Principal's Corner

Jerry HancockFrom Mr. Jerry Hancock, Sam Houston Principal:


(updated June 24, 2020)

2020 DATES TO REMEMBER & IMPORTANT INFO

Thank you Sam Houston family for making this little school a success on every level. 

WE ARE ENGINEERED FOR SUCCESS!


A NEW MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL:

June 24, 2020
Parents we are still attempting to recover our library books that are in your possession. You can drop them off any Monday- Thursday at the campus between 8am - 4pm. We have a container out front for your convenience. 
Information on events for the fall semester will be published by July 31 on our campus calendar, SH Facebook, and here on Principal's Corner.
It is critical that you sign up for your child's classroom and grade-level Remind101 when school starts. Remind101, Facebook, call outs, and Principal's Corner will be our primary sources of communication going forward. 
Be safe. Be healthy.

May 26, 2020
This Thursday May 28 between 8am and 4:30pm will be the final Thursday to turn in your library books at Sam Houston. Please make sure you get your library books returned this Thursday.
Information on events for the fall semester will be published by July 31 on our campus calendar, SH Facebook, and here on Principal's Corner.
Have a great week everyone!

May 14, 2020
Please use the link below to access the Parent Involvement Survey results. Thank you to all the parents that took the time to participate.
https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/1CrD_2pbHaucAdf5r2d2NunKOEHTZXf8FIpQ7KkbciuI/viewanalytics


May 1, 2020
Sam Houston friends we need your help. We will be collecting your library books starting next Thursday, May 7 from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Please place them on the cart provided at the front door of the school. We will do this every Thursday from May 7 - Thursday May 28. (We will not collect on any Thursday that it is raining).
#ITMATTERS
#TurnThoseBooksIn!

April 30, 2020
Good afternoon Sam Houston Family.
We hope you are all doing well and are staying healthy. Please know that all of us at Sam Houston miss each of your dearly. We all look forward to getting back together soon. 

Important announcements for today are:
1. Progress reports are available for your viewing on Skyward. 
2. On Friday May 1 at 5:30 we are hosting our Sam Houston Carpool in our regular drop off area. Please drive thru if you can and allow us to wave at your families and see all those smiling faces. This will be a contact free event as we must follow all safety guidelines provided to us. 
3. We will be releasing information soon regarding the return of library books to the campus and other year end information. 

Please stay healthy and safe and know that each of you matter!
Go Mavs!


RE: Grading Policy for Sam Houston for the 6th Six Weeks Grading Period

Parents,

I am hopeful that this finds you and your families healthy and safe. As I have shared before nothing is more important than that. Please know that I pray for you and your families daily for your health and safety.

As we continue to navigate through this new “normal” in education we are doing our best to provide you with important, up to date information as soon as we can make it available.

I want to share how we will be calculating your child’s grade for the 6th six weeks grading period.

  1. For all core subjects you will see 3 (three) daily grades.
  2. The first grade will come from your child’s Final FIRST Semester Grade in the class.
  3. The other 2 (two) grades will be taken from your child’s online learning assignments from April 6 – May 28. It is important that your child participates in the online learning.
  4. Specials classes (PE, Art, Music) will use your child’s Final FIRST Semester Grade as the only and final grade for the 6th Six Weeks grading period.
  5. Kindergarten report cards will mirror what was posted for the 5th six weeks.

The Final FIRST Semester Grade will be recorded in the gradebook as “MOY Progress”. The online learning assignments will be recorded as “Online Assignment”.

Again, I urge you to not add stress to yourself or your child by spending hours daily doing “home schooling”. Our goal is to get through this time together safely and keep our kids engaged in the online learning. In no way should this dominate your time or priorities.

I miss and love all of our kids. I can't wait to get back at Sam Houston with everyone.

Principal,

Mr. Hancock


Link to the Sam Houston Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/samhoustonelementaryschool/

Link to MISD page for COVID-19 Updates: https://marshallisd.com/c_l_o_s_u_r_e_u_p_d_a_t_e_s
 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SAM HOUSTON

(See our campus calendar for specific times)

EVENTS IN YELLOW ARE COMPLETE
EVENTS IN BLUE ARE POSTPONED/CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

January 2020

Tuesday January 14 - Hoops for Hearts Kick Off

Monday January 20 - No School

Tuesday January 28 - Bilingual Family Night @ 5:30 Wednesday Jan. 29 - 3rd Grade Science Fair Display 1:30 - 2:45 Thursday Jan. 30 - 4th Grade Science Fair Display 1:30 - 2:45 Friday Jan. 31 - 5th Grade Science Fair Display 1:30 - 2:45


February 2020

Tuesday Feb. 4 - Spring Picture Day (FREE DRESS) Friday Feb. 7 - All Hoops for Hearts money is due to campus

Monday Feb. 10 - 100th Day of School

Thursday Feb. 13 - Early Release at 12:21 / Parent Conferences 1:00-5:00pm

Friday Feb. 14 - Valentine's Parties from 1:30 - 2:30

Monday Feb. 17 - No School

Thursday Feb. 20 - SH STEM Info Session for Prospective Applicants

Friday Feb. 21 - Black History Month Program @ 1:30 in the gym.

Tuesday Feb. 25 - 2nd Grade Specials Night at 6pm

Friday Feb. 28 - 5th Grade to Perot Museum in Dallas

March 2020 March 2 - 6 Texas Public Schools Week (themed dress days on calendar) Tuesday March 3 - Bilingual Family Night @ 5:30 March 9 - 13  - Spring Break Monday March 23 - 1st Grade Specials Night Monday March 23 - April 3 - PTA Chocolate Fundraiser Tuesday March 24 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS (TESTING) Wednesday March 25 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS (TESTING) Friday March 27 - 4th Grade Marshall Cinema

April 2020 Friday April 3 - Kinder Egg Hunt 1:30 - 2:30 on campus Tuesday April 7 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS

4th Gr. Writing STAAR Test 5th Gr. Math STAAR Test

1st Gr. to Boys & Girls Club 2nd/3rd Gr. Marshall Cinema Wednesday April 8 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS 5th Gr. Reading STAAR Test 1st Gr. Michelson Museum

Friday April 10 - NO School

Monday April 13 - NO School Wednesday April 15 - Kinder Vocabulary Parade at 8:30

Thursday April 16 - Graduation Pictures for Kinder & 5th grade Tuesday April 21 - SH Choir Concert at MJHS from 6pm-7pm

Tuesday April 28 - Kinder Specials Night Wednesday April 29 - 5th Gr. to MJHS

May 2020

Friday May 1 - Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration  5:30-7:30

Tuesday May 12 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS 3rd & 4th gr STAAR Math test 5th STAAR Math retest 1st Gr. Marshall Fire Department & STAR Home Visit 2nd Gr. Downtown Marshall Tour

Wednesday  May 13 - CLOSED CAMPUS FOR VISITORS 3rd & 4th gr STAAR Reading 5th gr STAAR Reading retest 1st gr. Kilgore Oil Museum 2nd gr. SciPort/IMAX

Thursday May 14 - 5th gr STAAR Science test

Monday May 18 - 1st Grade Awards @ 8:30am

         2nd Grade Awards @ 10:00am

Tuesday May 19 - 3rd Grade Awards @ 8:30am

      4th Grade Awards @ 10:00am

Thursday May 21 - Behavior/Attendance/Grades Celebration

Friday May 22 - Water Day Celebration

Monday May 25 - NO School

Tuesday May 26 - 5th Grade Graduation @ 9:00am

Wednesday May 27 - Kinder Graduation @ 9:00am

Thursday May 28 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS 

 
•Volunteering is simple at SH. We have many easy ways for you to serve. Please use the following link to sign up. 

 https://skyfin.marshallisd.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsFin/rappljoblst484.w?hqrbgrtid=36359

You will apply for the "Volunteer" position.
We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the school day and at any skill level. Once the paperwork is completed and approved we will call you gladly drop you into a spot. 
You must also have this on file to attend any field trips with our students.

•Please be sure to follow drop off and pick up traffic expectations.

Doors open at SH at 7:00. Do not drop your student off before 7:00.

Elementary school times for 2019-20 are 7:50 - 3:21.

•Breakfast ends at 7:50.

•Your student is tardy at 7:55.

•If you are dropping your student off after 7:55 you must come in the office with your student to check them in.

Early checkout cutoff / transportation changes for 2019-20 is 2:50.

Early release day dismissal time will be 12:20pm.

•Our fall event dates are also posted on our SH calendar. PTA/grade level Specials Nights are now scheduled on our school calendar for your planning purposes.

•All students will eat breakfast and lunch at no charge to the student for the 2019-20 school year.

The campus office can be reached at 903-927-8860. 

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and OUR CAMPUS CALENDAR FOR IMPORTANT WEEKLY UPDATES ON EVENTS, TIMES AND LOCATIONS.

Please feel free to visit the campus at any time.
GO MAVS!


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