The Leopard Tale


Principal's Points

Principal's Points December 2021

Important Information

Holiday Parties

Friday, December 17th


Our Holiday Parties this year will be a classroom event. Students will enjoy games, activities and a special treat. Due to space concerns and to maximize student engagement, party day will be a student only event, focused on school friends.

Student and Staff Holidays

December 20-January 3, 2022

Students and staff return on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Stay Connected

We want to stay connected with you! Please visit our website at, select schools and facilities, elementary schools, and then Andre’. This will take you to our website. We will also regularly post photos and news on the Official Andre’ Facebook page. To locate our page, search @CFISDAndre. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, @CFISDAndre, as well.

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News From the Nurse

Hello Families,

The school clinic has a need for new boy’s underwear in all sizes and new/gently used pants for boys & girls in sizes 6-12. We use these items to reclothe students who have accidents during the school day.

Also, I wanted to share some information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine since many elementary students are now receiving it.

What are the side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for kids?

Children given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines had side effects similar to those experienced by people age 16 and older. The most reported side effects include:

· Pain where the shot was given

· Fatigue

· Headache

· Chills

· Muscle pain

· Fever

· Joint pain

· Swollen lymph nodes

· Nausea

· Decreased appetite

Similar to adults, children have side effects within 2 days after vaccination that typically last 1 to 3 days. More children reported these side effects, except for injection site pain, after the second dose of the vaccine. However, some people have no side effects.

After your child is given a COVID-19 vaccine, he or she will be monitored for 15 to 30 minutes to see if he or she has an allergic reaction that requires treatment.

It isn't recommended that you give your child an over-the-counter pain reliever before vaccination to prevent side effects. It's OK to give this kind of medication after your child gets a COVID-19 vaccine. (Mayo Clinic, 2021)

Healthfully Yours,

Ursula Staten BSN, RN

School Nurse

Code of Conduct

CFISD is seeking feedback and input from our staff, students, and community members regarding our 2021-2022 Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook. To further assist our efforts in gathering valuable feedback, parents can provide input through the following digital link.
The deadline for submission to the Office of Student Services is Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.
Student Code of Conduct - Elementary Students

Counselors' Corner

Core Essential Value – December

During the month we will be meeting with your children for a lesson that discusses the importance of service. Service starts at home and spreads to our greater community including our school. Over the last few years, our students participated in several service opportunities on our campus. With the assistance of our student council and Jr. Counselors we have collected water and other necessities for the women and children living at the Mission of Yahweh, collected items for “care bags” for hospital staff, and collected personal hygiene items for our military. Our two service organizations also participate in an annual Spring Clean of the exterior of our campus. The Jr. Counselors also spend one day of their recess each week to work with Kindergarten and 1st grade classroom teachers and their children. Service is alive and well on our campus! We will be sharing information about our next service endeavor with you in the near future.

Andre’ and Dierker’s Champs

Andre’ will be participating in the Dierker’s Champs baseball league this season. This program falls under the umbrella of services Cy-Hope sponsors. We will field a team of 4th and 5th grade students and play against other participating CFISD elementary campuses. Tryouts took place Saturday, December 4 on our campus, once the team is constructed, practices will begin in January. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity for our students.

Words From the Library

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Notes from the front desk


If your child is absent, please send a note on the first day of your child’s return to school stating the reason for the absence. Thank you.

Transportation Changes

If a child’s end-of-day transportation changes, the parent/guardian must send a note with the date, necessary changes and parent/guardian signature. If a note is not received, the usual method of transportation will be followed.

For safety purposes, no changes will be made after 3:30 P.M. and PHONE CALLS or E-MAILS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

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Box Tops for Education

Each Student’s Goal= 10 Box Tops in December!

Did you know that Andre’ receives 10₵ for every General Mills Box Tops for Education we collect? As you are preparing for the holidays, and throughout the year, please remember to scan your receipts for Box Tops from participating products. Please see the flyer below for information on how to download the app and scan receipts.

You can still send in box top clips and certificates in a bag or envelope to your child's teacher.

If each student turns in 10 box tops, our school will earn over $1,100! Wow!

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PTO General Meeting - December 9th @ 5:30PM.

Our PTO General meeting will be held on October 9th at 5:30PM via ZOOM. Please email if you would like to attend and we will send a ZOOM Link as we get closer to the date.

5th Grade Party Committee Opportunity

If you're interested in helping plan the 5th Grade Party, please reach out via

PTO Needs YOU!
Our PTO plays a very important role in supporting our school with fundraisers, teacher appreciation events, and student support. We need your support to continue our mission to raise money for our awesome Andre’ Leopards!
If you are interested, please reach out to We will be happy to answer any questions and invite you to our next board meeting.

PTO Contact Information - you can sign up for membership here and order t-shirts.

Facebook (Andre' Elementary PTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Twitter (@AndreElemPTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Help Andre’ Earn “Free Money”!
My Coke Rewards:
When you make a Coca-Cola purchase, you simply enter the product codes on the website and we get a donation from Coca-Cola.

Amazon Smile:
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Andre’ PTO. Please be sure to add Andre’ PTO as your charity.

Kroger Plus:
Add Andre’ Elementary PTO Inc as your community rewards organization under “My Account.” You will need to confirm your selection if you have signed up previously.

Mark your calendar

12/8- Student Council Meeting

12/10- National Spelling Bee Lists go Home with Qualified Students

12/14- 4th/5th Grade Choir Program

12/17- Holiday Parties

12/20- 1/3- Winter Break

1/4- Students and Staff Return

1/14- Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

1/17- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday