February 2018 by the numbers…

Ben Clanton’s Awesome Authorstrator Visit!

January 2018 by the numbers…

Bluebonnet Voting Parties 2018

At the end of January, we held our sixth annual Bluebonnet Voting Parties!! This year, so many students were eligible to vote that we had six HUGE voting parties in the library!

A record-breaking 454 students cast their vote digitally, hung out with their friends, ate freshly popped popcorn (with/without m&m’s), enjoyed Bluebonnet-related games, and proudly wore their “I Voted” sticker the rest of the day. It was a BUSY day, and SO MUCH FUN!!!!

#HourOfCode with 4th & 5th Grade

#HourOfCode with 2nd & 3rd Grade

#HourOfCode with Kindergarten & 1st Grade


Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program 2018

The Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program has begun!  Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to participate in the Six Flags Six-Hour Read to Succeed Program running from NOW through FRIDAY, February 23rd.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas encourages students to read for six hours outside of their regularly assigned reading — to READ FOR FUN – and is happy to reward those students with a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas!  Forms will be distributed this week in Thursday Folders to all K-5 students.

Please read the front and back of the form, fill out as directed (including parents’ initials and signature) and return NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, February 23rd to your child’s teacher.  The theme park tickets will arrive mid-May for those who participate. Get ready to READ, READ, READ!

If you need an additional copy, click on the form below to print out a PDF!


To hear more about the program, watch the short video below!

Author/Illustrator Ben Clanton to visit PreK-2nd graders on February 8th!

The lucky PreK, kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders at England Elementary will host the author-illustrator Ben Clanton, on Thursday, February 8th! His recent book, It Came in the Mail, is an RRISD Armadillo Readers’ Choice Selection for 2017-18!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of a selection of Ben Clanton’s books, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Wednesday, December 20th.

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, will be selling copies of SIX of Mr. Clanton’s books to our students in advance of his visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while he visits England Elementary!

Check out the slides from our Student Presentation this week sharing all of the information about Mr. Clanton’s upcoming visit! Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!