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Open House Magnolia Elementary 5350 Magnolia Pearland, TX 77584 281-727-1750. September 5 , 2013 Session 1 - 6:30 – 7:10p.m . Session 2 – 7:15 – 8:00p.m. Welcome to Magnolia’s All-Access Studio “Setting the Stage for Success”. Principal – Sharon Gifford

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Open house magnolia elementary 5350 magnolia pearland tx 77584 281 727 1750

Open HouseMagnolia Elementary5350 MagnoliaPearland, TX 77584281-727-1750

September 5, 2013

Session 1 - 6:30 – 7:10p.m.

Session 2 – 7:15 – 8:00p.m.

Welcome to magnolia s all access studio setting the stage for success
Welcome to Magnolia’s All-Access Studio “Setting the Stage for Success”

Principal – Sharon Gifford

Assistant Principal – Amy Clowers

Counselor – Rosie Flores

Health Care Assistant – Elizabeth Melinder

School hours 8 00 a m 3 00 p m
School Hours8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Students may arrive at 7:15 a.m.

  • Students enter classrooms at 7:50 a.m.

  • Tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. (a student entering the building any time after 8:00 a.m. will be counted tardy – parents must sign student in at the front desk)

  • 3 or more tardieswill constitute an absence for the perfect attendance award.

School hours cont d 8 00 a m 3 00 p m
School Hours (cont’d)8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Anyone other than the legal parent/guardian MUST be indicated on the emergency card in order to pick up a child.

  • Changes in dismissal procedures require a written note from the parent / guardian. Notes should be given to the teacher first thing in the morning.

  • Please DO NOT e-mail changes, as teachers check their e-mail at the end of the instructional day.

School hours cont d 8 00 a m 3 00 p m1
School Hours (cont’d)8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • For EMERGENCIES ONLY phone calls advising the office of transportation changes must be called no later then 1:45 p.m.

  • Three or more early withdrawals in a grading period will constitute an absence for perfect attendance awards.

  • Absences are calculated for days and “parts of days.” Please see student handbook for details.

Drop off procedures
Drop Off Procedures

  • Student Drop Off in front of building ONLY beginning at 7:15 a.m. No staff member will be available to assist students out of cars until 7:30 a.m.

  • Please pull up as far as possible in the car rider drop – off lane. Staff members are present to assist students starting at 7:30 a.m.

  • Do NOT drop students off in the parking lot.

Dismissal procedures
Dismissal Procedures

  • Car riders - You will need a sign posted in your windshield with your child’s name and grade on it (even returning students). Please have the tag in the window.

  • Walkers/Bikers – Teachers will walk students to the end of the driveway. Parents will meet them at the marquee. On bad weather days students will automatically be car riders.

  • Day Care – Please notify your child’s day care if he or she is absent from school. Please notify your child’s teacher if there is a change in your child’s day care arrangements.

  • Bus riders – Contact Transportation if you have any questions at 281.485.3562

School day visitors district policy for the safety of students and staff
School Day Visitors(District policy for the safety of students and staff)

  • Enter through front doors.

  • Sign in at reception desk.

  • Show driver’s license or Texas ID.

  • WEAR visitor badge.

  • Visitors must only visit location specified on badge.

  • Visits to classroom are permitted with prior approval by the principal at least twenty-four hours in advance.


Manage your child’s lunch account online at

Student lunches are $2.25; breakfasts are $1.25.

PIN# is the student’s school ID number

Students are not allowed to charge lunches if there is no money in account.

Free and Reduced lunch eligibility must be reapplied for at the beginning of each school year.

Parents are welcome to eat with their child during their lunch time starting September 9th.


Foods of minimal nutritional value
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value

  • The Texas Department of Agriculture has created nutritional guidelines for Texas public schools.

  • Schools may not provide foods of minimal nutritional value to students at any time during the school day, with the exception of the three authorized school parties.

  • Birthday treats may not be given during lunch. Cupcakes will be allowed for student birthdays. Please drop off at the front desk with the child’s name and teacher’s name. The teacher will distribute treats to the students at the end of the school day. (No favors or balloons, please.)

Dress code
Dress Code

  • Pearland ISD has established a standardized dress code for students. Please be advised that at each occurrence of dress code violation, the student will be issued a consequence.

  • A copy of the dress code is available in the Pearland ISD Student Code of Conduct Handbook, as well as on the district web site. Additional copies may also be obtained at the front office as needed.

  • Magnolia Spirit Shirts may be worn five days a week. College Shirts may be worn on Fridays only.

  • We appreciate you working with us to make sure your child is in compliance.

Teacher information

Contact telephone

number: 281-727-1750


[email protected]

[email protected]

Conference time:


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Teacher Information

Classroom rules and expectations

Talks at appropriate times

Follows directions

Behaves appropriately outside the classroom (hallway, restroom, specials, cafeteria)

Stays on task

Respects others and their property

Classroom Rules and Expectations

Grading Scale

0 -1 marks E

2– 4 marks S

5 – marks N

6 or more marks U

Classroom rules and expectations cont d

Work Habits

Complete all classwork on time

Complete and return all homework on time

Return all papers and notes signed

Have supplies necessary for each class

Follows directions and uses time wisely to complete class work.

Classroom Rules and Expectations Cont’d

The conduct/work habit card is sent home daily in your child’s homework folder. Please check the card daily. The weekly grades will be tallied on Fridays. Please sign the card when the grade is given.

Reading balanced literacy mrs hanko
Reading/Balanced LiteracyMrs. Hanko

  • DRA

  • Shared Reading/Whole Group

  • Guided Reading/Small Group

  • Independent Reading

  • Workstations

Language arts mrs hanko
Language ArtsMrs. Hanko

  • Language

    • Daily Oral Language (DOL)

    • Grammar

  • Writing

    • 6 Traits

    • Writing Portfolios

    • Writer’s Workshop

  • Spelling

    • Fountas & Pinnell (K – 3rd)

      (10% of language grade)

Math mrs gillum
MathMrs. Gillum

  • Math Benchmarks will be given at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to assess students’ math skills.

  • Math Workstations/ Small and Whole Group Math

  • Geometry, Place Value, Addition and Subtraction with regrouping, Patterns, Sorting, Graphing, Multiplication and Division, Measurement, Time, and Story problems

  • Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication facts are and important part of the curriculum this year.

Science social studies mrs gillum
Science & Social StudiesMrs. Gillum

  • Science

    We will focus on matter, forces, energy, solar system, and living systems

  • Social Studies

    We will focus on people and communities


Content Areas

Reading/Language Arts



Social Studies

Grading Scale

90 – 100 A

80 – 89 B

75 – 79 C

70 – 74 D

Below 70 F


Other Areas

Non numerical grades (S, N, U are given for Music, P.E., Art, Health and Handwriting)

Grading policy
Grading Policy

  • Daily grades and test grades will be taken in major content areas.

  • Students who make below a 70 on any paper will correct the paper in class and can receive a grade up to a 70.

  • Please sign all papers sent home with a grade of 70 or below and return them to your child’s teacher.

  • Students are considered failing if they make below a 70% in reading, math and language at the end of the nine week grading period.

  • An overall average below 70% in any of these subjects at the end of the year will result in failure for the year which is retention.

3rd grade progress reports report cards

Progress reports go home twice each nine week period and report cards at the end of the nine weeks. Please sign and return as quickly as possible.

Computer generated

Skyward Family Access is available for parents to check their child’s attendance and grades. It is the same log in for access to all of your children within our district. If you did not already receive log in information at Packet Return, please see your teacher.

3rd Grade Progress Reports/ Report Cards

Homework folder
Homework Folder

  • Generally, homework is assigned Monday through Thursday and consists of assignments such as spelling, math and reading.

  • We encourage that your child reads for 20 minutes each night.

  • The packet is sent home on Mondays with the homework for the entire week in their homework folder. Please look for this folder each night.

  • You may also find the spelling words on the peek of the week.

Tuesday folder
Tuesday Folder

  • Important notes and graded papers will be sent home every Tuesday.

  • Please review the papers and return the empty folder on Wednesday.

  • After you have reviewed the papers, please sign the slip in the Tuesday folder and return any papers with a 70 or below signed.

  • All other notes or papers are to be kept at home.


  • Your child may bring healthy foods that are easy to eat (no utensils).

  • Grapes, Cheerios, vegetable sticks, pretzels, crackers, raisins, and granola bars are good choices.

  • They may bring clear water.

Daily schedule
Daily Schedule

  • 7:45- 8:30Announcements, Math warm up, Check homework

  • 8:30- 9:30 Math Whole group instruction

  • 9:30-9:55 Math Small Group/ Workstations

  • 10:00-10:50 Specials

  • 10:55-11:25 Science/ Social Studies

  • 11:30 Switch classes

  • 11:30-11:55 Math warm up, Check homework

  • 12:01-12:31 Lunch

  • 12:35-1:35 Math Whole Group instruction

  • 1:35-1:55Math Small Group/ Workstations

  • 1:55-2:25 Science/ Social Studies

  • 2:25-2:40 Recess

  • 2:50 Dismissal

  • 8:00 – 8:15 Announcements/Morning Work

  • 8:15– 9:00 Shared Reading/Read Aloud

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Guided Reading

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Specials

  • 10:50-11:30 Language, Grammar, Handwriting, Spelling

  • 11:30 Switch classes

  • 11:30-12:00 Language, Grammar, Handwriting Spelling

  • 12:04- 12:34 Lunch

  • 12:34-12:45 DOL

  • 12:45-1:15 Shared Reading/ Read aloud

  • 1:15-2:15 Guided Reading/ Workstations

  • 2:15-2:25 Reflection/ Pack up

  • 2:20-2:40 Recess

  • 2:50 Dismissal

  • Hanko Homeroom Lunch-12:01-12:31

  • GillumHomeroom Lunch -12:04-12:34

Staar testing approximate dates
STAAR Testing Approximate Dates

  • Math STAAR Test April 22nd

  • Reading STAAR Test April 23rd

  • Please note the campus is closed on these testing dates. More information to come in the spring.

  • Benchmark testing will be done throughout the year to monitor progress. The campus is also closed on these days.

  • The following Wednesdays are early release days for the students so the district can prepare for STAAR testing:

    September 25th, November 6th December 20th , February 5th

Class parties
Class Parties

  • There are three parties:



    -End of the Year

    This year we will be asking for $2 prior to each party.

Odds and ends
Odds and Ends

  • Please read “Peek of the Week.”

  • No toys or rolling backpacks

  • Label your child’s belongings (clothing, backpacks, lunches)

  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer. Please fill out the “Criminal Background” form for volunteers located on the PISD website. It must be updated every year.

  • We only accept cash for party money and field trip money.

  • BYOD

Visit our website
Visit Our Website


Elementary Schools

Magnolia Elementary

Lunch Menu • School Newsletter

District News • Calendar • Teacher Web Pages

PEEKS • Skyward Family Access Link

PTA information

Student Handbook and Forms