The Mane Tail

Friday, March 4th, 2022


Dear Parents,

We have many jackets, coats, sweaters, etc. in our Lost and Found. We will be donating all of the items collected at the end of the day on Friday, March 11th. Please encourage your child to look through the Lost and Found for any items that you are looking for.

I also wanted to remind everyone that animals are not allowed on school grounds during the school day. This includes arrival and dismissal. Some of our students are afraid of animals, and the behavior of any animal is unpredictable in large crowds of people. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 4th: Drive In BINGO at 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 8th: Plant Sale pick up at Coles Lap Pool from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9th: Plant Sale pick up at Coles Lap Pool 5:30-6:30 p.m.

March 14th-March 18th: Spring Break (No School)

Wednesday, March 23rd: 1st Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 29th: 3rd Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12th: 1st Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26th: 5th Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5th: 2nd grade Spanish Program @6:00 p.m.

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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K: Review numbers up to 20.

1st grade: Review numbers from 20 to 50.

K & 1st: Review Body parts (Las partes del cuerpo)

la cabeza (head)

los ojos (eyes)

las orejas (ears)

la boca (mouth)

la nariz (nose)

los hombros (shoulders)

las manos (hands)

las piernas (legs)

las rodillas (knees)

los pies (feet)

2nd-4th grade:

Review our "School unit"

Cosas del salón (Things from the classroom)

el salón (classroom)

el lápiz (pencil)

el libro (book)

el cuaderno (notebook)

la carpeta (folder)

las tijeras (scissors)

el pegamento (glue)

la silla (chair)

la mesa (table)

el escritorio (desk)

la pizarra (whiteboard)

los marcadores (markers)

el borrador (eraser)

la puerta (door)

la computadora (computer)

la mochila (backpack)

¿Qué necesitas? (What do you need?)

Necesito un __________. (A need a ________)

Necesito una __________. (A need a ________)

Lugares en mi escuela (Places in my school)
la escuela (school)

el salón de clases (the classroom)

la cafetería (cafeteria)

el área del recreo (recess area)

la recepción (front desk)

el gimnasio (the gym)

el salón de arte (art classroom)

el salón de música (music classroom)

el salón de Español (Spanish classroom)

la biblioteca (library)

la enfermería (nurse's clinic)

el baño (bathroom)

¿A dónde vas? (Where are you going?

Voy a ____________. (I am going to ________)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

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5th grade book club will meet on Thursday, March 10 to discuss Matilda. Read it before coming to the library for lunch. We are sure to have some good laughs. (Remember - the audio book is always an option. Kate Winslet does the audio book and is fantastic with her many voices! Give it a go!)

Counselors Corner

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5th to 6th Information

Electives forms for students zoned to Spillane MS will be sent home next Friday, March 4th. Electives forms for students zoned to other Cy-Fair ISD Middle Schools have already been sent home. Students will be selecting a PE course and their top 3 Electives choices. Please read the information below.

There is a new PE course offering for grade 6; Pre-Athletics. Students will be able to choose between regular PE or Pre-Athletics. Pre-Athletics is NOT a prerequisite for taking Athletics in grade 7. Click on the link below to access more information about Pre-Athletics on the District website.

Students get one elective in grade 6 (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Full-year Art, Full-year Theater Arts, Rotation). Full-year Art and Full-year Theater Arts have limited space. Students who choose Full-year Art or Full-year Theater Arts as their 1st choice are highly encouraged to put Rotation as their 2nd choice. Rotation allows students to have a semester of their 1st choice and a semester of choir. It gives the Art or Theater Arts teacher an opportunity to get to know the student and they will be able to take the Advanced class in grade 7.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Fine Arts programs in Middle School.

Fine Arts in MS in CFISD Video

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PTO News

Sampson Clinic Needs Your Help!

We would like to thank all of our parents that stepped up to volunteer their time in the clinic for the month of March. It takes a village, and we are SO thankful to have you in ours!

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Plant Sale Pick Up

Plants will be available for pickup next week at the lap pool on Tuesday, March 8th from 3:30-4:15pm and Wednesday, March 9th from 5:30-6:30pm.


The garden needs your help! Please sign up here to help weed the garden beds.

1st Grade Papa John's Spirit Night is March 23rd!

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4th grade parents…Want to volunteer? In class presentation scheduled for March 30th!

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Covid Dashboard

Click this to see a live representation of Covid in all of Cypress Fairbanks ISD.

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