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Velma Penny Elementary: Counselor's Corner

Recipes for Success

Practical parent-child activities that promote academic success and positive behavior

Research has shown that simple learning activities done at home are the type of parent involvement most likely to improve school success.  Recipes for Success is an easy, fun way to get involved with your  children’s education—right in your own home. The activities cost little or nothing, yet the rewards are incalculable. These reproducible posters are great for hanging on the refrigerator. Each includes more than a dozen simple, low-to-no-cost, easy-to-follow activities that any family can do.


September English Recipes for Success

September Spanish Recipes for Success

October English Recipes for Success

October Spanish Recipes for Success

November English Recipes for Success

November Spanish Recipes for Success

December English Recipes for Success

December Spanish Recipes for Success

January English Recipes for Success

January Spanish Recipes for Success

February English Recipes for Success

February Spanish Recipes for Success

March English Recipes for Success

March Spanish Recipes for Success

April English Recipes for Success

April Spanish Recipes for Success

May English Recipes for Success

May Spanish Recipes for Success


2013-2014 LISD Character Traits

1st Six Weeks:  Obedience and Honesty

2nd Six Weeks:  Responsibility and Self Control

3rd Six Weeks:  Kindness/Generosity/Gratefulness

4th Six Weeks:  Perseverance

5th Six Weeks:  Cooperation

6th Six Weeks:  Fairness

STAAR Testing

Please make sure your child is at school and on time for STAAR testing.  It is important for your child to have eaten a healthy breakfast at home or in the school cafeteria before 8 o'clock.  Also, do not schedule any appointments for students on STAAR testing dates

April 22rd - 3rd Math

April 23th - 3rd Reading

Assessment Resources for Parents and Students

STAAR General Information Brochure (English)

STAAR General Information Brochure (Spanish)


The Tyler Community has many programs that are available to educate our parents in this ever-changing world that we live in. Parent Service Center in Tyler, Texas offers many sessions to families for free. Please see their website for additional information.

Parent Service Center of Tyler