Labrador Letter

Lee Elementary - Where Dreams Come True

12900 W. Little York Rd. Houston TX 77041


Volume 15 Issue 5

October 25, 2019

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Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 28th, 8:30am to Friday, Nov. 1st, 11am

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

A blizzard of books is headed your way this fall! It’s Scholastic’s Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow Much to Read! Send your school community on the coolest reading expedition ever and venture deep into the ice-cold, polar regions.


Student Preview Days will be October 24th and 25th

Snowy Day Family Night will be October 29th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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Voting Information

Dear CFISD community,


The two-week early voting period for the November 5th general election began last Monday, October 21 and will continue through November 1.


Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 26

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28 - Friday, November 1

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Some of the convenient voting sites in our community include:


  • Jersey Village City Hall (16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village, 77040)
  • Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center (8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress, 77433)
  • Katherine Tyra Branch Library (16716 Clay Rd. Houston, 77084)


Similar to Early Voting, the Countywide Voting Centers program allows any voter to vote at ANY county polling place on Election Day and does NOT eliminate your voter registration precincts. Prioritization is on convenience for the voter which means all locations are open to all eligible voters in Harris County. Voters can vote near where they work, live, or go to school.


Please make your voice heard by casting your vote either at an early voting site or on election day.


Please take a few minutes to browse the voter-specific ballot and polling locations on Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman’s website by entering in your name and address. You can also access the early voting sites and hours on the site.


https://harrisvotes.com/VotingCenters


Voting is a key component of the freedom and democracy we enjoy in the United States, but too few of registered voters participate in this important process. We encourage each of you to exercise your right to vote, either during the early voting period or on Election Day.

Lee Baseball Team Parent Meeting 3rd - 5th Grade

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-6:30pm

12900 West Little York Road

Houston, TX

There will be an informational parent meeting December 5th at 5:30 for those 3rd - 5th grade parents interested in having their child participate in baseball Tryouts will be held December 11th from 3:45- 5:30 p.m. at Lee. Watch for a flyer to come home in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Enis, elizabeth.enis@cfisd.net
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Lee Elementary WatchD.O.G.S.

If you were not able to attend the Watch DOGS Kick-Off and you are interested in volunteering half a day or a full day, please sign up with the link below. We will contact you to schedule your volunteer opportunity!

Email Dawn Wagner at dawn.wagner@cfisd.net if you have any questions!


Lee Elementary Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students)

To sign up online: http://tinyurl.com/h2ly2s4

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®. Our program was designed to make your fund-raising the easiest in town…all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!


To enroll in the program to help support Lee Elementary:

All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain a digital Kroger Plus Card when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.


 Link your card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.

 If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Create an Account”.

 If you are a new online customer:

 You will need to enter your email address, create a password, enter your zip code, click on favorite store, and agree to the terms and conditions.

 Once you are done entering your information you will get a message asking you to check your e-mail inbox and click on the link within the body of the e-mail that was sent to activate your Kroger account.

Already have a Kroger.com account?

 Enter your email address and password and click on “Sign In”.

 Click on Community then on Community Rewards” then click on enroll now, complete personal information, click on save.

 Enter your organization’s number or name and then click on “Search”.

 Select your organization and click on “Save”.

 To verify that you enrolled correctly, you will see your organizations name on the right side of your account settings page.


Once you are linked, you can start earning rewards immediately toward the organization you are supporting. (Note: The message saying that you are supporting an organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program will start printing on your receipt about 10 business days after you linked your card.)


Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each eligible purchase to count. Thank you for participating in our Kroger Community Rewards program!

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Going Digital

Parents

In order to have better communication with parents, newsletters will be sent via text and/or email through School Messenger. If you still wish to receive a paper newsletter, please call or email Dawn Wagner

(713)849-8294

dawn.wagner@cfisd.net

What is SchoolMessenger?

SchoolMessenger allows you to personalize communications from your school or district into one centralized feed.

1. Click the LOG IN Button on the top of the page on your internet browser (https://accounts.relianceco.com/#/createuser),

or Download the SchoolMessenger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

2. Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.

3. After authenticating via your email, return to SchoolMessenger and sign in using your email and password.

What's in SchoolMessenger?

Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address. You can then:

  • View the records associated with your account - student, staff, parent records.
  • Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • View your contact information and configure how you would like to receive notifications.

Is SchoolMessenger secure?

The sign-up process creates a secure link between the user and SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger operates with the latest encryption technology to protect access to stored information. SchoolMessenger is also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, which requires us to adhere to 12 stringent data protection standards as a further assurance of our commitment to protecting your data.

What else do I need to know?

Device (Push) Notifications will trigger a badge or alert when you receive new communications from your school or district. You can choose to receive Device Notifications in addition to, or instead of, the phone calls, emails, and text messages you normally receive.

ZPass Plus

Safety is the top priority within our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation to over

75,000 students every day. A crucial part of this service is knowing when and where each child gets on and off the school bus. ZPass allows parents to receive notifications when their child enters and exits the school bus.

How ZPass Works

  1. Students place their ZPass Multipurpose Card in front of the card reader as they enter and exit the school bus.

  2. The card reader emits an audible beep confirming the card was read.

  3. The time, date and location of where the student gets on and off the bus are immediately recorded to a secure database, accessible only by transportation and school officials.

  4. Parents can sign up for instant notifications, via push or cell phone text messaging and/or email.

  5. Parents can sign up for notifications by going to https://www.zpassplus.com/. ZPass + app is available at Google Play and the App Store.

  6. Badge replacement fees: $3.00 for bus badge and $1.00 for lanyard.

School Cash Online

Pay School Fees Online!

With SchoolCashOnline you can:

  • Pay for your child's school fees online, including spririt shirts, yearbooks, and school supplies. Anytime, anywhere.
  • Avoid the hassle of having cash on-hand to pay for school fees.
  • Receive email notifications regarding school fees and events.
  • Help us reduce the amount of cash in our schools.

Fast. Safe. Convenient.


https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/school-cash-online/

SPIRIT WEAR

Show your Labrador spirit every Friday by wearing a Labrador T-Shirt. New "Lee Elementary -Where Dreams Come True" themed shirts may be purchased for $10.


Shirts can be purchased via School Cash and will be delivered to your child's classroom.


https://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/school-cash-online/

Lee Elementary Website

Check out the Lee Campus Website for more information at http://lee.cfisd.net/en.

You can find all kinds of helpful information, including links to


  • faculty web pages
  • faculty email addresses
  • lunch and recess schedules
  • large group schedules
  • school supply information
  • library resources
  • access to student textbooks

Home Access Center

Home Access Center allows parents and students to view student registration, scheduling, attendance, classwork assignments and grade information (2nd -5th grade only) in a real-time atmosphere. To access this website, visit

https://home-access.cfisd.net/homeaccess/.

Instructions, usernames and passwords were sent home with your child in their Friday folder. If you have questions, please contact the campus administrative secretary, Dawn Wagner, dawn.wagner@cfisd.net.

Lee Elementary on Social Media

Lee Elementary on Social Media

Follow Mrs. Epperson, Lee principal @LeeCFISD

Follow Mrs. Nguyen, math/science specialist @LeeLabMathNinja

Follow Mrs. Wadyka PK - 2nd reading specialist @PrimaryLeeLabs

Follow Mrs. Clark, 3rd – 5th reading specialist @avalclark

Reminders from the Registrar - Absence Notes

Students are required to provide a note from a parent or guardian for each absence within three days of the date of the absence or consecutive absences. This note may be mailed, faxed, delivered by the student to the front desk, or delivered in person by the parent or guardian.


This note is to include

  • the student’s first and last name
  • grade
  • reason for the absence
  • telephone number of parent or guardian
  • the signature of the parent or guardian

If a note is not provided for an absence, it will be counted as unexcused. Please refer to the Student Handbook (online at www.cfisd.net)