Mustang Express

November 14, 2018

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


November 2018:

19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays

28 - Fall / Yearbook Picture Retakes

December 2018:

4 - Progress Reports Go Home

4 - Mustang Express Newsletter

11 - 5th Grade Honor Choir Caroling

13 - Coffee with the Counselor

13 - PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:30pm

17 - Millsap Spelling Bee - 4:30pm

18 - Mustang Express Newsletter

18 - Pajama Day

18 - Reading Night - 5:30pm

18 - Choir Winter Concert - 6:30pm

21 - Classroom Holiday Parties

21 - School Sing-Along

24-31 Winter Holidays

We Appreciate You!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who were judges, scorekeepers, homeroom parents, or just there to support your kids!

Thank you to Jennifer Elizondo and Brooke Bettis for everything you did before and during Field Days. You were amazing!

Tanya Skarpa and Sharyl Seyler


Dear Parents,

In an effort to make our AM car rider line more efficient, we would like to ask for your help with the following:

1. Please allow enough time for your child to enter building at 8:45 AM. We ask that you be in the car rider line no later than 8:30 AM so you have enough time to go through the line and drop your child off before the beginning of the school day. When the 8:45 AM bell rings, car rider staff will need to go into the building so they can begin instruction.

2. If you exit the parking lot by turning right onto Shaft Rd., please turn right onto Huffmeister Rd. Please do not wait to make a left onto Huffmeister as that slows the other cars that are trying to exit the parking lot.

3. Occasionally, car rider staff may direct you to turn left from the parking lot onto Shaft Road or go straight through the daycare lane to Huffmeister Rd. Please follow the direction of the car rider staff and know that we are doing this to alleviate a temporary back-up. We appreciate your assistance with this.

4. Please do not turn left into the parking lot when there are other cars in line. This complicates the car rider process and is not fair to parents that have been waiting in line.

If you have any questions, please call to speak to the assistant principal, Mrs. Murr


Thank you in advance for your help with these procedures. We appreciate your support.

Car Rider Staff

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PTO News

PTO would like to thank all the Homeroom Parents, helper volunteers, and supporters for helping make 2018 Field Days a huge success! A special THANK YOU to Jennifer Elizondo and Brooke Bettis for coordinating PTO’s support of this event… Great job!!!!

Join our Facebook page: Millsap Elementary PTO to stay in the “know” & connect with other Millsap parents!

Join our Millsap Parent Remind 101 group to get information & reminders. Text this number: 81010 Then enter this message: @millsappa

A Note from PTO President Matt Thomas:

I would like to apologize to the Millsap community for having to reschedule November’s PTO Meeting…unfortunately there was an unavoidable and unexpected schedule conflict. I hope to see you all at our next meeting on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 6 pm, in the Millsap Library!!!


Thank you VIPS for the surprise Sonic Drinks and Halloween Treats for all of the staff!

Y'all have such big hearts and we are lucky to have you!!

Congratulations, Ms. Hopkins!

Our own Ms. Christine Hopkins, 4th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, was honored with the Citizenship Education Teacher Award from VFW Post #8905!

Here is an excerpt from the nomination letter...

"She not only teaches, but demonstrates what hard work, respect for others, and never giving up truly means. Citizenship towards Millsap, the community, and country are prevalent in her classroom. She always looks for new and innovative ideas to inspire her students - including writing letters to Vietnam Veterans on an Honor Flight. Ms. Hopkins' enthusiasm and passion for teaching is surpassed only by her willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure her students are successful."

She will now be entered into the National Contest. We are SO proud to have Ms. Hopkins in our Mustang Family!

Family Reading Night & Winter Concert!

Come join us for some holiday fun with the whole family! Enjoy some books, milk & cookies, and stories in your cozy classroom and then continue the merriment by attending our wonderful Millsap Winter Concert. It will be a festive night for all!

Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-7:30pm

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Student Information

Parents or Guardians are strongly encouraged to use the Home Access Center to monitor their child’s attendance, grades, and schedule to ensure accuracy and take appropriate action when necessary.

It is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your child’s attendance, you are more than welcome to email or contact the front desk at 281-897-4470.

When an email address or phone number has changed, please feel free to send a note with your child or email the teacher of those changes. It is important we have the most current information on file and in the system in the case of an emergency.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Notes from our Nurse

See to Succeed (for those signed up) will be the week of Jan 15-18, final date TBA.

Applications are due to me 11/16/18.

Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School

A sick child who is unable to participate in school in a meaningful way should be kept home to rest and recover until symptoms resolve. Keeping a sick child home also protects other children, school staff, and visiting community members from contracting an illness that can be spread from person to person.Please be aware of the following guidelines for school attendance.

  • Fever: A child should remain home with fever greater than 100° F and should only return after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of pink eye, a child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.

If you take your child to a healthcare provider for an illness, please be sure to request a written letter stating when your child may return to school.

Medication Administration

ALL Over-the-Counter meds must be new and unopened.

Medication is to be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian and brought to the clinic in the original container labeled with child's name, name of the medication and directions for the time and dosage. Physician's name must be on prescription medication. Students may not carry medications - including cough drops.

Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

Counselor's Corner


Please come and join the counselor on Thursday, December 13th, at 9:00 am for the English Session or 10 am for the Spanish Session.

The topic is Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes. Please call Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036 or to RSVP by December 6th . I hope to see you there!

Horizon’s Nominations

Parents who wish to refer their child must follow the process described in the flyer entitled Horizons Identification Process. Please review website: . If testing is appropriate, request a HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form from your elementary counselor, Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036. Return the HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form no later than November 29th. Students will not be screened unless the parent permission form is turned in on time.

Chess Club

4th & 5th grade students may participate with a signed permission form. Parents, please come into the front office to pick up your child.

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at

The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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No Place for Hate

This year we will continue our participation as a No Place for Hate school. I know it has been mentioned before, but I wanted to take some time to explain a bit.

No Place for Hate helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual differences while challenging bigotry and prejudice.

Counselor Lopez

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Thank you so much to all the Dads who have already signed up to volunteer at Millsap this year.

At this time, there are still dates available, so if you would like to sign up for a second day, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913. Thank you for serving in our school!


They seem like little things that really won’t make a difference, but they DO! Since 2010, Millsap has received over $9,500 – a dime at a time!! Clip them, rip them, tear them off – we want them! Millsap appreciates the time and effort you put into collecting BoxTops!

Lost & Found

Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.

We make every effort to return lost items.

However, we send hundreds of unlabeled coats, jackets, and personal items to charity each year.

Check the cabinet outside the Clinic!

All items will be donated to Angel's Attic in the spring.


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