Mustang Express

January 29, 2019

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 2019:

6 - 100th Day of School

12 - Mustang Express Newsletter

12 - 4th Grade Program - 6:30pm

15 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Minute Maid Park

18 - President's Day Holiday for Students

19 - BENCHMARK: 4th Grade Writing (No Visitor Lunches - All Grades)

19 - BENCHMARK: 5th Grade Math (No Visitor Lunches - All Grades)

20 - BENCHMARK: 5th Grade Reading (No Visitor Lunches - All Grades)

20 - Progress Reports Go Home

21 - PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:30pm

21-22 Spirit Shop during Lunches

22 - WESTERN DAY

23 - CFISD DaVinci Day - Cy-Ridge HS

26 - Mustang Express Newsletter

FEBRUARY 11th & 12th

2nd Grade & 4th Grade SCHEDULE CHANGE:

Fourth grade is preparing for their musical.

They need to rehearse on the stage, which is not possible with their current schedule.

On Feb. 11 and 12, 4th grade will switch Large Group/Lunch/Recess times with 2nd grade.


On those two days, the schedule will be:


2nd grade

Large Group - 11:25 AM

Lunch - 12:20 PM

Recess - 12:50 PM


4th grade

Large Group - 3:00 PM

Recess - 11:20 AM

Lunch - 11:50 AM

Download Millsap's Spring Calendar!

Millsap Spelling Bee

On December 17th, 26 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students competed in the Millsap Spelling Bee.


It was such an exciting event! After an astonishing eighteen rounds, 5th grader Allison Sarwon was named Millsap's 2018-2019 Spelling Bee Champion. 5th grader Brooke Ferraro won the runner up title.


Allison will be competing in the District Spelling Bee on January 29th at the Berry Center. Good luck, Allison!

PTO News

Updated PTO Meeting dates...

February 21

March 21
April 11

May 9


Join our Facebook page: Millsap Elementary PTO to stay in the “know” & connect with other Millsap parents!


Join our Millsap Parent Remind 101 group to get information & reminders. Text this number: 81010 Then enter this message: @millsappa

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OUR CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER CONTINUES THROUGH FEBRUARY 5TH!

Thank you for your support of PTO and Millsap!

CFPD Visits Our LIFE Skills Classes:

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Officer Marnie Jernigan from Cy-Fair PD came to visit our LIFE Skills class during our unit on Community Helpers. She talked to the students about what police officers do and how they keep the community safe. The students had the opportunity to hear the lights and sirens of the patrol car. Thank you, Officer Jernigan!

Valentine’s Day Candy Grams!

Fifth Grade is hosting a SWEET fundraiser to raise money for 5th grade day and their class gift to the school! Order forms will be coming home later this week!


Send your friends, teachers, or staff members an Original Candy Gram or a Deluxe Candy Gram.


Here’s what you get with The Original Candy Gram for ONLY $1.00:

One Lollipop decorated, labeled with your friend’s name and delivered to their homeroom.


Here’s what you get with The Deluxe Candy Gram for ONLY $5.00:

A Cute Stuffed Sloth holding a bouquet of 2 decorated Lollipops, labeled with your friend’s name and delivered to their homeroom.


Treats will be delivered Thursday, February 14th!


Candy Grams will also be sold at lunches Wednesday, February 6th through Friday, February 8th and Monday, February 11th.

Western Day is Friday, February 22nd!

Dance Schedule

9:30 - 10:20 5th Grade

10:25 - 11:15 3rd Grade

11:25 - 12:15 4th Grade

1:00 - 1:45 Kindergarten

2:00 - 2:45 1st Grade

2:50 - 3:35 2nd Grade


Make sure to pre-register if you plan to attend!

This is one of our most popular events!

The Deadline for Pre-Registration is Wednesday, February 20, 2019.


Pre-Registration Form is below:

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Car Rider Info Update:

Students are allowed into the building at 8:30 AM each morning. As a courtesy to parents, we begin unloading students at 8:20 AM. Students wait under the covered walkway until 8:30 AM, at which time they are allowed to go to class or to the cafeteria to get breakfast. Please remember that our car rider line ends at 8:45 AM, when staff goes inside to begin instruction. If you have any questions about our car rider procedures, please call Mrs. Murr, Assistant Principal (281-897-4474). Thank you.

CAR RIDER LINE

Dear Parents,

In an effort to make our AM car rider line more efficient, we would like to ask for your help with the following:


1. Please allow enough time for your child to enter building at 8:45 AM. We ask that you be in the car rider line no later than 8:30 AM so you have enough time to go through the line and drop your child off before the beginning of the school day. When the 8:45 AM bell rings, car rider staff will need to go into the building so they can begin instruction.


2. If you exit the parking lot by turning right onto Shaft Rd., please turn right onto Huffmeister Rd. Please do not wait to make a left onto Huffmeister as that slows the other cars that are trying to exit the parking lot.


3. Occasionally, car rider staff may direct you to turn left from the parking lot onto Shaft Road or go straight through the daycare lane to Huffmeister Rd. Please follow the direction of the car rider staff and know that we are doing this to alleviate a temporary back-up. We appreciate your assistance with this.


4. Please do not turn left into the parking lot when there are other cars in line. This complicates the car rider process and is not fair to parents that have been waiting in line.


Thank you in advance for your help with these procedures. We appreciate your support.


Car Rider Staff

FEDERAL REPORT CARD INFORMATION

Dear Parent:


Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link:


http://www.cfisd.net/en/about/know-your-district/school-ratings/


· Select a campus

· Select 2017-18 school year

· Click Filter

· Select Federal School Report Card


Information on these report cards includes:

· Part I: General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

· Part II: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

· Part III: Academic Growth and Graduation Rate

· Part IV: English Language Proficiency

· Part V: School Quality or Student Success

· Part VI: Goal Meeting Status

· Part VII: STAAR Participation

· Part VIII: Civil Rights Data

· Part IX: Teacher Quality Data

· Part X: Per-pupil Expenditure

· Part XI: STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

· Part XII: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

· Part XIII: Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education


If you are unable to access the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact us at 281-213-1010.


Thank you!

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The sixth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival is set for March 2, 2019

from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road)

and the Towne Lake community.


Underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress, the fun-filled community event will include a *5K run and a family-friendly **1-mile. New courses include a 5K run through Towne Lake, Lone Star College CyFair and a family path through Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union stadium.


The fun run will feature booth vendors, food trucks, entertainment and activities for children.


Proceeds from the Superintendent’s Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants.


5k (t-shirt* and timing chip): $20 adults; $15 students

5k (timing chip only, no t-shirt): $15 adults; $10 students

1 mile (wristband): $5 adults and students


T-shirt sizes only guaranteed until Feb. 6


Prices increase after Feb. 6


Register: www.cfisd.net/funrun

Registration will be done through SchoolCash.

If you have any questions, e-mail Brandi Rios at brandi.rios@cfisd.net

Notes from our Nurse

Medication Administration

ALL Over-the-Counter meds must be new and unopened.


Medication is to be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian and brought to the clinic in the original container labeled with child's name, name of the medication and directions for the time and dosage. Physician's name must be on prescription medication. Students may not carry medications - including cough drops.


Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School

A sick child who is unable to participate in school in a meaningful way should be kept home to rest and recover until symptoms resolve. Keeping a sick child home also protects other children, school staff, and visiting community members from contracting an illness that can be spread from person to person.Please be aware of the following guidelines for school attendance.

  • Fever: A child should remain home with fever greater than 100° F and should only return after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of pink eye, a child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.

If you take your child to a healthcare provider for an illness, please be sure to request a written letter stating when your child may return to school.


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

Counselor's Corner

Welcome back! I am so happy we had a chance to enjoy our break with family and friends. The few weeks off left me ready to come back and finish this next semester strong.

Our value this month is self-control. Self-control means choosing to do what you should do, even when you don’t want to. Self-control can be very difficult for most people. Self-control not only applies to your emotions, but what you allow yourself to do and how you allow yourself to take action.


Perhaps one thing to focus on is: electronic device usage. Do you have a problem with spending too much time with technology? As technology is made more and more available to every person, it is more difficult to use self-control. Cell phones are in almost every pocket, laptops and tablets are affordable and available to almost everyone.


The internet and social media can be used to help our world be a better place, but can also contribute to problems. Start to notice when you are in a restaurant how many people are talking with each other and how many are on their phones. Ironically, increased communication abilities as a result of these devices seems to have contributed to decreased face to face communication.


Does your family have rules about electronics? Talk to your friends today to find out ways you can “unplug” and reconnect with someone you haven’t talked to in a while. This is one action that is sure to take self-control.

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at http://www.balfour.com.


The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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