Wells Elementary Explorers
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Watch DOGS Spring semester sign-up page
Hello to all of our Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students),
Thank you to new dads who attended our Watch DOGS training yesterday. I am so excited to have so many dads who would like to be involved with this great program. Here is the link to our spring semester Watch DOGS dates: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0445aaa72ca31-watch2
Please only sign up for ONE slot, even if you have more than one child here at Wells. We have many dads who would like to volunteer so we limit each dad to one day per school year. If you volunteered in the Fall, please do not sign up again. To volunteer as one of our Watch DOGS, a dad is required to attend a training at Wells and that could have been a previous school year-no need to attend yearly.
You can order the required shirt through School Cash at this time if you need the shirt. This will be open through January 21, 2020.
Here is also a link to my Counselor’s Corner which will give you more information about Watch DOGS and our monthly character traits. https://www.smore.com/4s8d6
Thank you and I look forward to seeing many dads here volunteering with our Watch DOGS program this school year.
Charlotte Miller, Counselor
EXPLORE THE WORLD DAY - Help Needed!
The First Annual Explore the World Day will be held at Wells on Friday, February 7, 2020.
This special day will allow every student to “visit” six countries; enjoy performances from different cultures; and learn about music, art, and games from around the globe.
The multicultural day committee has been working hard to create a fun and educational event for our Explorers, but we need your help to make it happen! Parent help is needed for:
There are 36 countries that will be discussed in depth - six for each grade. The countries were chosen based on the cultural survey results we received from our Wells families back in November.
You can select any of the available countries - you do not have to represent it through your heritage (but it’s also fine if you do). A general outline for your presentation will be provided, but you will have the freedom to make it your own. Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes in length and you will have to give it six times to six different classes in the same grade. A teacher will be present to help with classroom management.
Presentation times are as follows:
K - 11:30am-1:30pm
1 - 1:20-3:20pm
2 - 9-11am
3 - 1-3pm
4 - 1:20-3:20pm
5 - 10:20am-12:20pm
To volunteer for classroom presentations, please click here:
To supplement classroom instruction, we would like for students to enjoy cultural performances during their lunch periods. You are invited to share a dance, vocalization, or other fine art representing your culture during that part of the day. There are six lunch periods so you will need to perform six times between 10:45am and 1:45pm.
To volunteer to perform, please click here:
PE, Art, and Music (PEAM) Assistance
Students will play games, create art, and make music using various cultural influences. Our teachers may need some help with demonstration or facilitation.
To volunteer to help with PEAM activities, please click here:
Thanks, and we look forward to exploring the world with you and your kids!
Father Daughter Dance Tickets Now Available to Purchase on School Cash Online
February 7th, 6:15-8:15 PM, Wells Cafeteria
Follow this link to purchase tickets: https://cypress-fairbanksisd.schoolcashonline.com/
This event is for REGISTERED WELLS STUDENTS ONLY please!!
Due to fire marshal capacity restrictions, no younger or older siblings allowed.
$20 Includes one (1) parent ticket and one (1) student ticket. Each additional student will be $10 each. Optional box dinner of chicken fingers from Canes are available to purchase. You can also make your evening extra special with the purchase of a corsage/boutonniere combo!
DJ, Photo Booth, Games, Refreshments & Snacks!
CREDIT-BY-EXAM NOTICE TO PARENTS
Students in grades K-5 will have four opportunities during the school year to use “credit-by-exam” to accelerate to another grade level. Students will only have one opportunity to test for each grade level considered.
To apply to take the test to skip kindergarten, a student must be 5 by September 1, and registered in a CFISD school. To apply to take the test to skip grade 1, a student must be 6 by September 1, and enrolled in a CFISD school.
Students who earn scores of 80% or better on each component of the credit-by-exam will qualify to advance one grade. Only one grade level may be “skipped” each year. No retests will be given.
If you are interested in getting more information about credit-by-exam, please contact the school counselor by February 3, 2020.
CFISD 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar
The CFISD School Board approved our 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar Thursday night. Please reference this calendar when planning appointments or vacations so your child does not have to miss instruction and events at school.
For more information, you can visit
Congratulations!! CFISD STUDENT OF THE WEEK: MADDIE FARR
Nov. 18, 2019—Wells Elementary School fourth grade student Maddie Farr is praised by her teachers for being a LEADer (Leadership, Effort, Accountability and Discovery) every day in and out of the classroom.
School: Wells Elementary School
Accomplishments: Farr shows leadership in her choices, gives 100 percent effort in all her assignments and activities, is trustworthy, shows integrity and puts a creative spin on everything she does.
Favorite class: “Reading with Mrs. Hartzler because I love to read. I like our reading choice board because you get to decide what you want to do and when you want to do it.”
Favorite thing to do after class: “I like to ride bikes with my dad and sister. I also like to watch TV.”
Favorite website: “Prodigy, because it is a game to practice math facts.”
Favorite movie: “The BFG, because it is based on a book I like.”
Ambition: “I want to finish all the Harry Potter books because I want to figure it all out.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “I like to read and draw.”
What inspires you?: “The read alouds in class inspire me, like the ‘Last Stop on Market Street.’ I can always apply something from the book to my life.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “My family, my books and school.”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “I am most looking forward to learning new things.”
BHS "Forthcoming Parade" 9/25/19
What's Happening at Wells?! See Here for the 2019-2020 Big Events at Wells!
2019-2020 School Supplies List
#FBF Family Festival
Our #FBF Family Festival is right around the corner! We look forward to our families getting to experience a night of fun while we raise money for our classrooms.
In preparation for our school’s spring fundraiser, we wanted to reach out to our parents, local businesses, and community members for support. Donations and sponsorship from you enable us to provide hands-on learning in the Imagination Garden, maintain and improve technology, support classroom curriculum needs, and so much more. If you, a family member, or a friend who owns their own business would be interested in donating a cake/cupcakes, gift certificate/card, gift basket, or service, and/or would like to become a sponsor, or even if you know of a business you think would be willing to donate, we would be delighted to accept any and all contributions.
Attached is an outline of our sponsorship opportunities and sponsorship form. Please feel free to share with your family, friends, and business networks.
Come join in the fun and help us support our school and young community leaders of tomorrow!
Let's kick it 90's style this year at our #FBFfestival! After throwbacks to the 80's and 70's the past 2 years, our parents got to choose the 2020 theme in their parent survey. With 3 to choose from, the 90's got 53% of the votes! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 20, 2020!
This message is to remind parents of our school policies in reference to item drop offs, lunch visitors and student release.
This is the same information that is in our Handbook and consistent in all communication about procedures. Due to the amount of calls and questions we receive in the front office, we wanted to send out these important reminders to make sure each parent is prepared when they come in to our school. When it comes to district and campus safety procedures and policies, we need your support and patience since we will follow them with fidelity each day.
Car Rider Line: For the cars parked in the street, please do not park between the “Bus Turning Lane Starts Here” sign and our driveway. Our busses need to be able to pull into that part of the street in order to turn into our drive. When cars stop at that sign to leave that area open that allows our busses to get to their drive and start dropping off or loading students much sooner than if they had to wait in the car rider line. For a visual, please review our Car Rider Reminders.
If you are picking up your student early from school or changing their afternoon transportation:
- Please send a note in the morning so that our front office staff can have time to record the change, deliver a sticker to the student and notify the teacher.
- If you are not able to send a note, you may send an email to email@example.com. A scanned copy of the parent/guardian ID must accompany the email and the email will need to be received a minimum of 2 hours before you would like to pick up your child.
- If it is an emergency and you were unable to send a note, please understand that it will take at least 15 to 20 minutes to retrieve your child out of class and get to the front office.
- Your ID will always be required when picking up your student.
Remember all transportation changes and early release requests must be received before 3:00 PM.
The latest possible student check out time is 3:40 pm, please make sure to arrive well before your requested check out time so that we are able to verify your identity and retrieve the student.
If the student will be having lunch visitors on a designated lunch visitor day:
- Please be aware of your child’s lunch time and lunch visitor days which are posted on the School Info App for your reference. There are occasional times when we have designated “No Lunch Visitors” on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays so please check the Wells School App calendar to see if lunch visitors are invited before you plan on coming up.
- Allow plenty of time to go through our security procedures (10-20 minutes)
- Your ID will always be required to obtain access to visit the campus for any reason
- If someone other than the parent/guardian will be visiting the student for lunch (this includes emergency contacts as they are for emergency situations only), a permission note from the parent is required for the visitor each time that person visits and that visitor must be on the emergency contact list as well. Sending the note in the morning helps speed things along when the visitor arrives.
If you need to drop off something to your student:
- Only parents or guardians are allowed to drop off food or other items for their child.
- Please allow 15 to 20 minutes so that you can make sure you are through our security check procedures in time for your child to receive the item.
- We would ask that you limit your drop offs to emergency or high priority occasions.
- No outside food, flowers, candy, etc. deliveries will be accepted for students.
- We will not accept drop offs of flowers, candy, balloons or other celebratory items for students.
- If it is something the child really needs, we will do our best to have it available for them, if staff is available. This is a courtesy we try to provide, but is not guaranteed since we do not have extra staff to designate for deliveries. On testing days or special event days, there will be no deliveries.
We understand that these procedures may cause some inconvenience if you are not prepared, so thank you for doing your part to help keep student safety our top priority.
Volunteer in Public Schools (VIPS) Registration Information
Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) participating in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD schools make a significant contribution to the education of children. Each school year, thousands of volunteers donate hundreds of thousands of hours of service to the school district. Volunteers contribute in areas such as library aide, workroom help, campus events, fundraisers, staff appreciation luncheons, mentoring, public relations, tutoring and assisting in instructional areas.
To create a Volunteer Portal Account go to cfisd.net > Community Involvement > Volunteer
VOLUNTEERS: PARENT, GRANDPARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
If you are the parent, grandparent or legal guardian of a student enrolled in the CFISD school where you wish to volunteer, please register with the district by:
- Creating a Volunteer Portal Account (receiving your password from firstname.lastname@example.org may take up to 5 business days).
- Contacting your school’s Community Engagement liaison for additional volunteer opportunities at your campus.
A record of your volunteer hours is of vital importance to the school where you volunteer and to the district. Please remember to document all your volunteer hours in the Raptor Volunteer Portal. All volunteers who have recorded at least one volunteer hour in the current school year will receive an invitation to the annual VIPS Appreciation Luncheon.
It is very important that the information you enter on the form matches your government issued identification card including your full legal name. It is also important that you provide a valid email address so you can be notified as to the status of your account and for future communication. All information collected on the form will remain confidential and not be shared outside the volunteer program.
We love having so many parents helping here at Wells Elementary School.
The staff at Wells appreciate your time volunteering.
Calling all Wells Potential Business Partners and Donors
Call the school at 832-349-7400 if you need additional information.
All New Kindergarten Parents: Please see below for the ABC's of Kinder
Meet Our @CFISDWells Staff!
@CFISDWells Leadership Team
Back Row: Ann Pruitt (1st, 3rd, 5th AP), Charlotte Miller (Counselor), Cheryl Fisher (Principal), Lynlea Dickerson (ELAR Inst. Specialist), Julie LeCompte (Librarian) Front Row: Suzanne Davies (K, 2nd, 4th AP), Cathy Hensley (Nurse), Megan Breidenthal (Math/Sci Inst. Specialist)
@WellsLargeGroup and Specials
Top Row: Tiffany Cheadle, Jeri Adams, Jessica South, Darla Cosban Bottom Row: Erika Sanchez, Marylin Logback, Amber Perkins, Neela Rodriguez
Top Row: Tammy Gonzales, Anna Fisher, Caitlin Rader, Sara Corl Bottom Row: Sarah Hoppel, Mackenzie Clark, Lauren Oakes, Emily Chambers
Top Row: Melissa Mican (Math/Sci), Rachelle Winter (Math/Sci), Harlie Mudie (Math/Sci), Melissa Higdon (ELAR) Bottom Row: Kelly Hawkins (Self-Contained), Beverly Keck (ELAR), Molly Maddux (ELAR)
Top Row: Amanda Klam, (Math/Sci) Ashley Allbright (Math/Sci), Kisa Fields (ELAR) Bottom Row: Paxton Mooney (ELAR), Shartrece Williams (Math/Sci) (Not pictured is Laura Hernandez)
Top Row: Megan Weerts (ELAR), Sharee Morris (Math/Sci), Taylor Rathmell (Math/Sci) Bottom Row: Lauren Bohm (Math/Sci), Kyndra Hartzler (ELAR), Amanda White (ELAR)
Top Row: Jamie Moser (ELAR), Jamie Lahr (Math), Heather Welch (Sci), Heather Barnett (ELAR) Bottom Row: Maria Aguilar (ELAR), Zaina Hussein (Math), Mech Lam (Sci)
Top Row: Danielle Eddleman, Cristol Alvarez, Ruthie Davis, Jisseth Rivera, Melinda Garza, Lynn Duff, Felicia Kocura, Autumn Foster Bottom Row: Shani Bentsen, Rebecca van Es, Karen Zwick, Kassandra Hernandez
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ESL Classes for Parents
If your child is enrolled in a Cypress-Fairbanks school and you want to learn English, you are invited to enroll in the ESL classes for parents.
English classes are FREE! Three levels of English are available – Intro Beginner and Intermediate.
See below for more information.