Husky Howler

October 2021

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Holmsley is a Title I School

Parents please join us for an informative meeting to learn more about what it means to be a Title 1 school. Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Title I is a federally-funded program designed to reinforce the basic and advanced skills of students who are struggling in school. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind Act passed by Congress in 2002. A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of families within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic need. Please visit our school website for more information.

Dyslexia/Disgraphia Parent Night Meeting - Invite only

Parents, Only if you received a notification to join Ms. Frasure and Ms. Weber for the dyslexia/dysgraphia parent night meeting. Please join them on Tuesday, October 5th at 5:30pm in the library.

Parent Communication Day

Thursday’s are our Parent Communication Days so we ask that you please check all student backpacks every Thursday after school. Thank you!

Parents please make sure that your child is bringing a refillable water bottle to school every day. We are not using the water drinking fountains instead students are using our water bottle refillable stations to refill their bottles. Thank you.

Picture Day

Friday , October 8 - Picture Day ID : EVTWMB34W

Home Access Center Instructions

Press the link to login to your account in the Home Access Center

Transportation changes

*All transportation changes must be made in writing*

Please send a written note to school with the transportation change, student’s full name, teacher’s name, a parent signature and phone number where you can be reached.

In the case of an emergency: parents may fax the school at 281-463-5529 before 3:00 p.m.

Please note: E-mail or phone changes will not be accepted.

Please remember students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop

Message from the Nurse

Parents, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. This is very important for everyone's safety.

Parents must screen students daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:

1.Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms in a way that is not normal to you?

• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 F

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Significant muscle pain or ache

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting

2. Have you had known close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

within the last 14 days?

**Students must stay home if they answer “yes” to any of the above.

· Students at school who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will determine whether that child can remain at school.

· Before a student may return to school, established criteria must be met as stated in the “Students Return to School Protocol”. For CFISD safety protocols and options, please read the LEAD safety plan/LEAD safety 2021-2022.

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Nature Trails Training

Parents of 3rd and 5th grade students!

Would you like to be an active participant in your child’s science class? We would love to have you join us at our newly updated Nature Trails! Our school district has renovated our Nature Trails and all of our activities have been revised.

If you are interested in joining us, please let your child’s science teacher know. Here is the schedule for volunteer training:

Training is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021.

3rd grade training is from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

5th grade training is from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Nature Trails training is at the Cy-Fair ISD Nature Trails located at 13500 Shaft Drive, Cypress, TX 77429 (behind Millsap Elementary.)

Please small children are not allowed, come dressed appropriately for walking in the woods.

3rd Grade: 4 VIPS needed to assist teacher presenters

5th grade: 2-3 VIPS needed to present at stations, 2 VIPS needed as chaperones

**Holmsley is scheduled to attend Nature Trails on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 and Friday, January 28th, 2022.

Counselor Corner

During the month of September, the leadership character trait discussed was INITIATIVE. We discussed what initiative looks like and what types of leaders show initiative. Showing initiative is having the ability to begin or follow through with a task without being asked. Showing initiative is being responsible. Students discussed how to show initiative and how to be responsible in school, at home, and within our community. Responsibility is the ability to take ownership of both accomplishments and mistakes. Students brainstormed people they know who are responsible and what actions make those people responsible.


· follows through on promises and commitments

· is dependable

· does what needs to be done without being asked

· accepts blame (does not make excuses or blame others for mistakes)

· does the right thing, even when no one is watching

October’s leadership traits will be Self-Control and Respect. October will kick off with College and Career Week and will end with Red Ribbon Week.

Contact Information:

Ms. Ramsey & Mrs. Brown

Holmsley Elementary School

Phone: 281-463-5885


Please contact us by phone, email, or by appointment. We are so glad our Huskies are here!

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Message from the Registrar


The school day begins promptly at 8:40 a.m. Students who are not in the building at this time are considered tardy and will be asked to report to the office for an Admit to Class slip. All tardies are considered unexcused after 8:40 am unless a doctor’s note is provided.

When Your Child is Absent

When your child is absent, it is not necessary at the elementary level to call the school to report the absence. Calling will not excuse your child’s absence. You can send a note with the student, fax it to 281-463-5529. If you fax the note, please call us to confirm we received it. Please include the student’s first name, last name, and homeroom teacher on the excuse note. Remember to always send an excuse note with your child within three days when they return to school, explaining the reason for the absence. If your child is sent home by the nurse and is absent any following days, we will need a note to excuse those absences. Under the Mandatory Attendance Law, the state requires a court warning for excessive absences. Any excuse received after three days is considered unexcused and could result in a court warning.

Moving? Withdrawing Your Child from School?

Please notify Ms. Olivarez in the attendance office 24-48 hours before withdrawing your child from school. The withdrawal process goes much faster and smoother with the extra notification. This extra time allows Ms. Olivarez to notify teachers, the librarian, get materials together, etc. A consent form will need to be signed by the parent or legal guardian. You will need these papers to register at the new school.

Watch Dogs

Are you interested in being a part of our campus Watch D.O.G.S program? This is your chance!

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer at least once each year at their child’s school. They change the culture of the school by giving students an opportunity to connect and interact with father-figures in a positive way at school. Your day on campus will consist of different activities including lunch duty, hallway monitoring and spending time in classes.

This year we are only welcoming one volunteer a day.

● To join our program, complete the attached registration form.

● Call or email to indicate which dates you would like to come and serve. Mrs.Parinello will reach out to you with confirmation of your assigned date

281-463-5885- Ask to speak to Audrey Parinello

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