Houston Highlights

May 14, 2021

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A Note from the Principal

It is hard to believe that this year is almost over. This school year was definitely a special year. At first it seemed impossible, but through the hard work, dedication, and resiliency of our teachers, students, and staff we made it a great year. Thank you to all of our families for all that you have done this school year. All of your support and hard work does not go unnoticed.

As some of you may have heard, I will be moving to Ford Elementary next school year. It has been my honor and pleasure to be the principal at Sam Houston Elementary and to serve this wonderful community. I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, and for entrusting me with your children for the past five years. I am honored and feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Sam Houston Elementary family. I have so many wonderful memories of my time here and I am sad to say goodbye. During my five years here, I have fostered relationships with many of you and I will cherish the memories and friendships I have made during my time. Sam Houston has been a very special place for me and I will miss everyone.

Although it’s hard to say goodbye to the parents and staff, one of the hardest part of leaving is saying goodbye to the children. I have grown attached to them over the years. I have loved watching them grow up into the amazing children that they’ve become. Please give them a hug for me and let them know that they touched my heart and life. I treasure my memories of all of you.

Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation. I will miss this wonderful community.

Important Dates


May 14 Kinder celebrates their character unit with a Character Parade

May 17 First grade awards at 1:30

May 18 Kindergarten Celebration Cohort 1 at 5:30

May 19 Second grade awards at 1:30

May 20 Kindergarten Celebration Cohort 2 at 5:30

May 21 Pre-Kindergarten Celebration at 2:00

May 21 All check out technology needs to be turned in

May 24 Third grade awards at 1:30

May 24 Fun day for Kinder, 2nd & 4th grades

May 25 Fourth grade awards at 1:30

May 25 Fun day for PK, 1st, & 3rd grades

May 26 Last day of school

May 26 Fourth grade clap out at 10:20

May 26 Early Release Day at noon

Title I Parent Survey

Please take a moment to complete the survey. The information from the survey will help Sam Houston as they plan events for the upcoming school year.


Kindergarten Celebrations

Our Kindergarten Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday May 20. This event will be Live on our Facebook page on these two days. Facebook information is located at the bottom of this newsletter.

Library News

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year and it is important all student technology and library books are returned by Friday, May 21st. If technology is lost or damaged the only option is to pay for the technology. If books are lost, the options are to pay for the book, give a replacement book to the library (does not have to be the exact title but comparable) or the student can write a persuasive letter to the librarian explaining the situation. If student’s library book and technology accounts are clear they will receive a free snack the last week of school.

Thank you for your help with the return of student technology and library books. Returning items on time helps us prepare for the next school year!

Also, during the last week of school students will have the opportunity to select a free book to take home to read during the summer. In addition, I have been hired as the summer school librarian and currently planning our summer reading program.

If anyone has questions, please contact me via e-mail. cpells@conroeisd.net.

Have a great day!

Catherine Pells, Sam Houston Librarian