The Leopard Tale

May 2022

Principal's Points

May 2022 has arrived! The last few weeks have been filled with celebrations and events such as the PTO dance, career day, book tasting, meet the principal, day of awesomeness, and more. We are finally getting back to some of the fun activities that we could not have due to the pandemic. It has been amazing to see the joy and smiling faces as we welcome our parents/community back into the school. Thank you for your involvement, and I can't wait for the 2022-2023 school year. I hope that you all have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends this summer.

STAAR Testing

STAAR testing will take place in May for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Please help ensure your child’s success by having them rested, on time, and at school on STAAR testing days.

The district does not allow students to bring any electronic devices including: cell phones, camera/video phones, kindles, ipods, ipads and smart watches. Please do not schedule any appointments for your students on these days.

We will have no lunch visitors or deliveries May 9-13.


May STAAR Testing dates are:

May 10th- Math STAAR-3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

May 11th- Reading STAAR- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

May 12th- Science STAAR- 5th Grade

Renovation News

Andre' will be under construction this summer. Students, teachers and parents will come back to a brand new Andre'! We are getting new carpet, tile, restrooms and much more. In addition, we will have a new cafeteria and kitchen. In order to get all work done before August, construction began on the cafeteria April 15th. To accommodate construction crews and ongoing work, a revised menu began on April 18th. Thank you for your support.
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Important Information

August Back to School

School supply lists and ordering information for the upcoming school year will be sent home soon along with our Meet the Teacher date and times.


Stay Connected

We want to stay connected with you! Please visit our website at www.cfisd.net, select schools and facilities, elementary schools, and then Andre’. This will take you to our website. We will also regularly post photos and news on the Official Andre’ Facebook page. To locate our page, search @CFISDAndre. Make sure you follow us on Twitter, @CFISDAndre, as well.


Lost and Found

Have you been searching the house for your child’s missing jacket or lunch kit?

We have quite a collection of found items that we have on display in the cafeteria. Students will have an opportunity each day during lunch to look through the items to reclaim things that belong to them. All items not collected by the last day of school will be donated to the District Clothing Closet. Please remind your child to look for missing items. Thank you for your support.

Counselors' Corner

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PreK and Kindergarten Pre-Registration

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Nurse's News

Dear Families,

As the school year ends, I want to inform you that this will be my last year at Andre' Elementary. It has been my pleasure serving as the School Nurse for the last few school years. ​Thank you for allowing me to care for your children through the unknown territory that the pandemic brought. I want to thank each student for all the warmth, the memories, and the resiliency they exhibited throughout my tenure. They will forever be in my heart!


Medication:

Parents, if your child has medication in the clinic, please pick it up by Thursday, May 26 or it will be discarded per CFISD policy.


Attention Pre-K Families:

An immunization update is required for all students attending Kindergarten next school year. Please make sure your child has received their ​4-year-old immunizations (DTAP, Polio, MMR, and Varicella) prior to the start of next school year. Students who have not provided updated immunization record to the school nurse by the first day of school will not be permitted in school. I have included several resources to assist with obtaining immunizations. Immunization records may be emailed to the school nurse at ursula.staten@cfisd.net or call the clinic at (281)463-5505 with any questions.

Healthfully Yours,

Ursula Staten BSN, RN

Words from the Library

We are still missing a few library books. Please check for books in backpacks, bedrooms, cars and any other places that books might hide. Thank you.

PBIS Carnival

Adult volunteers are needed to assist with our PBIS Carnival on May 20th. This event is for students only (no parents unless signed up to volunteer). Extra guests (siblings, babies in strollers, etc.) are not permitted. Please use this link to sign-up for carnival volunteer opportunities.

If you have questions, please contact adeline.fleming@cfisd.net.

Notes from the front desk

Absences

If your child is absent, please send a note on the first day of your child’s return to school stating the reason for the absence. Thank you.

Transportation Changes

If a child’s end-of-day transportation changes, the parent/guardian must send a note with the date, necessary changes and parent/guardian signature. If a note is not received, the usual method of transportation will be followed.

For safety purposes, no changes will be made after 3:30 P.M. and PHONE CALLS or E-MAILS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Student Council

Box Tops for Education

Each student’s goal= 10 Box Tops in May!


Did you know that Andre’ receives 10₵ for every General Mills Box Tops for Education we collect? Please remember to scan your receipts for Box Tops from participating products. See the flyer below for information on how to download the app and scan receipts.


You can still send in box top clips and certificates in a bag or envelope to your child's teacher.


If each student turns in 10 box tops, our school will earn over $1,100! Wow!

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
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PTO

PTO Meeting Information

If you're interested in attending the next PTO General Meeting which is held via ZOOM please email andreleopardPTO@gmail.com for link and time information.



5th Grade Party Committee Opportunity

If you're interested in helping plan the 5th Grade Party please reach out via AndreLeopardPTO@gmail.com.



PTO Needs YOU!

There is an open officer position: VP of Membership/VIPS. For more information about the position or about PTO in general please reach out to andreleopardPTO@gmail.com.



PTO Contact Information

www.andrepto.membershiptoolkit.com - you can sign up for membership here and order t-shirts

Facebook (Andre' Elementary PTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information

Twitter (@AndreElemPTO) - follow us here for upcoming event information



Help Andre Earn “Free Money”!
My Coke Rewards: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/
When you make a Coca-Cola purchase, you simply enter the product codes on the website and we get a donation from Coca-Cola.

Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2612718
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Andre’ PTO. Please be sure to add Andre’ PTO as your charity.

Kroger Plus: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
Add Andre’ Elementary PTO Inc as your community rewards organization under “My Account.” You will need to confirm your selection if you have signed up previously.

Mark your calendar

5/9- No Lunch Visitors or Deliveries

5/10- 5/12- STAAR Testing

5/16- Graduation Walks

5/17- Kindergarten Recognition

5/20- PBIS Carnival

5/24- 5th Grade Day

5/25- 5th Grade Recognition

5/26- Last Day of School