- WBE AIA
- Spirit Night November 29th
- WBE AIA students give back to our community
- Student Transfers
- Dual Language
- Outdoor Lab & Learning Garden
- Parent Information
What happens at our Arts Integration Academy?
Arts integration is an approach to learning in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through art. Together with our campus Dual Language program, which provides students the opportunity to engage multi-language curriculum, students experience the creative process in a way that meets their own unique cultural, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
Mark your calendars for our Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Palmer and Mopac.
Coins for Coats
Explorers-Don’t forget to bring your donations for the Coins for Coats Challenge!
Coins for Coats will be wrapping up November 6th so make sure your class has turned in any money collected!
Remember, the class that collects the most money will be given THREE extra book check-out coupons, TWO scented bookmarks, and a special pencil.
Bring those coins in Explorers so that we can help make it a warm winter for everyone!
November Food Drive
Wells Branch Elementary will be collecting canned and boxed food items until Friday, November 10th. Some examples of needed items
Campus Transfer Information – WBE AIA Accepting 2017-2018 Student Transfer Applications
Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy is a RRISD public school of choice. We welcome RRISD student transfer requests to our campus for innovative programming such as arts integration and dual language.
Reminder: Student transfer applications are required annually. A new student transfer application for 2017-2018 must be submitted for all students currently attending WBE AIA as transfer students.
Student transfers to elementary schools listed as “open” will be approved on a space available basis and if expectations for student behavior, attendance and academies have been met. Should a grade level or program be near capacity, the student transfer may be denied. A “closed” elementary school may still accept transfers of employee’s children if it does not cause the grade level or program to meet capacity. Student transfers to any campus will only be approved if the additional student would not result in additional staffing or facility needs at the receiving campus.
Student transfer applications must be submitted by the parent or guardian and reviewed by RRISD annually. Approvals for continuation are not guaranteed year to year. Please take this into consideration when applying for a student transfer.
Important Transfer Dates and Timelines for 2017-2018
Current RRISD Students
February 28 – April 3 2017
CURRENT RRISD students may submit online transfer application
Decisions will be communicated by May 19, 2017
Transfer requests received after April 3 will not receive a decision until June 6
Transfer request applications
Dual Language incoming Kindergarten and First Grade Parent Information Night- May 4, 2017 5:30-6:30PM
This informational meeting is set up for parents interested in their student entering the Dual Language program (kindergarten or 1st grade) at Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy.
Dual Language Programs are those where students are taught literacy and content in two languages. The RRISD Dual Language Program goals are the same for both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers.
In the dual language program, the focus is to transfer language skills to develop bi-literacy and not to transition into one language instruction. In this way, all students become bi-literate, bi-cultural and bilingual.
At Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy we follow the 90/10 immersion program:
All students are instructed in Spanish in the primary grades and transition into Spanish and English in the later grades. Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten receive 90% of their daily instruction in Spanish and 10% in English. Each year, students will receive more instruction in English as the percentage of Spanish instruction time begins to decrease. By 4th and 5th grade students will receive 50% of their daily instruction in both English and Spanish.
Hello WBE AIA parents and guardians,
Children have the unique opportunity to explore earth sciences in an outdoor laboratory with the WBE AIA garden program. We need volunteers to lead a garden class. Garden classes are 30 minutes long within the designated science schedule.
Dianna Gielstra is one of our Garden Teachers. Dianna will be happy to lead your first
The Fall 2017- Spring 2018 grade level science times are:
Please contact Dianna (firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-422-1943) with an email or a text with the following information: Name, phone number and email, child’s teacher, and days/times available.
This program would not exist without the support of all of you!!! This year you can fill out the volunteer form and return it to the office or email.
The form can be found at this link: Garden Volunteer Application
If you would like to work with our students, don’t forget to fill out the district volunteer registration online form.
Families, if you do not have a computer device at home for your child/ren to use for school work, please fill out this form and attend one of the information meetings:
Please call the office to set up a meeting.
TAG information for parents:
- The TAG referral window will be from 11/13 to 12/08. The online registration can be found online at https://goo.gl/forms/GSEij8e3r
- The online form must be completed online AND the Permission to Test form (hard copy) must be printed, completed and turned into the campus by Dec. 8,
2017by 4:00 p.m.
- If a printed paper or Spanish version is needed, please notify your child’s teacher.
- Please visit our district website for more information regarding gifted services and the identification process and procedures.” https://teachlearn.roundrocki
Parent Right to Know Letter:
Pre-K Family Engagement Plan:
Round Rock PTAs lend a hand to sister PTA
Book It Challenge Video 2017
Virtual Field Trips at WBE AIA
Round Rock ISD safety tips: walking or biking to school
Future leaders develop skills at the 2017 World Class Leadership Conference
Day of Drumming Teacher PD
Day of Drumming
Principal Reading Challenge
WBE AIA Food Drive
Student Registration, Important Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year
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RRISD campuses earn 'No Place for Hate' designation
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