Labrador Letter

Express Yourself through Learning

12900 W. Little York Rd. Houston TX 77041

Volume 13 Issue 12

March 30, 2018

Lee Elementary Calendar

Lee Elementary School Calendar - Important Events and Testing Dates

Electronic Device Policy

Dear Parents or Guardians,

In order to maintain an optimum testing environment for students, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has determined that students are not permitted to have cell phones or personal electronic devices that allow internet access or have photographic capabilities during testing as the devices can disrupt the testing environment and be used to compromise the security and confidentiality of the test.


Electronic devices must be turned off and not be visible; therefore, students are not allowed to place or receive a cell phone call or text message during a test administration.


The district policy regarding cell phone use during the school day can be found on pages CC ‐ 46 & 47 of the Cypress‐Fairbanks ISD Student Code of Conduct handbook.


During the instructional school day, students are prohibited from using all telecommunication devices…. Such devices must not be visible and must remain turned off… Placing the cell phone into silent/vibrate mode and text messaging is not considered “turned off” and is prohibited.


If a student violates this CFISD policy, then his/her device will be confiscated and will be returned after an administrative fee is collected. District personnel will not assume responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen items.


Violation of this policy during any state assessment is considered cheating and will require the appropriate disciplinary action as described in the CFISD Student Code of Conduct handbook.


Violation of this policy during any state assessment such as, but not limited to, EOC, STAAR, TAKS, locally designed assessment, etc. prohibits an optimum testing environment and, therefore, may result in an invalid assessment.


Use of a cell phone or any other unapproved electronic device during the administration of these tests will be regarded as cheating, and the student’s test will be invalidated (test will not be scored) with appropriate disciplinary action to follow.


Additionally, secondary students will be asked to sign an honor statement before taking any version of the EOC, TAKS or TELPAS tests. The statement, shown below, will be printed on each student’s answer sheet, and students will be asked to sign it before testing begins.


Please discuss the importance of adhering to this policy with your child. If you have any questions or concerns, your campus counselor is available to assist you.

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STAAR Testing

Dear Parents,

During the week of April 9th – 13th, 4th and 5th grade students will be testing in writing, math and reading. These tests assess students’ grade level progress. To ensure a successful testing day, please remember the following:


  • It is important that your child be present on testing day. Please refrain from scheduling doctor or dentist appointments on this day.
  • Students need to be in the building by 8:05 a.m.
  • Please send your child to school with a jacket or sweater.
  • There will be no morning tutorials for any grade level during the week.
  • There will be no afternoon tutorials for any grade level during the week.
  • There will be no art club, volleyball, basketball, choir or orchestra during the week.
  • There will be no visitor lunch for any grade levels all week.
  • There will be no lunch drop offs for any grade levels all week. Please send lunch with your child or allow them to purchase lunch in the cafeteria.
  • All cell phones need to be turned off and left inside the student’s backpack per district policy.


There will be an altered lunch schedule on

Tuesday, April 10th

4th Grade 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

5th Grade 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11th

4th Grade 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

5th Grade 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.


You can prepare your child for testing by helping them get a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and sending them to school with encouragement and a positive attitude!

Mother/Son Game Night

Friday, April 20th, 6-7:30pm

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

Lee Elementary will host our annual Mother or Mother Figure/Son Game Night Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for sons ages PK-5 to be treated to a special night out with their mothers or mother figures. Please bring dinner, your favorite board game and enjoy a night of games and fun. To capture this special event, mothers will be able to take one photo with their sons(s). Photos can be purchased for $3.00 (cash only) at the event. Participants will also receive a special frame for their photo as a keepsake.

So that we can plan accordingly, please RSVP by Monday, April 16, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the school at (713)849-8281.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Character Rocks!

April’s Core Value: Peace: Peace is proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. One way to feel at peace is to let things go. Next time you find yourself in an argument, remember that you care about the other person. Fighting just makes things worse, so choose to be peaceful.

Kindergarten and PreKindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

Preregistration for 2018-2019 kindergarten classes will be held in all elementary schools on April 18, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit your campus website or contact your school for further information and specific times. If you plan to register your child after April 18th, please make an appointment with the campus registrar. For the 2018 - 2019 school year, children entering kindergarten for the first time must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018. Due to Texas state law on age requirements, no exceptions will be made.


Students currently enrolled in the district’s prekindergarten program are automatically registered for kindergarten. The student’s permanent folder, which contains the student’s birth certificate and immunization records, will be sent to the student’s home school for the kindergarten year. Therefore, there is no need for parents of current prekindergartners to attend the kindergarten preregistration.


Registration Requirements

The following documents are required when registering students for school in CFISD:

  • a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics1 (see details below).
  • a current immunization record
  • a government-issued, photo ID for the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  • proof of residency (see details below).
  • a social security card for each child, if available.


Proof of Residency: At the time of registration, parents will be asked to provide proof of residence dated within the last 30 days. Documents that are provided should reflect the parent/guardian's name and street address. If you are a homeowner, please be prepared to submit a current electric, gas, or water bill for proof of residency. If you are a lessee, please be prepared to submit your current lease agreement, along with a current light, gas, or water bill as proof of residency.


For additional information, please contact your child’s campus or check the district website https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/registration/admissions-attendance-and-transfers/kindergar/

Student Transfer 2018-2019

Student transfer request forms for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on April 2, 2018. The forms will be available online and can be submitted to StudentTransfers@cfisd.net or delivered to Student Services at 10494 Jones Road, Houston, Texas 77065.


A student who is currently enrolled and attending the District may apply for an Open Transfer Request for the 2018-2019 school year.


Documentation of current residence is required in order to process this transfer request. Please attach verification in the form of a current utility bill (gas, water, or light) or a lease agreement. Transfer requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Should you have any questions regarding student transfers, please contact the Office of Student Services/Admissions at (281) 517-6342.


For for information, https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/registration/transfer-schools/.

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful Lee students and parents who participated in Jump For Heart. We raised $10434.07 for the American Heart Association!!!! WOW! I truly appreciate everyone’s giving hearts! - Coach Bain

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Lee Labrador Yearbook - Express Yourself Through Learning

You may purchase your 2017-2018 Lee Labrador Yearbook for


Hard Cover $25


Checks should be made payable to Lee Elementary

WatchD.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers/father figures

If you were not able to make it to our WatchD.O.G.S. Kick Off Event and would still like to volunteer to be a WatchD.O.G.S., please fill out the Google Form


* Please be aware of unavailable dates for each grade level.

* You must give at least one week's notice to volunteer.


Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/h2ly2s4

or email/call

Dawn Wagner

dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

713.849.8294

WatchD.O.G.S. Blackout Dates Calendar

https://tinyurl.com/ydduloax

Lee Elementary Social Media Feeds

Facebook:

Lee Elementary School

https://www.facebook.com/LeeCFISD/

Lee Elementary VIPS group

http://tinyurl.com/leeelemvips

Lee Elementary Library

http://tinyurl.com/leeelemlib



Twitter:

@LeeCFISD

@leelabsread

@LeeScienceLabs


@PrimaryLeeLabs

@leelabyearbook

Lee Elementary Website

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Spirit Wear

Show your Labrador spirit every Friday by wearing a Labrador T-Shirt. New "Express Yourself Through Learning" themed shirts may be purchased for $5 on sale while supplies last.


The order form can be printed and sent to school with payment with your child.

http://lee.cfisd.net/download_file/176/4801/