The Mane Tail

Friday, December 17th, 2021


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for helping us collect food for Cypress Assistance Ministries. We were able to completely fill 5 vehicles with our collections. We love partnering with you to help give back to our community.

A special shout out to Debbie Downie, Kelly Jones, and Rachel Farris for loading and delivering all of our food donations.

Thank you for your generous donations for our Chunk the Change Campaign. We were able to give our custodians and food service employees a nice holiday bonus. These individuals work so hard every day. It is so nice for them to know that the whole community supports them.


Heather Motzny

Safety Drills

Dear Parents,

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, our district Superintendent has asked all students and staff to participate in emergency preparedness drills on a continuous basis.

The goals of the training drills are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. They allow us to evaluate our emergency operations plan and improve our response skills. As part of the drill, the students and staff participate in the activation of our Campus Emergency Operations Plan.

Your child will be participating in practice drills on Friday, January 7th at Sampson. The drill practice will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m. and conclude around 9:40 a.m. This might be a good time to discuss your family’s home preparedness plan with your student(s). If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at 281-213-1600.


Heather Motzny, Principal

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 20th- Monday, January 3rd- Winter Break

Tuesday, January 18th & Wednesday, January 19th: Spirit Night at Willie's Grill & Icehouse

Nature Trails

A HUGE thank you goes out to our Nature Trails volunteers this fall! Your help and support were instrumental in making our outdoor classroom experience flow smoothly. We appreciate your time, patience, and training. You are the best!!

Lori Wilson

Instructional Specialist grades 3-4-5

Science Liaison

A Message from The Registrar

To help us better prepare for next semester, if you know that your child/children will not be returning to Sampson in January, please email the registrar, Erin Johnson, at as soon as possible. Thank you!

Spanish Action Based Learning Lab

K & 1: How are you?

¿Cómo estás? (How are you?)

Hola, ¿cómo estás? (Hello or hi, how are you?)

Bien, gracias ¿y tú? (Good, or fine, thank you, and you?

Bien, gracias. (Fine, thank you)

Adiós o hasta luego. (Goodbye or see you later)

2ndo-4th: Review ¿Cómo estás? (How are you?),

¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?), ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?), ¿En qué mes es tu cumpleaños? (What month is your birthday?)

Hola, ¿cómo estás? (Hello or hi, how are you?)

Bien, gracias ¿y tú? (Good, or fine, thank you, and you?

Bien, gracias. (Fine, thank you)

Adiós o hasta luego. (Goodbye or see you later)

¿Cómo te llamas? (What’s your name?)

Me llamo ______, ¿y tú? (My name is ______, and you?)

Me llamo_______. (My name is ______.)

Mucho gusto. (Nice to meet you)

Mucho gusto. (Nice to meet you)

¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)

Tengo ____ años, ¿y tú? (I am ___ years old. And you?)

Tengo ____ años. (I am ___ years old.)

¿En qué mes es tu cumpleaños? (What month is your birthday?)

Mi cumpleaños es en _______. (My birthday in is_______.)


Sra. Betancourt

From the library

Counselors Corner

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PTO News

HoliDAY of Fun!

THANK YOU parents for all your donations and help with the HoliDAY of Fun! The kids had a great time celebrating all day long.

PTO helped bless our Sampson Staff with Goodr sunglasses for the holidays. Thank you to the Brook Home and Gift for helping us order them.

Jr Achievement

2022 is right around the corner, which means JA is right around the corner too! Training will be held on Thursday, January 13th. Get your training done online by registering for one of the times below.

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Noon - 1:00 PM

5:00 - 6:00 PM

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The clinic needs help in January, please click here to see if there is a day YOU can help! Remember, even if you can only come for an hour that will be a huge help for Nurse Alms!


Garden cleanup days are back! Please visit here to sign up & help!

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Covid Dashboard

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