May/June Dates to Remember
May 2-6: Teacher Requests Accepted
May 6: 1st Grade Field Trip to the Thinkery
May 6: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Austin Zoo
May 9: STAAR Testing - 3rd/4th Math & 5th Math Retest
May10: STAAR Testing - 3rd/4th Reading & 5th Reading Retest
May 11: STAAR Testing - 5th Grade Science
May 16-19: Book Fair - 7:30-3:30
May 17: Evening Book Fair (night 1)- 3:30-7:00
May 19: Evening Book Fair (night 2) - 3:30-8:00
May 19: 5th Grade Show, 7:00pm
May 20: Book Fair - 7:30-3:00
May 20: 5th Grade Show, 8:30am; 5th Grade Celebration, 10:00am; 5th Grade Student Led Conferences, 11:00am
May 20: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Mel's Lone Star Lanes
May 24: Glenn High School Information Night, 6:00pm
May 24: Field Day, 8:00-2:30
May 27: 1st Grade Student Led Conferences
May 27: Kindergarten Celebration, 8:30am
May 27: 5th Grade Field Trip to Mayborn Planetarium
June 3: Last Day of School (school releases at 11:45) - Spirit Assembly at 8:00am - no afternoon Pre-K classes & no lunch - Report Cards Go Home
No School - Monday, May 23
REMINDER: Monday, May 23 is a bad weather make-up day. Enjoy your day off!
"Run to Read" Field Day, Tuesday, May 24
Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, and Coach Possis and Ms. Dina have lots of fun planned for everyone!
Field Day Times:
Kinder & 1st 8:00-9:40
2nd & 3rd 10:00-11:40
4th & 5th 12:35-2:15
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Reserve your copy of the Bagdad Elementary School yearbook. This ALL COLOR yearbook will capture the memories of this year. The yearbooks will also include an 8 page current events section. The yearbooks will be delivered in May, but you must order now before it's too late!
Go to [http://www.balfour.com,]www.balfour.com, Type Bagdad Elementary School and select your school. Purchase a yearbook online for $18.00 using a credit or debit card. The last day to purchase online is April 30th, but the price goes up to $20.00 online on March 12th.
It's a Groovy Book Fair at Bagdad!!
Bagdad Elementary is excited about our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair and the amazing selection of books that is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 17th and Thursday, May 19th when the whole family can come shop in the evening, until 7 pm on the 17th and until 8 pm on the 19th. Also, don't forget to check out your teacher's wish list. Remember, the Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. See you there!
Friday, May 13 = Student and Teacher Preview
Monday, May 16th = 7:30am to 3:30pm (Open for Shopping)
Tuesday, May 17th = 7:30am to 7:00pm (Open for Shopping)
Wednesday, May 18th = 7:30am to 3:30pm (Open for Shopping)
Thursday, May 19th = 7:30am to 8:00pm (Open for Shopping)
Friday, May 20th = 7:30am to 3:00pm (Open for Shopping)
Don't forget you can also shop at our Online Book Fair from May 7-May 20. All books ordered online still go to support Bagdad Elementary, and will be delivered to the school by June 2. Look for the link to order books at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/bagdadelementaryschool
Register Your Pre-K & Kinder Students Monday-Friday, 7:30am-3:30pm
Families of children who will attend kindergarten in Leander ISD next fall, as well as families with children who qualify for the district’s free pre-kindergarten program, are encouraged to register their children for school as soon as possible.
Kindergarten eligibility requirements: Any child who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, meets the immunization requirements (immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year can be found under the Parents and Students tab on the LISD website www.leanderisd.org) and lives in Leander ISD is eligible to attend the district’s full-day kindergarten.
LISD’s free, half-day Pre-kindergarten program eligibility requirements:
A child must be four-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, meet immunization requirements (immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year can be found under the Parents and Students tab on the LISD website www.leanderisd.org.), live in Leander ISD, and also meet at least one of the following conditions to be eligible for the district’s free, half-day pre-k program:
- the child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
- or the child is homeless;
- or the child has a parent or official guardian who is an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
- or the child has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201 Family Code;
- or the child is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program due to limited family income.
Enrollment forms available online:
For the convenience of our families, registration forms are available online at www.leanderisd.org (select the New to LISD button) for parents to download and complete at home. Paper copies are available at each LISD elementary campus for families who do not have access to a computer. To complete the registration process, parents will need to provide the following documentation when they register their child: the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, a photo ID of the parent/guardian and proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill, etc.).
Student Transfer Requests for 2016-17 School Year
Voluntary student transfers will be permitted to transfer to other elementary campuses within the district on a space- and staff-available basis. Children who currently attend the campus as a 4th-grader, either as a zoned student or as a transfer student, will be permitted to attend the current campus as a 5th-grade transfer in the next school year, and siblings will be permitted to transfer in on a space- and staff-available basis.
All requests to transfer/remain as a transfer must be submitted by the priority deadline date (March 20, 2016) each year in order to be considered, INCLUDING this year's 4th-graders.
Read more …
Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes
Mosquito season is right around the corner. Mosquito bites may cause illness. Many people who get a mosquito disease will not feel sick, but some cases can cause serious illness or death. Children, elderly and those with certain health conditions may be at a higher risk of getting sick if they become infected. Protect yourself, your family and our community from mosquitoes with the 3-Ds:Defend use an EPA-approved insect repellant; Dress dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk; Drain drain standing water around your home, so mosquitoes don¹t have a place to breed.
For more information about mosquito surveillance initiatives in Williamson County, contact WCCHD Environmental Health Services at 512-943-3620 or visit www.wcchd.org.
Combata las picaduras: Protéjase de los mosquitos
La temporada de mosquitos está a la vuelta de la esquina. Las picaduras de los mosquitos causan muchas enfermedades. Muchas personas que son picadas por mosquitos no se sienten enfermas, pero en algunos casos pueden causar enfermedades graves incluso la muerte. Los niños, ancianos y aquellos con ciertas condiciones de salud podrían estar en mayor riesgo de enfermarse si llegan a infectarse. Protéjase a sí mismo, su familia y su comunidad de los mosquitos con las Siguientes recomendaciones:
Defiéndase Use un repelente contra insectos aprobado EPA Cúbrase bien Vístase con pantalones largos y camisas de manga larga cuando esté en exteriores, especialmente durante el atardecer y al amanecer.
No almacene agua vacíe o drene todos los depósitos de agua en su casa, de forma que los mosquitos no tengan un ambiente donde sobrevivir.
Para mayor información sobre las iniciativas de protección de salud en contra de los mosquitos en Williamson County, contacte a WCCHD Environmental Health Services al 512-943-3620 o visite www.wcchd.org.
|Bagdad Receives Overall Exemplary Rating for 2014-2015|
In 2013, the 83rd Legislature added an additional accountability performance process for each school district and campus in Texas. Each school district must evaluate the district’s performance, and the performance of each campus, in community and student engagement. Additionally, a performance rating must be assigned to the district and each campus, based on the evaluation, which includes one of the following: exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for both overall performance and for each individual evaluation category. Bagdad Elementary was rated "Overall Exemplary!"
Parents of Fifth-Grade and Eighth-Grade Students:
The following link will direct you to the explanation of test results, provided by TEA. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, a campus administrator, or the Assessment office for Leander ISD. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/
Enrollment Forms for Students New to LISD are Available Online
Parents who are registering new students to Leander ISD
are encouraged to use our online student registration. Online registration is available on the txConnect website
and will allow parents to complete the enrollment form at home and
print it along with the remaining forms necessary for student
registration. Read more...
The district’s online tool, txConnect, allows LISD parents to easily monitor their child’s achievement throughout the school year. LISD parents can use txConnect to access their child’s grades and assignments, view and print their child’s interim progress reports and report cards, view their child’s STAAR (or TAKS) results, immunizations, attendance and student discipline reports. And beginning this year, parents can use txConnect to view, update and print first-day packet forms. Connecting to your child’s learning through txConnect is a simple, two-step process.
Learn more and register!
Regular School Attendance is Very Important!
LISD Reminds Families that Missing School Matters
Student absenteeism is a concern for school districts statewide, including LISD. It is estimated that Central Texas students are absent 2.4 million days of school each year. All absences, whether excused or unexcused, are a lost opportunity to learn. Families can help reinforce the value of education by keeping a few things in mind:
- Don’t make others sick. If your child is ill, he or she should stay home.
- Try to schedule appointments when they are least disruptive to learning.
- If your child must miss school for a medical appointment, get a note from his or her doctor.
- Use the LISD calendar, available at www.leanderisd.org, to plan trips and vacations to line up with school holidays.
- Remember that every absence is a lost opportunity to learn.
- Absences cost your child’s school about $40 per day (per absent student) in state funding.
Make school a family priority.
Help take care of our earth while also raising funds for our school! Drop off your recyclable paper in the green and yellow bins located in the parking lot behind the cafeteria at Bagdad.
Parents: Did you know?
FOODS OF MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Certain foods are restricted at school, except for three designated days of the year. Those three days are: December 18 at our holiday parties; February 12 at our Valentine's parties; and at our end-of-year celebrations (date to be determined).
Parents may bring cupcakes to school for their child's birthday; however, they must first contact their child's classroom teacher to make arrangements for the date on which they will bring the cupcakes.
Bagdad Elementary Parent Involvement Policy
Please select the link below to read Bagdad Elementary's Parent Involvement Policy.
|Bagdad Elementary's Parent Involvement Policy|
Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad
Por favor seleccione la conexion abajo para leer la Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad.
|Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad|
Student Dress Code for 2015-2016
Please select the link below to read the 2015-2016 Student Dress Code.
|LISD Student Dress Code 2015-2016|
Codigo de Vestimenta 2015-2016
Por favor seleccione la conexion abajo para leer el Código de Vestimenta de Estudiantes para 2015-2016.
|Codigo de Vestimenta 2015-2016|
|School Supplies List - 2015-2016|
|Lista de materiales escolares - 2015-2016|
|STAAR Testing Information |
Visit the LISD web site for information and resources about the new STAAR test.