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



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Be your best
Be ready
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Feb. 12-Progress Reports

Feb. 15th- Holiday

Feb. 26th-Bike Rodeo

Mar. 14-18

Spring Break


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 Bike rodeo- Feb. 26th


Please remember to check

 and sign your child's maroon

communication folder EVERY




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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             Kate Schenck Elementary - 60 Years of Excellence

                         Legacy of Learners

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


After 35 year of teaching, all at Kate Schenck Elementary,
I am retiring.  I do plan to work as a substitute
teacher, so I can continue to serve the SAISD students.
I am looking forward to a more time with my husband and
children. I would like to thank all of the students and parents

 of the Kate Schenck community for touching my life. 




 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 13th 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  


5/25 Eco Chicos/Fitness Club Field Trip

5/26 CIS Field Trip; Talent Show, 6 pm

5/27 Symphony Field Trip

5/30 Memorial Day Holiday 

5/31 Field Day

6/1 EOY Awards, 5:30

6/2 Last day of school


Field Day  - 12:30-3:00, Students should wear (see note)




School Holidays

Sept. 7  Labor Day

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 Winter Break

Jan. 15 Student Holiday/Staff Development Day

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Feb. 15 Presidents' Day/Bad Weather Holiday

Mar.14-18 Spring Break

Mar. 25 Good Friday Holiday

Apr. 22 Battle of Flowers Holiday

 May 30 Memorial Day Holiday


Early Release Days

October 23, 2015

March 24, 2016



This year Mrs. Rodriguez, Mr. DeTovar & I will be team teaching.  We

will be teaching the following subjects:


Mrs. Vela - Writing/Social Studies

Mrs. Rodriguez - Math

Mr. DeTovar - Reading/Science


Our Schedule

7:55-8:05        Breakfast

8:05                Tardy Bell

8:05-10:00     1st Period - Ms. Vela's Homeroom

10:00-10:30   2nd Period - Mr. DeTovar's Homeroom

10:30-11:15   P.E./Conference

11:15-12:00   2nd Period continued

12:00-12:30   LUNCH

12:30-12:45   RECESS

12:45-1:25    2nd Period continued

1:25-3:20      3rd Period - Ms. Rodriguez Homeroom

3:20              Dismissal



                           STAAR Testing Dates - 4th Grade

March 29,2016   Writing 

May 9, 2016       Math

May 10, 2016     Reading


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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

Sept.   Ashlyn R.

Oct.     Lindsey B.

Nov.    Emily B.

Dec.    Christian G.  

Jan.     Jimmy M.  

Feb.     Alyssa G.  

Mar.     Ramie R.








Nine Week Grading Periods


1st Nine Weeks:   August 24, 2015- October 23, 2015

2nd Nine Weeks:  October 26, 2015- January 14, 2016

3rd Nine Weeks:   January 19, 2016 - March 24, 2016

4th Nine Weeks:   March 28, 2016 - June 2, 2016 

* 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,




Homework - Your child will be given a Homework Chart which includes their

spelling words for the week on Mondays.  It is the student's responsibility to

copy their homework in the chart.


Please make note of our daily homework routines:

Students will have daily homework in 2 subjects.

Writing:  Students will practice writing a composition and revising & editing


Math:  Worksheet with 6 STAAR formatted questions.  Student are required

 to show their work/strategies.


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.


Technology at your fingertips:

1.  ISTATION - The istation Reading Program is an interactive computer

based program that the children can use at home.  It provides

instruction based on your child' s individual needs in reading  fluency, vocabulary,

 & comprehension. I have sent home a paper with your child's username & password.

2.  E-books - Our Kate Schenck library has E-books that your child may download

& read.  The books may be found on the homepage of our school website or contact

our librarian, Ms. Polendo for more information.


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: 438-6865




    The following donations would be appreciated:

    1. index cards

    2. post-it notes

    3. reams of copy paper

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