Principal's May Newsletter

Principal's May Newsletter
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Can you believe that it’s already May?!?! I am happy to tell you that, last Friday, we had well over 350 moms and grandmothers here to celebrate Muffins with Moms. #oapbettertogether I want to give a huge thanks to our PTA for making this event possible. Did you know that this week is teacher and staff appreciation week for OAP? Please take some time to thank your child’s teacher for the positive difference that they are making in your child’s life. Looking ahead to the weekend… Happy Mother’s Day to all of Peterson Elementary’s incredible moms and grandmothers. I sincerely hope that your family spoils you this weekend, as we all take time to celebrate the great things that our moms and grandmothers have done for all of us.

As we look to finish these last few weeks of school strong, we are excited about all of the fun events that are just around the corner… but focused on the work that needs to be done #finishstrong #workhardplayharder

For parents who have students with medication at school, please stop by the clinic and pick up their medicine by Friday, May 31, 2019. Medicines not picked up by this date will be discarded as they are not housed on any campus during the summer months. For safety and security reasons, no medicines will be sent home with students at the end of the year.

OAP’s Lost and Found is very full. If you find yourself looking for that missing jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox, etc. odds are that we have it in our school’s Lost and Found. Please stop by our school to claim your child’s missing article of clothing before we make a donation to the Community Store House on Thursday, May 30.

As you know, registration for the 2019-20 school year is open. For families of returning students, emails were sent out recently with a link and "snap code" to register their children for the upcoming school year. Clicking on this link will have most information already filled out for each child (and separate emails will be sent for families with multiple students). Families who will be new to the district can enroll online for the upcoming year as well. More information can be found at When you enroll your child for the upcoming school year, you can donate to the Northwest ISD Education Foundation (NEF) and join your campus PTA. The Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds for NISD students and teachers for scholarships and classroom teaching grants. Donations made are tax-deductible. To date, NEF has awarded more than $1.6 million in classroom teaching grants and $500,000 in student scholarships. Learn how you can connect with NEF at During enrollment, you can also sign up to join your campus PTA organization. Learn more about PTA in NISD at

Here are a few upcoming events that I would like you to know about as you plan ahead:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10
  • STAAR Testing (3rd / 4th Math + 5th Math Retest) - May 13 “Closed Campus”
  • STAAR Testing (3rd / 4th Reading + 5th Reading Retest) - May 14 “Closed Campus”
  • STAAR Testing (5th Science) - May 15 “Closed Campus”
  • Club Friday - May 17
  • Eaton High School Senior Walk - May 21 around 9:00 a.m. through the halls of Peterson Elementary
  • End of the Year Grade Level Awards Ceremonies and Graduations (Gym) - May 23
    • 5th Grade at 8:30 a.m.
  • Field Day - May 24
  • Student / Staff Holiday - May 27
  • End of the Year Grade Level Awards Ceremonies and Graduations (Gym) - May 28
    • Kindergarten at 8:15 a.m.
    • 1st Grade at 9:30 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade at 1:00 p.m.
    • 3rd Grade at 2:00 p.m.
    • 4th Grade at 10:30 a.m.
  • Yearbook Signing Party Day + Volunteer & Guest Educator Appreciation Breakfast - May 29 at 7:20 a.m.
  • Kindergarten End of Year Class Parties - May 29
    • Kindergarten at 8:00 a.m.
  • Pre-K and PPCD Field Day + End of Year Class Parties - May 30
    • 1st Grade at 8:30 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade at 8:00 a.m.
    • 3rd Grade at 10:30 a.m.
    • 4th Grade at 8:30 a.m.
    • 5th Grade at 8:30 a.m.
  • End of Year Spirit Rally + 5th Grade Clap Out + Last Day of School - May 31
  • Early Release Days - May 30-31 (release at 11:40 a.m.)
  • 2019-20 Mustang Round-Up (to Welcome our New Mustangs) - Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 2019-20 Meet the Teacher - Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

To view information on some upcoming summer camps: Techno Camp 2019.pdf, Camp Invention 2019.pdf, Destination Imaginaion Camp 2019.pdf, Science Blast Off Camp 2019.pdf, EHS Cheer Youth Camp Flyer.pdf and Summer Fun Art Camp!.pdf 

If you would like to order a Field Day shirt by this Friday, May 10:

See you at school!

Mr. V