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Katy ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick UnveilingKaty ISD Teachers of the Year Honored at Brick Unveiling2018-12-07T15:12:58Z<div class="ExternalClass20147BB4871C42559DFF12F2CAA485B5"><p><span style="text-align:justify;">When walking down the brick sidewalk located at Katy Heritage Park, there's a piece of Katy Independent School District history you simply can't miss.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">Hundreds of bricks at the park are dedicated to the past and present Katy ISD teachers who have devoted countless hours towards the education of their students.</span><span style="text-align:justify;">  </span><span style="text-align:justify;">On Wednesday, December 5, Katy ISD along with Venus Construction and Country Park Portraits, unveiled a new set of bricks honoring the 67 Campus Teachers of the Year, for the 2017-2018 school year.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">"As a former administrator of Katy ISD, we cannot be the school district we are today without quality teachers in every classroom," said Acting Superintendent Ken Gregorski.  "Our teachers put smiles on our students every day and these bricks are only a small token of appreciation for everything they do," added Gregorski.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Katy ISD has some of the best teachers in the country and with these commemorative bricks their legacy will be etched in the history of the District as well as in the community.  This year, as Katy ISD celebrates a Century of Legacy, the district recognizes that the priority of its founders of providing quality education, lives on today in our current teachers.</p><p>Katy ISD thanks Venus Construction, Country Park Portraits and Katy Heritage Society for providing a space for the brick laying.  During the ceremony, the Katy High School Choir provided entertainment with several singing performances.</p><p><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/69to7lsyb2q0bd0/AACW0x7G3f6_SSnA6YYLzhA0a?dl=0">Photo Gallery of the Teacher of the Year Brick Unveiling</a> </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/120518_TOY%20Brick%20Unveiling%20(67).JPG" alt="120518_TOY Brick Unveiling (67).JPG" style="margin:5px;width:611px;" /><br></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - December 3, 2018Ranger News - December 3, 20182018-12-03T14:30:00Z<div class="ExternalClassFF1D5E54E07A42299878FB3716AEFA41"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">December 3, 2018</p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:189px;" /></span></p></blockquote></blockquote><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:18pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Week Ahead</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 3</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 4</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Choir - 7:00 - 7:50 am</span></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 5</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Core Essentials:  Compassion (Wear Green)</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Read Deed Run - 3:25 - 4:15 pm</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 6</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>2nd Grade Ranger Science</li><li>Campus Advisory Team Meeting - 4:00 - 4:50 pm </li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCE Spelling Bee - 6:00 - 8:00 pm - WCE Gym</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">December 7</strong></span></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>2nd Grade Ranger Science</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">WCE Student Council Sock Drive</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Our Student Council will be conducting a sock drive, for Clothed by Faith from December 3, 2018 until December 20, 2018.  Please send new socks of any size and for either gender to school with your child on these dates if you would like to participate.  Donation baskets will be located in the library during this time.  Thank you so much for supporting our student council students in their desire to help the community!</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478575/download?verifier=28kjJCbiOhMSDwZ0sP9Hnd4tQ0gNRs8VsV3ooy1z&wrap=1" alt="Socks" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478575" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Be The Legacy</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:12pt;">Katy ISD continues to celebrate their 100th anniversary during this school year.  At WCE, we are considering taking a Legacy picture, which would feature our WCE families who attended Katy ISD schools.  We are gathering information regarding how many families this would involve, and we need your help.  If you or a family member who attended a Katy ISD school, <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvKU_OQeOuTO9dyinfNdYJoDBXKq5MwH_Ii-kH22HkaYtqdA/viewform" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">please complete the Legacy Picture survey<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> before Friday, December 21, 2018.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Core Essentials - Compassion - Wear Green on Wednesday, December 5th</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">This month our Core Value is <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">COMPASSION</strong>. Compassion means caring enough to do something about someone else’s needs. It’s like the quote from Helen Keller, “We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.”</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Please help us kick off this month’s trait by wearing green on <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Wednesday, December 5, 2018</strong>. Below are some great activities that you can do to encourage compassion!</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">BE IT:</strong></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Hold the door open for someone else.</li><li>Write a kind note for someone at school or home.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">If you hear someone speaking unkindly about another, think about something nice you can say about the person they are talking about.</li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Book Suggestions on Compassion</strong>:</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">14 Cows for America </em>by Carmen Agra Deedy (2-5)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">Can I Join Your Club? </em>By John Kelly (PreK-2)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">Jessica’s Box </em>by Peter Carnavas (1-5)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">Dancing Home </em>by Alma Flor Ada (3-6)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Hundred Dresses </em>by Eleanor Estes (3-6)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Giving Tree </em>by Shel Silverstein (K-5)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Invisible Boy </em>by Trudy Ludwig (K-3)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">Those Shoes </em>by Maribeth Boelts (K-3)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">Great Joy </em>by Kate DiCamillo (K-3)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">The One and Only Ivan </em>by Katherine Applegate (3-6)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><em style="margin-bottom:0px;">How to Heal a Broken Wing </em>by Bob Graham (K-2)</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Try these links for great video suggestions about Compassion:</strong></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=Agnqm6wjNYs" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Compassion Virtue Video<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">Doing What’s Right Song<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=oEplqZYUUvk" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Have Compassion<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=pKQaAUcd_0k" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Compassion Bumper<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Please contact our school counselor, Fe Cooper (<a href="mailto:fecooper@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">fecooper@katyisd.org</a>) if you would like additional resources.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Important Parking Update</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Please note that the entire loop leading up to the front of the school will now be considered a Fire Lane. The curb will be painted this weekend to reflect this new change. If there are no available visitor parking spots in the front of the school, we invite you to either park in the staff parking lot or in the street.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478593/download?verifier=18YKBc1t9sJzicnmoC4ijDDWhJSYV8RLNFR0PDMc&wrap=1" alt="Parent Day Out" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478593" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478611/download?verifier=fWK1rT3muKea6Maogx5Iatm8X6sSRnudAfhWV4ux&wrap=1" alt="Ranger Science" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478611" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;font-size:1rem;display:block;width:0px;" /></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Ranger Science is right around the corner! Volunteers are still needed for both Thursday<span style="font-size:1rem;"> and Friday.  </span><a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/25669" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:1rem;">Please sign up if you are able!<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/25669" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;font-size:1rem;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://myrangerpta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/25669" class="external" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;font-size:1rem;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478626/download?verifier=REbrchXTxEdNX54s8zIUTs8TPs6Slok52ON31nPf&wrap=1" alt="Yearbook" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478626" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;width:0px;" /></p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li>The yearbook committee needs of photo your photos for all WCE events.</li><li>Please upload your photos, tagged and titled the event along with grade level to ReplayIt.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Photos will be accepted until 3/1/19</li></ul><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7478640/download?verifier=aeNOAuosb62NO88A1yHXXHJqOo5MIfinGYLsOaql&wrap=1" alt="5th baby" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7478640" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">The WCE Lost & Found has recently moved to the cafeteria.  We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles and lunch bags.  If your child needs to look for a lost item, they will need to check during lunch.  Parents are welcome to check the Lost & Found during the school day. You would need to come to the office with your ID to sign the Visitor Log and obtain a Raptor Badge.  The Lost & Found is donated to charity regularly so please have your child check soon after the item is lost.  The next donation will be on December 21, 2018.  <span style="margin-bottom:0px;">TIP</span>:  Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will return items to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Student Active Threat Response Training</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">As we continue to expand our layered security plan to respond to potential threats, the safety of Katy ISD students remains our top priority. Due to the size of our student population and schools, preparing students and staff to respond to active events and threats is imperative. One of the trainings being provided to elementary students this year is called “Run, Hide, Fight.” Similar training is being used by school districts and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Below is a description of the training that will be provided in Katy ISD elementary schools.</p><ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:6px;margin-left:25px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">Elementary<ul style="padding-left:0px;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:25px;"><li>Students will rely on and follow the direction of their trained teachers in the execution of the Active Threat response strategy (Run, Hide, Fight).</li><li>Schools execute “LOCK DOWN” drills in which elementary teachers rehearse how they will respond when alerted to a threat being inside or outside the campus.</li><li>During scheduled drills, students will rehearse how to prepare in the event of a threat in the school. However, the extent of defining the threat to elementary students will be limited to “stranger/danger” or a dog in the hallways, depending on the age/grade level of the students.</li><li style="margin-bottom:0px;">We encourage parents to discuss these topics with their students as they relate to schools as well as environments/locations outside of the school building.</li></ul></li></ul><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">While Katy ISD views this training as beneficial in preparing elementary students to be better aware of their surroundings and to respond to an active threat in school as well as other environments, We understand that maturity levels do vary. Therefore, the AVOID (RUN), DENY (HIDE) and DEFEND (FIGHT) training video will NOT be shown to elementary students by the district. However, staff will be trained using the video and teachers will conduct emergency drills using strategies demonstrated in the video.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">We are providing a link to this video for parent education and for use by parent(s) to show their student should they so desire.<br>Elementary video -<a class="external youtubed" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YjDmAnafQ&t=4s" target="_blank" data-preview-alt="SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;display:block;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span></span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a><a class="youtubed instructure_inline_media_comment" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YjDmAnafQ&t=4s" style="text-decoration-line:underline;display:block;"><img class="media_comment_thumbnail" src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/images/play_overlay.png" alt="SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;width:140px;margin:5px;box-sizing:border-box;display:flex;align-items:center;padding:0px;height:100px;" /></a><br style="margin-bottom:0px;">These videos are also offered to our volunteers who spend many hours on our campuses. Viewing the videos can assist in providing a greater understanding of how to respond should one be in a Katy ISD facility during a very unlikely event of an active threat.</p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">If you have any questions about this training, please contact Mr. Wolff, Assistant Principal and Safety Liaison at <a href="mailto:timothydwolff@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">timothydwolff@katyisd.org</a> or 281.234.0068.</p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Increase in Late Arrivals & Early Checkouts</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning. </p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7429522/download?verifier=0rinVZaPSEaM6lINqkTZlT200hr874QwDsyVVNfz&wrap=1" alt="HOSA Day" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7429522" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7429641/download?verifier=4NM1qcEJp0qyhZAh6uJbXH1hCG5c3p9C3nFlKhdK&wrap=1" alt="STEAM Night" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7429641" data-api-returntype="File" style="max-width:871px;vertical-align:middle;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;margin:5px;display:block;width:0px;" /></strong></span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</span></p><hr style="margin:20px 0px;border-right-style:initial;border-right-color:initial;border-left-style:initial;border-left-color:initial;border-top-color:#c7cdd1;border-bottom:none;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;" /><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;text-align:center;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;font-size:14pt;"><strong>WCE GT Screening</strong> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">News</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"> <strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</strong><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students Thursday, November 1st , notifying parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents who wish to refer their child for screening must return the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before Wednesday, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span>.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Parents can pick up a copy of the Parent Checklist from the front office or go <a class="external" href="/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">here<span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site." style="display:inline-block;text-indent:-99999px;overflow:hidden;background-repeat:no-repeat;width:16px;height:16px;background-position:-32px -80px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:middle;"><span class="screenreader-only" style="border:0px;clip:rect(0px, 0px, 0px, 0px);height:1px;margin:-1px -1px 0px;overflow:hidden;padding:0px;width:1px;">Links to an external site.</span></span></a> to print a copy.  Make sure you print a copy of the Elementary Parent Checklist.  Please return to Mary Ann Johnston by dropping off at the front office, email, or send the paper copy with your child.  Tell your child to give it to their homeroom teacher and it will be put in my mailbox.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">5th Grade GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;">th</span> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December.  Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<span style="font-size:12px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;top:-0.5em;margin-bottom:0px;">th</span> grade parents in January, 2019. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February.</span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation. </strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;"><strong style="margin-bottom:0px;">New Student  GT Screening</strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:0px;color:#2d3b45;font-family:latoweb, "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin-bottom:0px;">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at <a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org" style="text-decoration-line:underline;margin-bottom:0px;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</a>. </span></p><p><br></p></div>
Ranger News - November 26, 2018Ranger News - November 26, 20182018-11-15T22:22:37Z<div class="ExternalClass8E533903F6994154AD81B5CE61D126F5"><p>​<br></p><p>November 26, 2018<br></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p><img src="https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/images/tinymce/fd4c26abdd145936f523fd33f1f3939df0cdf47e/WCE_Logo_-_Green_Transparent.png" alt="Ranger Station" style="display:block;margin:5px;width:189px;" /></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"><p></p></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:18pt;"><strong>RANGER NEWS</strong></span></p><hr /><p><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>The Weeks Ahead</strong></span></p><p><strong>November 19 - 23</strong></p><ul><li>Thanksgiving Break</li></ul><p><strong>November 26</strong></p><ul><li>Welcome back!</li></ul><p><strong>November 27</strong></p><ul><li>Choir - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>5th Grade Fine Arts Extravaganza </li><li>Progress Reports Go Home</li></ul><p><strong>November 28</strong></p><ul><li>Art Club - 7:00 - 7:50 am</li><li>Box Tops Grade Level Reward - Silly String during Recess</li><li>Family Night - No Homework</li></ul><p><strong>November 29</strong></p><ul><li>Safety Patrol Training</li><li>PTA Executive Board Meeting - 9:30 am - LGI</li><li>Character Conversations with Brad Flurry - 6:00 pm - Gym <ul><li>Dinner and Childcare Provided - see flyer below</li></ul></li></ul><p><strong>November 30</strong></p><ul><li>Safety Patrol Training</li><li>Mark Twain's Birthday</li></ul><p><a class="external" href="/campus/WCE/Pages/calendar.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">View All Upcoming Events<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Character Conversations - November 29</strong></span></p><p>New this year, we will be offering CHARACTER CONVERSATIONS, a series of classes designed to equip adults with the tools they need to raise awesome kids!<br></p><p>Our first topic will be <em>Talking Through Technology</em> and will cover topics including talking through responsible technology usage, information on what's out there these days, and how to start and<br>maintain productive dialogues now and into the teen years.  </p><p>This is a fantastic opportunity - it includes free dinner and babysitting will be provided.  Please review the flyer below for details - sign up today!</p><p><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/230571/files/7359602/download?wrap=1" alt="Ch Con" data-api-endpoint="https://katyisd.instructure.com/api/v1/courses/230571/files/7359602" data-api-returntype="File" style="display:block;margin:5px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Lost & Found</strong></span></p><p>The WCE Lost & Found has recently moved to the cafeteria.  We have many (and we mean many!) lost and found items such as jackets, water bottles and lunch bags.  If your child needs to look for a lost item, they will need to check during lunch.  Parents are welcome to check the Lost & Found during the school day. You would need to come to the office with your ID to sign the Visitor Log and obtain a Raptor Badge.  The Lost & Found is donated to charity regularly so please have your child check soon after the item is lost.  The next donation will be on December 21, 2018.  <span style="color:#ff0000;">TIP</span>:  Mark your jackets, lunch kits and water bottles with a first and last name.  We will return items to you if we know where to take them!</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Student Active Threat Response Training</strong></span></p><p>As we continue to expand our layered security plan to respond to potential threats, the safety of Katy ISD students remains our top priority. Due to the size of our student population and schools, preparing students and staff to respond to active events and threats is imperative. One of the trainings being provided to elementary students this year is called “Run, Hide, Fight.” Similar training is being used by school districts and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Below is a description of the training that will be provided in Katy ISD elementary schools.</p><ul><li style="text-align:left;">Elementary <ul><li style="text-align:left;">Students will rely on and follow the direction of their trained teachers in the execution of the Active Threat response strategy (Run, Hide, Fight).</li><li style="text-align:left;">Schools execute “LOCK DOWN” drills in which elementary teachers rehearse how they will respond when alerted to a threat being inside or outside the campus.</li><li style="text-align:left;">During scheduled drills, students will rehearse how to prepare in the event of a threat in the school. However, the extent of defining the threat to elementary students will be limited to “stranger/danger” or a dog in the hallways, depending on the age/grade level of the students.</li><li style="text-align:left;">We encourage parents to discuss these topics with their students as they relate to schools as well as environments/locations outside of the school building.</li></ul></li></ul><p>While Katy ISD views this training as beneficial in preparing elementary students to be better aware of their surroundings and to respond to an active threat in school as well as other environments, We understand that maturity levels do vary. Therefore, the AVOID (RUN), DENY (HIDE) and DEFEND (FIGHT) training video will NOT be shown to elementary students by the district. However, staff will be trained using the video and teachers will conduct emergency drills using strategies demonstrated in the video.</p><p>We are providing a link to this video for parent education and for use by parent(s) to show their student should they so desire.<br>Elementary video - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YjDmAnafQ&t=4s" data-preview-alt="SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)">SAUSD Run Hide Fight (Elementary School)</a><br>These videos are also offered to our volunteers who spend many hours on our campuses. Viewing the videos can assist in providing a greater understanding of how to respond should one be in a Katy ISD facility during a very unlikely event of an active threat.</p><p>If you have any questions about this training, please contact Mr. Wolff, Assistant Principal and Safety Liaison at <a href="mailto:timothydwolff@katyisd.org">timothydwolff@katyisd.org</a> or 281.234.0068.</p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Increase in Late Arrivals & Early Checkouts</strong></span></p><p>With the colder weather, we have seen an increase of unexcused tardies in the morning. Please remember, all students who enter the building after 8:00am are considered tardy and will need parents to check them in.  We are also seeing an increase of early checkouts in the afternoon.  At times, students may have doctor appointments and some unforeseen circumstances. With that said, your child benefits from being here all day.  Please keep in mind that tardies/early checkouts mean that there is more classroom interruptions, which distracts from the flow of instruction.  If your child leaves early or is tardy, he or she is not benefiting from a full day of instruction, which in turn could cause them to fall behind.  We are here to partner with you to ensure that your child succeeds in school. Having a routine that allows them to be on time and present for every class greatly benefits your child.  Thank you for partnering with us to making the most of your child's learning. </p><p>Please note that all students are encouraged to participate in school <strong>for the entire day this Friday during Fall Parties.</strong>  Checking students out after the party is both discouraged and unexcused.  Instruction and learning activities continue all day long as essential learning is planned.  Please help reinforce the importance of learning by keeping your child in school the entire day.  As always, there is no student check-out after 2:40 pm.<br></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7429522/download?wrap=1" alt="HOSA Day" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:647px;" /></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong><img src="https://katyisd.instructure.com/files/7429641/download?wrap=1" alt="STEAM Night" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:649px;" /></strong></span></p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources</strong></span></p><p>Katy ISD is pleased to share information with parents regarding our district-wide bullying prevention and intervention resources.  Please visit the<a class="external" href="/parents/Pages/Bullying-Prevention.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> Katy ISD Bullying Prevention and Intervention webpage<span class="screenreader-only"> (Links to an external site.)</span><span class="ui-icon ui-icon-extlink ui-icon-inline" title="Links to an external site."><span class="screenreader-only">Links to an external site.</span></span></a>today to learn more, including how to recognize bullying behavior, and Katy ISD's rigorous bullying prevention policies.  </p><hr /><p style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:14pt;"><strong>Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information</strong></span></p><p>The Katy ISD Office of Interventions is pleased to share additional information with both parents and educators on dyslexia.  This course is free and available to anyone who would like to learn more about dyslexia.  It is designed to provide parents, educators and community members with resources to explore dyslexia.  Visit the <a href="https://katyisd.instructure.com/courses/181816">Dyslexia Parent and Educator Information course</a> online through Canvas today!</p><hr /><p class="xmsonormal" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:black;">WCE GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"> </span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"khmer ui", sans-serif;color:black;">News</span></strong></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">1st—4th Grade  GT Screening</span></strong></span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">Information regarding GT screening was sent home with 1st—4th grade students</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;"> Thursday, </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">November 1st</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">, </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;">notifying</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;"> parents of the opportunity to refer their child for screening. Parents who wish to refer their child for screening must return the Elementary Parent Checklist to the WCE campus on or before </span><span style="line-height:115%;color:#1f497d;">Wednesday</span><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">, December 5th.  <span style="text-decoration:underline;">No</span> late checklists will be accepted after December 5<sup>th</sup>.</span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">Parents can pick up a copy of the Parent Checklist from the front office or go </span><a href="/dept/GT/Pages/default.aspx"><span style="line-height:115%;color:#085296;">here</span></a><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;"> to print a copy.  Make sure you print a copy of the <span style="background:yellow;">Elementary</span> Parent Checklist.  Please return to Mary Ann Johnston by dropping off at the front office, email, or send the paper copy with your child.  Tell your child to give it to their homeroom teacher and it will be put in my mailbox.</span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">5th Grade GT Screening </span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">5<sup>th</sup> grade screening is in progress and will continue through December.  Notification letters with the results will be mailed to 5<sup>th</sup> grade parents in January, 2019.  </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">Kindergarten GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Kindergarten GT screening is in progress and will continue through February. </span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="color:black;">New to WCE students that are <span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT transfers</span> will be screened immediately upon receipt of GT documentation.  </span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;">Please tell the registrar and you will need to provide proof of acceptance into a GT program at a previous school.</span></strong></span></p><p class="xmsonormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><strong><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">New Student  GT Screening</span></strong><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="xmsonormal" style="margin-bottom:6pt;line-height:115%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">Any student (K-5) new to Katy ISD that enrolls at WCE after any of the screening due dates can still be screened for GT for the following year.  Please contact Mary Ann Johnston within 2 weeks of enrollment at </span><a href="mailto:maryannjohnston@katyisd.org"><span style="line-height:115%;">maryannjohnston@katyisd.org</span></a><span style="line-height:115%;color:black;">. </span></span></p><p><br></p></div>

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12/10/2018

Human Rights Day

12/10/2018

3rd Grade Student Roundtable

12/10/2018

Choir

12/11/2018

VIPS Workday (Volunteers Needed)

12/12/2018

Student Council Meeting

12/12/2018

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Katy, TX 77494

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