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February/March Principal's Letter

Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,

Ahhh…February, the month of hearts, flowers and love is almost over!  Hard to believe we are getting ready for spring break in the near future.  Time really does seem to fly by these days! Below are the events/activities for the remainder of February and all of March.  Take note of those that pertain to your child(ren) so you don’t miss out on anything.

YEARBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE – BUT NOT FOR LONG!!   Don’t miss out on the chance to get your child a yearbook before the sales deadline.  The absolute final deadline will be March 31st.  No yearbook orders will be taken after that date.  So, make plans to order yours today!

The yearbook will include 72 color pages of memories and a QR code that will house pictures from events that happen in the last couple of months of the year after the yearbook has been sent to print.  Yearbooks will arrive in May.

Yearbooks are only sold/purchased online.  Go to: and type in –Morningside Elementary, The Colony, TX, and this will take you to our ordering site.

While ordering your yearbook online, you can also purchase:

·      Parent dedications (limited number available, 250 words maximum and photo)

            ·      Personalized engraving on the front cover

·      Protective Covers and more…

If you have any questions, please contact our Yearbook Chairperson, Valerie Araujo, at                          

Remaining February Events:

February 17th  – Student Holiday (Staff will report for Professional Learning)

Week of Feb. 18th – 21st  – Parent Lunch Week

February 18th – Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Spring Kick-off! 6:00-7:00 p.m.  If you are a dad, grandfather, uncle, male friend of the family-we urge you to come and hear about our Watch D.O.G.S. program and plan your participation.

February 20th – PTA Family Game Night!  6:00-7:30 p.m.  Come on out and enjoy the games of the “good ol days”.  We hope to see you there!!

February 25th – Club Photos will be taken for the yearbook.  We will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.  Please stay tuned for information from your child’s club sponsor on what to wear for pictures on that day.

February 25th – The Dallas Opera will be visiting & performing for our 3rd, 4th & 5th graders.

February 27th – PTA Birthday Table during lunch

February 27th – Blaze Pizza Spirit Night! 5:00-8:00 p.m.

February 28th – Young Author’s Conference!  Cannot wait to see what stories the children have written!  Their books will be on display during Open House on March 5th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

March Events:

March 2nd - 6th – Dr. Seuss Week

March 2nd - 6thTEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!  Open House will be on Thursday, March 5th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.  We hope you can join us!

March 5th – OPEN HOUSE!!  6:00-7:30 p.m. - Please join us so we can show you what your children have accomplished so far this year.  They are amazing!  Come check it out!

Annual Book Fair - March 5th – Our Book Fair will be open during Open House on March 5th!  There will be lots of good books to choose from.  Come ready to purchase!

March 6th – 7thAlice in Wonderland Musical!!  We are getting so excited for all of you to witness the beauty of the Alice in Wonderland musical.  If you’ve seen our previous productions, you know this one will be another fantastic work of art!  Don’t miss it!

            Friday, March 6th – 6:30 p.m.

            Saturday, March 7th – 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

March 7th – Daylight Savings time ends.  Set clocks forward one hour on Saturday night before going to bed.  L

March 9th – 12th  – Book Fair Week! (Monday-Thursday only-Friday is an Early Release Day and we will use the morning to pack up the books)

March 9th – Mrs. Gibson will be receiving the CREST Counseling Award for Morningside at the Monthly LISD Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at the Lewisville ISD Administration Center.

March 11th – 3rd Grade District Field Trip to the Symphony.

March 13th – EARLY RELEASE DAY at 11:45 a.m. and End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 14th – 22nd SPRING BREAK!!

March 23rd – 27th – Parent Lunch Week

March 23rd – 24th5th grade field trip to Briarwood

March 25th – Talent Show Tryouts during Fine Arts

March 25th – Chipotle Spirit Night - 5:00-9:00 p.m.

March 26th – Texas Wildlife Presentation to 3rd Grade – Life Cycles

March 27th – Report Card Day

March 31st – PTA Birthday Table during lunch


March 31st – 5th Grade Honor Choir performs at Lewisville High School at 7:30 p.m.


SAVE THE DATE!!  We are planning to have an Around the World Multi-Cultural Event on Saturday, April 4th!!  If you are interested in helping to make this a great event for our school, please contact Heather McIlhenney (her last name is spelled MCILHENNEY) at:  for more information! We are looking for all types of help. Please let us hear from you!

As always, please let us know how we can partner with you to make this year a success for our students and our community. 


Rita Bacque, Principal