Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter

April 27, 2020

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION DATES

Food Distribution Dates

April 28 & 30 Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Jr. High 507 Dr M.L.K. Jr Place N. Conroe 77301

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


Saturday, April 25:

8:00-12:00 (while supplies last)

Community Assistance Center Saturday Market

1022 McCall Avenue

Conroe 77301


Saturday, April 25

9:00-1:00 p.m.

Lewis Park Conroe

501 Park Place

Conroe 77301


Saturday, April 25

10:00-12:00 (first come, first serve)

YMCA Shadowbend

6145 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands 77381


Tuesday, April 28

10:00-1:00 p.m.

Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Junior High 507 Dr M.L.K. Jr Place N.

Conroe 77301


Wednesday, April 29

2:00 p.m.

Community Assistance Center Mobile Market

Dacus Baptist Church 5403 N. FM 1486

Montgomery 77356


Thursday, April 30

10:00-1:00 p.m.

Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Junior High 507 Dr M.K.L. Jr Place N.

Conroe 77301


Thursday, April 30

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Abundant Harvest with Texas Families Council

25658 Cambridge Blvd

New Caney 77357

Community Resources

Here are some resources that may assist you during this Covid-19 time:


Conroe ISD Instructional Resources for Parents: http://bit.ly/conroeisdparent

Community Resources contact Ena McFarland, Family Engagement Liaison at 936-709-5183 or emcfarland@conroeisd.net


Montgomery County Food Bank

936-271- 8800

United Way Montgomery County Center

281-292-4155

Community Assistance Center

936-539-9281

Interfaith of the Woodlands

281-367-1230

Montgomery County Residents

Assistance with Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment

(Children's Health Insurance Program)

832-447-9531

1-877-847-8377

1-800-964-2777

2-1-1 (option) 2

Emergency Financial Assistance

Society of Samaritans

281-259-8452

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Conroe ISD Health Services General Health Information Call Line

936-709-7791 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Yes to Youth Counseling Services

936-756-8682

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

1-888-756-8682

SNAP or Medicaid Benefits:

YourTexasBenefits.com

Lone Star Legal Aid

1-800-733-8394

Unemployment Benefits

1-800-558-8321

Food Stamps/SNAP

call 2-1-1

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Financial Assistance

281-885-4555

Counselor Corner

Our children are now at home more than ever before. They are away from school and friends which might be emotionally hard for them. While this is an important protective factor our children might be experiencing feelings of sadness, frustration, and/or anxiety. One technique we can use to help our kids with these emotions could be to assist them with addressing negative thoughts. You can start with speaking with your child about their feelings and allow them to vent. After listening to their concerns, then help them find alternative ways to look at things. If your child is stuck focusing on the negative offer them different ways to look at this situation. You can focus on the fact that instead of being “stuck” at home they are “safe” at home. You can also encourage your child to explore the things they love and reach out to friends.


Another way to teach re-framing negative thoughts is the idea of optimism. Here is a YouTube link that you can allow your child to watch explaining optimism:


https://youtu.be/9o0wagkrzKw


If students are having difficulties and need to speak to the Sam Houston Counselor they can use the link below. Mrs. Hughes is always available to assist.


Hughes Feelings Check In:

https://forms.gle/DyD52wz7pnPSZco46

Family assistance

If your family is in need of assistance you can use the resources located above or you can use the link below. We are here to assist our families in any way that we can.


English Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci-

oh7fG4TUtOy8sGX304rJCoqPKf3m1wbw88D8hUMsNgHMw/viewform?usp=pp_url


Spanish Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHUI0dQuThm4H2p3EVQMq5BoVd2e-KkYl1VhSWO4xMKVHndA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Instructional Materials Distribution

April 27 Instructional Packets Ready for Pick Up after 9:00 a.m.

Procedures for Packet Pick-Up

The CDC is now recommending the voluntary use of a non-medical mask, cloth face covering when interacting with the public.


We are asking that parents follow the procedures listed below to ensure the safety of all of our families:

*Wear a non-medical mask, cloth face covering while picking up materials.

*Practice Social Distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from others.

*When picking up packets, try to only touch the packet that you are taking.

Staying Healthy by Practicing Social Distancing

The wellbeing of our students and families is important to us. You can help by talking to your child about healthy practices to prevent the spread of illness such as


  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Need TECHNOLOGY?

If you don’t have technology at home and would like to borrow one from the campus please use the link to request a device. Since we have a limited number of devices, we are providing only one device per family. We generally need about 24-48 hours to fill the request. We will contact you when they are ready for pick-up. Our scheduled pick up dates are Tuesday and Thursday. If devices are not picked up in timely manner the device will be assigned to another family in need.


Link to complete:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnq2TkK6QvosgtEmmSXnIhDcRMwBRC2fvZ

V1tKasr97huVTA/viewform?usp=pp_url


Link in Spanish:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuZKN4oRbqJ-Y192Bk1gObuiQYNdMjAmK0rae29i5QDRWHjA/viewform?usp=pp_url

TEACHER ASSISTANCE

Although our school is closed our teachers are still working on ways to educate our students. If you need help with any of the assignments that are being sent home, we have teachers that can assist your child. You can either reach out to your child’s teacher for assistance or you can send an email to contacthouston@conroeisd.net and we will have a teacher contact your child to assist them with their assignments.

Distance Learning

We want to thank everyone for their hard work as we continue to learn in this new way. Our teachers continue to learn ways that we can better support you and your students. Beginning this week, students will be graded through a variety of activities. Depending on the grade level, students may have participation grades, assignment grades through Canvas or other digital learning platforms.


These grades will be placed in the gradebook like normal. Parents with Parent Access accounts will be able to access these grades as normal.


If you should have any questions about grades, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher.

Facebook Read Alouds

We will continue to post videos of our favorite books being read aloud by our teachers and staff members. You can access our videos by going to our Facebook page located at HoustonCISD. You can also click on the link at the bottom of this newsletter.


https://www.facebook.com/HoustonCISD/

Virtual Title I Math game Night

We didn’t get to have our Math Game Night last month, so we have decided not to let social distancing get in the way of having it now! Mark your calendar for a virtual game night next Wednesday night, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.


To participate you will need to pick up one game packet for your family at school beginning Monday morning. If you can’t pick up a packet at school, you may use the attached Virtual Math Game Night Activities, along with a deck of cards and one dice. Then at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, log onto the Houston Elementary Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HoustonCISD/.


During our Virtual Math Game Night we will be live on Facebook and teach you how to play each of the games with your family. There will be a drawing for prizes for families that participate during the evening by posting pictures of your family participating in the activities. Prizes will be baskets of snacks for you to enjoy during the time you are at home.


Please pick up your game packet and join us for a fun evening!

Conroe ISD Parent Resources for Digital Learning

Additional instructional resources including possible daily schedules per grade level are available through the Conroe ISD COVID-19 Digital Learning Instructional Overview. You can reach this page by using the link.

Weekly Distance Learning Plans

Week of April 27TH

Pre-kindergarten

kindergarten

first grade

second grade

third grade

fourth grade

specials (PE, Music, and Art)

DYSLEXIA

If your child receives Dyslexia services through the school, we are continuing our services through Canvas. We also have paper packets available for pick up. If you have any questions or should need any assistance please contact agomez@conroeisd.net.