lifelong learners, and problem solvers. 

    Doodle for Google

    Calling young artists!

    All Negley students are learning about the Doodle for Google contest in Technology Specials. The theme this year is, “ When I grow up, I hope.” Students create original 2D art and write a short description of how it represents the theme. This link provides more information to students who want to participate.

    FAQ

    about Doodle for Google

    Contest

    Rules


     Family Science Night

    Save the Date! January 31 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Planetarium will be back! Grab a hamburger and a Hot Dog to support our PPCD program. (See attached flyer) PPCD is pre-selling tickets for the dinner after school. Buying your tickets early helps us to know how much food to prepare.

     

    More info to come on Science Night activities! 


    Reminders!

    *After school pick up reminders:

    All students who are picked up by their parents at the front of the school need to be here by 3:05. At 3:05 teachers are authorized to bring students into the foyer area. Parents must present a valid picture ID to check out their student if it is after 3:05 pm

    All students who are picked up in the car rider line must be picked up by 3:15. Students will be taken to the front office at 3:15. Parents who arrive after 3:15 will need to come to the front office. You will need to present a valid picture ID to pick your child up.

    Also, please have a sheet of paper that has your child's name on it. This paper needs to stay visible until your child is in your car. Many times parents will take the paper down when the first teacher walkies the student's name. Then when they get to the pick up area, we don't know who to send out. Keeping the paper up until your child is in the car will help us keep the car rider line moving quickly.

    Thank you for helping us with these areas.

    *We encourage you to have lunch with your child. Please remember to eat lunch in the VIP section on the stage and please remember to only take your child with you to eat.
     
     

    Draft for 2019 -2020 Calendar - Please give your input!

    Dear Hays CISD Community,

    On Thursday, January 17, 2019, the District Leadership Team and Calendar Committee met to consider feedback from the calendar survey. They made some changes to the original draft 2019-2020 school calendar to incorporate elements of the feedback – the most significant of which was to end school prior to the Memorial Day holiday in 2020. The proposed calendar is still in draft form and now goes to the Board of Trustees for consideration and possible adoption later this month.

    View the current draft calendar and see the complete survey results at the calendar development webpage: www.hayscisd.net/1920cal.

    Remember, no calendar is official until it is adopted by the Board. Please do not make plans based on the draft calendar. Once a final calendar is adopted for next school year, we’ll send you that information.

    Have a safe holiday weekend and we’ll see you back on Tuesday.

    Sincerely,

    Tim Savoy

    Chief Communication Officer


     


    YEAR BOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE!

    Yearbooks are on SALE! The early bird price is $25 (until March 15). Just click on the link below – it’s that easy!

    https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=128335

    Also – calling all 5th Grade Parents! We are now selling Prideline Ads in the yearbook – this is your chance to commemorate your fifth grader’s elementary school years with a personal heartfelt message. Build your own ad at the link above.

    Please let us know if you have any questions!

    Chrissie Doerr – Christina.doerr@hayscisd.net

    Kelly Harris – kelly.harris@hayscisd.net


    Attendance!

    Parents,

    Please continue to work really hard to have your child at school, and on time. For last week, our overall attendance continued to be below 97%. Our goal this year is to have at least, 97% daily attendance! Our ADA(Average Daily Attendance) last week was 96.27%

    If your child is constantly complaining of a stomach ache in the mornings, let your teacher know, so they can really pay particular attention to your child's school day to see if there might be things going on in the classroom, as well as talk to them about how they are feeling. It could be that your child is struggling with a certain subject or with friends. Conversations with your child around having grit and having a growth midset can help in these areas.

    Missing just 2 days a month doesn't seem like a big deal. However, if your child is absent 2 days per month, every month of the school year, this would equal18 days. This means your child would have missed almost a month of school!

    The Texas Education Agency, TEA, uses our attendance in every indicator for our school's ratings. It can totally impact whether or not we receive an A. If we have great scores in everything else, but attendance is low, we could get a B. I know you guys were ecstatic with our "A" rating this year. We were too - AND we squeaked by because they rounded our overall attendance up from 96.5% to 97%. Whew - that was too close! This is something we can easily fix so that we are not stressed about it later on. Our children work too hard with their academics to let attendance keep them from being recognized.

    As always, if they are running a fever, have diarehea, or are throwing up, please keep them home. If not, bring them on in!

    Please help us with our goal. Thank you!


    We are so lucky to have these wonderful people as a part of our Negley team.

    counselor's corner

    COUNSELOR'S CORNER 

    Students whose parents are temporarily unemployed due to the federal govt. shutdown may qualify for FRL or reduced lunch status. To see if your family qualifies, complete an online application using your current pay. You can also complete a paper application and drop it off at Negley. The office of Child Nutrition has computers that you can utilize as well as paper applications at their office. The city of Kyle and Buda are also offering an opportunity to postpone utilities bill payment, not activating disconnect and waving fees associated with this issue. Please contact city of Kyle if this is an issue for your family.

    https://www.cityofkyle.com/utilitybilling/city-may-be-able-defer-utility-payments-federal-employees

    Please continue to watch for updates on the Hays website at www.hayscsid.net.

    Career day is next week for grades K-5! Thank you to all presenters who have committed their time to promote “college to career readiness” at the elementary level! Please ask your children about the presentations they saw! Grades 3-5 will have their fair on Wednesday, January 24, while K-2 will have visitors on Thursday, January 23.

    Below you will find some great websites to help spur conversations in your family about goal setting, careers, etc… These websites were also shared with your child’s teacher.

    https://www.usa.gov/jobs-careers

    https://careerkids.com/

    http://www.khake.com/page64.html

    https://career.missouri.edu/career-interest-game/

    https://texasrealitycheck.com/

    (these two websites will be VERY helpful to you as your child moves into middle and high school)

    https://public.careercruising.com/en/

    https://www.collegeboard.org/

    Gifted and Talented testing will begin next week for Kindergarten and Second graders. We had close to 70 students referred this year for testing. If you completed a referral form for your child in November you should have received a packet with a permission slip and additional information. Please return the permission slip as soon as possible. I have also sent an email to all families who have requested testing. If you missed the November 30th deadline, there is next year!! Look for referral information in November!

    Michelle Winn

    Counselor

    M.Ed

    LPSC

     


     house bulletin board

    Negley Houses Rule!

    Quantum House enjoyed their Winter Wonderland celebration party as the winner's of the 2nd 9 weeks point challenge!

     

    Who will win the House Cup??????

     

    Negley Houses

    Together, We Sail!

     
     

    love the library

    This week in the library:

     Kinder and 1st grade classes explored what makes a story a Fairy Tale. We told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using the felt board to have fun with the tale. We then read a non-fiction book about black bears and compared and contrasted the two pieces. For second grade, we read Rubia and the Three Osos and contrasted it with a non-fiction bear book as well.

    3rd and 4th grade classes this week read Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing a biography of a real life artist who shared his amazing talent in very giving ways. This story is a Bluebonnet Nominee Book this year. 3rd and 4th grade students who had read at least 5 Bluebonnet Books this fall also got to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet book this week.

    If you are looking for tickets to Schlitterbahn or Six Flags this summer, remember that your students can earn free tickets to these theme parks. Attached are the forms needed to fill in to claim your tickets. All completed forms are due back to school by Friday, February the 15th!

    Schlitterbahn Waves of Pages Information and Reading Logs here:

    Waves of Pages

    Six Flags Read to Succeed Logs Here: 

    Read to Succeed

    And, last but not least, we continue to print out the 3D creations made by our 4th and 5th grade students in last semester’s 3D Printing Club. Our students have an amazing talent for using technology to advance their creations!

     


    Healthy Living!
     

    Healthy Living!

NAVIGATOR NEWS

  • Free & Reduced Meal Application

    Applications for free or reduced price meals will be mailed out to all families each year. A self-addressed, stamped envelope will be provided for the return of the application form. You may also complete the application online in English or Spanish! Click headline to access additional information & the online application.

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  • School Supply Lists 2018-2019

    Hays CISD uses standardized school supply lists based on grade levels from elementary school to middle school. Click on the headline above to view school supply lists for 2018-2019 school year!

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  • Online Student Registration 2018-2019

    Online registration for the 2018-2019 school year is open for all new and returning students. Click headline for details.

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  • Navigator News

    Ahoy Navigator Parents! This wind is just a little crazy! We are lucky living in Central Texas where we don't experience winds like this very often. Growing up in West Texas and Southwestern Kansas, we were provided with many days of wind, blasting cold air. West Texas was a wonderful place for me to grow up, but I do admit, I don't miss the wind and cold in the winter!...

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  • Welcome to our website!

    If you have questions or comments, please email NES.Web@hayscisd.net

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DISTRICT NEWS

  • January is School Board Appreciation Month

    January is School Board Recognition Month, and Hays Consolidated ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education. School board members come from all walks of life. The men and women serving Hays CISD are: Merideth Keller, president; Esperanza Orosco, vice president; Vanessa Petrea, secretary; Willie Tenorio, Jr.; Teresa Tobias; Dr. Michael Sánchez; and Will McManus.

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  • Hays CISD 2019 – 2020 Calendar Draft & Feedback Survey

    Hays CISD is pleased to share with you the DRAFT 2019 -2020 school calendar and we want to know what you think. View the draft calendar at: www.hayscisd.net/1920cal. Take the short calendar survey at: www.hayscisd.net/calsurvey. (In Spanish at www.hayscisd.net/calsurveyspn.) The survey closes at noon next Wednesday (January 16, 2019).

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  • Hoffman Named Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach for Johnson HS

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Steve Hoffman as the first athletic coordinator and head football coach for Johnson High School, which is scheduled to open in August 2019. Hoffman was selected out of 100 applicants for the position.

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  • Lucita Named Band Director for Johnson HS

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright is pleased to announce the selection of Joey Lucita as the first band director for Johnson High School, which is scheduled to open in August 2019. Lucita, who is the current band director for Lehman High School, has been educating Hays CISD students for 25 years.

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  • Hays CISD Explores District of Innovation Status

    Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) is considering becoming a District of Innovation. On October 29, 2018, during its regularly scheduled board business meeting, the Hays CISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to initiate the process of exploring the benefits of becoming a District of Innovation. With this status, Hays CISD would be able to further personalize how instruction is delivered to students.

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