The Leopard Tale

February-2022

Principal's Points

Andre’ Families,


On your mark! Get set!


It’s time for the annual Superintendent’s Fun Run! This is such a fun day for ALL families. You can choose to walk as a family with strollers and family pets, or you can elect to actually run the race. Either way, it is a fun-filled day for everyone. Every year our Andre’ Steppers and Twisty Twirlers perform during pre-race festivities. You can also enjoy inflatables, wellness booths, and food. Most importantly, this annual event is the primary way our school district raises funds to support scholarships for our graduating seniors. Andre’ Elementary has been recognized time and time again for ranking as one of the top three CFISD campuses supporting the fun run. This year, our goal is to be #1. We have grade level and classroom prizes, as well as individual incentives for all students who sign up. Check out Dr. Henry’s quick 36-second video showcasing the event of the year- NOT TO BE MISSED!

See you on April 9, 2022.


Go!

#AndreInAction

2022 Superintendent Fun Run Registration is now open!

Superintendent's Fun Run

The ninth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run, underwritten by Memorial Hermann Cypress, will take place at the Berry Center on

April 9, 2022.

Proceeds from the Superintendent’s Fun Run benefit the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF), which awards student scholarships and staff development grants. Because of the generosity of our community, $120,000 was awarded to the CFEF for student scholarships after the May 1, 2021 virtual event.

Important Information

Valentine Exchange News

Our Valentine Exchange will take place on Monday, February 14th. Each student will need to bring 25 valentines to exchange with friends during the class exchange. The Valentine exchange will be a student only event. Thank you for your support.


Spring Portrait and Class Photo Day

Wednesday, February 16th

Students will be photographed with their class and also individually on Wednesday, February 16th. Be sure your child wears something colorful on picture day.

Ordering information from Lifetouch will be sent home with your child.


Stay Connected

We want to stay connected with you! Please visit our website at www.cfisd.net, select schools and facilities, elementary schools, and then Andre’. This will take you to our website. We will also regularly post photos and news on the Official Andre’ Facebook page. To locate our page, search @CFISDAndre. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, @CFISDAndre, as well.


Lost and Found

Have you been searching the house for your child’s missing jacket or lunch kit?

We have quite a collection of found items that we have on display in the cafeteria. Students will have an opportunity each day during lunch to look through the items to reclaim things that belong to them. It is getting cooler outside, and jackets will be needed.

Please remind your child to look for missing items. Thank you for your support.


Teacher Planning Day

This is a reminder that Friday, February 18th, is a teacher planning day and a holiday for all students.


Student Holiday

In observance of Presidents' Day, students will not attend school on Monday, February 21, 2022.

Students and staff return on Tuesday, February 22, 2022- No lunch visitors or deliveries on February 19th.

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Kids Heart Challenge

We have officially kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip this week with the American Heart Association, and we need your help! Over the next few weeks students will be learning about their heart, raising awareness, and raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke.


PARENTS – HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED

Step 1. Visit our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page: KHC Website

OR download the Kids Heart Challenge App and search for our school and sign up!

Step 2. Complete Finn’s Mission to become a lifesaver!


Parents – you can join your student(s) on the road.

We invite you to join us in at-home heart-healthy behaviors by accessing the

KHC Mission Experience.


Why we support the American Heart Association: Every 40 seconds someone in America suffers from a stroke. Complete Finn’s Mission to learn how your family can recognize and react to a stroke F.A.S.T. … because when it comes to stroke, every minute matters!

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One Million Words

Congratulations to Ms. Alvarez's fifth grade class for reaching one million words read. The students are quickly approaching two million words. Way to go! We are so proud of your hard work.
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Federal School Report Card

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link:

https://www.cfisd.net/domain/2312


· Select a campus level (ex: Elementary, Middle, High)

· Find your campus

· Click 2020-21


· Click Federal School Report Card

Information on these report cards includes:

· Part I: General Description of the Texas State Accountability System

· Part II: Student Achievement by Proficiency Level

· Part III: Academic Growth and Graduation Rate

· Part IV: English Language Proficiency

· Part V: School Quality or Student Success

· Part VI: Goal Meeting Status

· Part VII: STAAR Participation

· Part VIII: Civil Rights Data

· Part IX: Teacher Quality Data

· Part X: Per-pupil Expenditure

· Part XI: STAAR Alternate 2 Participation

· Part XII: Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

· Part XIII: Cohort Rate of Graduates Enrolled in Postsecondary Education

· Part XIV: Additional Information—Chronic Absenteeism


If you are unable to access the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact 281-463-5500.


Thank you!

Mrs. Novacinski's Birthday Celebration

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Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our Andre' Elementary 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, Brianna Robinson! Thank you for all you do in making a difference in the life of a Leopard!
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Counselors' Corner

Career Week:


Calling all parents!!! We will be having career week in April and are in need of parent volunteers to present on Thursday morning, April 7th to Andre’ students. Please email brian.finnerty@cfisd.net if you are interested in presenting a short (10 min.) presentation to students about your career! We need all different types of careers and trades, so please email if you’re at all interested. We greatly appreciate all help!

Words From the Library

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Notes from the front desk

Lunch Visitors

Parents are welcome to have lunch with their child on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please limit your lunch visits with your child to one time per week. We have close to 1000 students and want to make sure we have space for all parents who would like to eat lunch with their children. A note is required from a guardian for anyone other than a guardian to have lunch with your child.

Absences

If your child is absent, please send a note on the first day of your child’s return to school stating the reason for the absence. Thank you.

Transportation Changes

If a child’s end-of-day transportation changes, the parent/guardian must send a note with the date, necessary changes and parent/guardian signature. If a note is not received, the usual method of transportation will be followed.

For safety purposes, no changes will be made after 3:45 P.M. and PHONE CALLS or E-MAILS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

2022-2023 District Calendar

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Student Council

Box Tops for Education

Each student’s goal= 10 Box Tops in February!


Did you know that Andre’ receives 10₵ for every General Mills Box Tops for Education we collect? Please remember to scan your receipts for Box Tops from participating products. See the flyer below for information on how to download the app and scan receipts.


You can still send in box top clips and certificates in a bag or envelope to your child's teacher.


If each student turns in 10 box tops, our school will earn over $1,100! Wow!

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
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PTO

PTO Events:


2/9- Chick Fil A Spirit Night


3/9- Torchy's Taco Night


3/25- PTO Family Dance Night


Look for Day of Awesomeness shirt flyers by the end of the month


Day of Awesomeness- Friday, April 8th! More info coming soon!


Year Books

Order forms have been sent home with students. Use the link and school code on the form to place your order through Lifetouch.


5th Grade Party Committee Opportunity

If you're interested in helping plan the 5th Grade Party, please reach out via AndreLeopardPTO@gmail.com.



PTO Needs YOU!

There is an open officer position: VP of Membership/VIPS. For more information about the position or about PTO in general please reach out to andreleopardPTO@gmail.com.



PTO Contact Information

www.andrepto.membershiptoolkit.com - you can sign up for membership here and order t-shirts

Facebook (Andre' Elementary PTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Twitter (@AndreElemPTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information



Help Andre Earn “Free Money”!

My Coke Rewards: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/
When you make a Coca-Cola purchase, you simply enter the product codes on the website and we get a donation from Coca-Cola.

Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2612718
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Andre’ PTO. Please be sure to add Andre’ PTO as your charity.

Kroger Plus: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Add Andre’ Elementary PTO Inc as your community rewards organization under “My Account.” You will need to confirm your selection if you have signed up previously.

Mark your calendar

2/9- Student Council Meeting

2/9- Chick Fil A Night- Town Lake

2/12- Watch Dogs Garden Day

2/14- Valentine Exchange

2/14- Code of Conduct Talks

2/15- Anthony Middle School Visit- 5th Graders

2/16- Spring/Group Portraits

2/17- Hopper Middle School Visit- 5th Graders

2/18- Teacher Planning Day- Student Holiday

2/19- DaVinci Day- Horizons Students

2/21- Professional Day- Student Holiday

2/22-2/25- Dress-up Week (See Flyer Above)

2/25- Go Texan Day!

2/25- Rodeo Dances- 1st/2nd Grades

2/28- 3/4- Dr. Seuss Week

3/1- Election Day- No Visitors or Deliveries