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1302 N Dowling, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6720 Fax: (956) 361-6728
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WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!! Thank you Mrs. Guajardo for all you do for our Students and School. We honor you this week the Greypup way for National Counselor's Week. You work with excellence in all you do! We are filled with pride!

WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!! Thank you Mrs. Guajardo for all you do for our Students and School. We honor you this week the Greypup way for National Counselor's Week. You work with excellence in all you do! We are filled with pride!

Thank you for your Service!! Principal's Cabinet 12/11/17-1/12/18 Krysta Serrata, Bindi Vasquez,  Emily Farias, Enrique Cordova

Thank you for your Service!! Principal's Cabinet 12/11/17-1/12/18 Krysta Serrata, Bindi Vasquez,  Emily Farias, Enrique Cordova

Parenting Classes will begin on Monday - January 29, 2018. We invite you to come join us at the Parent Center on Mondays at 9:30 am. We are looking forward to seeing you on the following dates:  Young Child Curriculum	 1	January 29, 2018 “Interrupting Telephone Calls and Conversations”	 2	February 12, 2018 “Refusing to Go to Bed”	 3	February 19, 2018 “Acting Up In Public”	 4	 February 26, 2018 “Homework and Poor Marks”	 5	March 5, 2018 “Conflict with other Children”	 6	March 19, 2018 “Getting Ready for School	 7	March 26, 2018 “Sibling Conflict” 	 Everyone attending all sessions will receive a certificate and an incentive.

Parenting Classes will begin on Monday - January 29, 2018. (See more information Below)

Thank you Mr. Errisuriz for speaking to our students about

Thank you Mr. Errisuriz for speaking to our students about "Digital Citizenship"!!

Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week: February 26 - March 2, Theme: The Clear Choice for Education

Celebrate Texas Public Schools Week: February 26 - March 2, Theme: The Clear Choice for Education

Ed Downs' School Board Honoree 2018 ~ Angel Mendez Thank you for your service and for all you do for San Benito CISD. (For more information See below)

Ed Downs' School Board Honoree 2018 ~ Angel Mendez

Thank you for your service and for all you do for San Benito CISD. (For more information See below)

Texas Education Agency released the most current School Report Card. Ed Downs received 5 out of 6 Designations!!! GO GREYPUPS!! (Click on pic to take you to Link for more information)

Texas Education Agency released the most current School Report Card. Ed Downs received 5 out of 6 Designations!!! GO GREYPUPS!! (Click on pic to take you to Link for more information)

Safety First!! All students must be dropped off at the front of the school or the side student drop off location. Students should not be dropped off in the rear of school-STAFF Parking Lot. (See more information below)

Safety First!! All students must be dropped off at the front of the school or the side student drop off location. Students should not be dropped off in the rear of school-STAFF Parking Lot. (See more information below)

Christmas Staff Party 2017 :)

Christmas Staff Party 2017 :)

PTO delivers gifts to each Ed Downs Student. Each student received a Christmas stocking full of toys and an Official Ed Downs T-Shirt! Thank You so much PTO for all you do for our kids. :)

PTO delivers gifts to each Ed Downs Student. Each student received a Christmas stocking full of toys and an Official Ed Downs T-Shirt! Thank You so much PTO for all you do for our kids. :)

San Benito FOOD BANK picks up Food Drive Donations from all our Greypup Families. Thank you for sharing the holiday Spirit!

San Benito FOOD BANK picks up Food Drive Donations from all our Greypup Families. Thank you for sharing the holiday Spirit! 

THANK YOU HEB for donating Christmas Trees to Ed Downs' Families!!

THANK YOU HEB for donating Christmas Trees to Ed Downs' Families!! 

2nd Six weeks SUPERTEACHER ~ Mrs. M. Alvarado Second highest percentage increase for Ed Downs on Fall District Benchmark! GOOOO GREYPUPS!!

2nd Six weeks SUPERTEACHER ~ Mrs. M. Alvarado

Second highest percentage increase for Ed Downs on Fall District Benchmark! GOOOO GREYPUPS!!

2nd Six Weeks SUPERTEACHER ~ Ms. L. Whittemoore Going above and beyond in all Extra Curricular Events and helping our school shine! #GREYPUP PRIDE

2nd Six Weeks SUPERTEACHER ~ Ms. L. Whittemoore

Going above and beyond in all Extra Curricular Events and helping our school shine! #GREYPUP PRIDE

2nd Six Weeks Super Teacher~ Mrs. J. Garza Most percentage increase for Ed Downs on Fall District Benchmark--Way to Go!!!

2nd Six Weeks Super Teacher~ Mrs. J. Garza

Most percentage increase for Ed Downs on Fall District Benchmark--Way to Go!!!

PRINCIPAL'S CABINET (November 2017)  Kelly Morales, C.J. Morales, Aaron Martinez, Abram Zurita, and Jade Maya (Not shown-Arianna Reza)

PRINCIPAL'S CABINET (November 2017) 

Kelly Morales, C.J. Morales, Aaron Martinez, Abram Zurita, and Jade Maya (Not shown-Arianna Reza)

CONGRATULATIONS Angel Parra (Ed Downs-3rd Grade)  Placed 3rd at Chess Tournament and QUALIFIED for Nationals in Lake Buena Vista, FLORIDA! GOOOOO GREYPUPS!! #Greypupnation

CONGRATULATIONS Angel Parra (Ed Downs-3rd Grade) 

Placed 3rd at Chess Tournament and QUALIFIED for Nationals in Lake Buena Vista, FLORIDA! GOOOOO GREYPUPS!! #Greypupnation

GOT ISTATION?? Now students can access it from home. (See below for details)

GOT ISTATION?? Now students can access it from home. (See below for details)

Thank you Mrs. Quintanilla - High School Librarian for explaining FAIRNESS for Character Counts Week!

Thank you Mrs. Quintanilla - High School Librarian for explaining FAIRNESS for Character Counts Week! 

2nd GRADERS

2nd GRADERS "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

4th GRADERS

4th GRADERS "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

5th GRADERS

5th GRADERS "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

KINDER

KINDER "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

1st GRADERS

1st GRADERS "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

PreKinder

PreKinder "Class Dojo Party" Great Greypup Behavior Incentive Oct. 2017 

(Popcorn & Movie) Way to go Greypups!

Greypups want to send out a big

Greypups want to send out a big "THANK YOU" to Mr. Gonzalez for the fun he brought centered around respect and kindness!!

Character Counts Week kicked off with Mr. Luis Gonzalez as our special guest at Ed Downs and spoke about respect and kindness!!

Character Counts Week kicked off with Mr. Luis Gonzalez as our special guest at Ed Downs and spoke about respect and kindness!!

Character Counts Week Special Guest ~ Superintendent Dr. Carman

Character Counts Week Special Guest ~ Superintendent Dr. Carman

Greypups give a big THANK YOU to Superintendent Dr. Carman who spoke to Ed Downs students about the Ice Cream Cone of Character (gave Ice-Cream treats to all the students)

Greypups give a big THANK YOU to Superintendent Dr. Carman who spoke to Ed Downs students about the Ice Cream Cone of Character (gave Ice-Cream treats to all the students)

School Board President Michael Vargas for Character Counts Week

 School Board President Michael Vargas for Character Counts Week

"Let's Crumble for Character and be Responsible" (gave cookies to the students as a treat)

Greypups want to send out a big SHOUT OUT to School Board President Michael Vargas for speaking to the students for CHARACTER COUNTS Week!

Greypups want to send out a big SHOUT OUT to School Board President Michael Vargas for speaking to the students for CHARACTER COUNTS Week! "Let's Crumble for Character"

National Boss's Day ~ Ed Downs Staff would like to honor Principal- Mrs. Lopez and Assistant Principal-Mrs. Martinez for their dedication to our school. Greypup Pride!

National Boss's Day ~ Ed Downs Staff would like to honor Principal- Mrs. Lopez and Assistant Principal-Mrs. Martinez for their dedication to our school. Greypup Pride!

Ed Downs Elementary BLOOD DRIVE WAS A SUCCESS!!!  ED DOWNS saved 57 Adult lives and 228 premature babies. United Blood Services thanks you for your continued support to saving lives in the Rio Grande Valley.

Ed Downs Elementary BLOOD DRIVE WAS A SUCCESS!!! 

ED DOWNS saved 57 Adult lives and 228 premature babies. United Blood Services thanks you for your continued support to saving lives in the Rio Grande Valley. 

3rd PLACE Trophy goes to ~ K-5th Grade CHESS TEAM - GO GREYPUPS!!

3rd PLACE Trophy goes to ~ K-5th Grade CHESS TEAM - GO GREYPUPS!!

1st PLACE Trophy goes to K-3rd Grade Chess Team CHECKMATE!!!

1st PLACE Trophy goes to K-3rd Grade Chess Team CHECKMATE!!!

(Tournament in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) 

3rd PLACE ~ K-5th Grade CHESS TEAM (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) GO GREYPUPS!!

3rd PLACE ~ K-5th Grade CHESS TEAM (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) GO GREYPUPS!!

1st PLACE ~ K-3rd Grade Chess Team (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) CHECKMATE!!! Go Greypups!

1st PLACE ~ K-3rd Grade Chess Team (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) CHECKMATE!!! Go Greypups!

2nd PLACE ~ Kinder-1st Grade CHESS TEAM (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) GREYPUP PRIDE!!!

2nd PLACE ~ Kinder-1st Grade CHESS TEAM (Tournament held in Harlingen @ Memorial Middle School-Oct. 7) GREYPUP PRIDE!!!

1st Principal's Cabinet ~ Congrats Kayla Hernandez, Kevin Harper, Cruz Guzman, Naudia White, Emiliano Zapata, and Romel San Pedro!!

1st Principal's Cabinet ~ Congrats Kayla Hernandez, Kevin Harper, Cruz Guzman, Naudia White, Emiliano Zapata, and Romel San Pedro!!

Grandparents' Breakfast September 2017

GRANDPARENTS' Breakfast ~ Sept. 2017

3rd Graders

Some of our 3rd Grade students helped by sorting the donated items. #TexasStrong

Ed Downs Staff

Our 2017-2018 Greypup Staff

Calling All Superheroes
NOT ALL SUPERHEROES WEAR CAPES!

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Parenting Classes @ Ed Downs 2018

Parenting Class at Ed Downs
Parenting Classes will begin on Monday - January 29, 2018. We invite you to come join us at the Parent Center on Mondays at 9:00 am. We are looking forward to seeing you on the following dates: Young Child Curriculum 1 January 29, 2018 “Interrupting Telephone Calls and Conversations” 2 February 12, 2018 “Refusing to Go to Bed” 3 February 19, 2018 “Acting Up In Public” 4 February 26, 2018 “Homework and Poor Marks” 5 March 5, 2018 “Conflict with other Children” 6 March 19, 2018 “Getting Ready for School 7 March 26, 2018 “Sibling Conflict” Everyone attending all sessions will receive a certificate and an incentive.

SCHOOL CLOSING Wednesday 1/17/18

In anticipation of potentially hazardous driving conditions due to probable pending precipitation and freezing temperatures overnight, all campuses, departments, and offices of San Benito CISD will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th.  We will plan to resume all normal operations beginning Thursday, January 18th.  Please be safe.
In anticipation of potentially hazardous driving conditions due to probable pending precipitation and freezing temperatures overnight, all campuses, departments, and offices of San Benito CISD will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th. We will plan to resume all normal operations beginning Thursday, January 18th. Please be safe.

Ed Downs School Board Honoree 2018

Angel Mendez School Board Honoree Ed Downs Elementary
January 2018 is School Board Recognition Month and this year’s Ed Downs School Board Honoree is ANGEL MENDEZ!! Some highlights gathered from a San Benito News post included that Mr. Mendez’s occupation is with Texas A & M University Kingsville where he serves as a Liaison for the Rio Grande Valley. His educational highlights included: PhD Candidate, Leadership Studies - Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX; August 2017 Master of Education - Major in Education Administration, The University of Texas at Brownsville, May 2000 Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology and Business Administration, The University of Texas at Brownsville, August 1997. Mr. Mendez has been in the educational setting for over 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and higher education administration. Mr. Mendez continues to support the journey toward a clear vision for San Benito CISD including support for current and innovative programs, salary studies, and clear goals to take the district to be the Gold Standard in every area of Public Education. Thank you Mr. Mendez for all you do for San Benito CISD!! We want to take time to honor all your hard work and efforts in making San Benito CISD the best school district around!
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Tree Pickup by family member
HEB San Benito Donated Christmas Trees to Ed Downs' families for Christmas. Thank you HEB
Counselor Helping with trees
RTI giving Tree Donations
Happy family member
Counselor giving tree
Security helping to get trees down
HEB loading trees

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HEB in San Benito Donated Christmas Trees to Ed Downs' families for Christmas.
Thank you HEB!!! These trees will bring Christmas cheer to their homes! The families were filled with gratitude with your act of kindness. Christmas @ Ed Downs 2017
 
HEB DONATES CHRISTMAS TREES to ED DOWNS ELEMENTARY