Sam Houston Elementary Newsletter
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Conroe ISD November Bond Referendum
The November 5th Bond Referendum includes safety and security enhancements for all campuses located within Conroe ISD. Specific campus projects are also included in the package to align with fire code requirements.
To view the full list of safety & security projects and learn more about the November 2019 Bond Election, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.
We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, October 28 - October 31. Below are the weekly activities that students may participate in to celebrate Red Ribbon week.
Monday, 10/28- Red Ribbon Kickoff!
WEAR Red - as much as you want!
Tuesday, 10/29- Give Bad Choices the Boot!
Wear your favorite boots along with Western Wear!
Wednesday, 10/30- Sock It To Drugs!
Wear your favorite crazy, weird socks.
Thursday, 10/31 - Drugs Have No Character!
Dress like a Superhero!
A Note from our Parent Engagement Liaison
Thank you for your continued support. September was a busy month getting back into school routines and dealing with unexpected storms. If you family is needing assistance or resources you may contact me at the number below.
We have many activities and programs planned for you this semester, we hope you are able to attend. Children love to see their parents visit the school.
Our Grandparents Day event was a great success, we had almost 200 grandparents visit during lunch. Be sure to see our upcoming calendar of events. Notices will also go home in weekly Wednesday folders.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, we would love to have you! You can help with various projects and assist in preparing instructional materials for your child's teacher. Our Trunk or Treat event is schedule for Saturday, October 26th from 4-6 pm. Make plans to attend, it will be a fun family event! For more information contact Ena McFarland, Family Engagement Liaison at 936-709-5183 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October Calendar of Events
10/10 Volunteer Orientation for Parents
10/11 Storybook Character Parade
10/11 End of the grading period
10/11 Early release day for students
10/14 School Holiday
10/16 Buddy Reader Training (1:00-2:00 p.m.) Library
10/22 Buddy Reader Training (9:00-10:00 a.m.) Library
10/26 Trunk or Treat (4-6 p.m.)
10/29 Title I Reading Night
10/30 ESL Orientation (9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
10/30 Group Pictures/Retakes of individual pictures
Montgomery County Food Bank
The Montgomery County Food Bank is having a Saturday Market on October 5th from 10 am-12 pm at the Vineyard Church of Conroe. The Market will bring fresh produce and grocery items for those in need. Quantities are limited. This will be a drive through event. 2 families per vehicle only please.
We are excited for this new season. This month we will focus on the Life Cycle's (Pumpkin and Apples) in Science. We will also learn about Community Helpers in Social Studies. Continue working with your student on learning the alphabet, recognizing their numbers from 0-9, sorting objects, observing patterns around us (as well as create patterns), creating shapes, and counting from 1-30.
The children have adjusted to our routines and rules and they are always excited to participate in new activities.
Thank you all for allowing us to spend this time with your children. We are excited to have lots of fun this month!
In the month of October, your child will be focusing on fiction books during Readers' Workshop. Students are learning to talk like the characters in their books, and to reread their favorite books to get them into their hearts. You can help your child by reading books with them for ten minutes every day. After the story, ask your child to retell the story to you, and to think about how the characters in the story felt. These questions will help your child with their story comprehension.
In math, your child is working with numbers to ten. Students are working on counting objects, number writing, and instantly recognizing the number for a given set of objects. Counting out loud is a great way to help your child with their math skills.
Your child has been learning many procedures and expectations during the first few weeks of school such as lining up, walking in the hallway, and coming to the carpet appropriately. We are very proud at the progress our students are making. This month, our students will work on learning what it means to S.O.A.R. as a Jet (S=self control, O=optimism, A=acceptance, R=responsibility). We will look at one trait per week. It would be greatly appreciated if you could talk with your child about what these character traits look like for students, at school and at home. By working together, we can assure your child is successful at school.
Other social skills we are working on: Taking turns talking/not interrupting, taking turns with friends, using our words to solve problems, asking for help when needed.
First Grade News
Story Book Character parade will be Friday, October 11th in the morning. This is also a half day for students.
In Reading, we are "Word Detectives" and learning strategies for solving how to read hard words. In Writing, we will finish our "Small Moments", writing about things that have happened to us or things we have done, and start our "How To" writing.
In Math, we are working on addition and subtraction within 5, geometry and place value up to 99. In Science, we are discovering different types of energy, light, thermal and sound. We are also learning how they are important to our everyday lives, different way objects can move and magnets. In Social Studies we are learning about map skills, citizenship, leaders in our community, levels of government and voting.
Second Grade News
Third Grade News
Third graders worked very hard these past days finishing their Language Arts testing, to define their growth in both English and Spanish! Now we are deeply investigating all different sorts of Text Features to better understand Non-Fiction texts. In Math, we are finishing up our addition and subtracting unit and will then move on to our multiplication unit. This is an area were we will soon be contacting parents to provide strategies to help their students with this unit.