Mustang Express

October 29, 2019

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

IMPORTANT DATES

November:

1 - Veterans' Day Program (By Invitation Only)

4 - Report Cards Go Home

4 - Millsap Spirit Night at La Hacienda Restaurant

5 - Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

12 - Mustang Express Newsletter

12 - Field Day for KG & 5th

13 - Field Day for 1st & 3rd

14 - Field Day for 2nd & 4th

14-15 Spirit Shop during Lunches

15 - Field Day for Pre-K

20 - PTO Meeting - 7:00-8:00pm

25-29 Thanksgiving Holidays

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Thank You, PTO!

Millsap Staff and Students would like to thank our FANTASTIC PTO and VOLUNTEERS for the exceptional Color Run and Movie Night on October 18th!! It was such a fun way to spend a gorgeous Friday night and visit with our Mustang Friends.


There are SO many volunteers who made this event happen, but we would like to spotlight Fundraising Chairs Brooke Bettis and Lee Johnson for lending their tremendous talent and countless hours to Millsap! We are so lucky to have y'all in our Mustang Family!


Check out this drone video of the Color Run brought to us by WATCH DOG Dad Justin Phillips:

Color Run 2019
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Millsap Field Day Pre-Registration

NOVEMBER 12-16, 2019


For the safety of our students and in order to accommodate the large number of visitors that attend Field Days, we are asking that you pre-register by completing and returning this form your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, Nov. 8th.


We are requiring everyone to check in through our Raptor Parent Access System. Pre-registering in advance will help us to facilitate this process efficiently and will hopefully help everyone avoid long lines on the day of Field Day. All visitors must bring a photo ID to school in order to attend.


Lastly, if your child has field day in the morning, they will be in their regular instructional schedule in the afternoon. Due to the number of staff needed to retrieve children and to alleviate a long line at the front desk for check-out, if your child has field day in the afternoon, we ask that you please avoid transportation changes and send your child home by their regular transportation.


Please note: School-age children/siblings will NOT be admitted. Thank you.


Pre-registration forms will be sent home and they are also available to download below:

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.


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!


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.


Nurse Raney, RN

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Counselor's Corner

Parents who wish to refer their child must follow the process described in the flyer entitled Horizons Identification Process. Please review website: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/gifted-talented/ . If testing is appropriate, request a HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form from your elementary counselor, Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036. Return the HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form no later than November 30th. Students will not be screened unless the parent permission form is turned in on time.

CHESS CLUB

Chess Club will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00pm 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.

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!

BOX TOPS ARE CHANGING!!

You’ll now download the new user-friendly Box Tops App, register, add Millsap Elementary, and then scan eligible receipts containing Box Tops products!


Millsap will earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra earnings for any Bonus Box Tops opportunities. The app will automatically add Box Tops to Millsap's earnings online, giving visibility to see how you are supporting your school in real-time.


Keep clipping regular Box Tops and sending them to Millsap as long as you continue to find them on packages. We will still get credit for all Box Tops submitted!


More good news: you can ‘double dip’ during the packaging transition by clipping the physical Box Tops AND scanning your receipt with those participating items.


They seem like little things that really won’t make a difference, but they DO!


Since 2010, Millsap has received over $10,300 – a dime at a time!!


Millsap appreciates the time and effort you put into collecting BoxTops!

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers / Father-Figures,

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

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.

Apply for Free or Reduced Meals Online using this link: