The Mane Tail

Friday, December 3rd, 2021


Dear Parents,

We appreciate your support as we continued some of our "Covid Protocols" this first semester. When the students return in January we will return to students sitting in each seat at the cafeteria tables. We will also continue our mask zones in the cafeteria. With this change in seating, we will be able to start allowing a few lunch visitors each week. We are going to limit the number of lunch guests that may come each week. Beginning Monday, January 10th students with the last name(s) beginning with A, B, C, D, E, and F may have a parent or guardian join them for lunch. The students may have a guest any time during the week of January 10th. We will only allow guests for this group of students so that we can limit the number of guests in the cafeteria. The next week of school (Jan. 18th-21st) we will allow students with the last name(s) beginning with G, H, I, J, K, and L to eat lunch with a parent or guardian. Please review the following information that comes from our "Quick Reference Guide for Parents."

Parents, legal guardians, and relatives (with a note from the parent) may come to have lunch with a student. Only that student will be allowed to eat at the parent table with their guest. Groups of students (teams, clubs, etc.) will not be allowed to gather together at the parent table during lunch. While parents may not bring food for other children, they may provide food or beverages for their own child's consumption. Many parents treat their children to special lunches from outside restaurants occasionally. While we encourage you to reward your children with these special celebrations, we ask that if you are bringing your child lunch that you arrive on time. To protect instructional time, any student waiting on a parent ten minutes after lunch has begun will be sent through the cafeteria line. The front office will not deliver lunches to students. Students can stop by the cart in the vestibule on the way to the cafeteria to pick up a forgotten lunch. Relatives that are not the parent or guardian will need to bring the parent note and their driver's license with them on the day that they are visiting for lunch. Cy-Fair ISD students are not permitted to come as lunch guests. Due to the limited seating in the cafeteria for guests, we ask that each student have no more than 2 lunch guests.

Parents can access the lunch visitor schedule for the remainder of the school year by clicking on the button below.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 4th- Jingle Bell Jog

Wednesday, December 15th- Papa John's 2nd grade Pizza Night

Thursday, December 16th- Spirit Shop & Bahama Bucks from 4:00pm-5:00pm

Friday, December 17th- Holiday of Fun in all classrooms (all day event)

Monday, December 20th- Monday, January 3rd- Winter Break

Nature Trails


Great news! We will make up our Nature Trails Day 2 (postponed due to weather) on Monday, December 13th. Students will bring home a new permission form for the new date. Remember, students will:

  • leave Sampson around 9am and return around 2pm
  • wear long pants (not leggings), socks, and closed-toe shoes for safety. In addition, keep the weather conditions in mind. Your child may need layers that can be added/removed for comfort.
  • bring a lunch in a container to keep insects out or purchase a box lunch from the cafeteria. Water bottles are recommended.

We look forward to a great day at the Trails!

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

For K-4th grade:

Palabras relacionadas a las fiestas (Words related to the holidays)

El invierno (Winter)

La familia (family)

Los regalos (gifts)

Las luces (lights)

Las galletas (cookies)

Los adornos (decorations)

Las tarjetas (cards)

Las velas (candles)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

Sampson Stallions Service Project 2021!

This year we are going to take part in a Holiday Food Drive benefitting Cypress Assistance Ministries. Each grade level has been assigned specific items to collect and donate. Please take a look at the list below and donate if you can. The Food Drive will run from November 29 through December 10 and the grade level with the highest participation will win extra recess!

Thank you for helping to build our community both inside and outside of Sampson. We are thankful for YOU!

Kindergarten: condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.), snack items, assorted canned vegetables and toilet paper

First Grade: baking goods, evaporated milk, baking powder, baking soda, oil, sugar (1 lb bags), cookie & cake mixes, icing/frosting, pie crust, pie filling and dish detergent

Second Grade: instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, cornbread mix, canned cranberry sauce, canned yams, canned pumpkin, brown gravy, canned broth and mouthwash

Third Grade: bagged rice (white or brown), dry beans (pinto, white, black, kidney, etc.), jelly/jam, shampoo and conditioner

Fourth Grade: Spaghetti O's, raviolis, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, canned soups and deodorant

Fifth Grade: boxed cereal, dry pasta & spaghetti, macaroni & cheese, ramen noodles and paper towels

Counselors Corner

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PTO News

Shout out to our Sponsors!

PTO and the entire Sampson Staff want to say a HUGE thank you again to our generous VIP sponsors Ryan Stegall Insurance Agency and The Brook Home & Gift.

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Donate to Teacher & Staff Holiday Gifts

If you would like to donate to your teacher's Holiday gift, we have included instructions below. Please note that the Holiday gift is optional and is offered to help alleviate the Holiday stress.

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Junior Achievement

JA online training is Wednesday, 8 DEC, sign up by Monday, 6 DEC. One time training & you are certified for LIFE!!

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Parents: Nurse Alms needs our help in the clinic! The afternoon shift is from 12-3pm BUT if you can only stay for part of the time that is fine. She will take all the help she can get! Clinic duties are simple and include helping check in students, taking temperatures and putting bandaids on. Please review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up. Thank you for your support!

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Garden cleanup days are back! Please visit here to sign up & help!

2nd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night - December 15th

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Outdoor Spirit Shop and Bahama Bucks - December 16th

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Covid Dashboard

Click this to see a live representation of Covid in all of Cypress Fairbanks ISD.