The Postma Press

September 13, 2021

Tropical Storm Nicholas and Car Rider Changes

In order to keep our kids as dry as possible in car rider line this week, please be prepared to form ONE line at dismissal and arrival. Please watch for directions from our Postma car rider team. Your child's safety is our number one priority. Expect delays on rainy days.

Postma has a lot to celebrate!

What a great first 3 weeks of school! Our Pumas are getting into a routine! We had our first fire and lockdown drills on 9/1/21 and everyone did a fabulous job! Please take a moment to review the link here that explains the upcoming drills we will be practicing. We utilize our PBIS lessons to review these drills prior to them occurring. We want all of our Pumas to know the expectations and how to stay safe. "We're not scared! We're prepared!"


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.


REMINDERS:


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!


Terry Bell

Principal

Don't Forget Friday is Postma Spirit Day!

Postma families,

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!

Lunch/Breakfast Schedule:


  • 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.

  • Lunch Schedule:

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!

Integrity
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.


Commitment
Make your dreams happen.
Take positive action. Follow your vision without wavering.


Ownership
Take responsibility for actions.
Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. “Own” the choices you make and the results that follow.


Flexibility
Be willing to do things differently.
Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.


Balance
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.

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Clinic News

Please follow the link here for important clinic news and updates!

Torchy's Taco's - Spirit Night

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 4-9pm

9975 Barker Cypress Road

Cypress, TX

For additional information, please follow this link here

Nature Trails Parent Volunteer Training - September 16th

Calling all 3rd & 5th grade parents! Nature Trails for your students will be the 26th & 27th of October. If you would like to participate, you must be trained!


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!

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Progress Notes - First Marking Period - Thursday, September 23rd

First marking period Progress Notes will be available on HAC (Home Access Center) on Thursday, September 23rd. CFISD is going green! Paper copies will be available upon request.

Student Holiday - Friday, September 24th

Students will not have school on Friday, September 24th.

Idea Lab Kids - Spirit Night

Friday, Sep. 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

11808 Barker Cypress Road, Suite C, Cypress, TX 77433

For additional information please follow this link here

PTO Fall Fundraiser begins Monday, September 27th

PTO Fall Fundraiser - Monday, September 27th through Monday, October 11th.

Virtual Curriculum Night - Tuesday, September 28th

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Postma will have a Virtual Curriculum Night - Parents will receive an email from their students homeroom teacher after 5pm on Tuesday, September 28th with a link to their PowerPoint presentation filled with valuable information!


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

The Cub Scout Master will be speaking to your students during lunches on Tuesday, September 28th. Pack sign-up will be the evening of Wednesday, September 29th in the Postma cafeteria from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Student Council Elections - Thursday, September 30th (in the classroom)

Good luck to all of our student nominees!

Fall Individual Portraits - CHANGED to October 11th

Our Lifetouch student individual fall portraits has been changed from Friday, September 17th to Monday, October 11th. Don't forget to bring your smiles!

LOOKING AHEAD:

October 2021:

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


November 2021:

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

A Message from the PTO President:

Please click here

Postma PTO Information:

Join the Postma PTO and Order Spirit Shirts at the NEW PTO Website:


Postmapto.membershiptoolkit.com


  • Buy Spirit Shirts
  • PTO Membership
  • Volunteer
  • View PTO Calendar
  • And much more!

Way to GLOW Pumas!

Ms. Ortiz's 4th Grade Class

Our amazing Ms. Ortiz teaches using songs so the concept sticks!

#sillysticks

#learningshouldbefun

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Ms. Gistorb's 4th Grade Class

4th Grade Science! Movement connects content!

#learningshouldbefun

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Library Time!

Postma is incredibly blessed to have our fabulous Mrs. Rogalski! Library time is always an adventure! She make loving books and reading easy!

#readeveryday

#learningshouldbefun

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