Mustang Express

October 30, 2018

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


November 2018:

5 - Report Cards Go Home

6-8 Spirit Shop during Lunches

6 - Field Day for KG & 4th (DON'T FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER!)

7 - Field Day for 1st & 3rd (DON'T FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER!)

8 - Field Day for 2nd & 5th (DON'T FORGET TO PRE-REGISTER!)

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

9 - Field Day for Pre-K

13 - Mustang Express Newsletter

19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays

28 - Fall / Yearbook Picture Retakes


Tuesday, November 6:

Kindergarten (9am-12pm) & 4th Grade (12:30-3:30pm)

Wednesday, November 7:

1st Grade (9am-12pm) & 3rd Grade (12:30-3:30pm)

Thursday, November 8:

2nd Grade (9am-12pm) & 5th Grade (12:30-3:30pm)

Friday, November 9:

Pre-K (10am & 2pm)

Look for Field Day Pre-Registration Forms to come home with your child!

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Honor Flight Houston

Students from Mrs. Hopkins' 4th grade classes wrote letters and created posters to thank some of our oldest veterans during an Honor Flight on October 20th.

Our own Admin Secretary, Ms. Marasek, representing Millsap and VFW #8905, took them to Hobby Airport and shared them. Many of these veterans have never been honored and were overcome with emotion.

The mission of Honor Flight Houston is to honor all veterans by flying WWII, Korean, and Vietnam war veterans, as well as terminally ill veterans from other conflicts, to Washington, DC to visit their memorials.

Many thanks to Mrs. Hopkins, her students, and Ms. Marasek for their dedication to our servicemen and servicewomen!

Read For The Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

On October 25th, Millsap students read the book, Maybe Something Beautiful, by F. Isabel Campoy and‎ Theresa Howell, and illustrated by Rafael López, which celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change.

Principal Dauphin personally read the book to our Pre-K students and also recorded a reading that was played for all grade levels.

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


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 ( and Jennifer Elizondo ( 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!!!

Student Information

Parents or Guardians are strongly encouraged to use the Home Access Center to monitor their child’s attendance, grades, and schedule to ensure accuracy and take appropriate action when necessary.

It is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your child’s attendance, you are more than welcome to email or contact the front desk at 281-897-4470.

When an email address or phone number has changed, please feel free to send a note with your child or email the teacher of those changes. It is important we have the most current information on file and in the system in the case of an emergency.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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.

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

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!

Counselor's Corner

Our value for this month is cooperation. Cooperation means working together to do more than you can do alone. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that cooperation begins where competition ends. Think about that for a minute. In some areas we compete with others to be the best at something, but at other times, we forget about being first as an individual and lend our help to others so that they can succeed or we can succeed as a group. Throughout this month, pay attention to the different ways that you work with others to accomplish a task.

Parents who wish to refer their child must follow the process described in the flyer entitled Horizons Identification Process. Please review website: . 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.

Chess Club

No Chess Club on October 31st, but will resume Wednesday, November 7th from 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.

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at

The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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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.

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!


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!

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.


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