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ALL EMERGENCIES 911

Harris County Sheriff 713-221-6000

Dept. of Public Safety 713-681-1761

KISD Police Department 281-237-4000

Ft. Bend County Sheriff 281-342-6116

HCESD 48 Fire Dept. 281-599-8888

Domestic Abuse - emergency 281-391-4357

Domestic Abuse - non-emergency 281-391-4504

COMMUNITY

Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055

VFW 281-391-4872

Harris County Court House 713-859-0685

Katy Chamber of Commerce 281-391-5289

Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300

Harris County Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Si Enviro - www.sienv.com 832-490-1600

Health Dept. Backyard Cleanup 713-439-6270

SCHOOLS

www.katyisd.org

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

KISD Transportation. 281-396-7560

Exley Elementary 281-237-8400

Hayes Elementary 281-237-3200

McMeans Junior High 281-237-8000

Taylor High School 281-237-3100

LIBRARIES HARRIS CO.

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Katy 281-391-3509

Libraries Ft. Bend Co.

Cinco Ranch Branch 281-395-1311

George Memorial Branch 281-342-4455

Mamie George Branch 281-491-8086

UTILITIES/POST OFFICE

Centerpoint Energy Gas 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Fort Bend Telephone 281-391-2222

AT & T Repair 1-800-246-8464

AT & T New Service 1-800-288-2020

WCA 281-368-8397

Comcast Communications 713-341-1000

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Baker Road Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Katy - Park Row Post Office 1-800-275-8777

Poison Control 1/800/764-7661

Harris County Animal Control 281-652-1970

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Kingsland Diagnostic Center 713-932-3000

Memorial Hospital 713-932-3000

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WALKS/RUNs

KATY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

ANNOUNCES REASON2RACE

Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

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

Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds

for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60

teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over

$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

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

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

Katy ISD

www.katyisd.org

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 1st: Holiday

January 4th: Professional Learning Day - No Students

January 5th: First Day of Spring Semester

January 6th: Family Night (No Homework Assigned)

January 18th: Holiday

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL UPDATES

CONTINUED CAMPUS PHASE 1 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Katy ISD Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols remain in effect to ensure the

continued mitigation and deterrence of the potential spread of COVID-19. The

District anticipates releasing Phase 2 protocols when state, local and the Texas

Education Agency (TEA) provide updated guidance allowing for de-escalation of

virus mitigation protocols. Katy ISD will provide updates as additional information

becomes available. Please check the Katy ISD “Smart Restart” webpage to review

current Campus Phase 1 Safety Protocols.

DONATUTORS

Donatutors is a nonprofit tutoring organization that donates 100% of

our proceeds to charity. All of our tutors are straight-A students at Seven

Lakes High school and we offer a multitude of courses like creative

writing, computer science, biology, public speaking, ICTW writing and

many different math courses too. We charge $20 per class, but the first

one is free! For more information, check out donatutors.com or email

us at donatutors@gmail.com. What’s even cooler is that this summer

Donatutors was able to raise $1,283 which we used 70% to give to a

Houston based charity called NAMI and 30% to buy a bunch of masks

and canned food for donation. Please check us out!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL

SURPRISE YOUR FRIENDS

AND FAMILY WITH SOME FLAMINGO FUN!

Taylor High School Project Graduation would LOVE to help YOU surprise

that special someone on their memorable occasion!! Our flamboyance

of flamingoes is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, wedding and baby

showers, graduation parties and just about any other event you can think

of! For only $40 you will get 20 flamingoes and a “Happy Birthday” sign on

request. AND….. for only $10 more, you can get another 20 flamingoes!!

Not only that, but your purchase goes to a GREAT cause - giving our

seniors a fun, safe environment to celebrate their graduation!

To get your flock of flamingoes, contact Christina Och at Thsflamingos@

gmail.com, 713-344-3242 or visit us at THSprojectgrad.com. Get a leg up

and schedule yours today!

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL’S

ANNUAL MADRIGAL DINNER

The 37 th Annual Madrigal Dinner is a cherished tradition at James Taylor

High School. Enter the castle, cross the drawbridge and join the student

beggars and wenches for a four-course, catered dinner featured in our

castle banquet hall. Music, food and laughter are interwoven within

Renaissance period skit.

Save the Date: February 12 th and 13 th (evening shows only). Tickets will

go on sale the second week of January at www.taylorchoir.org.

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NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH

The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health and

resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January with National

Blood Donor Month. Below are key messages that can be relayed to

donors while scheduling appointments.

• Extreme winter weather in some parts of the country and seasonal

illnesses often make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a

sufficient blood supply at this time of year. Healthy individuals are urged

to give now.

• The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day

for patients in need.

• Do you know someone who has never donated before? Please encourage

them to make an appointment with you. Without more donors, patients

will not have the blood they need.

• Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency

personnel reach for in trauma situations when there isn’t time to

determine a patient’s blood type.

• Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be transfused

to Rh-positive patients of any blood type.

• Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or

negative patients.

• Save time by using RapidPass® to complete your pre-donation reading

and health history online before you come to your appointment. Get

started at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or by using the Blood Donor

App.

• For detailed donor eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-

800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org.

MARTIN LUTHER

KING, JR.

Martin Luther King, Jr., an American

clergyman and Nobel Prize winner

was one of the principal leaders of the

American civil rights movement and

a prominent advocate of nonviolent

protest. King’s challenges to segregation

and racial discrimination in the 1950s

and 1960s helped convince many white

Americans to support the cause of civil

rights in the United States. After his

assassination in 1968, King became a

symbol of protest in the struggle for racial

justice. In 1957, King helped found the

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed

to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became the

organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual influence.

He was responsible for much of the organization’s fundraising, which

he frequently conducted in conjunction with preaching engagements

in Northern churches. SCLC sought to complement the NAACP’s legal

efforts to dismantle segregation through the courts, with King and other

SCLC leaders encouraging the use of nonviolent direct action to protest

discrimination. These activities included marches, demonstrations and

boycotts.

“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963

March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for jobs

and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote address

to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters. His “I Have

a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights movement in

oratory as moving as any in American history. After his death, King came

to represent black courage and achievement, high moral leadership

and the ability of Americans to address and overcome racial divisions.

Perhaps the most important memorial is the national holiday in King’s

honor, designated by the Congress of the United States in 1983 and

observed on the third Monday in January, a day that falls on or near

King’s birthday of January 15 th .

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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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 remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

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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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch

baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti

and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a

large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared

baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining

1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until

cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand

5 minutes before cutting.

Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat

the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’

sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.

Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into

chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of

pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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Gardening Tips For January

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water

than from lack of food.

• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

damage to crown.

• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as

flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature

will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,

keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new

beds for roses.

• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

remove when weather warms.

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