Mustang Express

September 18, 2018

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

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IMPORTANT DATES

SEPTEMBER 2018:

18 - Parent Night: 3-5 + LS - 6:30-7:30pm

26 - Progress Reports Go Home

27 - Mother Goose visits Kindergarten

27-28 Spirit Shop during Lunches


OCTOBER 2018:

1-5 BOOK FAIR WEEK

2 - Mustang Express Newsletter

2 - Watch DOGS Orientation - 6:30-7:30pm

2 - Book Fair Open 5:00-8:00pm

8 - Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

10 - FALL / YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY

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

16 - Mustang Express Newsletter

18-19 Spirit Shop during Lunches

22-26 Red Ribbon Week

24-25 Hearing & Vision Screenings

24 - College Day

25 - Career Day

26 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

BADGES

Please make sure that your child’s transportation badge is attached to his/her backpack and that your child brings his/her backpack to school each day. This is especially important for bus riders. Thank you!

CHESS CLUB

Chess Club will start Wednesday, September 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Library.


4th & 5th grade students may participate with a signed permission form.

Please come in through the front office to pick up your child after Chess Club.

PTO News

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 the number & info below:

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Looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities?

Watch for the opportunity to sign up to volunteer for one (or more) 3 hour shift in the Millsap library as a Librarian’s Assistant! Sign-up Genius will be posted to the Millsap Elementary PTO Facebook page soon, so keep an eye out!!!!


Library Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, September 19th

1:30-2:00

Millsap Library

Join us to learn about our library and the volunteer opportunities for the year.

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Our Chocolate fundraiser is going strong!

Money collection & chocolate distribution this week:

Wednesday, September 19th, 2-4pm


WHAT is this money going to be used for?

⭐️Field trips & the buses to take your children to and from

⭐️Helping offset teacher’s instructional resources and classroom supplies that the district doesn’t cover

⭐️Breakfasts, lunches & treats for our deserving teachers & staff

⭐️Continuing education classes and conventions for teachers to attend over the summer to sharpen their already awesome skills

⭐️5th Grade Day

⭐️And more... it ALL goes back to your kids and our school!


TOP SELLING GRADE LEVEL will earn a POPCORN PARTY during lunch!

TOP SELLING HOMEROOM will earn a POPSICLE PARTY during recess!

Celebrate Creativity! #millsapdotday2018

Celebrate International Dot Day (a day millions of people around the world connect, collaborate, create and celebrate creativity, inspired by the book The Dot) with Millsap:


Through September 23 - Millsap Deca-Dot Scavenger Hunt

Ten large dots painted by Millsap artists have been placed throughout the community for you and your family to find, take a picture with and share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #millsapdotday2018. Clues for dot locations can be found on Instagram (millsapart), Twitter (@millsapart) and the Millsap PTO Facebook page.

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DADS - Look for this form coming home with your child!

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Notes from our Nurse

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.


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.


Change of Clothing

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students should bring a change of clothes in their backpack in case of restroom emergencies. Thank you!


Cypress-Fairbanks/Millsap Elementary will conduct the following health screenings on October 24 & 25 using certified screeners in accordance with guidance from the

Texas Department of State Health Services.


Hearing

Vision

Spinal Scoliosis (5th grade girls only)

Type 2 Diabetes


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

Absence Notes

Please remember that whenever your child is absent, we must have a note from you explaining why the absence occurred.


All notes must include the child’s first and last name, the date of absence, the reason for the absence, and your signature. If you have a doctor’s excuse please attach it to your note.


Feel free to use the attached form and make copies for future use.

Thank you!

Counselor's Corner

The beginning of the year has been going great!


Each month we have a core value. Our value this month is initiative. Initiative means that you see what needs to be done and you do it. Most of us have someone that we live or work with that tells us what to do. Doing what you’re told is not hard. Doing what needs to be done without being told is harder. Taking initiative means that you must be observant and pay attention to what work there is to be done.


Good leaders show initiative early in life--they don’t wait to be told what to do, they jump in and do it. This would be a great skill to help our children learn. Begin by showing your children how to do certain chores like throwing out the trash, putting away their shoes, etc. Then praise them when they take initiative and begin doing them without be told.

PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

As a parent of a student at a campus receiving Title I funds, federal law allows you to ask for information about the certification, college major, and advanced degrees of your child’s teacher(s). You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of a teacher aide or paraprofessional providing direct services to your child. If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers / Father-Figures,

Our kickoff event is Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30pm!

If you would like more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913.

BOX TOPS REALLY WORK!

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!

Easy To Donate through OFFICE DEPOT!

http://www.officedepot.com/backtoschool/display.do

Enter Millsap school number: 70095800

Then enter your order number (numbers before the dash).

5% of $$ for eligible products is automatically donated!!

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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