Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter
May 4, 2020
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)
Care & Share Giveaway
21130 Legion Road
New Caney 77357
May 8 & 22:
8:00-12:00 (while supplies last)
Community Assistance Center Saturday Market
1022 McCall Avenue
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Free Meals & Masks
Bakers' Signs Services
11201 FM 1485
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County Food Bank
United Way Montgomery County Center
Community Assistance Center
Interfaith of the Woodlands
Montgomery County Residents
Assistance with Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment
(Children's Health Insurance Program)
2-1-1 (option) 2
Emergency Financial Assistance
Society of Samaritans
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
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
SNAP or Medicaid Benefits:
Lone Star Legal Aid
Northwest Assistance Ministries
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:
Instructional Materials Distribution
May 4 Instructional Packets Ready for Pick Up after 9:00 a.m.
Procedures for Packet Pick-Up
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.
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:
Link in Spanish:
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 (email@example.com) 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!
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.