The Mane Tail

Friday, September 9th, 2022


Dear Parents,

When we change our dismissal to either rainy day or inclement weather, we notify parents in three ways. We will send a School Messenger to every parent and/or guardian listed as a Sampson contact. We will send a Remind to every parent in the Sampson Parents Remind Group, and we will post on Facebook and Twitter. Instructions for joining the Sampson Parents

Remind Group are as follows.

To join the Remind Group: Text @sampsonpa to the number 81010

**Also, we would love for you to join us for our Sampson 20th Birthday Celebration. We will be gathering on Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Sampson. More information will be coming soon.


Heather Motzny

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 12th: Fundraiser Begins

Tuesday, September 13th: Curriculum Night (Grades 2nd & 3rd @ 5:30p.m./Grades 4th & 5th @ 7:00p.m.)

Wednesday, September 14th: Curriculum Night (Grades Kinder & 1st @ 5:30p.m.)

Wednesday, September 14th: Papa John's 5th Grade Spirit Night

Tuesday, September 20th: 4:15-5:15 Sampson CPOC (public invited)

Tuesday, September 20th: Watch D.O.G.S. Information Meeting 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, September 21st: Destination Imagination parent meeting 4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 26th: Teacher Work Day/ Student Holiday

Wednesday, September 28th & September 29th: Hearing & Vision Screening

Wednesday, October 5th: Fall Pictures

Friday, October 7th: Author Visit for Kinder & 1st

Thursday, October 20th: Sampson 20th Birthday Celebration 5:30-7:00 p.m.

22-23 WATCH D.O.G.S. Program

Mark you calendars for September 20th, from 5:30 – 7:00! You won’t want to miss our WATCH D.O.G.S. Kick Off! What is WATCH D.O.G.S. you ask???? WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative designed and developed by educators, experts and parent volunteers. The program helps provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating, by their presence, that education is important. WATCH D.O.G.S. also provides extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying and provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning.

If you are interested in becoming part of this program, please use the link below to provide contact information. We look forward to having you join us for this exciting program!

From the library

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Library check outs are underway! Yea! Please be aware of when your student's library day is. Please get into the habit of sending books back to school so they can find new ones. They have done great finding books.

The book fair is coming to the library in October! We can't wait. More details to come.

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

Next week we will talk about station's expectations.

K & 1st grade: Review

Camina a la estación (walk to the station)

Haz tu estación (do your station)

Tres, dos, uno, alto (three, two, one, stop)

Señala a la próxima estación (point to the next station)

Manos a los lados y junta los pies (hands and feet to yourself)

2-5to: Review:

Pon las manos en las barras (put your hands on the handles or bars)

Pon los pies en los pedales (put your feet on the pedals)

Usa el equipo correctamente (Use the equipment correctly)

Bájate del equipo correctamente (get off the equipment correctly)

Señala a la próxima estación (point to the next station)

Camina a la próxima estación (walk to the next station)

2nd-5th grade:

Sí (yes)

No (no)

Buenos días (Good morning)

Buenas tardes (Good afternoon)

Buenas noches (Good evening/nigh)

Gracias (thank you)

De nada (You are welcome)

Por favor (please)

Lo siento o perdón (I am sorry)

Con permiso (excuse me)

Hasta luego (see you later)


Sra. Betancourt


Do you love the great outdoors and helping students learn? Then our third and fifth grade Nature Trails might be for you! Sampson third and fifth graders will attend Nature Trails on January 19th (math/sci homerooms) and January 20th (ELAR homerooms). We will need parents at the stations to help facilitate the activities and teach the concepts. Volunteers must be currently trained (year 2021 and up) since the Trails has a completely new curriculum. Please see the following for training details and know we will be coordinating grade level sign ups soon:

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Counselors Corner

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Character Education

We are excited to begin our new Character Education program in CFISD this year, Bringing Out the Best. Each month we will focus on a positive trait at school. Students will be encouraged to continue to talk about and show this trait at home and out in the community. For the month of September our focus will be School Pride.

You can see the character traits we will work on each month and access each month’s lessons through the district website here: Bringing Out the Best

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Destination Imagination

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PTO News

Thank You!

Thank you to all the wonderful parents and Committee Heads for attending the first General PTO Meeting and Back to School Breakfast. It was great to meet everyone! If you were unable to attend and are interested in volunteering, please visit to learn more. We will also be posting the informational packet to the website soon!

Sampson Gives Back and We Need You!

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Sampson is thrilled to announce its partnership with surrounding schools and charities and we're even more excited that it involves the help of our Sampson students, staff and families!

This month we will give back to Entrusted Houston and the Carpenter Center.

Entrusted Houston meets the needs of the foster and adopt community to promote restoration for kids, families and front line workers. We need your help in collecting NEW AND PACKAGED kid's underwear and socks for foster children and children without a placement.

Please bring these items to Sampson next week (during school or Curriculum Night), September 12-16.

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Committee Head, Tiffani Johnson, and one of Sampson's own, Mrs. Barfuss, with a carload of coats, water bottles and lunch kits to donate to Entrusted.

The Carpenter Center

The Carpenter Center provides a safe place for students who have experienced emotional, social, and/or behavioral problems at their home campus the opportunity to continue to be educated as well as personally mentored during their difficult time. Sampson will be providing a salty and sweets for The Carpenter Center staff.

Please sign up here to help out a school in need!

2022 Fall Fundraiser

Our Fall Fundraiser with Charleston Wrap starts next week! It will run from September 12th through September 26th. Be on the lookout for additional information!

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5th Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

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MOD Pizza Spirit NIght

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Sampson’s Wild Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are now available to purchase! Check this off your list and order yours TODAY! Prices will go up on Dec 1st . Follow this link to place your order!
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Student Resource Center

SRC has lots of upcoming training dates quickly approaching! All trainings are held at 11206 Telge Road, from 9:30-11:30 AM. No need to register, just show up and attend!

Sept 13 – 4 th Grade, Aquatic Bird Study Skins

Sept 15 – 5 th Grade, Bird Study Skins

Sept 22 – 1 st Grade, Eggs & Nests

Sept 27 – 5 th Grade, Mammal Skulls

Sept 29 – Kinder, Guinea Pigs

Attend a training and present it to your child’s class, it’s that easy!!

If you are interested in attending one of these training sessions, please contact Shannon Kjol at

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