The Postma Press

August 2021

Welcome Back Pumas!

We are so excited to welcome our new Pumas as well as our returning students to Postma! Lots of fun and exciting learning will be going on in the 2021-2022 school year! Our Administrative Team has planned many events we hope you are are able to attend such as "Games with your Guy" and "Daughter Date Night", just to name a few. Our awesome PTO has spent countless hours planning many activities for our Pumas as well! Our theme this year is GROW TO GLOW (the brighter the better)! We will focus on setting small, attainable goals with our students, and then celebrating when we reach those goals! We have a lot of learning, growing, and GLOWING to do this year!

A Note from our Principal

Your child’s safety is our top priority. CFISD and Postma have worked diligently to ensure that our campus has systems in place to support our Pumas and keep them as safe as possible. We learned last year that if we are diligent in our systems and committed to good hygiene, our children can learn safely at school. We are going to do our very best to keep everyone safe! Click on the link below to access the CFISD Lead Safely Plan 2021-2022.


Walkers & Bikers: Only students that live in Townelake on the Green directly behind Postma will be permitted to be a walker or a biker to school. Click here for a link to the permission slip to be a walker/biker. Please email this permission slip to Keri.Summers@cfisd.net. Please contact Keri if you have any questions. You will be contacted to confirm your student’s eligibility to be a walker/biker.


Car Rider: As anticipated, we have more car riders this year than ever before! Thank you in advance for your patience. Our number one priority is student safety. Procedures are designed to ensure all are safe. This year, we are asking all parents (new and returning) to complete the car rider registration online. Every car rider should have a PURPLE car rider tag. If you don't have a PURPLE car rider tag, you will be asked to park and come in to sign your child out. We will not sign out students until the car rider line is complete. In order to access the link for car rider registration click here. We will send your new Car Rider Tag home with your child once registration is complete. Please be patient as we practice procedures and safety.


Cafeteria - ALL students will be provided breakfast and lunch each day for free, regardless of income status. Parents are asked to use the online option to deposit money in their child’s lunch account for additional lunch selections beyond the published lunch menu. Click here to access the online food services webpage to find breakfast and lunch menus and deposit money into your child’s lunch account.


Lunch/Breakfast Schedule:


  • Breakfast: Served daily from 8:15 - 8:40 am. Car riders that arrive at school after 8:40 will go directly to class. Bus riders that arrive on campus after 8:40 will be permitted to eat breakfast.

  • Lunch Schedule:

Pre- K: 12:15 - 12:45

Kinder: 11:55 - 12:25

1st Grade: 11:20 - 11:50

2nd Grade: 1:05 - 1:35

3rd Grade: 12:30 - 1:00

4th Grade: 10:45 - 11:15

5th Grade: 1:40 - 2:10


Visitors: Lunch guests will not be allowed on campus at this time. Campus administration will re-evaluate lunch guests for students at the end of the first 9-weeks. On campus visitors are limited to scheduled meetings. We will not be able to accommodate lunch deliveries. We will accept deliveries to the nurse for glasses and medication. If your child forgets their lunch kit at home, they will be allowed to go through the lunch line.


Postma staff is ready to serve you! We are excited to be back and do what we love to do, which is teach and love kids. If there is anything you need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


We just can’t hide our Puma Pride!


Grow to glow!


Terry Bell

Principal

At Postma, we live by The 8 Keys of Excellence

Integrity
Match behaviors with values.
Demonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say. Be sincere and real.


Failure Leads to Success
Learn from mistakes.
View failures as feedback that provides you with the information you need to learn, grow and succeed.


Speak with Good Purpose
Speak honestly and kindly.
Think before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.


This is It!
Make the most of every moment.
Focus your attention on the present moment. Keep a positive attitude.


Commitment
Make your dreams happen.
Take positive action. Follow your vision without wavering.


Ownership
Take responsibility for actions.
Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. “Own” the choices you make and the results that follow.


Flexibility
Be willing to do things differently.
Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.


Balance
Live your best life.
Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.


Go to 8keys.org for more information about the 8 Keys of Excellence.

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Thank you, Postma PTO!

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Clinic News

Please access updated clinic procedures and policies by following the link below:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/148z8SW-RUk7ZjfWXl0TvlCzezQW-GuMz/view?usp=sharing

Student/Staff Holiday - Monday, September 6th

In observance of Labor Day all CFISD facilities will be closed. Enjoy your 3-day weekend!

VIPS Breakfast - Friday, September 10th at 9am in the Library

PTO will be holding a breakfast in the Postma library on Friday, September 10th at 9am-10am to welcome new and returning members to the PTO. Be sure to mark your calendar so you don't miss this informative event.

Fall Individual Portraits - September 17th

Friday, September 17th student individual portraits will be taken during school hours. Don't forget to bring your smiles!

Progress Notes - First Marking Period - Thursday, September 23rd

First marking period Progress Notes will be available on HAC (Home Access Center) on Thursday, September 23rd. CFISD is going green! Paper copies will be available upon request.

Student Holiday - Friday, September 24th

Students will not have school on Friday, September 24th.

PTO Fall Fundraiser begins Monday, September 27th

PTO Fall Fundraiser - Monday, September 27th through Monday, October 11th.

Curriculum Night - Tuesday, September 28th

Save the Date! More information to come!

Cub Scout Kick-Off - Wednesday, September 29th - Postma Cafeteria 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Cub Scout Master will be speaking to your students during lunches on Tuesday, September 28th. Pack sign-up will be the evening of Wednesday, September 29th in the Postma cafeteria from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

LOOKING AHEAD:

October 2021:

Games with your Guy - Friday, October 1st - 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Postma enrolled students only)

Puma Pack Dads - Tuesday, October 5th - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

End of Marking Period 1 - Thursday, October 21st

Painting with the Principal - Thursday, October 21st - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Student Holiday - Friday, October 22nd

Red Ribbon Week - October 25th - October 28th - daily themes to be announced in the next newsletter.

Book Character Day - Friday, October 29th - Dress up as your favorite book character


November 2021:

Student Holiday - Monday & Tuesday, November 1st & 2nd

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 2nd

Student Council Food Drive - November 5th through November 12th

Veteran's Day Program - Thursday, November 11th

Postma PTO Information:

Join the Postma PTO and Order Spirit Shirts at the NEW PTO Website:


Postmapto.membershiptoolkit.com


  • Buy Spirit Shirts
  • PTO Membership
  • Volunteer
  • View PTO Calendar
  • And much more!

Join Postma for Marco's Pizza Spirit Night - September 7

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Game On! Let the Games Begin!

Join the Postma PTO Today!

The Postma PTO website has all the information needed to be a volunteer, find out about the latest fundraisers and spirit nights, and purchase spirit items. Check it out today!

Way to GLOW Pumas!

Being a Puma Runs in the Family!