Labrador Letter

Lee Elementary - Where Dreams Come True

12900 W. Little York Rd. Houston TX 77041


Volume 15 Issue 3

September 27, 2019

Lee Elementary WatchD.O.G.S.

If you were not able to attend the Watch DOGS Kick-Off and you are interested in volunteering half a day or a full day, please sign up with the link below. We will contact you to schedule your volunteer opportunity!

Email Dawn Wagner at dawn.wagner@cfisd.net if you have any questions!


Lee Elementary Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

To sign up online: http://tinyurl.com/h2ly2s4

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Fall Picture Day

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 8:45am-2:30pm

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

Student pictures will be taken during their large group time.

5th and PK AM - 8:40 - 9:30 a.m.

3rd, Life Skills - 9:35 - 10:25 a.m.

4th - 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

KG - 11:50 - 12:40 p.m.

1st - 12:45 - 1:35 p.m.

2nd and PK PM - 1:40 - 2:30 p.m.

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College Week

It’s College Week here at Lee! From October 7th - 11th, we will raise awareness about post-secondary education. As a campus, we will discuss the importance of a college degree, give facts about popular universities, and provide themes for each day so students can show their college spirit!


Themes for each day are as follows:

Monday - "Our Future is Bright" - Wear your favorite pair of shades.

Tuesday - “Hats off to Graduation Day!” Students can wear hats that represent their college of choice.

Wednesday - “Represent your college choice" - Wear your college shirt. "

Thursday - “Dressed for Success” Dress up as your future career choice.

Friday - “Lee Labs Are College Bound!” Students can wear Lee apparel.


Let’s make sure all of Labradors are College-bound!

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Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 28th, 8:30am to Friday, Nov. 1st, 11am

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

A blizzard of books is headed your way this fall! It’s Scholastic’s Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow Much to Read! Send your school community on the coolest reading expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions.


Student Preview Days will be October 24th and 25th

Snowy Day Family Night will be October 29th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Notes from the Nurse

Sometimes children do not make it to the restroom on time. Additionally, with all the rain and subsequent mud on the playground, please keep a complete change of clothes in your child's backpack in a large Ziploc bag with their name on it. This may save you a trip to school to bring your child clean clothes.

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Kroger Community Rewards Program

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. Our program was designed to make your fund-raising the easiest in town…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!


To enroll in the program to help support Lee Elementary:

All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain a digital Kroger Plus Card when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.


 Link your card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.

 If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Create an Account”.

 If you are a new online customer:

 You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.

 Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.

Already have a Kroger.com account?

 Enter your email address and password and click on “Sign In”.

 Click on Community then on Community Rewards” then click on enroll now, complete personal information, click on save.

 Enter your organization’s number or name and then click on “Search”.

 Select your organization and click on “Save”.

 To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your account settings page.


Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately toward the organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your card.)


Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each eligible purchase to count. Thank you for participating in our Kroger Community Rewards program!

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Going Digital

Parents

In order to have better communication with parents, newsletters will be sent via text and/or email through School Messenger. If you still wish to receive a paper newsletter, please call or email Dawn Wagner

(713)849-8294

dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

What is SchoolMessenger?

SchoolMessenger allows you to personalize communications from your school or district into one centralized feed.

1. Click the LOG IN Button on the top of the page on your internet browser (https://accounts.relianceco.com/#/createuser),

or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3. After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

What's in SchoolMessenger?

Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address. You can then:

  • View the records associated with your account - student, staff, parent records.
  • Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • View your contact information and configure how you would like to receive notifications.

Is SchoolMessenger secure?

The sign-up process creates a secure link between the user and SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger operates with the latest encryption technology to protect access to stored information. SchoolMessenger is also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, which requires us to adhere to 12 stringent data protection standards as a further assurance of our commitment to protecting your data.

What else do I need to know?

Device (Push) Notifications will trigger a badge or alert when you receive new communications from your school or district. You can choose to receive Device Notifications in addition to, or instead of, the phone calls, emails, and text messages you normally receive.

ZPass Plus

Safety is the top priority within our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation to over

75,000 students every day. A crucial part of this service is knowing when and where each child gets on and off the school bus. ZPass allows parents to receive notifications when their child enters and exits the school bus.

How ZPass Works

  1. Students place their ZPass Multipurpose Card in front of the card reader as they enter and exit the school bus.

  2. The card reader emits an audible beep confirming the card was read.

  3. The time, date and location of where the student gets on and off the bus are immediately recorded to a secure database, accessible only by transportation and school officials.

  4. Parents can sign up for instant notifications, via push or cell phone text messaging and/or email.

  5. Parents can sign up for notifications by going to https://www.zpassplus.com/. ZPass + app is available at Google Play and the App Store.

  6. Badge replacement fees: $3.00 for bus badge and $1.00 for lanyard.

School Cash Online

Pay School Fees Online!

With SchoolCashOnline you can:

  • Pay for your child's school fees online, including spririt shirts, yearbooks, and school supplies. Anytime, anywhere.
  • Avoid the hassle of having cash on-hand to pay for school fees.
  • Receive email notifications regarding school fees and events.
  • Help us reduce the amount of cash in our schools.

Fast. Safe. Convenient.


https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/school-cash-online/

SPIRIT WEAR

Show your Labrador spirit every Friday by wearing a Labrador T-Shirt. New "Lee Elementary -Where Dreams Come True" themed shirts may be purchased for $10.


Shirts can be purchased via School Cash and will be delivered to your child's classroom.


https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/school-cash-online/

Lee Elementary Website

Check out the Lee Campus Website for more information at http://lee.cfisd.net/en.

You can find all kinds of helpful information, including links to


  • faculty web pages
  • faculty email addresses
  • lunch and recess schedules
  • large group schedules
  • school supply information
  • library resources
  • access to student textbooks

Home Access Center

Home Access Center allows parents and students to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, classwork assignments and grade information (2nd -5th grade only) in a real-time atmosphere. To access this website, visit

https://home-access.cfisd.net/homeaccess/.

Instructions, usernames and passwords were sent home with your child in their Friday folder. If you have questions, please contact the campus administrative secretary, Dawn Wagner, dawn.wagner@cfisd.net.

Lee Elementary on Social Media

Lee Elementary on Social Media

Follow Mrs. Epperson, Lee principal @LeeCFISD

Follow Mrs. Nguyen, math/science specialist @LeeLabMathNinja

Follow Mrs. Wadyka PK - 2nd reading specialist @PrimaryLeeLabs

Follow Mrs. Clark, 3rd – 5th reading specialist @avalclark

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Program

If your child participates in the Free/Reduced Meal Program, and you have not re-applied for the 2019 – 2020 school year, your child will not be able to participate in the program after October 9, 2019. All students must reapply each school year. Applications are available only online at https://freeandreduced.cfisd.net/Register.aspx .


If you need assistance with internet access, please contact Dawn Wagner, 713)849-8294 or dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

Reminders from the Registrar - Absence Notes

Students are required to provide a note from a parent or guardian for each absence within three days of the date of the absence or consecutive absences. This note may be mailed, faxed, delivered by the student to the front desk, or delivered in person by the parent or guardian.


This note is to include

  • the student’s first and last name
  • grade
  • reason for the absence
  • telephone number of parent or guardian
  • the signature of the parent or guardian

If a note is not provided for an absence, it will be counted as unexcused. Please refer to the Student Handbook (online at www.cfisd.net)