Sam Houston Weekly Newsletter

May 11, 2020

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Upcoming Community Food Distribution Locations

Food Distribution Dates

May 12 and 14 Conroe ISD Meal Distribution for Students

Washington Jr. High 507 Dr M.L.K. Jr Place N. Conroe 77301

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Curbside Pickup)


May 16

Compassion United-Terry's Table at Groceville Baptist Church

19256 FM 1484

Conroe 77303

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.


May 19

Washington Jr. High- Conroe ISD

Tuesday 10:00-1:00 p.m.


May 19

Humble Area Assistance Ministries at St. John of the Cross Church

20000 Loop 494

New Caney 77357

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.


May 19

Society of Samaritans

31355 Friendship Dr.

Magnolia 77355

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.


May 21

The Ark Church

450 Humble Tank Rd.

Conroe 77304

Thursday 8:00 a.m.


May 21

Washington Jr. High-Conroe ISD

Thursday, 10:00-1:00 p.m.


May 22

East Texas Dream Center-Care and Share Food Pantry

26373 E. Holly Lane

Splendora, 77372

Friday, 1:00 p.m.


May 22

Community Assistance Center at Bull Sallas Park

21675 McCleskey Rd

New Caney, 77357

Friday, 9:00 a.m.


May 23

YMCA Outreach Shadow Bend

6145 Shadow Bend Place

The Woodlands, 77381

Saturday 10:00-12:00


May 23

First Montgomery County Baptist Church

20423 Eva St.

Montgomery, 77356

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.


May 26

Washington Jr. High- Conroe ISD

Tuesday. 10:00-1:00 p.m.


May 27

Conroe High School- Conroe ISD

3200 W. Davis St. 77304

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.


May 28

The Ark Church

450 Humble Tank Rd.

Conroe 77304

Thursday, 8:00 a.m.


May 28

Washington Jr. High- Conroe ISD

Thursday, 10:00-1:00 p.m.


May 29

Creative Life Spiritual Center- Oakridge 9th Grade Campus

27330 Oakridge School Rd.

Conroe 77385

Saturday, 8:00 a.m.


May 30

Community Assistance Center (Crisis Assistance Center)

29707 W. Hawthorne Dr.

Spring 77386

Saturday, 8:00 a.m.

Community Resources

Here are some resources that may assist you during this Covid-19 time:


COVID-19 Screening and Testing

Lone Star Family Health Center

605 S. Conroe Medical Drive

Conroe 77304

Monday-Friday 8-9 p.m., Sat. 9-1pm

No out of pocket cost with insurance (all insurance accepted)

Sliding scale fee discounts based on income and household size


Resources from Montgomery County Agrilife Extension Center:

Access to daily updates, resources, information regarding COVID-19, nutrition, kitchen gardening, and physical activity

follow on facebook at Better Living for Texans Montgomery County.


Conroe ISD Instructional Resources for Parents: http://bit.ly/conroeisdparent

Community Resources contact Ena McFarland, Family Engagement Liaison at 936-709-5183 or emcfarland@conroeisd.net


Montgomery County Food Bank

936-271- 8800

United Way Montgomery County Center

281-292-4155

Community Assistance Center

936-539-9281

Interfaith of the Woodlands

281-367-1230

Montgomery County Residents

Assistance with Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment

(Children's Health Insurance Program)

832-447-9531

1-877-847-8377

1-800-964-2777

2-1-1 (option) 2

Emergency Financial Assistance

Society of Samaritans

281-259-8452

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: Conroe ISD Health Services General Health Information Call Line

936-709-7791 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Yes to Youth Counseling Services

936-756-8682

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

1-888-756-8682

SNAP or Medicaid Benefits:

YourTexasBenefits.com

Lone Star Legal Aid

1-800-733-8394

Unemployment Benefits

1-800-558-8321

Food Stamps/SNAP

call 2-1-1

Northwest Assistance Ministries

Financial Assistance

281-885-4555

Educational Resources for Parents

"FRED" Families Reading Every Day sponsored by A&M Agrilife Extension Center in Montgomery County


Fun way to promote literacy and enjoy family reading time, sign up on the link below.

https://fch.tamu.edu/fred

Internet Hot Spot

If you need help finding a Hot Spot near you, you can go to wifi.xfinity.com, click on "find a hot spot", and then enter your zip code.

Counselor Corner

This past week we talked about mental flexibility. The concept of mental flexibility means to be able to think, grow and learn new things. Developing this skill can also help your child if they are feeling worried or nervous. One way we show our kids how to be mentally flexible is to try new things. Maybe it is cooking a new recipe, reading a new book or it could be as easy as trying a new route home. As you attempt this new experience talk with your child. Maybe allow them to try the new skill with you. If you do this, it can help your child to be a more flexible thinker. In addition, please check out our Facebook videos on flexible thinking for your child on our Houston Elementary Page.


If students are having difficulties and need to speak to the Sam Houston Counselor they can use the link below. Mrs. Hughes is always available to assist.


Hughes Feelings Check In:

https://forms.gle/DyD52wz7pnPSZco46

Family assistance

If your family is in need of assistance you can use the resources located above or you can use the link below. We are here to assist our families in any way that we can.


English Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSci-

oh7fG4TUtOy8sGX304rJCoqPKf3m1wbw88D8hUMsNgHMw/viewform?usp=pp_url


Spanish Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHUI0dQuThm4H2p3EVQMq5BoVd2e-KkYl1VhSWO4xMKVHndA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Instructional Materials Distribution

May 11 Instructional Packets Ready for Pick Up after 9:00 a.m.

Procedures for Packet Pick-Up

The CDC is now recommending the voluntary use of a non-medical mask, cloth face covering when interacting with the public.


We are asking that parents follow the procedures listed below to ensure the safety of all of our families:

*Wear a non-medical mask, cloth face covering while picking up materials.

*Practice Social Distancing and remain at least 6 feet away from others.

*When picking up packets, try to only touch the packet that you are taking.

Staying Healthy by Practicing Social Distancing

The wellbeing of our students and families is important to us. You can help by talking to your child about healthy practices to prevent the spread of illness such as


  • Wash your hands frequently

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Need TECHNOLOGY?

If you don’t have technology at home and would like to borrow one from the campus please use the link to request a device. Since we have a limited number of devices, we are providing only one device per family. We generally need about 24-48 hours to fill the request. We will contact you when they are ready for pick-up. Our scheduled pick up dates are Tuesday and Thursday. If devices are not picked up in timely manner the device will be assigned to another family in need.


Link to complete:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnq2TkK6QvosgtEmmSXnIhDcRMwBRC2fvZ

V1tKasr97huVTA/viewform?usp=pp_url


Link in Spanish:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuZKN4oRbqJ-Y192Bk1gObuiQYNdMjAmK0rae29i5QDRWHjA/viewform?usp=pp_url

2020-21 School Supply Information

We are already beginning to plan for next school year, and we know how important new school supplies are for students and teachers. However, we also know that the recent pandemic has created financial difficulties for many of our families. We are happy to announce that one of our community partners will be donating backpacks and school supplies for every student at Sam Houston Elementary for the 2020-2021 school year!


A school supply list will be printed, but our families do not need to purchase supplies. Instead, we will be asking our families to donate a box of tissues to students’ classrooms at the beginning of the school year. This will help us stay healthy and keep us from spreading germs in our classrooms.

Conroe ISD Parent Resources for Digital Learning

Additional instructional resources including possible daily schedules per grade level are available through the Conroe ISD COVID-19 Digital Learning Instructional Overview. You can reach this page by using the link.

Weekly Distance Learning Plans

Week of May 11th

Pre-kindergarten

kindergarten

first grade

second grade

third grade

fourth grade

specials (PE, Music, and Art)

DYSLEXIA

If your child receives Dyslexia services through the school, we are continuing our services through Canvas. We also have paper packets available for pick up. If you have any questions or should need any assistance please contact agomez@conroeisd.net.