Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter

May 4, 2020

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Upcoming Community Food Distribution Locations

Food Distribution Dates

May 5 and 7 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)


May 1

Care & Share Giveaway

1:00p.m.

21130 Legion Road

New Caney 77357


May 8 & 22:

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

Community Assistance Center Saturday Market

1022 McCall Avenue

Conroe 77301


May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Free Meals & Masks

Bakers' Signs Services

11201 FM 1485

Conroe

Community Resources

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


COVID-19 Screening and Testing

Lone Star Family Health Center

605 S. Conroe Medical Drive

Conroe 77304

Monday-Friday 8-9 p.m., Sat. 9-1pm

No out of pocket cost with insurance (all insurance accepted)

Sliding scale fee discounts based on income and household size


Resources from Montgomery County Agrilife Extension Center:

Access to daily updates, resources, information regarding COVID-19, nutrition, kitchen gardening, and physical activity

follow on facebook at Better Living for Texans Montgomery County.


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

Anxiety in children shows in many ways. Your child might seem grumpy or be sleeping more than usual and that could be anxiety showing up. The graphic below- 8 ways anxiety shows up illustrates the behaviors you might be seeing at home. After figuring out that you are dealing with anxiety, it is useful to have ways to deal with the anxiety. One way to cope with anxiety is to focus on the things that are pleasant. One pleasant thing we have upcoming is Mother’s Day. It is Sunday, May 10th and maybe this year you could celebrate it by creating a new tradition. Instead of your child making crafts with their teachers maybe they are making them with Dad. Instead of going out to eat maybe your child can cook Mom breakfast in bed. Get creative and make it fun. If you need some ideas, I have attached a link below to a Mother’s Day song and craft ideas. For additional mental health tips please see our Sam Houston Elementary Facebook Page and look for our mental health videos to share with your kids.


Sesame Street Mother’s Day Song https://youtu.be/n7pLLV3jf8k


Mother Day Craft ideas- https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/mothers-day/g32126629/mothers-day-crafts-for-kids/


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

May 4 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

2020-21 School Supply Information

We are already beginning to plan for next school year, and we know how important new school supplies are for students and teachers. However, we also know that the recent pandemic has created financial difficulties for many of our families. We are happy to announce that one of our community partners will be donating backpacks and school supplies for every student at Sam Houston Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year!


A school supply list will be printed, but our families do not need to purchase supplies. Instead, we will be asking our families to donate a box of tissues to students’ classrooms at the beginning of the school year. This will help us stay healthy and keep us from spreading germs in our classrooms.

Virtual Title I Math game Night

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Virtual Math Game Night on Wednesday. It was a fun time for everyone, and we learned new things in the process. If you missed it, you can find the video on our Facebook page @HoustonCISD.


Participants were entered into a drawing for a basket of snacks. Our winners are:

· Irene Guerra

· Esme Rubio-Zamudio

· Maria Beni

· Karen Aleman

· Flor Cedillo

· Renee Gomez

· Armas Moreno

· Paty Santos Espinoza

· Kaydy Leon

· Yaneth Cantanero


If you haven’t already, please contact Mrs. McFarland by email (emcfarland@conroeisd.net) to arrange to pick up your basket next Tuesday.


Congratulations to Mrs. Maxwell for having great participation from her class! She too has won a treat!

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 May 4

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.