Mustang Express

December 4, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES

December 2018:

4 - Progress Reports Go Home

11 - 5th Grade Honor Choir Caroling

13 - Coffee with the Counselor

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

17 - Millsap Spelling Bee - 4:30pm

18 - Mustang Express Newsletter

18 - Pajama Day

18 - Reading Night - 5:30pm

18 - Choir Winter Concert - 6:30pm

21 - Classroom Holiday Parties - 10am - Please Pre-register!

21 - School Sing-Along - 2:15pm - Students Only

24-31 Winter Holidays

Family Reading Night & Winter Concert!

Come join us for some holiday fun with the whole family!

Enjoy some books, milk & cookies, and stories in your cozy classroom and

then continue the merriment by attending our wonderful Millsap Winter Concert.

It will be a festive night for all!

Tuesday, December 18, 5:30-7:30pm

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Lost & Found is Overflowing!

PARENTS: Please check the cabinet outside the Clinic!


We make every effort to return lost items.

However, we send hundreds of unlabeled coats, jackets, and personal items to charity each year.


Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.


ALL REMAINING ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO ANGEL'S ATTIC DURING THE WINTER BREAK.

RESPECT: Millsap Core Value

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This month at Millsap we are focusing on our core value of respect.

Respect is showing others they are important by what you say and do.

Here are two videos that some of our teachers are showing in their classrooms:


Sesame Street "Word on the Street": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOzrAK4gOSo


'It's Called Respect' Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGuT9-_Y5J4&feature=youtu.be

CAR RIDER LINE

Dear Parents,

In an effort to make our AM car rider line more efficient, we would like to ask for your help with the following:


1. Please allow enough time for your child to enter building at 8:45 AM. We ask that you be in the car rider line no later than 8:30 AM so you have enough time to go through the line and drop your child off before the beginning of the school day. When the 8:45 AM bell rings, car rider staff will need to go into the building so they can begin instruction.


2. If you exit the parking lot by turning right onto Shaft Rd., please turn right onto Huffmeister Rd. Please do not wait to make a left onto Huffmeister as that slows the other cars that are trying to exit the parking lot.


3. Occasionally, car rider staff may direct you to turn left from the parking lot onto Shaft Road or go straight through the daycare lane to Huffmeister Rd. Please follow the direction of the car rider staff and know that we are doing this to alleviate a temporary back-up. We appreciate your assistance with this.


4. Please do not turn left into the parking lot when there are other cars in line. This complicates the car rider process and is not fair to parents that have been waiting in line.


If you have any questions, please call to speak to the assistant principal, Mrs. Murr

(281-897-4470).


Thank you in advance for your help with these procedures. We appreciate your support.


Car Rider Staff

Classroom Holiday Parties

Believe it or not, the holiday break is almost upon us! All holiday parties will be held on Friday, December 21st at 10am in your child's homeroom.


If you plan to attend your child's holiday party, please submit a pre-registration form to the front office by Friday, December 14th. The pre-registration system allows the front office to print your V-Soft badge in advance in order to streamline the entrance process. Please note that driver's licenses will be required before badges will be dispensed. If you have not entered the building this school year, please arrive to the front office early, as your driver's license will need to be scanned into the school's system.


As a reminder, no school-aged siblings are allowed to attend the holiday parties.

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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 this number: 81010 Then enter this message: @millsappa


A Note from PTO President Matt Thomas:

I hope to see you all at our next meeting on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 6 pm, in the Millsap Library!!!

Kudos to 2nd grade for having the highest Chocolate sales & 4th grade for placing 2nd!!

Congratulations to 2nd grader, Alex Ricketson, for being our TOP seller in the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser!

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Counselor's Corner

COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELOR

Please come and join the counselor on Thursday, December 13th, at 9:00 am for the English Session or 10:00 am for the Spanish Session.


The topic is Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes. Please call Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036 or cynthia.lopez@cfisd.net to RSVP by December 6th . I hope to see you there!

Student Information

Parents or Guardians are strongly encouraged to use the Home Access Center to monitor their child’s attendance, grades, and schedule to ensure accuracy and take appropriate action when necessary.


It is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your child’s attendance, you are more than welcome to email Stephanie.Medina@cfisd.net or contact the front desk at 281-897-4470.


When an email address or phone number has changed, please feel free to send a note with your child or email the teacher of those changes. It is important we have the most current information on file and in the system in the case of an emergency.


Thank you for your cooperation!

Notes from our Nurse

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.


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.


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

Chess Club


4th & 5th grade students may participate with a signed permission form. Parents, please come into the front office to pick up your child.

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at http://www.balfour.com.


The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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No Place for Hate

This year we will continue our participation as a No Place for Hate school. I know it has been mentioned before, but I wanted to take some time to explain a bit.


No Place for Hate helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual differences while challenging bigotry and prejudice.


Counselor Lopez

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Thank you so much to all the Dads who have already signed up to volunteer at Millsap this year.


At this time, there are still dates available, so if you would like to sign up for a second day, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913. Thank you for serving in our school!

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!

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

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