Welcome to Cross Timbers Elementary School with a growing population of over 1000 students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. We begin our 23rd year! We are excited to meet many new friends.
Cross Timber's curriculum is designed to develop children's knowledge and skills in all developmental areas: physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. Emphasis is placed on helping children learn how to learn and on establishing the foundation and desire for lifelong teaming. Different levels of ability, development, and learning styles are expected, accepted, and used to plan the educational program. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in their learning. Students, teachers, and parents create a team to best help each student.
This year we are continuing our implementation of Everyday Mathematics, a comprehensive Pre-K through 6th grade mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. Everyday Mathematics is distinguished by its focus on real-life problem solving, balance between whole-class and self-directed learning, emphasis on communication, facilitation of school-family cooperation, and appropriate use of technology.
We continue our commitment to reading implementing the most effective instructional techniques to teach your child literacy skills and develop a love of reading. We are asking you to do your part, too. Please set aside twenty minutes each evening to read with your Cross Timbers student. Younger students may be read to; older students will enjoy reading with you. Reading is one of the most significant factors in enabling a child to achieve success in middle school, high school, and as an adult. Help your child become a lifelong learner by becoming a lover of reading.
Please take time to review this handbook as a family and become familiar with the guidelines of our school. Your visits, suggestions and questions are welcomed. We look forward to a great year of reading, learning and growth!
Cathey Bugg, Principal
Jamila Crawford, Assistant Principal
Stephanie Tulp, Assistant Principal
Evan Tims, Guidance Counselor
Jennifer Vanhemert, School Psychologist