￼Due to Friday’s weather prediction; the students’ voted to move Field Day to Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. Please come out & participate in a fun day & enjoy the new playground.
Hats off to these hard working students at Stafford Elementary. The following students are listed on the Honor Rolls for the 5th six-weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
Stafford Elementary is preparing for their annual Pre-K/Kindergarten Round-Up. Dates for the registration event will be Monday, May 4th, 2015 (8:30am thru 3:00pm) and Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 (5:00pm thru 7:00pm)
Stafford Elementary has scheduled a STAAR Family Information Night. The information meeting will be Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Stafford Elementary cafeteria.
The disease Streptococcal Infection or Scarlet Fever and Mononucleosis is occurring in your child’s school, and your child may have been exposed.
Hats off to Stafford Elementary’s Student Council for doing their part in organizing a canned food drive. With bragging rights on the line, the third grade students in Mrs. Jenna Chambers’ class came out on top as the class who collected the most cans—172 items!
Congratulations to these hard working Stafford Elementary students! Job well done!
On Veterans Day, the administrators, staff and students of Italy ISD showed their appreciation to local veterans by hosting a program to honor them.
Monday, October 27st thru Friday, October 31st Stafford Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with theme dress days and activities that will reinforce good choices regarding drugs.
Congratulations to the students on the Stafford Elementary Honor Roll for the 1st six weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. Keep up the good work!!
Trick or Treat…IJHS 7th and 8th graders and Stafford Elementary 6th graders get on your dancing feet!
Stafford Elementary’s Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair — Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books!
On behalf of the great staff at Stafford Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.
Stafford Meet The Teacher Night • Thursday, August 21st • 5:00-6:30pm
2014-2015 school supply lists have been released for the Stafford Elementary Campus. First day of classes will be Monday, August 25th. See the attached lists. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Imagine, if you will, a giant warehouse filled with pallets holding huge boxes of all kinds of food products. And again imagine standing in front of this sea of boxes and your job is to sort every bit of it. You would think this would be overwhelming right? But not to our Stafford students!
Watch out! You better hide! There are a whole bunch of wild animals in the Stafford Elementary cafeteria. Here they come—run!
After 36 years dedicating her life to teaching and loving her students Jan Shepard has decided to retire. When asked why she was retiring she replied, “I knew I would know when the time was right to retire and I just knew this year was it. The time I spent teaching was wonderful.”
Recently, Corl McCarthy, an IHS senior gave her time and artistic talent to paint Stafford Elementary Library’s new announcement board. Corl remembers being a Stafford Tiger and enjoying her trips to the library. As an upper elementary student, she even assisted Mrs. Burkhalter with shelving and other occasional jobs. When asked to paint a fun border for the announcement board, she agreed to the task.
Madison Dickerson is a very vibrant fifth grader that attends Stafford Elementary. She is smart, pretty, but best of all she has a very compassionate and giving heart. When she heard that April Mathers (1st grade teacher) had cancer and beat it through treatments, Madison wanted to help everyone beat cancer. So, she came up with a way to raise money for St. Jude Hospital.
In an effort to congratulate all of the staff and teachers at Stafford Elementary for all their hard work, new principal Pamela Thomas decided to find an original way of doing this for Teachers and Staff Appreciation Week.
Stafford Elementary is always teaching students the basics in education but they also teach them the art of giving.
Stafford Elementary’s new principal is Pamela Thomas and she is like a breath of fresh air. She has so many ideas for our school. She loves Italy, Stafford Elementary and all it’s teachers and staff.
May 8, 2014: Royal-blue Austin t-shirts on everyone. The roar of a charter bus engine. Shouts of “I’m so excited!” and “It’s finally here!” The grinding sound of ice-chest wheels making their way across the pavement. It was an awesome day to be a Stafford 4th grader! We were loaded and headed to the Capitol Complex in Austin.
Miss Westrick (6th grade science teacher) came up with a great idea to help the students learn and at the same time have a great time.
Congratulations to the students on the Stafford Elementary Honor Roll for the 5th six weeks of the 2013-2014 school year. Keep up the good work!!
Pre-kindergarten Round-up at Stafford Elementary will be on May 1,2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Italy ISD is interested in providing an all day free pre-kindergarten to all children in our community who are at least 4 years of age for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested and would like your child to have the privilege of attending pre-school for no charge please attend this Round-up meeting. By attending this meeting you will help the school gain information that will be used to develop a cost analysis and proposal to better meet the needs of your children.
Recently Ray Schufford was at Stafford Elementary pumping up the students for their upcoming STAAR tests. You could hear laughter and could see miles of smiles in the gymnasium that day.
A caring young voice provides perspective with Italy ISD undergoing many changes.
Stafford Elementary principal, Jonathan Nash has submitted the following letter announcing his resignation to his students. He wanted to let the students know that he wishes the best for them and wrote this letter for them. His last day at Stafford will be Friday, February 21st.
The junior class of Italy High School sponsored the 2014 Italy Junior High Valentines Dance as a prom fundraiser on Saturday inside George E. Scott Coliseum.
The IHS Junior class will sponsor a Valentines Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Italy ISD students. The dance will be held at the old IHS gym on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be a DJ and concessions.
Lots of fun and lots of awards to be had at Stafford Elementary’s first semester award assembly. Of course, as usual, the cafeteria was filled with proud grandparents, parents, friends and family. Everyone was there to see their loved one come up on stage and receive their award. There were very many names called and very many awards given.
Italy ISD has provided copies of the 2012 – 2013 School Report Cards (SRC) for Stafford Elementary School and Italy Junior High and High School. The SRC is a subset of the 2012 – 2013 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) which contains more details and sources of data for the information in the SRC.
Perri Patterson (1st grade teacher) came up with a great idea to help students spend some quality time with their families. She called her idea the Snow People Family Project and it was only for first graders.
There were many medal winners from Stafford Elementary in the recent UIL competition. The competition was tough but Stafford’s students stood their ground and won the prize.
Thursday morning at 7:00 AM Stafford Elementary opened up the doors of the school to invite parents, students and teachers to come and enjoy some camaraderie and donuts.
Stafford PTO had their annual Christmas Store fundraiser last week. It was a wonderful way to raise money for the students and teach them about giving at the same time. Christmas time is all about giving and Stafford Elementary is all about teaching their students about giving.
Once again Stafford Elementary students out did themselves scholastically! Lots and lots of All A’s and All A’s and B’s. When you make learning fun and have caring teachers that really care about their students this is the end result – good grades and happy students.
You have heard of Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, well Stafford Elementary decked their halls with tables of food! As you went down several of the halls you saw lots of tables with green beans, chicken nuggets, fresh carrots, turkey, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese and so much more and we haven’t even mentioned all the tables overflowing with desserts.
Sue Mendoza teaches special education at Stafford Elementary. Loving to write herself, Mendoza loves to have her students get excited about writing and what could be better than to have your own book published? So, she decided to make it a school project having the students write and illustrate their own books and get them published through Student Treasures Books.
The Italy Independent School District honored United States Veterans Monday morning with a community wide program. Students from elementary school through high school were involved in honoring the men and women who have served their country.
Stafford Elementary has released their first six-weeks’ honor rolls.
As part of their Halloween celebration, the Stafford Elementary students participated in Trunk-or-Treat which was held on the school’s parking lot behind the gymnasium.
Italy ISD School Nurse, DeeDee Hamilton wants to inform the community that she has flu shots available for $20. Please call (972/483-6342) or come by the Stafford Elementary campus (301 Harris Street, Italy) between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm to get your flu shot. No appointment is necessary.
What fun the students of Stafford Elementary had last week celebrating Red Ribbon Week! Each day of the school week students were seen walking down the halls dressed in all red, as nerds, in camoflauge, in 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s garb and last but not least black and gold from head to toe!
The Stafford Elementary PTO is once again planning a Trunk-or-Treat celebration for the students at Stafford Elementary and once again they need your help. If you can help out by supplying a trunk and treats OR a trunk OR treats please fill out the form below.
Every morning, Principal Nash has selected students help him with the announcements to start out everyone’s day on a high note. Up beat music is playing softly in the background as the announcements are made to make students aware of the agenda for the day.
Monday, October 21st thru Friday, October 25th, Stafford Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week with theme dress days and activities that will reinforce good choices regarding drugs.
The Stafford PTO will be selling spirit ribbons for this weeks game against the Crossroads Bobcats. Ribbons will be sold for $.75. We will be selling ribbons at both the high school campus and at Stafford during Thursday and Friday lunches. For more info please contact Tessa South at 469.285.9854. Go Gladiators!
Last week was fire safety week at Stafford Elementary. Students were being taught fire safety tips in their classrooms and practicing fire drills. But nothing is as fun as having the Italy volunteer firemen come in their big red fire engine and teach students how to be safe in the event of a fire.