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.
Parents and Guardians we would like to remind you that Friday, December 18 will be Early Release. We will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. Christmas Break will be from December 21,2015-January 4, 2016.
Stafford Elementary 4th grade students with Mrs. Hellner, Mrs. Garcia & Mrs. Spraberry traveled to Austin on a Social Studies adventure visiting the State Capitol and Bullock Texas State History Museum.
The monies given are earmarked specifically for science department funds. Both campuses will receive $1,000 this school year and $1,000 in the 2016-2017 school year.
Way to go S.E.S! We have collected 2,147 canned good items for the food pantry. Congratulations to Mrs. Aguado’s PK class! They collected the most canned good items. A big thanks to all the parents/guardians and students for making this a big success!
You can help our schools with Box Tops for Education—Find them, clip them, get them to either campus in Italy ISD. We appreciate your support!
Congratulations to the students and staff at Stafford Elementary School. They earned Distinctions in Top 25% Closing Performance and Top 25% Student Progress as designated by The Texas Education Agency
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!
Stafford Elementary will be participating in a Canned Food Drive, during the month of November. Please help your school and community by sending canned goods and non-perishable items all month long! We especially need…
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 Elementary Library will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 12-16. The fair will be open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Friday from 7:45-12 p.m. in the library.
Stafford Elementary will celebrate Spirit Week Monday, September 28th thru Friday, October 2nd.
Grandparents Day will be celebrated at Stafford Elementary on Monday, September 14. Check out the schedule here.
Click thumbnail views to the left to review the 2015-2016 school supply lists for Stafford Elementary.
￼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.