Autumn Creek Elementary Newsletter

May 20, 2021

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Principal's Message

I sincerely hope you are feeling at least some of the excitement that we are about the opening of Autumn Creek for the new school year! We are close to having all of our staff and I am confident we have found the best for your kids. In fact, when you look at the design of our building along with the staff we are getting, your kids are getting the best of both. I know you will see that when we open.

Our staff will be meeting periodically through the summer to continue planning toward the new school year, including areas of instructional focus, school culture development, student behavior management, and planning out our year. There truly is a lot going on, and it is all for your family and your kids!

I look forward to connecting with each of you in the near future!

Watch D.O.G.S Online Informational Session

We are so excited to be getting closer and closer to the opening of the school! And we need your help!

If you are a dad, uncle, grandpa, or other positive male role model, we need you to be a Watch Dog at Autumn Creek. This program allows you to come into our school and serve students and teachers, build relationships, and be a person of influence with our kids. They need you!

If you missed our informational meeting earlier this month, we will be hosting a Zoom call with potential Watch Dogs on Monday, May 24 at 6pm. You can join us at this link, Watch D.O.G.S and we have provided the link on our school website at

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Parents enrolling students in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten can do so online through May 28th. For more information on the Pre-K or Kindergarten registration process, please visit our website under the Early Childhood Department/Registration.

Purchase School Supplies for 2021-2022 (Online Only)

Online ordering is open now through June 1st for your student's school supply pack for the 2021-2022 school year. Supplies can ONLY be ordered online. All packs will be shipped to Autumn Creek Elementary in August and ready for your student on the first day of school.

To place an order, go to .

Enter the school ID, AUT010 and follow the directions to complete your order. Please keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

If you have any questions about the ordering process, please contact EPI directly at 832-327-6330 or by email at

Schedule time with Mr. Edwards

Autumn Creek families, would you like to have a one on one or small group meeting with Mr. Edwards to talk about our new school? Do you have questions that you would like him to answer? You can pick a time that is convenient for you to meet with Mr. Edwards via Zoom. Schedule time with Mr. Edwards

Construction Update

Flooring is almost complete in our hallways and entryway! In some of the teaching areas the construction crew is installing the garage doors to classrooms. Don't know what that's about? Well, the garage doors can be opened by teachers so that their classroom naturally becomes a part of the learning pod. Kids can go out in the pod and work together and use that space as part of the classroom! Kids will love it! Here is a picture of what one of the doors looks like.

Other crews are installing ceiling tiles while still another crew is working on installing lighting throughout the building. We are really moving now!

Be on the lookout for announcements this summer regarding coming to get a tour of the building with some of our staff. Once we are able to go move in we will schedule some dates for you and your family to join us!

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Hired Staff Highlight

Susana Rodriguez - Receptionist

Susana has an 11 year old daughter and loves being a mom and loves people. She and her husband are Children Pastors at their Church and they have a passion and a heart for the next generation. They love to serve in anyway they possibly can. She is very goal-driven and known as the “go-getter”. She can’t wait to be the ray of sunshine each morning and WELCOME everyone to ACE!

Marti Walker - Dyslexia Interventionist

Marti comes to us from River Pines elementary. She lives in the Kingwood area with her husband and 4 children. Anna Claire and Christian are at K- Park High School, and Thomas and Jesse Gabriel attend Creekwood Middle. She is a LSU graduate and known for being an obsessive fan. She has 18 years of education experience. She loves working and building relationships with students! She believes all children have a voice, and treasures the time she gets to listen and support them. She can't wait to be a part of the ACE family!! And Geaux Tigers!!!

Laura Palmatier - BC Teacher

Laura comes to us from Summerwood Elementary. She has taught special education for 7 years. She previously worked for Killeen ISD as a resource and inclusion teacher. Since coming to Humble ISD two years ago, she has worked in Behavior Continuum K-2. She is currently working on a master's degree in Special Education from Lamar University. She is passionate about special education and providing an equitable and meaningful education to every student that she works with. She is happily married to her husband, Jarrett and they have two amazing children. Collin (19) who is currently stationed at the border for the Army National Guard and her daughter, Kiersten (14) attends Woodcreek Middle School. She is excited to join the Autumn Creek family.

Deidre Charles - BC Para

Deidre has been at Summerwood Elementary for several years in their Behavioral Continuum program and will be transitioning to ACE along with that program. She is a mom of three sons ages 21, 19 and 9 working to start her second career as a special education teacher. When you ask her about her work, she says that she loves it more than many things she has ever done!

Sara Carner - BC Para

Sara comes to us from Summerwood Elementary. She has a beautifully blended family with 3 biological kids and 3 step kids. They range from 22-8 years old. She has only ever worked with kids and has loved every minute of it. She loves doing outdoor things like hunting and riding her side by side. Special abilities children have been her passion for as long as she can remember! She got even more involved with special abilities children after having her beautiful daughter 22 years ago. She has high functioning autism and a sensory processing disorder. She loves seeing these incredible children reach goals most would never believe was possible.

Hilary Norwood - RTI Interventionist

Mrs. Norwood will be joining us from Jack Fields Elementary School. She has taught multiple grade levels, enjoys meeting the individual needs of students, and embraces school-family-community collaboration. She is very excited to be joining Autumn Creek Elementary and is looking forward to a wonderful school year.

Jessica Currie - 4th Grade

Mrs. Currie comes to us from Lakeland Elementary where she has been teaching the last 5 years. She started teaching in Caddo Parish, Louisiana after moving around the country with her husband during his Marine Corps career before being medically retired. They have three children. Tim is a senior and the drum major at AHS and will be enlisting in the Air Force after graduation. Trent is a 5th grader at GTE who will be attending CMS next year. Tinsley is 5 and will be joining her at ACE as a kindergartner next year! She has been teaching for 7 years now, 6 years in 4th grade and 1 year in 5th. She loves the community that she is able to build in her classroom that instills confidence and a sense of belonging in her students.

Elena Rodriguez - SPED PreK

Elena comes to us from Deer Park ISD's Early Childhood Center where she has been there for the last 10 years. She was as a paraeducator, then a certified teacher for the last six years. After 20 years in Pasadena, her family recently moved to the Humble area. Working near home is always a plus. So she researched information on Humble ISD and immediately knew it would be a great place for her! She knows the importance of providing high-quality learning to the youngest members of our community. Learning through play will be a spotlight in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) class at ACE. Coffee (hot or iced) and ice cold water keeps her fueled! All things Disney, Marvel and Harry Potter are her happy places!

ACE Clubs and Organizations

We are excited to announce that Autumn Creek will keep most of the clubs and organizations that your kids have been participating in at their current school. This was important for us because we want your kids to continue to be a part of these activities since we know they love them.

When school begins we will survey your students to find out what clubs they might want to be in, and will work after that to get the club going.

Here is a sneak peek at our offerings for next year:

  1. Science Olympiad

  2. Ukelele Club (Beginner)

  3. Choir

  4. Math Olympiad

  5. Safety Patrol

  6. Art Club

  7. Writing Club

  8. Library Helpers

  9. Student Council

  10. Robotics

  11. Destination Imagination

  12. News Crew

  13. Basketball

  14. Soccer

  15. Club for boys (no name yet)

  16. Club for girls (no name yet)

Upcoming Important Dates

5/24 - Online Watch D.O.G.S Session - Zoom Link

5/28 - Last Day of School for Students

Unregistered Contacts

Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who isn't getting our emails? Please forward this to them and ask them to reach out to us so we can add them! Contact the Autumn Creek Secretary by email at

Information on Registering your ACE Student for the 2021-2022 School Year

Do you know someone who has moved into the area and has kids who will attend ACE next year? Please let them know they can begin the registration process at our ACE website.

This link provides further directions on how to register. Our registrar, Lisa Burns, is already working, so if you need support in registration, we encourage you to call her at 281-641-5703.

Current Humble ISD students who indicated they would attend ACE next year will be automatically moved over to us.

PTO News

We got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit, how about you?! We are excited to announce the launch of the first Autumn Creek Elementary PTO Spirit Shop this Friday, May 21st! We have options for the entire family at the online ACE PTO Spirit Shop. Purchase your ACE spirit shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies no later than June 1st! Please send an email to if you have any questions.