Monday, February 28, 2011

Roaring News!

Hello Baldwin Community,

This past weekend was a very busy one for some of our Baldwin Bobcats!

We had 14 students ranging from grades 2-5 that participated in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival this past Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Palmer Events Center.  Our Bobcats excelled at this competition. The following is a list of our Bobcats and what they earned at the regional science fair:

3rd Place-Andre S. and Jace K.

2nd Place-Naya T., Noah H., Blake R., Emily O., Lauren K., Julia A., and Alexandra J.

1st Place-Andrew B., Tasha A.., Grace G., Dylan C., and Matthew L.

We are very proud of our students and are grateful to their parents for their support!

I also want to recognize and thank the workers that came out on Saturday morning to help build the flower beds for our Baldwin Gardens. We had a small but strong group of teachers, students and parents that helped us with this project. A ROARING thank you to the following folks for coming out on Saturday:  Lesley and Judd Leach and their daughter Kate, Bob Wittmeyer and his son Robert, Jeff Avila and his son Aidan, Tim Tashjian and his daughter Laurel, Julie Burns and her son James, Gayle Grance and her daughter Kristin. Thank you for giving your time, talents and treasure to this project. All of us at Baldwin will put the gardens to good use.

We also had about 16 fourth graders attend a second writing camp at Baldwin. The students along with Mrs. Cruz and Mrs. Reaves reviewed the 6 traits of writing and had numerous fun activities and discussions that will help them on their TAKS writing test. The TAKS writing test will be tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1st. We are asking all Baldwin students to support our fourth graders by showing their school spirit and wearing their Baldwin Bobcat shirts. If your child does not have a Baldwin Bobcat shirt perhaps they can wear something purple.  Thanks for helping us support our fourth graders through this assessment!!

If you are a parent of a fourth grade student I ask that you help your child prepare for tomorrow's test by helping them get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time. I also want to remind you that during State Assessments, parents are not allowed to eat lunch with their child. I also ask that you please not take your child out of school early on testing days; help us make sure that your child has plenty of time to complete his/her test. Thanks for your assistance with this important matter!

Roaring with Pride,
Dr. Peña