The Mane Tail

Friday, December 2nd, 2022


Dear Parents,

Our holiday parties will look a little different this year. We will be celebrating each grade level during their large group time. The parties will be held outside on the track and will include inflatables, music and a sweet treat. Students will be able to go to any activity throughout the party with any friends from their grade level. We are certain that the students are going to love every minute of it! Parents may sign up to volunteer using the link below.

In this newsletter there is a link to sign up to volunteer at our holiday parties in December. Parents are only allowed to attend the grade level parties as a volunteer. Please pre-register if you are able to help with your child's grade level party on December 16th. Parents may check their student out at the conclusion of the kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade parties. The 5th grade party will end at 9:15 a.m. This is before our attendance time of 10:15 a.m, so there will be no party check-out at this time. *Students that are not present in school at 10:15 a.m. are counted absent for the day.

Link to pre-register to volunteer: Winter Party Volunteer Sign Up


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 6th: 5th Grade Music Program 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 9th: 2nd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Saturday, December 10th: Annual Jingle Bell Jog

Friday, December 16th: Holiday Parties during large group times

December 19th- January 2nd Winter Break (No School)

Wednesday, January 18th: Class Picture Day

Staff Holiday Donations

This year, Room Parents will be collecting donations for all Home Room Teachers (including switch teachers). Please be on the lookout for an email from Room Parents about this.

ALL other teachers and staff donations are being made on This includes- admin, PEAM, Paras, support staff, etc.

Go to the STAFF DONATIONS button on the left hand side, under Quick Links.

The deadline is Monday, December 12th. No donations will be accepted after this date. 100% of donated money will go straight to the person! This is 100% optional.

From the library

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4th and 5th grade have the wonderful opportunity of visiting with author Barbara O'Connor. She is a wonderful friend to Sampson and loves to be with her readers. Barbara O'Connor will be at Sampson on Wednesday, December 7 for three presentations. What a fantastic experience!

We can't wait for the Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday, December 10!

Here are a few reminders:

Sampson’s Jingle Bell Jog Reminders

December 10, 2022 * 8:00 a.m.

  • All participants have a race bib and bells. Safety pins are provided to pin the bibs on your shirts. Twisty ties are provided to tie bells to your shoes.
  • Decorate your race bibs! Use whatever you want to jazz up your bib - bedazzle, color, add your name, spruce it up with holiday fun. Make the bib your own!
  • Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Coles Crossing Lap Pool. We suggest walking or biking. You cannot park in the lap pool. Park at Sampson, if needed.
  • Holiday costume contest! All participants should gather by 7:50 a.m. at the lap pool and awards will be announced before the 5K begins.
  • The race will be on the paths - begin and finish at the lap pool.
  • Spread some holiday cheer! If you’d like to donate to Cy Hope, we’d love to encourage you! Visit the website to help:
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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

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

El invierno (Winter)

La familia (familia)

Los regalos (gifts)

Las luces (lights)

Las galletas (cookies)

Los adornos (decorations)

Las tarjetas (cards)

Las velas (candles)

Felices fiestas (Happy Holidays)

Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)


Sra. Betancourt

Counselors Corner

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Bring Out the Best in CFISD

For the months of November and December, we will be focusing on the character trait Gratitude as we Bring Out the Best in CFISD. Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thanks. You can access any of our lessons and activities through the district website here:

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PTO News

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

Thank you Sampson students, families and teachers for your participation in this fun and successful event for our school! There were 296 students that came out to enjoy the evening.

The class with the highest attendance was Mrs. Hopper! They won a class pizza party during their lunch time on December 16th.

The three homerooms with the highest attendance were Hopper, Graves, and Yang. The students and teachers in these 3 classes will win a Spring Creek prize package. The prize package comes with a cup, keychain, $10 gift card, and a t-shirt that when they wear to Spring Creek they receive free ice cream!

Thank you all again for your continued support.

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2nd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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December Diaper Drive

We are collecting Diapers and Pull Ups

(sizes 4, 5 and 6) this month for Entrusted Houston. Students can drop off donations in their grade's donation bin.

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Sampson Gives Back: Christmas Cookies & Treat Bar for Farney Elementary

Help us

bless the Farney Elementary staff with a Christmas Cookies & Treat Bar. You can sign up here to help.

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Minted Fundraiser

It's Holiday Card season! If you order

your Holiday Cards through Minted, you get a discount and Sampson gets money back!

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Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

Our deadline for Charleston Wrap has been extended until December 31st. Please continue to support Sampson during your holiday shopping. Thank you again for all your support.

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Please Save the Date for our upcoming Bingo event. We have a new date and time and can’t wait to see everyone at BINGO in March 2023. If you have not already signed up and would like to volunteer, please sign up at here.

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