The Postma Press
September 13, 2021
Tropical Storm Nicholas and Car Rider Changes
Postma has a lot to celebrate!
Be sure to check out our Save the Date section and mark your calendars with all the upcoming events!
A Note from our Principal
Calling all parents whose students are transported by bus. Zonar is a wonderful way to track your child once they leave in the morning as well as when they come home in the evening. Please take a moment to register your child here for a valuable piece of mind. Your Puma has to be registered with Zonar each year.
Your child’s safety is our top priority. CFISD and Postma have worked diligently to ensure that our campus has systems in place to support our Pumas and keep them as safe as possible. We learned last year that if we are diligent in our systems and committed to good hygiene, our children can learn safely at school. We are going to do our very best to keep everyone safe! Click on the link below to access the CFISD Lead Safely Plan 2021-2022.
Walkers & Bikers: Only students that live in Towne Lake on the Green directly behind Postma will be permitted to be a walker or a biker to school. Click here for a link to the permission slip to be a walker/biker. Please email this permission slip to Keri.Summers@cfisd.net. Please contact Keri if you have any questions. You will be contacted to confirm your student’s eligibility to be a walker/biker.
Car Rider: As anticipated, we have more car riders this year than ever before! Thank you in advance for your patience. Our number one priority is student safety. Procedures are designed to ensure all are safe. This year, we are asking all parents (new and returning) to complete the car rider registration online. Every car rider should have a PURPLE car rider tag. If you don't have a PURPLE car rider tag, you will be asked to park and come in to sign your child out. We will not sign out students until the car rider line is complete. In order to access the link for car rider registration click here. We will send your new Car Rider Tag home with your child once registration is complete. Please be patient as we practice procedures and safety.
We just can’t hide our Puma Pride!
Grow to glow!
Don't Forget Friday is Postma Spirit Day!
Help your kids wear their spirit shirt on Fridays each week. Barstow's Brigade and McClosky's Marvels can earn points for their teams when 80% of a student's homeroom class wears their Postma spirit shirt. It's fun and builds school spirit! Game On, Pumas!
Postma Lunch Schedule
Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for ALL students this year!
Breakfast: Served daily from 8:15 - 8:40 am. Car riders that arrive at school after 8:40 will go directly to class. Bus riders that arrive on campus after 8:40 will be permitted to eat breakfast.
Pre- K: 12:20 - 12:50
Kinder: 11:55 - 12:25
1st Grade: 11:20 - 11:50
2nd Grade: 1:05 - 1:35
3rd Grade: 12:30 - 1:00
4th Grade: 10:45 - 11:15
5th Grade: 1:40 - 2:10
At Postma, we live by The 8 Keys of Excellence - Key of the Month: This Is It!
Match behaviors with values.
Demonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say. Be sincere and real.
Failure Leads to Success
Learn from mistakes.
View failures as feedback that provides you with the information you need to learn, grow and succeed.
Speak with Good Purpose
Speak honestly and kindly.
Think before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.
This is It!
Make the most of every moment.
Focus your attention on the present moment. Keep a positive attitude.
Make your dreams happen.
Take positive action. Follow your vision without wavering.
Take responsibility for actions.
Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. “Own” the choices you make and the results that follow.
Be willing to do things differently.
Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.
Live your best life.
Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.
Go to 8keys.org for more information about the 8 Keys of Excellence.
Nature Trails Parent Volunteer Training - September 16th
Training times & location:
3rd Grade parents - 10:00am to 11:30am behind Millsap Elementary at Nature Trails.
5th Grade parents - 12:30pm to 2:00pm behind Millsap Elementary at Nature Trails.
Student Council Nominations Due - Monday, September 20th
Childhood Cancer Awareness Day - Thursday, September 23rd - wear GOLD to support kids with cancer!
Progress Notes - First Marking Period - Thursday, September 23rd
Student Holiday - Friday, September 24th
PTO Fall Fundraiser begins Monday, September 27th
Virtual Curriculum Night - Tuesday, September 28th
In addition, each teacher will provide a link to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences which will be held on Tuesday, November 2nd. These conferences will provide parents and guardians with valuable information about the academic and social/emotional progress of their Puma. Save the date to attend your child's parent/teacher conference on November 2.
Cub Scout Kick-Off - Wednesday, September 29th - Postma Cafeteria 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Student Council Elections - Thursday, September 30th (in the classroom)
Good luck to all of our student nominees!
Fall Individual Portraits - CHANGED to October 11th
Puma Pack Dads - Tuesday, October 5th - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fall Individual Portraits - Monday, October 11th - during school hours! Bring your smiles!
End of Marking Period 1 - Thursday, October 21st
Virtual Painting with the Principal - Thursday, October 21st - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Student Holiday - Friday, October 22nd
Red Ribbon Week - October 25th - October 28th - daily themes to be announced in the next newsletter.
Book Character Day - Friday, October 29th - Dress up as your favorite book character
Games with your Guy - Friday, November 12th - 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Postma enrolled students only)
Student Holiday - Monday & Tuesday, November 1st & 2nd
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, November 2nd - a sign-up link will be available in the PowerPoint sent for our Virtual Curriculum Night.
Student Council Food Drive - November 5th through November 12th
Veteran's Day Program - Thursday, November 11th
Way to GLOW Pumas!
Mrs. Chien's 3rd Grade Class
CSI Day! All "special agents" completed training and together solved the mystery of who came in the classroom. #Teamworkmakesthedreamwork
GROW TO GLOW!
Our Pumas are learning through fun activities! They don't even realize they are doing school work! They are GROWING and GLOWING each day!
Mrs. Belding's 3rd Grade Class
CSI Agents in action finding clues about the evidence left in our classroom by describing physical characteristics of matter.
Mrs. Chien's 3rd Grade Class
GROW TO GLOW!
Mrs. Chippi's 2nd Grade Class
Being Word Detectives!
Looking for closed syllables and words that followed the FLOSS rule.
Mrs. Mosley's 1st Grade Class
Handwriting Fun using technology!
Mrs. DeLeon's 2nd Grade Class
Scientists collecting and comparing data using data tables!
Ms. Ortiz's 4th Grade Class
Ms. Gistorb's 4th Grade Class