The Mane Tail

Friday, August 26th, 2022


Dear Parents,

We would like to thank you for partnering with us on our very successful 1st week of school. We are continually amazed by our Sampson Stallions every day. This is going to be a fabulous school year!

We have had several questions about when we will be welcoming lunch visitors. K lunch visitors are invited to come beginning Tuesday, September 6th. Each student is allowed to have lunch visitors 2 times each month. 1st-5th lunch visitors are welcome to join us on Monday, August 29th. **If you choose to come to lunch in August, that visit will count as one of your two September visits.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 7th: VIPS Breakfast @ 9:30a.m.

Tuesday, September 13th: Curriculum Night (Grades 2nd & 3rd @ 5:30p.m./Grades 4th & 5th @ 7:00p.m.)

Wednesday, September 14th: Curriculum Night (Grades Kinder & 1st @ 5:30p.m.

Dress Code Reminders

Tops, Shirts and Blouses: Must not reveal underclothing, midsection, torso, back, or chest

Dresses: Must not reveal underclothing, midsection, torso, back or chest; and must be mid-thigh in length or longer

Shorts and Skirts: Must be mid-thigh in length or longer

From the library

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We worked hard this week changing our passwords and getting new devices for our new students. Please read the yellow handout about Chromebooks. Students are borrowing these devices and should treat it with care. I know a few students do not have devices and the district is working out a few kinks on others. Trying to get everyone settled!

Students will start checking out books over the next two weeks. We can't wait to have so much fun in the library and grow as learners, readers, and people.

Please pay attention for book fair information coming soon!

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

Next week in Spanish class we will review classroom procedures and expectations.

Hola (hello)

Hola, soy_______. (Hello, I am _______.)

Camina (walk)

Linea o fila (line)

Siéntate (sit down)

Levántate (stand up)

Adiós (Goodbye)


  1. Mira al que habla (L​ook at the speaker)
  2. Pon una burbuja en la boca (Put a bubble in your mouth)
  3. Escucha atentamente (listen carefully)
  4. Piernas cruzadas (cross your legs)
  5. Manos en las rodillas (hands on your knees) ​
  1. Levántate:
  1. Mira al que habla
  2. Pon una burbuja en la boca
  3. Escucha atentamente
  4. Pon las manos a los lados (hands to your sides)
  5. Junta los pies (feet together) ​


Sra. Betancourt

Counselors Corner

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PTO News

Thank you to all our PTO Members!

Our Membership Drive was a success! Thank you to all who joined. If you have not joined the PTO, visit to confirm your membership, update directory preferences and select volunteer opportunities.

We have 3 Spirit Wear shirt options this year. Visit the Spirit Store at to purchase.

1st Day of School Pictures

Sampson Yearbook Committee is collecting First Day of School pictures to be considered for the yearbook! Please email YOUR FAVORITE First Day picture to by 8/28/22.

Please note that we hope to include as many students as possible, but we cannot guarantee that every photo sent in will be included. Thank you!

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Sampson Garden

The Sampson garden is ready for planting! The garden committee and our partner Ready to Grow Gardens have been preparing for the new season. Special thanks to Silversand Services for cleaning up the garden this summer.

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Back to School PTO Breakfast

Everyone is invited to an informational PTO breakfast graciously provided by Hanan’s Café on Wednesday September 7th at 9:30am! Please mark your calendars and look for an email with additional information including a link to RSVP.

Popsicle Party

Even though the rain washed away the party, we still want to thank Whitney Rowell for serving as Committee Chair for the back-to-school Popsicle

Party. We appreciate our community sponsors HEB and Fast Signs. Popsicles donated will be regifted and used for Field Day.

Sampson Back to School Breakfast

Thank you Emily Roberts and Nicole Countryman for organizing the Staff back to school breakfast. We appreciate all the parents (families) who donated and our community sponsor, PJ’s Coffee.

Next Meeting

The next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at 9:30 AM. An agenda will be posted prior to the meeting and the 2022-23 proposed budget will be presented for a vote. We hope to see you all there.

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