Home Our Staff Grade Levels 4th Grade Mrs. Vela

Kate Schenck
Elementary School

101 Kate Schenck Ave.
San Antonio, Texas  78223

Phone: (210) 438-6865
Fax: (210) 333-0680






STAAR testing April 22nd and 23rd!


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the 2nd Tuesday of each month!

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Be at school everyday
Be your best
Be ready
Be successful


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2013-2014 School Calendar

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School Lunch Info
*Looking for
educational games
for your child to play?
Look in the FAQ's
section under
 "Links and Credits"!

Be at school by 
7:50 for a free
breakfast served
in your classroom. 
Breakfast is
cleaned up at 
8:05am sharp
so our instructional
day can begin!



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                     Irene Vela ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

                       Theme:  Learning Rocks






Education:   I attended Edgewood Elementary, Lowell Middle School (SAISD), 

 and Burbank High School (SAISD). I have a Bachelor of Science in Education

 degree from Our Lady of the Lake University with a minor in psychology. I

 also have a bilingual endorsement from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

 Experience: I've taught 2nd grade, 5th grade, and this will be my 11th year

 teaching 4th grade.

 Hobbies:   I'm a big Spurs fan GO, SPURS, GO!! I also enjoy reading, movies, 

 music, and spending time with family & friends.



 Upcoming Events 







1  STAAR Writing Test, Day 1 (4th Grade)

2  STAAR Writing Test, Day 2 (4th Grade)

8  Social Studies Night, 5:00

22  STAAR Math Test (3rd & 4th Grades)

23 STAAR Reading Test (3rd 7 4th Grades; Science Test (5th Grade)


1 College T-shirt Day


**  I would appreciate any donations of reams of paper.  I am down to about 1

ream.  We use the reams you donate to make copies on our grade level printer.


STAAR Testing

During the month of April the 4th graders will be STAAR Testing.  The

children will have 4 hours each day to complete each test.  Please make

sure they go to bed early the night before each test and have a good breakfast.  Also, have your child at school on time.  Let them know that you are aware that they are testing an encourage them to do their very best!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Scholastic Book Club:  Find the best books for your child and help us

earn points.  Click on the item below:





15 minutes were added to the school day this year.  Therefore, the tardy

bell rings at 8:05 and the end of school bell rings at 3:20.  I have several

students who are consistently tardy.  Please set your alarm a little earlier.

Thank you.


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Breakfast is from 7:55-8:10.  The tardy bell rings at 8:05 and instruction begins.






Student of the Month

November - Julianna

December - Jonathan

January -   Chloe

February -

March -

April -

May -






Nine Week Grading Periods


1st Nine Weeks:   August 26, 2013- October 25, 2013

2nd Nine Weeks:  October 28, 2013- January 16, 2014

3rd Nine Weeks:   January 21, 2014 - March 28, 2014

4th Nine Weeks:   March 31, 2014 - June 5, 2014


* Progress Reports will be sent home after the 3rd and 6th week of each grading

period.  Please review your child's progress report with them.  They can improve

their grades by redoing failing work (grades below a 70) as soon as it is returned to

them.  The only work that cannot be redone are spelling test and district/state

assessments.  E-mail or write me a note if you have any questions or concerns.  It is 

always my intention to work with you and your child to improve their grades,






Please make note of our daily homework routines:

Reading: Chapter Book homework (Monday-Thursday). Read the assigned chapter and complete journal entry using assigned format.

Spelling: Write words 2 times each & study for Friday test.

Math: Students have a Math Homework sheet with 6 TAKS formatted problems. Students must show their work.

Other Contents Areas: Students may be assigned homework in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, or Science.

Students may also have unfinished classwork to finish at home.


School-Wide Discipline Plan          


School Rules:

1.  Be Responsible

2.  Be Respectful

3.  Be Safe

    Conduct Folder:

    A folder with a calendar will be sent home daily. Please review your child's calendar and intial it nightly. Directions on how our school -wide discipline plan works will be in your child's conduct folder.


    Contact information


    Please feel free to contact me by writing a note, calling the school, or e-mailing me.  

    Contact me by e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Contact me by phone: 333-0611




    The following donations would be appreciated:

    1. index cards

    2. post-it notes

    3.  Decks of playing cards for math games

    4. Texas-themed magazines, postcards, and brochures (Examples: Texas Monthly, AAA Texas magazine, travel brochures, etc). These will be used to decorate our Social Studies interactive composition books.

    5. Extra school supplies:  spirals, composition books, pencils, crayons, pencil colors, glue sticks, loose leaf paper are most needed

    6.  Reams of copy paper PLEASE!