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WESTLAKE FOREST DIRECTORS

Annette Baldwin, President 281-578-9118

Robin Stitofsky, VP/Secretary 281-787-4817

David Bryant, Treasurer 281-578-8376

Tina Kent, Director 832-248-1037

Edmond Stachowski, Director 281-578-3318

WESTLAKE DIRECTORS

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Rochelle Smith 281-579-8753

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Nico Ruiz, Director 832-491-6374

SHERIFF’S OFFICE LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR

Annette Baldwin 281-578-9118

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Harris County Public Health & Evir. 713-439-6000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Katy Christian Ministries Hotline

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Post Office - Bear Creek 281-550-4413

Post Office - Park Row 281-829-5062

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

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SCHOOLS

Mayde Creek Elementary School 281-237-3950

Stephens Elementary School 281-234-0200

Mayde Creek Junior High School 281-237-3900

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR NEIGHBORS

The Westlake CIA Board and volunteers wish each of you a very Happy

Holiday Season…A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

IS CHANGED THIS YEAR…

The WCIA will be holding a special Christmas event for the children of

both Westlake and Westlake Forest on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Christmas music will set the theme for this neighborhood celebration.

This event will be held in Westlake Forest only. All residents of Westlake

and Westlake Forest are invited to bring their young children to this

special opening of the holiday season.

• The Christmas Gifts Event will begin at 10 AM and end at Noon.

• This will be a drive-through event due to COVID.

• The line forms EAST of the driveway on Franz Rd that turns into the

parking lot. Please Stay in your vehicle.

• A deputy will be on duty to guide vehicles and make sure all is safe.

Each child who attends in a vehicle will receive a Christmas gift bag of

various items and some candies. The civic center will be decorated, the

drive through canopy will be at the entrance to the civic center. Gifts will

be given to each child under the age of 18 in the vehicle.

We are sorry that Breakfast with Santa Claus was not possible this year. But

we hope to open the Christmas Season with a little cheer for children…

and parents in our community.

HOLIDAY DECORATION

CONTEST IS UNDERWAY

The annual Holiday/Christmas decorating contest in Westlake Forest and

Westlake will be held again this year. Each subdivision will receive first,

second and third place prizes. First place is a $100 gift certificate, second

place is a $75 gift certificate and third place is a $50 gift certificate.

Many of our residents enjoy decorating their homes and yards for the

holiday season. We encourage each of you to participate. Start decorating

now as the judging will be held on the 12 th and 13 th of December in order

to give our residents two full weekends in December to decorate. Awards

will be given within 24-48 hours by a Board representative to the resident.

NO BOARD MEETING PLANNED FOR DECEMBER

The Westlake CIA will not be holding a homeowner’s meeting in December

2020. At the time of this writing, no executive session is planned. If it

becomes necessary to hold an executive meeting, announcements will

be made on the westlakecia.org website, nextdoor.com and through the

community email.

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REPORTING NUISANCES &

HEALTH HAZARDS TO HARRIS COUNTY

If your neighbor has garbage, junk, trash, construction materials,

mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs or any other type of junk that

attracts vermin, you can directly report this to the Harris County Public

Health and Environmental Services online. You can also report dead

birds and other types of problems as well. Here is the website for online

reporting: www.hcphes.org/templates/onlineservices.htm. Telephone

calls might be necessary if you do not receive a reply as to the status of

the investigation. Keep a copy of your online form in case that is the case.

The telephone number is: 713-439-6000.

TREAT OUR PARKS, GREENBELT & AMENITIES

WITH RESPECT AND CARE

Both Westlake Forest and Westlake have added many lovely new

amenities for the enjoyment of all of our residents. We have also installed

cameras throughout these areas and we have noticed that some residents

are not clear on how to behave in the parks. Please refrain from picking

flowers, throwing rocks from around the fountains onto the fountains,

wading in the fountain, climbing on the fountain, dumping sand into

the streambed at the Westlake park, driving vehicles on the greenbelt

in Westlake or the parks in either Westlake or Westlake Forest, drinking

alcohol on any community owned property or vandalizing any of the

community owned property.

While most of us have a basic understanding of how to behave in public,

there are a few deviants who frequent our parks and other common areas.

The vandalism and graffiti simply waste community financial resources. If

you see anyone who is behaving destructively in our parks and common

areas, please call the Sheriff’s Office and also let a Board member know

immediately. We do not want our parks and common areas to take on a

rundown look that is ugly and repulsive.

REPORTING CRIMES

AND ONGOING ACTIVITY

Some of our residents are confused about whom to call for various types

of crimes and suspicious ongoing activity. We have a contract with the

Sheriff’s Department, which includes a deputy in a marked vehicle in

our subdivisions 40 hours per week. Westlake and Westlake Forest share

these costs in order to provide a more secure environment for you and

your family. In addition to our contract deputy, we have deputies who

work in the subdivisions at odd hours of the day and night-sometimes in

marked units, sometimes in civilian vehicles.

However, if you do not call the Sheriff’s Office when a crime occurs or

when you see suspicious activity, the deputies have no way of knowing

that a crime has occurred or that suspicious activity is happening in an

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any type of crime… whether it is serious in nature such as a burglary of

a home or motor vehicle or suspicious activity that is occurring at the

moment. To report crimes, call the following numbers:

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non Emergency: 713-221-6000

If you are observing ongoing activity in your area of the neighborhood,

call Annette Baldwin at 281-578-9118. This telephone number is listed

on the inside of the back page of your newsletter each month. Ongoing

activity can be anything from teenagers consistently violating curfew

to loud music to possible drug dealing from a home. It can also include

illegal parking, hazardous waste dumping, environmental threats, etc. If

you wish to speak with the contract deputy about the activity, he will call

you, come to your home or meet you at the Sheriff’s Office Store front

located on Fry Road. If you want Ms. Baldwin to talk with the deputy

and follow up on the resolution of activity, she can call you when the

information is made available.

TRAVELING DURING THE HOLIDAY BREAK?

If you plan to be away from home for more than one night during the

Holiday break, you can complete a vacation watch form by going to

the Harris County Sheriff’s Office website at: www.harriscountyso.org/

Programs/programs_vacationWatch.aspx.

Or you can call the Clay Road substation at 281-463-2648 and ask for a

vacation watch form to be emailed or faxed to you. If you are on our info.

westlake@gmail.com email list, a form can be emailed to you; you will

then complete the form and send it to the Sheriff’s Office Fax at 281-463-

8246. A form can also be found on our website: westlakecia.org.

Our contract deputy and district patrol will check your home for any signs

of criminal activity throughout the day while you are gone. In addition,

the patrols will pass by your home more frequently during your absence,

proactively providing higher visibility.

It takes only a few minutes to complete a vacation watch form. Make sure

you have made arrangements for newspaper pick up and mail pick up

while you are away.

ANNUAL DUES ARE PAYABLE

BY JANUARY 31, 2021

The annual dues of $475 per year are payable on or before January

31, 2021. The invoices for dues were mailed and received before early-

October 2020. This was done to enable you to pay something each

month prior to the deadline of January 31, 2021, if you wanted to do this.

The mailing also included a payment contract which, during COVID, the

Board wanted to offer to each homeowner who might need it.

We encourage each of our homeowners to pay promptly as the cost to the

homeowner for collection begins mounting on February 1, 2021.

If you would like to establish a monthly pre-payment program for your

2021 dues, contact Inframark @ 281-870-0585 and explain that you want

to set up a pre-payment program for your 2021 dues.

TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST

CRIME DURING HOLIDAYS

The holidays are busy times and our minds are preoccupied with

shopping, baking, planning parties, church activities and so much more.

The holidays are also lucrative times for criminals. Here are some tips for

our residents:

Never leave packages or attractive items in a vehicle. Lock these in the

trunk. Many car burglaries are occurring at various malls and shopping

areas on the west and northwest side of Houston.

Make arrangements for UPS, Fed Ex or USPS packages to be delivered to a

neighbor who is always home or to your office. Leaving packages at your

front door is an open invitation to thieves.

Solicitors at your door need to be analyzed carefully before unlocking

the door. If you do not have a window that allows a view of the person

who is at your door, consider installing a peep hole in the door. Never

open the door to someone you do not know. If someone knocks at your

door that you don’t recognize, ask them to state their reason for being at

your home. If you don’t want to talk with them, tell them to leave your

property as you are not interested. If they do not leave immediately,

call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 9-1-1 as you should be feeling

threatened at this point. If you have an outside storm door, keep it locked

at all times when you are home.

There is an uptick in online email from hackers who have various nefarious

intentions. Never click on a link that is sent from someone on your email

list but includes no explanation of something you are expecting. Friends

get hacked and these links which are used when emailing their lists (that

would include you) allow instant access to your computer for various

reasons that are either criminal or very shady.

If you get a phone call from the IRS saying that you owe them money,

hang up. The IRS never calls taxpayers about taxes owed. Their

communications are relayed only through the US mail.

Do not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle which is parked outside

of the garage. The reason for this is obvious. Consider locking your garage

door from the inside when you come home after work or shopping. This

eliminates criminals who use random garage door frequencies to break

into homes.

Try to shop with at least one other person. Stay together and be aware of

your surroundings while in parking lots and in stores.

Watch your credit card and your driver’s license. When you pay for your

purchases, you will often be asked for your driver’s license with your

credit card; you will always have to present identification (usually a

driver’s license) when you write a check. Yes, the lines are long and you

want to hurry through your transaction, but don’t be tempted to engage

in conversation or watch anything or anyone but the clerk processing

your transaction. Both of these items should be within your sight at all

times. Before you sign a credit card receipt, ask for your credit card and

driver’s license. The holidays are great times for identity thieves and those

who would steal your credit cards. Be very aware of what is happening

when you pay for your purchase. Put everything away before leaving the

purchase counter.

Never leave your purse in a locked or unlocked vehicle. Never set your

purse down while shopping. Never put your purse in a shopping cart.

Always have your purse in your hand or over your shoulder. To avoid

purse snatching, cross the purse so that the strap is over one shoulder

and the bag is hanging on the opposite side of your body. Men should

carry wallets, check books and credit cards in the front pockets of their

pants or in a shirt or interior suit pocket.

When going to your car with your purchases, check the lot for suspicious

people. Carefully check around and glance under your vehicle. If a closed

van is parked next to the driver’s door, slide in through the passenger

side. Check the back seat and back floor before getting into your vehicle.

If you are loading small children, lock your purse in the trunk with your

packages (keep the keys in your hand or pocket). After the children are

secured, take another look around for suspicious activity before you open

the trunk to get your purse. When you get into your vehicle, immediately

lock the doors, start the engine and drive away. If you feel insecure going

into the parking lot, ask for a security guard to accompany you.

When returning home, immediately pull into your garage. If this is not an

option, park the car in the driveway and immediately unload all contents

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and lock the car. Stay alert during this process.

Do not put attractive packages next to windows that offer an easy view

from the street.

When leaving your home for the evening, leave some lights and a radio or

television turned on. Leave one outside light on. Upon returning home,

check the sides of your house and the area across the street and adjacent

to your home from your vehicle before parking. If you are a woman alone,

get your house key ready before you exit your car. Lock your car as you

are leaving it and immediately go to your door, unlock it, go inside and

relock the door.

All homes should be equipped with long dead bolt key locks. Windows

should be locked when you are not at home or are not awake.

If you are leaving for the holidays, ask a friend or neighbor to pick up

the newspapers and your mail each day or file a stop delivery for these.

Complete a vacation watch form and submit it to the Sheriff’s Office in

Clay Road. Fax this to 281-463-8246.

By taking a few precautions, you will insure a safe and happy holiday for

you and your family.

PARKING LAWS STRICTLY

ENFORCED DURING HOLIDAYS

Often, we have guests during the holidays. Please advise them that the

parking laws are enforced in both Westlake and Westlake Forest. Tell

them to park with the traffic and not to block fire hydrants or neighbors’

driveways. Fire engines and ambulances must have clear access to each

street in both neighborhoods at all times.

IT’S TREE PLANTING SEASON

December and January are ideal times in Houston to plant trees and

shrubs. The cool weather combined with the rain offer trees and shrubs

the opportunity to establish themselves. In addition, the soft winter

sunshine and warm days nurture the plants.

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survival this summer if planted now.

Be sure to select trees and shrubs, which are recommended for the Gulf

Coast summers. Native plants are always best and use the least amount

of water.

STREETLIGHTS OUT?

Please report outages of streetlights to Centerpoint Energy. Get the pole

number as well as the nearest street address and call 713–207-2222 or go

to their website and complete an on-line form. It is very important that

non-working lights are reported for the safety of our each of us. Call it in,

call it in.

DEED RESTRICTION COPY

Homeowners and renters can get a copy of the deed restrictions for both

Westlake and Westlake Forest on our website: www.westlakecia.org.

Please note that these two subdivisions have separate deed restrictions.

You may also call Inframark or send them an email to have a copy mailed

to you. Information on Inframark is on the inside of the back page of the

monthly newsletter and on our website.

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If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

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krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your

name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and

the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want

on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails

in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want

to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will

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DISCLAIMER

Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible for those listed

on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check out references

if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a list of teenagers

from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs. Responsibility for

any work done by these teenagers is between those seeking helpers and

the teens and their parents.

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There are currently no teenage job seekers available. Have your teen

send in their information to be added.

BE NATURAL: THE KEY TO

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

B - Breathe deeply, it will help increase energy

levels.

E - Exercise: 20 minutes, three times a week - and

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N - Nutrition: Three well-balanced meals each day.

A - Attitude: Negative attitudes are contagious and

destructive. Try to see the glass half full.

T - Time management: Set priorities and don’t take

on more than you can handle.

U - Uniqueness: Recognize and treasure your own

uniqueness. Say “no” when necessary.

R - Relaxation: Private time to read or listen to music

- a time not to focus on the next item to do.

A - Associations: Maintain contact with nurturing

support systems - colleagues, friends, family.

L - Laughter: Still the best medicine.

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December 5 th : Bathtub Party Day

December 6 th : National Gazpacho Day

December 7 th : National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8 th : National Brownie Day

December 9 th : National Pastry Day

December 10 th : Dewey Decimal System Day

December 11 th : National Noodle Ring Day

December 12 th : National Ambrosia Day

December 13 th : National Cocoa Day

December 14 th : National Bouillabaisse Day

December 15 th : National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 th : National Chocolate-covered Anything Day

December 17 th : National Maple Syrup Day

December 18 th : Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

December 19 th : National Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20 th : National Sangria Day

December 21 st : Crossword Puzzle Day

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December 23 rd : National Pfeffernusse Day

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December 28 th : Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29 th : National Pepper Pot Day

December 30 th : Bacon Day

December 31 st : Make Up Your Mind Day

MONTHLY EVENTS, HOLIDAYS

AIDS Awareness Month, Bingo’s Birthday Month, National Drunk &

Drugged Driving (3D), Prevention Month, National Human Rights Month,

National Tie Month, National Write A Business Plan Month, Quince and

Watermelon Month, Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month, Safe Toys

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KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES

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every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

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The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

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the foundation’s grant program expands. Register and join Team Katy ISD

Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team or recruit your own team

of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring

Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/

Reason2Race2021 or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact

the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.

GRAEME’S RUN - 5K & 1 MILE WALK

February 20, 2021, No Label Brewery

Registration 8 AM

Run Starts at 9 AM

(We are hopeful for an in-person event. Our site will be updated Run

Starts at 9 AM to reflect the most current information. Either way, shirts,

pint glasses and run bags will be ready for you at packet pick-up!)

Family Entertainment: Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris

Boise and Righteous Cause Band.

Register & Learn More: www.graemesssuperheroes.org

***all funds raised benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation.

Community Events

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL’S HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

This holiday season, come on out and tour 6 beautifully decorated homes!

For only $20, you will get a ticket to view all 6 homes or for $30, you can

visit all 6 homes PLUS a 7 th “bonus” home for refreshments and pictures

with Santa! Only want pictures with Santa? We’ve got you covered! For

only $10 you can visit just the bonus home! We’ve got something for

everyone this holiday season!

Thursday, December 3 rd : 5-9 PM

Friday, December 4 th : 10 AM-2 PM

Saturday, December 5 th : 5-9 PM

Tickets on Sale at:

Hauerlands Purveyors of Fine Goods - 1648 Mason Rd.

THSProjectGrad.com (Pay by Venmo. Pick up tickets at O’Christmas Tree

House night/day of tour)

Taylor High School Senior Office (Attending students only)

Pre-sale ticket prices:

$30 - 6 houses plus 7th house with refreshments and holiday photo

$20 - Home Tour with 6 beautifully decorated houses

$10 - Bonus house only with refreshments and holiday picture

**Add $5 to ticket price if purchasing day of event

Gift Baskets, Wreaths and Decorated Tiered Trays will be available for sale.

All proceeds go toward giving our 2021 graduating seniors a safe, fun

way to celebrate the night of their graduation. We thank you for your

support of THS Project Graduation.

Tickets are non-refundable. Masks and social distancing are required at

each house.

NCL-KATY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the oldest and largest motherdaughter

volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and

daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing

together and improving their communities through philanthropic,

leadership and cultural activities. For the 2021-2022 Membership Year,

we are accepting applications for mothers with daughters currently in 6 th

grade in the Katy ISD, Richmond, Fulshear or Sealy areas. Deadline for all

applications and required forms is due 1/15/2021.

We look forward to meeting everyone as you learn more about

this opportunity to make a aluable impact to our community while

strengthening your mother/daughter bond by joining NCL-Katy chapter.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity,

visit us at www.nationalcharityleague.org/vpage/index-katy/, click on

Join Our Chapter for additional information. Contact Colleen Cooper, VP

Membership at membershipkaty@nclonline.org

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We are calling the 2020/2021 season, A Season Of Discovery. It is perhaps

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You can choose between a 6, 5, 4 or 3 show package! We have limited

availability via phone at this time, so if you have questions or need

assistance, please email rather than call. A representative from our box

office will call you back as soon as possible. Be assured, as we prepare to

return in the fall, there will be a new focus on social distancing, as well as

expanded health and safety measures for your protection.

The Christmas Shoes - November 25-December 27, 2020

Photograph 51 - January 20-February 7, 2021

The Spitfire Grill - March 3-21, 2021

Is He Dead? - April 21-May 9, 2021

Mary Poppins - June 16-July 18, 2021

Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

MILDRED’S UMBRELLA THEATRE COMPANY

ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON

Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100, Houston, TX 77006

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until

December 2020, to insure the safety of our patrons and our artists. We

hope you are all safe and healthy and we miss you. In the meantime, we

have some other free treats in store while we wait for the time to be right

for live theater.

FEMFEST HOUSTON: BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES - December 4-6, 2020 at 14

Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston TX 77009

WOMEN ROCK, annual concert fundraiser at RUDYARDS! - February 2021

Exact Date TBA

TOOTH AND TAIL: full production - March 18-April 3, 2021, Deluxe Theater,

3303 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

Keep an eye on our website, www.mildredsumbrella.com for ticket sales

and developments. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or send an

email to info@mildredsumbrella.com.

STAGEWORKS THEATRE

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Stageworks Theatre is located at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas

77070. Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

You could make this on National Pie Day December 1st or National

Pumpkin Pie Day on December 25th!

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1 cup cold milk

2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, whisk together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of

milk and sugar until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping.

Spread into bottom of crust.

Pour 1 cup of milk into large bowl and thoroughly mix in pudding

mix, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. When thickened,

spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

Source: allrecipes.com

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

You could make this on National Ambrosia Day on December 12th!

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 1/2 cups shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

3 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts,

fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries,

nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45

minutes.

Source: allrecipes.com

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Katy ISD

www.katyisd.org

IMPORTANT DATES

December 18th: Early Dismissal and End of Semester

December 21st-31st: Winter Holiday

HOUSTON ASTROS ALEX BREGMAN CHARITY

DONATES IPADS TO KATY ISD

It was a day to remember for many Katy Independent School District

students, who had a visit from Houston Astros third baseman and

shortstop Alex Bregman and the school received brand new iPads,

courtesy of the Bregman Cares Charity. Four Katy ISD schools, including

Leonard, McRoberts, Griffin and Stephens elementary schools, welcomed

the baseball player to their campus for the donation, all while practicing

COVID-19 safety protocols.

“It feels great to see their smiles,” said Houston Astros Alex Bregman.

“Schools are doing a great job of keeping students safe and also helping

them learn. Katy ISD has done a great job in these tough times and is

helping the kids through their learning. It’s been great to be able to hand

out iPads today,” added Bregman.

The Bregman Cares mission is to provide awareness, support, time and

resources to children locally and throughout the country. For the past

few years, the organization has focused on donating technology devices

and educational resources for students.

KATY ISD PROVIDING FREE MEALS

TO ALL KATY AREA STUDENTS

Through an extended waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

(USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Katy ISD began

providing free meals to all Katy area students on Monday, September

21 st . Students can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through

December 31 st or pending available funds through the USDA and TDA.

“All students are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch meal per day per

federal guidance,” said Nutrition & Food Service Executive Director Donna

Pittenger. “Parents can however add funds to their student’s Pay N’ Go

meal account for a la carte purchases or in preparation for when the

USDA waiver ends,” added Pittenger.

For students participating in Katy ISD virtual instruction, as well as

children 18 and under not enrolled in Katy ISD, breakfast and lunch can

be picked up at designated school curbside distribution sites from 4 to

6 PM, Monday through Friday. Meals are packaged to be heated and

eaten at home and are to be picked up a day before the intended use.

Distribution sites include:

· Cinco Ranch High School, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77494

· Mayde Creek High School, 19202 Groeschke Road, Katy, TX 77084

· Morton Ranch High School, 21000 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77449

The TDA policy now requires parents picking up meals, without a

student, to present one of the following forms of documentation for

each child: an official letter, email, electronic school application, student

report card, student ID card, attendance records with student’s names

or a birth certificate. Once the waiver expires, Katy ISD will switch back

to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Free and reduced

meal applications must still be submitted for the 2020-2021 school year

to determine benefits after the waiver ends. Parents can visit schoolcafe.

com/KatyISD to apply online.

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