Mustang Express

October 16, 2019

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

October:

16 - PTO Meeting - 7:00-8:00pm

16-17 Hearing & Vision Screenings

18 - PTO Color Run & Movie Night!

21-25 Red Ribbon Week

23 - FALL / YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY

24-25 Spirit Shop during Lunches

25 - Author Steve Swinburne Visits 4th Grade

25 - End of 1st Nine Weeks


November:

1 - Veterans' Day Program (By Invitation Only)

4 - Report Cards Go Home

5 - Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

12 - Mustang Express Newsletter

12 - Field Day for KG & 5th

13 - Field Day for 1st & 3rd

14 - Field Day for 2nd & 4th

14-15 Spirit Shop during Lunches

15 - Field Day for Pre-K

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Millsap Elementary Student Safety Patrol

PURPOSE

The purpose of our Student Safety Patrol is to give 5th grade students the opportunity to display leadership and responsibility by helping students and teachers. Safety Patrol members are committed to providing a safe school environment for all students at Millsap Elementary. A Safety Patrol member should be responsible, respectful, cooperative, and helpful. They should always model Millsap core values and expectations. Our Safety Patrol students dedicate their time by arriving early at school at each day. They hold fourteen different posts throughout the school year.


MEMBERSHIP

Safety patrol membership is open to fifth grade students who desire to be of service to their fellow students. All Safety Patrol students are recommended by his/her respective homeroom teacher and have demonstrated superior citizenship throughout their time at our school.


Safety Patrol students must possess the following qualities:

  • Be friendly and work well with others
  • Lead by example
  • Consider the feelings of others
  • Be respectful to teachers and students
  • Be responsible and safe.
  • Maintain a subject grade of B or above and an S or above in conduct
  • Have no office referrals
  • Have no excessive tardies or absences


PATROL DUTIES

Duties include:

  • Hallway monitoring
  • Assisting students as they exit cars during arrival time
  • Helping students get to class or designated areas
  • Assisting/working cooperatively with adults in assigned areas (gym, cafeteria)
  • Greeting families as they enter the building each morning
  • Assisting the front desk with deliveries
  • Displaying the Flags each morning
  • Assisting younger student in the cafeteria


MILLSAP SAFETY PATROL MEMBERS

Brooklyn Adams, Brannon Benard, Londyn Bettis, Daniella Donaciano, Sophia Gamboa, Alejandra Gracia, Naidelin Herrera, Camryn Hill, Grace Landry, Clara Lonaker, Ruby Mahon, Jewel Medrano, Courtney Quach, Nyla Shoaf, Maddie Steinhagen, Gabrielle Townsend, Devin Trevino, Olivia Wells, Alicia Westbay, Bailey Wilkinson

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Veterans Day Celebration

America—the home of the free because of the brave. We have these

privileges due to the bravery of our service men and women.


Millsap would like to honor our current and past service men and women by

celebrating them with a special patriotic program.


There are two ways to honor your veteran at Millsap.

You may send in a copy of a picture(s) of your veteran(s) for our Wall of Honor and/or send in your RSVP for our Veterans Breakfast and Program on Friday, November 1st, at 8 am.


If you would like to honor your veteran(s) at Millsap this year, please fill out and return the form below:

THANK YOU, CUMC!

Millsap would like to thank our partner, Cypress United Methodist Church, for their kindness and service to Millsap Staff and Students! Their Education Group is always willing to provide help to make Millsap a fantastic place to work and study. Besides homemade breakfast for our staff, they have blessed us with the following:


  • Volunteers!
  • School Supplies
  • Water for our Bus Drivers during the first week of School
  • Funds for our Angel Lunch Account
  • Copy Paper
  • Pumpkins :)
  • Snacks and Hand Sanitizer for our Clinic
  • Use of their Facility for Staff Development
  • And so much more!!


Their latest gift is TWO BICYCLES to give to a boy and girl in a drawing for PERFECT ATTENDANCE!

We are so excited!

Counselor's Corner

The beginning of the year has been going great. Each month we have a core value. Our value this month is courage. Courage means being brave enough to do what you should, even when you’re afraid. The cowardly lion character from The Wizard of Oz is a great representation of someone who initially is afraid but becomes very courageous. Even though the lion believes that he lacks courage, he consistently proves to himself and those around him that he is brave. He hunts for food even when he is afraid. He cuts down trees and he jumps the yellow brick road, all things that require an immense amount of courage and bravery. One thing to try is identifying things with your family that make you feel afraid. Write these things down. Next, seek opportunities this month to work on being brave. For example, if you are afraid of public speaking, volunteer in your class to present a project or give a speech. It takes courage to handle difficult or hard situations, and we all need practice to do the right thing even when we’re afraid.


Parents who wish to refer their child must follow the process described in the flyer entitled Horizons Identification Process. Please review website: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/gifted-talented/ . If testing is appropriate, request a HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form from your elementary counselor, Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036. Return the HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form no later than November 30th. Students will not be screened unless the parent permission form is turned in on time.

CHESS CLUB

Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm in the Library.


4th & 5th grade students may participate with a signed permission form.

Please come in through the front office to pick up your child.

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Congrats to...

Mrs. Trevino's Kindergarten and Mrs. Pelton's 3rd Grade class!


Their classes won the Bahama Bucks party for highest percentage of paid activity fees!

Field Day is in November!

Millsap PTO provides a field day shirt for every student! However, lots of parents like to order a field day shirt so they can match their child!


If you are interested in purchasing a Field Day shirt please visit this link: Millsap-pto.com.

They will be delivered to your child when they receive theirs.


The deadline to order Parent Field day shirts is Thursday, October 17. Thanks!

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Absence Notes

Please remember that whenever your child is absent, we must have a note from you explaining why the absence occurred.


All notes must include the child’s first and last name, the date of absence, the reason for the absence, and your signature. If you have a doctor’s excuse please attach it to your note.


Feel free to use the attached form and make copies for future use.

Thank you!

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BOX TOPS ARE CHANGING!!

You’ll now download the new user-friendly Box Tops App, register, add Millsap Elementary, and then scan eligible receipts containing Box Tops products!


Millsap will earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities. The app will automatically add Box Tops to Millsap's earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.


Keep clipping regular Box Tops and sending them to Millsap as long as you continue to find them on packages. We will still get credit for all Box Tops submitted!


More good news: you can ‘double dip’ during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning your receipt with those participating items.


They seem like little things that really won’t make a difference, but they DO!


Since 2010, Millsap has received over $10,300 – a dime at a time!!


Millsap appreciates the time and effort you put into collecting BoxTops!

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers / Father-Figures,

If you would like more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913.

Easy To Donate through OFFICE DEPOT!

http://www.officedepot.com/backtoschool/display.do

Enter Millsap school number: 70095800

Then enter your order number (numbers before the dash).

5% of $$ for eligible products is automatically donated!!

Lost & Found

Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.

We make every effort to return lost items.

However, we send hundreds of unlabeled coats, jackets, and personal items to charity each year.

Check the cabinet outside the Clinic!

All items will be donated to Angel's Attic in the spring.

Apply for Free or Reduced Meals Online using this link: