Mustang Express

February 12, 2019

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 2019:

12 - 4th Grade Program - 6:30pm

15 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Minute Maid Park

18 - President's Day Holiday for Students

19 - BENCHMARK: 4th Grade Writing (No Lunch Visitors - All Grades)

19 - BENCHMARK: 5th Grade Math (No Lunch Visitors - All Grades)

20 - BENCHMARK: 5th Grade Reading (No Lunch Visitors - All Grades)

20 - Progress Reports Go Home

21 - PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:30pm

21 - Spirit Shop during Lunches

22 - WESTERN DAY - (No Lunch Visitors - All Grades)

23 - CFISD DaVinci Day - Cy-Ridge HS

No Lunch Visitors On Benchmark Testing Days For All Grade Levels on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20

Western Day is Friday, February 22nd!

Dance Schedule

9:30 - 10:20 5th Grade

10:25 - 11:15 3rd Grade

11:25 - 12:15 4th Grade

1:00 - 1:45 Kindergarten

2:00 - 2:45 1st Grade

2:50 - 3:35 2nd Grade


Make sure to pre-register if you plan to attend!

This is one of our most popular events!

The Deadline for Pre-Registration is Wednesday, February 20, 2019.


NO LUNCH VISITORS DUE TO LIMITED SPACE!


Pre-Registration Form is below:

Box Tops Contest Winners: KG, 1, 2, PK, & Life Skills!!

The winners of our recent Box Tops contest have earned a Pajama Day on Friday, February 15.


The Box Tops brought in from this contest totaled almost $300! Thanks to all!


The current contest is now through Spring Break and is "Grade vs Grade". The winners will earn a Hat/Cap Day.

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OUR CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER has been extended until we sell out!

Thank you for your support of PTO and Millsap!

Valentine’s Day Candy Grams!

Fifth Grade is hosting a SWEET fundraiser to raise money for 5th grade day and their class gift to the school! Order forms have gone home!


Send your friends, teachers, or staff members an Original Candy Gram or a Deluxe Candy Gram.


Here’s what you get with The Original Candy Gram for ONLY $1.00:

One Lollipop decorated, labeled with your friend’s name and delivered to their homeroom.


Here’s what you get with The Deluxe Candy Gram for ONLY $5.00:

A Cute Stuffed Sloth holding a bouquet of 2 decorated Lollipops, labeled with your friend’s name and delivered to their homeroom.


Treats will be delivered Thursday, February 14th!

Notes from our Nurse

Human Growth and Development Presentation for all 4th & 5th grade boys and girls will be Friday, March 8th. Please look for an upcoming permission slip.


Our clinic is need of donations of Girls shorts or pants size 7 and up, plus Boys shorts or pants size 4-6. Thank you!


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

Spelling Bee

Millsap’s top speller, Allison Sarwon in 5th grade, competed at the district spelling bee on January 29th. 55 students from CFISD elementary schools competed in the bee. Allison made it to the 8th round! What an accomplishment! We are so proud of Allison and all of her hard work preparing for the event.

Name That Book

On February 5th, the top readers from 3rd, 4th and 5th grade competed in the Millsap Name That Book competition. To be part of this challenge, students chose to read 100 books from the recommended list. These 18 students read for months and prepared during after school meetings with Ms. Hopkins. So much hard work was put into this, but the 3rd grade team was crowned Millsap Champions. They will move on to the district competition to represent Millsap on March 26th at the Berry Center. Way to go Mustang Readers!

Mark Your Calendar for March 5th!

Look for these Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner forms in your students' backpacks soon!

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Download Millsap's Spring Calendar!

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Counselor's Corner

Our value this month is service.


Service means lending a hand to help someone else. J. Irwin Miller once said, “The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself.” Have you ever helped do something for someone who was very different from you? Maybe you have been on a trip to another country to help build a church or a school or to help clean up after a storm. Perhaps you haven’t actually gone on a trip like this, but you helped by gathering food, supplies or money to send to a place like this. Were the people like you or were they different? Maybe you weren’t helping people at all, but you were helping care for animals at your local shelter. Find a way to help; you’ll feel great about it!

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Car Rider Info Update:

Students are allowed into the building at 8:30 AM each morning. As a courtesy to parents, we begin unloading students at 8:20 AM. Students wait under the covered walkway until 8:30 AM, at which time they are allowed to go to class or to the cafeteria to get breakfast. Please remember that our car rider line ends at 8:45 AM, when staff goes inside to begin instruction. If you have any questions about our car rider procedures, please call Mrs. Murr, Assistant Principal (281-897-4474). Thank you.

CAR RIDER LINE

Dear Parents,

In an effort to make our AM car rider line more efficient, we would like to ask for your help with the following:


1. Please allow enough time for your child to enter building at 8:45 AM. We ask that you be in the car rider line no later than 8:30 AM so you have enough time to go through the line and drop your child off before the beginning of the school day. When the 8:45 AM bell rings, car rider staff will need to go into the building so they can begin instruction.


2. If you exit the parking lot by turning right onto Shaft Rd., please turn right onto Huffmeister Rd. Please do not wait to make a left onto Huffmeister as that slows the other cars that are trying to exit the parking lot.


3. Occasionally, car rider staff may direct you to turn left from the parking lot onto Shaft Road or go straight through the daycare lane to Huffmeister Rd. Please follow the direction of the car rider staff and know that we are doing this to alleviate a temporary back-up. We appreciate your assistance with this.


4. Please do not turn left into the parking lot when there are other cars in line. This complicates the car rider process and is not fair to parents that have been waiting in line.


Thank you in advance for your help with these procedures. We appreciate your support.


Car Rider Staff

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The sixth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival is set for March 2, 2019

from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road)

and the Towne Lake community.


Underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress, the fun-filled community event will include a *5K run and a family-friendly **1-mile. New courses include a 5K run through Towne Lake, Lone Star College CyFair and a family path through Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union stadium.


The fun run will feature booth vendors, food trucks, entertainment and activities for children.


Proceeds from the Superintendent’s Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants.


5k (t-shirt* and timing chip): $20 adults; $15 students

5k (timing chip only, no t-shirt): $15 adults; $10 students

1 mile (wristband): $5 adults and students


T-shirt sizes only guaranteed until Feb. 6


Prices increase after Feb. 6


Register: www.cfisd.net/funrun

Registration will be done through SchoolCash.

If you have any questions, e-mail Brandi Rios at brandi.rios@cfisd.net

PTO Meeting Dates

Join our Facebook page: Millsap Elementary PTO to stay in the “know” & connect with other Millsap parents!


Join our Millsap Parent Remind 101 group to get information & reminders. Text this number: 81010 Then enter this message: @millsappa

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at http://www.balfour.com.


The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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STATE Report Card

The State of Texas 2017-18 School Report Card for Millsap Elementary has been publically released and is now posted on our campus website.


This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. It is to be sent to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.


The School Report Cards can be found online at:

www.CFISD.net

About Us

School Ratings

Select Campus Name

Select 2017-18

Click Filter

Click 2017-18 State School Report Card


If you do not have access to the internet to view the School Report Card online, please call 281-897-4470 to request the School Report Card be sent home with your child. You may also visit the main office and request to view or have a copy of the School Report Card provided to you.


Please feel free to contact Joy Dauphin at 281-897-4470 if you have any questions regarding the School Report Card.

FEDERAL REPORT CARD INFORMATION

Dear Parent:


Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link:


http://www.cfisd.net/en/about/know-your-district/school-ratings/


· Select a campus

· Select 2017-18 school year

· Click Filter

· Select Federal School Report Card


Information on these report cards includes:

· Part I: General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

· Part II: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

· Part III: Academic Growth and Graduation Rate

· Part IV: English Language Proficiency

· Part V: School Quality or Student Success

· Part VI: Goal Meeting Status

· Part VII: STAAR Participation

· Part VIII: Civil Rights Data

· Part IX: Teacher Quality Data

· Part X: Per-pupil Expenditure

· Part XI: STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

· Part XII: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

· Part XIII: Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education


If you are unable to access the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact us at 281-213-1010.


Thank you!