The Mane Tail

Friday, April 29th, 2022


Dear Parents,

We have many events happening at Sampson in the month of May. Please be sure to check the Mane Tail each week, and read the weekly emails from your child's teacher. We don't want anyone to miss these special events. Also, please fill out a Student Information Sheet if you have any information that you would like for us to consider as we begin forming classes for next year. Please do not assume that we will remember special circumstances from year to year. We appreciate the reminders. We want all of our Sampson Stallions to thrive in their new home room.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 2nd-Friday, May 6th: Half Baked Spirit Week

Thursday, May 5th: 2nd grade Spanish Program @6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5th: The Brook Home & Gift Shopping Day from 10:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24th: Kindergarten Round Up 9:00 a.m.

5th Grade Recognition: 6:00 p.m. at Spillane Middle School

Thursday, May 26th: K, 1, and 2nd parties 11:00- 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 26th: 3, 4, and 5th parties 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Student Information Sheet

As we prepare for next year, we want to work towards a positive school experience for your child. We will work with your child's homeroom teacher for information about your child’s needs. If you wish to provide additional information, please fill in the link below by May 13th!

22-23 Student Information Sheet

2nd Grade Writing Celebration

Parents, please see the link below for information about the 2nd Grade Writing Celebration!

2nd Grade Writing Celebration

Thank you!

Sticker Machine

Parents, please be advised that our sticker machine in the cafeteria has had a price hike! Stickers will now be .75 cents for students to wanting to make a purchase! Thank you!

Thank you!

A HUGE thank you to all our parent volunteers that have fostered our learning throughout the year: SRC demos, Nature Trails, Garden Helpers, Junior Achievement (Biztown), Parent Readers/Library, Field Day, just to name a few. We are so fortunate to partner with such an abundance of support!

Reminders from The Registrar

To help us better prepare for next year, if you know that your student(s) will not be returning to Sampson in August, please email our registrar, Erin Johnson, at

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration & Round Up on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Create a PowerSchool Enrollment account, login and complete the online registration forms. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding necessary documents to complete registration.

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Please use the link below to register:

Original Art Works

Original Works Orders are due by May 5th.
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Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K-4th: El Verano (summer)

¿Qué te gusta hacer en el verano? (What do you like to do in the summer?)

A mí me gusta _________. (I like to _________)

nadar (swim)

viajar (travel)

acampar (camp)

leer (read)

dibujar (draw)

dormir (sleep)

tomar el sol (sunbathe)

hacer deportes (play sports)

jugar videojuegos (play videogames)

andar en bicicleta (bike ride)

andar en patineta (skateboard)

estar con mi familia (be with my family)


Sra. Betancourt

Music Notes

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2nd Grade Cinco de Mayo "Spanish Showcase":

When: Thursday, May 5th at 6:00pm. Students are asked to arrive at 5:45pm to the gym to be lined up and ready.

Where: Sampson Elementary Cafeteria Stage

What: Mrs. Betancourt, and the Spanish Action Lab, has partnered with Mrs. Applewhite, Music, to put together a CINCO DE MAYO "Spanish Showcase" demonstrating some of the Spanish language and music skills they have mastered in 2nd Grade.

Students are invited to dress in their brightest Cinco de Mayo FIESTA-WEAR! Bright summery colors and flowers are the idea! Please be sure to wear CLOSED-TOED shoes.

4th and 5th Grade Talent Show:

The 4th and 5th Graders will have the opportunity to perform in a TALENT SHOW on the morning of May 20th for an audience of their peers. Parents of the performers that are selected to participate will be invited to attend the performance that morning.

Students that are interested in participating in the Talent Show as a performer are asked to complete the Talent Show Form linked below and return the form no later than Friday, May 6th.

Auditions will be held during the students large group time beginning on Monday, May 9th. Students that are auditioning must be ready to audition first thing Monday morning, with their music, props and costuming as the act will appear in the performance.


Please contact Mrs. Applewhite ( with any questions or concerns regarding these exciting events!

From the library

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Where are the library books?! Look high and low! Search in cars, under beds, under couches, on bookshelves, in bathrooms, outside! You name it! All library books are due on Friday, May 13 (K - 4) and by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 17 for 5th grade. Thanks for looking!

We had wonderful bookmark contest entries to celebrate National School Library Month! Thanks to the many participants. The selection committee chose two stunning bookmarks. Congratulations to our two winners: Adam Thompson (2nd grade) and Elise Temple (5th grade). Their bookmarks are in the library for the whole school to use! (Below is their original artwork. We are printing on colored cardstock. I'll share those too!)

K - 2 Winner: Adam Thompson (Mo Willems)

3-5 Winner: Elise Temple (Read More Books)

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Counselors Corner

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Parents of 5th Grade students:

You have the opportunity to review your student’s courses for the 2022-23 school year. Access will be available from Tuesday, April 26, 2022 through Thursday, May 26, 2022.

    • Instructions for parents to log in to HAC are below.
    • HAC parent information was already sent out by the district. Only Guardian 1 has access to review electronically.
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PTO News

Teacher Appreciation Week

We’re so excited to honor our Sampson Heroes next week for Teacher Appreciation. Please help us make their week successful. PLease click here to find all the ways in which you can volunteer!

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Half Baked Spirit Week






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Junior Achievement

First grade is wrapping up their JA lessons this week. They have learned more about the connection between neighborhoods, businesses and families. Entrepreneur is a new vocabulary word that was discussed as well. Ask your child what they would like to be when they grow up. THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who dedicate their time every week!

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Our 5th Graders had so much fun learning about and seeing Mammal Skulls this week in their SRC presentation! Thank you to our parents volunteers that stepped up and helped out!

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The garden needs your help! Please sign up here to help weed the garden beds.

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Covid Dashboard

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

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