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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2014-2015 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:  Be All That You Can Be! 





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 






6/3    Field Day

6/4    1st - 4th Grade End-of Year Awards, 5:30

(Your child received a letter if they are getting an award)

6/5   Last Day of School (This is a Thursday)


Classroom End-of-Year Party - June 5th

Please send $2 by Wednesday, June 4th.

This will cover the cost of pizza & drinks.  I will send a note home with

all the info on the class party.


**  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.


Summer Activities


1.  Lakeshore Learning Store - Free Crafts for Kids

Every Saturday 11-3

327 N.W. Loop 410



May 31   Mermaid Mobile

June  7   Learn-to-Count Ladybug

June 14  Father's Day Pencil Holder

June 21  My Summer Break Journal

June 28  Summertime Memories Picture Frame

**  Ages 3 & up. No reservations necessary.


2.  City Base Cinema - "Icee Kids's Summer Movie  Series"

Benefits the Food Bank.  Showings will be

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 10:30

The film schedule is as follows:

June 11-14      Ice Age 4

June 18-21     Muppets From Space

June 25-28     Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

July 2-5          Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4

July 9-12        Hotel Transylvania   

July 16-19     How to Train Your Dragon

July 23-26     Muppets Take Manhattan

July 30-Aug. 2    Smurfs 2

Aug. 6-9         Free Birds

Aug. 13-16   The Lego Movie

There are several options for admission to the movies. 

 See letter I sent home or call 531-3000 ext 302.


3.  Museums

 >  San Antonio Children's Museum, 305 W Houston:  Free Kids Night

Third Thursday: June 21, July 26, & Aug 23, 5pm-8pm

>  Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, Free on Tuesdays, 3-8 pm

>  San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W Jones, Free Tuesdays, 4-9 pm &

Sundays 10-12 pm



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

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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

November - Julianna

December - Jonathan

January -   Chloe 

March - Bethany

April - Jose

May - Emily






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!