Martin Mustangs Monday Message

April 1st - April 14th

Thank You!

Thank you to all the families that supported our fundraiser at our Martin Family Spirit Night at Canes! Thanks to your efforts, we were able to raise $300 for our students!

Hair

Must be washed regularly and tied back, braided, or in a bun. Having short hair, hair tied up in a bun, ponytail, or braid, reduces the opportunity for lice to spread, and provides better visibility for students during classroom instruction and gym/track activities. Please help us keep students in school and help to keep the lice out!

For more information on how to treat lice, please follow the link below.

Late Arrivals

This is another friendly reminder that school begins promptly at 7:55 a.m. It is imperative that students make it to school before 7:55 a.m. (we prefer 7:45) to ensure they have a smooth start to the day and do not miss out on valuable instructional time. In the event that you are running late, please remember that you must come into the office and sign your child(ren) in, as our staff are no longer on arrival duty after 7:55 a.m. Please don’t forget that breakfast is served between 7:15 a.m. and 7:50 a.m.

Living Museum - April 4th

GAP Boys/Club and Martin Student Council will be hosting a Living Museum for Pre-K to 2nd graders in the cafeteria on April 4th. Students will spend 30 minutes talking to upper grade level students and teachers about various careers in order to begin exposing them to the many different occupations available when they get older. Please ask your child what they learned and/or what they want to be when they grow up.

College and Career Day - April 5th

3rd and 4th grade students will take part in our College and Career Day on April 5th. Various volunteers and professionals will visit the classrooms to talk to students about their career/college experience. Some of our guest speakers include a nurse, police officer, veterinarian, engineer, and much more! Please talk to your 3rd and 4th graders about their visitor and what they would like to be when they graduate from high school and/or college. Keep working with them to help them be focused in school to get to their dream career.

Book Character Parade - April 5th

Students and teachers will hold our Book Character parade to celebrate young readers. Students are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite book character to join in the fun! Please make sure all costumes are school appropriate and non-restrictive for movement and restrooms. Masks and weapons of any kind are not allowed. Students in costumes will participate in and around the school at 2:15PM. Any student not in costume will be allowed to observe the parade.

4th Grade STAAR Writing Test and Make Up - April 9th and 10th

4th graders will be taking their Writing STAAR test these two days. We ask for NO VISITORS during these two days in order to allow students to focus on their test and to ensure a quiet testing zone for our campus.


If your child is taking the STAAR test, please remember the following tips to do the night before:


  • Go to sleep early to be well rested and ready
  • Eat a good/healthy breakfast the morning of the test (avoid heavy/greasy food)
  • If your child will not eat breakfast at home, bring them to school early enough to eat breakfast in the cafeteria
  • Be at school on time as the stress of running late can make focusing on the test difficult
  • Encourage your child to work hard, read carefully, and do their best.
  • Be positive and tell your child how much you believe in them as a little positive encouragement can go a long way in building their confidence

Martin Elementary Family Library Night - April 11th

Thursday, April 11th, 4:30-6pm

7979 South Kirkwood Road

Houston, TX

Please join us for story hour at the

Henington Public Library on

Thursday, April 11th

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

(corner of Kirkwood @ Hendon Lane)

***Free book to the first 100 students***

Learn about Learning Link and upcoming summer programs.

4:40 First Story Hour in English

5:10 Second Story Hour Bilingual

An adult must accompany students.

Pre-K Trike and Bike Day - April 12th

Martin Pre-K students are learning about movement, motion, transportation and travel. On Friday, April 12th our PK classes will finish these units with a “Trike and Bike Day.” PK students will bring to school some form of transportation that s/he can ride at this event, such as a tricycle, bicycle, scooter, big wheel, etc. For safety reasons we ask them to wear a safety helmet. For the morning classes the time of the event is 9:30 am to 11:00 am and for the afternoon classes are from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. Our students are excited to ride their bikes with their friends.

Two Way Dual Language Meetings - April 12th, 15th, and 16th

We would like to invite all parents/guardians of children who will be in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year to our Two-Way Dual Language Program Information Meetings. There will be three different meetings: April 12th (10:30AM), April 15th (2:30PM), and April 16th (4:15PM). Parents will have an opportunity to learn about our Two-Way Dual Language program and the application process.

Martin Mustang Gallop 1K Fun Run - April 13th

Saturday, April 13th, 8:30am

11718 Hendon Lane

Houston, TX

Come one, come all to our annual Martin Mustang Gallop! We will be hosting a 1K Fun Run for our students and their families to promote fitness and wellness. The Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at the school and will begin at 8:30AM. Participants will receive Fun Run Bags (including water bottles, sweat bands, etc), snacks, t-shirts, ribbons/medals, and will be entered for a chance at a door prize. We are expecting more than 400 participants this year so make sure you sign up and arrive early!


Pre-registration is REQUIRED to enter the Fun Run. Early bird registration is $5 per student from now till April 5th. Registration from April 8th - April 12th will be $7 per student. Please ask for a registration form and make payment to the front office.

Final MC^2 Night - April 16th

Tuesday, April 16th, 4:30pm

11718 Hendon Lane

Houston, TX

Our final MC^2 Parent Night Meeting will be Tuesday, April 16th. We will offer two meeting sessions, 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm. We encourage parents and guardians to attend our parent meeting night and learn how your child has grown throughout the year. As well as find out great ways in which you can support pushing your child/ren towards achieving success before the year is out!

Dates to Remember

  • Brighter Bites - April 1st
  • Librarian's Day - April 4th
  • Living Museum - April 4th
  • Career Day - April 5th
  • Book Character Parade - April 5th (2:15PM)
  • Alief Girl's Conference @ Cummings Elementary - April 6th (9:00-1:30)
  • 4th Grade STAAR Writing - April 9th (No Visitors)
  • Progress Reports Go Home - April 11th
  • FAME Library Night - April 11th
  • K-1st Writing CCA Grammer - April 11th
  • PK Trike and Bike - April 12th
  • Two Way Dual Language Meeting - April 12th (10:30 PM)
  • Mustang Gallop Fun Run - April 13th
  • Two Way Dual Language Meeting - April 15th (2:30 PM)
  • MC^2 #3 - April 16th (4:30 PM and 5:30 PM)
  • 4th Grade Youngblood Transition Field Trip - April 16th
  • Two Way Dual Language Meeting - April 16th (4:15 PM)
  • No School - April 19th