Shop with A Hero 2015

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Stafford Elementary would like to thank the Italy Police Department and the Italy Fire Department for another successful “Shop with A Hero.” We appreciate all you do for the students at Stafford Elementary.

Stafford Elementary 2015 UIL Competition success

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UIL Competition: 27 students placed in various activities, but here are a few of the Stafford Elementary UIL Academic Competition winners being recognized at the Monthly Board Meeting held on December 14th. Thanks to parents, students, and coaching staff for our 3rd place finish and all students placing in the numerous events.

S.E.S NewsLetter

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Stafford Elementary would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support throughout the October events. We know that our November Events will be just as successful with all of your support!

Parent Nomination for Gifted/Talented at Stafford Elementary is underway

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Italy ISD offers services to gifted and talented students in a variety of formats. If your student is not currently identified as gifted and talented, and you believe that your child shows these tendencies, then you may nominate him/her for the screening process which is divided into three elements: standardized test of mental ability, teacher judgment based on observation and characteristics, and standardized achievement test scores (if available).

Stafford students lend a helping hand

Image: Stafford Elementary student council members and gifted and talented students helped sort food at the Texas Food Bank.
Front Row (L-R)  Catie South, Taylor Souder, Easton Viator, Michael Travis, Morgan Chambers, Emily Janek
Middle Row (L-R): Noah Johnson, Sadie Hines, Nathan Sandoval, Hailey Mathers, Hannah Carr, Chase Hyles
Back Row (L-R):  Ryan Dabney, Taner Chambers, Matty Dickerson, Kimmy Hooker, Bryant Haake, Mrs. Jeanette Janek

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!

IHS senior gives back

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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.

With help she made a difference

Image: Madison Dickerson (fifth grader) raised $1,100.00 for St. Jude Hospital with help from classmates and teachers.

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.

Stafford Elementary’s 4th Grade Class — Austin Bound

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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.

Pre-kindergarten Round-up at Stafford Elementary

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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.

Jonathan Nash’s Last Day February 21st

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.