Camp Sam Houston Elementary

Igniting Our Passion for Learning in 2016-17!

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Happy Friday!

Sam Houston Elementary Mission:

We are committed to providing our students opportunities for academic, social and emotional growth that lead them to reach their full potential so they become a lifelong learner and productive citizen.

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." Theordore Roosevelt

From the desk of Michelle M. Cavazos

I was so proud to see all the great student awards this morning! Lots of smiling faces from our students! Keep up the amazing work with our kids. Let's continue recognizing great things our students are doing!

Our last 5th grade Math and Science unit tests showed great results! Math was placed #4 among other schools in our district with 37% of the students reaching advance. Science was number #2 among other schools in our district! Keep up that awesome work! KUDOS once again to our 5th grade team for giving EXCELLENCE in all you do! We have lots of other unit tests and checkpoints taking place this next week. I am looking forward to seeing some great results from our kids!

This coming week is our scheduled "late night" with our Report Card conferences. Manny will register you in Eduphoria. On both days we will have someone in the front office to allow parents into the school. Please send your parent conference schedule to the front office. We will need you to sign out in the front office before you leave each day in order to get credit for each day.

Friday, the Safety and Security department will be serving us pancakes for breakfast since we received the Safety Spotlight of the Month Award for being the first school to have all of our safety drills and paperwork completed! Kudos to Mrs. Sanchez for leading us to excellence! Thanks to all of you for doing a great job with our safety drills!

Enjoy this wonderful week! Make it a fun and relaxing one! Is anyone waiting on this cool weather to get here like I am? ENJOY!

TEKS App available for your phone. Have the TEKS at your fingertips!

Monday, October 17-National School Bus Safety Week

  • Social Studies Unit Test 1 (5th) -->
  • Math Unit Test 1 (2nd-4th) -->
  • Science Unit Test 1 (4th) -->
  • ELA Reading Checkpoint 2 (3rd-5th) -->
  • ELA Writing Unit Test 2 (4th) -->
  • Grade Level Team meetings
  • CPAC Meeting

Free jeans pass this week for United Way donations!

Tuesday, October 18

  • District Honor Choir practice in MPR after school

Wednesday, October 19-Encounters Day & Unity Day (wear orange)

Principal Meeting- Cavazos off campus @ Dual Language Institute

  • Report Card Parent conferences late night (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Choir rehearsal

Thursday, October 20

Cavazos off campus- Harris County Leadership Series
  • Report Card Parent conferences late night (3:30-5:30)
  • District Math/Science training (3rd grade) Sam Library 3:45 p.m.

Friday, October 21- PINK Friday for Breast Cancer Awareness

  • Attendance Summaries due to Nydia (after 10 a.m.)
  • Lesson Plans due in Eduphoria
  • 2 grades per subject due in Skyward

  • Pancake Breakfast @ 7 a.m.
  • Aramco Field Trip 5th grade
  • Life Skills CBI trip

Saturday, October 22

  • GT Fall Institute

Upcoming Dates


25-3rd grade Late Night Report Card conference make up

28- Book Character Parade & Fall Festival (Exchange Day time)

24-28- Red Ribbon Week

29-Dual Language 1st & 2nd Words Their Way


7 - Faculty meeting after school: all staff except yellow and red groups

Online Courses/Acknowledgements

All of the courses/acknowledgements are found in Eduphoria under Workshop unless noted otherwise. Everyone needs to complete all unless noted otherwise.

Due November 18 (All new staff members)

  • Mental Health Intervention (GPISD website: Teachers-->Mental Health Intervention


October 21-Perla Acosta

October Fundamental 5 Focus: Frequent Small Group, Purposeful Talk

Our F5 focus this month is Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk. Are you providing opportunities for students to get a deeper understanding of what you are teaching? Check out this clip to review what FSGPT is...then watch the following video to see it in action.
Frequent, Small-Group, Purposeful Talk

An example of Frequent Small Group, Purposeful Talk in a class setting:

Purposeful Talk