The Mane Tail

Friday, January 27th, 2023


Dear Parent/Guardian:

We realize that our students have been participating in a lot of online assessments the last few weeks. The majority of these assessments are requirements from the state of Texas. These assessments are done at the beginning of the year, the middle of the year, and the end of the year. We will use this data to plan our daily instruction as well as identify those students that might need support through interventions. If you have specific questions about your child's performance on any of these assessments, please talk with his/her teacher.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 1st: 5th Grade Party Informational Meeting @ 9:00am

Saturday, February 11th: KISS Dance

Wednesday, February 8th: 100th Day of School (Kindergarten)

PTO General Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 15th: Papa John's Spirit Night for 4th Grade

Tuesday, February 16th: 2nd and 3rd grade author visit Drew Brockington

Friday, February 17th: Teacher Work Day (No School)

Monday, February 20th: Professional Development Day for Staff (No School)

Tuesday, February 21st: 5th Grade Science Benchmark

Thursday, February 23rd: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Reading Benchmark

Tuesday, February 28th: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Math Benchmark

Creekwood Grill Spirit Night 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 2nd: Creekwood Grill Spirit Night 4:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7th: Black History Month Program 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 10th: 120th Day (1st Grade)

From the library

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Our 2nd and 3rd grade students have an author visit coming soon! On Thursday, February 16, our students will visit with author and illustrator Drew Brockington. Interested in purchasing a book? Please look on School Cash! We can't wait!

Our 3rd graders are working hard reading through the NCAA's Read to the Final Four. We made it to the next round! Keep encouraging our students with lots of reading!

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

2-5th grade: Mi escuela (My school)

Mi escuela (My school)

El salón de clases (the classroom)

La cafetería (cafeteria)

El área del recreo (recess area)

La recepción (front desk)

El gimnasio (the gym)

El salón de arte (art classroom)

El salón de música (music classroom)

El salón de Español (Spanish classroom)

La biblioteca (library)

La enfermería (nurse's clinic)

El baño (bathroom)

Kinder and 1st grade: El tiempo (Weather)

Hace sol (It’s sunny)

Hace calor (It’s hot)

Hace viento (It’s windy)

Hace frío (It’s cold)

Está nublado (it’s cloudy)

Está lloviendo (it’s raining)

Está nevando (it’s snowing)

1st grade:

¿Cómo está el tiempo hoy? (What’s the weather like today?)

Hace buen tiempo (There’s good weather.)

Hace mal tiempo (There’s bad weather.)


Sra. Betancourt

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best Character Education Program:

For the month of February, we will be focusing on the character trait Kindness as we Bring Out the Best in CFISD. Kindness is a sympathetic or helpful act. You can access any of our lessons and activities through the district website here:

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Counselors Corner

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PTO News


TODAY, January 27TH is the LAST DAY to purchase a Sampson Yearbook for the 2022-23 school year!

To order, go to

Extra yearbooks in May will be limited. Pre-order your yearbook today!

Questions? Email:

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Please send us a Kindergarten photo of your 5th grader!
The Yearbook team is collecting a Kindergarten picture of our 5th graders to place next to their 5th grade school photo on their class page. We need your help!

  1. Locate your 5th grader's Kinder photo (can be their school portrait, or any headshot from age 5/6)
  2. Scan it, or take a picture of it (save it as a jpg in the highest resolution possible)
  3. Label the jpg with 5th grader's name and teacher
  4. Email it to BY JANUARY 31st!
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5th Grade Party Informational Meeting

There will be a brief informational meeting regarding the 5th Grade Party on Wednesday, February 1 at 9:00 AM in the cafeteria. Please attend to find out more details on the event and how to get involved and volunteer!

KISS Dance

Save the Date for our upcoming K.I.S.S. (Kids Invite Someone Special) Dance on Saturday, February 11th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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4th Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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Please Save the Date for our upcoming BINGO event. We have a new date and time and cannot wait to see everyone there! If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer, please sign up here.

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