Hello, May!

It is hard to believe that we are already in the month of May. It seems like just a few short weeks ago we were welcoming students back into the building after a very long break. One thing that we have learned this year is that our Ross Raccoons are resilient! With so many changes inside and out of the classroom, our students took it all in stride with a positive attitude and a smile on their faces. We are truly thankful for all of the support we have received this year and we are looking forward to some time off to reflect and come back strong for the 2021-2022 school year!


May is the month of testing! We have so many important assessments happening across the campus that provide very valuable data on student achievement. Please help us out by making sure that your student has a good night of sleep and a healthy breakfast on the following dates. Remember…breakfast is FREE for all students at Ross!


  • 4th Grade Math STAAR: May 11th
  • 4th Grade Reading STAAR: May 12th
  • 3rd Grade Math STAAR: May 18th
  • 3rd Grade Reading STAAR: May 20th


  • Kindergarten:
  • 1st Grade: May 3rd- May 6th
  • 2nd Grade:
  • 3rd Grade:
  • 4th Grade:

Summer School:

Students in Kindergarten through 4th grade will be required or invited to participate in summer school if they would benefit from additional time to complete unfinished learning in Math and/or Reading. For more information, contact your child’s campus or counselor at 209-1500.

Dates: June 7-24, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)
Breakfast: 7:30-8:15am
Lunch: 10:30-11:30am
Instruction: 8:00-11:30am

Registration: Students must be registered online by 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in order to be enrolled in summer school. There is no tuition for this program. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

District Power Camps:

Bryan ISD students entering grades 1-9 in the fall of 2021 are invited to attend the all-new District Power Camp for students! During Power Camp, students will benefit from hands-on learning experiences in multiple subject areas that will help prepare them for the 2021-2022 school year. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation services are offered at no cost! Students will attend face-to-face and are expected to follow the Bryan ISD Dress Code and Code of Conduct.

Two four-day sessions for which students will register to attend one session:
● July 12-15, 2021 from 7:30-12:30
● July 19-22 from 7:30-12:30

Location Information:
● Grades 1-4 at Henderson Elementary
● 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
● Facilitator: Shelby Goodman

● Registration will open online on May 3, 2021
● Registration will close at 8:00 am on May 18, 2021.
● Enrollment in District Power Camps will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Virtual Reading Night:

Pre-K and Kindergarten
1st and 2nd Grade
3rd and 4th Grade

Award Ceremonies:

Award Ceremonies will be hosted in the student’s classroom and a link will be provided for parents to attend virtually. Please be on the lookout for a letter from your child’s teacher that will provide you with more information. All letters will be sent home by May 7th!

Promotion Ceremonies:

We will be hosting Promotion and Awards Ceremonies for our Kindergarten and 4th-grade students. Each student will be allowed to invite two people to observe the ceremony in person. In order to attend, the two invited guests must have a ticket and follow all safety protocols such as a mask and social distancing. If you are unable to attend please use the link below to join us virtually.

On the day of the ceremonies, visitors will enter the building at the rear entry doors closest to our cafeteria. A map of the school and entry doors is provided below. If you plan on taking your child home with you after the ceremony, please check in with the teacher to sign them out and pick up a sticker that will notify us that you are taking the student home.

Wednesday, March 26th: 4th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
Ms. Jones and Ms. Lands homeroom classes
9:15 am: Ms. Siegert, Ms. Steen, and Ms. Lortons homeroom classes

  • Zoom Link: HERE
  • Meeting ID: 983 7024 1390
  • Passcode: 573284

Thursday, May 27th: Kindergarten Promotion Ceremonies
8:00 am:
Ms. Evans and Ms. Brown
9:15 am: Ms. Salinas and Ms. Whitworth (Berkman)

  • Zoom Link: HERE
  • Meeting ID: 923 3466 5819
  • Passcode: 535469

Coming Up This Month:

  • May 4th: Virtual PTO Meeting at 6:00pm
  • May 5th: Progress Report sent home
  • May 11th: 4th Math STAAR Test
  • May 12th: 4th Reading STAAR Test
  • May 18th: 3rd Math STAAR Test
  • May 20th: 3rd Reading STAAR Test
  • May 20th: Virtual Reading Night
  • May 21st: Field Day
  • May 25th: Awards Ceremonies for PK, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • May 26th: 4th Grade Promotion Ceremonies
  • May 27th: Kindergarten Promotion Ceremonies
  • May 27th: Virtual CPIC Meeting at 5:15pm
  • May 28th: End of Year Parties and LAST DAY!
  • Early Release Wednesdays:
    • 5/19
    • 5/28

Parent and Family Engagement:

Grade Level Newsletters:

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