Friday Communication

Sem Elementary - Dedicated Everyday in Every Way

A few things

Dear Sem Families,

Thanks for a fantastic first week back after the Thanksgiving break! We finished the week off with a fabulous Friday "Sembly" that included a performance from the Maus Middle School Orchestra. In addition, we acknowledged close to 30 students for positive office referrals. A positive office referral is a form that teachers complete for students to be recognized for positive behaviors.

With only two weeks remaining before another break, I wanted to inform you all that we will use the RSVP system again for the winter classroom parties. Please note that you cannot officially RSVP if you have not scanned your license at the school for the 2015-2016 school year. Your license must be scanned every school year. If you have not scanned your license for this school year, I highly encourage you to come to the school to scan your license at the front office in the days leading up to the party day. Also, if you are planning to bring out of town visitors, please ensure they bring some form of photo identification with them on the day of the parties. Remember that it will be very busy so I appreciate your patience in advance. Here is the link to the RSVP and be aware that we will stop all RSVP's on Wednesday, December 16th at noon.

It is with great sadness that I write this, but Nurse Amie Newhouse will be leaving Sem Elementary and moving to Boston, MA. Her husband has accepted a job there and the family is relocating to that area. Nurse Amie's last day at Sem Elementary will be Friday, December 11th. Although we are all heartbroken that she has to leave, we are also happy for her family and wish the best for her during this new chapter in her life. Here is part of a brief message from Nurse Amie: "please know that I have loved each of your children individually and have cared for them as if they were my own. Thank you for sharing them with me for these last few years."

Our replacement for Nurse Amie will be Nurse Rhea (prounounced Ree) McGill. Nurse McGill was in Frisco for 10 years before she moved to Virginia a little over a year ago. She is returning to the area and we are happy to bring her on board at Sem and know that she understands Frisco ISD and the work of the nurses in the district. Nurse McGill will be on campus Tuesday, December 8th to shadow Nurse Amie. She will begin officially on Tuesday, December 15th.


Mr. Gonzales

Lost and Found

Please take some time over the next few weeks to have your child check the lost and found in the cafe at school. There are still many jackets, coats, sweatshirts, and water bottles left for their owners to claim. Any remaining items left after Friday, December 18th will be donated.


Saturday, December 5th - Merry Main Street Choir Performance at 8:00 pm in Frisco Square

Monday, December 7th - Friday, December 11th - Holiday Shoppe (Sem Library)

Tuesday, December 8th - Kindergarten Gingerbread Night at 6:30 in Sem Cafe

Thursday, December 10th - Choir and Ensemble Program 6:30 in Sem Cafe

Friday, December 18th - Winter Parties 1:50