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Friday, December 17, 2021 -- Issue #50

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HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP!

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ATTENTION HIKER/BIKER FAMILIES... Please sign up for REMIND for Inclement Weather updates.

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CFISD Office of Student Services has asked each campus to send out forms for community members to submit any feedback regarding the 2021-2022 Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook. Please click on the Code of Conduct picture to be taken to a Feedback Form google doc, or print the form before and send it to the email located at the bottom of the form.
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WATCH D.O.G.S - Dads of Great Students

W.O.W. We are amazed at how amazing our dads are here at SWENKE! Our Watch D.O.G.S. sign-up is full for the current school year! To be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations, please click on the QR code.

Please have your child check lost and found for an items lost at SWENKE. It is located in the hallway across from the music room near the cafeteria. Items left for over a month will be donated. An attempt will be made to return items to students with labels. PLEASE label all items. Pictures of lost and found items will be posted on Facebook grade level pages occasionally.
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Notes from the Attendance Office

When a student is absent, a signed parent/legal guardian note, or physician's note must be submitted to the campus attendance office within 3 days of the student's return to school. This note is to include the following information:


  • Student's full name
  • Date of absence
  • Reason for absence
  • Signature of parent/legal guardian
Acceptable excuse notes by email must include the above information along with a copy of the parent/legal guardian's ID. If a note is not provided, the absence will be counted as unexcused.

INFORMATION ON BUS AND LUNCH CARD REPLACEMENTS

Student ID cards are provided by the district and used by all students for utilizing transportation services, making meal purchases, checking out library/textbooks, and identification of students in common areas. If the ID card is lost or damaged it must be promptly replaced. For ID cards that are lost or damaged due to the student's mishandling or negligence, there is a replacement fee.

If your student's ID card has been lost or damaged and must be replaced:


  • Please click on the SCHOOL CASH Image
  • Select SWENKE ELEMENTARY BADGE REPLACEMENT ITEMS- 2021/2022


Items to be purchased for Bus Card Replacement:


  • Badge
  • Lanyard
  • Plastic Sleeve
TOTAL REPLACEMENT FEE $5.00


LUNCH CARDS ARE $3 (No Lanyard or Plastic Sleeve Included)

We will replace the card as soon as payment is received. Please allow the card number to update in the system up to 48 hours. Email yvette.jones@cfisd.net with any questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Swenke Elementary Administration

Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

At Swenke we participate in (PBIS) which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the Technical Assistance Center on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support. The broad purpose of PBIS is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies. PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups.

HAPPY FOX INFORMATION

See information below on how to navigate through the CFISD website for Happy Fox details. Click on the picture below to be directed to helpful videos regarding HAPPY FOX.

Dear Parents,


Please screen students daily before sending to school, and do not send them if they have any symptoms or if given any fever reducing medication to mask symptoms.


Please refer to the Lead Safely Plan at https://www.cfisd.net/leadsafely for information on what to do regarding exposure, as well as returning to school if exposed or experiencing any symptoms at all.


Please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Shannon Jones, at shannon.jones@cfisd.net or

281-213-1211 with any questions after reviewing the Lead Safely Plan on the website.


Thank you,


Mrs. Shannon Jones, BSN, RN, NCSN

Administrative Team

Dr. Elizabeth Miller - Principal

Dr. Elizabeth Miller has been an educator for 32 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University, a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Mt. St. Mary’s College, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She earned her principal certification from Sam Houston State University. She is a certified National Principal Mentor through the National Association of Elementary Principals. Dr. Miller has teaching experience in both middle school and elementary school. She began teaching in CFISD in 1999 before becoming an Assistant Principal in 2006. In 2009 she was named Principal at Swenke Elementary.


If you need to contact Dr. Miller her email is elizabeth.miller@cfisd.net or you may call the main line and ask for her secretary Mrs. Shelly Deloach at (281)-213-1200.

Mrs. Sarah Millerhouse - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Millerhouse has been an educator for 17 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Child Study and Language Development with a minor in Special Education from Southwestern University in Georgetown. She earned her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas. She has taught special education in all elementary grade levels and content areas. She has also taught all content areas in general education. She was an English and Language Arts Instructional Specialist for 3 years at Swenke before becoming the Assistant Principal. She has served all of her years as an educator in CFISD, and this is her 6th year as an AP at Swenke.


This school year Mrs. Millerhouse serves grades ECSE, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Fourth Grade, and Life Skills. Please contact Mrs. Millerhouse at (281)-213-1206, Option 1 or by email at sarah.millerhouse@cfisd.net.

Mrs. Brandy Breaux - Assistant Principal

Mrs.Breaux has been an educator for 22 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Louisiana State University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Nicholls State University. Mrs. Breaux became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009. She has teaching and administrative experience in both middle and elementary school. This is her 7th year in CFISD.


This school year Mrs. Breaux will serve grades prekindergarten, ECSE, First Grade, Third Grade, Fifth Grade. Please contact Mrs. Breaux at (281)-213-1206, Option 2 or by email at brandy.breaux@cfisd.net.

Mrs. Stephanie Gable, School Counselor

Mrs. Gable has been an educator for 16 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, and her Master's degree in School Counseling from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. She has taught various grade levels over the years, and this is her fourth year as a school counselor.


While she works with all students, please note that for the 2021-22 school year, she will be the counselor to contact for grades Prekindergarten, ECSE, First Grade, Third Grade, and Fifth Grade. You may contact her by email at stephanie.gable@cfisd.net or by phone at (281)-213-1205, Option 2.

Dr. Scott Talley, School Counselor

Dr. Scott C. Talley has 9 years of public and private education experience. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and his graduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Education, his Masters in School Counseling, and completed his Doctorate of Education in Ethical Leadership. He has taught various grade levels over the years, and this is his fourth year as a school counselor.


While he works with all students, please note that for the 2021-22 school year, he will be the counselor to contact for Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and Life Skills students. We encourage parents to contact him with any questions or concerns regarding their students via email scott.talley@cfisd.net or by phone at (281)-213-1205, Option 1.

Our Librarian - Mrs. Angie Arnett

Mrs. Arnett has been an educator for 22 years. She has lived in the Cypress area her entire life and is proud to be a product of Cy-Fair ISD. She graduated from Cy-Fair HS and received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) After teaching for many years, Mrs. Arnett received her Masters degree in Library Science from Sam Houston. She opened Swenke in 2009. This is her 16th year as a librarian. She also serves as a district lead librarian and is passionate about reading.

Swenke Elementary

Year Opened: 2009

Deanna Swenke was selected as the namesake for Elementary #50. Swenke, who retired as the associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction in June 2008, spent 38 of her 44 years in education within CFISD