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Holiday Cookie Bar for SEM Staff ~
Galletas Navideñas para los maestros y personal de SEM!



Help us show SEM teachers and staff that we appreciate them with our second annual holiday cookie bar!  What a fun way to kick off Winter Break!
Please consider donating 1 dozen of your favorite cookies so our teachers can create their own holiday gift box of treats to take home.  We appreciate ALL donations
your best homemade recipe, to your favorite store-bought treats, even a modest donation.  
Please send a dozen cookies to room 211 by 10:00 am on the morning of Thursday, December 19th.  We will have
serving platters, so please pack the cookies in a disposable container.  
Thank you for your donations and support!  These events are successful because of the incredible generosity of our wonderful SEM families. Thank you!

Please see the Sign Up Genius for more info, thanks!!

¡Ya casi son las vacaciones de invierno, así que demostrémosles a nuestros maestros y al personal de SEM cuánto los apreciamos con un buffet de galletas! ¡Qué forma tan divertida de comenzar las vacaciones de invierno!
Por favor considere donar 1 docena de sus galletas favoritas para que nuestros maestros puedan crear su propia caja de obsequios navideños para llevar a casa. Agradecemos TODAS las donaciones ... su mejor receta casera, a sus golosinas compradas en la tienda favorita, incluso una donación modesta.
Envíe una docena de galletas a la habitación 211 a las 10:00 a.m. de la mañana del jueves 19 de diciembre. Tendremos platos para servir, así que empaque las galletas en un recipiente desechable.
 ¡Gracias por sus donaciones y apoyo! Estos eventos son exitosos debido a la increíble generosidad de nuestras maravillosas familias SEM. ¡Gracias!

Por favor, consulte el Registro Genius para más información, gracias!

Fecha: Jueves 12/19/2019

Hora:   8am-10am 

Lugar:  Cuarto 211 cerca de la oficina de SEM

Free Hot Cocoa Bar!
It’s a FREE hot cocoa party!  Let’s kick off winter break with a hot chocolate bar!

Join the PTSA on Thursday, December 19th at 12:45 pm in front of the SEM office to distribute cocoa.  Students will have a 
chance to stop by our table before grabbing lunch and catching the bus at 1:40 pm.
We hope you will join us as we treat our wonderful students to some festive fun and end the semester with a smile!

Please contact Elizabeth Branson @ if you are interested.   THANK YOU!

¡Es una fiesta gratuita de chocolate caliente!

¡Es una fiesta GRATUITA de chocolate caliente! ¡Comencemos las vacaciones de invierno con un taza de chocolate caliente para nuestros estudiantes! 

Únase a la PTSA el jueves 19 de diciembre a las 12:45 pm frente a la oficina de SEM para distribuir chocolate caliente. Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de pasar por nuestra mesa antes de almorzar y tomar el autobús a la 1:40 pm.
¡Esperamos que se una a nosotros mientras invitamos a nuestros maravillosos estudiantes a divertirse festivamente y terminar el semestre con una sonrisa!

Comuníquese con Elizabeth Branson a si está interesado. ¡GRACIAS!

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Fall 2019
ACP Exam Schedule
Monday, December 16th (Full School Day)
1st Period ACP                              9:00am – 11:00am
2nd Period Class (Adjusted “A” day lunch schedule)
                                                       11:05am – 1:20pm
5th Period ACP                             1:25pm – 3:25pm
4th Period Class                            3:30pm – 4:20pm
Lunch Schedule:
A-Lunch: 11:05am – 11:35am
B-Lunch: 11:40am – 12:10pm
C-Lunch: 12:15pm – 12:45pm
D-Lunch: 12:50pm – 1:20pm

Tuesday, December 17th (Early Release Day)
2nd Period ACP                             9:00am – 11:00am
6th Period ACP                             11:05am – 1:05pm

Lunches distributed                        1:10pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave                                   1:40pm
Wednesday, December 18th (Early Release Day)
3rd Period ACP                           9:00am – 11:00am
7th Period ACP                           11:05am – 1:05pm
Lunches distributed                      1:10pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave                                 1:40pm

Thursday, December 19th (Early Release Day)

4th Period ACP                             9:00am – 11:00am
8th Period ACP                             11:05am – 1:05pm
Lunches Distributed                       1:10pm – 1:35pm
Buses Leave                                  1:40pm
We celebrated our Senior class with a fabulous breakfast buffet!

Thank you to all the parents who contributed and volunteered at our fun-filled Holiday Event!

Summer Pre-College Programs at Carnegie Mellon

For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through the Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience this world-class education.

Mirroring the undergraduate experience, our Pre-College program gives students the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Students will also participate in a robust outside of the classroom experience.

summer Pre-College program options include the following:
  • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
  • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
  • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
  • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - ArchitectureArtDesignDrama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
  • Writing & Culture is our new program this year. Guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.

Students may apply for the program here. Feel free to share this email with any student you think might be interested in applying!
2020 College Prep Day!

Click here for more details!

Easy Fundraising with AmazonSmile!
It's the Holiday Season and you can support SEM while you shop for gifts!

Please consider linking to Amazon Smile during your holiday shopping.  This “fuss-free” fundraising has generated almost $70 since July and these funds go directly into student and teacher programs sponsored by the SEM PTSA.  

Amazon Smile is an easy way to raise money for SEM while you are already making purchases! The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases. Millions of products qualify for donations! You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Please note that recurring or subscription renewals are excluded from donations. 

Remember, only purchases made through (NOT nor the mobile app) generate AmazonSmile Donations. Make sure you see the “Supporting: PTA Texas Congress 2570 Science & Engineering PTSA” below the search bar! Thank you for your continued participation and support!


16-19 - ACPs (See schedule above)
19 - Teacher/Staff Cookie Bar & Student Hot Chocolate Bar
19 - Last Day of School


  7 - First Day Back to School
  8 - PTSA Board Meeting 6:30 pm Rm 211
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