Sam Houston Elementary
Every Child Every Day with Excellence!
October 2021 Family Newsletter
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Sam Houston Elementary Mission
From Principal Cavazos
Greetings Sam Families!
We had a wonderful month of September. Some of our highlights:
- Coffee with the Principal was hosted
- Virtual Open House
- Virtual Grandparents Day
- Picture Day
- Custodial Appreciation week
- Hispanic Heritage month began
- Unit 1 assessments took place in 2nd-5th grades
Teachers will be setting up parent conferences for the first report card. The conferences can be held by phone or video conferencing. Be on the look out for a scheduled day and time.
We want to thank you for your continued support! We look forward to a great month of October.
This month @ Sam Houston
October 1: Father's Take Your Child to School
- Medal of Honor
October 4 - Little Miss meetingOctober 8-12: Fall Break
October 13: PTA meeting- virtual
-Brighter Bites @ 3:45 p.m.
October 12-20: First Report Card parent conferences
October 18: Little Miss meeting
October 19: Galena Park Area Council meeting @ Galena Park HS 10 a.m.
October 20: Unit Day - Wear orange to show you stand up against bullying
October 23: GPISD PK Literacy Day
October 25-29: Red Ribbon week
October 25-29: Unit 2 Reading/Math/Science
Coffee with the Principal
October 28, 2021 --> Register here.
- Topic: Assessments: STAAR and PK-2nd grade assessments
- Topic: Healthy for the Holidays: Nutrition for the Family
- Topic: Dual Language for English Language Learners
- Topic: Internet Safety/Bullying Awareness
- Topic: Summer opportunities for students
- End of Year Parent Recognition
As of now, our meetings will be held in our cafeteria at 8:30 a.m. We will have time at the end of our meeting for parents to ask questions.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Desafíos de noviembre
Desafío de lectura A algunos niños les encanta leer y simplemente tomarán un libro por su cuenta. Otros necesitan un poco de aliento. Un desafío de lectura puede motivar a todos los lectores. Durante las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, su hijo puede participar en este desafío y ganar una gran recompensa. Los estudiantes colorean una pluma de pavo por cada 10 minutos de lectura que hacen durante las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias para completar el Desafío de lectura de Acción de Gracias.
First 9 week period report card.
Oct 25-29 ELA, Math and Science Unit 2 district assessment for all 2nd to 5th grade. Ask your child and your teacher about his/her scores. Be part of your child learning process.
Did you know we have great online resources available for our students?
ST Math for families. The program is for all students Kinder to 5th grade and the information is available in English and Spanish.
Let us know if you need help or have questions.
Enfoque de la educación del carácter de noviembre: Equidad
Family Outreach Resources
Brighter Bites Program!
- November 10
- December 1, 15
Please use this link to sign up to receive free fruits and vegetables. Sign up HERE.
If you want to know more about what Brighter Bites does for schools, please click here.
Messages from our Staff
Message from our School Nurse, Mrs. Calles
Flu season is around the corner. Wearing a face mask, washing our hands, and using hand sanitizer has lessened the number of infections in the past. However, it never hurts to be prepared. Most doctors and clinics will be providing the flu vaccine in mid to late October. Please consider having your child vaccinated against the flu.
Parents, don't forget to send a water bottle with your child, they can always refill it in the school if they run out of water. during the day.
Message from Mrs. Tovar, Librarian
PTA: Parent-Teacher Association
Our first Sam Houston PTA General Meeting of the school year will be on Wednesday, October 13 at at 5 PM. Please join us virtually to kick off the new school year!
You and your child can join PTA! PTA dues are $7 for membership.
All Sam Houston student PTA members are invited to join us on Thursday, October 14 for a movie night from 4-6 PM. We will be serving popcorn and a drink. Join PTA and come out for popcorn and a movie! (This event is for student PTA members only.)
For Your Information . . . State law requires that parents be notified of the right to request a teacher’s certification credentials. If you have questions regarding the qualifications of your child’s teacher, please contact the front office at 832-386-4430.
Please click this link to complete a parent survey. Let us know how we can better serve you and your children. Thank you!
Dress Code 2021-2022
Standardized Dress Code Policy: Acceptable attire includes the following:
Slacks, shorts, capris, skirts, skorts, and jumpers (no denim or sweatsuit material)
Belts must be worn when applicable.
Colors: Navy, Black, Khaki
Shirts or blouses (no logos – shirts must have a collar and be tucked in)
Colors: Any solid color
Sam Houston will have SPIRIT dress on Fridays.
Spirit dress will be Sam Houston shirt, any uniform shirt and blue denim jeans/shorts.
All backpacks must be clear or mesh.
GPISD COVID-19 CONTROLLED ACCESS AND VISITOR POLICY
In order to protect the security of District students, staff, and the learning environment at schools, all visitors, including parents/guardians, shall conform to the GPISD Visitation Policy.
Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with the GPISD COVID-19 Controlled Access and Visitor Policy.