Non-Discrimination Statement

Wills Point Independent School District does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, political information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

For more information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact:
 
Title IX Coordinator
Damon Davis
338 W.N Commerce St
Wills Point, TX 75169
903-873-5100 x0
           Section 504 Coordinator
Kim Karch
1405 W.S. Commerce St.
Wills Point, TX 75169
903-873-5100 x6


News Alerts

EMERGENCY SCHOOL-CLOSING INFORMATION
The decision to close schools or start the school day at a later time due to inclement weather or other emergencies will be made no later than 6:00 am on the day of the emergency..

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Counselor's Corner

MARCH NEWSLETTER

     Wow!  The unusual winter weather has caused us to reschedule some activities, but the children seem to enjoy the cold!  Our campus is continuing to build early academic skills, and we certainly appreciate the efforts of parents!  Each grade level has been focusing on “fine tuning” the skills they built during the first semester.

     In order to continue good learning practices, it is essential to establish positive routines at this early age.  Below are some helpful suggestions:

 Dr. Laura Markham, on her website yourparentingsolutions.com outlines the following “benefits for using routines with your kids:”

1. Routines eliminate power struggles because you aren't bossing them around.  This activity (brushing teeth, napping, turning off the TV to come to dinner) is just what we do at this time of day.  The parent stops being the bad guy, and nagging is greatly reduced.

2. Routines help kids cooperate by reducing stress and anxiety for everyone.  We all know what comes next, we get fair warning for transitions, and no one feels pushed around.

3.  Routines help kids learn to take charge of their own activities.  Over time, kids learn to brush their teeth, pack their backpacks, etc., without constant reminders.  Kids love being in charge of themselves. This feeling increases their sense of mastery and competence.  Kids who feel more independent and in charge of themselves have less need to rebel and be oppositional.

4. Kids learn the concept of "looking forward" to things they enjoy, which is an important part of making a happy accommodation with the demands of a schedule.  He may want to go to the playground now, but he can learn that we always go to the playground in the afternoon, and he can look forward to it then.

5. Regular routines help kids get on a schedule, so that they fall asleep more easily at night.

6. Schedules help parents maintain consistency in expectations. If everything is a fight, parents end up settling: more TV, skip brushing teeth for tonight, etc.  With a routine, parents are more likely to stick to healthy expectations for everyone in the family, because that's just the way we do things in our household.  The result: a family with healthy habits, where everything runs more smoothly.

     The following ideas may help you decide on which routines you would like to focus.  If your own child procrastinates and dawdles, especially around responsibilities and chores, here are some simple management techniques that are often helpful:
  1. Carefully spell out the tasks your child must perform. Make sure she understands what is expected of her on a daily and a weekly basis. Star charts or chore lists posted in your youngster's room or on the refrigerator should clearly show what your expectations are. With a school-age child, particularly one who has not taken on responsibilities before, you should introduce one new task at a time; if you spring a long list on her, she will probably fail and rebel.
  2. Honest praise from you can be the most effective way of motivating your child and guaranteeing her success. As your youngster completes a regular task, praise her and the job she did. Initiating tasks on her own without a reminder, completing a special task or doing an unusually good job with a regular one might merit a reward of some sort. You may also want to consider tangible rewards like allowances and stickers tied to completed chores.
  3. Your child may be greatly helped in remembering to do chores if your family life has a structure and routines. Encourage her to do her chores at the same time each day. Routines of other activities - including meals, homework, play and bedtime - also can teach organization and help her develop responsibility.
  4. Schedule weekly family meetings to review your child's progress. Ask her to discuss her ideas about chores and other responsibilities. Create new or modified "contracts" of the chores that are expected of her. Most important, supervise and support your child, which is the best way to ensure that she is being responsible.
  5. When your youngster does not complete her chores and other responsibilities, it may be necessary to discipline her. For example, you might decide to revoke certain privileges or special activities that mean a lot to her. Although some parents may feel that badgering or scolding a child to the point of starting an argument will get her to accept more responsibility, this approach is rarely effective. Rewarding successes and providing encouragement is always much more effective.

      Again, please feel free to call us with questions about your child’s school experiences.  We are thankful that you share your child with us!!!

      We hope you have a wonderful Spring Break, and are looking forward to SUNNY Spring Weather!!



School Information

 Primary School
447 Terrace Drive
Wills Point, TX 75169
ph: 903-873-2491
fax: 903-873-3051

Principal: Deborah Deen
Academic Coordinator: Dana Chelette
Counselor: Susan Brown
Secretary: Pam Emerson
PEIMS: Judy McKnight
Nurse: Karen Adams

School Start Time

Classes start here at the Primary School promptly at 8:00. Your child will receive a tardy slip if they arrive after 8:10.  The ladies that graciously stand on the sidewalk unloading car riders will come in the building at 8:00.  The cafeteria stops serving breakfast to car riders at 7:45 so if your child is a car rider and needs to eat they must be at school by 7:45.  The teachers begin teaching at 8:00 so your child is missing valuable learning time by coming to school late.  They are also a distraction to the other students when they enter the classroom late.  Please make every effort to have your child here on time every day.  Thank you.


Students of the Month

FEBRUARY



Front row Pre-K: Valerie Gonzalez, Micaela Rhodes, Lucas Taylor, Angel Mendez, Carson Brown, Noah Barber & Macie Edwards
Kindergarten: Tysen Reed, Lilly Ewins, Ali Monroy, Kenya Dyer, Joshua Harrell, Britney Bellar, Averit Comer, Cody Cotton & Emily Amaro (not pictured)
Back row First grade: Michael Sullivan, Danica Duran, Jason Burns, Aidan Dias, Jayda Shearin, Andres Valdelamar, Cheyenne Horn & Bella Skinner

Daily Announcements

Best Attendance for the week of March 20, 2015

goes to:

1st place:  Mrs. Pierce

2nd place: Mrs. Williams

3rd place: Mrs. Gibbons



If your child is absent from school, please send a written note with your child when they return or fill out the absence form in your child's folder.  Thank you for your cooperation.


 Box Tops for Education is a GREAT way to help the Primary school earn some extra money.  Each Box Top that you clip off of partipating products and send to the school is worth 10 cents.  It may not seem like much but they add up quickly.  The school redeems the Box Tops and receives a check for the amount. The school uses that money to  purchase items for the school such as playground equipment and computers.  To find out more information about Box Tops for Education and to find a list of participating products please click below.
 

Important Information

Lunch Visits:
Starting September 30, visitors may eat lunch with their kids on Tuesdays and Fridays.
 Please send your child to school in Tennis Shoes on the days that they go to PE.  The teachers are spending every possible minute teaching and are not able to take time out of their busy schedules to allow students to change shoes before and after PE class.  The students are very active in PE and will not be allowed to participate if they are wearing sandals or flip flops.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Registration

Primary Registration/Enrollment

  In order to register or enroll your child you will need the following:

Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
Shot Record
Driver's License
Proof of Residence (if address on Driver's License is not correct)
Proof of Income (PK students)
Insurance Card (PK students)

If your child is transferring from another school, be sure to withdraw from that school.


School Safety

Since your child's safety is one of our top priorities, we have added a new set of glass doors to our front entry.  When you enter the building you will be required to show an ID before you will be admitted through this set of glass doors.

Another safety measure that we are enforcing this year deals with transportation changes.  We will no longer accept transportation changes over the telephone.  If your child needs to go home a different way than normal you will need to send a note with your child that includes the date, the transportation change, and your signature. 


Campus Mission Statement

Primary Vision
We are on the
road to 
AWESOME!

Primary Mission
Wills Point Primary School.......
Where Achievement Begins!

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 27
End Reach for the Stars
pledges due
Friday, April 3
Bad Weather Day

Bad weather make up day
Students will attend school this day
Monday, April 6
School Board Meeting
7:00 PM
Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
Staff and Student Holiday

Note from the Principal

 
Welcome to the Wills Point Primary School! We have the pleasure of educating the Early Childhood population of Wills Point ISD. We serve grades PPCD, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade. We average around 475 students on our campus. We have an exciting year of new adventures planned for your child. Regardless of the grade level, you will be amazed at all the things your child will learn this year.  
Our Primary campus has met the standards for AYP. This is because of our staff’s commitment to education. We take our job very seriously. We will provide your child with a positive school environment while preparing them academically for the future. It is up to us to educate the youth of today for their tomorrow. Our teachers have been preparing for your child’s arrival all summer. They have attended training, worked on projects for their classroom and prepared materials. The success of your child will not be possible without your help. We look forward to a rewarding partnership between you, your family and our staff. Please look for information about our PTO. This is a wonderful organization that works tirelessly to benefit our staff and students. They always need great parents to help.
If you have not visited our campus, please do so. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. We look forward to a great school year. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sincerely,
Deborah K. Deen
Principal