Labrador Letter

Express Yourself through Learning

12900 W. Little York Rd. Houston TX 77041


Volume 13 Issue 2

September 29, 2017

Lee Online Calendar

The Lee online calendar has important events such as


  • student holidays
  • grade level tests
  • author visits
  • field trips


http://lee.cfisd.net/en/news/calendar-grid/

*** Going Digital ***

Parents

In order to have better communication with parents, newsletters will now be sent via text and/or email through School Messenger. If you still wish to receive a paper newsletter, please call or email Dawn Wagner

(713)849-8294

dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

What is SchoolMessenger?

SchoolMessenger allows you to personalize communications from your school or district into one centralized feed.

1. Click the LOG IN Button on the top of the page on your internet browser (https://accounts.relianceco.com/#/createuser),

or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.

2. Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3. After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

What's in SchoolMessenger?

Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address. You can then:

  • View the records associated with your account - student, staff, parent records.
  • Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • View your contact information and configure how you would like to receive notifications.

Is SchoolMessenger secure?

The sign-up process creates a secure link between the user and SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger operates with the latest encryption technology to protect access to stored information. SchoolMessenger is also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, which requires us to adhere to 12 stringent data protection standards as a further assurance of our commitment to protecting your data.

What else do I need to know?

Device (Push) Notifications will trigger a badge or alert when you receive new communications from your school or district. You can choose to receive Device Notifications in addition to, or instead of, the phone calls, emails, and text messages you normally receive.

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Program Reminder

Free and Reduced Lunch Meal Program

If your child participates in the Free/Reduced Meal Program, and you have not re-applied for the 2017 – 2018 school year, your child will not be able to participate in the program after October 23, 2017. All students must reapply each school year. Applications have been sent home and are available in the school office or online at https://freeandreduced.cfisd.net/Register.aspx.

All students regardless of need will receive free breakfast and lunch until September 29, 2017.

College Week

It’s College Week here at Lee! From October 2nd- 6th, we will raise awareness about post-secondary education. As a campus, we will discuss the importance of a college degree, give facts about popular universities, and provide themes for each day so students can show their college spirit!


Themes for each day are as followed:

Monday- “Hats off to Graduation Day!” Students can wear hats that represent their college of choice.

Tuesday- “I have Big Dreams!” Students can wear their PJs to school. (Must follow the school dress code guidelines)

Wednesday- “Career Day!” Students can dress up as their favorite career.

Thursday- “Dress for Success!” Student Picture Day so dress your best.

Friday- “Represent Your School!” Students can wear the colors of their favorite college.


Let’s make sure all of Labradors are College-bound!

Fall Student Pictures

Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 8-10am

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

Student pictures will be taken during their large group time.

5th and PK AM - 8:10 - 9:05 a.m.

3rd, Life Skills - 9:05 - 10:00 a.m.

4th - 10:00 - 10:55 a.m.

KG - 11:30 - 12:25 p.m.

1st - 12:25 - 1:20 p.m.

2nd and PK PM - 1:20 - 2:15 p.m.

School Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Visitor Lunches

Visitor lunches will begin Monday, October 2nd. Approved visitors who would like to have lunch with their students may check in at the front desk with a photo id. All visitors must be scanned in the first time they visit the school for the 2017-2018 school year. All previous years' information is no longer available.

WatchD.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers/father figures

If you were not able to make it to our WatchD.O.G.S. Kick Off Event and would still like to volunteer to be a WatchD.O.G.S., please fill out the Google Form

Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/h2ly2s4

or email/call

Dawn Wagner

dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

713.849.8294

WatchD.O.G.S. Blackout Dates Calendar

https://tinyurl.com/ydduloax

Fall Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 8:30am to Friday, Oct. 6th, 11am

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

Family Night - Tuesday, October 3rd 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ZPass Plus

Safety is the top priority within our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation to over

75,000 students every day. A crucial part of this service is knowing when and where each child gets on and off the school bus. ZPass allows parents to receive notifications when their child enters and exits the school bus.

How ZPass Works

  1. Students place their ZPass Multipurpose Card in front of the card reader as they enter and exit the school bus.

  2. The card reader emits an audible beep confirming the card was read.

  3. The time, date and location of where the student gets on and off the bus are immediately recorded to a secure database, accessible only by transportation and school officials.

  4. Parents can sign up for instant notifications, via push or cell phone text messaging and/or email.

  5. Parents can sign up for notifications by going to https://www.zpassplus.com/. ZPass + app is available at Google Play and the App Store.

  6. Badge replacement fees: $3.00 for bus badge and $1.00 for lanyard.

SPIRIT WEAR

Show your Labrador spirit every Friday by wearing a Labrador T-Shirt. New "Express Yourself Through Learning" themed shirts may be purchased for $10.


The order form can be printed and sent to school with payment with your child.

http://lee.cfisd.net/download_file/176/4801/

Lee Elementary Social Media Feeds

Facebook:

Lee Elementary School

https://www.facebook.com/LeeCFISD/

Lee Elementary VIPS group

http://tinyurl.com/leeelemvips

Lee Elementary Library

http://tinyurl.com/leeelemlib

Twitter:

@LeeCFISD

@leelabsread

@LeeScienceLabs

@PrimaryLeeLabs

@leelabyearbook

Lee Elementary Website

Check out the Lee Campus Website for more information at http://lee.cfisd.net/en.

You can find all kinds of helpful information, including links to


  • · faculty web pages
  • · faculty email addresses
  • · lunch and recess schedules
  • · large group schedules
  • · school supply information
  • · spirit shirt order forms
  • · library resources
  • · access to student textbooks

Character Rocks

October’s Core Value: Imagination: Using your imagination to do something unique. Creativity can be fostered. Parents, you can teach your child to be more creative. Encourage your child to read for pleasure and participate in the arts, provide unstructured, child-directed, imaginative playtime, and allow your child to explore ideas that interest them. Creativity is key to producing free-thinking problem-solvers.

Lee Elementary Family Health & Fitness Expo

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 6-7:30pm

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

Lee Students & Parents

Enjoy a night a family fitness for all.

FREE FAMILY FUN TIME!!!

EXERCISE * GAMES * SNACKS * PRIZES


(students must be accompanied by an adult)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Horizons Testing and Information 2017-2018

Parents and Guardians

To learn more about the Horizons testing process, please access the following information from the district website at http://www.cfisd.net/download_file/21859/350/

Chat with the Counselors

Want to learn how to help your child become more academically successful in school?


Join the counselors from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18th at Lee Elementary. At 9:00 a.m., the counselors will share with parents how to best help their child return to a life of normalcy after a traumatic event. Please RSVP by October 16th.


samantha.gregory@cfisd.net (713) 849-8284

karen.rhymes@cfisd.net or (713) 849-8298