March 18 - Northhampton Elementary School

March 2015
Colt Capers
Mission Statement: Learn, Believe, Achieve, Succeed!
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents,
Thank you very much for attending our Open House and Book Fair. Both events were very
successful thanks to you!
Throughout the school year we continue our Northampton Gives Back Programs. We have
many opportunities for our students and families to get involved in giving to our community. If
your child is actively involved in a charity please send us pictures and information to post here
at school so we can acknowledge their contributions! One of our ongoing programs is collecting
soft drink tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. We would like to send out our appreciation to
all who have donated to this cause especially Jonathan Tomayer who recently brought us in several large bags of tabs. Thank you Jonathan and your family for this wonderful donation!
Congratulations to our Destination Imagination teams from Northampton. Teams S.M.A.R.D.,
Super Sonic Sounds, The Diamonds, and Once Upon A Time, recently competed in the Regional
tournament at Tomball HS. We are very proud of our teams and all the hard work they put in.
For the protection of our students, faculty, and staff here at Northampton we ask that you
present your identification each time you visit our campus. We have many new faces and it is
important to be able to properly identify everyone on our campus. We appreciate your help and
patience in keeping everyone safe.
Our students are working very hard and look forward to a successful STAAR testing year.
STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) testing will begin for our 4th and
5th graders this month. Writing/Language testing for 4th grade will be on March 30th and 31st.
Reading testing for 5th grade will be on March 31st. The campus will be closed for all visitors on
testing days.
Your continued support of our school and programs is greatly appreciated. Our faculty
and staff are here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
or concerns.
Your partner in education,
Evelyn Castillo
Bond Voting
The 2015 Bond Vote will be May 9, 2015. This is an important Bond for The District &
Northampton Elementary. If you have not registered to vote, please consider doing that now. The
Voter Registration Deadline for this Bond Vote is April 9, 2015. Voter registration forms are available at
Northampton, our Central Office Building. And also at the voter registration link,
Klein ISD invites you to attend a community meeting to get the facts surrounding the 2015 bond election set for
May 9, 2015. Meetings will be held at each of the four high schools for your convenience. Superintendent Dr. Jim
Cain will discuss the anticipated student growth and outline the bond blueprint designed by the Bond Steering
Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. A question and answer session will follow.
Klein Oak High School Auditorium
Klein Forest High School Auditorium
Klein Collins High School Auditorium
Klein High School Auditorium
March 24, 2015
March 30, 2015
April 6, 2015
April 14, 2015
6 pm-7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm –7:30 pm
2014 Federal Report Card Notification
The Klein Independent School District is sharing information about the district and your child’s
campus with you as part of Klein Independent School District’s obligations under the federal No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Federal Report Cards for the state as a whole, the district,
and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s web site at this link:
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the web site, hard copies of the reports are
available through the campus principal’s office.
Smoking on School Grounds is Prohibited
This is a reminder that school property is a smoke free zone. The District prohibits smoking or the
use of smokeless tobacco on District property at any time, both indoors and outdoors. Please remind all other adults that may be dropping off or picking up your children. Thank you for your cooperation.
A Note from the School Nurse
Vision Screening has been completed. If your student received a vision referral form,
please have them seen by your family eye doctor as soon as possible. We have to
screen students twice before we are able to refer them for professional screening.
Please keep in mind that a student who cannot see may miss important information in
class. You have only one set of eyes, please take good care of them.
Fifth grade students going into middle school will be required to have Tdap(Tetanus, diphtheria &
acellular pertussis) and Meningococcal Vaccine by 7th grade or 11 years of age. If your student has
had this already while in 5th grade, please send a copy of their immunization record to the clinic so
that it can be documented before they go into intermediate school.
Thank you,
Karen P. Vrana RN, BSN
The Northampton PFO Spring Carnival
You are invited to the Northampton PFO Spring Carnival being held on March 27, 2015 from
6-9pm at Klein Oak HS. Come out for a family fun night in support of our school. There will be games, entertainment, concessions, a silent auction and a community showcase of unique products & gifts for sale.
For more information, visit our website at: and click on 'Campuses'
Klein ISD
Welcome from the Principal
Volume 1, Issue 1
March 2015
Will you have a Kindergarten student
attending school
this fall? Come to
Kindergarten roundup on April 28.
Metzler—9:00 a.m.
See our webpage at for
registration information.
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to French Elementary! I am honored to serve
as French’s Principal. I am anxious to meet you and
begin our journey together. We are going to have an
amazing school with lots of fun adventures! Our beautiful building is under construction and so is our
webpage. I know you have lots of questions, so visit us
at for the latest news about our
Carole Mason, Principal
Student Corner
Want to help pick our school colors? Do you have a
great idea about our mascot? Maybe you have a question about French Elementary that you would like
for me to answer. Go to and click
on our campus. Take the survey at the bottom of the
page and let me hear from you.
Why Are We Named French Elementary?
In the 1800’s many people settled in
the Klein area. Some of these families
were German and some were French.
The French School opened about1919
in this area. French Elementary is
named for some of these pioneer families that helped to settle the Klein community. The families that we will be
honoring are:
French PTO
We will need lots of
help as we begin our
first year. If you are
interested in serving
on the PTO, please
come to a planning
meeting on Monday,
April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Our new neighbors at
the Alexan Auburn
Lakes Apartments
have graciously offered their facilities
for our meeting. If
you can come, please
RSVP on our
webpage. Looking
forward to seeing you
Northampton Spring Carnival Silent Auction
The annual Northampton Spring Carnival is almost here! This year, our Spring Carnival Silent
Auction will include baskets filled with items gathered by classrooms in each grade level. With your
help, we can create appealing baskets that will help raise funds for future PFO efforts. We would like
to gather enough items for two baskets per grade level. Each of the grade level baskets has a theme.
Pre-K and Kindergarten – Superhero and Princess
Baskets will include a selection of various Superhero and/or Princess themed items including
action figures, dolls, t-shirts, trading cards, pencils, erasers, etc.
1st Grade - Pool Party and Camping
Baskets will include a selection of various pool and camping items such as sunscreen, towels,
plastic glasses, pool toys, BBQ sets, camping gear, etc.
2nd Grade - Arts and Crafts and Legos
Baskets will include a selection of various arts/crafts items such as paint, pencils, craft paper,
pens, string, glue, clay, beads, etc. Lego items might include Lego action figures and assembly
3rd Grade – Family Game Night
Baskets will include a selection of various board games such as Monopoly, Sorry!, Clue, and
Chutes and Ladders and may include other game related items such as playing cards, chips,
and dice.
4th Grade – Family Movie Night
Baskets will include a selection of various items such a microwave popcorn, candy, bowls,
DVDs, theater gift cards, and movie night themed items such as posters, memorabilia, etc.
5th - Favorite College/University Memorabilia and Gift Cards
One or more baskets will include a selection of items from favorite colleges and universities
such as towels, cups, hats, mugs, shirts, stickers, etc. Gift Card basket(s) will include a variety
of gift cards from restaurants, stores, specialty shops, theaters, arcades, etc.
The Spring Carnival and the Silent Auction help raise funds for the Northampton PFO and allow us
to help with the costs associated with a variety of enrichment programs and equipment. We need
your help to create the baskets.
You may bring in an item related to one or more grade level basket themes. Many families enjoy
shopping for a special item for the basket.
You may donate $$ and the PFO volunteers will pool resources and go out and buy appropriate
items. If you choose this option, please put your donation in an envelope marked: Northampton PFO.
Please bring all items and/or donations to the school and give them to your teacher or the Front
Office by Wednesday, March 25th. Checks should be made out to NORTHAMPTON PFO.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Northampton Spring Carnival.
Dear Parents,
The Spring Carnival is coming soon and your help is needed! The Carnival Committee is asking for
donations of items to the Cakewalk and Concession Stand.
Each class has been asked to donate the following:
CAKEWALK: For this popular game, we are asking all classes to donate cakes. You may substitute cakes
with either a pie, cookies, brownies, or cupcakes. These items must not need refrigeration and must be
covered. Pans/Plates cannot be returned.
• Cakewalk donations can be sent in on or after Wednesday, March 25th.
DRINKS & SWEET SHOPPE: Each grade level is asked to donate drinks or store-bought prepackaged
goodies for the concession stand.
• Drink/Sweet Shoppe donations can be sent in anytime before Wed., March 25th.
All proceeds from the Spring Carnival will go directly to Northampton Elementary!!
Thank you for your support of the Spring Carnival and the Northampton PFO!
Feel free to contact us with any questions at: [email protected] .
Hi NHE Parents!
Spring Carnival is just around the corner!!! We’d love your help to make it fun for our kids and a
big success! In the past, we’ve asked for parents to help in all areas; this year, just a few. Please
see the list below and click on the links to sign up.
Any ?s at all, please let us know!
Thanks so much!!!
NHE PFO Carnival Committee
[email protected]
Set up – at NHE (130 – 2pish) AND/OR KO from 330-530p
Cake Walk
Tear Down
Lucky Duck
Lollipop Tree
Throw for Three
Minute to Win It
Sports Arena
Ring Toss
TP Toss
Dear Parents,
Growth and development are moving quickly in the Klein ISD, as more families and companies continue to
move to the area. The district worked on a capital needs plan for more than a year, and a 120-member Bond
Steering Committee comprised of parents, community members, students and employees spent four months
in the fall of 2014 studying demographic and capital needs data to develop a bond blueprint.
At the Jan. 12 board meeting, the Trustees unanimously approved a bond referendum for May 9, 2015 in the
amount of $498.1 million to address five general categories of items in the bond blueprint package that will
impact all Klein ISD campuses. They include growth, facility renovations, safety & security, technology and
The Communications and Planning team developed a bond video that provides an overview of these five
areas. Please visit and click on 2015 Bond Election Information to view the video.
The district has a wealth of additional information on the bond election website including how each campus
will be impacted by the bond.
There is also a section on Frequently Asked Questions that provides great information on a variety of bond,
growth and tax related information.
Additionally, the district has a two-way communication tool called Let’s Talk designed for staff and community
members to ask their specific bond related questions. (Show the Let’s Talk section) If you have specific
questions or concerns, please send them to the district using this tool.
I want to encourage each of you to register to vote if you are not currently registered. Deadline to register for
this this bond vote is April 9, 2015. Forms are available Northampton at our Visitor’s Center by the front door.
Forms are also available in the main office or at If you recently moved or had a name
change, make sure to update your registration information to match your Texas driver’s license. This is
available online at
Please do not hesitate to contact me I you have any questions regarding the Bond.
Evelyn Castillo
Evelyn Castillo, Principal  Danis Boone, Assistant Principal 
Northampton Elementary School  6404 Root Road
Spring, Texas 77389  832-484-5550
Calling all swimmers….
The Northampton Cuda swim team is a summer recreational swim
team dedicated to providing instruction in competitive swimming
techniques and fostering competitive youth swimming in a fun,
supportive, and positive atmosphere. Kids have the opportunity to
improve their swimming skills while having fun with friends and
family. Come join the fun!
The Northampton Cudas will be celebrating 45 years as a
summer league swim team this year! The Cudas are a founding
member of the Northwest Aquatic Swim League (NWAL). NWAL
started with 5 teams and now has grown to over 100 summer league
swim teams. Come be a part of the history of the neighborhood!
Northampton Cudas 1970-2015:
Mark your calendars! The 2015 Summer Swim Season is quickly
Location: Northampton MUD Building
Saturday March 21, 2015
Sunday March 22, 2015
Saturday March 28, 2015
Sunday March 29, 2015
March 2015
New Cuda Information Meeting:
Please plan on attending this
meeting to learn what the Cudas are all about, and the expectations that go with
being a member of the Cuda family. Returning Cuda families are welcome as
well. Topics will include: Swim team vs. swim lessons, volunteer requirements,
meet structure, practice expectations, etc.
Date: Monday March 16, 2015
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Northampton Activity Center (Behind the Pool)
Cuda 2015 Meet Schedule:
Saturday May 2: Cuda Time Trials and Picture Day
Saturday May 16: Home meet vs. Fairfield
Saturday May 23: Away meet vs. Woodlands Hurricanes
Saturday May 30: Home meet vs. Windrose Stingrays
Saturday June 6: Away vs. Gleanloch Gators
Sun & Mon June 7-8: Sprint Sizzler Invitational
Saturday June 13: Home vs. Memorial Northwest
Saturday June 20: Divisionals
Sat & Sun June 27-28: All-Stars/Ponderosa
New Cudas to the team start practice on Wednesday April 15th
Returning Cudas start practice on Monday April 20th
For more information, please visit our website:,
Facebook Page @ Northampton Cudas Swim Team, or contact Derek Lund at
[email protected]
March 2015
Hildebrandt Intermediate School
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am: Color Run Registration
11 am: Color Run
12 pm: Relay for Life carnival
Pre-Registration by Friday, March 20:
 $15 per person (6th grade to adult)
 $10 per person (5th grade and younger)
Race Day Registration (March 28):
 $20 per person (all ages)
 shirt not guaranteed
Registration forms available at Hildebrandt Intermediate School Office, 22800 Hildebrandt Rd.,
Spring, TX, or at
Funds benefit Hildebrandt PTO. For more information, contact Carla Escamilla ([email protected]).
Ava Orthodontics | Action Wear Plus | Big Cab’s Catfish Cabin | CrossFit Victorious | Elements Massage |
Fang’s Café Chinese & Sushi | Frayed Flower | HLI Rail & Rigging | Infiniti Insurance |
La Chef | Living Well Chiropractic | New Life Fitness | Parkway ER | Spring Creek Athletics |
Sunny Side of the Street | Taco Crave
Hildebrandt Intermediate School
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Run, skip, dance, or walk with your friends
and family while volunteers gently throw foodgrade colored corn starch powder at you. Throw colored powder at
your friends at the end-of-run celebration! It’s not about racing fast or
far … it’s about having colorful fun with your family and friends!
Open to the community. Strollers welcome.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 am: registration begins
11 am: run begins
12 pm: Relay for Life carnival
Hildebrandt Intermediate
Pre-Registration by Friday, March 20:
$15 per person (6th grade to adult)
$10 per person (5th grade and younger)
Race Day Registration (March 28):
$20 per person (all ages); t-shirt not guaranteed
Funds benefit Hildebrandt PTO. For information, contact Carla Escamilla
([email protected]).
 Participants wear race tshirt or white shirt
 Goggles/sunglasses
Please detach and return the registration form below to the Hildebrandt Main Office.
(No shirt guaranteed with race day registration.)
BY MARCH 20: $15 (6 grade – adult); $10 (5 grade-younger). ON MARCH 28: $20 (all ages)
Please make checks payable to Hildebrandt PTO.
# Participants: ______ Total Payment: _________ (Cash ___ Check # _________)
Please mark preferred shirt quantities and sizes. Shirts will be distributed on race day. We will make every effort to give
you the sizes you request, but may have to substitute sizes depending on availability.
Youth S
Youth M
Youth L
Adult S
Adult M
Adult L
Adult XL
I, the undersigned, being the individual, spouse, parent, or legally authorized and qualified guardian of
Name __________________________________________ Grade ______ School _____________
agree to hold the Klein Independent School District, its Board of Trustees, administration, and/or faculty, harmless from all
liability for any injuries which any member of my family or overnight guest in my home may receive while participating in
any recreational activities or utilizing the Klein School District facilities. I herewith authorize the athletic director, coach,
and/or district employee to secure medical services for any family member if necessary, and I agree to pay, either directly
or through my own personal health and accident insurance policy, all medical or hospital costs.
_____________________________________________ ____________________________
Parent or Legal Guardian Signature
Emergency #
I’d like to volunteer: Name _______________________ Email: _____________________ Phone __________________
I can’t participate, but would like to donate: Name __________________ Donation Amount ________ (please attach $)