Autumn Creek Elementary Newsletter

April 22nd, 2021

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Principal's Message

I want to thank you, our community, for your tremendous support and excitement about Autumn Creek Elementary! We can already feel it and our staff are very excited to open the school in August with your kids! I can't say enough good things about the staff we have hired already. I think you will really love them and from them you will begin to get an idea of what Autumn Creek will be about.

I have said many times that our community is our greatest asset, and your involvement in our school matters. In late May I'll kick off our outreach efforts to you by hosting a Watch Dogs initial meeting! I love this program and seeing our dads, uncles, or significant male adults working with our kids each day. There will be plenty more opportunities to help at the school, and we will make you aware of those as we get closer to opening. Whether you want to serve in a large or small capacity, we will find a place for you. We want you here!

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Parents enrolling students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten can do so online through May 28th. For more information on the Pre-K or Kindergarten registration process, please visit our website under the Early Childhood Department/Registration.

Kindergarten Round-Up

There will be an informational session for parents with students entering Kindergarten for the 2021 school year on May 4th from 6-7pm at Ridge Creek Elementary in the cafeteria. The Kindergarten Team along with Autumn Creek school leaders will be on hand to give you more information on the Kindergarten program as well as answer any of your questions. Our Registrar will also be available to help answer any questions about the Pre-Registration process and scan any of your required documents. In addition, we will have childcare available during the informational session hosted by our very own ACE teachers!

Purchase School Supplies for 2021-2022 (Online Only)

Online ordering is open now through June 1st for your student's school supply pack for the 2021-2022 school year. Supplies can ONLY be ordered online. All packs will be shipped to Autumn Creek Elementary in August and ready for your student on the first day of school.

To place an order, go to .

Enter the school ID, AUT010 and follow the directions to complete your order. Please keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

If you have any questions about the ordering process, please contact EPI directly at 832-327-6330 or by email at

Schedule time with Mr. Edwards

Autumn Creek families, would you like to have a one on one or small group meeting with Mr. Edwards to talk about our new school? Do you have questions that you would like him to answer? You can pick a time that is convenient for you to meet with Mr. Edwards via Zoom. Schedule time with Mr. Edwards

Construction Update

Construction is still on track for opening the building in late June! I visited last Friday and saw tile being installed in our upstairs hallway. All classrooms have sheetrock that has been floated and taped, and painting is next. Flooring in the classrooms will come last. The construction company is working to connect power to the building for the first time and that should be done soon.

Hired Staff Highlight

Katelyn Powell - 2nd Grade

Katelyn comes to us from Pine Forest Elementary and will be joining our second grade team! She was born and raised in the Humble/Atascocita area. She has 5 years of valuable experience at 1st grade that will help to push our students to new heights academically! She's known to personalize learning, develop deep relationships with students, and for her innovative teaching. She is a Chic-Fil-A regular, loves house plants, has 2 dogs who love to go on hikes and they are obsessed with frisbees. She is also engaged to be married in September!

Donisha Roberts - 1st Grade

Donisha comes to us from Aldine ISD where she has taught 1st grade for 4 years and been team leader. Her principals note that while she has a quiet voice and a calm room, kids will do anything for her! She's known for her organization, student relationships, and her variety of student-centered teaching methods.

Jackie Burke - 2nd Grade

Jackie comes to us from Fall Creek Elementary where she has been a 1st grade teacher. She is known by her relationships with families and students, and her administrators note that she's always the first one to sign up to help with any community event at the school!

From Mrs. Burke:

I strive to make my classroom welcoming and comfortable for my students so they aren't inhibited to ask questions and they feel free to develop lasting relationships with their classmates.

Jessica Myrie - Kindergarten

Jessica comes to us from California where she has taught kindergarten for 3 years! Her family is moving to Humble this summer. She is known by her administrators for her big heart for kids and to be one of their best teachers.

From Mrs. Myrie:

I am very excited to move to Humble and experience life in Texas!

Haley Blackwell - 5th Grade

Haley comes to us from Willis ISD where she has taught 5th grade RELA and Social Studies for 5 years. She LOVES reading and works hard to help students find the right book that they will enjoy. She's known by her principals to be a strong relationship builder with kids and families and is another teacher known to bend over backwards so that kids learn!

From Mrs. Blackwell:

I graduated from Texas A&M University, Whoop! I recently got married in September of 2020. I am OBSESSED with my two wiener dogs and Frozen! (Many of the younger students on our campus know me as the teacher that loves Elsa and sings “Let It Go”)

Katelyn Griffin - 5th Grade

Katelyn Griffin comes to us from Fall Creek Elementary where she has been teaching 5th grade and has worked in Humble ISD for 9 years. She is known for her strong teaching, relationships with everyone around her, and for her heart. She comes originally from West Virginia University with a Master's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.

A word from Mrs. Griffin:

I live in the Kingwood area with my husband, who is an Assistant Principal at Woodcreek, and our two future Blue Jays, Kaden and Ryleigh. I absolutely love building positive relationships with my students and engaging them in fun and meaningful learning. I can't wait to be a part of all the amazing experiences that students are going to have at Autumn Creek.

Daniela Antunes - Kindergarten

Daniela joins us from New Jersey where she has taught kindergarten for 6 years. A previous teacher of the year in her district, she is known for her energy, creativity, and love for kindergartners. Her classroom is described as a place where focused learning is always happening in a manner that kids love.

A word from Ms. Antunes:

I am known for developing compassionate relationships with my students. Words I live by, "Compassion breeds trust and trust brings results." I will bring kindness, energy and a positive attitude with me to Texas!

Upcoming Important Dates

4/21 - Online Coffee with the Principal, Mr. Edwards - Zoom Link

5/4 - Kindergarten Round-Up for incoming Autumn Creek Students - 6pm to 7pm - at Ridge

Creek Elementary

5/19 - Online Coffee with the Principal, Mr. Edwards - Zoom Link

Unregistered Contacts

Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who isn't getting our emails? Please forward this to them and ask them to reach out to us so we can add them! Contact the Autumn Creek Secretary by email at

Spanish Immersion Program

The application process timeline for the Spanish Immersion Program is as follows:

4/5 - application window opens

4/23 - application window closes

5/10 - 5/20 - screening of applicants

6/3 - notification of acceptance

Please visit the Humble ISD website for more information on the Spanish Immersion Program and the application process.

Information on Registering your ACE Student for the 2021-2022 School Year

If your student will be transferring to Autumn Creek from Ridge Creek Elementary or Fall Creek Elementary, you do not need to do anything to register them for school next year! We will automatically receive their records from the sending campus. So sit back, relax, and dream about how much your kids will love it here!

If you are new to the area and did not previously have students enrolled in our school, you will need to register them. We will post a link to this on our website once the school district makes the link available to us. We anticipate that happening in May. You can always stay up to date on this by visiting our ACE website.