Longhorn Stampede

(For 3/29/21-4/2/21 ) Learn. Empower. Accept. Develop.

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MISDEF: Together We Grow

Hello Longhorn Parents and Staff!


The Montgomery ISD Education Foundation is hosting its first community fundraiser, Together We Grow, on Saturday, April 24th from 7-11pm. This event is the remodeled version of their annual Gala, and will take place outdoors at the Old Community Center in Historic Montgomery. The Education Foundation board is putting great effort into making this event an inclusive and community-wide venture that will be a successful fundraiser for their scholarship and teacher grant programs. I'm telling you about this event because I need your help!

At the event that night (which we hope you will attend!) the foundation will be rewarding a $2000 campus grant to one MISD Principal and I would LOVE for Lone Star Elementary to win! There will be hustle teams of parents from LSE working at the event, selling sponsorship tickets to those in attendance that want to support our cause. The campus with the most hustle will win! The good news is, the hustle STARTS NOW!

Below (and on YouTube) you will see a video of me explaining what we will do with the money if our campus wins, and I need you to do a few things to spread the word:

  1. Watch the video!
  2. Click on THIS LINK and purchase campus sponsorship tickets (at the very bottom) to help our school win. This is where the hustle happens folks! Make sure you put Lone Star Elementary in the blank so we get the credit for your purchase!
  3. While you're on the link, go ahead and purchase tickets to attend this great night! Get a babysitter and come support our amazing district! It will be a great night of BBQ, live music AND MORE in the heart of our growing town!
  4. SHARE the link and SHARE my video on all your social media platforms! Anyone can purchase tickets to support our hustle, and anyone can attend our event, so let's help the Longhorns come out on top!
  5. LIKE and FOLLOW the MISD Education Foundation Page on Facebook HERE. You can even tag them when you make your posts about the event!

By the way, If you own a business and would like to help the Education Foundation by being an event sponsor, the link provided also provides the different levels of giving, and you can purchase a reserved table for you and your neighbors!

The MISD Education Foundation is hopeful that this community-wide event will bring together our parents, community leaders, staff and administration to support the goals of our wonderful district, for it is true that "Together We Grow!"

LSE Campus Hustle Project

Upcoming

Monday, March 29 - 2021-22 PreKers school visit, 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, March 30 - Report Cards go Home

Friday, April 2 - District Holiday

Tuesday, April 13 - Garden Day for 4th Grade

Monday, April 19 - 2021-22 Kdg school visit, 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, April 20 - Progress Reports go Home

Wednesday, April 28 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

Tuesday, May 18 - Garden Day for 3rd Grade

Monday, May 24 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

Tuesday, May 25 - 1 pm Elementary Early Release

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7 Habits at Home: Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw really means to learn to keep yourself healthy. This can be broken down into 4 easy parts; Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Each part works together to keep you healthy. If you spend a little time each day focusing on these 4 parts it will all come together and keep your blade sharp.


We all know that eating right and exercising is important to keep our body healthy but did you know that getting enough sleep is just as important? Besides feeling tired, not getting enough sleep can affect your immune system making it easier to catch colds.

Make a goal for the whole family to go to bed 30 minutes early. You can start with one night a week and work up to more. See how a little extra sleep can help the whole family stay healthy.

Our blade is beginning to get sharp.

Nurse Notes

Dear Lone Star Families,

About 60 families got a dreaded phone call from the LSE clinic this week. A call from your child's school nurse is equivalently dreaded as a real phone call from an IRS agent, not the scam one a few years ago. I wish I had time to call parents with a "Happy Call" like teachers of my oldest class clown son did when they caught him not pranking anyone. But until the day you get a voicemail saying, "This is the IRS and we appreciate you paying your taxes." and you see 936-276-4523 or 4509 on your caller ID, it probably won't be a good news notification.

So, reminders:

  1. The goal of LSE Covid tracker bar graph is to be low. High score does NOT win. Just like we have explained to our kids when playing Uno.
  2. Please diligently screen your kids for symptoms each morning and keep them home if they have a symptom that is new to them. Kids can get Covid.
  3. Parents can make appts for MISD students at free rapid Covid testing center for symptoms or on/after day 5 of exposure.
  4. Siblings and household members do not have to quarantine with another family member that has had direct contact with a Covid + person UNLESS that family member develops symptoms.
  5. We will continue to follow the rules and recommendations of MISD, TEA, and CDC even though we are all tired of them.

Please check out links below:

http://www.misd.org/page/dis.montgomerymovingforward.covidtracker2


http://www.misd.org/page/dis.montgomerymovingforward.rapidtesting


http://schools.misd.org/page/MonicaLemke-Home


Please reach out if I can help with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Monica Lemke, R.N.

LSE School Nurse

936-276-4523

monica.lemke@misd.org

Weekly COVID Positive Case Notification (March 14-19)

Dear Lone Star Elementary Parents and Staff,


During the week of March 22-26, we were notified that 7 individuals in our building tested positive for COVID-19. The families of students who have been identified as having close contact with these individuals have been notified.


A close contact is defined as someone within 6 feet of the individual for 15 minutes or longer without protective face coverings or someone who was directly exposed to infectious secretions. We feel it is our responsibility to keep our parents and staff informed as much as possible during this time. Disinfecting of the building continues to happen on a nightly basis. Teachers and staff are diligently cleaning commonly touched surfaces throughout the day according to TEA Guidelines.


We are taking every step possible to stop the spread to others. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to consult with your health care provider and communicate with your campus nurse. We will continue to monitor the situation and report required information to the Montgomery County Health Department.


Sincerely,

Lone Star Elementary Administration
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