Helen Ball Elementary

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  • Helen Ball Elementary School is located in the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas. It opened its doors to students in July of 1995 and presently serves a diverse population of over 900 children grades Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Our students attend school year-round with breaks in October, March and June. Our school is named for the late Mrs. Helen Ball, a dynamic and vibrant elementary teacher who served the Socorro School District for many years.
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  • TEA STAAR Testing Tips 

    With STAAR testing around the corner, families can alleviate the stress for students by following these tips from the Texas Education Agency:
    • What they should expect. Talk to your children about what to expect and how the STAAR test is not that different from regular tests and exams.
    • Get plenty of sleep. A tired child cannot stay focused for hours on end.
    • Eat a healthy breakfast. Minimize sugar and carbohydrates and make sure your child has protein to help keep their energy stable for a longer period of time.
    • Make sure they get plenty of exercise and free play time after school. The test is stressful and the kids’ normal routine at school is different during testing days. Physical activity is also great for helping kids to relax and sleep better!
    • Support and praise them. Tell them you are proud of them and know they will do a great job. Knowing you are rooting for them can help boost confidence.
    • Eat Healthy. Send a healthy lunch or talk to your kids about choosing a healthy lunch at the school cafeteria. Explain how healthy food supports their brains, kind of like Popeye and his spinach!
    • Surprise them with a special note. Put a note in their lunch box to just say hi and you hope they are having a great day. Nothing fancy, just a sticky note saying “I love you” will lift a tired spirit. Got older kids? Send them a quick lunchtime text showing your support.
    • Buy a couple of fun, colorful pencils. Even something this small brightens their day and gets them excited. At this time of year, pencils tend to be worn down and erasers nearly gone, make sure your kids are prepared.
    • Celebrate when the testing is complete and again when you get the scores. Acknowledge your child for their effort and their success. The key here is to keep their spirits up throughout the week!



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  • Our school calendar is quickly filling up!
    This calendar is updated regularly so be sure to check back!
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     Helen Ball Dalmatians
    are College Bound!
    Attendance Committee Members
    Mr. J.P. Garcia
    Ms. Mary Ramirez
    Mrs. Asper Robles
    Mrs. Alma Castaneda
    Mrs. Claudia Parga-Ramos
    Ms. Rachel Herrera
    Mrs. Olga Paga
    Coach Concepcion
    Mrs. Beatriz Valdez, Counselor
    Mrs. Sylvia Villarreal, School Nurse
    Ms. Maritza Jimenez, PEIMS Clerk
    Mrs. Perez, Assistant Principal

    -Attendance Matters to the Dalmatians at Helen Ball Elementary!
    Be sure to read the link below (titled Attendance Tips).
    The document is full of helpful information regarding attendance.
    Every parent of a Dalmatian knows Attendance Matters
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  • Congratulations Destination Imagination Team

    The D.I. Team will be going to Arlington, Texas to compete at the State Tournament on April 11, 2015.  Good Luck Team!! 
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