Mustang Express

October 2, 2018

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

Join us for our Watch D.O.G.S. Dinner and Kick-Off Event!

TONIGHT - October 2nd from 6:30-7:30pm

Bring your children!


Our Book Fair will also be open from 5:00-8:00pm!

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 2018:

2 - Watch DOGS Orientation - 6:30-7:30pm

2 - Book Fair Open 5:00-8:00pm

8 - Parent Conference Day (Student Holiday)

10 - FALL / YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY

11 - PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:30pm

16 - Mustang Express Newsletter

18-19 Spirit Shop during Lunches

22-26 Red Ribbon Week

24-25 Hearing & Vision Screenings

24 - College Day

25 - Career Day

25 - Author Susan Stevens Crummel Visits 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grades

26 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

BADGES

Please make sure that your child’s transportation badge is attached to his/her backpack and that your child brings his/her backpack to school each day. This is especially important for bus riders. Thank you!

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D.A.W.G. = Dogs Assisting Wounded G.I.'s

Each year Millsap chooses a foundation to support in honor of all the courageous Veterans who served our country.


This year for our Veterans Day service project we have chosen the “D.A.W.G.” Foundation.

This organization trains both service and companion dogs for Veterans who are wounded or battling with P.T.S.D. This year’s fundraiser campaign is called “Dimes for D.A.W.G.”.


We will be collecting coins to support the needs of this organization from October 5th through October 19th. Grade level collection jars will be located in the school library so the students can see how well each grade is doing.


Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us continue this wonderful tradition and supporting our Veterans.

PTO News

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


Next Meeting: Thursday, October 11, 6:00pm, in the Library

Chess Club

No Chess Club on October 3rd, but we will resume Wednesday, October 10th, from 4:00-5:00pm in the Library.


4th & 5th grade students may participate with a signed permission form. Parents, please come into the front office to pick up your child.

Counselor's Corner

It is going to be a great month with many activities occurring!


First, this month’s character education word is Contentment. Contentment is deciding to be happy with what you have. Plato once said, “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” In the pioneer days, most people only had two or three sets of clothes and maybe only one or two pairs of shoes. Most of the pioneers who headed west had everything they owned in a covered wagon. Would everything you own fit in a covered wagon? Think about your children---would all of their belongings fit into a wagon that was about 8 by 10 feet? We seem to need a lot more to be content these days. Challenge yourself and your family: If you had to pick one thing that you owned to live without what would that be?


Parents who wish to refer their child must follow the process described in the flyer entitled Horizons Identification Process. Please review website: http://www.cfisd.net/en/parents-students/academics/gifted-talented/ . If testing is appropriate, request a HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form from your elementary counselor, Cindy Lopez at (281)517-6036. Return the HORIZONS Parent Survey and Permission to Test form no later than November 29th. Students will not be screened unless the parent permission form is turned in on time.

Notes from our Nurse

Cypress-Fairbanks/Millsap Elementary will conduct the following health screenings on October 24 & 25 using certified screeners in accordance with guidance from the

Texas Department of State Health Services.


Hearing

Vision

Spinal Scoliosis (5th grade girls only)

Type 2 Diabetes



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.


Staci DiAngelo, RN

School Nurse

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FIELD DAYS ARE COMING!

November 6 - Kindergarten (AM) & 4th Grade (PM)


November 7 - 1st Grade (AM) & 3rd Grade (PM)


November 8 - 2nd Grade (AM) & 5th Grade (PM)


November 9 - Pre-K (AM & PM)

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PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

As a parent of a student at a campus receiving Title I funds, federal law allows you to ask for information about the certification, college major, and advanced degrees of your child’s teacher(s). You also have the right to request information about the qualifications of a teacher aide or paraprofessional providing direct services to your child. If you would like to receive this information, you may contact the Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Human Resources Department at 281-897-4099.

Watch D.O.G.S. Signup Information

Fathers / Father-Figures,

Our kickoff event is Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-7:30pm!

If you are unable to attend, but would like more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, please call Jennifer Marasek at 281-517-2913.

BOX TOPS REALLY WORK!

They seem like little things that really won’t make a difference, but they DO! Since 2010, Millsap has received over $9,500 – a dime at a time!! Clip them, rip them, tear them off – we want them! Millsap appreciates the time and effort you put into collecting BoxTops!

Easy To Donate through OFFICE DEPOT!

http://www.officedepot.com/backtoschool/display.do

Enter Millsap school number: 70095800

Then enter your order number (numbers before the dash).

5% of $$ for eligible products is automatically donated!!

Lost & Found

Please label EVERYTHING with your child’s name.

We make every effort to return lost items.

However, we send hundreds of unlabeled coats, jackets, and personal items to charity each year.

Check the cabinet outside the Clinic!

All items will be donated to Angel's Attic in the spring.

TO RECEIVE TEXTS FROM SCHOOL MESSENGER:

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