Mustang Express

January 15, 2019

School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 2019:

15 - STAAR Night for 4th Grade - 6:00pm

15 - Nature Trails for half of 3rd & 5th

16 - Nature Trails for half of 3rd & 5th

18 - End of 2nd Nine Weeks

21 - MLK Holiday

22 - STAAR Night for 3rd Grade - 6:00pm

22 - PTO: Chocolate Fundraiser Begins

24 - CLASS GROUP PICTURE DAY

24-25 Spirit Shop during Lunches

28 - Report Cards Go Home

28 - CFISD Horizons Showcase @ Berry Center

29 - Mustang Express Newsletter

29 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Museum of Natural Science

Mrs. Crystal Felts

Millsap's Teacher of the Year for 2018-19!


Mrs. Felts is a Math & Science teacher in 4th Grade. This is her second year at Millsap and we could not be more proud of her efforts and achievements! Here are some of the qualities for which she was nominated:


  • Willing to try new ideas
  • Builds genuine relationships with her students
  • Creates experiments and unique hands-on lessons
  • Professional in all situations
  • Never accepts less than her students’ best


We surprised Mrs. Felts with a visit from her husband just as her name was announced!

PTO President Matt Thomas presented her with a new iPad and an Amazon Gift Card.

We are very grateful for the support of our fantastic PTO!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW94JsrCF-0&feature=youtu.be
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Miss Stephanie Medina

Millsap's Paraprofessional of the Year for 2018-19!


She is our Registrar and we are so glad she's here! She is one of the first people that new families (and Kindergarten families) meet at Millsap. Here are some of the qualities for which she was nominated:


  • Professional and resourceful
  • Impressive, upbeat, positive and bright
  • Understands the importance of maintaining a calm environment
  • Considerate, prepared, organized and dedicated
  • Intelligent problem-solver


Miss Medina's mother was waiting in the wings as a surprise!

PTO President Matt Thomas presented Stephanie with an Amazon gift card.

Many thank to our wonderful PTO for supporting every member of our wonderful staff!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XStdwyW90Bw&feature=youtu.be
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Download Millsap's Spring Calendar!

PTO News

Updated PTO Meeting dates...


January Meeting Cancelled (though there will be a board-level meeting, date TBD)


February 21
March 21
April 11

May 9


Join our Facebook page: Millsap Elementary PTO to stay in the “know” & connect with other Millsap parents!


Join our Millsap Parent Remind 101 group to get information & reminders. Text this number: 81010 Then enter this message: @millsappa

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World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Kicks Off January 22nd!

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The sixth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run and Festival is set for March 2, 2019

from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road)

and the Towne Lake community.


Underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress, the fun-filled community event will include a *5K run and a family-friendly **1-mile. New courses include a 5K run through Towne Lake, Lone Star College CyFair and a family path through Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union stadium.


The fun run will feature booth vendors, food trucks, entertainment and activities for children.


Proceeds from the Superintendent’s Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants.



5k (t-shirt* and timing chip): $20 adults; $15 students

5k (timing chip only, no t-shirt): $15 adults; $10 students

1 mile (wristband): $5 adults and students


T-shirt sizes only guaranteed until Feb. 6


Prices increase after Feb. 6


Register: www.cfisd.net/funrun

Registration will be done through SchoolCash.

If you have any questions, e-mail Brandi Rios at brandi.rios@cfisd.net

Counselor's Corner

Welcome back! I am so happy we had a chance to enjoy our break with family and friends. The few weeks off left me ready to come back and finish this next semester strong.

Our value this month is self-control. Self-control means choosing to do what you should do, even when you don’t want to. Self-control can be very difficult for most people. Self-control not only applies to your emotions, but what you allow yourself to do and how you allow yourself to take action.


Perhaps one thing to focus on is: electronic device usage. Do you have a problem with spending too much time with technology? As technology is made more and more available to every person, it is more difficult to use self-control. Cell phones are in almost every pocket, laptops and tablets are affordable and available to almost everyone.


The internet and social media can be used to help our world be a better place, but can also contribute to problems. Start to notice when you are in a restaurant how many people are talking with each other and how many are on their phones. Ironically, increased communication abilities as a result of these devices seems to have contributed to decreased face to face communication.


Does your family have rules about electronics? Talk to your friends today to find out ways you can “unplug” and reconnect with someone you haven’t talked to in a while. This is one action that is sure to take self-control.

Notes from our Nurse

Medication Administration

ALL Over-the-Counter meds must be new and unopened.


Medication is to be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian and brought to the clinic in the original container labeled with child's name, name of the medication and directions for the time and dosage. Physician's name must be on prescription medication. Students may not carry medications - including cough drops.


Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School

A sick child who is unable to participate in school in a meaningful way should be kept home to rest and recover until symptoms resolve. Keeping a sick child home also protects other children, school staff, and visiting community members from contracting an illness that can be spread from person to person.Please be aware of the following guidelines for school attendance.

  • Fever: A child should remain home with fever greater than 100° F and should only return after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom free for 24 hours.
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Following a diagnosis of pink eye, a child may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication has been administered.

If you take your child to a healthcare provider for an illness, please be sure to request a written letter stating when your child may return to school.


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

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CAR RIDER LINE

Dear Parents,

In an effort to make our AM car rider line more efficient, we would like to ask for your help with the following:


1. Please allow enough time for your child to enter building at 8:45 AM. We ask that you be in the car rider line no later than 8:30 AM so you have enough time to go through the line and drop your child off before the beginning of the school day. When the 8:45 AM bell rings, car rider staff will need to go into the building so they can begin instruction.


2. If you exit the parking lot by turning right onto Shaft Rd., please turn right onto Huffmeister Rd. Please do not wait to make a left onto Huffmeister as that slows the other cars that are trying to exit the parking lot.


3. Occasionally, car rider staff may direct you to turn left from the parking lot onto Shaft Road or go straight through the daycare lane to Huffmeister Rd. Please follow the direction of the car rider staff and know that we are doing this to alleviate a temporary back-up. We appreciate your assistance with this.


4. Please do not turn left into the parking lot when there are other cars in line. This complicates the car rider process and is not fair to parents that have been waiting in line.


If you have any questions, please call to speak to the assistant principal, Mrs. Murr

(281-897-4470).


Thank you in advance for your help with these procedures. We appreciate your support.


Car Rider Staff

Student Information

Parents or Guardians are strongly encouraged to use the Home Access Center to monitor their child’s attendance, grades, and schedule to ensure accuracy and take appropriate action when necessary.


It is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to your child’s attendance, you are more than welcome to email Stephanie.Medina@cfisd.net or contact the front desk at 281-897-4470.


When an email address or phone number has changed, please feel free to send a note with your child or email the teacher of those changes. It is important we have the most current information on file and in the system in the case of an emergency.


Thank you for your cooperation!

2018-19 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for pre-order at http://www.balfour.com.


The cost is $35 per book, with the option to personalize your book for an additional fee.

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