The Mane Tail

Friday, February 25th, 2022


Dear Parents,

The Superintendent’s Fun Run returns for its ninth annual fundraising event on April 9! Registration for the highly anticipated community event, which features a 5K run, a 1-mile family-friendly course and a fun-filled kids zone, is open now. The event will take place at the Berry Center, with the 5K winding through Towne Lake and Lone Star College-CyFair. Sponsor and vendor booths, food trucks, bounce houses and student performances will make the day even more special for the thousands of community members in attendance.

I have already registered for the event, and I hope to see lots of Sampson families there.

Heather Motzny

Lunch Visitors

We are very excited that so many lunch visitors have been able to join us this year. As a reminder, when parents come to have lunch with their child, please wait in the main hallway until your child's class passes through to the cafeteria. We do not have enough seats in the cafeteria for parents to wait during another grade level lunch. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 14th-Friday, February 25th: Plant Sales

Wednesday, March 2nd: Newk's Spirit Night

Friday, March 4th: Drive In BINGO at 7:00pm

Tuesday, March 8th & Wednesday, March 9th: Plant Sales pick up at Coles Lap Pool.

March 14th-March 18th: Spring Break (No School)

Wednesday, March 23rd: 1st Grade Papa John's Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 29th: 3rd Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12th: 1st Grade Program @6:00 p.m.

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

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

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K: Review numbers up to 20.

1st grade: Review numbers from 20 to 50.

2nd-4th: Review "My school" (Mi escuela)

El salón de clases (the classroom)

La cafetería (cafeteria)

El área del recreo (recess area)

La recepción (front desk)

El gimnasio (the gym)

El salón de arte (art classroom)

El salón de música (music classroom)

El salón de Español (Spanish classroom)

La biblioteca (library)

La enfermería (nurse's clinic)

El baño (bathroom)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

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3rd grade had an amazing time with Bruce Foster, a local paper engineer who creates pop up books! The students were so engaged with our lively presenter. Be sure to ask your 3rd grade if you haven't heard already. Some of his most famous work is a Harry Potter pop up book. Some students asked about purchasing the book. Please contact Mrs. Maddan if you are interested.

5th grade book club will meet on Thursday, March 10 to discuss Matilda. Read it before coming to the library for lunch. We are sure to have some good laughs. (Remember - the audio book is always an option. Kate Winslet does the audio book and is fantastic with her many voices! Give it a go!)

March 2 is Read Across America Day. We welcome all of our Stallions to dress up in Dr. Seuss gear! Pick a character and be your best that day!

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Counselors Corner

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5th to 6th Information

Electives forms for students zoned to Spillane MS will be sent home next Friday, March 4th. Electives forms for students zoned to other Cy-Fair ISD Middle Schools have already been sent home. Students will be selecting a PE course and their top 3 Electives choices. Please read the information below.

There is a new PE course offering for grade 6; Pre-Athletics. Students will be able to choose between regular PE or Pre-Athletics. Pre-Athletics is NOT a prerequisite for taking Athletics in grade 7. Click on the link below to access more information about Pre-Athletics on the District website.

Students get one elective in grade 6 (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Full-year Art, Full-year Theater Arts, Rotation). Full-year Art and Full-year Theater Arts have limited space. Students who choose Full-year Art or Full-year Theater Arts as their 1st choice are highly encouraged to put Rotation as their 2nd choice. Rotation allows students to have a semester of their 1st choice and a semester of choir. It gives the Art or Theater Arts teacher an opportunity to get to know the student and they will be able to take the Advanced class in grade 7.

Please click on the link below to learn more about the Fine Arts programs in Middle School.

Fine Arts in MS in CFISD Video

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Newsletter-Core Essentials

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsor The Jennifer Dodds Group- RE/MAX for a wonderful lunch today!

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PTO News

Plant Sale

Today is the last day to purchase your plants! Sales are open in the PTO store and will be ready for pick up on March 8th and 9th at the Lap Pool. More details to come!

Jr Achievement

Parents - Thank you for helping us fill our Junior Achievement volunteer roles for this year! We are all set and look forward to sharing this program with our classes.


Thank you to everyone who donated supplies to the upcoming Spring Music programs! Your help is greatly appreciated and we can’t wait to watch our Stallions Shine!

Thank you!

Newk's Spirit Night

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Please join us on Friday, March 4th for our annual BINGO Night. You can purchase your tickets here! Ticket sales will close on Thursday, February 24th.

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Sampson Clinic Needs Your Help!

We still have many volunteer slots open in the clinic! Your time and efforts are so appreciated. Please check the signup here and sign up if you can!


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

Covid Dashboard

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

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