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October 5, 2022

From the Principal

It is hard to believe that it is October already and that we are in the 7th week of this school year! Thank you very much for reading this information and for your support of Lamkin Elementary. Your involvement makes a tremendous difference. Our students are settled in for this school year and are hard at work, growing each day in their learning! Students are learning about National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizing College and Career Week. Coming soon will be Red Ribbon Week and Veteran’s Day.

WORLD Teacher Day is October 5th. Lamkin is fortunate to have dedicated, energetic and talented teachers that go above and beyond for students. I encourage your child to draw a picture, write a note, or help you write an email of thanks to their current or former Lamkin teachers. These words of thanks are appreciated and mean so much!

Thank you to our amazing PTO! Lamkin PTO provided funds for us to purchase additional resources for recess. Students will enjoy jump ropes, hula hoops, sidewalk chalk and more.

Labeling Items: With the cooler temperatures that will hopefully be in our future, please label sweaters and jackets with your child’s name inside so that we can return when they are in the lost and found. Please also label water bottles and lunch kits. Our lost and found has some items so please encourage your child to look for something that they might have lost while at school. Unclaimed items are donated to local organizations.

Safety: Lamkin continues to conduct safety drills that are required each month and semester. The students have done an outstanding job of listening and following directions. Safety is our top priority and we appreciate visitors following required procedures when visiting Lamkin.

This year, all students will participate in Adventure Dash on October 28th. The students had a blast last year and the funds that were raised allowed Lamkin to provide needed resources for students in the classroom. Details will come soon about Lamkin’s fundraising efforts and exciting incentives that students can earn. This year, fundraising money will go towards the following initiatives: materials and supplies to be used in classrooms and our library to promote learning as well as playground equipment. (Playground equipment is an expensive investment and what we are able to raise determines when we can purchase. This might require a 2 year fundraising effort.)

Daily learning begins at 8:15 each day. Please ensure that your student is on time for school in order to be present for all instruction.

Did you know? Reading to your child each day for 10-15 minutes makes a HUGE impact on their personal reading success. We encourage you to read to your child each night to help he/she reach their full reading potential. Students will bring home Lamkin library books and we have several local public libraries in the area that can be visited for books. Students of all ages benefit from hearing a book read aloud.

In September, our students learned about showing school spirit and empathy during their class meetings, end of day announcements and Launch class (gr K-5). In October, students will learn about integrity and teamwork.

Mark your calendars: 10/13- Picture Day, 10/21- Family PTO Fall Fest, 10/24- Teacher Work Day (student holiday), 10/28- Adventure Dash for all students during the school day

We are committed to “Bringing out the Best in our Lamkin Leopards!” Please reach out to Lamkin if we can help answer any questions or if you have celebrations or concerns that you would like to share. We are LamkinD.

Leaving Early

If you need to pick your child/children up from school early, please send a note with your child's first and last name, grade and teacher along with the date of the time they are leaving. Make sure you sign the note and provide a phone number in case there are any questions.

The latest time you can pick up your child is 3:00 p.m.

We understand that emergencies will arise from time to time and will accommodate these situations on an individual basis.

Attention Car Rider Parents

Lamkin needs your help! We have noticed an increase in the number of students coming in late and not being picked up on time from school. As students learn the procedures, we get faster each day unloading and loading cars. Learning begins each day at 8:15 and your child is counted as tardy if he/she is not at school by that time. ALL students need to be picked up each day in the car rider line by 3:55 pm. If you are not able to be at Lamkin by 3:55pm, you will need to call the office and let us know so we can arrange for an administrator to stay with your child.

if you are experiencing difficulty arriving each day for pick up by 3:55pm, we do have a wonderful before and after school program called Club Rewind that might be able to help you. Click on the link below for information about this program.

Remember - the bus is another safe way to transport your child to and from Lamkin Elementary. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about bus riding or Club Rewind. We're happy to assist you!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 13 - Fall Pictures

Oct 20 - Adventure Dash Pledges Begin

Oct 21 - Lamkin Fall Family Fest 5:00 p.m.

Oct 24 - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night 5:00-9:00

Oct 28 - Adventure Dash Fun Run

Oct 31 - Report Cards Go Home

Lunch Schedule

Pre-K 11:10 or 11:40 – check with teacher to see which time your child goes to lunch

Kinder – 10:40

1st – 11:10

2nd – 11:40

3rd – 12:10

4th – 1:10

5th – 12:40

Lamkin Bus Departure Times

Need to know when your child's bus is leaving Lamkin at the end of the day? Click on the link below for a live look at when buses are loading and when they leave Lamkin. This way you will know exactly when to expect the bus in your neighborhood!
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From the Cy-Fair Police Department

During the past week, there have been several cases of false threats against schools throughout the Houston area. These are considered terroristic threats, and they are not jokes. They are very serious and endanger the lives of others, waste valuable resources and could potentially cause mass panic in our communities.

Please take this opportunity to talk with your child and remind them that making a threat against a district, school or individual will not be tolerated in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and may result in criminal charges and disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

As stated in the Texas Penal Code, a terroristic threat that places the public in fear of serious bodily injury is a Third Degree Felony. A conviction for a third-degree felony in Texas could result in up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The CFISD Police Department (CFPD) will prosecute any individual who threatens the safety of our students, staff or schools to the fullest extent of the law.

Also, as a reminder, no weapons of any kind are allowed on the premises of any CFISD campus or facility. Do not allow your child to bring anything to school that is a weapon or gives the appearance of being a weapon, even if it is a toy. Airsoft guns, pellet guns, BB guns and water guns are not allowed.

Safety and security are everyone’s responsibility. Take this opportunity to talk with your child not only about the severe consequences of making threats, but also about the important role they play in school safety. Please remind your child to report any tips surrounding a school threat or a rumor of a school threat to Cy-Fair Tipline (an anonymous reporting system which is monitored by CFPD 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or to a school administrator.

In the event of an emergency, CFISD will use multiple communication channels to share and update information, including text messages, emails, and social media updates. If you are not receiving text messages from your school or CFISD, opt-in to SchoolMessenger by texting Y to 67587.

We work diligently to maintain a safe school environment for every student and staff member. As a reminder to all students, “if you see something, say something.”

Chief Mendez
CFISD Chief of Police

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