S.M. Dunlap Library, 300 W Main St, Italy
For graduation tomorrow night we will be using the new entrance to the football stadium that is located where the old tennis court is located at 400 College Street. The old drive that goes by the baseball field will be closed. Please reach out to any of your family and friends that do not have Facebook or would receive a staff or parent email from the school to let them know the change. We are excited to celebrate our 2022 graduates tomorrow night.
Healthy Summer Meals for Kids No cost for kids 18 and younger and enrolled students up to 21 with disabilities. Location: Stafford Elementary School Breakfast: 7:30am-8:30am Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm Monday – Thursday starting on May 31st and ending on June 23rd
2022-2023 Italy ISD School Calendar https://5il.co/17thw 2022-2023 Stafford School Supply List Pre-Kindergarten Head Start Supplies are provided by the Head Start program Pre-Kindergarten 4 - Packages of Crayola Brand Crayons 2 - Packages of Washable Markers 2 - Watercolor Paint Set 1 - Child-Size Apron or Old T-Shirt (for painting) 10 - Glue Sticks 1 - Small Bottle of Washable Glue 1 - Blunt Pair of Scissors 1 - Package of Multi-Colored Construction Paper (9”x12”) 1 - Package of Large Manilla Paper (12”x18”) 4 - Tubs of Playdoh 1 - Plastic Pencil Box 1 - Plastic Folders with Brads 1 - Composition Notebooks 2 - Packages of Baby Wipes 1 - Roll of Paper Towels 1 - Hand Sanitizer 2 - Boxes of Kleenex 10 – Pencils 1 – Pencil Zipper Bag for Folder Boys: 1 Package of Quart Zip Lock Bags Girls: 1 Package of Gallon Zip Lock Bags Nap Mat (plastic & a small blanket or a roll up nap mat) Kinder 1 - Large Backpack 2 - Packages Crayola Markers 4 - Boxes of Crayola Crayons (24 Ct) 2 - Packages Watercolors 1 - Plastic Folder with Pockets/Brads 1 - Plastic School Pencil Box 1 - Fabric (not plastic) Zipper Pouch (with 3 Rings) 1 - Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook 1 - Bottle of Hand Sanitizer 1 - Package Playdoh (4 Count) 1 - Package White Cardstock 1 - Bottle of Elmer's Glue Boys: 1 Package of Paper Towels & 1 Package of Baby Wipes Girls: 1 Box Sandwich Bags & 2 Boxes of Tissues 1st Grade continued on next column 12 – Elmer’s Small .21oz Purple Washable Glue Stick 3 – Crayola Crayons 24ct 48 - No2 Ticonderoga Pencils 1 – Nylon Pencil Bag 7.25x10.25 1 – Fiskars 5" Blunt Scissors 3 – Crayola Ultra Clean Wash Thick Markers 8ct 2 – Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers 4pk 2 – Wide Ruled Black Marble Comp Book 100ct 3 – Plastic Pocket Brad Folders 1 – 4 Color Pack of Playdoh 4oz Cans 4 – Facial Tissue 100ct 1 – Hand Sanitizer Pump 8oz 1 – Disinfecting Wipes 35ct Not for Skin 1 – Card Size 0-10 Addition Flash Cards 1 – Card Size 0-10 Subtraction Flash Cards 1 – Package Baby Wipes 1 – 9x12 Manilla Paper 1- Box Ziploc Gallon Baggies 1 - Box Quart Size Ziploc Baggies 2nd Grade 1 - 1" White Hardback Binder 1 – Poly Double Pocket Dividers 5ct 1 – Green Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 – Red Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 – Blue Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 – Yellow Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 4 – Wide Ruled Composition Books 2 – Wide Ruled Notebook Paper 120ct 1 – 9x12 Manila Paper 1 –12x18 Manila Paper 1 – 9x12 Construction Paper 12 – Small Glue Sticks 1 – Fiskars 5" Scissors 48 – No2 Pre-Sharpened Pencils 2 – Crayola Crayons 24ct 1 – Washable Broad Markers 10ct 1 – Twistable Colored Pencils 2 – Yellow Highlighters 1 – 4pk Expo Chisel Tip Dry Erase Marker 4 – Pink Erasers 1 – Small 3 Ring Pencil Bag (for pencils) 1 – Pencil Case/Box (for crayons, markers, colored pencils) 2 – Boxes of Tissue 1 – Wet Wipes 1 – Clorox Wipes 1 – Hand Sanitizer 3rd Grade 1 - Pair of Earbuds (Chromebook compatible) 2 – Pink Bevel (latex free) or White Hi-Polymer Erasers 48 - No2 Dixon Pre-Sharpened Pencils 1 – Crayola Classic Thick Markers 10ct 4 – Small Glue Sticks .32 oz. 3 - Facial Tissue 100ct 2 – Crayola Crayons 24ct 1 - Package Expo Black Fine Tip Dry Erase Marker 1 – Blue Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 - Green Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 - Yellow Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 - Red Plastic Pocket Brad Folder 1 – Wide Rule 8x10.5 Filler Paper 120ct 2 – Wide Ruled Black Marble Comp Book 100ct 1 - 1.5" View Binder (hardback) 1 – Poly Plastic Double Pocket Dividers with tabs (5ct) 1 – Nylon Pencil Pouch (clear vinyl front for 3-ring binder) 1 - Pair of 5” Scissors (pointed tip) 1 - Roll of Paper Towels 1 – Large Clorox or Lysol Wipes 1 – Box of Gallon-Sized Baggies 2 - Pack of Post-It Notes (3" x 3") 4th Grade 1 - Chisel Tip Dry Erase Marker 4ct 36 - No2 Ticonderoga Pencils 1 - Crayola Crayon 24ct 1 - Crayola markers 8ct 3 - 1 Sub Wide Ruled Spiral Asst 70ct 3 - Wide Ruled Black Marble Comp Book 100 pages 1 - Wide Rule 8x10.5 Filler Paper 120ct 8 - Elmer’s .77oz Washable Purple Glue Stick 2 - Elmer’s 4oz School Glue 1 - Waterless Hand Sanitizer Pump 1 - Asst Poly Insert Div 5 Tabs Pockets 4 - Plastic Pocket Folders w/brads (Red, Blue, Yellow, Green) 1 - Disinfecting Wipes 35ct Not for Skin 1 - Paper Towels 85 CT (Bulk) 1 - Box Reclosable Sandwich Bag 1.4ml (Girls) 1 - Box Reclosable Gallon Bag 2ml (Boys) 1 - 1.5” Asst Hardback Vinyl Binder 2 - Yellow Highlighters 4 - Facial Tissue 100ct 2 - Nylon Pencil Bag Clear Top Grommet 7.25x10.25 5th Grade 5 - Composition Notebooks 1 - 1” 3-ring Binder 2 - Pocket Folders 4 - Packs Filler Paper 1 - Pencil Bag 4 - Elmer’s Glue Sticks 1 - Pair Scissors 2 - Packs Colored Pencils 4 - Packs #2 Pencils 24 count 6 - Expo Markers 3 - Boxes Kleenex 1 - Pack Disinfectant Wipes 1 - Roll Paper Towels 1 - Pair Headphones 6th Grade 1 - 1” White Hardback Vinyl Binder 3 - 1 Sub Wide Ruled Spiral Asst 70ct 1 - Pre-Sharpened Colored Pencils 12ct 60 - Mechanical pencils 12 - Pencil Cap Erasers 1 - Package Red Medium Stick pen 1 - Sharp 5” Scissors 1 - Expo Chisel Tip Black Dry Erase Markers 4pk 3 – Elmer’s Liquid Glue 2 - Yellow Highlighters 4 - Facial Tissue 100ct 1 - Nylon Pencil Bag Clear Top Grommet 7.25x10.25 3 - Wide Rule 8x10.5 Filler Paper 120ct 1 - Disinfecting Wipes 35ct Not for skin (Bulk) 1 - Card Size Multiplication Flash Cards 0-10 1 - Paper Towels 85ct (Bulk) 3 – Composition Notebook ECSE (PPCD) 1 – Plastic Folder 1 – 8ct Large Crayola Crayons 3 – Paper towels 3 – Kleenex boxes 4 – Clorox or Lysol Wipes 4 – Baby Wipes 1 – Bottle of Hand Sanitizer 1 – Lysol Disinfectant Spray Cans 1 - Ziploc Freezer Bags 1 - Ziploc Sandwich Bags 1 – 4 Pk of Playdoh 2 - 4oz Bottles of Elmer’s Liquid Glue 1 - Classroom Snack (Goldfish, fruit snacks, etc.) All students must bring: A cup/Sippy cup to leave in the room A complete change of clothes (shirt, pants, socks) Diapers or Pull-Ups, if your child requires them CBI 2 – Plastic Folder with Brads 1 – Box Crayola Crayons 3 – Rolls of Paper Towels 1 - Box Classic Crayola Markers 1 - Safety Scissors 3 – Boxes of Kleenex 5 – Package Clorox or Lysol Wipes 3 – Packs of Baby Wipes 2 – Boxes of Ziploc Bags (1 gallon 1 sandwich) 1 – 4ct Pack of Expo Markers 1 – 4ct Pack of Glue Sticks 1 – Extra Lg Bottle of Hand Sanitizer 1 – Pencil Bag 1 – Complete Change of Clothes 3 – Cans of Lysol Disinfectant Spray 1 – Cup or Sippy Cup (if needed) Snacks for classroom Diapers or Pull-Ups, if your child requires them
Stafford Families, Learning never stops! Whether your child has summer school this summer, or you will just keep their brains active through daily activities, never stop learning. Please continue to look for communications from Stafford this summer and keep updated. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l1frViomyO2mquCK2o7cj-m-DvK5ueyc/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=628fa3e5 Go Stafford!
Stafford Reminder Wednesday, 25th last day of school and early release. We encourage you to take your student home after their awards, please sign them out with their teacher. End of Year Student Awards in the Stafford Cafeteria 8:00 a.m. PreK/Headstart PreK 8:20 a.m. PPCD/CBI 8:40 a.m. 1st 9:10 a.m. 2nd 9:40 a.m. 3rd 10:10 a.m. 4th 10:40 a.m. 5th 11:10 a.m. 6th Enjoy your summer break!!
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, 20th – PreK-6th Field Day at Stafford 9-2pm, each class will rotate to events as a team. What do students wear or bring? Shorts, tennis shoes, hats, water, sunscreen, a sack lunch or a school sack lunch will be provided. Show school spirit by wearing your PTO field day t-shirt or any Stafford/Italy t-shirt. PreK Purple; Kinder Sky Blue; 1st Teal; 2nd Electric Green; 3rd Orange; 4th Kelly Green; 5th Blue; 6th Red; ECSE/CBI Daisy (Yellow) Can parents come too? Of course! Please go through the front office to sign in. If you plan on taking your student when you leave, you must sign them out with their teacher and at the front office. Concessions: Stafford PTO *Cash Only* everything $1 (Hot dogs; Chips; Candy; Water; Gatorade; Soda; Popsicles) A huge thank you to all the volunteers, we appreciate you!! Saturday, 21st – You are invited! To honor Italy & Milford Police departments during National Police Week 11-1pm at the Italy Pavilion. Community picnic with the Chief cooking hot dogs! Check out the bounce house, music, and free food! Monday, 23rd - 4th grade field trip Upchurch Baseball fields, lunch at school Tuesday, 24th – Kinder graduation practice (Students Only) Kinder Graduation and Awards 6pm at High School Dome Wednesday, 25 – End of 6th Six Weeks Class of 2022 Seniors Walk Through Stafford Halls Student Awards in the cafeteria. 8:00 PreK/Headstart PreK; 8:20 ECSE/CBI; 8:40 1st; 9:10 2nd; 9:40 3rd; 10:10 4th; 10:40 5th; 11:10 6th Last Day of School – Early Release Elementary Students 12:20pm Thursday, August 11th – First Day of 2022-2023 School Year! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sWYVEJ7gErvkJME0PH8pkwBDMBwXr3SJ/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=62868cad Go Stafford!
2022 Italy Youth Athletic Association * Football and Cheer Registration Football and Cheer signups are now open! Registration fee is $125, payment due at fittings, cash, check or Venmo will be accepted. Additional NEH forms, birth certificate, and photo required at practice to complete registration. Cheer registration will close on June 19th Football registration will close on July 17th https://www.jotform.com/form/221298766765068 Follow us on Facebook at IYAA Sports
2022 Gladiators Summer Camp Information Register students entering 2nd–8th grades for the upcoming Gladiator Summer Camps!! The Youth Girls Camps’ will include: • Volleyball – 8-11am – Dome 6/6-6/7 • Basketball – 8-11am – Dome 6/13-6/14 • Softball – 8-11am – Field 6/20-6/21 The Youth Boys Camps’ will include: • Football – 8-11am – Stadium 6/6-6/7 • Basketball – 8-11am – Dome 6/13-6/14 • Baseball – 8-11am – Field 6/20-6/21 Fee: $30 per camp or all three camps for $70. Cash accepted or checks payable to Italy ISD. Complete and return registration and payment to the Italy High School front office or bring the first day of camp. Forms went home with students today and are also available at the front office. For any questions regarding any of the summer camp offerings, please email Coach Wilkins at email@example.com GO GLADIATORS!!! See camp brochure here https://5il.co/1am4y
ATTENTION ITALY ISD PARENTS Italy ISD received several calls this evening concerning a possible threat at the high school tomorrow morning. Initial investigations have not substantiated the rumors, however, with the safety of our students and staff being of the utmost importance, there will be additional police officers on campus in the morning. The investigation will continue in cooperation with the City of Italy Police Department.
Community Pep Rally - Meet & Greet Coach Lee Wilkins Italy ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Italy ISD will be hosting a Community Pep Rally - Meet & Greet on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM in the Italy HS Dome to welcome our new Athletic Director/Head Football Coach, Lee Wilkins. The pep rally will highlight our students and culminate in a few words from Coach Wilkins. Following the pep rally, Coach Wilkins will be available for some meet and greet time with our guests. We hope you are able to join us for this special event. We are excited to continue the tradition of uniting Italy ISD, our families and community to support events that will make a difference for our wonderful students.
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, 13th – HS Band will perform for 2nd-6th grades at Stafford Monday, 16th – Board Meeting 5:30pm at High School Tuesday, 17th – 6th grade JHS Tour (students only) ECSE/CBI Field Day at HS Track/Football Field Wednesday, 18th - 3rd grade field trip, Upchurch Baseball Fields, lunch at school Thursday, 19th – 5th & 6th grade field trip, Upchurch Baseball Fields, lunch at the park Friday, 20th – PreK through 6th Grades - Field Day at Stafford, concessions provided by Stafford PTO (cash only) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-f1qpk5mRdb6eNXue8hgnFvCvZIJJIt4/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=627d3786 Go Stafford!
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Friday, 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week Disney Day - Where The Magic Happens! Monday, 9th – Superhero Day - Stafford Heroes! Tuesday, 10th – STAAR 3rd-6th Grades – No visitors or deliveries for all grades Kinder & PK Field Trip - Upchurch Baseball Park, Italy 1st Grade Field Trip – Navarro College Planetarium, Corsicana 2nd Grade Field Trip - Central Baptist Church, Italy Wednesday, 11th – STAAR 3rd-6th Grades – No visitors or deliveries for all grades Kinder & PreK Field Trip – Central Baptist Church, Italy 1st Grade Field Trip – Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie 2nd Grade Field Trip - Upchurch Baseball Park, Italy Thursday, 12th – STAAR 3rd-6th Grades – No visitors or deliveries for all grades Kinder & PreK Field Trip – Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie 1st Grade Field Trip - Upchurch Baseball Park, Italy 2nd Grade Field Trip – Dallas Zoo https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zyRWVQlF2vUc030UvtqWMupfBR9oUfXl/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=62743256 Go Stafford!
3rd-6th Grade Students: Dear Parents, The time to shine is here! Next week, your child will be taking the STAAR test. Your child has worked so hard, and I am so proud of them!!! I just wanted to give you a couple reminders for our big days: • Please make sure your child gets a good night of sleep and eats a good, nutritious breakfast. • Please encourage your child to do their best! • No deliveries (including lunches) will be allowed during STAAR testing days. • Please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments on these dates. • Each day, your child will need to bring a book to read, a jacket/sweater, earbuds (if they’d like to use their own), and a water. • The campus will be CLOSED for any visitors during testing ⭐Tuesday, May 10th: 3rd-6th Math⭐ ⭐Wednesday, May 11th: 3rd-6th Reading⭐ ⭐Thursday, May 12th: 5th Science⭐ Thank you for always encouraging your child to do their best and to use the strategies they have been practicing! We always appreciate your support. It’s time for our Stafford super students to shine! Sincerely, Natalie Barrett, Counselor Stafford Elementary
Dear Stafford Families, We greatly appreciate all your support during our first ever Read-A-Thon. We raised $3,670. Our top student who raised the most was Chanel Slota in 2nd grade and our top reader was Alaina Holmes in 5th grade. As a whole school we read 15,745 minutes. Our winning teacher for having the most students participate and read was Mrs. Gibson in 2nd grade! She won 4 tickets to a Cleburne Railroaders game! Students please log back into your dashboards and pick your prizes. You have until May 13th until it closes. Thank you so much for a wonderful first year with Read-A-Thon! We have some great ideas to use our funds and give back to the kids! Happy Reading, Mrs. Jones
Dear Parents and Families, I am sending my sincere gratitude for making our Book Fair and One Book, One School initiative an outstanding success. We also have had a huge support through our Read-A-Thon as well. Throughout all of our fundraising efforts our main goal is putting this money back into our kids. We plan to host more family literacy events and create community wide support for our students. I personally am looking forward to creating more reading programs in our school for our students and developing a stronger love for literacy. We plan on opening up our Stafford Library this summer to continue our reading adventures. Keep an eye out for more information to come. I am looking forward to seeing each of you again. Gratefully, Mrs. Jones, Stafford Elementary Librarian
One School, One Book – Chapter 15 - Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney
Stafford Weekly Announcement: Thursday, 28th – Life According to Og the Frog – Chapter 14 Last Day to order 21-22 yearbook, this will include ES, JHS and HS Friday, 29th – Life According to Og the Frog – Chapter 15 Read-a-thon ends! Monday, 2nd – 1st Day of the Month Celebrations Teacher Appreciation Week STAAR Review Boot Camp. Wear camo, they won’t see us coming! Tuesday, 3rd - Teacher Appreciation Week STAAR Wars day, may the scores be with you! Wednesday, 4th - Teacher Appreciation Week Be the brightest STAAR and wear neon! Thursday, 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week Be “sunsational” and wear your shades! Friday, 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week Countdown to STAAR: Disney Day - where the magic happens! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IqV8EOykrWU2lnmsQJ1Zj1s-8zsukNC8/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=626ad84f Go Stafford!
Teacher Appreciation Week * May 2nd - 6th