Express Yourself through Learning
12900 W. Little York Rd. Houston TX 77041
Volume 13 Issue 4
October 27, 2017
Field Days 2017
Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 9:30am to Friday, Dec. 1st, 2:30pm
12900 West Little York Road
1st grade (Wednesday, November 29, 8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
Kinder (Wednesday, November 29, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
4th grade (Thursday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
5th grade (Thursday, November 30, 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.)
2nd grade (Friday, December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
3rd grade (Friday, December 1, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
For the safety of our students and in order to accommodate the large number of visitors who attend Lee Field Day, we are asking that parents/guardians/authorized visitors pre-register as a visitor by completing and returning the bottom portion of this page.
If you have not brought your ID to Lee Elementary THIS SCHOOL YEAR, all previous years’ data has been purged and you will need to bring your ID before the event in order to preregister. If you are unable to, you will have to wait in line to be scanned into the new V-Soft system.
In accordance with district policy, EVERY visitor to the Lee Elementary campus will be checked-in through the V-Soft system for Field Day. By pre-registering, parents, guardians, and authorized visitors will avoid standing in long lines at the time of the event. Instead, your pre-printed visitor badge will be sent home with your child prior to the event. Please send an individual form for each child and return it to their homeroom teacher. or fill out the Google Form.
Pre-Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/pe4FijUWOJr1Zgt92
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
If your child participates in the Free/Reduced Meal Program, and you have not re-applied for the 2017 – 2018 school year, your child will not be able to participate in the program after October 31, 2017. All students must reapply each school year. Applications have been sent home and are available in the school office or online at https://freeandreduced.cfisd.net/Register.aspx .
Superintendent Voting Challenge
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD will hold a General Election on November 7, 2017. Trustee Positions 5, 6 and 7 will be on the ballot to serve a four-year term. Superintendent Dr. Mark Henry has issued a challenge to all schools. He is challenging elementary schools to have 100 or more employees, family members or community members vote in November 7th election. Please bring your voting slip to the school in order to be counted in the challenge. To find more information on the candidates, http://www.cfisd.net/en/about/know-your-district/board-trustees-election/.
Early Voting Dates:
October 23rd – October 27th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
October 28th 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 29th 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
October 30th – November 3rd 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Early Voting Locations http://www.harrisvotes.com/EarlyVoting/EarlyVotingLocations.pdf
Registered voters can vote at any early voting location.
Regular Voting Day November 7th 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
You can find your voting location and sample ballot at http://www.harrisvotes.com/
Lee Annual Food Drive
Lee Elementary will have our annual food drive from October 30th to November 10th. Lee will donate to the Cy-Fair Food Pantry, which serves families in the Cy-Fair area. Please consider donating the following items:
Non-Perishable Food Items:
- Cheese or peanut butter crackers
- Fruit cups
- Granola bars/Cereal bars
- Canned Soups, Vegetables, or Fruits
- Ramen noodles
- Trail mix
- Fruit snacks
- Peanut butter
- Any kind of pasta
- Spaghetti sauce
- Macaroni and cheese
- Single serving Chef-Boy-R-Dee items/Ravioli/Spaghetti-O’s
- Individually packaged chips/pretzels/Goldfish
- Boxed drinks and juices
- Vienna sausages
- Pop tarts
- Individual packets of oatmeal
- Canned Tuna, canned meats
- Bags of rice or beans
- Vegetable broths and stock.
Toiletries and household items:
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Bar Soap
- Body Wash
- Dish Soap
- Laundry Detergent
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
Any donations of these types of items would be greatly appreciated.
The homeroom class in each grade level that donates the most items will receive a special treat.
Public Invited to Harvey Recovery Fair in Bear Creek Area
(Houston, Texas) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4 invite residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church.
- WHAT: Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fair
- WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- WHERE: Bear Creek United Methodist Church, Family Life Center Gymnasium, 16000 Rippling Water Drive, Houston, TX 77084
The Harvey Recovery Fair will provide important recovery information about available disaster assistance from both governmental and non-profit organizations. Representatives from Harris County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other volunteer agencies will be available to answer questions and help residents apply for disaster assistance. Free dry food and bottled water will be available for residents attending.
Cy-Fair Community Health Center
The Cy-Fair Community Health Center opened its doors on July 5 at 7777 Westgreen Blvd. near Cypress Park High School, and has been offering a multitude of services to the CFISD community ever since.
The Cy-Fair CHC is the sixth clinic of the Spring Branch Community Health Center network, and is the first of its kind in our area. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., clinic services include:
- pediatrics, including physicals and immunizations;
- adult medicine;
- dental (primary and preventative); and
- nutrition, including nutrition counseling and weight management.
Future planned services are mental health (counseling services) and an OB/GYN prenatal program.
Our CFISD transportation department will transport students who have a completed consent for treatment form on file and are attending one of the six participating schools:
- Hopper, Kahla and Thornton middle schools; and
- Cypress Lakes, Cypress Park and Cypress Springs high schools.
For all who qualify, a sliding fee scale discount is offered. Potential patients can speak with the Cy-Fair CHC eligibility specialist to verify program eligibility. The clinic also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, Marketplace and private insurance.
To make an appointment, visit www.sbchc.net or call 713-387-7180.
WatchD.O.G.S. Signup Information
If you were not able to make it to our WatchD.O.G.S. Kick Off Event and would still like to volunteer to be a WatchD.O.G.S., please fill out the Google Form
WatchD.O.G.S. Blackout Dates Calendar
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
- school and grade level newsletters - http://lee.cfisd.net/en/news/newsletters/
- online calendar - http://lee.cfisd.net/en/news/calendar-grid/
- faculty web pages & email addresses - https://app.cfisd.net/urlcap/campus_list_144.html
- lunch, recess and large group schedules - http://lee.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/schedules/lunch-schedule/
- school supply information - http://lee.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/back-school/s/
- spirit shirt order forms -http://lee.cfisd.net/en/news/school-flyers/
- library resources - http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/library-resources/
- access to student textbooks - http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/grades-hac/
Horizons Testing and Information 2017-2018
To learn more about the Horizons testing process, please access the following information from the district website at http://www.cfisd.net/download_file/21859/350/
Show your Labrador spirit every Friday by wearing a Labrador T-Shirt. New "Express Yourself Through Learning" themed shirts may be purchased for $10.
The order form can be printed and sent to school with payment with your child.
Notes from the Nurse
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.
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.
November’s Core Value
Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you. During the week of Thanksgiving, remember to give thanks for all that you have. If you can, give to others who are less fortunate. A great way to do so is to donate to Lee’s donation drive. We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 1st. All donated items will go to the Cy-Fair pantry, which helps families in the Cy-Fair area.