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March 22, 2011 Sponsored by Story PTA Principal’s Corner Our faculty would like to thank you for your wonderful support during Open House. We all enjoyed.

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1 March 22, 2011 Sponsored by Story PTA Principal’s Corner Our faculty would like to thank you for your wonderful support during Open House. We all enjoyed watching our students “beaming” with pride as they shared their work with their parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members. I also want to thank you for returning the surveys. The overall rating of the experience at Story from 146 families who returned the survey was: A = 134 B = 11 C = 1 F = 0 The results were very complementary of the school atmosphere, the high academic and behavioral standards, the communication between home and school, and the school and staff. A link to the detailed rating results for each section of the survey can be found on the Story website. Our Campus Improvement Team (members include Story staff, district personnel, parents, community members, and business owners) will review the results of the survey and use this information to plan for the Campus Improvement Plan. Our Story Leadership Team (members include team leaders from every grade level and staff members in key positions that impact the entire school) will also use this information to plan for next year. Thank you for your feedback. We continually strive to meet children’s needs and serve them in the best possible way. Thank you for TEAMing with us! Judith Coffman Principal The Counselor’s Couch Parent Education Workshop You’re Invited! There are a few slots left for the 5 th /6 th grade parent/student workshop. Please or call Michelle Gilbert at or ext. 123 if you are interested in attending. ** Normal Adolescent Behavior presented by Jennifer Atencio, M.Ed, LPC March 31, :00 - 7:30 PM Story Elementary Cafeteria ** This workshop is LIMITED to parents with children in FIFTH and SIXTH grade ONLY. This is a special interactive workshop for parents and their adolescent children. Because parents and adolescent children will attend the workshop together, space is limited to only 15 parents. You and your child will be actively involved during the session, so we will provide free child care for children under 11 years old. Rachel’s Challenge – The end of the year rally will be held at Allen High School Stadium on Tuesday, May 10, Gates will open at 5:30 and the rally starts at 6:00. Please come and represent Story Elementary. As of March 10, 2011, the students at Story have performed 4,839 acts of compassion and kindness! Way to go, Story Falcons! Keep up the good work! Watch D.O.G.S. – I want to thank all of our dad volunteers! Every day in March has been filled! We still have a few open dates in April and May. If you have a cleared background check and would like to volunteer, please Gerri Elsing at to schedule a day and join us. Family Fun Night The Story PTA invites you to join your Falcon Family on April 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM for a good ol’ fashioned picnic at Story Park. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase a picnic pack in advance. Picnic packs include 1 hot dog, 1 drink, and 1 bag of chips for $4. There will be bounce houses, a DJ, and loads of fun games for the whole family to enjoy! Don’t forget your picnic blankets!!

2 Story Elementary School Judith Coffman, Principal : Adam Rupert, Asst. Principal 1550 Edelweiss * School: * Fax: *Absentee Hotline: School Website: Box Top News! Hello, Falcons!! I hope everyone had an EXCELLENT Spring Break! Now it is time for us to finish strong! Bring in all those Box Tops and Labels to earn more money for our school. Don’t forget that any class who turns in at least 1,000 Box Tops and Labels will receive a free ice cream from Chick-Fil-A! Here are the top five classes thus far, for this six weeks period: Jessie 479Olsson 194 Abraham 363Pantalion 170 Ahearn 261 Remember, you still have 3 weeks to turn in your Box Tops and Labels. Your class could be the next big winner!!! Cheryll Tallent Box Top Coordinator Camp Invention Why not spend a week at Allen ISD’s all new GT Camp Invention! Visit for more information about our summer camp-CREATE. AIM students have an amazing summer opportunity to participate in the first GT only camp for Allen ISD.www.campinvention.org WHO: GT/AIM Allen ISD students that will be incoming 1 st - 5 th graders for WHAT: Invention Camp-Create WHEN: June :00 AM -3:30 PM (bring a sack lunch and snack each day) WHERE: To be determined (an elementary school in Allen ISD) Online registration will confirm your space; first come, first served basis LIMITED SPACES ARE AVALIABLE Allen Community Outreach ACO donation items to be collected for April: Shampoo and Conditioner Items will be collected in your child's classroom. You may send them with your child anytime. Help your child's class become the "Class of the Month" for the most items collected for April! Sky Ranch Our 5 th grade students attend an annual, outdoor educational field study at Sky Ranch. It is located in Van, Texas. The cost of the trip for students is $ This cost covers bus, lodging, food, and a Sky Ranch T-shirt. This is an amazing educational experience, and our goal is for every student who wants to attend to be able to participate. The final payment for this trip is due by April 18 th, and we have a few students who are in need of partial scholarships to attend. The school and PTA has set aside a limited number of scholarships for students whose families are currently going through economic difficulties. This year we have an increased number of families in need of scholarships. If you are currently able to bless a family by donating the amount for a full or partial scholarship, please contact the school office. Your donations would be greatly appreciated! Group Picture Day Group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, March 29. The cost will be $12.00 for each class picture – prepaid. Class pictures can be paid for with cash, check (made to Lifetouch) or credit card. See money envelope for details. Money envelopes will be sent home today in your child’s Tuesday folder. Spring individual pictures will also be taken. These pictures will be sent home for your review and optional purchase in a couple of weeks.


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