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240 N. Crockett St., San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: 956-361-6100

2018 CTPS Celebration

San Benito CISD will observe this year’s Celebrate Texas Public Schools weeklong campaign Monday, February 26 - Friday, March 2, 2018.

The Celebrate Texas Public Schools concept is not a new one. It was originally created in 1950 by the Masonic Lodges of Texas to recognize contributions made by the state’s free system of education. Today, the week-long celebration is a meaningful way to showcase the many educational opportunities given to over 5 million students attending Texas’ 1,000-plus school districts.

The CTPS campaign also encourages everyone throughout Texas to celebrate producing the state’s greatest resources successful students and the leaders of tomorrow.

“Each student’s future success comes through a quality education today. By sharing the good news of Texas public education, we can ensure enhanced opportunities for future generations of Texans,” explains Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman. “Talented teachers and caring staff members and administrators set a strong foundation for this success, which is truly something worth celebrating.”

San Benito’s public schools will observe Open House according to the following schedule:

 

  • Monday, February 26     ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES

                                                      Angela G. Leal Elementary, 5:30-6:30 PM

                                                      Dr. C.M. Cash Elementary, 6:00-7:30 PM

                                                      Dr. Raul Garza, Jr. Elementary, 6:00-7:30 PM

                                                      Ed Downs Elementary, 5:30-7:00 PM

                                                      Frank Roberts Elementary, 5:00-6:30 PM

                                                      Fred Booth Elementary, 5:00-6:30 PM

                                                      Judge Oscar De La Fuente Elementary, 5:30-7:00 PM

                                                      La Encantada Elementary, 5:30-6:30 PM

                                                      La Paloma Elementary, 5:30-6:30 PM

                                                      Landrum Elementary, 5:30-7:00 PM

                                                      Rangerville Elementary, 5:30-6:30 PM

                                                      Sullivan Elementary, 5:00-6:30 PM

 

  • Tuesday, February 27    MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUSES

                                                      Berta Cabaza Middle School, 5:30-7:00 PM

                                                      Miller Jordan Middle School, 5:30-7:00 PM

                                                      San Benito Riverside Middle School, 5:30-7:00 PM

 

  • Thursday, March 1          SECONDARY/ALTERNATIVE CAMPUSES

                                                      San Benito High School, 6:00-7:30 PM

                                                      San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, 5:30-7:30 PM

                                                      Gateway to Graduation Academy, 5:30-6:30 PM

                                                      Joe Callandret Positive Redirection Center, 3:00 PM

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s respective school to witness firsthand how our school district and staff members provide the tools, framework, and solid foundation that is vital toward the future of our children.

Following is a complete schedule of all campus-based activities:

ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES

 

Angela G. Leal Elementary

(956) 276-5055

 

Monday, February 26 Hats Off to Texas Public Schools! Students may wear their favorite hat or hair accessory to school. Open House, 5:30-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Western Day! Show your Texas spirit by dressing up in a country western outfit.

Wednesday, February 28 – College & Career Day! Dress up as your future career choice or wear a college shirt!

Thursday, March 1 – Texas schools soar above the rest! Students may bring a kite to fly during their PE time.

Friday, March 2 – Texas Families are the best! Family picnic day during lunch times. “True Blue Celebration” after lunch.

 

Dr. C.M. Cash Elementary

(956) 361-6700

 

Monday, February 26 We Choose to Go to College - wear your favorite college attire. Lesson: you determine your own destiny. Open House, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – We Choose to Be Curious - wear a pair of your favorite glasses. Lesson: be curious about the world around you and never stop learning.

Wednesday, February 28 – We Choose to Be a Problem Solver - PreKinder - Fifth Grade STEM Challenge Day. Lesson: you are capable of enormous creativity - remember this if you’re struggling with a problem.

Thursday, March 1 – We Choose to Make a Difference in the World! PreKinder thru second grade – wear a mustache. Third thru fifth grades - living museum biographies. Lesson: individuals can make a difference, but it starts with caring and taking responsibility.

Friday, March 2 – We Choose to Work Hard and Reap the Rewards - be a king and queen for the day and wear a royal crown or tiara. Lesson: work hard at your job, or school, but take time to relax, too! Family picnic, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

 

Dr. Raul Garza, Jr. Elementary

(956) 361-6900

 

Monday, February 26 A Clear Path to College: Students will make a sash decorated with the university of their choice. Open House, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Mom and I Can Clearly See My Future: Moms, grandmas, and aunts are invited to spend some time with their child and create, decorate, and cut out paper eyeglasses. They will discuss options for careers during their visit from 9:00-10:00 AM in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, February 28 – Building My Future with Dad: Dads, grandpas, and uncles are invited to spend some quality time with their child and make a race car out of recycled materials from 9:00-10:00 AM in the cafeteria.

Thursday, March 1 – Career Kaleidoscopes: Each child will make a kaleidoscope out of recycled materials. Teachers will invite guest speakers to their classroom to speak about their career, university attended, training required, salary, etc. from 10:00-11:30 AM.

Friday, March 2 – Put Your Goggles On, and Envision Your Future: Our 5th grade scientists will explain and conduct experiments from “How craters are formed to jelly crystals, to launching rockets,” among many other activities from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

NOTE – Book Fair all week!

 

Ed Downs Elementary

(956) 361-6720

 

Monday, February 26 “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” - wear your favorite college shirts. Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Oh the things you can find if you don’t stay behind” - dress like a smarty pants.

Wednesday, February 28 – “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” Parents are welcomed to come fly a kite and wear wacky socks with your child during their regular PE time.

Thursday, March 1 – “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” - dress in your favorite past decade.

Friday, March 2 – “The more you read the more you’ll know” - dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

 

Frank Roberts Elementary

(956) 361-6740

 

Monday, February 26 Show your “Texas Pride” - dress in your cowboy attire and wear boots, jeans and western shirts. Open House, 5:00-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – “Hats off to Texas Education” - wear your crazy hats and socks.

Wednesday, February 28 – “Educating Generations of Texans” - wear attire from your favorite generation (i.e., wear clothes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc.). Guest Speakers will speak to students about their career and education.

Thursday, March 1 – “Texas Public Schools Soar Above the Rest” Super Hero Day - wear your favorite Super Hero shirt, costume, etc.

Friday, March 2 – “Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday” - dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character or wear your Hornet/Greyhound shirt. Parents are encouraged to come enjoy a picnic lunch and read a book with their child/children, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (bring your food, picnic blankets, chairs, books, etc.).

 

Fred Booth Elementary

(956) 361-6860

 

Monday, February 26 Bobcat Pride & Crazy Socks Day - wear Fred Booth T-shirts and crazy socks to support reading with Dr. Seuss. Open House, 5:00-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 Pairing Up for Success Twin Day - pair up with someone and dress like twins.

Wednesday, February 28 Crazy Hair & Hat Day - let’s go crazy for public school education with crazy hair and a crazy hat, Dr. Seuss style.

Thursday, March 1 Fred Booth Soars Above the Rest. Students will fly kites during the following times: fifth grade, 7:45-8:30 AM; Pre-Kinder, 8:30-9:15 AM; Kinder, 9:15-10:00 AM; first grade, 10:00-10:45 AM; second grade, 10:45-11:30 AM; third grade, 1:00-1:45 PM; and fourth grade, 1:45-2:30 PM. Students must bring their own kite already assembled. Parents are invited to join their children for the kite flying event.

Friday, March 2 – “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” Dr. Seuss Day - wear your favorite college shirt. Dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Judge Oscar De La Fuente Elementary

(956) 361-6820

 

Monday, February 26 Community Service / The Clear Choice for fighting hunger - wear red, white, and blue. Food drive - everyone donates two cans of food any time during the week; can foods will be given to the local food bank. Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – College Readiness / The Clear Choice to prepare students to be successful in any college/university they attend - wear your college shirt. College essay winners will be announced and there will be college/university presentations.

Wednesday, February 28 – Career Readiness / The Clear Choice to teach students that they can be astronauts, doctors, contractors, educators, or any other career they set their minds on. Career Day - guest speakers will share their insights on what it takes to reach their career goals. Students may dress up in career choice outfit.

Thursday, March 1 – Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies / The Clear Choice to keep students physically fit. Students/staff will participate in outdoor field activities and events. Students may wear their school shirts, shorts and tennis shoes.

Friday, March 2 – Engage Parents / The Clear Choice to encourage our parents to be involved and engaged in our learning - wear your Judge Oscar De La Fuente school shirt. Join us for a picnic and planned activities. Parents are encouraged to bring healthy foods and drinks.

 

La Encantada Elementary

(956) 361-6760

 

Monday, February 26 – Begin with the end in mind - wear your Texas college shirt in support of Texas Universities. Book Fair from 4:00-5:30 PM. The class that brings in the most parents wins $100 worth of items from the book fair. Open House from 5:30-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Grade Level Rainbow Color Day. Each grade level will dress as one color of the rainbow. Grade level colors: Pre-Kinder - violet, Kinder - violet, 1st - blue, 2nd - green, 3rd - yellow, 4th - orange, and 5th - red.

Wednesday, February 28 – College Career Awareness Career Fair for students in grades 2nd thru 5th. Students will explore career options and create a college foldable. K-1 students will create a “thank you” card for their parents using thumbprints and handprints, thanking their parents for the opportunity to attend Texas public schools.

Thursday, March 1 – Set your goals high Kite Day. Students team up with a partner to fly a kite during PE.

Friday, March 2 – Red and White Day in honor of Dr. Seuss - wear a red and white shirt or a Dr. Seuss shirt. Parents are invited to visit the library from 7:15-8:00 AM for story reading, activities, and a treat. Visit the book fair and view items for sale. Family picnic from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

La Paloma Elementary

(956) 361-6780

 

Monday, February 26 – Texas Pride Day - wear red, white, and blue. Campus kick off with La Paloma choir singing Texas songs at 1:15 PM. Open House, 5:30-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Proud to be a Texan - wear your cowboy boots.

Wednesday, February 28 – Dr. Seuss Day - to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday early, wear your favorite Dr. Seuss T-shirt or character costume/accessories.

Thursday, March 1 – Texas College Shirt Day - wear your favorite “Texas” college shirt.

Friday, March 2 – Hats Off to Texas - wear your hats and western wear. Family picnic.

Landrum Elementary

(956) 361-6800

 

Monday, February 26 Promoting Higher Education (education extends through college/university) - wear college spirit shirts of the college/university you “plan” to attend in your future; college and career fair. Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Patching My Future Educational Pathway! Students and mom/grandma/sister/aunt will make a ‘BLUEPRINT’ quilt of an educational pathway, 2:00-3:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Wednesday, February 28 – Soaring into Education. Students and dad/grandpa/brother/uncle will make a ‘BLUEPRINT’ kite of an educational pathway, 2:00-3:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Thursday, March 1 – Planning a GRAND Education with Grandparents! Coffee/tea conversations with grandparents, 7:30-8:30 AM in the library.

Friday, March 2 – “Color My World” with Knowledge - Splashes of colorful and vivacious hues of Parental Engagement is just one of the magical ingredients that makes a difference in our students’ learning. Color run and parent/student picnic, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

 

Rangerville Elementary

(956) 361-6840

 

Monday, February 26 Lone Star Day - wear red, white, & blue. Open House, 5:30-6:30 PM.

Tuesday, February 27 – Gettin’ A-Head in Texas - wear a crazy hat.

Wednesday, February 28 – Go Team Day - wear any Texas sports team jersey.

Thursday, March 1 – Texas University Day - wear any Texas college T-shirt.

Friday, March 2 – Read Across America Day - wear any Dr. Seuss shirt, or dress as your favorite character.

NOTE – Family and friends are welcomed to stop by the Spring Book Fair (all week).

 

Sullivan Elementary

(956) 361-6880

 

Monday, February 26 FIESTA (Focusing on Important Educational Standards) Day - dress in your colorful FIESTA attire. Open House, 5:00-6:30 PM; student art show and book fair will be held during Open House.

Tuesday, February 27 – Red, White, and Blue Day - wear red, white, and blue to show your Texas pride. Muffins with Mom, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Wednesday, February 28 – Western Day - dress like a cowboy/cowgirl and put on those hats and boots to show your Texas pride and promote quality education. Doughnuts with Dad, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Thursday, March 1 – School Pride Day - wear your grey Sullivan shirt and show your love for Sullivan Elementary. It’s a Texas Tradition to have pride in your school and make it the best possible place to get an education! Grandparents’ merienda, 1:30-2:30 PM.

Friday, March 2 – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Dr. Seuss/College T-shirt Day - dress up like your favorite Dr. Seuss character or wear your favorite college T-shirt to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Enjoy Sullivan’s family picnic: Pre-Kinder (AM), 10:30-11:30 AM; Pre-Kinder (PM), 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Kinder thru fifth grade, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

 


 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUSES

 

Berta Cabaza Middle School

(956) 361-6600

 

Monday, February 26 Cap/Hat Day - students may wear their favorite cap or hat.

Tuesday, February 27 – Western Day - students and staff may wear their favorite western attire. The 28th Annual Texas History Fair will be held in the school gym. Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 28 – Rainbow Day - wear bright colors.

Thursday, March 1 – Favorite Sports Jersey Day - students may wear their favorite sports jersey or shirt.

Friday, March 2 – Wear a Dr. Seuss character attire. Enjoy Seussville activities in the library.

 

Miller Jordan Middle School

(956) 361-6650

 

Monday, February 26 Hats on for Texas! Wear your favorite hat.

Tuesday, February 27 – Steppin’ It Up to Texas! Wear your favorite boots. Texas History Living Museum and Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 28 – Dress to the “T” for Texas! Wear your western style clothes.

Thursday, March 1 – College Ready in Texas! Wear a college or club shirt.

Friday, March 2 – Cougars Proud for Texas! Wear your school colors.

 

San Benito Riverside Middle School

(956) 361-6940

 

Monday, February 26 Hats on for Texas! Wear your favorite hat.

Tuesday, February 27 – Steppin’ It Up to Texas! Wear your favorite boots. Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 28 – Dress to the “T” for Texas! Wear your western style clothes.

Thursday, March 1 – College Ready in Texas! Wear a college or school club shirt.

Friday, March 2 – Bulldogs Proud for Texas! Wear your school colors (purple and black).

 


 

SECONDARY/ALTERNATIVE CAMPUSES

 

San Benito High School

(956) 361-6500

 

Thursday, March 1 – Open House, 6:00-7:30 PM.

 

San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy

(956) 276-6000

 

Monday, February 26 University Cap Day

Tuesday, February 27 – College & Career Lunch Presentations

Wednesday, February 28 – University T-shirt Day

Thursday, March 1 – Open House, 5:30-7:30 PM

Friday, March 2 – Purple & Gold - Let’s Go to College!

 

Gateway to Graduation Academy

(956) 361-6446

 

Monday, February 26 College is our Future - wear your favorite Texas college gear.

Tuesday, February 27 Show School Love - wear school colors and show why you love Gateway on social media with the following hashtags: #wechosepublic and #gatewayfamily.

Wednesday, February 28 Breakfast for Champions - parents are invited to come join your child for donuts, muffins, juice and coffee.

Thursday, March 1 Hats off to Texas - wear your western wear. Open House, 5:30-6:30 PM.

Friday, March 2 Texas Pride - wear red, white & blue. Parents/Grandparents are invited to a Celebrate Texas Independence Picnic with your child, 12:00 PM.

 

Joe Callandret Positive Redirection Center

(956) 361-6275

 

Monday, February 26 Muffins with Parents, 7:00 AM in the teachers’ lounge.

Tuesday, February 27 Donuts with grandparents, 7:00 AM in the teachers’ lounge.

Wednesday, February 28 – Career Day, 9:00 AM in the PRC atrium.

Thursday, March 1 – Parent meeting, 9:00-11:00 AM in the PRC parent center (Room 121); chili dog picnic; and Open House, 3:00 PM.

Friday, March 2 – Kite flying competition, awards at 3:00 PM.