PES Principal Message
April 1, 2021
Puster Families,

I wanted to remind you about the Virtual STEM Festival next Saturday, April 10th from 10:00-2:00. Same fun, just a different platform! Check out the STEM Festival website to start previewing the activities. Some activities have special supplies that the district will be providing. The sign-up for those activities is on the website. Act fast though because the deadline to sign up for those supplies is April 6th!

If you haven't ordered your Puster yearbook, you have until April 3rd -this weekend. If you are not sure whether or not you've already ordered, please send an email to

In case you missed it, you can access the recording for today's Puster Pride here.

You will find some new dates added below. We are so excited to be planning some memorable end-of-year events for our kids! More details to come on all of the fun soon!

I hope you all enjoy the long 4 day weekend. The weather is supposed to be fantastic. I'm personally looking forward to family time and some gardening projects. I will look forward to seeing all of you back at school on Tuesday, April 6th.

Puster Proud,
#OneHeartOneLovejoy #BestTodayBetterTomorrow

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Upcoming Dates
School start time is 7:55 a.m.
School dismissal time is 3:10 p.m.
4/2-4/5 Student Holiday - No School
5/14 Kindergarten Splash Day
5/21 Field Day
5/24 Back up Field Day
5/24 4th Graduation
5/25 4th Graduation
5/26 4th Graduation
5/26 Kindergarten EOY Celebration
5/28 4th Grade Walk
5/28 Last day of school

We are so excited to announce registration for 2021-2022 school year is now open! Enrollment paperwork can be found by clicking here. We will be sending out information regarding Kindergarten Round Up at a later date. You do not need to wait for for Kindergarten Round Up to register your Kindergartener. Please contact Kendra Card,, with any questions.
The Rawlins Rundown
Elementary STAAR Dates
April 20 - 4th Writing
May 11 - 4th Math
May 12 - 4th Reading
May 18 - 3rd Math
May 19 - 3rd Reading
All STAAR testing will take place on students’ home campus for in-person and virtual learners. Virtual learners will be asked to report to Puster by 8:00 on testing days. 
Click HERE for more information and FAQs!

♡ Mrs. Rawlins
Notes from the Nurse

Please monitor your child for the following symptoms BEFORE sending them to school. 
·         Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
·         Loss of taste or smell
·         Cough
·         Difficulty breathing
·         Shortness of breath
·         Headache
·         Chills
·         Sore throat
·         Shaking or exaggerated shivering
·         Significant muscle pain or ache
·         Diarrhea
·         Nausea/Vomiting
·         Fatigue
·         Congestion or runny nose
If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home. Monitor them closely and feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss the next steps.
If your child is exposed to a positive lab-confirmed COVID case or experiences symptoms, please email the school nurse at
If anyone in the household is awaiting COVID test results, remember your student may not enter campus or district buildings.
Learning with Your Librarian
Hello Parents! 

BOOK FAIR IS HERE! Yay! Mrs. Peabody and I are hard at work preparing the fair for our drive-thru event next week. Tomorrow your students will be coming home with a wishlist and a QR code that contains pictures of all of the books in the fair. To make sure that our event runs smoothly, we ask that you and your family review the photos in the QR code and create your wishlist, prior to coming to the event. More information will be coming out tomorrow, so be on the lookout! We cannot wait to see you next week at our first drive-thru fair!

Happy Reading! 

Naomi Emory, L.M.S.
Puster Elementary

"Librarians save lives by handing the right book, 
at the right time, to a kid in need." - Judy Blume 
Counselor's Corner

Next week in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), we will have students be able to describe anxiety and use healthy strategies (coping skills) to handle those emotions.

Bryan Smith
Growing Graduates
A Spotlight on the Pillars of the Lovejoy Graduate Profile
The Lovejoy graduate has had a variety of experiences beyond the classroom. Opportunities to excel in art and music, on the stage and on the athletic fields have led the graduate to view aesthetic and physical development as essential to an education. The graduate has participated in extracurricular activities that promoted teamwork, leadership, responsibility, humility and physical and emotional fitness. In competitive arenas, the graduate has learned the value of fair play and respect for teammates and adversaries alike.
Well Rounded
What does this look like at School?
  • Shows good sportsmanship in PE and at Recess
  • Participates and gives best effort in Art and Music
  • Shows positive leadership in the classroom
  • Tries new things (chess, choir, etc.)
Ideas for your Family:
  • Shows good sportsmanship in family games and sports
  • Tries new things (chess, choir, etc.)
  • Is a positive influence on siblings and neighborhood friends
  • Finds balance between school and outside of school activities.

GT Referrals
PTO News

The yearbook is now on sale!  The price of the yearbook is $30. All sales end April 3rd.
You can purchase your yearbook here.

District News

Looking for some Summer fun? Come be a part of Camp Invention! June 21-25 at Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Sign up before March 31 and save $40 with promo code RECHARGE40. 
Click here for more information.

For more information go to this link:
Student Nutrition

Helpful Resources
School Dismissal Manager Fast Facts
Here are a few Fast Facts that you will need to know for getting started:
1.  Please use this website to log in to SDM at The initial login is best completed from a computer as opposed to your phone.
2.   The Parent Login area is found at the top right of the SDM homepage.
3.   When you log in for the first time, you will be required to change your password immediately.
4.   Please refer to the Parent Guide for Creating Exceptions for details on how to use the system.
5.   As you begin to use School Dismissal Manager, if you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link found in the Parent login area at the top of the SDM homepage. Here, you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions. If your question remains unanswered after checking here, please contact the school office and we will be happy to assist you further.
6.   When you start to receive the email notifications of changes or cancellations that are made for your child, please keep in mind that hitting Reply or Reply All on those emails does not reply to the school. If you need to respond to a notification (i.e., to inform the school it is incorrect, provide additional details, etc.) please call the school directly and talk with someone in the office.
7.   Each school day, School Dismissal Manager will send a comprehensive dismissal report to the school immediately following the cut-off time, allowing administrators and staff to facilitate a smooth dismissal.

Thank you for using this tool to help us keep the dismissal process safe and orderly for all our students.