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I have been teaching 3rd grade in Tomball for 11 years. I was born and
raised in Houston and attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. I am
married and have one daughter and one grandson. 

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End of Year Party and Classroom Library Books

Dear Parents,
The classroom end of year party is tomorrow from 2:45 to 3:30. Please be sure that your child wears their class t-shirt! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Also, please send all classroom library books back to school ASAP! 
Check those book shelves and closets for any books that belong to Mrs. Carnifax or Mrs. Herriman.

AR Movie Party and MyON Online Books

Dear Parents,
The 4th Nine Weeks AR Movie Party will be Tuesday, May 30th for all the students that qualified.
Here are the directions for your child to log on to the MyOn website at home which are online books that your child can read over the summer. We logged on at school, so that they would know how to access the free online books.

Student Log In to MyOn from Home

  1. myon.com
  2. Click Clever Instant Login page (look here)
  3. Enter School Name – Willow Creek Elementary
  4. Log in with Google
  5. Sign in to continue to Clever -- enter email  -- click next
  6. Enter your password -- click next
  7. Click on MYON!  You did it!


Scholastic Book Fair-Buy One, Get One Free

Dear Parents,

Scholastic Book Fair books are available for purchase during recess(12:45-1:15). Parents can come before school, during lunch, or during recess with their student(s).

Students must have at least $5.00 to purchase books. It is buy one, get one free, of equal value or less. 


Spelling Test-Lesson 30 and AR Goal

Dear Parents,
Next week's spelling test will be on Thursday, May 25th because grades are due on Friday, May 26th. 
The 4th Nine Weeks AR goal is due next Friday, May 26th. Your child must reach their AR goal by the end of the day to attend the AR movie party on Tuesday, May 30th. Please check with your child and make sure that they have reached their goal. Thank you for your help and support!

Spelling Test and Yearbooks

Dear Parents,
There will be a spelling test this Friday on Lesson 29. Also, 2 spelling activities are due for homework.
The yearbooks went home today. They will be selling remaining yearbooks on Tuesday, May 23rd from 9:00 am to 10:00 am in the main hallway. This is a cash only sale! Each yearbook is $25.00 and the supply is limited and will go quickly! If you didn't place your order in time, now is your chance!

Field Day, Library Books, and 4th Nine Weeks AR Goal

Dear Parents,
Field Day is this Friday, 5/12, from 1:00-3:10 p.m. Please make sure that your child wears their class shirt that day. Also, they are needing volunteers at the stations, so if you come to walk around with your child, we may need you to help out at a particular station. Please send a change of clothes and a towel with your child because their clothes usually end up wet by the end of the day. They are welcome to wear hats and sunglasses, but any sunscreen needs to be applied at home. We will be eating in the cafeteria that day, and the cafeteria will only be selling sack lunches.
All library books are due by this Friday, May 12th! 
The 4th nine weeks AR goal is due by Friday, May 26th. Your child is welcome to check out books from our personal libraries at school if they are still working to complete their AR goal. Please encourage your child to reach their goal so that they can attend the AR movie party!

STAAR Tests on Monday and Tuesday

Dear Parents,
The STAAR Math test in on Monday, 5/8 and the STAAR Reading test is on Tuesday, 5/9. Parents are not allowed to eat lunch in the cafeteria with their child on either Monday or Tuesday. Thank you so very much for sending in the STAAR encouragement letters. We had both smiles and tears! The kids loved receiving notes from you. There is no spelling test, reading log, or reading passage homework next week. We did send home a fun homework letter with the kids telling them to relax and have fun. The kids have worked hard all year long and they are ready to show what they know! Thank you again for all your help and support!

STAAR Encouragement Letter


If you have not already sent in your child's STAAR encouragement letter, please send it in by tomorrow, 5/3/17.

We have a list of at least 20 staff members who have offered to write letters to students whose parents do not send back a letter.  We told them we would let them know on Thursday.  However, we know that receiving a letter from you will be much more meaningful than receiving one from a random staff member.  

The original letter to you, a blank letter to fill out for your child, and an envelope for returning it, all went home in last week’s Wednesday folder.  If you have misplaced it, please go to the link on my Edlio page and print out a copy of the blank letter to fill out. Place the letter in an envelope with your child's name on the outside, and return the envelope to your child's homeroom teacher

Thank you for your help and support!

Mrs. Carnifax and Mrs. Herriman



STAAR Encouraging Letter, Reading Log, Reading Passage, and Spelling

Dear Parents,
Don't forget to send the STAAR encouraging letter(addressed to your child) back to school by May 3rd. We will sharing them with your child on Friday, May 5th. The letter and envelope were in last Wednesday's folder.
Please make sure that your child reads 30 minutes over the weekend, completes a reading summary, and gets a parent signature on their reading log. 
The reading passage, The Legendary Strength of Hercules, is due next Friday, May 5th. Please make sure that your child is completing their reading strategies and they bring the passage back to school!
 Spelling test- Lesson 28 is next Friday, May 5th.

Scholastic Book Orders and STAAR Encouraging Notes

Dear Parents,

Don't forget that Scholastic book orders are due this Friday, April 28th. Ordering online is the simplest way! You can easily order online: Shop online: scholastic.com/readingclub

Class Activation Code: FMPP2.

Also, don't forget to send in the STAAR encouraging note for your child. It went home in today's Wednesday folder. The paper and envelope were included, and we need the notes by Wednesday, May 3rd

Scholastic Book Orders, Reading Log, and Donations for AAR

Dear Parents,

1. Scholastic book orders went home in Wednesday folders. I will place the order on Friday, April 28th. Ordering online is the simplest way! You can easily order online:

Shop online: scholastic.com/readingclub  

Class Activation Code: FMPP2.

2. Your child's reading log went home today. Please be sure that your child reads for 30 minutes over the weekend and writes a reading reflection. Please sign or initial the reading log and make sure that your child brings it to school every day. Also, the reading passage, Optical Illusions, came home today and is due next Friday, 4/28.

3. The donations for the Abandoned Animal Rescue have been extended to Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 

Abandoned Animal Rescue Donations and Field Day, May 12th

Dear Parents,,
In the story The Lemonade War, the money raised went towards the local animal shelter. In the spirit of giving, Tomball ISD would like to donate items to Tomball's AAR (Abandoned Animal Rescue). A list of needed items went home with your child on Monday(orange sheet of paper). We are collecting items thru Friday, April 21st.
The P.E. teachers are requesting help for field day:

Field Day is Friday, May 12th!  Thank you very much for all the people who already committed to helping out at field day.  Unfortunately, we do not have as many helpers as we need to have a successful day.  If you can help, please e-mail Brenda Spedden at brendaspedden@tomballisd.net. We are needing help from 8:30am-11:15am and 12:30pm-3:15pm.  Thank you.

Library day on Tuesday and Wax Museum

Don't forget that Tuesday is library day, so please send all library books back to school!
Wax Museum:
1. All costumes need to be at school by Wednesday, April 19th. We will give your child time to change into their costumes for their wax museum performance. The costumes will stay at school and your child will bring them home on Thursday.
2. Your child may bring any wax museum props to school on Tuesday, since they will be bringing their costumes on Wednesday. All props will go home on Thursday with their costumes.

Wax Museum Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents,
I need a couple of parent volunteers to help with the wax museum next week. I will need help on both Wednesday and Thursday by helping kids with their costumes and getting set up in the hallway. The wax museum is from 10:45 to 11:30 and 2:45 to 3:30. If you can help out, please send me an email and let me know what days you are available to help. I will need volunteers to arrive by 10:15 and 2:15. 
Spelling words and the reading passage for next week went home today. There is no reading log over the weekend.
Have a safe and wonderful Easter!