The Mane Tail

Friday, February 11th, 2022


Dear Parents,

Progress Reports will be available on Thursday, February 17th through Home Access Center. We strongly recommend that you view your child's current grades and teacher comments. To view your child's progress report follow these steps.

1. Go to

2. Click on Students/Parents.

3. Click on Home Access Center.

4. Find "Grades" on the top of the screen.

5. After you click "Grades," the progress report will load.

Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 14th-February 17th: Kindness Week

Monday, February 14th-February 25th: Plant Sales

Wednesday, February 16th: 4th Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Friday, February 18th: Teacher Work Day (no school)

Monday, February 21st: Professional Dev. Day for Staff (no school)

Monday, February 21st: Chick Fil A Spirit Night from 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Friday, March 4th: Drive In BINGO at 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 22nd & Wednesday, March 23rd: Plant Sales pick up at Coles Lap Pool.

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K and 1st: Review Body parts (Las partes del cuerpo)

la cabeza (head)

los ojos (eyes)

las orejas (ears)

la boca (mouth)

la nariz (nose)

los hombros (shoulders)

los brazos (arms)

el torso (torso)

la espalda (back)

las manos (hands)

las piernas (legs)

las rodillas (knees)

los pies (feet)

2nd-4th: Review Things from the classroom (Cosas del Salón)

el lápiz (pencil)

el libro (book)

el cuaderno (notebook)

la carpeta (folder)

las tijeras (scissors)

el pegamento (glue)

la silla (chair)

la mesa (table)

el escritorio (desk)

la pizarra (whiteboard)

los marcadores (markers)

el borrador (eraser)

la puerta (door)

la computadora (computer)

la mochila (backpack)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

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5th grade book club will meet on Thursday, February 17 to discuss Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. 5th graders should read the book and join Mrs. Maddan in the library for lunch to discuss!

Please help children look for any library books missing. Thanks for helping our library and students.

Counselors Corner

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Newsletter-Core Essentials

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PTO News

4th Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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Chick Fil A Spirit Night

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Please join us on Friday, March 4th for our annual BINGO Night. You can purchase your tickets here!

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Music News

We have multiple exciting Music programs coming up this Spring in several grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th. We could use help gathering materials to help our Stallions Shine! If you would like to donate, please check out our Amazon Wish List here.

All donations can be shipped or dropped off at:

13923 East Crest Park Drive

Cypress, TX 77429

Please send all donations by March 1st.

If you have any questions, reach out to Melissa Lubenau:

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News Flash!!! The Garden Committee will be having a plant sale again this Spring! Sales will open in the PTO store starting February 14th through 25th. Plants will be ready for pick up on March 22nd and 23rd at the Lap Pool. More details to come!

The garden needs your help! Please sign up here to help weed the garden beds.

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Junior Achievement

We need volunteers for Junior Achievement! Online training will be on Thursday, February 16th.

Click here for link to 9:30am training

Click here for link to 12:00pm training

Click here for link to 5:00pm training

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There are lots of opportunities to train coming up this month and next month!! If you have any interest in giving a presentation to your child's class, please see the list of trainings below. You must attend one of the training sessions to be able to present on that topic. Please contact the following grade level chair if you are interested in getting more information:

K - Laura King:

1st - Lauren Barber:

2nd - Shannon Kjol:

3rd - Andrea Nicholas:

4th - Ashley Yoakem:

5th - Emily Johnson:

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Sampson Clinic Needs Your Help!

We still have many volunteer slots open for February in the clinic! Your time and efforts are so appreciated. Please check the signup here and sign up if you can!

Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off

We are so excited to host our first ever Staff Appreciation Chili Cook-Off on February 17, 2022. In order for this to be a success we need your best and hottest chili recipe! If you would like to participate in the chili cook-off, please email Emily Roberts ( so she can give you the information you need in order to be eligible for the cook-off prize!

If you aren’t the chili-cooking type but you’d like to help make this day a success please see the sign-up and drop off your donations at Sampson the morning of our cook-off.

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Covid Dashboard

Click this to see a live representation of Covid in all of Cypress Fairbanks ISD.

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