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May 13, 2019

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 2019:

13 - STAAR: 3rd & 4th Grade Math (No Lunch Visitors)

14 - STAAR: 3rd & 4th Grade Reading (No Lunch Visitors)

15 - STAAR: 5th Grade Science (No Lunch Visitors)

16 - KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM - 9:30am

17 - Dance Through the Decades! PLEASE PRE-REGISTER!

20 - PTO Meeting - 7-8pm

22 - Millsap VIPS Appreciation Reception - 2-3pm

23 - Kindergarten Tour for 2019-20 Students - 9:30am

27 - Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

29 - 5th Grade Day

30 - Last Day of School for Students

30 - End-of-Year Classroom Parties - Parents Are Invited!

10am - PK, KG, 1st, & 2nd Grades

11am - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades

STAAR TEST INFO

Dear Parents:


The purpose of this letter is to give information about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Our testing will occur Monday, May 13, 2019, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and Wednesday, May 15, 2019.


The following is the testing schedule:

May 13: 3rd & 4th grade Math; 5th grade Math retest

May 14: 3rd & 4th grade Reading; 5th grade Reading retest

May 15: 5th grade Science


Our teachers and students have been working diligently to prepare for these state assessments. In order to promote a positive performance please adhere to the following:


  • Millsap will be closed to visitors for Monday, May 13th Tuesday, May 14th, and Wednesday, May 15th. Please try to avoid early dismissals for personal reasons.
  • Please arrive on time. Testing will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
  • To accommodate testing, our lunch and instruction schedules for all grade levels have been altered. We encourage you to plan ahead to purchase lunch from the cafeteria or bring a sack lunch. To minimize distraction, we discourage lunch deliveries on testing days.
  • We highly encourage electronic devices be left at home. Electronic devices include cell phones, iPads, Apple watches and other similar devices. They are not allowed in testing administration areas.
  • No tutoring or other before and after school activities will occur on both testing days.

Most importantly the following strategies can help your child be successful on STAAR:
  • Encourage your student to get a good night’s rest
  • Encourage your child to eat a healthy breakfast
  • Encourage your student to arrive on time



Thank you for all your support.


Sincerely,

Joy Dauphin

Principal

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Dance Through The Decades Pre-Registration Form:

NOTES FROM OUR NURSE

Please remember to pick up all medications that are in the clinic before the end of the year. District policy requires that all medication must be picked up by the parent or legal guardian.


All medication must be picked up by 5/30/19. Please make arrangements to pick up your child's medication by 4:00pm that day.


Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of by the nurse according to district guidelines.


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

Library books are due by Wednesday, May 15th

Can’t find your book?

Try to remember the last place you read it.


What does the book look like? Was it big or small? Thick or thin?

If you can’t remember, ask the librarian for a print-out of the book so you know what you’re looking for.


Here is a list of actual places kids have found their missing library books:

In the car

On top of the refrigerator

Under the couch

Under their bed

In the laundry basket

In their brother’s or sister’s room

In a toy box

In the bathroom

At Grandma's house

Inside a drawer

On a bookshelf

In a shoe box

In the garage

Between the bed and the wall

At school, in their desk cubby

On a teacher’s shelf

On the bus

In their backpack


If the book still cannot be found, it must be purchased. Our Librarian will send home a notice with the price of the replacement cost if it is lost. Once the book is paid for, your child will be able to continue checking out library books.


If at any time the book is found in good condition, a full refund will be issued.

Good luck!

Counselor's Corner

Our value this month is perseverance. Perseverance means refusing to give up when life gets hard. Another word for perseverance is grit. Grit means that you have spirit and determination and won’t let anything or anyone stand between you and your goals. Think of ways you can show grit. Do you have a task that you have to do soon that will be hard? Start now to get yourself ready physically and mentally. Think positive thoughts and make up your mind that you will succeed. Now do it!


Credit-By-Exam Notice to Parents

The State Board of Education has established procedures to allow elementary students to “skip” one grade level by taking a series of exams which assess the Texas Essential Knowledge/Skills (TEKS) established for that grade level. Parents interested in having their children screened for credit-by-exam should contact their school counselor, Cindy Lopez at (281) 517-6036 by May 24th.

Lost and Found

Clothing in the lost and found cabinet will be donated to a local charity at noon on the last day of school, May 30th.

PTO Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 7 pm, Library
FINAL PTO meeting: IN/OUT transition meeting

Student Address Change and Personal Information Updates

At Millsap Elementary we strive to provide a quality education to the children who live in our attendance area.


We encourage all parents to keep all personal contact information current. If your living situation has changed or you have relocated, please make sure to contact the school registrar before the end of the school year. If the lease that we have in our records expires during the summer, we will request an updated proof of residency in August before the first day of school.


Kindergarten & Prekindergarten registration will resume during New Student Registration on August 13-16.


For more detailed information in regards to Proof of Residency or Registration Documents, information is listed on our district website: www.cfisd.net under PARENT & STAFF > REGISTRATION tab. Thank you!


Stephanie Medina – Registrar 281.897.4480

Let’s Glow Crazy Dance Party!!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our Let's "Glow" Crazy Dance such a success!


All proceeds from the dance and silent auction will go to Millsap for things like teacher education, field trips, 5th grade day and field day.