Sam Houston Elementary

Every Child Every Day with Excellence!

August Family Newsletter

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Sam Houston Elementary Mission

We are committed to providing our students opportunities for academic excellence through a learner-centered environment. We enhance the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

From Principal Cavazos

Welcome to Back to School!


We hope you and your family had a restful and safe summer! It is time for back to school! We have a great year planned for your child and we cannot wait to see them.


Your child’s safety is our priority. We look forward to working together to keep all children safe upon our return to school. We are following these health and safety practices at school:


  • Wear a mask
  • Social distancing as is possible
  • Washing/sanitizing hands throughout the day


Our doors will open at 7 am each morning to begin receiving students. Breakfast is served from 7-7:30 a.m. each morning.


It is important that your child arrives on time to school each day. Our instruction begins at 7:40 a.m. The end of our instructional day is at 3:10 p.m.


We look forward to a safe and productive school year for your child! Should you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the school. We will be glad to help!


Have a great start to the school year!


Michelle Cavazos

Principal

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Tuesday, September 14: 3rd-5th grades

Thursday, September 16: PK-2nd grades, SLC

Hours: 4:30 - 6 p.m..

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August Character Education focus: Citizenship

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Sam Rams 🙌🏼

Get your spirit wear! Please use the link below to access our online spirit store. Store will close on Sunday, August 31.

Sam Houston Elementary Spirit Store

Click here to order Sam Houston spirit gear!

Brighter Bites Program!

Brighter Bites will be servicing our school community this school year. Our dates are
  • September 15, 29
  • October 13, 27
  • November 10
  • December 1, 15

Please use this link to sign up to receive free fruits and vegetables. Sign up HERE.


If you want to know more about what Brighter Bites does for schools, please click here.

School Supply List 2021-2022

Click here for the school supply list

Dress Code 2021-2022

Standardized Dress Code Policy: Acceptable attire includes the following:


Slacks, shorts, capris, skirts, skorts, and jumpers (no denim or sweatsuit material)

Belts must be worn when applicable.

Colors: Navy, Black, Khaki

Shirts or blouses (no logos – shirts must have a collar and be tucked in)

Colors: Any solid color


Sam Houston will have SPIRIT dress on Fridays.

Spirit dress will be Sam Houston shirt, any uniform shirt and blue denim jeans/shorts.

All backpacks must be clear or mesh.

Message from our School Nurse, Mrs. Calles

Welcome back! We are all excited to start this year.


Please help your child maintain a routine that will enhance his/her learning. Elementary students need 10-12 hours of sleep, good healthy nutritious meals, plenty of water and physical activity.

Message from Ms. McCabe, Counselor

Our character education theme of the month is citizenship. Students will learn the importance of following the rules.


If you have a child that could benefit from school counseling, please contact Ms. McCabe at (832)386-4442 or rmccabe@galenaparkisd.com.

Message from Mrs. Tovar, Librarian

Welcome back! Our books have missed you!! We know that children who read every day become better readers and better learners. Please encourage your child to read every night or share a bedtime story with them. We look forward to an awesome year of reading!

Technology Corner

Please remember to have your students charge their chromebook nightly so it will be ready to go for school each day. Teachers will be starting the beginning of the year health checks on all devices.

Parent Resources

Parent Survey

Please click this link to complete a parent survey. Let us know how we can better serve you and your children. Thank you!

Coffee with the Principal

We will host Coffee with the Principal meetings this year. Our dates are
  • September 9
  • December 2
  • February 10
  • April 7
  • May 5

As of now, our meetings will be held in our cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

2021-2022 Sam Houston El. Family Handbook

Click here to access the Family Handbook.

Parent Compact

Click here to access our Sam Houston Elementary Parent Compact

GPISD COVID-19 CONTROLLED ACCESS AND VISITOR POLICY

In order to protect the security of District students, staff, and the learning environment at schools, all visitors, including parents/guardians, shall conform to the GPISD Visitation Policy.


Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with the GPISD COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policy.


https://www.galenaparkisd.com/Domain/3925

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