September 17, 2019
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; about 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For the month of September it is Humble ISD's goal to have a SEA of GOLD around town all month long. At ESE this month, we will be talking about Childhood Cancer and ways that we can show support to those who are going through this dreadful disease. CLAW Student Council will be collecting new stuffed animals, we will have discussions in class and we will meet survivors.
Together we are stronger.
Mrs. Dunn was diagnosed with Lymphoma when she was 16 years old. It started with a bad cough that eventually grew to a swollen lymph node in her neck. At that point, it was getting hard for her to breath, so when they went to the doctor and found out it was cancer, she had to start chemotherapy treatments right away.
After the diagnosis, she received treatments at Children’s Hospital in Dallas for the next two years. During that time, there were countless spinal taps, transfusions, and pills. At one point, Mrs. Dunn’s legs became paralyzed because of the medicine and she had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital. After the first hard year of chemotherapy, things got a lot better. Her physical strength became stronger and her hair began growing back. Which made her very happy! Although it was a trying two years, Mrs. Dunn had amazing family, friends, and community supporting her the whole time. In honor of Mrs. Dunn’s cancer journey, her 10th grade class created a Relay for Life team to help raise money for the fight against cancer.
Being a child with cancer, Mrs. Dunn was nominated to the Make-A-Wish foundation, to be able to fulfill one of her biggest wishes. Her and her family were able to take a week long trip to Hawaii and swim with her favorite animal, dolphins! This was a trip of a lifetime and she will never forget it.
In May of 2008, Mrs. Dunn had her last chemotherapy treatment. Which was celebrated at her church with all of her family and friends with a large cake that said “No Mo Chemo!”
11 years later..Mrs. Dunn recently married over the summer to her husband who she met in college at SFA. Mrs. Dunn has been a 4th grade teacher for 5 years, and at ESE for 3! Every May, Mrs. Dunn reminds herself how lucky she is to be alive and that tough times make a person stronger!
Credit By Exam
October 19, 2019
Atascocita High School Cafeteria
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Pre-order you cards, tickets and tables* for the BINGO night fundraiser online at the PTO website under the BINGO tab no later than October 4, 2019. All pre-orders can be picked up during BINGO at the “Will Call” table. NO REFUNDS will be given on pre-ordered items. Reserved tables are limited so first come, first served.
Doors at BINGO night will open at 5:30 pm. BINGO games begin at 6:00 pm and play until approximately 7:45 pm. Drawings for the raffle baskets will be held at 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm, approximately at BINGO night. Baskets that will be raffled off will inclued items such as a Chromebook, Nintendo Switch Lite and accessories, American Girl Doll and accessories, Nerf toys, gift cards to local businesses, JBL Bluetooth speaker and Apple AirPods. Stay tuned to the ESE PTO’s Facebook page for more details.
The 50/50 raffle winner will be announced after the second round of basket drawings. All money collected from 50/50 raffle tickets will be split evenly between the winner and ESE PTO. The winner will receive a gift card in the applicable amount the following week. You do not have to be present to win a raffle!
Can’t attend BINGO night? Visit ESE’s main common area on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:30 - 7:50 am and from 3:20-3:40 pm. Raffle basket and 50/50 raffle tickets can be purchased (cash, check or credit card will be accepted) and entered into the raffles at these times only prior to BINGO night.
Reserved Table $30/table A table seats up to 6 guests.
BINGO Card $5/card Play ALL night on the same card(s)!
Basket Raffle Ticket $5/ticket
50/50 Raffle Ticket $5/ticket
Concession Ticket $1/ticket
Popcorn: 2 tickets
Pizza slice: 2 tickets
Candy: 1 ticket
Nachos: 2 tickets
Bottled water: 1 ticket
Hot dog with chips: 3 tickets
Soda: 1 ticket
Gatorade: 1 ticket
Ticket and BINGO card purchases can be made at the event also. Proceeds to benefit Eagle Springs Elementary! Please email questions to email@example.com.
Astronomy Day in Houston
We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity. The observatory is located at Jack Fields Elementary School, 2505 S. Houston Avenue, Humble. Parking will be in front of the school, and across the street in the parking lot of The Luke Church. The observatory’s website is:
GT Referral and Testing
GT Referral Window is August 26th - September 27th. During this time parents may refer a student by going to the Advanced Academics website.(https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/48458) All referrals will be online this year. Testing for 1st - 5th grade will take place on our campus during a window between September 30th - December 20th, 2019. The Building Selection Committee will determine placement in the G/T program by January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Elain Dabney, Extended Learning Teacher, at 281-641-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also go to Mrs. Dabney’s website for more information on testing and the assessment calendar.
All parents and students are invited to attend our "Community Connections" information seminars aimed at enhancing one's knowledge and awareness of key issues related to advanced academics and post-secondary preparation. We hope that you'll be able to join us!
GT: “Should I Refer?”
August 29, 2019 - 6 pm at
Eggers Instructional Support Center (ISC)
Learn more about the characteristics of gifted children and the Humble ISD identification process. This session is ideal for parents/guardians of students in grades K-11.
Eagle Shout Out
Visit the PTO website for Spirit Shop items, membership dues, party fund, volunteer opportunities and more!