Mustang Express

October 16, 2018

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

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 2018:

18-19 Spirit Shop during Lunches

22-26 Red Ribbon Week

24-25 Hearing & Vision Screenings

24 - College Day

25 - Career Day

25 - Author Susan Stevens Crummel Visits 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades

26 - End of 1st Nine Weeks


November 2018:

2 - Veterans' Day Program

5 - Report Cards Go Home

6-8 Spirit Shop during Lunches

6 - Field Day for KG & 4th

7 - Field Day for 1st & 3rd

8 - Field Day for 2nd & 5th

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

9 - Field Day for Pre-K

BADGES

Please make sure that your child’s transportation badge is attached to his/her backpack and that your child brings his/her backpack to school each day. This is especially important for bus riders. Thank you!

ZPass Plus

Safety is the top priority within our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation to over 75,000 students every day. A crucial part of this service is knowing when and where each child gets on and off the school bus. ZPass allows parents to receive notifications when their child enters and exits the school bus.


How ZPass Works

  1. Students place their ZPass Multipurpose Card in front of the card reader as they enter and exit the school bus.

  2. The card reader emits an audible beep confirming the card was read.

  3. The time, date and location of where the student gets on and off the bus are immediately recorded to a secure database, accessible only by transportation and school officials.

  4. Parents can sign up for instant notifications, via push or cell phone text messaging and/or email.

  5. Parents can sign up for notifications by going to https://www.zpassplus.com/. ZPass + app is available at Google Play and the App Store.

  6. Badge replacement fees: $3.00 for bus badge and $1.00 for lanyard.

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D.A.W.G. = Dogs Assisting Wounded G.I.'s

Each year Millsap chooses a foundation to support in honor of all the courageous Veterans who served our country.


This year for our Veterans Day service project we have chosen the “D.A.W.G.” Foundation.

This organization trains both service and companion dogs for Veterans who are wounded or battling with P.T.S.D. This year’s fundraiser campaign is called “Dimes for D.A.W.G.”.


We will be collecting coins to support the needs of this organization until this Friday, October 19th. Grade level collection jars will be located in the school library so the students can see how well each grade is doing.


Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us continue this wonderful tradition and supporting our Veterans.

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


Next Meeting: Thursday, November 8, 6:00pm, in the Library


Spirit Shop this Thursday and Friday during lunches!


FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS!

We need lots of parent volunteers to help out with ribbon writing, set up/clean up, judging, and scorekeeping! Parents looking to volunteer should reach out to Rosario Grazziani (rosario.grazziani@gmail.com) and Jennifer Elizondo (jennifer_elizondo0518@yahoo.com) ASAP!


Interested in leading a class in a Science Resource Center (SRC) presentation, which helps teach the kids about nature and offers “hands-on” interaction with animals?

Stop by the VIPS room and pick up an SRC Training Schedule, sign up on the “SRC interest sheet”, and talk to a VIPS Volunteer about this wonderful opportunity to teach Millsap students some great material!!!

Thank you for supporting our school!

Please send any money owed for our chocolate fundraiser!

We are wrapping up and planning rewards & prizes!

It was a success, thanks to YOU Millsap families!

Student Council Officer Elections

Our new officers for the 2018-2019 school year:


President - Quinsola Alasi

Vice President/No Place for Hate - Karyme Bazan

Secretary - Brynn Blake

Treasurer/Box Tops Coordinator - Michael Njagi


5th Grade Representatives:

Paige White, Rachael Carlson, Camila Rivera, Kambria Hayden, Sophia Mahon, Mackenzie Tieck, Kallista Jeffus-Kleb, Emily Mealey, Brooke Ferraro, Mia Romero, Michael Kunz


4th Grade Representatives:

Genesis Briones, Maddie Hammonds, Hiran Martinez, Gabrielle Townsend, William Lang, Christiana Bockori, Clara Lonaker, James Tyler, Grace Landry, Naidelin Herrera, Camila Rodriguez, Nouran Fouial, Amelia Pineda, Lesly Martinez, Ella Geders, Nyla Shoaf


Congratulations to all!

Chess Club

Chess Club will continue meeting on Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm in the Library.


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

Notes from our Nurse

Cypress-Fairbanks/Millsap Elementary will conduct the following health screenings on October 24 & 25 using certified screeners in accordance with guidance from the

Texas Department of State Health Services.


Hearing

Vision

Spinal Scoliosis (5th grade girls only)

Type 2 Diabetes


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

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FIELD DAYS ARE COMING!

November 6 - Kindergarten (AM) & 4th Grade (PM)


November 7 - 1st Grade (AM) & 3rd Grade (PM)


November 8 - 2nd Grade (AM) & 5th Grade (PM)


November 9 - Pre-K (AM & PM)

Show Your Field Day Spirit!

Parents & Supporters,

The Millsap PTO has purchased Field Day t-shirts for all students this year!


If you would like to purchase a Parent Field Day t-shirt for $9.00, please order through this link: https://millsap-pto.com.


The PTO will not be accepting order forms this year. Please click through the colors & find your child's teacher listed under the picture.


DEADLINE TO ORDER is 10/21/18.


You will be notified when your t-shirt is delivered to your child.

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 29th. Students will not be screened unless the parent permission form is turned in on time.

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.


We kicked off the year with the No Place for Hate Pledge better known as the Resolution of Respect last week on October 11th. This Friday, October 19th, we will do our first activity entitled 'Allies United Against Bullies' in the classroom.


Counselor Lopez

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

We had our first Watch DOGS in the building this week and it was a huge success! 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!

PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

As a parent of a student at a campus receiving Title I funds, federal law allows you to ask for information about the certification, college major, and advanced degrees of your child’s teacher(s). You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of a teacher aide or paraprofessional providing direct services to your child. If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.

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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!

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.

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

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