Pope Panther News

February 17, 2016

Safety Concerns Surrounding Our Campus

We are having difficulty keeping our students and staff safe at all our crosswalks. There have been several instances where staff members and students have been put in harms way from drivers not following the crosswalk laws.

Adults can assist by obeying the laws concerning the school zones. In our busy lives, sometimes we all forget how hazardous our vehicles can be. You can help by remembering these simple guidelines:

  • Stay Alert - Watch for small children. Children under the age of eight believe that if they can see you, then you can see them, so they often dart out from behind a parked car.
  • Slow Down - Obey the 20 mile per hour MAXIMUM speed limit in school zones and the 30 mile per hour MAXIMUM speed limit on residential streets.
  • Do Not Stop or Park on a Crosswalk - This is against the law. All vehicles must stop behind the painted white stop bar or crosswalk line.
  • Be Patient - Proceed into the crosswalk or intersection ONLY after ALL pedestrians are all clear of the crosswalk(s) and the Crossing Guard has returned to the sidewalk.
  • Obey the Crossing Guards - They are there to protect the children but can only do so with your cooperation. It is a violation of State Law to "willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction to stop and yield to pedestrians given by any School Crossing Guard while in performance of his/her duties in a designated school-crossing zone".

Notes Submitted for a Student's Absence

All notes to excuse a student's absence must be submitted as an original note. We can not accept excuses through e-mail.

Thank you for your help in this matter!

5th Grade will represent us at district "Name that Book" Competition

Congratulations to:

Ian Hoff

Logan DuBois

Angelika Moreland

Dillon Crozier

Advaith Kartha

Ethan Miller

Ava Zaun

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Mrs. Redmon receives "Stars in the Classroom" Award

Mrs. Redmon was presented with the "Stars in the Classroom" Award from Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans and First Community Credit Union. All the award recipients were from across the Houston area and nominated by students and parents. Of the two hundred and twenty-five submissions, ten teachers were chosen to recieve an award.

We are proud to have such a "Shining Star" on our campus!

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Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!

In observance of the National Education Association’s 18th annual

READ ACROSS AMERICA celebration, Pope Students are invited to wear

“Cat in the Hat” hats or Dr. Seuss t-shirts on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Pope cafeteria will also be serving Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast!

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To all our parents who helped with our Kindergarten 100 Days of School Celebration!!

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Looking Ahead


23 - My Simply Chic - Spirit Night

26 -PRIDE Store

26 - Dollars for Scholars - Crazy Hair or Hat for a dollar

27 - DI Competition


2 - Read Across America

7-11 - Staff Appreciation Week

8 - District "Name that Book" Competition at the Berry Center

8 - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

11- Spring Pictures

11 - 4th grade Human Growth & Development

14-18 - Spring Break