PANTHER PRIDE FLYER

September 23, 2022

Panther Proud

Happy Fall to our Panther Families! As a reminder, the end of the first nine weeks is this Friday, September 30. Fall Break is right around the corner, October 3-7.


This is the last week to nominate your child to be tested for the Gifted and Talented program. The window closes on Friday, September 30, 2022. Please click on the following link to complete the GT referral for your child.


We have had a wonderful week celebrating Start with Hello week at PFE. We will round out the week with our Gold Fight Win parade! I hope you are following us on social media to see the fun we are having!


Box Tops for Education is a great way to earn money for our school. It is an easy process too! This is a great way to support PFE. See the flyer below for more information about how to do this.

  1. Download the mobile app
  2. Scan your grocery store receipt (you can do this if you are an online grocery shopper too!)
  3. Earn money for PFE!


As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are not free as they have been in the past. The National School Lunch Program, as administered by the Humble ISD Child Nutrition Department, provides free and reduced-priced meals for students who fall within the eligibility guidelines. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch for all campuses. I would encourage you to visit the Humble ISD Child Nutrition site to find out more information related to the application process.


Please take a moment to pay the following for your child:



Dismissal:

  • Front Car Rider: Please stay in the lane you are directed to.
  • Please hang the yellow car rider plague from your rearview mirror (a pant hanger works great for this).
  • If you are not receiving the daily text about the Pine Cup car rider line opening, please call Miss Marci at 281-641-2100.


If you need anything, please don't hesitate to email me at sloan.simmons@humbleisd.net or call me at 281-641-2100. Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,

Sloan Simmons, Principal



Please do not respond/reply to this email address.

This email address is used for mass emails and is not checked on a daily basis.

If you need anything, please email me at sloan.simmons@humbleisd.net. Thank you!

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General information

  • Supervision begins at 7:30, please do not leave students unattended outside in the morning.
  • The first bell rings at 7:55, Tardy bell rings at 8:00. Please walk in all students who arrive after 8 am.
  • Early check-out must be done before 2:45. We can not check your student out by phone.
  • Dismissal begins at 3:15 and ends at 3:45. Any students still here after 3:45 will need to be signed out in the front foyer.
  • Please hang your yellow car plaque from your rearview mirror and keep it there until your Panther has been loaded in your car. This will help us expedite the loading process.
  • RAINY DAY DISMISSAL: Should we call rainy day dismissal, parents will receive a text or an email alerting that we are doing so. This is generally called around 3 PM. Walker parents should then use their car tag and get in one of our 2 dismissal drive-through lines to pick up any walkers.
  • ALL visitors must present their driver's license when signing into the building or checking students out.

Important Dates

  • September 1-30: Gifted and Talented Referral/Nomination Window
  • Fri., Sept. 23: Gold Fight Win Day (wear gold)
  • Wed., Sept. 28: Wisdom Wednesday (wear college gear)
  • Fri., Sept. 30: Pastries with the Principal at 8:30, PFE Cafeteria
  • Fri., Sept. 30: Pep Rally
  • Fri., Sept. 30: End First Nine Weeks
  • Oct. 3-7 Fall Break ( Holiday All Students and Staff)
  • Mon., Oct. 10: Welcome back Panthers!
  • Wed., Oct. 12: Fall Pictures (info to follow)
  • Fri., Oct.14: Grades Available in HAC -K-5
  • Sat., Oct. 22: PFE PTO FALL CARNIVAL
  • Thur., Oct. 27: Trunk or Treat

Lunch Menu

9/26: Mini Corn, Chicken Tenders, or Cobb Salad

9/27: Beef Corn Chip Pie, Cheese Enchiladas, or Turkey/Cheese Sandwich

9/28: Chicken Bites, Macaroni & Cheese, or Pizza Salad

9/29: Pizza Cheese Sticks, Popcorn Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl, or Sunbutter/Jelly Sandwich

9/30: Hamburger/Cheeseburger, Turkey Hot Dog, or Muffin/Yogurt/ fruit Box


- Pre-K lunch menu in bold

- Menu is subject to change due to the availability of menu items

- Please no food delivery services ( Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash, etc)

Elementary Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Click the button to see menus

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Safety will be the topic at our October Pastries with the Principal

IMPORTANT INFO - REPORT CARDS IN HAC ONLY

Parents, please be aware that report cards for grades K-2 will no longer be emailed to you. All grade levels must access report cards through their parent HAC account to review rates.

If you are unsure of your login please contact Mrs. Marci at 281-641-2100. You can also email marci.burkhart@humbleisd.net or angela.griffing@humbleisd.net for assistance with login.

Gifted and Talented Nomination

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PE Reminders

Please make sure your child has on tennis shoes for their 2 PE days during the week. We are seeing a lot of Crocs and sandals, and want to make sure your child stays safe while being active. Also, please work with your child on learning to tie their shoes! We appreciate your help. Thank you!

Water Bottles Needed Daily

It is still very hot out there, please be sure to send a labeled water bottle with your student daily. We have bottle filling stations for needed refills.

Thanks for helping keep your students hydrated.

Celebrating PAWsome Behavior

Pawsome was visiting Ms. Burger's class this week. Way to follow the Panther Pledge - students who are respectful, responsible, safe, and always learning. Congratulations! Be watching to see who PAWsome visits next week!
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Nurse Notes

GENERAL CLINIC GUIDELINES


As always, it is important to keep your child home when he/she does not feel well.

Daily health checks must be done prior to sending your child to school.


What does your student need to thrive every day at school?

  • Sleep! (approximately 9 hours per night)

  • Breakfast and snacks

  • Water Bottle - PLEASE make sure you send your child with a water bottle

  • Change of Clothes in the backpack (accidents of all kinds can/do happen)


Please do NOT send your child to school if he/she has or has had:

  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

  • Temperature of 100 ºFahrenheit or higher – measured when no fever suppressing medication has been administered within the past 24 hours.

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours

  • Persistent, hacking cough

  • Continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus

  • Eyes that appear swollen, red, and weeping

  • Strep throat - may return 24 hours after the antibiotic is started and fever has subsided.

  • Rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body

  • Lice - excluded until all live lice have been removed, they must be walked into school by a parent to be checked by the nurse before returning to class.

  • Scabies – exclude until treatment has begun


COVID:

Humble ISD requires students to stay home for 5 days with a positive COVID test and complete the Student Self-Report.

See the attached link for Humble ISD COVID information:

https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/137419

Please email or call with any questions.


A good rule to follow: “When in doubt, keep them out.”


IMMUNIZATIONS: Once your student is current on immunizations (typically by Kindergarten unless on a Catch-Up schedule), we do not need immunization records again until middle school.



Stay healthy,


Holly Raymond, RN

PFE School Nurse

281-641-2105

Email: Holly.Raymond@humbleisd.net

Website: www.humbleisd.net/domain/4354

Counselor's Corner

Katrina Johnson

Pine Forest Elementary Counselor
Email: Katrina.Johnson@humbleisd.net
281-641-2107
Twitter: Counselor_PFE

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HISD Parent U

Substance Abuse: Virtual - October 13 Learn about signs, symptoms and mental health risks of substance use. In this workshop you will identify ways for early intervention and how to identify behavioral impact of substance use and physical changes. Preventative measures will also be discussed. Register

Arrival Reminders

Morning drop-off:


  • Front Drive Drop Off: All students are to exit from the passenger side of the vehicle. If you are in the far lane please wait for our staff to unload your child and cross them safely to the sidewalk. Please DO NOT let your student unload from the driver's side of the car. This is a safety issue. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us keep our students and staff safe.
  • Cafeteria Side Drop Off: All students are to exit from the passenger side of the vehicle in the lane closest to the building. The left lane is a passing lane. Please do not drop students off in the parking lot. All students should be dropped off in the cafeteria side drop-off lane or walked in by an adult. Safety is our priority!

Dismissal Procedures for 2022-2023

Safety continues to be the number one priority at PFE. We are making changes to our dismissal system to better secure our students. Please click on the Dismissal Procedures document for more detailed information. All students will receive a car rider hanging tag. If you need a car rider tag, please contact Miss Marci at 281-641-2100.


Key Changes to Dismissal Procedures:

  • ALL students will receive a car rider dismissal hanging tag (bikers/walkers, car riders, daycare, and bus riders).
  • Students will remain with their classroom teachers until dismissed.
  • We will operate a two-lane car rider system in the front driveway.
  • The side driveway will be used for buses, daycares, PreK, and smaller populations. Once these groups have been cleared, we will send out a text stating "the side car rider line is now open." Please join us!
  • Walkers/bikers will remain with their classroom teacher if rainy day dismissal is called. Parents will join the front car rider line or the side car rider line (following the text) and display the car rider dismissal tag with the assigned number.
  • Walkers/bikers are dismissed in three different areas. The preferred area is the grassy area on the northeast side of campus. Students are also escorted across West Lake Houston Parkway and to the 4-way stop at Pine Cup and Atascocita Pines Drive. Students in kindergarten and 1st grade will be released to a parent or older sibling. If no one is there to receive the K or 1st grade student, the student will be brought back to the campus.
  • Parking will not be permitted along the side driveway near the grassy area. Parents may not park and walk up to retrieve students as a walker. Students leaving in a car would be considered car riders and need to be in the car rider line.
  • If a parent does not have their designated car rider tag, he/she will be directed to park and go into the front office to get one. Parents will be asked to show their ID and a new car rider tag will be printed. Parents will have the choice to get back in the car rider line or wait until dismissal is over for their child to be called to the front office.


Our location has us landlocked on a very busy street and congestion is a concern. Please know that once we have the routines in place, dismissal will run efficiently and effectively. We appreciate your patience as we establish these routines and our families learn our process. It takes approximately three weeks for afternoon dismissal to smooth out as we learn the procedures. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

Report an Absence

There are multiple ways to report your student's absence:
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Volunteer Application

click the button for the HISD Volunteer page

Yearly Activity Fees

The grade level Activity Fee is used to purchase needed materials, consumables, and field trips throughout the year. Please click the button below and go to your student's grade level to pay the yearly activity fee of $25 for each of your students.

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Follow us on Social Media

Another way that we are trying to stay connected is through our daily posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you aren't following us yet, please do. You can also message us and send pictures that we can then share. We LOVE seeing our Panthers!