Juniors & Seniors ~ The deadline to register for the ACT is today, October 4th. Mrs. DeBorde Italy Junior High/High School
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, 30th – Football Spirit Dress Up Day - 'Merica (Red, White and Blue) ***LAST DAY Big Kahuna*** Completed order forms and money must be turned in today. ***LAST DAY Book Fair*** Parents can shop with their student during student lunch time A HUGE thank you to everyone for supporting our Big Kahuna Fundraiser and Book Fair, the funding will help out in many areas at Stafford!! October Monday, 3rd - School Custodian Appreciation Week Wednesday, 5th – Carter Blood Care at Italy High School Old Gym 9-3pm Thursday, 6th - Football Spirit Dress Up Day - Pink Out Friday, 7th - Staff Development (no school for students) Monday, 10th - Holiday Fair Day (no school for students and staff) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XG317sdDCTFLsEJKj3CvuOkXwyavLbKu/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=6335c40d Go Stafford!
Stafford Weekly Announcements: Friday, 23rd – Homecoming - Fan Frenzy Friday – Gold Out 12pm Early Release 2pm Parade 3pm Pep Rally at the Italy Pavilion Downtown 7pm Italy Gladiators vs Crossroads Bobcats End of 1st Six Weeks Monday, 26th – Book Fair - Parents can shop with their student during their lunch time. Tuesday, 27th - Book Fair - Parents can shop with their student during their lunch time. Wednesday, 28th – Book Fair - Parents can shop with their student during their lunch time. Also tonight is family night with extended hours from 4:00-5:30pm. 1st Six Weeks Report Cards Thursday, 29th – Book Fair - Parents can shop with their student during their lunch time. Friday, 30th – Football Spirit Dress Up Day - 'Merica (Red, White and Blue) Book Fair - Parents can shop with their student during their lunch time. Big Kahuna Sale Ends – All order forms and money must be turned in. Mr. Bray apologizes for not having a video but will be back on track next week. He is looking forward to seeing everyone at the game tonight! Go Gladiators!! Go Stafford!
Italy Homecoming Information for this Friday HOCO
Today is Tailgate Tuesday!!!!!!!!!
30 Day Grace Period for Free/Reduced Lunch Applications The carry-over grace period for students that qualified for free and/or reduced meals during the 2021-2022 school year ends on September 23, 2022. This carry-over grace period lasts for 30 operating days or until there is a new eligibility determination, whichever comes first. During this carry-over period, or until a new eligibility determination is made, reimbursable meals for these students may be claimed at the free or reduced rate. For families that have not yet applied for free/reduced meals for the 2022-2023 school year, September 23, 2022 will be the last day that your child(ren) will receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.
Stafford September Book Fair Monday, 26th through Friday, 30th Parents may shop with their students during the student’s lunch time or on family night – Wednesday, September 28th 4:00-5:30pm Click here to see video! https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/x3flx2R9V_default/index.html?videoId=6305997475112 Thank you for supporting our library!!!
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, 16th - Grandparents Day Lunch during the student’s lunch time. Please show up early and bring your driver's license to run through our security system for a printed badge. Lunch Schedule: PreK 11:00-11:30; Kinder 11:15-11:45; 1st 11:30-12:00; 2nd 11:45-12:15; 3rd 12:15-12:45; 4th 12:00-12:30; 5th 12:30-1:00; 6th 12:45-1:15; ECSE 11:00-11:30; CBI 11:30-12:00 Monday, 19th – Homecoming - Mismatch Monday School Board Meeting 5:30pm Tuesday, 20th - Homecoming - Tailgate Tuesday (Jerseys) 6:30-9pm Italy Gladiator stadium parking lot, bring your families, friends, grills, canopies, chairs, music and favorite backyard BBQ games (corn hole, ladder ball, etc). Fun for the whole family. This is a school function, no alcohol allowed. 8pm Italy Gladiator Band performance Wednesday, 21st – Homecoming - Out of this World Wednesday Thursday, 22nd – Homecoming - Tie Dye Thursday Friday, 23rd – Homecoming - Gold Out Friday 12pm Early Release 2pm Parade 3pm Pep Rally at the Italy Pavilion Downtown 7pm Italy Gladiators vs. Crossroads Bobcats End of 1st Six Week https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s1_VNbYc56h7OKUxYoXVG8hbG0qRRiJ9/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=63237be3 Go Stafford!
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**Amazing Stafford PTO** President: Nicole Franklin VP: She will open this up for voting Secretary: Haley Mounce Treasure: Cassandra Enriquez First meeting is tonight, Tuesday, September 13th at 4:30pm. Facebook: Stafford Elementary PTO Email: StaffordPTOPresident@gmail.com Stafford Family: Please join us tonight for the PTO Meeting at 4:30pm in the cafeteria. A few great reasons to attend: Connect with other parents. Hear about important news and upcoming events. Volunteer your time, at school or at home, to make a difference in our school community. You do not need to be a member to attend. If you are unable to attend but would like more information or to stay involved, please contact the PTO by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Stafford Weekly Announcements: Friday, 9th – Big Kahuna Fundraiser Kick Off Last day for Future Farmers of America Membership Drive for 3rd-12th grades, Membership Dues $25 exact cash or checks made out to Italy ISD (includes a t-shirt), any questions please contact FFA Advisors: Johnny White email@example.com, Barry Rice firstname.lastname@example.org or Wimberly Westerman email@example.com Italy Gladiators vs. Mart Panthers away game 7:30pm - Put the Panthers to Sleep (School Appropriate PJ's) Tuesday, 13th - PTO Meeting 4:30pm Stafford Cafeteria Thursday, 15th - Italy Gladiators vs. Dallas Roosevelt Mustangs away game 7pm - Football Dress Up Day (Hawaiian Attire) Friday, 16th - Grandparents Day Celebration, during student’s lunch time https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kAZqtWhaRZ3lflskEOo2CbkGBgOJrVLT/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=631a12d5 Go Stafford!
Stafford Elementary students started their morning with the Big Kahuna Fundraiser kick off! Packets are going home today. Once you have the packet, please visit their website at www.bigkahunaprime.net to begin registration by entering the school ID 5124. We would greatly appreciate your support! Thank You!!
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Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, August 26th – Italy Gladiators vs. Scurry-Rosser Wildcats; dress in your favorite animal print. Monday, August 29th – Fall & Yearbook Picture Day. To order online and choose different background options please go to www.mylifetouch.com using picture day ID: EVTCVGH78. Paper order forms went home with your students and extras are available at Stafford. If you do not order online, on picture day please send in completed order form with exact cash or checks made payable to Lifetouch. Friday, September 2nd – Staff Development - No School for Students Monday, September 5th – Labor Day Holiday - No School for Students and Staff **Reminder: The school day, from start to finish, is vital for the proper educational development of learning for each child. Stafford begins each school day at 7:50 a.m., and students are expected to be in the school building by this time. If a student comes into the building after 7:50 a.m., they will be marked tardy and receive a tardy slip to enter class. On the other side of utilizing the full school day of learning, is early pick-ups. Any time a child is picked up before the end of the school day, which is 3:30 p.m., the early pick up will be recorded. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q_D15fQDKAJrXkiB-x4gGZcp66zae_9F/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=6307b993 Go Stafford!
Stafford Families, We have just completed our first week of the 2022-2023 school year! I am excited about the questions, concerns, collaboration, and clarity. We are all coming together to make this a successful start to the school year. Highlights: *School starts at 7:50am. Please have your student here before this tardy time. *The academic portion of school has begun. The first few days are about getting to know the teacher, routines, and procedures, and now we are in the full swing of growing in knowledge and learning each day. *At Stafford, we focus on being a Stafford HERO. Helpful, Engaged, Respectful, On Task. Please help us build these habits with support at home. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mxB5qvuqzKVu4yGHK0FUSY9rKdpJb73M/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=62fe5e4f Go Stafford!
So proud of our amazing Stafford counselor, Natalie Barrett. This is her, in action, the 1st of 4 “Welcome to Stafford” sessions for new students 1st-6th grade. I love how she is welcoming and helping new students. Thanks Mrs. Barrett! Go Stafford!