September 5, 2023
Parent Info VIDEOS
This year, instead of in-person Parent Info Nights, our teachers will send VIDEOS with information about their class that you can watch any time you like!
Each teacher will send out their class video after school on Tuesday, September 19th.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
5 - PTO Meeting - 7pm
6 - Millsap Spirit Night at Jason's Deli
11-15 - CFISD Digital Citizenship Week
12 - CFISD Parent Workshop: Keeping Up with Gen Z - 5:30pm - Berry Center
15 - Millsap Spirit Night at iCode
18 - Lunch Visitors Begin for 1st - 5th Grades
19 - Mustang Express Newsletter
25 - STUDENT HOLIDAY - Staff Workday
26 - Lunch Visitors Begin for Pre-K & KG
27 - Progress Reports Available on HAC
29 - PTO Volunteer Breakfast - 9:30am
29 - Popcorn for Sale during Lunches
TRANSPORTATION CHANGE INFORMATION
Transportation changes should be made in writing by sending a letter which includes the name of the child, the teacher, the date, and the signature of the parent/guardian.
Only emergency changes should be made through email to the Millsap email address, or by fax. Transportation changes that are emailed to Millsap must include the student's name, teacher name, date of transportation change, and a copy of the parent's ID. Any transportation changes and/or pick-ups after 3:15 pm require approval from an administrator.
- Please be aware that access into the building can be a slow process due to the check-in requirements. We encourage everyone to please plan at least 5-10 minutes to go through our check-in process. All adults will need to provide their driver’s license or legal identification card. There will be no exceptions. Even VIPS and other parents who come frequently will have to show their ID each time they enter the building.
Principal Dauphin will present & answer your questions about Title 1!
Welcome Back, Millsap Mustangs!
We are so happy to see all of you. We are fortunate to have two counselors, Samantha Gregory and Cynthia Lopez. We would like to take the time to explain a few things that we have the pleasure of doing. The biggest component of the day is taking care of the students’ counseling needs. This includes: classroom guidance lessons done on a monthly basis; small group counseling; and individual counseling. We absolutely love working with children and their parents. Other programs that are done through the counseling department is Credit by Exam testing, Horizon (G/T) testing, EB Testing and programming, Mentors, and Community Engagement.
As school counselors, we also can help with connecting to community resources. One community resource is the Houston Food Bank. The Houston Food Bank allows for us to serve as a liaison for a program called Backpack Buddies. We send home canned and nonperishable foods home weekly in a backpack. If you are in need of this program, please call us at (281)897-4470. Other resources include outside therapists, church ministries, school supplies, backpacks, etc.
When in doubt, please call or email for any assistance. We look forward to working with you and your family.
Grade Level Acceleration and Math Only Acceleration
Students in grades K-8 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level or accelerate in math only. Students are permitted to have one opportunity to test for each grade level or math course considered.
To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered with a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.
Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam for grade level acceleration will qualify to advance one grade. Students who earn a score of 80% or better on the math credit-by-exam assessment will qualify to advance one grade level in math. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.
If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact your school counselor.
Los estudiantes de kindergarten a 8to grado tendrán cuatro oportunidades durante el año escolar para usar el sistema de “crédito por examen” para adelantarse y pasar al siguiente grado. Los estudiantes solo tendrán una oportunidad de rendir la prueba por grado considerado.
Para rendir la prueba y saltarse kindergarten, el estudiante debe cumplir 5 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD. Para rendir la prueba y saltarse 1er grado, el estudiante debe cumplir 6 años al 1ro de septiembre y estar inscrito en una escuela de CFISD.
Los estudiantes que obtengan puntajes de 80% o más en cada uno de los componentes de las evaluaciones de “crédito por examen” calificarán para ser avanzados un grado. Solo se puede saltear un grado por año. No se pueden repetir las pruebas.
Si están interesados en obtener más información sobre el proceso “crédito por examen” sírvanse contactarse con el consejero de su escuela.
THE BIRTHDAY MARQUEE IS BACK!
Make your child’s birthday extra special by having their name showcased on the Millsap Marquee located in the front of the school for everyone to see!
Birthday names will be changed every Monday (unless otherwise noted) and displayed for a week for all to see & celebrate. There will be 5 spots available each week for Millsap Birthday Wishes.
Due to limited availability, we suggest to reserve your child’s marquee spot ahead of your child’s birthday. If your child's Birthday week is filled, consider the week before or after. Does your child have a summer Birthday? Consider celebrating their name on the Marquee on their Half Birthday!
The cost is $15 for each Birthday Name.