Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
last day of school fri., june 3, 2016
Elementary School Hours for This Day:
7:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Please make arrangements to pick your children up by 11:50 AM.
2016-2017 1st-5th Grade Parental Input Form
As we begin looking forward to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year, it is that time of year to give parents an opportunity for their input. While we do not accept teacher requests, parental input is welcomed and appreciated. Parental input is optional, however, this is your opportunity to provide information you feel is appropriate to help assist us in class placements for the 2016-2017 school year. The online parental input forms are now available beginning today, Tues., April 26, 2016. The deadline for parental input submission is 4:00 PM on Mon., May 9, 2016.
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2016-2017 Kindergarten Parental Input Form
Please click here to complete KG form
Backyard COX DI Team
Movie Night & Fundraiser
UPDATE: Movie Night & Fundraiser featuring "THE PEANUTS MOVIE", has been changed, due to the weather: NEW DATE: Sat., May 14th at 7:00 PM. Fundraiser and movie will be held at the Forest Oaks Neighborhood (Green space area behind Bogart). Movie starts at DARK. Please bring a blanket or chair. We will have popcorn, hot dogs, treats and lemonade for sale. Backyard Games, and other fun activities are planned. ALL PROCEEDS will benefit our Cox Elementary Destination Imagination Team to help get them to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN. For more information please go to: facebook.com/coxcometscluessleuths/
Cox Elementary Talent Show
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Cox Elementary Talent Show will be held on Fri., May 6th, starting at 7:00 PM.
Rules & Guidelines:
- Must be a Cox student (may perform with a parent or older sibling)
- Maximum performance time is 4 minutes.
- Students may only enter one performance unless pre-approved by the principal.
- Music lyrics must have appropriate language.
- Costumes must be approved by the principal if they do not follow school dress code.
- No discipline referrals between April 18th and the show.
- All music and/or props must be provided by student and music must be brought to school and give to Mrs. Hawthorn by Mon., May 2nd, 3:00 PM.
- Set up time will be a part of the 4 minute time limit.
- The school will provide 3 microphones, sound system, and a CD player.
- Each performer must be present the entire talent show to support peers.
Deadline for entry: Mon., May 2nd 3:00 PM
"Comet Clues Sleuths"
Our DI team did an amazing job at the State DI Tournament this weekend! All of their hard work and hours of practicing has paid off for sure.
Our Cox Team "Comet Clues Sleuths" won 2nd place at the Destination Imagination State Tournament in Anna, TX and is advancing to Global Finals in Knoxville,TN in May. They competed in an Instant Challenge and their chosen team challenge "Get a Clue" amongst hundreds of teams from 16 Texas regions. The first Cox team to advance to Global Finals, and they will compete against teams from all over the US and 20 other countries.
Congratulations to: Ryder Griffith, Charles Koch, Nico Murphy, Gracie Karabinas, Hailee Lambert, Ben Dell, & Caden Cornwell
STAAR Testing Information
STAAR Testing for all 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be on the below dates. For those students testing, please ensure that your student gets a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast on testing days. Please also help your child get ready for testing by ensuring they arrive to school before the tardy bell, which is at 7:45 am. Due to testing security, no visitors or volunteers will be allowed on campus until 1:00 PM. This includes all grade levels and all visitors during lunch time. Thanks for your continued support of your child’s education and all students at Cox Elementary. Go Comets!!!!
STAAR Testing Dates:
Tues., March 29th – 4th Grade Writing, 5th Grade Math
Wed., March 30th – 5th Grade Reading
Mon., May 9th - 3rd Grade Math, 4th Grade Math
Tues., May 10th - 3rd Grade Reading, 4th Grade Reading
Wed., May 11th - 5th Grade Science
Cox Elementary Field Day!
This year Field Day will be on Friday, May 20th-STAR WARS THEME! It will be an exciting and fun filled day!
PARENTS- We need your help to make this day run smoothly! This year we will have 16 stations for our students to play at! Please go to the PTA link to sign up to run a station. You will be paired up with another volunteer and will get the activity going/supervise the station throughout the entire time.
Remember you must be an approved volunteer, please go to:
The classes will participate in field day at the following times:
3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades: 8:15-10:45 AM
KG, 1st, & 2nd Grades: 11:45-2:15 PM
TUG OF WAR: 3rd grade: 11:45 AM, 4th grade: 12:30 PM,
5th grade: 1:15 PM
*****We need each classroom to provide a cooler(s) of 150 water balloons. Also, please tape your name to your cooler to ensure it gets back to you. Please drop off water balloons the morning of field day near the bike racks.*****
Many stations will consist of water activities, so please dress your student(s) accordingly. If they are going to wear a swimsuit, please have them wear appropriate clothes over them. You can also have them bring a change of clothes (and don’t forget sunscreen!).
For lunch, the cafeteria will provide a sack lunch, for students who do not bring their own.
*****Lunch times are as follows; KG:10:30 AM, 1st: 10:45 AM, 2nd: 11:15 AM,
3rd: 11:05 AM, 4th: 11:30 AM, 5th: 12:00 PM.******
Thank you---- Coach Pando & Coach Bean
Contact Coach Pando at Abigail.Pando@leanderisd.org for any questions.
Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes
Please see attached PDF file
Mosquito season is right around the corner. Mosquito bites may cause illness. Many people who get a mosquito disease will not feel sick, but some cases can cause serious illness or death. Children, elderly and those with certain health conditions may be at a higher risk of getting sick if they become infected. Protect yourself, your family and our community from mosquitoes with the 3-Ds: Defend-use an EPA-approved insect repellant; Dress-dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk; Drain-drain standing water around your home, so mosquitoes don't have a place to breed.
For more information about mosquito surveillance initiatives in Williamson Count, contact WCCHD Environmental Health Services at 512.943.3620 or visit www.wcchd.org
Student Transfer Requests for 2016-17 School Year
Voluntary student transfers will be permitted to transfer to other elementary campuses within the district on a space- and staff-available basis. Children who currently attend the campus as a 4th-grader, either as a zoned student or as a transfer student, will be permitted to attend the current campus as a 5th-grade transfer in the next school year, and siblings will be permitted to transfer in on a space- and staff-available basis.
All requests to transfer/remain as a transfer must be submitted by the priority deadline date (March 20, 2016) each year in order to be considered, INCLUDING this year's 4th-graders.
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Notice to Leander I.S.D. Parents and Students
Examination for Acceleration, Grades 1-12
Please see attached form for more information regarding Exam for Acceleration
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2015-2016 Yearbook Pre-Sale
Yearbooks are now $25.00!
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LISD Reminds Families that Missing School Matters
Student absenteeism is a concern for school districts statewide, including LISD. It is estimated that Central Texas students are absent 2.4 million days of school. All absences, whether excused or unexcused, are a lost opportunity to learn. Families can help reinforce the value of education by keeping a few things in mind:
- Don’t make others sick. If your child is ill, he or she should stay home.
- Try to schedule appointments when they are least disruptive to learning.
- If your child must miss school for a medical appointment, get a note from his or her child.
- Use the LISD calendar, available at www.leanderisd.org, to plan trips and vacations to line up with school holidays.
- Remember that every absence is a lost opportunity to learn.
- Absences cost your child’s school about $40 per day (per absent student) in state funding.
Make school a family priority.
2016-2017 Cox Elementary School Supply List
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drop off/pick up safety
We need your support in ensuring the safety of our students during morning and afternoon drop off/pick up. Please remember to drive slowly and only in the designated direction. Recently vehicles are moving fast, going the wrong direction, and people are texting or talking on their phone. This creates a very dangerous situation for the entire school community. Please be patient and come early if you are in a rush. If car lines are long when the tardy bell rings in the morning or the weather is bad, we do not issue tardies. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe. ~ Mrs. Hawthorn, Principal
NOTES FROM Nurse Susan
Parents: Please remember these very important LISD policies for illness! If your child is running a fever of 100 or greater, vomiting or having diarrhea before school, they need to be kept at home until all symptoms are gone without the use of any medications. This is to protect not only the other children in your child's classroom, but your child as well. If they are already compromised with an illness, sending them into school only lengthens that illness and opens the door for new contagions to be picked up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep all of our Comets healthy!
Update Phone and contact info with our Registrar – In the event of illness or emergency or when we need to be able to reach
a parent as soon as possible! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
As always, please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you might have regarding your child's health.
Susan Doyle, RN
|Cox Elementary Backpack Food Program
“Nourishing the bodies that nourish the minds!”
Learn More About the Program
The Backpack Program provides kid friendly meals for students in need at Cox Elementary. Each Friday, children in the program are provided enough food for 6 meals and 4 snacks for the weekend. For some kids, this is the only food they have.
Do You Wanna Be a Watchdog?
Calendar and registration are found on the Asst. Principal's web page.
Requirements: Must be an approved volunteer. Please go to the LISD website, click on Parents/students; then click on volunteer. Complete the volunteer application.
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And now some news from the Library!
Please check out this flyer for an awesome hint on how to know when your child’s library books are due: https://www.smore.com/y51a9
If you would like to sign up to volunteer in the library, you can now sign up online with Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/eUsi8v
Let’s Do the TXconnect two-step!
Learn more and register!
The district's online tool, txConnect, allows LISD parents to easily monitor their child's achievement throughout the school year. LISD parents can use txConnect to access their child's grades and assignments, view and print their child's interim progress reports and report cards, view their child's STAAR results, immunizations, attendance and student discipline reports. And beginning this year, parents can use txConnect to view, update and print first-day packet forms. Connecting to your child's learning through txConnect is a simple, two-step process.
Help your school while helping the earth...recycle your paper in our green and yellow bin in back of our building, (East parking lot).
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|Friday, May 06, 2016|
|1st Grade Field Trip (Sweetberry Farms) - 9:00a - 2:00p|
|Talent Show in the Gym - 7:00p - 9:00p|
|Tuesday, May 10, 2016|
|PTA Board Meeting in the Library - 6:00p - 8:00p|
|Thursday, May 12, 2016|
|KG Graduation Pictures |
|4th Grade Field Trip-Alamo - 7:30a - 4:30p|
|Friday, May 13, 2016|
|4th & 5th Grade School Dance - 6:00p - 9:00p|
|Saturday, May 14, 2016|
|COX DI Team Movie Night Fundraiser - 7:00p - 11:00p|
|Friday, May 20, 2016|
|Field Day - 7:45a - 3:00p|
|Monday, May 23, 2016|
|Bad Weather Make-Up Day |
|Friday, May 27, 2016|
|Kindergarten Graduation in the Gym - 12:00p - 1:00p|
|Monday, May 30, 2016|
|Student/Teacher Holiday |
|Friday, June 03, 2016|
|Last Day of School |
|5th Grade Graduation - 8:00a - 10:00a|
To view more information about these and other upcoming events, click on the items listed above in the Calendar of Events.