Principal News

October 3, 2022

Message From Your Principal

On Wednesday, we honor teachers for the amazing work they do each day with students with World Teacher's Day. I ask that you help me acknowledge your child's teacher(s) by expressing gratitude in some small way. My sincerest appreciation is extended to the ASE staff. They are truly the best that FBISD has in place educating our kids.






ASE students will Learn… Inspire… and Lead…We are ASE!

Reporting Child Illness

Parents/Guardians can now use their FBISD Skyward Family Access login credentials to login and complete the FBISD Wellness Screener to report their child(ren) testing positive for COVID-19.

FBISD Wellness Screener Link

Dalmatian Store

Attached is our opening plan of the ASE Dalmatian Store for the year. Students are able to visit the store from 7:30-7:55 a.m.on their designated day to redeem Dalmatian Dollars for tangible items.


Note: THIS MONDAY THE STORE IS OPEN.

Marquee

Our school marquee is back up and running!! Send a birthday or graduation shoutotut to your child by following the link below:

https://asepta.org/birthday-marquee-form/

Please send in your requests 2 weeks prior to the date you want the message to run.

UIL Tryouts-October 5th

UIL Try-outs are this week on Wednesday. If you have signed up for this event, your child will stay after school on Wednesday and be released to the front of the school upon completion of his/her event.

Standards Based Grading for K-1

Here is some information for our K-1 parents to reference to best understand the system used in FBISD for grading of our youngest learners.


https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/116873

Fit Club: 3rd-5th graders

This club will be for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys and girls who love sports and being active. The goal of the Fit Club is to provide a fun and supportive opportunity for you to be active and develop lifelong healthy habits. We will meet every Tuesday morning from 7:30 - 7:55 AM. The first 50 students to fill out and submit the application to Coach Zarella in person will be accepted into the Fit Club.

Anne Sullivan Fundraising Event

Please see the attached photo if interested in participating in this fundraiser held in Anne's honor.

Counselor Corner

Here are the Core Essentials for the month of October.

Spelling Bee: 2nd-5th grade

If interested in your child participating in our Spelling Bee, please see the attached information.

Science Fair

Our Science Fair is open to 1st-5th grade interested students. Please see the attached informaiton to learn more about this opportunity for your child.

Fall Pictures

Please see the attached information about student Fall Pictures which will occur at the end of the month.

Food Fundraiser

NEHS is hosting a MOD Pizza Spirit Night to raise money to purchase items for the ASE Dalmatian Dollar Store on Thursday, October 13. Please print and bring the flyer or use the code MODF11302 to allow 20% to be donated to our cause.

Math League

On October 8, 2022 the Math League will be holding an elementary school contest at Fort
Settlement Middle School in Sugar Land, TX.

Top-scoring students in each grade level will receive prizes and will earn the privilege of competing in a follow-up Championship round later in the school year.

All interested ASE students are invited to this contest.

The contest starts at 8:30 a.m. and you can find more information and a registration link
at Click here for more information or to register!

Mark Your Calendars

We hope to see all of our Dalmatian families at the PTA sponsored Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00-12:00 p.m. on campus. This event is always well-attended and fun for all! In addition, it is a great way for the community to come together to support our PTA.

Book Fair

The ASE Book Fair is coming soon. Please reference the following attachment. Information about our book fair can be accessed via our ASE Library webpage. The link to our Scholastic Book Fair homepage is included on our site as well.


Updated shopping dates include:


October 28 – November 4 (on-campus dates)

October 26 – November 7 (online shopping dates)

WATCH DOGS at ASE

Calling all ASE dads! Please consider spending time on campus as a Watch Dog Dad. The attached flyer shares more information about this great opportunity. Hoping to see as many dads as possible on campus this year.

If interested, please reach out to Jessica Trahan, one of our counselors. She can be reached at Jessica.Trahan@fortbendisd.com

Food Drive

From Monday September 26th to Friday October 7th, we will be hosting a food drive here at the school for the East Fort Bend Food ministry, located in Stafford. This is an important cause as all of our donations go to feed our hungry friends here in Fort Bend County. Last year our school participated in the event and we raised over 1,200+ canned food items. Our goal this year is to raise over 3,000 non-perishable food items.

Food Event

The 28th Annual Child Nutrition's Food Tasting and Fair will be held at Clements High School, on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. With dozens of vendors and hundreds of food items to choose from, we encourage you to join us for a Foodie Mystery Food Fair! Please visit the provided link for more information.

Links: Food Tasting and Fair Website

Art Reflections

This is a reminder that the Art Reflections Program submission deadline is Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

PTA will be collecting all submissions at the front entrance of ASE on 10/12 between 6-7pm. Please click on the website below for further details.

Please Note the Following:

· One immediate family member must be a current member of the ASE PTA in order for your child to participate. If you are not a member, you can sign up that evening

· Visit the ASE Art Reflections Web Page for Rules and the Entry Form (see links below). Specific rules pertaining to each category can also be found on the site.

· DO NOT sign your work on the front! Clearly label your work on the back in normal font with STUDENT NAME, GRADE, and TITLE of your submission.

· Include 2 paper copies of the completed entry form. STUDENT NAME and ENTRY TITLE must match each submission on all forms, in all file names and on all labels.

Links:

ASE Art Reflections Main Web Page

https://asepta.org/art-reflections/

General Participation Rules

https://asepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/22-23-General-Official-Rules_TXPTA.pdf

Entry Form

https://asepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/22-23-Student-Entry-Form_TXPTA.pdf

For any questions, please contact aseptareflections@gmail.com.

October Writing Challenge

In an effort to grow future authors and develop the love of writing in our students, each month we will pose a writing topic for our K-5 Dalmatians to respond to as an optional activity. A child who completes the Challenge can submit his/her work to Ms. Roach electronically (stefanie.roach@fortbendisd.com) or in the yellow Bus located near the front office. Pieces submitted will be displayed on our Writing Challenge hallway bulletin board, along with recognition in this Smore. Creativity is encouraged and grammatical errors are forgiven! Please see the attached October topic.


FINAL September pieces submitted:

5th grade: Avril Li

4th grade: Aditi Thomas

4th grade: Anaya Tiwari

4th grade: Ryuki Hotta

4th grade: Zoya Hussain

4th grade: Mina Liu

3rd grade: Nikhil Ganesh

3rd grade: Saikrishna Gadiyaram

3rd grade: Prapti Patel

3rd grade: Nikhil Ganesh

2nd grade: Nikhil Sehgal

2nd grade: Fiona Liu

2nd grade: Edison Song

2nd grade: Nikhil Talwar

2nd grade: Niharika Nithin

2nd grade: Alexander Tiwari

2nd grade: Haniyah Jaliawala

2nd grade: Naoki Hotta

2nd grade: Mina Liu

2nd grade: Reyansh Sankarrajan

2nd grade: Zoha Khaki

2nd grade: Aarish Khaki

2nd grade: Olivia Han

2nd grade: Nikhil Talwar

2nd grade: Vignan Chandrasekaran

1st grade: Mukt Patel

1st grade: Maya Esmail

1st grade: Avery Li

1st grade: Sahaj Patel

1st grade: Natasha Laiduc

1st grade: Ditya Patel

1st grade: Mrithikaa Yuvaraj

Kindergarten: Aisha Jaliawala

Education Foundation October News

Please see the October newsletter and help support our FBISD Education Foundation.

GT Parent October Newsletter

The GT October Newsletter from FBISD is now available.

https://www.smore.com/wauf9

Whole Child Initiative

As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD is excited to present the webinar, “Behavior Bootcamp”. This parent webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 6 p.m. During this session, parents, and caregivers will learn ways to strengthen their understanding of the power of consistency when implementing behavioral interventions and strategies in the home. Whole Child Health is aligned with FBISD’s Profile of a Graduate and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students.

Links: Behavior Bootcamp Parent Webinar Link; Whole Child Health Webpage

DEA event

Fort Bend ISD will host a collection site for the DEA Drug Takeback on October 29, 2022, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the administration building parking lot. This event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible opportunity to drop off unused or outdated prescription medications.

Art Contest

The CCP 2023 Children’s Artwork Contest opens today! Back by popular demand is the calendar contest. Winning submissions will be featured in a 2023 artwork calendar for distribution after the holidays!

Now through Oct. 27, 2022, children ages 4 to 12 from around the world can submit artwork in space-related themes such as Astronauts, Rockets and Spacecraft, Exploring the Solar System, and Living and Working in Space. Unique and original first-, second-, and third-place artwork will be selected in three separate age groups and used to create our out-of-this-world calendar!

Spread the word! Visit our contest website. Share with your family, friends, schools, and community organizations to get talented young artists in your life excited to participate and learning more about space!

Share on Facebook!

Share on Twitter!

Use the hashtags #NASA & #CCPArtContest

Dance Step Event

Please see the attached information if interested.

Rainy Day Dismissal-Walkers Take Note

If your child is a Red or Silver walker, he/she will either become a car rider and wait for you in our Parent Drive line OR walk home in the rain and meet you in the regular pick-up locations. You should have previously communicated with your child’s teacher about whether your child will either become a car rider or continue to walk home. We ask that all Red and Silver walker parents meet their child in the regular pick-up locations for a less chaotic pick-up. When parents converged onto campus, it is very difficult for our staff to see student movement. Your child's safety is our priority.

Staff

Principal: Donna Whisonant

Donna.Whisonant@fortbendisd.com


Assistant Principal: Stefanie Roach

Stefanie.Roach@fortbendisd.com


Assistant Principal: Anagha Machado

Anagha.Machado@fortbendisd.com


Executive Assistant: Michelle Mitchell

Michelle.Mitchell@fortbendisd.com


Registrar: Gail. Littlehales

Gail.Littlehales@fortbendisd.com


Front Office receptionist: Donna Allotta

Donna.AltamuraAllott@fortbendisd.com


Counselors: Kimberly Omanukwue (K-2nd) and Jessica Trahan(3rd-5th)

Kimberly.Omanukwue@fortbendisd.com

Jessica.Trahan@fortbendisd.com


Campus Compliance Coordinator (Special Education, 504, STAAR): Vanessa Browning

Vanessa.Browning@fortbendisd.com

SAVE the DATES

October 7th: Early Release for students,12:10 p.m.

October 10th: No School for all

October 13th: Pizza Night to help fund ASE Dalmatian Store

October 28th: Fall Pictures for students

October 28th-November 4th: ASE Book Fair

October 28th: Book Fair Family Night, Library, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

October 29th: Fall Festival, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.