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     Dear Parents,

    I hope that you are all doing well during this time of learning at home.  We miss the students desperately!  Thanks so much for all your help in learning at home! 

     Here is just a little bit of helpful information……

    • Pictures that were taken on March 6th - For those families that the company had email addresses for, you should have already received an email from CJP Photography containing a link to view your student’s picture.  Anyone who did not receive an email can call (940-464-7730) or email cjpphotography@live.com their office to receive the online access code.
    • Teacher Appreciation – Next week is Teacher Appreciation. We would love to create a video for our teachers with pictures of the kids.  Please have your child make a sign for their teachers.  Please take a picture of your child holding their sign.  Please email it to me at jwilbanks@ponderisd.net.  We will put it in to a video for the teachers.
    • Yearbooks – You may still order a yearbook. Please visit the school webpage to order.   


    • Registration - You will soon be receiving information about registration for next year. It will all be done online.  Please make sure that we have your correct email address.  If yours has changed since registration last year, please call or email the school and give us your updated email address.
    • School Supplies - We will be taking orders for school supplies again this year. We will send out information about how to order school supplies early in May.
    • Kindness Chain – I know that our students are the best! I’ve been doing a short video each day to recognize our student birthdays, kindness, etc.  If your child is doing something kind, please drop me a quick email.  I will add a link to our kindness chain and feature them in the next day’s video.  Watch each day’s video on the elementary webpage at https://www.ponderisd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1162
    • Personal Items at School – We've had questions about how to retrieve your child’s personal belongings that are still at school.  We will have a drive through pick up on May 20th.  I will be sending out a schedule soon and give you information about how it will work.
    • Internet Access – The school has installed access points on the outside of our school buildings. A map of specific locations is available on our website. 

    Thank you so much for all your help and support during this difficult time!  If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to call the school.  Please leave a message and we will return your call.


    Best Regards,


    Janell Wilbanks

    Ponder Elementary Principal 



    Janell Wilbanks

    Ponder Elementary Principal