The Mane Tail

Friday, December 9th, 2022


Dear Parents,

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, our district Superintendent has asked all students and staff to participate in emergency preparedness drills on a continuous basis. The goals of the training drills are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. They allow us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills. As part of the drill, the students and staff participate in the activation of our Campus Emergency Operations Plan. Your child will be participating in a practice drill on Friday, January 6th at Sampson. The drill practice will begin at approximately 1:40 p.m. and conclude around 1:50 p.m. This might be a good time to discuss your family’s home preparedness plan with your student(s). If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at 281- 213-1600.


Heather Motzny

Staff Holiday Donations

This year, Room Parents will be collecting donations for all Home Room Teachers (including switch teachers). Please be on the lookout for an email from Room Parents about this.

ALL other teachers and staff donations are being made on This includes- admin, PEAM, Paras, support staff, etc.

Go to the STAFF DONATIONS button on the left hand side, under Quick Links.

The deadline is Monday, December 12th. No donations will be accepted after this date. 100% of donated money will go straight to the person! This is 100% optional.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 10th: Annual Jingle Bell Jog

Friday, December 16th: Holiday Parties during large group times

December 19th- January 2nd Winter Break (No School)

Friday, January 13th- Teacher Work Day (No School)

Monday, January 16th- Teacher/Student Holiday (No School)

Wednesday, January 18th: Class Picture Day

From the library

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4th and 5th grade had a wonderful time with one of our favorite authors Barbara O'Connor! She talked a lot about "show, don't tell" in her writing and how important reading is! All students who purchased books went home with their books yesterday.

The Jingle Bell Jog is here! We've been planning for months at Sampson, and it's finally time! We have worked hard to get special things for many participants. If you did not register, please be respectful of people who did register at this event. We look forward to so much fun.

All on-time registrants received their race bags on Wednesdays. Please check with your students first! Late registrants received their bags Thursday and Friday. Please let us know if you have any questions. A green paper with the below information was included. Thanks!

Sampson’s Jingle Bell Jog Reminders

December 10, 2022 * 8:00 a.m.

  • All participants have a race bib and bells. Safety pins are provided to pin the bibs on your shirts. Twistie ties are provided to tie bells to your shoes.
  • Decorate your race bibs! Use whatever you want to jazz up your bib - bedazzle, color, add your name, spruce it up with holiday fun. Make the bib your own!
  • Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Coles Crossing Lap Pool. We suggest walking or biking. You cannot park in the lap pool. Park at Sampson, if needed.
  • Holiday costume contest! All participants should gather by 7:50 a.m. at the lap pool and awards will be announced before the 5K begins.
  • The race will be on the paths - begin and finish at the lap pool.
  • Spread some holiday cheer! If you’d like to donate to Cy Hope, we’d love to encourage you! Visit the website to help:
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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

Repaso palabras relacionadas a las fiestas (Review words related to the holidays)

El invierno (Winter)

La familia (familia)

Los regalos (gifts)

Las luces (lights)

Las galletas (cookies)

Los adornos (decorations)

Las tarjetas (cards)

Las velas (candles)

Felices fiestas (Happy Holidays)

Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)


Sra. Betancourt

Counselors Corner

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Bring Out the Best in CFISD

For the months of November and December, we will be focusing on the character trait Gratitude as we Bring Out the Best in CFISD. Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thanks. You can access any of our lessons and activities through the district website here:

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PTO News

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2nd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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Minted Fundraiser

It's Holiday Card season! If you order

your Holiday Cards through Minted, you get a discount and Sampson gets money back!

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Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Our deadline for Charleston Wrap has been extended until December 31st. Please continue to support Sampson during your holiday shopping. Thank you again for all your support.

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Please Save the Date for our upcoming Bingo event. We have a new date and time and can’t wait to see everyone at BINGO in March 2023. If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer, please sign up at here.

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