The Mane Tail

Friday, September 16th, 2022


Dear Parents,

Sampson Elementary has earned an "A" rating from the Texas Education Agency. If you would like to hear specific information about how that rating was earned, join us on Tuesday, September 20th at 4:15 in the Sampson Library.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 20th: 4:15-5:15 Sampson CPOC (public invited)

Tuesday, September 20th: Watch D.O.G.S. Information Meeting 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, September 21st: Destination Imagination parent meeting 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 26th: Teacher Work Day/ Student Holiday

Wednesday, September 28th & September 29th: Hearing & Vision Screening

Wednesday, October 5th: Fall Pictures

Friday, October 7th: Author Visit for Kinder & 1st

Thursday, October 20th: Sampson 20th Birthday Celebration 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 28th: Field Day

Bicycle Safety Reminder

CFPD has asked us to remind our bike riders to lock their bicycles on the bike racks each day. Bicycles that are unlocked can be taken in a matter of seconds. Thank you for helping us keep all of our Stallions safe.

22-23 WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

Mark you calendars for September 20th, from 5:30 – 7:00! You won’t want to miss our WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick Off! What is WATCH D.O.G.S. you ask???? WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative designed and developed by educators, experts and parent volunteers. The program helps provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating, by their presence, that education is important. WATCH D.O.G.S. also provides extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying and provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning.

If you are interested in becoming part of this program, please use the link below to provide contact information. We look forward to having you join us for this exciting program!

Music Notes

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Choir Information

Please remember that 5th Grade Choir Registration Google Forms are due on Tuesday, September 20th. Choir Rehearsals will begin on Friday, September 23rd at 7:25am in the MUSIC room. Students will need to enter through the front doors between 7:15-7:25am. Doors will not be open before 7:15am. If you have not completed the choir registration form and would like to participate- please follow the QR CODE to access the form. Let's SING Stallions!!!
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Field Day Shirts

Don't forget to order your Field Day Shirts! They are available for sale through your students School Cash account.
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From the library

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Kindergarten and 1st graders have a special treat coming soon! Author Ross Burach will visit with them on October 7. In person! WOOHOO! He's a favorite and funny. We can't wait!

The Sampson Book Fair will be here in October! Save the date for shopping the week of October 17. Our Family Reading Night is on Thursday, October 20 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. This is the same night as our 20th Birthday Celebration!

Please see the attached information if your 3rd, 4th or 5th grader would like to participate in Read, Run, Sampson. We will meet on Monday mornings. Students must sign up before attending. The sign up is online, link and QR code in the information.

That brings us to the Jingle Bell Jog too! Save the date for Saturday, December 10. We can't wait to run the 5K together.

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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

Next week we will talk about:.

K & 1st: Introduce

2nd-5th grade: Review

Sí (yes)

No (no)

Buenos días (Good morning)

Buenas tardes (Good afternoon)

Buenas noches (Good evening/nigh)

Gracias (thank you)

De nada (You are welcome)

Por favor (please)

Lo siento o perdón (I am sorry)

Con permiso (excuse me)

Hasta luego (see you later)


Sra. Betancourt

Nature Trails

Do you love the great outdoors and helping students learn? Then our third and fifth grade Nature Trails might be for you! Sampson third and fifth graders will attend Nature Trails on January 19th (math/sci homerooms) and January 20th (ELAR homerooms). We will need parents at the stations to help facilitate the activities and teach the concepts. Volunteers must be currently trained (year 2021 and up) since the Trails has a completely new curriculum. Please see the following for training details and know we will be coordinating grade level sign ups soon:

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Counselors Corner

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Character Education

We are excited to begin our new Character Education program in CFISD this year, Bringing Out the Best. Each month we will focus on a positive trait at school. Students will be encouraged to continue to talk about and show this trait at home and out in the community. For the month of September our focus will be School Pride.

You can see the character traits we will work on each month and access each month’s lessons through the district website here: Bringing Out the Best

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Destination Imagination

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PTO News

Fall Fundraiser - Charleston Wrap

As you all know, our fall fundraiser launched this week and the kids are having a blast!

Want to know how your child can win a prize TOMORROW for our fall fundraiser?

(1) REGISTER online today at,

and START SHARING our fundraiser with your family & friends! 10 views on their shop will win them 1 key chain and 20 views on their shop will win them 2 key chains.

(2) As your child sells items, cut out the coupons at the bottom of the prize poster and have them bring it to school to receive a Roller Botz.

(3) The top seller for TODAY will win an A team or PEAMS member prize TOMORROW.

(4) Prizes from the prize poster will be mailed out to the school approximately 4 weeks after the sale closes.

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Do you or someone you know not want to participate in the Charleston Wrap fundraiser but would still like to donate to Sampson PTO? You and/or family and friends are welcome to donate directly to Sampson PTO. Make your pledge today so your child can qualify for the Sampson prizes. Please drop off your check in an envelope addressed to Sampson PTO treasurer at the front desk by Tuesday, September 27th.

Please visit here to make your pledge

Science Resource Center

SRC has lots of upcoming training dates quickly approaching! All trainings are held at 11206 Telge Road, from 9:30-11:30. No need to register, just show up and attend!

Sept 22 – 1 st Grade, Eggs & Nests

Sept 27 – 5 th Grade, Mammal Skulls

Sept 29 – Kinder, Guinea Pigs

Attend a training and present it to your child’s class, it’s that easy!!

If you are interested in attending one of these trainings, please contact Shannon Kjol at

MOD Pizza

Join us on Monday, September 26th for MOD Pizza night!

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The Sampson Garden needs volunteers to help us prepare for the 2nd and 3 rd grade garden

days! Any Sampson parent can sign up on our website. Shifts are an hour long and you can bring your little ones along. Please check in at the front office and head back to the garden any time during the shift. Wear comfortable shoes and bring gardening gloves or tools, if you like.

Sign up here:



Please join us on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 8-10 am for Sampson PTO’s Inaugural

BEAUTIFICATION Day, brought to you by Sampson PTO’s newly developed Beautification


What does the Beautification Committee do?

This committee will be working to BEAUTIFY the front of Sampson: the two entryway flower beds near the main office entrance, plus the flower beds lining the front of Sampson. With the help of our landscaping guru, Marc, we will be hosting monthly, family friendly events (trimming,

weeding, sweeping – all the landscaping “things”) to continue keeping Sampson’s school lining

flower beds maintained and looking beautiful for all to enjoy.

What do you need to bring?

All we absolutely need is YOU plus any family members that you’d like to bring as these events are always family friendly!!! Please feel free to bring any trash bags, trimming and weeding tools, etc. If you do not have tools of your own, don't worry, we will provide some as well.

These Labor of Love events are quick get togethers, many hands make light work!

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Yearbooks are now available to purchase! Check this off your list and order yours TODAY! Prices will go up on Dec 1st . Follow this link to place your order!
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