The Mane Tail

Friday, January 13th, 2023


Dear Parents,

I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about Valentine's Day. We will have a regular school day on February 14th. We will not have any parties, and the students are not allowed to bring any goodie bags, gifts, treats etc. for students. We also do not allow deliveries of any kind for students. (flowers, cookies, lunch) We do ask that every child bring enough valentines for the entire class, and that each student signs his/her name to the valentine. Please do not address the valentines to any student. This helps us distribute the cards. One piece of candy may be attached to each valentine. The students will bring their valentines home to enjoy.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 16th: Teacher/Student Holiday (No School)

Wednesday, January 18th: Class Picture Day

Monday, January 16th: Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Tuesday, January 24th: and Wednesday, January 25th: Willie's Spirit Night

Saturday, February 11th: KISS Dance

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The district’s policy on transportation of medication states that ALL medication shall be brought to the clinic by the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control of the student and shall be always secured there. This includes any over the counter medications such as cough drops, Neosporin, Cortaid ointments, or canker sore medication, etc. Medications will at no time be transported by a child in or out of the school. Please be advised, the clinic cannot administer any medication not provided to the clinic by the parent, legal guardian, or other persons having legal control of the student. All medications provided to the clinic must come in its original container, unopened and unexpired. All medications must be FDA approved for acceptance by the Nurse. No herbal formulations (including Ricola cough drop brand) or vitamins will be accepted. If more than a children’s dosage is requested, for example an adult dosage of Advil, a signed MD note must be provided along with the medication. Epi Pens will not be accepted without a corresponding MD signed Emergency Plan.

All prescription medications must be accompanied by a signed physician’s letter, stating name of medication, form of medication to be given, dosage, how often/and at what time it needs to be given, and common side effects. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label on it with the doctor’s written directions to how to administer and specifically stating a time to be given such as, Mid-day, on or around noon, or at 1:30 etc. If you are planning to leave prescription medication in the clinic that needs to be given multiple times to your child within each school day, the signed physician’s letter MUST also clearly state the exact time the medication dosages can be given apart.

From the library

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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K & 1st grade:

Las figuras planas (2 dimentional shapes)

El círculo (circle)

El cuadrado (square)

El rectángulo (rectangle)

El triángulo (triangle)

El óvalo (oval)

El pentágono (pentagon)

El rombo (rombus)

La estrella (star)

2nd-5th grade:

Things from the classroom (Cosas del Salón)

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)


Sra. Betancourt

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best Character Education Program:

For the month of January, we will be focusing on the character trait Accountability as we Bring Out the Best in CFISD. Accountability is taking responsibility for your words, actions, and results. You can access any of our lessons and activities through the district website here:

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Counselors Corner

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PTO News

KISS Dance

Save the Date for our upcoming KISS (Kids Invite Someone Special) Dance on Saturday, February 11th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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Chick Fil A Spirit Night

Who doesn't love Chick Fil A? Please join us on Monday, January 16th from 4:00-8:00 PM for our Chick Fil A Spirit Night.

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Willie's Spirit Night

Sampson will be hosting a Spirit Night at our local Willie's on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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JANUARY 27TH is the LAST DAY to purchase a Sampson Yearbook for the 2022-23 school year!

To order, go to

Not sure if you already ordered?

Check your email for a receipt from Balfour OR email us at to verify

Extra yearbooks in May will be limited. Pre-order your yearbook today!

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Please Save the Date for our upcoming BINGO event. We have a new date and time and cannot wait to see everyone there! If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer, please sign up here

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