Husky Howler

April 2022

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Parent Communication Day


Thursday’s are our Parent Communication Days so we ask that you please check all student backpacks every Thursday after school. Thank you!


Parents please make sure that your child is bringing a refillable water bottle to school every day. We are not using the water drinking fountains instead students are using our water bottle refillable stations to refill their bottles. Thank you.

Lifetouch

Please click the link to order pictures online

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**Attention Families**

School-issued Chromebooks are considered a school supply. To ensure your child’s success in the classroom remember to:


  • Charge the Chromebook every day

  • Bring the Chromebook and charger to school every day

  • It’s advisable to label your child’s Chromebook & charger to help your student learn how to keep up with their things

  • If something is wrong with your student’s Chromebook, put in a “Happy Fox” ticket as soon as possible. You can access the “Happy Fox by clicking on this link: Happy Fox Link


Our instruction and testing rely more and more on students’ access to technology. Your support on this is greatly appreciated!

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Junior Police Academy

Please click to register for Junior Police Academy

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STUDENT ID PROGRAM (ZONAR)

If you would like to receive notifications when your student enters or exits the bus using their RFID enabled ID card, please login or create an account at Zpass+

Home Access Center Instructions

Press the link to login to your account in the Home Access Center

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Transportation changes

*All transportation changes must be made in writing*


Please send a written note to school with the transportation change, student’s full name, teacher’s name, a parent signature and phone number where you can be reached.

In the case of an emergency: parents may fax the school at 281-463-5529 before 3:00 p.m.



Please note: E-mail or phone changes will not be accepted.

Please remember students are only allowed to ride their assigned bus to and from their assigned bus stop.
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Message from the Nurse

Parents, please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. This is very important for everyone's safety.

Parents must screen students daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for the following signs and symptoms of COVID-19:


1.Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms in a way that is not normal to you?

• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.00 F

• Loss of taste or smell

• Cough

• Difficulty breathing

• Shortness of breath

• Fatigue

• Headache

• Chills

• Sore throat

• Congestion or runny nose

• Shaking or exaggerated shivering

• Significant muscle pain or ache

• Diarrhea

• Nausea or vomiting


2. Have you had known close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

within the last 14 days?


**Students must stay home if they answer “yes” to any of the above.


· Students at school who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will determine whether that child can remain at school.

· Before a student may return to school, established criteria must be met as stated in the “Students Return to School Protocol”. For CFISD safety protocols and options, please read the LEAD safety plan/LEAD safety 2021-2022.

Classlink

Student must login with their school account

Schoolcafe - Cafeteria

  • SchoolCafé is a safe and secure way for parents to make online payments to their children’s cafeteria accounts.
  • School Café also allows parents, students and staff to view and interact with school cafeteria menus, view nutritional analysis, ingredient and allergen information.
  • Free/Reduced Price meal applications can also be accessed and completed on School Café.
  • Visit www.schoolcafe.com or the SchoolCafe app to apply.
  • Call 281-897-4550 or visit the Food Production Center at 11355 Perry Road with questions and for assistance.
  • Paper applications are available upon request
Schoolcafé

Free and reduced lunch form - Create an account

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Counselor Corner

HOPE:

Believing that something good can come out of something bad.

“If you only carry out one thing throughout your life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes our way. Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now, and you are on the path to where you are meant to be… Because during those times, hope will be the very thing that carries you through.” -Nikki Banas

Just like a beautiful butterfly emerges from a dark cocoon, we want kids to know that they can have hope for their future. This month, we will focus on making lemonades out of lemons as we spend time looking to the future and talking about HOPE.

KNOW IT

· Can you think of a time when something bad happened to you or to someone you love? How did you react? Were you able to think positively and have hope?

· Who is someone that you know who is a hopeful person? What are some things that they do or say that suggest they have hope?

· Describe a time when it was difficult to believe that something good was going to come out of something bad. Is it hard to keep hope sometimes?

· How do you keep a positive attitude when bad things happen?

· How does it feel to believe something good can come out of something bad?

SEE IT:

During the Coronavirus pandemic many people suffered financially, physically, emotionally, etc. Organizations and individuals from all over the world felt the call to instill hope in others and they set out to help. Feeding America is one such organization that stepped up and vowed to continue to serve communities despite the pandemic by providing food to the hungry. If you can, you can contribute to your local food bank to end hunger

BE IT:

This month, you and your family can volunteer at your nearest food bank or Red Cross. Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families affected by disasters such as fires and hurricanes. There are many ways to volunteer including donating blood or assisting with a blood drive, installing free smoke alarms, and helping after a disaster strikes. Your family will not only serve as a source of hope for people, but you may also witness a renewed hope in the people that you serve.

READ ABOUT IT:

Here are some books to help you learn more about optimism and hope:

The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

Spin by Rebecca Janni

When Pigs Fly by Valerie Coulman

A Flicker of Hope by Julia Cook

Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough

PRACTICE IT:

Give your child some sticky notes and write encouraging messages on them to encourage hope, optimism, and positive thinking. Put the sticky notes throughout the house – on the bathroom mirror, on the walls, on the refrigerator, etc. as reminder to be optimistic and have hope.

TALK ABOUT IT:

Here are some discussion points to help you talk about HOPE with your child:

· What does HOPE mean to you?

· How can having HOPE help you?

· What can make it difficult to have HOPE?

· What are some positive things you can tell yourself when you are feeling discouraged?

· What do you think you could accomplish if you were more optimistic and hopeful?


Contact Information:

Ms. Ramsey & Mrs. Brown

Holmsley Elementary School

Phone: 281-463-5885

Email: Michelle.ramsey@cfisd.net

Elisabeth.brown@cfisd.net

Please contact us by phone, email, or by appointment. We are so glad our Huskies are here!

Schoolcash

Follow the link and create an account

Sign the parent ackowledgement form for the Chromebook 2021-2022

By signing, the parent is indicating that they agree to let their student have a CFISD chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year and that they will return any items if they leave or graduate from CFISD. There is no fee associated with signing the form and it must be completed in order fro a student to receive a CFISD Chromebook.



To access SchoolCash, visit our school website and click on the SchoolCash link.


  1. Register by selecting the "Get started today" link and fill in the required fields to create your profile or sign into an existing account
  2. After you receive the confirmation email, click the school cash link and add each of your children to your household account.
  3. Click each child's name and view items in the student account.
  4. Check out like you are making a purchase (3 page process).
  5. View receipt


If you need assistance please call 1-866-961-1803 or parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com
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Schoology

Join a teacher's schoology class to show parents how to navigate the online classroom

Message from the Registrar

Reminder to parents.

If you student is sent home from the nurse and it advised they cannot return the following day. This is considered still an absence and you must send a note excusing the absence.


****School starts at 8:40am, your student is considered late if they are not in the building by 8:40am. You must escort your student to the front office..***


Absent notes that are sent to the attendance office must have a copy of the parents ID attached. Please do not email teachers absences notes.

Watch Dogs

Are you interested in being a part of our campus Watch D.O.G.S program? This is your chance!

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other father figures who volunteer at least once each year at their child’s school. They change the culture of the school by giving students an opportunity to connect and interact with father-figures in a positive way at school. Your day on campus will consist of different activities including lunch duty, hallway monitoring and spending time in classes.

This year we are only welcoming one volunteer a day.

● To join our program, complete the attached registration form.

● Call or email to indicate which dates you would like to come and serve. Mrs.Valderrama will reach out to you with confirmation of your assigned date

Grace.valderrama@cfisd.net

281-463-5885- Ask to speak to Grace Valderrama

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Holmsley Elementary



  • At Holmsley Elementary, we do “Whatever It Takes” to develop successful and productive lifelong learners.