Mittelstadt Messenger

Field Day is Friday!

The forecast shows perfect fall weather - crisp and cool - for field day. We still need parent volunteers. Please consider coming out to man a station during the day. We love having memory making fun days, but need your help to make them happen.
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Fundraiser Pick Up

Please make arrangements to pick up fundraiser items and cookie dough this Thursday (the 15th) from 3:30 to 6:00 in the gym at Mittelstadt.

Thank you!

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Attendance Matters

Research shows that children who are in school most of the time learn more. Research also shows that being late for school can hurt a child's learning. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the school year! Your child's success in school depends on having a solid educational background, one that can only be gained through regular school attendance.


Here's how you can improve your child's school attendance:


  • Show your child why education is important. Give specific examples of how education helps people succeed.
  • Talk with your child about the importance of attending school regularly.
  • Avoid scheduling appointments or family trips during school hours.
  • Support school rules and consequences for skipping class and being tardy.
  • Lead by example! Let your children see you attend work or other responsibilities regularly and on time.

Together, parents and schools can help students develop good attitudes about attendance. Teaching children to value education is doing them a lifelong favor.

Car Pool Tags

Parents,

If you do not have your car pool tag, please notify your child's teacher. Beginning Monday, September 10th, students will not be loaded into cars without a tag. If you do not have a car pool tag and come to pick up your child, you will need to park in the parking lot, go into the front office and show your ID. This helps ensure student safety and keeps our car pool line running smoothly. We appreciate your help and cooperation.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

November 16th Field Day - for the ENTIRE School!

November 19th - 23rd Thanksgiving Break

December 13th - Christmas Play 6:30 PM

December 20th - Holiday Parties & Early Release at 12:35

December 21st - January 7th Winter Break

January 8th, 2019 - School resumes

Attendance Memos- 2018-2019


ATTENDANCE TIMES & DOCTOR NOTES

Attendance is taken at 9:45 a.m. Please call the front office at 832-484-6700 to notify the school that your child will not be in attendance that day. Please remember to obtain a note from the doctor should your child require medical attention when he/she is absent. Within 5 days of your child’s return to school from an absence, he/she should bring a doctor/parent note to the attendance office stating reason for absence from school.


TARDIES

Your child is considered tardy after the 8:05 bell. If your child has 10 or more tardies it could result in your child not being promoted to the next grade.

TRUANCY/UNEXCUSED ABSENCE

A PHONE CALL IS NOT CONSIDERED A VALID NOTIFICATION FOR AN ABSENCE, you must provide a parent note or medical note. Your child will be considered truant if you do not notify the school of the absence within 5 days of their return to school.

DOCTOR/DENTIST/ORTHODONTIST NOTES

If you pick up your child for an appointment and your child is returning to school or the appointment is before school, please remember to ask for a doctor’s note to submit to our attendance office.

EARLY DISMISSAL PASS

If you will be picking up your child for an appointment or early dismissal please send a note with him/her the day of the appointment. Changes in your child’s dismissal cannot be made after 2:30 Pm. Early dismissal after 3:00 pm will not be possible without prior written notification.

We will be checking all ID’s for Early Dismissals. Please bring ID with you when you come into the office. We will not be able to release your child without proper ID. Thank you for your help and understanding in this matter.

CUSTODY ISSUES

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the principal a certified copy of any court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions please call Cynthia Levy, Principal, at 832-484-6710.

Important things to know

2018-2019

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our special Patriot Learning Community. I have had the privilege of leading Mittelstädt over the past 28 years! I am so thankful to be able to work alongside the best teachers, students and parents who support and expect the very best from their students/children.

Student Handbook – The Student Handbook is on the Klein website at www.Kleinisd.net. Please go over the Student Handbook carefully with your child as it contains the philosophy and policies of Klein ISD.

Registration – All registration is online at www.Kleinisd.net. Once you've completed the on-line registration, please call (832) 484-6700 to make an appointment to complete your enrollment.

Daycare Pickup – Daycares who wish to use the daycare lane must be picking up a minimum of 4 students and must be in a clearly marked vehicle. Daycares providers who use personal vehicles to pick up less than 4 students will need to go through the carpool lane.

Early Dismissal -If you need to take your child out early from school for any reason, please send a note to your child’s teacher, so that the office can write an early dismissal. In the case of a last minute emergency, please call before 2:45 so we can get your child ready to leave. Students must check out through the office. You will not be allowed to take your child from the classroom.

School Hours – The school hours for elementary students are from 8:05 to 3:25. Students will be dismissed to class at 7:50. Note the tardy bell will ring at 8:05 in line with the District’s schedule. The morning pre-kindergarten hours are from 7:50 to 11:05 a.m., and the afternoon pre-kindergarten hours are from 12:15 to 3:25 p.m. KIndergarten, 1st, and 3rd graders wait in the cafeteria., while 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders wait in the gym for teachers to pick them up at 7:50. Car riders may be dropped off at the front office entrance. The bus circle is reserved for buses and daycare buses only. We would appreciate it greatly if you would encourage your child not to arrive prior to the 7:50 a.m. bell.

Medication Policy - All prescription medication must be delivered to the clinic by the parent or guardian. Medications are not sent home with students. This procedure is being implemented for the safety of your child. We hope that this will not cause too much inconvenience to you. It is our goal to keep your child as safe as possible. Please call Tammy Zappas or Cassie Mitchell, the Mittelstädt Nurses, at 832-484-6714 if there is anything she can do to assist you.

Absence Policy REMINDER – A note stating the reason for an absence MUST be turned in within 5 days of returning to school. It is not necessary for a student to have a note from a doctor each time he/she is ill. However, if the number of absences exceeds 18 days in a school year, and if medical reasons are given for an additional absence, a doctor’s note will be required for the day(s) of illness in order to receive academic credit unless waived by the attendance committee.

Cell Phone Policy - If a student is using a cell phone during the school day or on a school bus to and from school, the school employee observing the student’s use of the device will confiscate it. The school employee will turn over the device to a Mittelstadt administrator. The parent will be notified by the school to pick up the device from the front office during school hours. There will not be a charge for the 1st offense; however, a charge of $15.00 will apply if retrieved again. Cash will be the only acceptable form of payment.

Counselor’s Corner – Yolonda Tigner - Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. My name is Yolonda Tigner, and I am the counselor at Mittelstädt. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child/children. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns with your child. My direct line is 832-484-6706 and my email address is –ytigner1@kleinisd.net.

Breakfast/Lunch – Student breakfasts are $1.25 and plate lunches are $2.05 each, including milk. A menu will be sent home with your child. Students may deposit money into their account and use their pin number to purchase their lunches. Students should bring their cash or check made payable to the Klein Food Service in an envelope marked with name, pin number, teacher and amount enclosed. You may also pay for your child’s meals through the Klein website: www.kleinisd.net Click on Departments, Facilities & School Services then Food Service.

Tuesday Take-Home Folders Your child will bring a folder home every Tuesday. It is our hope that you and your child will take this opportunity to go over the papers together before you sign and return the folder on the following day. Your child will appreciate your praise for accomplishments and progress made, as well as your encouragement and understanding in those areas where improvement is needed. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter to get up-to-date information of our school happenings. Also get with your child’s teacher regarding DOJO.

Latest in the library - Check out our library web page at http://classroom.kleinisd.net/webs/rbullen/home.htm See you soon - Mrs. Bullen & Mrs. Ledbetter

Before and After School Care – Campus Kids – The Campus Kids extended day program is an alternative to childcare located at Mittelstadt and run by certified teachers and staff from Mittelstadt. To enroll for The Campus Kids go to their website www.campuskidsllc.com and download their form to fill out. You may also call 281-468-8013 or 832-222-4186 for further information. Safety, homework, and fun are the main components of the program!

Custody Related Issues – Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the campus register a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions you many contact Angela Thompson, our school registrar at 832-484-6715.

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Ms. Levy, Principal, may be reached at (832) 484-6710, or mailto:clevy1@kleinisd.net

Ms. Baustian, Associate Principal, may be reached at (832) 484-6711 or mailto:lbaustian1@kleinisd.net

Mr. Hansen, Assistant Principal, may be reached at (832) 484-6722, or mailto:chansen1@kleinisd.net