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1302 N Dowling, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6720 Fax: (956) 361-6728

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Pictures with Santa @ ED DOWNS Mon. 12/18/17

Ho! Ho! Ho! Guess who's stopping by Ed Downs? Santa will stop by and visit for a while, but he must hurry on his way to get ready for Christmas. Be sure to visit him and take your "Christmas at Ed Downs" photo with Santa!! You don't want to miss it!

Please send $5 (single child) or $10 (2 or more children) on Monday with the student(s) to receive 1-5X7 photo of this wonderful time in their life.

*Students can wear PJs or their favorite Christmas attire. Photos will be delivered before we leave for the holidays.
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STEM(S) ACADEMY begins 12/9/17

"STEM(S)" is the buzz word around school⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5th and 4th graders were selected for this prestigious honor of participating in the ED DOWNS STEM(S) ACADEMY.
This Saturday is our first STEM(S) ACADEMY 9:00-12:00
STEM(S)= Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Skills (career skills)
#Greypup pride
Day 1-Dec. 9, 2017 Geneticist: Extraction of DNA
Forensic Scientist: Paper Towel Chromatography
Day 2-Dec. 16, 2017 Civil Engineer: Water Supply Distribution System
Day 3: Jan. 20, 2018 Dietitian: NASA Needs Us! Nutritional Plan for Space
Day 4-Jan. 27, 2018 Architect: The Tiny House Movement
SOOOOOO COOL!! :) WE can't wait to see the students enlightened by what they are learning. GOOOOO GREYPUPS!
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Glasses from Lens Crafters - Ends Dec. 12, 2017


If you still have the current prescription and are an SBCISD-Ed Downs student, you may be eligible for a brand new pair of glasses from LensCrafters!

Please notify your school nurse if you are interested.

*This offer ends December 12, 2017*
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Merry Monday Morning Dec 18th
Just wake up and come to school in your pajamas

Tasty Tuesday Dec 19th
Dress up in red and white to celebrate our favorite Christmas treat CANDY CANES!!

Wacky Wednesday Dec 20th
Bring out your wacky Christmas sweaters!!

Twinkle Thursday Dec 21st
Wear your favorite Christmas Lighted accessories – necklaces, earrings, Santa hats etc.

Festive Friday Dec 22nd
Be part of Santa’s workshop festivities by dressing up like Santa, elves, toys, Christmas trees, reindeers or a present.
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Parents are encouraged to attend a Town Hall Meeting
being hosted by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman
and the Board of Trustees.
Attendees will hear about the district’s future projects. There
will also be an opportunity for discussion and feedback. We
encourage you to attend and help us explore options for our
district’s future!
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ED DOWNS November Newsletter

November Newsletter from Ed Downs explaining upcoming events and upcoming initiative for our Ed Downs students. There is also details of the upcoming Thanksgiving Luncheon. Click on link to get all the details.
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Please join us at the district’s first Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 PM at Riverside Middle School. A second Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 PM at San Benito High School with entertainment by Conjunto Estrella!
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Veteran's Day with ED DOWNS (Parade/Wall of Fame)

This year our school will be participating in our Veteran’s Day Parade on Saturday, November 11. Instead of having a small reception at school, we would love to have all our veterans ride on our float down Sam Houston Blvd. with our school. Please let us know if you will be on our float, so we can have a chair available for you.

We would also like to honor veterans on our “Wall of Honor” inside our building. If you are a veteran or have a relative that is a veteran, please submit a photo with the name and rank of your family member in an envelope so that we may display it in our school. Please write the name of the student or employee related to you, your name, and phone number.

If you will be attending the parade or will be submitting a photo of the honoree dressed in uniform, please fill out the information below. The deadline to submit the information is Nov. 3, 2017. Photos will be displayed until Thursday, November 16. (All Photos will be returned)
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RED RIBBON WEEK 10/23-10/27 School Activities

Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 23-27th, 2017

The 2017 National Red Ribbon Week theme: Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free™.

10/23 Monday - Cowboy up against drugs - Wear your favorite western attire.
10/24 Tuesday - Team up against drugs - Wear your favorite team Jersey/shirt
10/25 Wednesday - From head to toe "I am drug free!" Crazy hair and socks day!!
10/26 Thursday - "Lei" off drugs - Wear Hawaiian attire
10/27 Friday - Don't get hooked on drugs - Wear your fishing attire.
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