October 2, 2023
Message From Your Principal
We hope this message finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. As we strive to provide a safe and hygienic environment for your children at Sullivan we would like to express our gratitude for your continued support. This week, I would like to emphasize the vital role that you, as parents, can play in helping us maintain clean and tidy student restrooms. Our dedicated custodial staff works tirelessly to ensure that the student restrooms are cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis. They are committed to providing your children with a clean and safe space while they are at school. However, maintaining cleanliness in shared spaces is a collective effort that involves not only our custodial team, but also our students and their families.
Please take a moment to talk to your children about the importance of cleanliness in shared spaces like restrooms. Help them understand that their actions impact the cleanliness and hygiene of these facilities. Encourage your children to practice good hygiene, including proper handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the restroom. Remind them that this helps prevent the spread of germs. Teach your children to use the provided trash bins for disposing of paper towels, tissue, and waste materials. Littering can quickly lead to a messy environment. Emphasize the importance of treating restroom facilities with respect. Encourage your children not to vandalize or damage any property within the restrooms and finally encourage your children to report any plumbing issues, broken fixtures, or cleanliness problems they encounter in the student restrooms to school staff.
We appreciate your commitment to your child's education and safety, and we thank you for your ongoing support. Together, we can ensure that our student restrooms remain clean and inviting spaces for all.
As always, we appreciate your partnership and continue to reach out to me with any questions!
ASE students will Learn...Inspire...and Lead...We are ASE!
Reminders this week include:
* Be sure to check-out at the front office when leaving campus. For the safety of all, we ask that you do not exit through any other doors, other than those located in the front lobby.
* Parents waiting to eat lunch with their child, we ask that you wait on the stage each day. Please remember that you are only to eat with your child and you cannot bring lunch for other students.
Topics of discussion included our Campus Improvement Plan, which details the goals, objectives and checkpoints established this year as a school, along with staffing issues. In 2nd-5th grades were are in the process of hiring instructional aids to assist the teachers with everyday teaching and learning aspects. In addition, the committee talked about building community among all students. This year we have many new Dalmatians joining us from a variety of campuses. Teachers are finding creative ways to engage students in peer activities. We also discussed safety at school and the measures we take to keep all safe. These actions include practicing drills, securing doors, making sure all persons on campus have come through the front lobby, and not permitting adults into classrooms without proper identification.
We will also ask students what events and activities they did at previous schools that we can consider at ASE for implementation. We will try to grow team spirit as well with grade level exercises and team building opportunities.
Our next meeting is November 29th.
Profile of a Graduate
Congratulations to our September Profile of a Graduate Leaders at ASE!
Students are nominated based on the Fort Bend ISD Profile of a Graduate strategic plan:
Equipped with skills for life
A servant leader
An effective communicator
A critical thinker
A compassionate citizen
A collaborative team member
A life-long learner
Mrs. Moosa, Special Education
Mrs. Warner, 5th grade
Book Character Parade
* After an indoor procession, students will come outside to tour the building. Parents are permitted to watch the outdoor parade, standing in the blue space noted below. Parents are invited for the outdoor parade from 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Dalmatian Nation Drive
Dalmatian Nation Drive kicked off Friday, September 1st, with forms going home in Friday folders.
DND is our direct donation fundraiser which will be running through October 31st.
Your donations go directly toward student enrichment programs, classrooms, technology, all grade level field trips & transportation, field day, playground equipment, family events, class parties and more!
Let’s reach our goal of raising $40,000 and help bridge the gap between district funding and what is needed to make our students’ experience spectacular!
You can find more information and donate at-
For forms please make checks payable to ‘ASE PTA’.
This year grades 3-5 are invited to participate in ASE’s spelling bee. A qualifying round will take place in November and the top spellers will be asked to participate in the all school spelling bee. Please see the attached flyer and check out your child’s library schoology course for more information such as study guide, parent letter, rules, etc.
From Ms. Omanukwue and Ms. Davis
Our big idea this month is integrity.
Nelson Mandela once said, “The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, honesty, and humility.” Integrity is choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do. A person with integrity does the right thing even behind closed doors.
Tips for home:
1. Lead by example by acting with integrity. Our kids understand right from wrong and our always watching us.
2. Be specific with your reasoning. Remember, children are concrete thinkers and abstract words describing character traits such as kind, polite or be patient can be confusing. Model what it looks like and explain your expectations.
3. Offer examples of positive moral behaviors. Use real-life examples, books and movies to help children develop character. Point out positive behaviors and give an explanation to your child.
However, all students K-5 may create a project in the spring and bring to class. Be on the lookout for more information from your child's teacher in January.
Watch Dog Dads
Calling all ASE Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and other family male role models!
Please consider spending time on campus as a Watch Dog Volunteer.
The attached flyer shares more information about this great opportunity.
Please reach out to Ms. Davis, our counselor, with any questions.
Pieces submitted will be displayed on our Writing Challenge hallway bulletin board, along with recognition in this Smore. Creativity is encouraged and grammatical errors are forgiven!
October Writing Challenge is included below and the deadline to submit an October piece is the 27th.
FINAL Written September Submissions:
4th- Devan Raizada
2nd- Naima Mallya
Gifted and Talented
Update: 2nd graders, who are not already part of the GT program, will take their GT screener test the week of October 24-28th. An exact day is unable to be shared due to activities happening on campus and scheduling. However, in the spirit of communication, we did want to make all 2nd grade families aware of the window to test.
All other Referrals for fall testing will occur the weeks of October 30-November 14.
Dyslexia Parent Night will be hosted at the Reece Center on October 19th from 5:30-7:00. This informative and supportive event provides parents with valuable insights, resources, and strategies to better understand and support their students with dyslexia and literacy needs. The evening will include presentations from dyslexia teachers, interactive activities, and opportunities for parents to connect with each other and share their experiences. This event aims to empower parents with knowledge and tools to help their students thrive academically and emotionally.
Whole Child Initiative
Reporting Child Illness
Assistant Principal: Stefanie Roach Stefanie.Roach@fortbendisd.com
Assistant Principal: Anagha Machado Anagha.Machado@fortbendisd.com
Executive Assistant: Michelle Mitchell Michelle.Mitchell@fortbendisd.com
Registrar: Ashley King
Front Office Receptionist: Donna Allotta
Campus Compliance Coordinator (Special Education, 504, STAAR): Vanessa Browning Vanessa.Browning@fortbendisd.com
Save the Date
10/4: UIL Try-Outs, grades 2-5
10/4: Walk to School Day
10/6: End of 1st 9-weeks
10/9: Holiday for all
10/10: Teacher Professional Development Day, no students
10/12: Report Cards posted to Skyward
10/13: Family Picnic, see above
10/23-10/27: Red Ribbon week
10/28: Fall Festival, 10-12 p.m.
10/31: Character Parade