Congratulations to our PLE soccer team for winning 1st place in the Texas Heatwave Soccer Tournament. We are very proud of our boys! They had a very difficult tournament but, still managed to find ways to come back and win. Our trophy will be on display in the trophy case in front of the office.
Park Lakes sent four robotic teams to the Humble ISD All-Earth Ecobot Challenge March 23. All four teams did exceptionally well! In all, there were 112 teams at the challenge. Two of PLE's teams finished in the top-ten, and the other two teams were in the top-twenty. Way to go teams. PLE is proud of you all!
Congratulations to Melanie and Jesica our 2012-2013 Jump Rope for Heart winners. This year Jump Rope for Heart has taught our kids the value of getting active, staying healthy and giving back to their communities. Your support has enabled the American Heart Association to continue the vital research that leads to breakthrough medical advances, social change and health education. THANK YOU for helping to make our Jump Rope for Heart event such a great success!
Congratulations to Jayme Armstreet who was voted as our new Teacher of the Year! Ms. Armstreet has been a 1st & 2nd grade teacher at Park Lakes Elementary for 7 years and has done such an incredible job! When you see Ms. Armstreet, be sure and congratulate her!
Recently, our PLE baseball team had the opportunity to go on a spending spree at Academy Sports & Outdoors with our very own Houston Astros. Each member of our baseball team got $100.00 to spend and they walked the store with Houston Astros players Brandon Backe,Tyler Greene, Lucas Harrell, Carlos Pena and the Astros mascot Orbit. Astros players help our students select cleats, baseball gloves, bats and other baseball related equipment. We are now equipped and ready for our exciting upcoming baseball season.
Recently, PLE 4th grade classes visited Waste Management's Gasmer Recycling Center in Houston. Students were able to experience a bird's eye view of the bustling center's recycling and sorting of plastics, paper and aluminum cans. The goal of the field trip to the Gasmer Center was to show the students that recycling is the best way for us to take care of our waste. By recycling, we not only reduce our waste disposal problems, but we also keep from depleting our natural resources. It was an eye opener for the students to see “trash” being bundled into small packages and being shipped out to be reused and remade into bathroom tiles, park benches or even cereal boxes.
Fall planting season is here at Park Lakes. Thanks to a generous grant from Waste Management, students from every grade level will have an opportunity to be a gardener. Broccoli, cabbage, and beet seeds already have been planted by K-2nd grades. Radishes, carrots and sugar snap peas will follow by 3-5th. Students will be conducting field investigations when they plant. The majority of the harvest will be donated to HAAM which is an organization in the community that offers food packages to our neighbors in need.