Mustang Express

September 4, 2018

Welcome Back, MUSTANGS!

We are excited to have our students back on campus. I am thrilled about the success of our first week. We have a great year planned and are so excited to get started! We will be sending out a newsletter every two weeks by email.

I look forward to partnering with you. Please know that if you have any questions or concerns, we want to hear them. The only way we can become better is through open communication.

Here’s to an incredible 2018-2019 school year!

Joy Dauphin,


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



5 - PTO: Chocolate Fundraiser Begins

13 - PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:30pm

17 - Mustang Express Newsletter

17 - Parent Night & Title 1 Info: PK-2 - 6:30-7:30pm

18 - Parent Night & Title 1 Info: 3-5 + LS - 6:30-7:30pm

26 - Progress Reports Go Home

27 - Mother Goose visits Kindergarten

27-28 Spirit Shop during Lunches


PTO News

Join our Facebook page: Millsap Elementary PTO to stay in the “know” & connect with other Millsap parents!

Join our Millsap Parent Remind 101 group to get information & reminders.

Text the number & info below:

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Our Chocolate Fundraiser starts TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH!

LOOK for the flyer in today’s backpack!

Sign & send back Wednesday to get your 1st box!

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Notes from our Nurse

Medication Administration

ALL Over-the-Counter meds must be new and unopened.

Medication is to be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian and brought to the clinic in the original container labeled with child's name, name of the medication and directions for the time and dosage. Physician's name must be on prescription medication. Students may not carry medications - including cough drops.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School

A sick child who is unable to participate in school in a meaningful way should be kept home to rest and recover until symptoms resolve. Keeping a sick child home also protects other children, school staff, and visiting community members from contracting an illness that can be spread from person to person.Please be aware of the following guidelines for school attendance.

  • Fever: A child should remain home with fever greater than 100° F and should only return after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of pink eye, a child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.

If you take your child to a healthcare provider for an illness, please be sure to request a written letter stating when your child may return to school.

Change of Clothing

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students should bring a change of clothes in their backpack in case of restroom emergencies. Thank you!

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Absence Notes

Please remember that whenever your child is absent, we must have a note from you explaining why the absence occurred.

All notes must include the child’s first and last name, the date of absence, the reason for the absence, and your signature. If you have a doctor’s excuse please attach it to your note.

Feel free to use the attached form and make copies for future use.

Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

Welcome Back, Millsap Mustangs! We are so happy to see all of you.

My name is Cindy Lopez. This is my third year at Millsap but 22nd Year in our district. I would like to take the time to explain a few things that I have the pleasure of doing.

The biggest component of the day is taking care of the students’ counseling needs. This includes: classroom guidance lessons done on a monthly basis; small group counseling done during the child’s lunch hour; and individual counseling. I absolutely love working with children and their parents. Please feel free to call me at (281) 517-6036 or email me at if you would like to recommend your child for small group counseling.

Other programs that are done through the counseling department is Credit by Exam testing, Horizon (G/T) testing, ELL Testing and programming, Mentors, and Community Engagement.

As a school counselor, I also can help with connecting to community resources. One community resource is the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank allows for us to serve as a liaison for a program called Backpack Buddies. We send home canned and nonperishable foods home weekly in a backpack. If you are in need of this program, please call me at (281)517-6036.

Other resources include outside therapists, church ministries, ‘Undies for All’, school supplies, backpacks, etc. When in doubt, please call me or email for any assistance. I look forward to working with you and your family.

Mustang Choir is just around the corner!

4th & 5th Graders!

Turn in your permission forms by Thursday, September 6th to join this fun, fast-paced singing group. Our first rehearsal is on September 10th at 7:30 am in the music room. Can't wait to see you there!

Mrs. Stouffer

Celebrate Creativity!

On Friday, September 14, Millsap will be celebrating International Dot Day - a day millions of people around the world connect, collaborate, create and celebrate creativity, inspired by the book The Dot . We encourage all Millsap students and staff to wear dots on this day.

Ms. Bierwirth

Millsap Veterans' Day Program

Dear Future Business Partner,

For the past 10 years we have been celebrating all Veterans and receiving them for a breakfast and school program. As you can imagine this has blossomed into a beloved and important tradition within our community. Unfortunately, there are some costs that have increased and we are looking to supplement those in order to continue this wonderful celebration. Some of the costs include postage for invitations, materials and supplies for decorations, and purchasing flags to decorate our campus grounds. We would greatly appreciate your consideration for helping our school to provide for the best Veterans Day celebration yet!

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers / Father-Figures,

Our kickoff event is Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30pm!

If you would like more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913.


They seem like little things that really won’t make a difference, but they DO!

Since 2010, Millsap has received over $9,500 – a dime at a time!!

Clip them, rip them, tear them off – we want them!

Millsap appreciates the time and effort you put into collecting BoxTops!

Easy To Donate through OFFICE DEPOT!

Enter Millsap school number: 70095800

Then enter your order number (numbers before the dash).

5% of $$ for eligible products is automatically donated!!

Lost & Found

Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.

We make every effort to return lost items.

However, we send hundreds of unlabeled coats, jackets, and personal items to charity each year.

Check the cabinet outside the Clinic!

All items will be donated to Angel's Attic in the spring.