Cypress South April 2021

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SECURITY

Cypress South Important Numbers

CCL - Harris County Constables 281-463-6666

Harris County Sherriff’s Department

Non-Emergency 713-221-6000

SCHOOLS

Pope Elementary School 281-373-2340

Wells Elementary School 832-349-7400

Warner Elementary School 281-213-1650

Smith Middle School 281-213-1010

Bridgeland High School 832-349-7600

Cy-Ranch High School 281-373-2300

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CCL - Best Trash 281-313-2378

Waste Management 713-686-6666

ST Environmental 281-398-8211

Republic Waste 281-446-2030

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Lakeland Village - MUD #419 (Inframark) 281-579-4500

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HELPFUL NUMBERS

Fire/Ambulance 911

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972

Mosquito Control 713-796-6900

Children’s Protective Svs 713-394-4000

Harris Co. Public Health & Envir 713-439-6000

U. S. Post Office 800-275-8777

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En-Touch Systems 281-225-1000

Reliant Energy (Repair) 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy 713-659-2111

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To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

Street Repair 281-463-6300

METRO 713-635-4000

Cy-Fair Sports Association 281-970-8080

Langham Creek YMCA 281-859-6143

Northwest Library 281-890-2665

Boy Scouts of America 713-756-3383

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10 TIPS FOR A CLEANER REFRIGERATOR

1. Create a homemade all-purpose cleaner by combining the following

in a gallon of hot water: 1 cup clear ammonia, ½-cup vinegar and ¼-cup

baking soda. Pour into a spray bottle or use from a bowl with a sponge.

This no-rinse formula is a degreaser that prevents mold and mildew.

Wipe down the entire refrigerator with this solution, including the

drawers and shelves.

2. To prevent grease and odor buildup on top of the refrigerator after

you’ve cleaned it, just buff some paste wax into the surface.

3. Use toothpaste to remove tough stains. It contains a gentle abrasive

and has a pleasant odor.

4. To get those dust bunnies out from under the refrigerator, remove the

grill and run a yardstick covered with a pair of pantyhose underneath.

Also check the pan of water under the unit, since it can hold unpleasantsmelling

water.

5. To combat household odors, fill a clean old sock with activated charcoal

from an aquarium store, tie a knot in the top and place it in the back of

the refrigerator. This will last a month or two, depending on the size of

your refrigerator and how heavily you use it.

6. For a faster fix for odors, sprinkle vanilla extract on some cotton balls,

place in a shallow dish and put in the refrigerator. Orange extract also

works.

7. Eliminate lingering odors in your vegetable bins by putting a crumpled

piece of a brown paper grocery bag inside and leaving it for 48 hours. The

paper will absorb the odor.

8. Check for adequate tightness of the insulating seam around the door

by placing a lighted flashlight inside the refrigerator and closing the door.

Turn off the lights in the room (this should be done at night) and see if

any light escapes from the seams. This will help you pinpoint any leaks.

9. If you don’t keep your refrigerator full, fill a large bottle (at least a gallon)

with water and leave it in the refrigerator. It helps keep the refrigerator

cool and running efficiently.

10. Keep your refrigerator at 37 degrees.

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

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

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

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 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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Sudden Changes To Their Environment. A sudden change in the

surrounding environment may affect a person with autism. The could be

a loud noise, a change in intensity of lighting or even a change in smell.

Speech. Speech can be affected in people with autism. ‘Echolalia’ is a

typical speech symptom in which the person repeats words and phrases

that they hear. The speech tone of an autistic person may be monotonous.

Where symptoms are more extreme, the person may not speak.

The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism

Society in April 1970. The aim of this month is educate the public about

autism. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental

disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates

and interacts with other people. Autism can be be present from birth or

form during early childhood (typically within the first three years). Autism

is a lifelong developmental disability with no single known cause. People

with autism are classed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

and the terms autism and ASD are often used interchangeably. A wide

spectrum disorder, people will autism have set of symptoms unique to

themselves, no two people are the same.

Increasing Awareness About The Common Characteristics Of Autism

Whilst no two people with autism will have the same set of symptoms,

there are common characteristics found in those with this complex

disability. Briefly, these characteristics include: Social Skills. People with

autism have problems interacting with others; autistic children do not

have adequate playing and talking skills. Mild symptoms on one end of

the spectrum may be displayed through clumsy behavior, being out of

sync with those around them and inappropriate or offensive comments

being made. At the other end of the spectrum an autistic person may not

be interested in others.

Empathy. Empathy is the ability to recognize and understand the feelings

of another person. People with autism find it harder to show empathy to

others although they can be taught to acknowledge the others feelings.

Physical Contact. In some cases, autistic people do not like physical

contact such as hugs, tickling or physical play with others.

Changes To Behavior and Routine. People with autism often display

repetitive behavior in which they repeat the same action many times

over. For example, a person with autism may repeatedly pace around a

room in a certain direction. Any change to their behavior or routine can

be unsettling for them. This could be a reordering of daily activities such

as when a person brushes their teeth, takes a shower and has breakfast

when they get up in the morning. Other characteristics of autism include

an unpredictable learning rate, obsessions and physical tics.

Autism Is Widespread, Awareness About This Condition Is Not

In the United States, autism affects 1 in every 110 children. National

Autism Awareness Month aims to make the public more aware about this

widespread disability and the issues which arise in the autism community.

As about 1 in 150 people in America have autism, the chances are that

you know someone with this disability. A better informed public will be

more empathetic and supportive towards people with autism.

This month is backed by the Autism Society of America ,which undertake

a number of activities to raise awareness about autism. The Autism

Society has local chapters throughout the United States, which hold

special events throughout April. The ‘Puzzle Ribbon’ is the symbol for

Autism Awareness and is promoted by the Autism Society as means of

supporting awareness for autism. The Puzzle Ribbon may take the form of

a pin attached to clothing, a fridge magnet or a sticker and are available

to purchase from the Autism Society website.

The Autism Society of America also run a year long campaign through

their 1 Power 4 Autism initiative, in which people are encouraged to hold

events to raise awareness and support for those affected by autism. For

more information on National Autism Awareness Month visit the Austism

Society’s Awareness Page.

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Caramel Popcorn with

Marshmallow

You could make this on National Caramel Popcorn Day April 6th!

INGREDIENTS:

23 large marshmallows

2 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®)

1 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 (3.5 ounce) packages microwave popcorn, popped

DIRECTIONS:

Cook and stir the marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter

and vanilla extract together in a pot over medium-low heat until the

marshmallows are completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

Put the popcorn in a large bowl; pour the marshmallow mixture over the

popcorn and gently stir with a big spoon to coat.

http://allrecipes.com

Oatmeal Raisin Toffee Cookies

You could make this on National Oatmeal Cookie Day April 30th!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup raisins

1 cup crushed toffee candy

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in

the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and

cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Blend in the oatmeal, raisins and toffee

bits. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10

minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes

before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

http://allrecipes.com

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April Gardening Tips

Mulch - If possible, buy Bagged Mulch. Bagging helps eliminate a great

many pests that die from various causes while in the bag. When you buy

‘loose’ mulch that is trucked to your home, you are also buying ants,

roaches, termites, etc…” Spend a little more on bagged material and save

lots of future pest problems. Keep your mulch at least 4” - 6” below the top

of your homes exposed foundation edge/side. This will aid in minimizing

pests in your home and allow for quick and accurate termite inspections.

Shrubs, Flowers and ground covers - Trim all shrubs/plants at least 12” -

18” back from your home. Do your best to create a plant free zone that is

18” - 24” wide around your home. The exception is your lawn - it can grow

up next to the slab as long as you keep it 4” - 6” below the top of the slab.

The most conducive to termite infestation are groundcover plantings,

growing high against your homes exterior or (especially) ivy that grows

on your walls.

Trees - Spray your trees at least twice annually. The spring spray

eliminates overwintering pests and fungi while preparing trees to resist

the pest onslaught of summer with residual pesticides. The fall spray also

kills pests from the summer, prevents most fungi from occurring over the

winter and puts your valuable asset off to a healthy winter’s dormancy.

Lawn - Spring is the perfect time to do a fungicide treatment to stop

brown patch in its tracks along with other fungi. If your lawn is thin and

weak in some areas, here are some important fundamentals: a) lawn

aeration” b) fertilization” c) weed control.

Most important is proper watering:

• Water once per week (unless you get a 1/2” rain or more - then do not

water.)

• Water heavily (1” - 2”) for total lawn coverage.

• In severe drought, water every 5th day.

• Water from 5 AM to 7 AM in the morning - NOT AT NIGHT.

• A heavy deep weekly watering makes the turf grow deeper, stronger

and more drought resistant roots.

• Less watering also saves you money!!

WHEN IS EARTH DAY?

This observance always falls on April 22 nd . On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic

of fresh air, contact with the soil and companionship with nature! Walk

through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss.

Go outside, no matter what the weather!

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an

interest in gathering national support for environmental issues. In 1970,

San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord

Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration.

McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose

April 22 nd . Millions of people participated and today Earth Day continues

to be widely celebrated with events on both dates.

The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth

Day. Other Earth Day activities and ideas are: Plant wildflowers, Go

native! Plants thrive when they’re natural to your area, bring nature into

the garden with plants that attract butterflies, try an organic vegetable

garden and conserve water.

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You might think master gardeners spend countless hours making our

gardens the envy of all that behold them and, to be honest, some master

gardeners do. However, one of the great things about being a master

gardener is learning tricks that make us more successful in our gardens

with less work. Who wouldn’t like that? Let me tell you about one of my

favorite tricks.

One of the best things you can do to ensure garden success is to choose

the right plant for the right place. Sounds easy but there are so many

amazing plants to choose! The solution to this problem is a wonderful

Texas A&M AgriLife program called Texas Superstars®. These plants have

been tested by university horticulturists and master gardens and proven

to be winners throughout a variety of locations in Texas. What do I mean

by “winner?” Hardier, more pest and disease resistant, more flowers,

bigger flowers, more fruit, tastier fruit and a “wow” factor is what I mean.

In other words, these plants are more likely to thrive in your garden and

dazzle you at the same time. Also, to be designated a Texas Superstar, a

plant must be easy to propagate so the plants can be mass-produced for

consumers at reasonable prices.

Since the program’s inception more than 20 years ago, many types of

plants have been recognized as Texas Superstars®, including annuals,

perennials, trees, roses, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, vines and more.

The criteria for choosing a Texas Superstar® are simple: beauty; special

characteristics such as larger blooms, more fruit or attractiveness to

fauna; outstanding Texas performance; pest and disease resistance; easily

mass-producible for reasonable pricing and, attractive in the container

for ready sales.

An example of a Texas Superstar® is Duranta, also known as Golden

Dew Drop. This deciduous shrub has masses of blue or purple flowers

from spring through fall and golden berries in late fall. It attracts bees,

butterflies, hummingbirds and other birds. If you are still not sold, it’s

drought resistant, too!

Another example of a Texas Superstar® is the Dwarf Cherry Surprise

Tomato, which produces a bounty of cherry tomatoes that are considered

four times as sweet as other cherry tomatoes. It’s resistant to most

common tomato diseases and is highly recommended for home and

school gardens.

New Texas Superstars® are added from time to time as they are tested and

approved, the newest being an evergreen vine called the Yellow Butterfly

Vine. It has delicate yellow flowers but its name comes from the salmoncolored

seed pods that resemble butterflies. It is drought-tolerant and

thrives in hot sunny locations.

The value of choosing Texas Superstars is more than just their beauty or

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Bottom Row: Sara Bothe, Shelby Westfall, Anya Mohammed, Julia Weissinger and Madeline Nichols. Second Row: Lindsey Campbell, Madeline van Staveren,

Alyssa Linton, Julia Theriot, Bella Griffin, Sarah Costigan and Lauren Knight. Third Row: Gillian Scott, Rachel Martin, Ainsley Engelking, Kadien Janson, Emma

Herold and Tatum Wilson. Top Row: Kailey Hatter, Madison Smith, Kara Lucas, Natalie Mason and Meghan Lee.

NCL CYPRESS GEMS

23 young women in the senior class of the Cypress Gems Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. were recognized for their outstanding philanthropic

service. At a formal event held at the Norris Conference Center on February 21, 2021, the Cypress Gems graduating class of 2021 were presented by

their families and honored for their contributions to their chapter and their community.

National Charity League is a mother-daughter service organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through community

service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Alongside their mothers, the 2021 class performed over 4,715.75 hours of community

service. Their work has benefitted multiple non-profit organizations such as Avanti Senior Living, Boys and Girls Country, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation,

Cy-Hope, Cypress Lucky Mutts, Giving Gown, Habitat for Humanity, Houston Food Bank, Memorial Hermann Cypress, Mercer Botanic Gardens, Reach

Unlimited, Santa Maria Hostel, Teen Life Center and Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition. The Cypress Gems chapter formed in 2014 and is comprised

of girls attending Cypress Fairbanks, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Woods and Bridgeland High Schools.

Ashlee Ivy, Cypress Gems Chapter President stated, “It has been a joy to watch the senior class fully embrace the core values of NCL. They are an

impressive group of young ladies who lead by example. Our community has benefited greatly from their leadership and volunteer efforts. We wish

them much success in the future.”

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Cy-Fair ISD

www.cfisd.org

IMPORTANT DATES

April 2nd - Student/Staff Holiday

SCHOOL CALENDAR

To download the 2020-2021 school calendar, visit

the CFISD website at www.cfisd.net/en/calendar.

CFISD STUDENTS’ WORK SELECTED TO HOUSTON

RODEO SCHOOL ART AUCTION

Three student artists had their artwork selected to advance to the

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) School Art auction.

Cypress Woods High School freshman Magdalena Baughman (Bridger

& Poco), Jersey Village High School junior Amy Muery (Laying Hen) and

Hamilton Middle School eighth grade student Ravine Cohen (Sunkissed

Stallions) each had their work chosen to advance.

“Having student artwork chosen as the top entry for the Houston

Livestock Show and Rodeo is already a huge achievement, but to have

it selected for auction is an added bonus and rare opportunity,” said

Lee Carrier, CFISD coordinator of visual arts. “I am proud of our CFISD

art students for receiving this honor. I would like to thank the HLSR

School Art Committee for continuing to support CFISD’s K-12 th grade art

students. I would also like to thank art teachers of the auction students

for providing this contest opportunity at their campuses.”

Since 1965, the HLSR has recorded more than 9.4 million entries to

its School Art Program. HLSR provides students the opportunity to

earn scholarships, visit workshops and a chance to have their artwork

displayed at the Hayloft Gallery during the Rodeo itself.

To learn more about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s School

Art Program, visit their website: www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-

Support/School-Art-Program#ArtGallery.

MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTION TEAM EARNS

SCHOOL SAFETY AWARD

The CFISD Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT) will be honored by

the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) and receive the Positive School

Climate and Prevention Programs Award of the center’s School Safety

Spotlight Program. The MHIT will be featured in the center’s upcoming

quarterly newsletter as well as the TxSSC social media platforms.

The School Safety Spotlight Program is designed to recognize and

promote schools, districts and individuals that foster education and

learning through safe and secure campuses. Categories include

Collaborative Community Partnerships, Staff Development and Training,

Positive School Climate and Prevention Programs, Student-Led Groups

or Programs and Outstanding Individual Service. Submissions and

nominations are reviewed based on knowledge, creativity and originality,

engagement, impact and evidence-based practices.

The TxSSC recognizes the top-scoring submissions from each category.

CFISD’s Mental Health Intervention Team promotes and supports the

mental health and well-being of students, families, staff and community

members through prevention, intervention and safety. Established during

the 2018-2019 school years by the Board of Trustees and Superintendent

Dr. Mark Henry, the MHIT is a collaborative and partnership among three

departments-Guidance and Counseling, Psychological Services and

the CFISD Police Department. The team is comprised of four licensed

professional counselors, two licensed psychologists and two mental

health police officers.

All nominations submitted through the third (Nov. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31,

2021) and fourth quarters (Feb. 1-April 30, 2021) will be considered for

recognition at the TxSSC School Safety Conference, to be held June 27-

July 1, 2021 in San Marcos.

STUDENTS EARN REGIONAL

2021 SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS

More than 250 CFISD students were among the numerous regional

winners from Harris County school districts in the 2021 Scholastic Art &

Writing Awards, hosted by the Harris County Department of Education

(HCDE).

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provide student artists and writers

from grades 7-12 the opportunity to showcase their work for a national

audience and foster their careers. Students were recognized with Gold

Key, Silver Key and honorable mention awards. Of the total awards won

in Harris County, CFISD students won more than 300 awards. Art and

writing professionals, both local and national, volunteered to judge the

competition.

CFISD artists received 51 Gold Key awards and their work advanced to

the national competition. In addition, students were awarded 96 Silver

Key awards and 159 honorable mentions.

The complete list of Gold Key, Silver Key and honorable mention winners

can be found on our website: www.cfisd.net/en/news-media/district/

students-earn-regional-2021-scholastic-art-writing-awards.

CLASS OF 2021 GRADUATION DATES ANNOUNCED

CFISD has announced graduation dates for the 2020-2021 school year.

All graduation ceremonies will be held at the Berry Center (8877 Barker

Cypress Road). The graduation schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Cy-Fair - 8 PM

Friday, May 28, 2021

Cypress Creek - 8 PM

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Cypress Falls - 8 AM

Cypress Lakes - 8 PM

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Cypress Ranch - 8 PM

Monday, May 31, 2021

Cypress Ridge - 8 AM

Cypress Springs - 8 PM

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Cypress Woods - 8 PM

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jersey Village - 8 PM

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cypress Park - 8 PM

Friday, June 4, 2021

Bridgeland - 8 AM

Langham Creek - 8 PM

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PUTTING FOR A PURPOSE

1ST ANNUAL CHARITY

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Benefitting Amanda's Army

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Enjoy a great day of golf for a great cause!

All golfers have access to facility, 50/50 raffle, silent auction,

and more!

WHEN:

Monday, April 26

Registration: 12 pm

Shotgun Start: 1 pm

Reception: 6 pm

ENTRY FEE:

Individual - $125

Includes green fees, golf cart,

lunch & awards dinner

Foursome - $500

Includes green fees, golf cart,

lunch & awards dinner

WHERE:

Sterling Country Club

16500 Houston National Blvd.

Houston, TX 77095

All 2021 tournament proceeds will be

donated to the Jill Smith Team Foundation

benefitting Amanda's Army. Donations in

kind and cash will also be accepted.

In the event of rain, the tournament will not

be rescheduled, but we are grateful for your

donation to the foundation which benefits

Amanda's Army.

About Amanda's Army - The Jill Smith Team is raising money for our teammate and fellow

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GOLF TOURNAMENT

1ST ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

BENEFITING AMANDA’S ARMY

ENJOY A GREAT DAY OF GOLFING FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

WHEN: MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021 AT 1 PM

WHERE: STERLING COUNTRY CLUB

About Amanda’s Army: The Jill Smith Team is raising money for our

teammate and fellow Realtor®, Amanda Lefebvre who was recently

diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. As a successful self employed real

estate agent, Amanda will not be able to maintain her earnings while going

through her treatments. Before becoming a Realtor®, she proudly served in

the United States Army for 7 years. Amanda was the first female Corporal

Jumpmaster in the 82 nd Airborne with over 50 jumps. She is a University of

Houston Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Amanda

is very active in the Stone Gate community and is the current Tournament

Director for the Ladies Golf Association at Sterling Country Club. Please

help us in our efforts to raise money. Thank you for your donation.

Entry Fee Individual - $125 Includes green fees, golf cart, lunch

& awards dinner

Foursome - $500 Includes green fees, golf cart, lunch

& awards dinner

All 2021 tournament proceeds will be donated to the Jill Smith Team

Foundation benefitting Amanda’s Army. Donations in kind and cash will

also be accepted. Register: www.jillsmithteam.com/events/2021/2/10/

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SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Contact Todd Smith 281-253-

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FUN RUN

SUPERINTENDENT’S FUN RUN

VIRTUAL EVENT - RUN TOGETHER FROM WHEREVER

Although the start and finish lines of this year’s Superintendent’s Fun Run

won’t be in the Berry Center parking lot, we can still run together from

wherever.

We look forward to seeing you in fun run t-shirts running or walking

wherever! Virtual participants will receive photo trims to highlight run

photos on social media with #CFISDfunrun on May 1, 2021.

VIRTUAL EVENT INFORMATION

The eighth annual CFISD Superintendent’s Fun Run is set for May 1, 2021.

Online registration began March 15 th . Visit the Fun Run webpage: www.

cfisd.net/en/fun-run.

THEATER/FINE ARTS

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Box Office: 713-526-2721

Hours: 10 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday

We have done everything we can to try and reopen our doors, including

becoming the first theater in the country to install hospital grade UV

lights in our air filtration system. We even offered a safe and distanced

indoor concert as well as an indoor offering from our educational touring

unit this past fall. And when those projects proved financially challenging

and COVID numbers spiked again, we created “Light Up the Lot” and

moved all our programming outdoors.

We’ve never given up. We never will give up. But due to circumstances

beyond our control, we find ourselves needing to pivot once more.

Which brings us to the announcement of our virtual season. Go to www.

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MESSIAH: A LUTHERAN FAITH COMMUNITY

CAMP HOPE

Encounter the Unexpected with Jesus

Dates:

• Week 1: July 5-9, 2021

• Week 2: July 12-16, 2021

• Week 3: July 19-23, 2021

9:30 AM-3:30 PM

SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Hope is our three week, day camp for children ages 5 years-old through

6 th grade. It is an adult-mentored, student-led ministry. Each day children will

hear a new bible story, learn what it means to their life by eating a snack, playing

a game and experiencing the story through the arts, STEM and worship.

Camp Hope is a day camp that is passionate about growing leaders. This is one

of the reasons that Camp Hope is one of the BEST ways to develop youth leaders.

It’s a vital part of what Camp Hope is all about!

Parents are invited to register their children online at www.messiahlc.org/camphope.

For more information, call 281-890-3013.

A.D. PLAYERS ACADEMY

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OPEN FOR SUMMER CAMPS!

Join A.D. Players Academy as we “Cruise the Sea” this summer

and are joined by many literary friends to support our

development as actors: Nemo, Swimmy, Peter Pan, Moana,

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characters! We have half day or full day camp options, each

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Click the links below for details on dates and offerings for ages

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Messiah Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

in America (ELCA). Messiah is located at 11522 Telge Road, ½ mile north of

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