Sam Houston Elementary

Every Child Every Day with Excellence!

November 2020 Family Newsletter

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Sam Houston Elementary Mission

We are committed to providing our students opportunities for academic excellence through a learner-centered environment. We enhance the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

From Principal Cavazos

Happy November!

We want to thank all of our Sam families for a wonderful month of October.

October Highlights:

  • Held a Fall Car Parade to welcome all students to the new year!
  • Received our first round of face to face students with ease.
  • Students took their beginning of the year assessments.
  • Held three sessions of Brighter Bites, handing out free fruits and vegetables to our families
  • Hosted curbside meals to Sam families on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Held first grading period report card parent conferences
  • Received our second round of face to face students with success!
  • Issued Chromebooks to all Sam Houston students. (If your child does not have theirs, please contact our school.)
  • Recognized 43 students for Medal of Honor: Compassion and Tolerance
  • Celebrated Unity Day- Wearing orange for bullying awareness
  • Celebrated Red Ribbon week - Say No to Drugs!

We look forward to even more great things to take place in November! Stay tuned!

November we will be hosting our first Virtual Coffee with the Principal. We will host different topics each month. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the school year. Join us Thursday, November 12 @ 3:45 p.m. for our first session. Our topics for November will be Bullying Awareness and Virtual Learning. Please click the link "REGISTER HERE" to register for the session. An email will be sent with the meeting link to join on the day of the meeting. Meetings will be conducted in English and Spanish. REGISTER HERE.

We thank you for your continued support for Sam Houston Elementary. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at our school.

We wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Michelle Cavazos


This Month at Sam!

November 2-3 - Student Holiday

November 4- Dress Western (NSSH Homecoming Spirit Week)

November 5- Dress Tie Dye (NSSH Homecoming Spirit Week)

November 6- Dress in Red, White, Black (NSSH Homecoming Spirit Week)

November 10- GP Area Council Meeting @ 10 a.m.

November 11, 18- College Day- Wear your favorite college shirt

November 12 - Virtual Coffee with the Principal @ 3:45 p.m.

November 12- Brighter Bites 9:30-10:30 a.m.

November 13- National Kindness Day

November 16- No Place for Hate Meeting @ 3:45 p.m.

November 16-20 - College Week

November 17- GPISD Virtual College Fair

November 19 - Winter Showcase Performance Try Outs

November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break

November 30- Students return

November 30- Instructional Arrangement form opens for the 3rd nine weeks

Student Remote Learning Expectations and Guidelines

Click here to read about our student expectations during remote learning.

Student Daily Self Assessment

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2020-2021 Sam Houston El. Family Handbook

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Parent Compact

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GPISD Family Newsletter

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From our School Nurse, Mrs. Calles


It is so good to see the students following school guidelines. They are doing a wonderful job distancing in the hallways and wearing their face cover appropriately.

Please make sure they pack their face mask in their backpack the night before to assure they have it as they walk into the campus the next morning.

Our drinking areas (water fountains) remain closed as a precaution against COVID, therefore I ask you to please remember to send one or two bottles of water for your child every day. Staying hydrated is very important.

Message from Ms. McCabe, Counselor

The character trait for the month of November is Fairness. Students will learn about justice and freedom from prejudice. All students will sign the "No Place for Hate" pledge to show that Sam Houston stands together against bullying.

Message from Mrs. Tovar, Librarian

If you are a virtual student, Mrs. Tovar continues to do book curbside pickup on Thursdays from 3:45-4:30. You may come during this time to checkout library books and/or return them.

Let's continue to read every day!

Technology Corner

GPISD is now a 1-1 district! This means all students have or will have a Chromebook checked out to them. A loan agreement must be completed prior to checking one out. If your child has not received their Chromebook, please contact Mrs. Macias at our school at 832-386-4430.

Please check out our Technology page to find support for remote learning.


In order to protect the security of District students, staff, and the learning environment at schools, all visitors, including parents/guardians, shall conform to the GPISD Visitation Policy.

Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with the GPISD COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policy.

Curbside Meals

Sam Houston Elementary is a site for curbside meals. Meals are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Stop by and pick up your free meals.