The Mane Tail

Friday, April 15th, 2022

MESSAGE FROM MRS. MOTZNY

Dear Parents,

We are having several significant traffic issues during our arrival and dismissal times. It seems that we have a large number of vehicles that are parking and then picking up students that are dismissed as "hiker bikers." If you are driving a vehicle to Sampson to pick up a student, that student should be dismissed through the car rider line. The area around the school is becoming unsafe because of the number of vehicles attempting to move in every direction while we have students walking and biking from school. We also have a large number of vehicles that are parking along the fire lane at the lap pool. This is not only unsafe, but it is against the law.

Walkers/Bikers: We should not have any students walking across an area where we have moving traffic. (front or back parking lot) If your student is having to cross through traffic, he or she is exiting out the wrong exit door. We provide an exit door for every direction that students need to go to reach their home. Please take a few minutes to reflect upon how your student is arriving to and from school. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Sincerely,

Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 20th: 3rd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Tuesday, April 26th: 5th Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27th: Spirit Shop & Bahama Bucks truck from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Monday, May 2nd-Friday, May 6th: Half Baked Spirit Week

Thursday, May 5th: 2nd grade Spanish Program @6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5th: The Brook Home & Gift Shopping Day from 10:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24th: Kindergarten Round Up 9:00 a.m.

Dress Code Reminders

The weather is warming up! Some children might have had a growth spurt since last wearing shorts in the fall. Just a reminder that the district dress code reads that shorts must be of a modest length, mid-thigh or longer. At Sampson, we use the finger- tip rule. Another trend is cropped shirts – district dress code states that that blouses/shirts must cover the midsection.

Thank you for helping with student dress.

Reminders from The Registrar

To help us better prepare for next year, if you know that your student(s) will not be returning to Sampson in August, please email our registrar, Erin Johnson, at erin.johnson2@cfisd.net.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration & Round Up

www.cfisd.net/CFISDregister on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Create a PowerSchool Enrollment account, login and complete the online registration forms. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding necessary documents to complete registration.

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Please use the link below to register:


https://tinyurl.com/SampsonKinderRoundUp

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

For K-4th grade:


La ropa (clothing)

La camiseta (t-shirt)

Los pantalones cortos (shorts)

La falda (skirt)

El vestido (dress)

Los calcetines (socks)

Traje de baño o bañador (bathing suit)

Los pantalones (pants)

La chaqueta (jacket)

La bufanda (scarf)

Los guantes (gloves)

Los zapatos (shoes)

La ropa (clothing)

La camiseta (t-shirt)

Los pantalones cortos (shorts)

La falda (skirt)

El vestido (dress)

Los calcetines (socks)

Traje de baño o bañador (bathing suit)

Los pantalones (pants)

La chaqueta (jacket)

La bufanda (scarf)

Los guantes (gloves)

Los zapatos (shoes)


Gracias,


Sra. Betancourt

BizTown

5th Grade Parents- The BizTown Field Trip is Friday, May 6 and we need help!


What is BizTown?

BizTown is a simulated town that our students get to run for the day. Prior to the field trip, they apply for and are assigned jobs. Once at BizTown, they fill these jobs and simulate real life.


*Chaperone the Field Trip on Friday, May 6. The field trip is at the Junior Achievement facility on Dacoma St. You must be trained to attend. Training is on Thursday, April 21 @ 9:30am. Sign up for a training date to let us know you’re going to chaperone on May 6. We need, at minimum, 32 volunteers. Sign up here https://sampsonpto.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/86910

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From the library

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We are just one week away from our book character parade! K-1-2 students should come to school dressed up as a favorite book character on Friday, April 22. Bring the book too! Families are welcome to join us around the track. We will start parading after announcements and may get outside around 8:15 or so. Please stand around the track so we can walk along the track. We can't wait!


We are getting closer to the end of the year, believe it or not. Please help students find missing library books. Our library policy is to pay for lost books in May (even if it was lost in October...just in case it shows up again). Please look around, high, and low for Sampson library books. All lost book payments are due before we leave for the summer.

Library books will be due on Friday, May 13 for grades K - 4. 5th grade can have one book through their final STAAR test on the 17.

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Counselors Corner

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5th Grade

The fifth grade teachers would like to thank the parents who volunteered to be a part of the interview process for BizTown. The students really had a great experience! We truly appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to make this a memorable day for our students.

Thank you!

PTO News

PTO General Meeting

Our next PTO General Member meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 9:30am in the Sampson Cafeteria. This will be our last meeting of the year! During this meeting, we will be swearing in our 2022-2023 Board Members as well as voting on the 2022-2023 Proposed Budget.

The agenda can be found on the website with all additional items that will be covered. If you plan to attend and would like to speak to an agenda item, please email sampsonptopresident@gmail.com and heather.motzny@cfisd.net.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you to our Sampson VIP Sponsors

Thank you to our Sampson VIP Sponsors for your generosity to our school throughout this year!

Meet our Sponsors and go help support their businesses!

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1. How did you come to be in the business?


I have multiple family members who are State Farm agents, so I have always been familiar with the company. When I was just out of college, running a business was not high on my list of priorities. After my son was born, the opportunity to run a business and the flexibility associated became much more attractive.


2. What is a great memory you can share about providing the service you do?


My team and I put an emphasis on life insurance and financial services with our customers, and COVID really drove home the importance for one’s family to be taken care of in the event of an unexpected passing of a family member. One family in particular was hit twice with COVID related deaths and the life insurance protection they had through State Farm provided the financial security to provide a proper burial, take time off work to mourn, take care of monthly expenses, and provide income replacement for the passed family member. The surviving spouse wrote us a letter thanking us for pressing them to get a policy and communicating the importance of life insurance, they did not think they needed a policy because they were “young and healthy” at the time they purchased.


3. If you could tell the community one thing about your company, what would you say?


Our goal is to provide an exceptional customer experience while educating customers about various products to make sure when the unexpected happens their policy is there to pick up the pieces. We do our best to establish a relationship with customers to better know and understand their insurance needs.

Junior Achievement

JA has officially kicked off in grades K-4th grade! The children have been enjoying learning about the relationship between community, businesses and people. The needs vs wants discussion was great insight into their little heart desires.

Thank you for all the wonderful volunteers who contribute their time & patience bringing to life this financial literacy program. Mr. Tareq Fasheh is teaching K & 2nd grade, his sons love this opportunity too!

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3rd Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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Spirit Shop

Come help us make our spirit shop a success! If you're available to volunteer please sign up on the PTO website. Access to the link can be found under "sign ups" on the quick links tab. Thank you for your help and we look forward to a fun spirit shop.

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Garden

The garden needs your help! Please sign up here to help weed the garden beds.

A huge shout out and thank you to Stephanie with Ready to Grow Gardens for assisting Sampson parents with a garden walkthrough, soil and planting tips! Thank you to all our families that came out for this special event!

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Jr. Police Academy

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Covid Dashboard

Click this to see a live representation of Covid in all of Cypress Fairbanks ISD.