Greetings Students, Parents/Guardians,
It is with excitement and enthusiasm that I greet you as the principal of Edward White Elementary School.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I hope that you are as excited as I am about beginning the year with Ed White pride. This year while focusing on creating a positive learning culture for all students, we will continue to add opportunities for students to expand their critical thinking skills and increase their knowledge in reading/language arts, science, and mathematics while emphasizing the key to “Unlocking Students’ Potential.”
Every year we invite our parents to volunteer and get involved at the school. If you are interested in helping out, please call (713) 778-3490 to speak with Mrs. K or Mrs. P. Vazquez, who will be our Volunteer Coordinators this year.
Tardiness and truancy will not be tolerated at Edward White Elementary School. The beginning of the day is extremely important to students and teachers. When a child arrives late, the students and teacher are inconvenienced and the late student is unaware of announcements and instruction that has already begun. In addition, arriving on time is a habit that we work to establish with all children at a young age. Please make every effort to have your child at school on time daily. Frequent offenders will be referred to the school social worker so that appropriate action can be initiated to improve the situation. Please note, perfect attendance awards will not be given to students who are tardy.
You are invited to meet your child’s teacher Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm during our Meet/Greet & Back to School Supply Sale.
Hours of School Operation Effective August 24, 2015
Breakfast in the Classroom 7:35 A.M. - 8:05 A.M.
Start of Instruction 7:45 A. M.
Tardy Bell 7:46 A.M.
Dismissal Time 3:00 P.M.
Early Dismissal 7:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
· Dark blue pants, walking shorts, jumper, or skirt. The only shorts that are permitted are navy blue walking shorts. Shorts must be uniform style.
· Plain, white or navy, shirts or blouse (Shirts and blouses tucked in at waist).
· Ed White colored Field Day shirts including navy Field Day shirts may be worn only on Fridays.
Through active participation and collaboration, we will work together to ensure student success. Let’s make this school year the best one ever!
Yours in education,
Paulette A. Caston, Principal
Accountability Rating 2013