The Mane Tail

Friday, April 22nd, 2022


Dear Parents,

Our fabulous PTO is once again going to help us celebrate the end of the school year with a party in each classroom. The students will be enjoying a delicious ice cream sundae in their classroom on the last day of school. We are returning to our pre-Covid customs, and so each student may bring one guest to the party. We simply do not have enough room in every classroom for more than 22 additional guests. Each guest will either need to pre-register (information coming soon) or wait in line in the front office to receive a sticker. A guest for the party must be at least 18 years of age, and can not be a current CFISD student. Younger siblings/infants may not accompany the adult to the party. Parents that share custody of one student may choose to either split the time at the party (15 minutes for each parent) or designate one parent to attend the party. Teachers will have a check-out sheet in the classroom for a parent to check out his/her student. Any parent that has provided the school with court documents pertaining to custody will need to check out their student(s) in the front office. Please call to ask if you have any questions related to our parties.

Thursday, May 26th: Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade Party 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 26th: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Party: 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Lunch times will be adjusted on the last day of school. (Students only in the cafeteria the last week of school.)


Heather Motzny

Sampson Beautification

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We would like to thank Marc Orduna (Sampson parent) for the beautiful update to our flower beds. Mr. Orduna is pictured above with Mrs. Motzny outside the front entrance of Sampson. We have received so many compliments from our students, staff, and visitors. We have also received many inquiries for Mr. Orduna's contact information. Thank you to Mr. Orduna and the Sampson PTO for the beautification committee's first project!

Marc Orduna, 281-701-5816.

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, April 27th: Spirit Shop & Bahama Bucks truck from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 2nd-Friday, May 6th: Half Baked Spirit Week

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

Thursday, May 5th: The Brook Home & Gift Shopping Day from 10:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24th: Kindergarten Round Up 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 26th: K, 1, and 2nd parties 11:00- 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 26th: 3, 4, and 5th parties 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Reminders from The Registrar

To help us better prepare for next year, if you know that your student(s) will not be returning to Sampson in August, please email our registrar, Erin Johnson, at

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration & Round Up on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Create a PowerSchool Enrollment account, login and complete the online registration forms. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding necessary documents to complete registration.

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Please use the link below to register:

Calling 1st Grade Parents!

Please see the link below for the 1st Grade Writing Café! If you have already signed up through your child’s homeroom teacher, there is no need to sign up again! Thank you!

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K-4th: Review Clothing

La Ropa (Clothing)

La camiseta (t-shirt)

Los pantalones cortos (shorts)

La falda (skirt)

El vestido (dress)

Los calcetines (socks)

Traje de baño o bañador (bathing suit)

Los pantalones (pants)

La chaqueta (jacket)

La bufanda (scarf)

Los guantes (gloves)

Los zapatos (shoes)


¿Qué debes ponerte cuando hace calor? Debo ponerme _______.

¿Qué debes ponerte cuando hace frío? Debo ponerme _______.


Sra. Betancourt

Music Notes

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5th Grade "Spring Sing" Pops Concert:

When: Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00pm. Students are asked to arrive at 5:45pm to be lined up in their places in the gym.

Where: Sampson Elementary Cafeteria Stage

What: The 5th Graders will be celebrating their years at Sampson entertaining the audience with a variety show including pop songs, rock, oldies, musical theater and more. The students are asked to dress in bright SPRING colors and dress for a special occasion.

2nd Grade Cinco de Mayo "Spanish Showcase":

When: Thursday, May 5th at 6:00pm. Students are asked to arrive at 5:45pm to the gym to be lined up and ready.

Where: Sampson Elementary Cafeteria Stage

What: Mrs. Betancourt, and the Spanish Action Lab, has partnered with Mrs. Applewhite, Music, to put together a CINCO DE MAYO "Spanish Showcase" demonstrating some of the Spanish language and music skills they have mastered in 2nd Grade.

Students are invited to dress in their brightest Cinco de Mayo FIESTA-WEAR! Bright summery colors and flowers are the idea! Please be sure to wear CLOSED-TOED shoes.

4th and 5th Grade Talent Show:

The 4th and 5th Graders will have the opportunity to perform in a TALENT SHOW on the morning of May 20th for an audience of their peers. Parents of the performers that are selected to participate will be invited to attend the performance that morning.

Students that are interested in participating in the Talent Show as a performer are asked to complete the Talent Show Form linked below and return the form no later than Friday, May 6th.

Auditions will be held during the students large group time beginning on Monday, May 9th. Students that are auditioning must be ready to audition first thing Monday morning, with their music, props and costuming as the act will appear in the performance.


Please contact Mrs. Applewhite ( with any questions or concerns regarding these exciting events!

From the library

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Thank you for coming to see the Sampson Book Character Parade! We had a great time bringing books to life! It was wonderful seeing so many families celebrating books with us.

Current 3rd and 4th grade students can apply for a Jr. Librarian position for next school year. All 3rd and 4th grade students learned about the program and applications are due on May 16. Please see the attached instruction sheet for more details.

'Tis the season to look for Sampson Library books! Please look high and low for any books that may have gone missing at your house. We would love to have them back so we can continue to have an excellent selection for our students!

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Counselors Corner

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PTO News

Spirit Shop

Come help us make our spirit shop a success! If you're available to volunteer please sign up on the PTO website. Access to the link can be found under "sign ups" on the quick links tab. Thank you for your help and we look forward to a fun spirit shop.

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Half Baked Spirit Week






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

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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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