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.

Counselor's Corner

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.


Weekly Activities

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

Parents,


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 emcfarland@conroeisd.net

October Calendar of Events

10/4 Jets Get Fir Kick-Off

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

Safety Drills

In the month of October the drill that we will focus on in addition to our fire drill is the Lock Down Drill. If you would like information about the procedures for the Lock Down drill you may contact the school and we will provide you with a copy of the procedures for the drill.

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.

Pre-Kindergarten News

Fall is here and the children are settled nicely into their classroom and making friends every day.


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!

Kindergarten News

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

Our field trip is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th to P^ Farms. Parents are welcome to follow the buses or meet us there, but will need to pay for their admission. Students admission fees will be paid by the school.


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

Second grade is off to a great start. We are finishing up our fiction units in reading and writing and will begin reading and writing nonfiction this month. Please be sure you are reading with your child every night. We will be counting collections of coins and working with numbers to 999. Take some time this month to count some coins with your child. We will study maps and globes and government in Social Studies. We will also continue to learn about matter in Science.

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.

Fourth Grade News

WOW! Fourth grade has really gotten off to an exciting start in Math, Reading, and Writing! In math, we thought that we had learned all there was to know about place value in third grade, but now that we are in fourth, we have added the tenths and hundredths to our place value charts. What has made it easier for us all is that we realized that working with decimals is just like working with money, and you know how much we love money! In reading, we are definitely working on becoming better readers, but more importantly, we are trying to figure out what type of books make us want to read more and more every day! When we first started fourth grade this year and thought about writing, we did not know what to expect. What we learned most about writing a personal narrative story is that it is extremely similar to telling a story about ourselves, and you know how much we love to talk! Each of us in fourth grade is looking forward to learning all of exciting skills our teachers are sure to teach us in math, reading, and writing.

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