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April 26, 2022

Upcoming Events

APRIL:

26: 3rd Grade STAAR Night - 5:30-7pm

26: CFISD Art Show - 6-8pm - Berry Center

27: CFISD VIPS Appreciation Luncheon - Berry Center

27: Toro the Texans Mascot Visits 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades

28: CFISD Career Fair - Berry Center


MAY:

2-6: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

2: Author Steve Swinburne visits KG, 1st, & 2nd Grades

3: Yearbook Drive-Through Pick-Up - 5:30-7pm

3: Millsap Spirit Night at MOD Pizza (Near JC Penney)

5: Yearbook Drive-Through Pick-Up - 5:30-7pm

5-6: Spirit Shop during Lunches


10-12: STAAR TESTING - NO VISITORS & NO LUNCH DROP-OFFS

12: Millsap Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse


16: Author Bruce Foster visits 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades

17: Millsap Choir Concert - 6pm

18: PTO Meeting - 7pm

19: 2nd Grade Market Day

19: Millsap VIPS/PTO Appreciation Reception - 2pm

19: Millsap Spirit Night at Jersey Mike's (HEB Shopping Center)

20: Popcorn during Lunches

20: Dance Through The Decades (No Visitors for Dances)

Message from the Principal

Parents,


We are asking for your help to prevent misuse of cell phones/smart watches at our school. Please talk with your child if they have this technology about the importance of adhering to our policies.


Upon entering the school building, cell phones/technology shall be turned off and concealed in the student's backpack. Telecommunication devices (cell phones, smart watches, etc) are not allowed to be taken out during the school day. Telecommunication devices are not allowed in the hallway, cafeteria, or bathroom at school. Videoing or recording is never allowed. Again, please talk with your child about these rules and the consequences should they not be followed. We are seeing students pull out their cell phones in the cafeteria and hallways and accessing TikTok and YouTube or videoing or texting with their watches or phones. I know that together we can work to ensure the privacy of all by helping to enforce these rules.


  • The use of personal technology, such as cell phones, earbuds, personal laptops, iPads, and smart watches is not allowed during the school day.
  • All cell phones/technology, must remain in the student’s backpack. Not following the policy will result in the cell phone/technology being picked up by a teacher, AP, or other staff member.
  • No technology is allowed on a person during a test, including smart watches.
  • Students are not allowed to communicate with technology or smart watches during the school day.


When a student has been found in violation of the cell phone/technology policy, the device will be picked up and held in a safe until a parent comes to the school to pick it up. It will be subject to a $15 fine.


Mrs. Dauphin

TONIGHT!

CFISD Spring Art Show featuring these students from Millsap:


Katlin Nguyen - Kinder

June Casto - 3rd Grade

Gianna Gutierrez - 5th Grade


Congratulations!

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5th Grade to 6th Grade Course Verification

If you would like to request a change, please read the pdf instructions below and then click on this google link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdu4OEdCqPaqqmIghL3rPrMQ8XiEB1G5DqgJf5zcPCA17MWJQ/viewform


Please keep in mind that Art and Theatre Arts courses are filled.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Gregory, the 5th grade counselor at 281-897-4470 or samantha.gregory@cfisd.net.

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Counselors' Corner

Credit by Exam:


Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.


To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.


Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.


If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor.


Los estudiantes de kindergarten a 5to grado tendrán cuatro oportunidades durante el año escolar para usar el sistema de “crédito por examen” para adelantarse y pasar al siguiente grado. Los estudiantes solo tendrán una oportunidad de rendir la prueba por grado considerado.


Para rendir la prueba y saltarse kindergarten, el estudiante debe cumplir 5 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD. Para rendir la prueba y saltarse 1er grado, el estudiante debe cumplir 6 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD.


Los estudiantes que obtengan puntajes de 80% o más en cada uno de los componentes de las evaluaciones de “crédito por examen” calificarán para ser avanzados un grado. Solo se puede saltear un grado por año. No se pueden repetir las pruebas.


Si están interesados en obtener más información sobre el proceso “crédito por examen” sírvanse contactarse con el consejero de su escuela


As school counselors, we 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 us at (281)897-4470. Other resources include outside therapists, church ministries, school supplies, backpacks, etc. When in doubt, please call or email for any assistance. We look forward to working with you and your family.


May's Core Value is Perseverance!

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Notes from the Nurse

Parents, if you are having lunch with your child and would like to see the School Nurse, please call to schedule an appointment first. Thank you.

PTO Information

Everyone is welcome to attend our PTO meetings!

Our next meeting is May 18th at 7pm in the Millsap Library.


Check out our new Millsap Spirit Shirts!! If you order Tuesday night by 10:00pm, your shirt will be delivered to student's homeroom teacher on Wednesday.


Click on the link to order: 2021-22 Millsap Spirit Shirt


*Order soon! Limited sizes available in stock. Parents order your shirts, too!

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PBIS Parents App

Parents, click the button below to download the PBIS app.

The Birthday Marquee Is Back!

Make your child’s birthday extra special by having their name showcased on the Millsap Marquee located in the front of the school for everyone to see!


Birthday wishes will be changed out every Friday (unless otherwise noted) and displayed for a week for all to see & celebrate. There will 5 spots available each week for Millsap Birthday Wishes.


Due to limited availability, we suggest to reserve your child’s marquee spot ahead of your child’s birthday. If your child's Birthday week is filled, consider the week before or after. Does your child have a summer Birthday? Consider celebrating their name on the Marquee on their Half Birthday!


The cost is $15 for each Birthday Wish.

WE STILL TAKE BOX TOPS!


If you have a stash of Box Tops in your kitchen drawer, send them to us!


We can still send them in and would love to have them. They absolutely make a difference.


Thank you!

Important Reminders

  • Transportation changes should be made in writing by sending a letter which includes the name of the child, the teacher, the date, and the signature of the parent/guardian.


  • Only emergency changes should be made through email to the Millsap email address, or by fax. Transportation changes that are emailed to Millsap must include the student's name, teacher name, date of transportation change, and a copy of the parent's ID. Any transportation changes and/or pick-ups after 3:15 pm require approval from an administrator.


  • Please be aware that access into the building can be a slow process due to the check-in requirements. We encourage everyone to please plan at least 5-10 minutes to go through our check-in process. All adults will need to provide their driver’s license or legal identification card. There will be no exceptions. Even VIPS and other parents who come frequently will have to show their ID each time they enter the building.
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Lost & Found

We have a growing 'lost and found' area. If your student has lost something, please remind them to look on the stage during their lunch time. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to claim their lost items. Thank you!

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