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Grandparent's Day 2016

Grandparent's Day 2016 at Turner was a 3 day event this year; opening it's doors to more than 700 grandparents to visit the halls of Turner. Lara's Golf Carts generously donated their golf carts so grandparents could be taken to and from their vehicle. Grandparents were able to join their student for lunch, browse the book fair, take a picture and make some great memories.
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NEHS hosts Holiday Food Drive

The Turner National Elementary Honor Society hosted a Thanksgiving food drive this month to benefit the Willis ISD Parent Support Center. Students from ALL grade levels participated to see which grade would collect the most items. We are so excited to report that we collected a total of 6 shopping carts overflowing with non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items. Turner NEHS has 45 students this year along with campus sponsors Tressie Gallamore and Rachael Tedder. We are looking forward to a great year with this group and can't wait to bless more in our community.
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Pumpkins Worth Writing About

Students in Mrs. Clark's 4th grade class made a storybook character pumpkin from a book that they read. They made a story map and identified the traits of the character as well. The pumpkins along with their writings were on display in the library for all of the classes to enjoy.
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The Polls are Open

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Turner are learning about one of their most important patriotic civil duties; voting. Librarian, Linda Carter created a station for students to obtain their voter registration card, complete with signature to identify who they are prior to casting their ballot.
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Willis ISD Receives Book Donations

The Lake Conroe Area Republican Women recently donated
books to all Willlis ISD schools as part of their annual
Literacy Program. The group is assisted by Barnes & Noble
and the Barbara Bush Literacy Library Project. In addition,
members of the LCARW purchase books on their own to donate
to the schools. Bookplates are placed in each book donated
to the schools in honor or memory of the donor’s choosing. (JFails)
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Publishing Party

Students in 1st grade have worked so incredibly hard with the Lucy Calkins writing program since school started. We threw a PUBLISH PARTY on Friday (complete with balloons, streamers and snacks) to show off an edited and published piece of writing. Administrators from all over Willis ISD were sent invitations to listen to the students read. The party encouraged the students to have pride in their work and to make them understand that they are authors - just like Barbara Park, Eric Carle, J.K. Rowling and so many others.
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2nd grade Venn Diagrams

This week in Mrs. Hurst's 2nd grade class; Mrs. Nikki Kelley used a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast popcorn and M&M candies in a Science lesson. After reading the book, "The Popcorn Story" and discussing the steps of popping corn kernels while they actually popped it! Students enjoyed their sweet and salty snacks as they discussed the similarities and differences and completed their "hula hoop" Venn Diagram.
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How to Access Grades on Parent Portal

Report cards for the 1st nine weeks are now available for online access through Parent Portal. To view grades, access Parent Portal through a web browser, not through the Parent Portal app. Click headline to read more.
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"EGG"citing Sound Energy

Mrs. Martin's 1st grade class conducted a sound energy experiment. Students gently shook the different eggs to guess what items were producing the sound energy inside.
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