Welcome Letter from Sylvia Theissen, PTA President

The PTA would like to thank everyone for their very generous support of the PTA Greenback Night and Silent Auction. The Greenback goal was met and the Silent Auction goal exceeded. Tejeda is blessed with very supportive parents!! All donations will be put to good use funding the many programs PTA provides for the great students and teachers at Tejeda. If you and/or a business in the area are still interested in making a greenback donation, please make checks payable to Tejeda PTA and add Greenback on the memo line. Checks can be dropped at the front office any time. Thanks again for the wonderful support. October is a very busy month for PTA. This newsletter is filled with articles about the many activities like Membership Drive, Reflections, PTA Lunch N’ Learn, Red Ribbon Week, Watch DOGS and Book Fair. These activities provide many opportunities for parents, grandparents, or other adults to get involved with the students and teachers at Tejeda. Please remember that all volunteers need to be DPS cleared. If you are not sure if you are cleared, just call the Tejeda front office. They will be happy to check. At any time, if you have questions and/or concerns please email me at Sylvia.theissen@gmail.com. Again, thank you for your support of Tejeda PTA. Your donations of money and time are appreciated. Sylvia Theissen Tejeda Middle School PTA President

General PTA Meetings and Proposed Programs for School Year

2nd Tuesday of the Month, 6:30pm (Months designated in Bylaws) October 9—Lunch n’ Learn— Mrs. Shelton December 11— Life Member Recognition and Holiday Concert February 12—Reflection April 9—UIL Recognition

Don’t Forget! Scholastic Book Fair October 22-26th See Page 27

Parents: What a great day to be a T-Wolf! We are completing our fourth week as I am composing this message to you. We have experienced Green Back night for all grades and have completed our school wide fundraiser. I do not have the results of our profit from either, but I sincerely appreciate the work and the financial help that you have offered the school and the work of the PTA. We will make certain that the funds that come our way will be used to benefit the operation of our school. As your child adjusts to the new school year, it is certain that change can bring about anxiety. Thank you for the communication and suggestions as we progress together in making Tejeda a school that does make a difference. Our teachers are working hard to assure that all students reach their potential. We want to remind everyone that the six weeks grade will determine UIL eligibility and we hope to see all of our students making the grade in order to move forward with their interests outside of academics. Be mindful that we have a tutoring schedule posted online. Teachers are available with prior arrangements for tutoring. We host a HWC (Home Work Center) in the afternoons where peer tutors are available. AIM provides a time for structure for leadership growth, academic growth, and completion of some assignments. This time is designed to work with students on their agendas and to assure that students do not have missing work. While the design of the class has changed some, the intent is to help with academic growth. I will be discussing this in our “October Lunch and Learn.” I hope you can come and spend some time with us. Along with the explanation of AIM, we will also discuss the Leader in Me concept and quickly review the seven habits. I hope you have heard your students use at least one of the phrases they are learning as we move through our year. We are looking forward to the kick off of our second year of the Watch Dog program. I cannot wait to see what great results this program will bring. Finally, we have started our volleyball and football seasons. While we have not won all of our games, we are learning and watching our students mature as athletes. We have had some injuries and that is always hard to see. Thank you for coming to the games and supporting the students. Please keep the communication open! We are looking forward to a great continuation of our year. Always for kids, Brenda Shelton Principal


Greenback Nights Thank You
The Tejeda PTA would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous donations to our silent auction during Greenback Nights. It was a tremendous success, and we could not have raised the much needed funds that we did without their support! Americus Diamond Atique Orthodontics Chuy’s Fruit Fusionz Johnson Pride Association JW Marriott Main Event Six Flags Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch Polka Dots Cups Santikos Theaters Scuzzi’s Italian Grill Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Target Texas Rangers Baseball Club Verizon James Bocanegra Becka Byrd - Northern Oaks Bird & Animal Hospital Rachel Espinosa - Gabby Girl Bowtique Kim Freund, Bauble Boutique Stacey Handy Kathy Hutcheson - See My Heart Designs Windi Grace - Grace Photography Shannon Grona Julie Jones - Thirty-One Shannon Lafavers, Premier Designs Jewelry Lauren McNett - Nerium Skin Care Duska Mills - Pampered Chef Rhonda Peterson Yvonne Poe - Mary Kay Patti Rittiman Ginger Siebert - Silpada Cyndy Sutton - Personally Yours Stationery Amianne Snethkamp Scottie Vosburgh - Simply You Jaylyn Welch Janet Williams Thanks also goes to all of the Tejeda PTA volunteers who helped secure donations and set up and clean up for the auction. We had two very busy nights but it was so much fun! As always, we thank Mrs. Shelton and the Tejeda Middle School staff for their support and willingness to donate all of those popular school-related items. Those lunch passes and lunches with Mrs. Shelton went fast this year! Thank you for your continued support of the PTA and the Tejeda Timberwolves! Monica Pipes 2nd V.P., TMSPTA


TEJEDA MS ID# 116933


Tejeda PTA Membership
Welcome Back! We want ALL families to Get Connected to Tejeda PTA this year. Did you know that joining PTA does NOT require you to volunteer for countless hours? Being a member of PTA simply means you are supporting your school and your child - connecting families and schools is what we're all about. Plus, you are eligible for lots of great discounts from places like Six Flags, La Quinta, Dell (and more) after you activate your card! You can join PTA on the form on page 6 of this newsletter or contact Cindy Zagrzecki. Join PTA today and GET CONNECTED! Thanks, Cindy Zagrzecki 2012-2013 Membership Chair CindyZ@marykay.com


It’s that time of year again! Everyone is back in school, and our PTA membership drive is in full swing! Let’s show our support and JOIN PTA!

If you would like to become a member and no longer have your welcome packet information, please fill out this form and return it with your membership fee in an envelope marked PTA MEMBERSHIP to your child’s teacher. Thank you! Name:_________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________ Phone No:_______________________ Email:_____________________________ Child’s Name:____________________ Advisory Teacher/Grade_______________ Joining as: _____Parent _____Teacher/staff ____Relative ____Community member Membership: $6.50 per member $4.25 per life member Please make checks to : Tejeda Middle School PTA


Lunch N’ Learn October 9th, 11am Tejeda Library

Tejeda Hot Topics
The October General PTA meeting will be a lunch time meeting. Please come join us as Mrs. Shelton shares the latest information on interesting topics.
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Leader in Me School 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens New AIM Structure STARR And more

Luciano Neighborhood Pizzeria will be catering. Lunch will include Lasagna, salad, & focaccia bread for $5.00. Cash or Check (payable to Tejeda PTA) accepted. Name:______________________________ Plan to attend: Cash:___________ Check#:_____________

RSVP due Fri., Oct. 5th.

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on the prevention of violence in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose: 1) to provide an unobtrusive presence in the schools, and 2) to be a positive and active role-model for students at their school. WATCH D.O.G.S. was founded by Jim Moore, a concerned father who chose to take action in response to a 1998 middle-school shooting in Jonesboro, AR. WATCH D.O.G.S. serves to inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father-figures their students need. For more information, visit the WATCH D.O.G.S. website at www.fathers.com/watchdogs.

Tejeda PTA would like to thank all the Dads and students who attended the Watch DOGS Breakfast this morning. We had a great turn out. Thank you to Rolando Perez for heading up the program as Tejeda's "TOP DOG". Thank you to Joseph Holzmann, our guest speaker and dad of two great Tejeda students. Mr. Holzmann's words were inspiring and a great way to launch the program. If you are interested in learning more about Watch D.O.G.S. and/or would like to reserve a date to be on campus, please email Roland Perez at rperezjr60@hotmail.com. All work schedules can be accommodated. Come for an hour, a few hours, or all day.


President’s Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States. It is given to recognize the best in American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation. The Award is given to individuals that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12-month period. For Tejeda students, the PVSA time period is April 15, 2012 to April 14, 2013. All hours will need to be turned in by April 15 th in order to allow enough time to review and certify service hours and to order awards.

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Please log your service hours on the Tejeda Middle School 2012-2013 PVSA Log (which can be found on our facebook page), http://www.facebook.com/tejedapta or on Scribd. IMPORTANT – For any project that accrues more than 20 hours of service, please have the supervisor of the project issue a signed letter/certificate and attach to your log. The PVSA collection time for your service hours is April 15, 2012 – April 14, 2013. Any service done during this time period can be logged. The PVSA log must be turned into the front office by April 15, 2013. The student and parent must sign the log to certify that the hours are accurate.

There are three levels of awards – BRONZE – you have at least 50 service hours SILVER – you have 75-99 service hours GOLD – you have 100 or more service hours. The award includes a certificate and a letter from the President. Students who receive a President’s Volunteer Service Award will be recognized at the end of May. If you have any questions, please contact Sylvia Theissen, Tejeda Middle School PTA President at Sylvia.theissen@gmail.com.


Honorary Texas PTA Life Membership Award
An Honorary Texas Life Membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well being of children and youth. If you know someone who:

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Has gone the “extra mile” for our children Is a valuable volunteer Is an exceptional teacher Is an outstanding staff member Is a community member who shares his/her resources and expertise for the benefit of all children

Please consider nominating this individual for this very special award. They can be a parent, faculty, staff or a community member who has made a worthwhile contribution for the well being of the children and youth of this community. It is not necessary that this person be a member of the Tejeda M.S. PTA.

Please complete this nomination form and return it to the Tejeda PTA in a sealed envelope labeled “Life Membership.” Be sure to include a summary on why you believe this person should receive this award. Please include a separate letter with information on the reason(s) this person deserves this award. Nominations may also be sent via email to Nancy Thomas at nancyt@satx.rr.com.

Awards will be announced and presented at a Tejeda PTA meeting. Your Name__________________________________ Phone_________________


Name of Person You’re Nominating_______________________________________

Please return all nominations by Friday, October 12, 2012.


Red Ribbon Week will be held October 22nd-26th. This year’s theme is “THE BEST ME IS DRUG FREE.” Various activities will be held throughout the week beginning on Monday the 22nd. Student pledges can be made during lunch, and we will need PTA volunteers to provide coverage during this time. Our guest speaker this year is Ken Freeman, he will be presenting Choices 101. See pages 12-13 of this newsletter for
more info!




To wrap-up

Tejeda’s Celebration of Red Ribbon Week,
the PTA has arranged for

Ken Freeman
to present “Choices


“Choices 101” is a school assembly program that encourages students to recognize that the choices they make today have a direct impact on their future. Kids everyday are making powerful choices. Your students right now are choosing friendships, relationships, colleges, and careers. In this pivotal time of their lives, teens need more than information. They need formation. They need direction. Ken’s hope is to come alongside teachers and administrators and offer encouragement to students. By including fun, entertainment, and his own life story, he creates the perfect platform to inspire students to think hard about the life -changing choices they make every day. “My assembly is about laughter, listening, learning, and life” Ken Freeman

Eblast reminder from Mrs. Shelton to follow


The 2012-2103 PTA Reflections Theme: “The Magic of a Moment” Do you have a magical moment you want to share? Show your talents, and enter the PTA Reflections Program.

What is the Reflections Program?
It is a PTA sponsored contest for creativity expressed through the arts. The works are judged through a rubric by their creativity, originality and mastery of media, but most importantly on the interpretation of theme.

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Middle School 6th-8th Grades SPECIAL ARTIST
This new grade division is limited to students who have physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CATEGORIES for ENTRY are…  Literature  Music Composition  Photography  Visual Arts  Dance Choreography  Film/Video Production

What are the Rules?
Parents, friends and teachers CANNOT help you. Your project must be yours alone. Complete rules can be found online under STUDENT FORMS & RULES at: www.txpta.org/programs/reflections . Questions? Please contact Tejeda Middle School PTA - Arts in Education Chair Christy Murphey at Christy_murphey@me.com

ENTRIES are DUE OCTOBER 12, 2012!!!
There will be a drop box in the Library starting September 28th

PTA Links
NEISD Council of PTAs

State PTA

National PTA

Texas PTA Newsletter
The Fall 2012 edition of The Voice is available online. Get your copy from the Texas PTA website: http://www.txpta.org/about-texas-pta/voice/

Big News: Tejeda PTA is on Facebook
The Tejeda Middle School PTA Facebook Page went live January 2012. Visit us at https://www.facebook.com/TejedaPTA . The page is used to announce events, volunteer opportunities, thank our volunteers, and to advertise the many things Tejeda PTA does. We are distributing forms and documents via the page as well. What we do not plan to use the page for is as a discussion board. Any discussion type business should continue to be done via phone and/or email. So, click the "LIKE" button at the top of the page to receive updates and information about the best place to be, Tejeda Middle School! Please visit the page often and suggest it to your friends!

STAAR Questions?
Having a lot of questions about the new STAAR tests, you will find many resources, as well as a comprehensive question and answer document, at the Texas Education Agency website.
Link: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/

Please visit the NEISD's STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) website for a basic overview of STAAR which specifies who will be taking this new statewide test in the coming school years. http://www.neisd.net/staar/index.html The website will be updated as more information from TEA becomes available.


New Phone Number for Tejeda
NEISD technicians installed a new phone system at Tejeda in February 2012. Our new phone number is 210-356-5600. Please update all of your data devices regarding the phone number change here at Tejeda. A new listing of all available contact numbers will be published as soon as they become available.

MONEY MATTERS As of November 1, 2004, North East ISD has established the following policy for accepting checks and collecting bad checks: For a check to be an acceptable form of payment, it must include your current and accurate name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number and state. In the event your check is returned for non-payment, the face value may be recovered electronically along with a state allowed recovery fee. In the event your check is returned for non-payment, checks will no longer be an acceptable form of payment for the remainder of the school year.

- Irene Cantu, Bookkeeper

A Reminder From Attendance
Please send a note with your student when he/she is absent. A student has 2 days to turn in a Parent or Dr.’s. note to receive credit for that absence.

Thank you!

Message from the Main Office

by Marsha Stiles

The Tejeda main office would like to send out a big welcome to all of our incoming 6th grade parents! Also, we give a welcome shout out to our returning families! We would like to share a few procedural tips for making your visits to our campus a pleasant experience. When the need arises, and your presence is required at Tejeda, you will need to do the following: 1. No matter the reason for the visit, you are required to stop at the main office first to sign in. 2. If you are only there to drop something off for your child, or to pick up a sick child from the clinic, you must sign in at the main office counter and take the yellow laminated pass found in the pocket of the sign in binder. 3. If you need to go anywhere else in the building, you will need to be signed in through the Raptor system. Your driver's license is required for this procedure. Once the license has been scanned during your first visit, you will only need to tell us your name for any subsequent visits. However, you will always need to show your DL to sign your student out at the clinic and/ or the attendance window. 4. It is extremely important that during the morning hours of 7:308:30 a.m. you understand that the front parking lot is closed for buses only. The same applies to the afternoon pick up from 2:503:45 p.m. If you arrive to pick up a student at 2:45 p.m. and park in the front parking lot, please do not park anywhere in the circle drive. The middle section of the parking lot is the recommended place to park. Parking in any other space may result in your vehicle being blocked in by the school buses. Please also be aware that if this happens, we are not allowed to ask the buses to move. 5. We will soon have a new Raptor system set up near the student drop off/ pick up area in the event you enter the building from the back parking lot during the early morning times. Those badges will be printed from the ISS room/C142.

Have you noticed the icon on the bottom left side of the Tejeda web page? “Cooperate with the Pack” is another way to report bullying issues at Tejeda. In addition to the Bully Box, located outside the library, students can now click on the link, type in their issue or concern and press send. The emails will be checked 3 times throughout the school day. Urgent issues or concerns should be reported to proper authorities immediately or to campus administrators.


Counselor’s Corner

by Shawnda Christopher

We hope the beginning of the year was a great start for everyone. Now that most students are all in the right places, you may want to meet with teachers. Parents wanting to schedule a parent / teacher conference may contact the leader on their student’s team or by contacting any teacher on the team. We would like to challenge each of our T-Wolves to stay organized this year. Here are some helpful hints for getting and staying organized. 1. Designate one area at home for studying. Keep necessary school supplies available for student use. 2. Copy all homework assignments each day. If you have not purchased an agenda book, you may copy assignments on your own calendar or organizer. We will also be selling more Tejeda agendas as they arrive in the counseling office in early October. 3. Ask your parents for assistance in reviewing homework in preparation for the next day of school. If you need more help, tutoring sessions happen every morning except Wednesdays. Just get a pass from your parents the night before. 4. Take time to study and complete homework each night rather than putting it off until the last minute. This strategy will help you keep up with each of your classes. We encourage each of our students to strive for success this year!!

TAB News

by Kimberly Skok

We’ve got some exciting things going on with TAB (T-Wolves Against Bullies) this year! As you know Tejeda is a fabulous place with a lot of wonderful things happening every day and we want to focus on that. In order to do so, TAB has initiated two ways to “brag” about the good things the students are seeing and doing everyday and we are doing this with PAWSitive Leaders and on our Twitter page. Every teacher on campus has blue paws available in his/her room. Students are encouraged to take a paw when they see a random act of kindness and write about it on the paw. The paws are then turned in and hung along the hallway. Our hope is to have the paws start at the main office hallway and travel around to the gym and back to the main office. Some are these random acts are then posted to our Twitter page. Be sure to follow us @PAWSitiveLeaders.

Frank Tejeda MS @tejedams
Greatest Middle School in the USA!



Tejeda Clubs

GREEN CLUB is selling Smencils (smelly pencils) and Smens (smelly pens) again this year! We will also soon be selling special holiday Smencils and Smens. They are sold every Thursday before and after school. You can also buy them before or after school in B 107, B 130, or A 115. Smencils are $1 and Smens are $2. They are made from 100% recycled newspapers. They are rolled from sheets of newspaper instead of wood.You can even see the layers of newspaper when you sharpen the pencils. Not only do they smell great, but they’re good for the environment too! Being responsible for the environment is an important part of doing business in today's world. In manufacturing Smencils, recycled newspapers, environmentally friendly fragrances, cornbased biodegradable plastic tubes, and biodegradable erasers are utilized. As we like to say: Saving trees… one pencil or pen at a time. 100% of the profit from the Smencils/ Smens is used to keep Tejeda’s campus beautiful!

Did you know that if everyone in the US recycled just 10% of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees each year?
-Susan Thorpe


2012-2013 UIL Practice Schedule
Number Sense – Mondays 7:35-8:10 in room A115, Ms. Kissinger & Mrs. Bodet 6th Grade Math – Mondays 3:30-4:15 in room A214, Mr. Garza 7th & 8th Grade Math – Mondays 3:30-4:15 in A016, Mrs. Crocker Maps, Charts, & Graphs – Tuesdays 7:35-8:10 in room A218, Mr. James Spelling –Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 in B127, Mrs. E. Castellanos Calculator - Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 in room B128, Mrs. Bodet Science – Thursdays -7:35-8:10 in room B135, Mrs. J. Castellanos Dictionary Skills – Thursdays 3:30-4:15 in room A010, Mrs. Jacobs Social Studies – Fridays 7:35-8:10 in room A212, Mrs. Guenther

Important UIL Academic Meet Date
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, October 27th - MESAC Meet @ Tejeda December 1st - UIL Practice Meet @ Garner February 2nd - UIL Practice Meet @ Tejeda March 23rd - UIL District Championship Meet @ Bush

- Lynn Bodet, sbodet@neisd.net UIL Coordinator



Dietitian’s Diary October 2012
Katie Mahoney, M.S., R.D., L.D. Nutrition Education / Wellness Coordinator School Nutrition Services Wholesome, Homemade, and Nutritious This month School Nutrition Services will celebrate National School Lunch Week in our cafeterias by featuring some of our homemade, “from scratch” menu items. Many people don’t realize that each campus kitchen cooks and bakes many of their daily menu offerings. For instance, did you know that we bake our whole wheat rolls, garlic bread, and cinnamon rolls from scratch? We also cook our own brown Spanish rice, fried rice, enchiladas, and stir-fry vegetables, among other things. By cooking and baking these items from scratch, we know what goes into each item and can control how much of each ingredient is included in the recipe. As the concern for our health (both children and adults) continues, it is important to understand what is in the foods you eat. If you struggle with this at home, consider baking some meals from scratch. That way, you can control how much salt, sugar, and fat go into the foods you serve your family. Here is a quick and easy recipe to help get you started: Cauliflower Mac and Cheese 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta 1 cup milk (2% or skim) 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese ½ head cauliflower florets ¼ cup parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Bring salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. In the meantime, cook the cauliflower until soft and transfer in a blender to puree. In a medium sized pan, transfer the pasta and pour the cauliflower puree in. Add the milk, cheese and season to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately. Serves 4 or more.


Our Tejeda PAL students are off to a great start this year! We have the largest PAL group ever at Tejeda, with 32 outstanding 8th grade students as members of this program. The PAL students are still in the process of going through approximately 6 weeks of training. They have already done the NEISD district training with the other middle school PAL groups, under the direction of Ken Serrano, founder of the PAL program in the state of Texas. On October 2, our PAL students will participate in peer mediation training, conducted by the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center. In addition to class activities such as their on-going training, campus-wide recycling, and introduction to working with our ALE students, the PALs are busy volunteering outside of the school day as well. PALs were working as hall monitors from 7:45 – 8:10 am every day during the month of September. They will be helping out in our Tejeda cluster, by volunteering at both the Cibolo Green, and Bulverde Creek fall festivals. We also sent PAL students to Brackenridge Park at the end of September to participate in National Public Lands Day. Once the required training is complete, the PALs will begin mentoring students from Encino Park Elementary, and 6th graders here at Tejeda. At both schools, students will be screened by teachers and counselors, to determine who would benefit from working weekly with our PALs. PALs also work directly with the Safe and Drug-Free Schools program and our Tejeda PTA to present Red Ribbon Week, a national recognition of drug awareness, and the promotion of drug-free campuses. This year Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 22 – 26. Tejeda students will be given the opportunity to pledge to be drug free, attend an assembly with a guest speaker, as well as participate in our spirit week to promote drug awareness. The Red Ribbon Week spirit days are as follows: Monday: “Lei” Off Drugs! – Wear Hawaiian clothing Tuesday: Give Drugs “Da Boot!” – Wear your boots Wednesday: Drugs Will Make You See Double! – Dress like a TWIN! Thursday: Drugs Will Make You CRAZY! – Crazy hair day! (No colored spray or dye, please!) Friday: T-Wolves Are Too Bright for Drugs! – Wear all NEON clothing - by Desiree Kloza


8th Graders Win Pre-Season Tourney

Here is a picture of the 8th graders winning their pre-season tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8th. The opponents were Alamo Heights and White Middle Schools. They won 2-0. - Jean Curtis

Sport Schedule

Football Schedule can be found at: http://www.neisd.net/tejeda/athletics/athletic_forms/footballpracticeschedule2012.pdf

Volleyball Schedule can be found at: http://www.neisd.net/tejeda/athletics/athletic_schedules/volleyball7th.pdf http://www.neisd.net/tejeda/athletics/athletic_schedules/volleyball8th.pdf


Tejeda Dance

by Desiree Kloza

Our Tejeda dance students are having fun in C145! We are close to wrapping up our first unit of study which is ballet and contemporary dance! Students have learned stretching techniques, splits, several ballet combinations, and a contemporary dance combination. Following this unit, we will switch gears completely, and begin our hip hop unit! The semester will again end on a high note, as we prepare for our 6th appearance as guest performers in the North East School of the Arts holiday dance show, “Steppin’ into the Holidays!” All students currently enrolled in dance for the first semester will have the opportunity to perform in this exciting show! Prior to performing at NESA, our students will first have the opportunity to perform for their classmates during all three lunch periods on 11/29! NESA show dates are 11/30, 21/1, and 12/2. More information will follow in the next edition of Wolftracks!


Okay all you sports fans! It is time for you to be All Star readers! The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Tejeda library October 22nd-26th. Yes, there will be books on sports along with mysteries, romance, best sellers, science fiction, cook books and many more! Mark your calendars and plan to attend! If you would like to volunteer, go to the school webpage and click on the book fair link or contact Ginger Siebert at sgnsiebert3@att.net for more information. Don’t punt, strike out or miss a goal! Be an All Star reader!
by Ginger Seibert



Early bird pricing will be available through October 14, 2012. DO NOT DELAY…ORDER TODAY to receive your special price of $40! The cost will increase to the regular price of $50 on October 15, 2012. Online orders ONLY at www.yearbookforever.com, type in Tejeda, and pay by credit card. You can also click on the “yearbook” button on the left side of the Tejeda Middle School webpage. AVAILABLE SPECIALS: Buy the autograph pages and get the Year in Review for FREE! Don’t delay…Order today! Questions? Email Ms. Stroud at mstrou@neisd.net


October 2012
Sun 1
Picture Day Oct. 11— Lifetouch Picture RETAKE Anti-Bully Awareness Week

Mon 2

Tue 3

Wed 4

Thu 5

Fri 6


Fball vs Harris Sky Dunk Show 130p

Sex Ed Parent Preview 7th and 8th 630p

Vball vs Harris

UIL Eligibility Astronomy Club 630p


Columbus Day

Lunch n’ Learn 11am in Library

Fball vs Bush

Lifetouch Picture Re-take
Vball vs Bush

Reflections Entry deadline


Student & Staff Holiday

Early bird Yearbook pricing ends

Reading Benchmark Choir Dress Rehearsal

Math and Reading Benchmarks

Math, Reading and English Benchmarks

English and Math Benchmarks

English Benchmark Choir Regional Auditions Band Social 7p

Choir Regional Auditions

Early Dismissal
Fball vs AH

Early Dismissal
Silver Team Fball Choir Concert 630p

Early Dismissal
Vball vs AH


Book Fair thru Oct 26 Red Ribbon Week
Redi-Step testing Band kicks off Red Ribbon Week @ Encino Park Band Concert, 630p

PTA newsletter submission deadline Soc Studies Benchmark Choir Concert 630p Fball vs Lopez

Social Studies Benchmark

Science Benchmark Vball vs Lopez

Science Benchmark End of 1st 9 wks Student bdays celebration Faculty Appreciation Lunch

Orchestra Concert and Dinner MESAC Meet @ Tejeda Make a Difference Day


Young Historians Poinsettia Sale begins

Fball vs IKE

31 Save the Date! Fall Dance November 9 More info in next Wolftracks!


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