Principal News

October 18, 2021

Message From Your Principal

Thank you Dalmatians for another great week in Dalmatian Nation. We have successfully completed our first nine weeks. Great job to our students and amazing teachers. Our teachers have been working hard to collect data on our Dalmatians to determine areas of need. Students will continue to show ownership of their learning and behavior through the use of checklists, rubrics, and the co-creation of success criteria. Thank you parents for taking an active role in your students' education and asking them about their learning each day. Please also encourage our Dalmatians to read for at least 20 minutes a day. Research shows that students who read 20 minutes a day will be more successful in their learning, as well as career and college readiness. We are proud of our Dalmatians for exhibiting such leadership traits!


Warm Regards,

Ms. Whisonant


Please read our SMORE in its entirety. Scroll down until you reach...ASE students will Learn… Inspire… and Lead…We are ASE!

Health and Safety Protocols

Parents have access to FBISD Health and Safety protocols on the District website. Access the link on the district home page titled Back to School Information and the Health and Safety Protocols are on pages 10 to 21 of the Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan. The plan is offered in English and Spanish.

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

Profile of a Graduate

Congratulations to our October Profile of a Graduate Leaders at ASE!

These students were nominated based on the following characteristics:

  • Consistently helping other classmates
  • Setting great examples to other students and peers.
  • Showing kindness and respect towards others
  • Being a great listener and always attentive to classroom dynamics
  • Always having a positive attitude in school
  • Starting each day off being prepared and ready to learn
  • Enjoys learning new things and participates in the activities



Kindergarten

Vivaan Ruparel

Avery Li

Ms. Wolfe


1st

Shlok Thakkar

Fiona Liu

Ms. Newton


2nd

Aren Panduga

Morgan Manuel

Ms. Hampton


3rd

Samiya Bansal

Ethan McBride

Ms. Samuel


4th

Ellison Holmes

Bryce Allen

Ms. Handwerk


5th

Liam Lyon

Rou-Yin Wang

Ms. Rios


Congratulations to our Staff members as well:

Ms. Goudy, Special Education paraprofessional

Ms. Toledo, Kindergarten teacher

Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The Fort Bend ISD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) is made up of parents of children with special needs representing all FBISD campuses. The purpose of the SEPAC is to facilitate understanding, respect, and appropriate education for all children while supporting families and educators who are also striving for this goal.


The 2021-2022 SEPAC representative for Anne Sullivan Elementary is Kathy Lee.

Ms. Lee has agreed to serve as the liaison between Sullivan parents/families of children with special needs and district special education representatives. She will provide input to and receive information directly from the Special Education Department.


Kathy, a former pediatrician for the Army, has 2 boys at Sullivan. Her younger 7yo warrior son is the reason for her desire to join SEPAC. Through his diagnosis of bone marrow failure, hearing loss, ASD and ADHD, Kathy had been exposed to many programs provided by FBISD. These include PPCD, RDSPD, Homebound, Resource and multiple therapy services. She is looking forward to helping ASE’s admin build a supportive community among its SPED parents and caregivers.


To contact Ms. Lee directly, please use the following email contact: klee3587@gmail.com.


FBISD protects the confidentiality of all personally identifiable information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable federal and state laws, and regulations. Please note that your SEPAC Campus Representative does not have your name or contact information. If you would like to receive information from Ms. Lee regarding information shared at SEPAC meetings and upcoming events, please contact her directly.

The SEPAC encourages open communication, understanding, and mutual respect among all students, parents, and district educators. We appreciate your support as we work to fulfill the district’s mission of inspiring and equipping all students to pursue a future beyond what they can imagine.

International Travel and Covid expectations

If you are traveling with your ASE child out of the country, the following guidelines must be followed upon your child's return.

* If they get a negative Covid test on Day #3 AFTER returning to the US, then they can return to school after 7 days.


If you have any questions about your child returning to school after a trip outside the USA, please see Nurse Thomey.

Save the Date

Saturday, October 30th will be a fun day on campus. Our PTA will organize a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our Dalmatians! Activities will include inflatables, pumpkin decorating, games, food trucks, and a child train. See the attached flyer!

Candy this Month

Due to COVID, the distribution of candy is not permitted in school for safety reasons. We appreciate your cooperation with this matter.

Donate Candy

Christ Church Sugar Land is collecting Halloween candy again this year for the children in Reynosa, Mexico.

See the attached flyer with all the usual informationF. Uneaten candy will be collected starting Friday October 29th and emptied daily until Wednesday November 10th. We thank you for your generosity for those in need.

Bus Driver Appreciation

We recognize the selfless work of our bus drivers during the week of October 18th-22nd. We are grateful for the work they do each day to deliver our students to and from school safely.

Book Fair is Coming

We’re excited to invite your child to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our Library Department, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school. Our ASE Book Fair is November 1st-5th. Please see the attached information.

Cybersecurity Awareness

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Please see the attached resources to help you support a Cyber Smart child at home! For more information on Cybersecurity Awareness please follow the ASE School Counseling Twitter page @ase_counseling

Student Pictures-Please Use Link to Order

Please read all information below so that your child is prepared for Picture Day on October 26th.

PTA Dalmatian Nation Drive Kick-off: New video every week!

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2401030614

Support ASE by donating to our annual PTA DND Fall Fundraiser. See the video above and access the documents below. Your generous contributions to our school are very much appreciated!

Unity among Us

Unity Day is October 20th. Help us acknowledge it by wearing orange and promoting kindness all around.

Counselor Corner

Red Ribbon Week

We will celebrate RRW, October 25th-29th. Please see the dress for each day as we say NO to drugs and alcohol!


In addition, attached are the Core Essentials for the month of October for your reference.

Writing Challenge-October

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 reference the October topic below.


October submissions:

5th grade: Samhita Suresh

5th grade: Kento Hotta

4th grade: Maya Reddy

3rd grade: Nishtha Shah

3rd grade: Kartik Rajaya

3rd grade: Mina Liu

3rd grade: Ryuki Hotta

2nd grade: Nikhil Ganesh

2nd grade: Anushka Kakkar

2nd grade: Saikrishna Gadiyaram

2nd grasde: Edison McNeely

1st grade: Mathieu Duhon

1st grade: Mason Duhon

1st grade: Naoki Hotta

Kindergarten: Natasha Laiduc

Yearbook

Order your 2021-2022 yearbook now! See the flyer below.

PTA

ASE PTA is looking for volunteers ready to serve our community! We have few positions available for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. It’s rewarding and fulfilling to work behind the scenes with amazing parent volunteers. If you have any questions please reach out to Nehal Dave, PTA President 2021-2022 - aseptapresident02@gmail.com.

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: Teresa Kiser

Teresa.Kiser@fortbendisd.com


Registrar: Leila Haas

Leila.Haas@fortbendisd.com


Front Office receptionist: Donna Allotta

Donna.AltamuraAllott@fortbendisd.com


Counselors: Kimberly Omanukwue (K, 1st, 5th) and Jessica Trahan(2nd, 3rd, 4th)

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 18th-22nd: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 20th: Unity Day, wear orange

October 25th-29th: Red Ribbon Week, see above for student dress each day

October 26th: Student Pictures retake

October 30th: Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

November 1st-5th: Book Fair