Friday, December 16, 2016

Literature Circle Calendar Update

Happy Friday!  Your student will be coming home with this information today.  As mentioned in the original 

Due to MAP testing in January, your next literature circle meeting will be held Monday, January 9th (A Day classes) or Tuesday, January 10th (B Day classes), 2017.  By this time, you must have completed your groups’ assigned reading for your first three meetings (original deadline Jan 4/5) and one of each of the three literature circle roles: Discussion Director, Vocabulary Enricher, and Literary Luminary (two were due in December, with the final one due at this meeting).  Additional copies of all roles sheets can be found on the Commons Blog or at 

Journal Entry #2 will be assigned and completed in class in January.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Literature Circle Update - Part 2

To assist our students in preparation for Literature Circle, I have created a link to our important Literature Circle documents, including PDF copies of all three role sheets.  

Instructions on, and the template for, setting up your online reading journal are also included. Journal entries for A-day classes were due this past Friday, December 9th, and journal entries for B-day classes are due this Wednesday, December 14th.  Please note that due to several schedule changes we will not have a second journal entry due before the Winter Break.  

Finally, all students should be taking their Literature Circle books home with them in the evening.  If your child has not yet returned his or her permission form for book take-home, please make sure that it is turned in before the Winter Break.  Additional copies of the agreement permission form are available at the documents links or from Mrs. Delgado.  If you have any questions regarding Literature Circle assignments or expectations, please contact me at  Thank you!

Link: Important Literature Circle Documents

Literature Circle Update

Please note that students who usually see Ms. Delgado on Thursdays (rotational groups McDonald, Hudson, and Gonzales) have had a change made to their first online journal due date. The first entry will not be due until Wednesday, December 14th.

Also, please note that students are expected to have read their assigned chapters and completed their role sheet before they come to class on their assigned meeting days. While there is time given to complete this work in class during the week, students who have not completed work during class are expected to complete their work at home in order to meet their meeting deadlines. Due to the high number of students who did not have completed work, our first literature circle meetings had to be postponed to this week. Please remind your student that failure to be prepared for literature circle may result in receiving an alternate assignment.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cool Community Kids: Graffiti Wipeout!

Our Community Class painted over graffiti this morning!  Thank you parents, siblings, and Community Kids for doing such a wonderful job!  It was a little chilly, but Ms. Delgado warmed us with her kindness and hot chocolate! 😊  Well done everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Visual Arts and Animation Wondercourse News!

The Visual Arts and Animation Wondercourse will be traveling to ArtPace on Friday, December 9th. If you have a student in this course and are available and qualified to chaperone (background check and training on file), we would love to have you come with us. If you are available, please contact Emily Delgado at by Thursday.

Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cool Community Class!

Hello everyone!  Our Cool Community Class will be making dog and cat toys for our local animal shelters!  If you have any old T-shirts or towels you would like to donate, please send them with your student by Friday December 9th!

Also - Cool Community Class kids, don't forget to turn in your Graffiti Wipeout permission slip!  Permission slips are due by Friday!  Find out details about the event here.

Thank you!😊

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Laser Show


A red field trip form for a Holiday Laser Show courtesy of and hosted by Urban 15 has been sent home with your child. Please sign and return. If you would like to volunteer as a chaperone, please email me at

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Books! Books! and more Books!

The Scholastic Book Fair began yesterday and will run through this Friday, December 2nd. Students have the opportunity to visit the book fair during their reading classes this week. There are books for all reading levels and interests! Parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles are also encouraged to visit the book fair with their student before or after school. To learn more about the book fair or to order online, visit this link.

Proceeds benefit our growing library collection and provide funds for author visits and other special library events.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Chess Club Tomorrow!

Chess club is meeting tomorrow.  Please note, however, that Mr. King has adjusted the ending time:  the club meeting ends at 5PM.  Please pick up your student by or before 5:15.

Information Coming Home Today!

Good afternoon!  Your students have several important pieces of information coming home today in their travel folders.  Literature circle agreements need to be signed and returned no later than Wednesday.  A projects information letter is also coming home.  It does not need to be signed, but please log-in to google classroom with your student for additional information.  You will also see work coming home from several subjects over the next few days.  Check your child's travel folder nightly this week for information coming home. :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lost and Found!!

Do you recognize a lost item? Have your student claim it!

Turkey Day at ALA at Fox Tech on Friday, November 18

Turkey Day is a tradition we are starting at our school as a way to make the last day before the Thanksgiving Break fun for students and staff.

Guidelines for the Day

  • Dress up in wacky, crazy ways using everyday clothing that you already have.
  • Layer multiple, silly, colorful items such as ties, shirts, pants, shorts on top of pants.
  • Mismatch socks, leggings, shirts and pants.
  • Wear a silly hat.
  • Must be clean, safe and decent.
  • Follow normal school day expectations.

On Turkey Day it is NOT OK to wear:
  • Pajamas or bathing suit
  • Store bought costumes (This is not Halloween or Costume Day)
  • Ghillie suits (camouflage suits that are used for hunting)
  • Anything that covers a person's face (like a full body suit that covers the face or ski mask)

Contact David Nungaray w/?s

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Science Projects due next week!

Students have the opportunity to present their science projects in their Systems rotation next week.
Systems A day rotations will present on Monday and Wednesday and Systems B day rotations will present on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Friday, November 11, students will have workshop time to complete various components of their projects. Students can bring their experiment materials and/or their project boards. The excitement is mounting!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Chess This Week is Cancelled!

Dear Families,

Our dear Mr. King is busy wrapping up his graduate course-work at Trinity this month and due to that and the fact that the rest of us who support him need an opportunity to get to our precincts' respective polling stations on Tuesday after school, chess will be cancelled this week.

Please contact me with any questions:

Ms. Sanuye

Saturday, November 5, 2016

ALA Civics Fair at Fox Tech!

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th in The Commons!

Student groups will present their civics projects that they have been working on sooo hard over the last couple of weeks.

Presentations start at 9:30 in the students' rotational group room.

A reception immediately following presentations will be held in The Mall area just outside of The Commons.

Please be sure to check in at the office.

See you then!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Come Talk with Our School Leaders!

Community Coffee
Friday, 11.04.2016
@ 9am
in the Fox Tech Library

Along with community updates, we will be featuring our Fox Tech Mariachi students. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

It's Homecoming Week at Fox Tech Campus!

We can show our spirit too!

Monday: Too Spirited!  wear red or white w/ uniform bottoms (khaki or black)
Tuesday: Dressed to the Past (50s-80s)
Wednesday: It's a Team Thing!  wear your favorite sports jersey w/uniform bottoms (khaki or black)
Thursday:  Class Color!  wear purple (ALA) w/ crazy hats and socks
Friday: The West is Won!  dress in western wear (jeans ok)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Greek History/Mythology Wonder-Course

Dear Parents,

A couple of the students who are taking the Greek History wonder-course with me expressed interest in getting their own copy of the Iliad.  Yesterday we read the first two "chapters" in the Iliad as a kick-off to our time together.  I am using Alfred Church's translation and the kindle-version of that translation is 99 cents!  We are also using Usborne's The Greeks and the D'Aulaire's book on Greek Mythology.  Please contact me directly with any questions:

Ms. Sanuye

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Last of Our Civic Project Surveys

Thank you soooo much for your time and support! I can't even tell you how excited the students are to see responses!

Here are our last few:

gaming safety

child abuse

outside safety

global warming

stray and sick animals

Again, thank you!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

More Student Surveys!

Please take a minute to respond to our students' surveys:

water pollution

meat factories

drug survey

violence survey

police and community relationship

bullying survey

Down Syndrome

lung cancer awareness

stray animals

junk food survey

stray dogs

homeless survey

Thank you very much for your support!

Field Trip to the Library!

Hello everyone!

Students that did not get a chance to go on our field trip to the Central Library last week will be visiting the Library on Tuesday October 25th!  Please be on the lookout for a permission slip! 

While visiting the library, students will have the chance to check out books about their Speak Up! Speak Out! project topic.  If your student has a library card, please have them bring it on the day of the field trip.  If not, no worries!  We will check out the books for them. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hudson or D Schattel.

Click here for a copy of the permission slip.

Monday, October 17, 2016

And the Survey Says?

Please take a minute to respond to these students' project surveys.

Homeless Survey


Thank you in advance!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Parent's Guide to MAP

Click here to access a resource to help your family better understand MAP and your child's results.

Haz un clic aqui para tener accesso a un documento que ayuda con comprender los resultados de los examenes de MAP.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Parent Orientation on Thursday, October 13!

Come meet your student's teachers and learn about their time spent in The Commons!

Information sessions start at 6pm in your child's Homegroup  room.

See you here!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

GATE referral window is now open!

The gifted and talented referral window is open until October 14th. After October 14th, we are unable to accept any referrals. All 1st and 5th grade students will be assessed using a universal screener. If you plan to recommend your child for testing, please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible so that the teacher can send home a referral form. If you are new to SAISD and your child was previously identified and enrolled in another school district, please email Beth Koennecke at no later than Wednesday Oct. 12th.

news updates

*Students will be walking to the Central Library during their project class on Monday October 10th.  If you would like to go with us, please contact Ms. Schattel or Ms. Hudson!
D Schattel:
Sarah hudson:

*Open House is Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 pm.

*Students may wear jeans and a college shirt or uniform shirt on Fridays!

*Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones.