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Novem be r 2, 2012

Jill DiG iampaolo & Davi d A . Ga rcia – Ed itor s

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Contents: Admin Alley

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Upcoming Events

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Continuum

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S2S Ice Cream Social

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Chess Tournament

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Elementary Happenings

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Excellent Groups

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The Cool Stuff

Stacey Music 7

Media center

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Modge Podge

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Ice Cream Social

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Random Shots

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Upcoming Events: Saturday Nov. 3 JH Reg. Conc. Choir @ Jay HS / UIL Cross Country Reg. Meet @ National Shooting Complex SA Monday Nov. 5 Booster Club Mtg. 5:00pm Lyon Center Tuesday Nov. 6 Boys & Girls basketball @ Knippa Wednesday Nov. 7 UTSA to visit Stacey Jr. & Srs. Thursday Nov. 8 Performers Showcase @ Elem. Gym

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Exciting new online mathematics and reading resources are available to students, parents, and teachers beginning August 24, 2012, and continuing to August 31, 2013.

The new TEA program entitled Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success (Texas SUCCESS) provides access to interactive math and reading programs for Texas public school students in grades 3-8 under the Student Success Initiative (SSI). The two interactive Math and Reading programs respectively are: • Think Through Math will provide the online interactive math program which includes live bilingual tutors to engage and assist students as they work to strengthen their math concepts. • Istation will provide the online interactive reading program which includes engaging, interactive content in a game-like format. These online programs support students at all skill levels and, more importantly, encourage and enable progress and achievement as students move through the activities and curriculum. Each program will assess individual students according to his/her skill level and then automatically assign and deliver appropriate curriculum tailored to that student's abilities. Meaningful reporting tools available through both programs inform teachers and parents when an intervention is needed or confirm that the student is on the right path. With free 24/7 access to these online adaptive programs at school and at home, teachers, students and parents will be equipped with the necessary tools to build confidence and promote academic success.

For additional information and to sign up for these resources, visit www.texassuccess.org. To contact the SSI Support Center, email help@texassuccess.org or call 877.315.4918 (toll free).


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Continuum

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The Continuum of Complex Questioning‌Application!!! Students in Mrs. Torre’s social studies class apply the Continuum of Complex Questioning as they complete research points on three South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. What is the connection between GDP and Economic Development? Are we able to make inferences about Life Expectancy and Literacy Rates? How does a Service Economy co-exist with a Manufacturing Economy? Are we able to make inferences, analyze information, and make predictions based on the available research? Depth, rigor, complexity, rigor, and specificity lead to an increased understanding of our world and our place in it. If you want to make change happen, you have to do the work!!!


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S2S Ice Cream Social

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s2s Ice Cream Social Was A Hit!! Written by Kianna Pine, 7th grader and s2s member The s2s Ice Cream Social was held on October 25th at 3:30pm in the cafeteria. The Ice Cream Social was held to greet the new students of Stacey Jr./Sr. High. The s2s members and new students had a great time eating vanilla ice cream while socializing and getting to know one another. The new students were given the opportunity to create new friendships and settle into the new school smoothly while enjoying their delicious ice cream. Events like these are important in helping the new students transition easily into their new school.


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Chess Tournament

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This past Saturday members of the LISD chess club participated in its first chess tournament at Harmony Hills Elementary School against 120 kids from all over the city. Competition was tough as some of the best players vied for top honors. Many of our kids came close but fell just short of the medals and trophies. A good time and great learning experience was had by all.


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Elementary Happenings

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SFA Reading is 1000 times more fun when you wear a crazy hat!! Do you think the hats make us look smarter?

Garrett Greenwood and Matthew Knudsen, 6th grade students in Mrs. Torre’s homeroom class, prove that giving your all on the field can sometimes be a painful experience. We appreciate your determination to succeed and hope you heal very fast!!!


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Excellent Groups

Crazy Hat Day in Mr. Cox’s class

Ms. Fridays SFA Class

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Cool Stuff

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Getting into the Halloween spirit are Stacey cafeteria personnel Samantha DeLetto, Maricella Reyna, Mercedes De Los Santos and Lolita Carillo.

GOOD GUESSERS And now for the results of the 5th grade Guesstamation station from the Fall Carnival! There were 688 jelly beans in the container, and with a guess of 682, Logan Norris in Mr. Button’s 1st grade class was our winner! There were 353 candy corn in the container, and with a guess of 349, Eo’in Devine in 7th grade was our winner! There were 704 pretzels in the container, and with a guess of 700, Evan McIntyre in Ms. Boyd’s 3rd grade class was our winner! And finally, there were 327 jolly ranchers in the container, and with a guess of 324, Jordin in Ms. Black’s 1st grade class was our winner! Congrats to all of the winners!

1. Donte White 2. Cameron Wilder 3. Collin Freeman 4. Michael Cortez 5. John McCabe


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Media Center

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LES Library Supports TEKS??? Elementary students have been Busy as Bees in the Lackland Library. The first weeks of instruction have entailed learning about library organization and the Dewey Decimal System. With an overview of the different genres, literary elements, text classification and purpose, the Library is supporting classroom TEKS. Did you know that learning to locate a Call Number such as 398.2 or 796.4 supports Math Skills? Who knew that Melvil Dewey had teaching math in mind when he developed the library classification system in 1876! Students eagerly practiced “shelving” with decimals and learned the importance of alphabetizing

GIVING TO OTHERS As a result of the generosity of our Lackland employees, we have raised $7,275.00 for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Your generous gifts to United Way will be invested in 135 high-quality programs and initiatives at 64 agencies throughout the community, ensuring that vital work will continue to assist older adults, respond to emergencies, fight hunger and homelessness, strengthen families, promote early childhood education, help young people stay in school and graduate, support the disabled, and build a stronger community.

This work would not be possible without your generosity. No other gift can touch so many people who need help like your one gift to United Way. On behalf of the people you’re helped but never met, thanks you for believing in United Way and for helping us all LIVE UNITED.


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Modge Podge

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SAVE THE DATE! “Autumn Days are Here” starring 4th grade November 15th @ 6pm in the Elem Café “The Big Chill” starring 5th Grade December 6th @ 6pm in the Elem Café

“A TV Time-Machine Christmas” starring Lackland Musical Club th December 13 @ 6pm in the Elem Gym “A Pirate Christmas” starring 3rd Grade December 18 @ 6pm in the Elem Gym

2012-2013 Lackland Elementary Yearbook is now on sale!!! Reserve your copy today in the front office for only $22. Quick…limited quantity, so get one soon!


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Ice Cream Social

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Special thanks go out to the Airman at the Tec- School who have so graciously given their time to volunteer at our school. Students enjoyed spending time with the mentors at our recent ice cream social


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Random Shots

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