The Mane Tail

Friday, January 21st, 2022


Dear Parent:

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link:

· Select a campus level (ex: Elementary, Middle, High)

· Find your campus

· Click 2020-21

· Click Federal School Report Card

Information on these report cards includes:

· Part I: General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

· Part II: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

· Part III: Academic Growth and Graduation Rate

· Part IV: English Language Proficiency

· Part V: School Quality or Student Success

· Part VI: Goal Meeting Status

· Part VII: STAAR Participation

· Part VIII: Civil Rights Data

· Part IX: Teacher Quality Data

· Part X: Per-pupil Expenditure

· Part XI: STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

· Part XII: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

· Part XIII: Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

· Part XIV: Additional Information—Chronic Absenteeism

If you are unable to access the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact me at 281-213-1600.

Thank you!

Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 31st: Last day to purchase a Sampson Yearbooks

Thursday, February 10th: Valentine's Day Spirit Shop 4:00 PM

Wednesday, February 16th: 4th Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Friday, February 18th: Teacher Work Day (no school)

Monday, February 21st: Professional Dev. Day for Staff (no school)

Monday, February 21st: Chick Fil A Spirit Night from 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Science Resource Center

Due to Covid numbers, our January face to face demo training sessions will be rescheduled for February.

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K & 1st: The seasons (Las estaciones)

La primavera (spring)

El verano (summer)

El otoño (fall)

El invierno (winter)

En la primavera hay muchas flores. (There are a lot of flowers in the spring.)

En el verano hace calor. (It's hot in the summer.)

En el otoño las hojas se caen. (The leaves fall in the fall.)

En el invierno hace frío. (It's cold in the winter.)

2nd-4th: Los siete días de la semana (The seven days of the week)

Lunes (Monday)

Martes (Tuesday)

Miércoles (Wednesday)

Jueves (Thursday)

Viernes (Friday)

Sábado (Saturday)

Domingo (Sunday)

Hoy es ______. (Today is _______.)

Ayer fue _____. (Yesterday was _______.)

Mañana será ______. (Tomorrow will be _______.)

Mi día favorito es ________. (My favorite day is _______.)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

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We had fun talking about Terrible Two on Thursday during our 5th Grade Book Club! Next up is Esparanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan on February 17. Get your books now!

This is a great time of the year to remind all of our Sampson families about our library book policies. When a book is lost, we do not ask for payment right away. A note is sent home so the grown-ups at home are aware of the lost book. A signature is required saying the student will look for the book and if it is not found by May, the book will be paid for by the family. When the signed note is returned, students can check out two books again. Money for the lost book will be accepted in May, not the actual book, because of the type of library books purchased. In many scenarios, the book is found prior to May, so then that works perfectly!

Damaged books require payment at the time of damage. Please remember to keep those water bottles away from Chromebooks and library books!

Thanks for helping us to take care of our library!

Counselors Corner

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PTO News

Fifth Grade Party Meeting

Join us for an information meeting Jan 25th 9:00 a.m.
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Yearbook Order Deadline is Jan 31, 2022!

Yearbook sales close at the end of this month! Don't miss your chance to order!


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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement Needs YOU! Go to and look at SignUps!

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Covid Dashboard

Click this to see a live representation of Covid in all of Cypress Fairbanks ISD.