Cougar Families

Success. Nothing Less.

September 16, 2022

Has Autumn arrived?

The first official day of Autumn is September 22, however, it feels like it arrived a little earlier this year. The cool mornings are a welcomed addition to this school year!


We hope you are able to get outside and appreciate the nicer weather as well as spend some quality time with your family this weekend. Enjoy it!


CPJH Admin Team

Creekside Park celebrates Start with Hello Week next week! September 19-23

Start with Hello is a program created to teach students ways to be more socially inclusive and connect with others. Including others and creating a sense of community is an important skill in life that can be practiced and can be done every day. We will be celebrating Start with Hello week September 19-23 to promote a more united, inclusive community here at CPJH.


Family Connection:

Here are some ways you can connect:


  1. Share strategies for starting conversations. Create your own conversation starters or try using the following: How is your day going? What did you do in class?

  2. Discuss cyber bullying. Talk about what respect and social inclusion looks like on social media and discuss what to do if they witness cyber bullying.

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Picture Day

School pictures will be taken on September 27th. Please click on the pdf below to order pictures.

Library Wishlist

Many people believe that the library is the heart of the school. Please consider donating items for 40 book challenge prizes or for students to use in the library. New items were added this week. Thank you in advance!

Peanut Butter Drive

Our peanut drive will be September 19th - 30th. Did you know that in Houston alone, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger? CPJH wants to ensure no family goes hungry! Drop off peanut butter in the front lobby area. Be sure to put it in your Cougar Den teacher's box. The winning Cougar Den will win a pizza party provided by The Cheesecake Factory!

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Cell Phones

Parents -

As a reminder, students are not allowed to have cell phones out in the hallway. They may only have their phones out during lunch in the cafeteria. There have been many students that are on phones on the way to lunch. Please remind them that phones should be put away until they arrive in the cafeteria. Thank you so much for your help!

PTO Newsletter

Be sure to check out the PTO newsletter for great information for the month of September!
PTO Newsletter

The Creekside Park PTO has been hard at work. Click on the button to learn about all the great things happening in the month of September!

Attendance

We are a high academic achieving school, and a lot of our success is due to students being at school as much as possible. Please work with us to ensure your students are on campus on a regular basis, so they are not missing any instruction. Thank you for your continued support!
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Chess Club Signup

Chess Club will begin on Monday, September 19th from 3:15- 3:50 in the library. Every student MUST have information on file to be able to participate. Please click on the button to complete the form. Thank you! Mrs. Walker and Mr. Khanna

Car Rider in the Afternoon

Parents -

Please remember that cars are not allowed in the front parking lot, unless there is a special circumstance (special needs student, student injury, etc.). Some students have been running across the parking lot to find their parent's car, and this creates an unsafe situation. Please coordinate with your child to let him/her know where you will be located or plan to pick them up in the back of the school where the car rider line is located. Thank you!

Early Pickup for Students

Please note that the cutoff time for checking students out early is 2:30pm. Parents will not be allowed to pick up their students after that time because the front office staff will need to prepare for dismissal. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!

6th Grade Social - November 11

Please save the date for our first ever 6th grade ONLY social on November 11, 2022. This event will be sponsored by our amazing PTO. Stay tuned for more details.

Yearbook

Purchase a yearbook on-line using a credit or debit card. Go to http://balfour.com and type our school name, Creekside Park Junior High.
Schoology

Parents - For information about Schoology, click on the button above.

Schoology at Home

The fastest way to get there from home is https://www.tomballisd.net/

Staff Resources

Classlink (Username: ID #) (Password: tisd + birthdate)

Click on Schoology

Home Access Center (Grades)

Parents - Here are directions for Home Access Center (HAC).

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Dress Code

Cougar Families, please make sure you review the dress code carefully to avoid any interruptions to instructional time:


Highlights of the Dress Code that all students should be aware of include but are not limited to:


  • All students must wear clothing that adequately covers the body. Shorts and/or skirts must reach the mid-thigh. Spaghetti straps, strapless, backless, see-through and low-cut tops are not allowed. Tops must cover the midriff.


  • All male students must be clean-shaven and may not display any piercings including the ear. Hair cannot extend past the bottom of a dress collar or T-shirt neckline.


  • Students are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, or other head coverings. Please leave your hats at home.


  • Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. It should not cover the eyes or be colored (including partial coloring or tips) or styled in any way that is distracting to the learning environment (i.e. unnatural hair colors such as but not limited to pink, purple, blue, green). If your hair has unnatural colors in it, please take care of this before Tuesday.



The TISD dress code may be viewed in its' entirety below, and you may access the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct via the button below.

CPJH Clubs 2022-2023

Click here for a list of all the clubs offered at CPJH this year. **This will be updated as more clubs are added.

Required Art Fee

If you have a student in art, please click the button for details on the required fee.

School Safety

We as a school our committed to ensuring that our campus is a safe environment for student growth.


We continue to work with district and community leaders to ensure that we follow the best safety practices available to us. We perform regular drills, discuss situations with students and continually review our facilities and procedures for areas of growth.


In an effort to keep the community informed, we have attached a quick Parents Guide to our Standard Response Protocols for various situations.


This information comes from the I Love You Guys Foundation Standard Response Protocol framework. More information can be found at http://iloveyouguys.org

Bus Route Information

You can find your students bus route and time for pick up and drop off by logging into the Smart Tag portal.


Directions for how to access that portal can be found here: https://www.tomballisd.net/apps/pages/smart-tag


Please reach out to the Transportation office at 281-357-3193 if you need additional assistance.

COVID INFO FOR 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR:

-if your student tests positive for covid, please fill out the online reporting form: COVID Reporting form for Students 2022-2023

-students who test positive must isolate at home for 5 days from symptom onset (or from test date if no symptoms). The student may return after completing 5 days of isolation if fever-free for 24hrs (without the use of fever-reducing meds) and symptoms have improved.

-household close contacts are NOT required to quarantine if a sibling/family member tests positive


Counselors

Take a minute to get to know our wonderful counselors here at CPJH!



Mrs. Brandi Halverson will be working with students with last names A-La and Mrs. Tammy Bendele will be working with last names Le-Z


Below is a link to the Counselor's Corner Website!

Administrative Team

We want to welcome Renee Miller to CPJH! She comes to us from Klein ISD. She will be our assistant principal working with students with last names A-La.


She can be reached at lishamiller@tomballisd.net


Collin Nicholas is our returning assistant principal! He will be working with last names Le-Z.


He can be reached at collinnicholas@tomballisd.net