February 1, 2019
A Note from the Acting Head of School...
An easy fundraiser to help Crossroads year-round...

Do you shop online with Amazon? The vast majority of you reading this newsletter will say “yes.” Second question…did you know that Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon only your purchases can benefit Crossroads with no cost to you? You use the same log-in information and make your purchases the same as always. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Simply go to  smile.amazon.com . (You may also want to add a bookmark to  smile.amazon.com  to make it easier to consistently use the site. Shop as you would regularly shop. (Note: the link to Amazon Smile is always found at the bottom of our weekly newsletters too.)

On your first visit to AmazonSmile , you need to select a charitable organization (We recommend CROSSROADS SCHOOL!) to receive donations from eligible purchases. Once you have done this, your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make at  smile.amazon.com  will result in a donation. (Do a search for Crossroads School and be sure to select the one in Houston, TX) We will receive %.5 from all eligible purchases!

As of October 2018 - Crossroads has received $1,089.82
from Smile.Amazon!
Debi Mishael
Board Chair & Acting Head of School
(713) 977-1221 x101
Please send this information to friends and family too!
Welcome to the world Miss Julia!

We can't wait to meet Miss Julia in person. She is the daughter of our Elementary teacher, Ms. Suzanne.
She arrived exactly on her predicted due date and weighs a healthy 7.12 lbs

Julia's parents are fortunate to have Julia's grandparents visiting from Canada to share in the birth and to help with this exciting transition into parenthood.

Parent Round Table Meeting for HIGH SCHOOL
Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 PM

Parents of current High School students and parents of students going into High School should attend this meeting. We have important information to share with you and we would like to involve parents in the conversations we are having about the direction of the High School program going forward.
Crocodile Encounter Field Trip on February 13
Crossroads students will attend an all-day field trip on February 13. They will visit the Crocodile Encounter which currently maintains 14 species of crocodilians. Their primary species is the Nile crocodile from Africa of which they have the largest group in the nation. There will surely be a load of great pictures from this event so keep watching your newsletter!

The bus will leave promptly at 9:00 AM and will return to campus no later than 2:45 PM.
Students MUST wear their Crossroads Shirts and Bring a Sack Lunch.
Cooking Club
In this week’s Cooking Club, the kids made one of their favorite dishes - sushi! They learned several Japanese words, and practiced patience, precision, and manual dexterity while rolling and cutting their sushi rolls.

The kids got their hands sticky, spreading rice onto a sheet of nori (seaweed) that was laid on a bamboo sushi rolling mat. Everyone liked brushing a spicy mixture of wasabi and water onto the rice. The kids got creative, placing their choice of toppings onto the rice, including asparagus, carrot, cucumber, tomato, avocado, scallions, bell pepper, and even smoked salmon. Those feeling adventurous sprinkled on spicy togarashi (Japanese dried pepper), herbal shiso (dried Japanese basil), and funky furikake (dried seaweed & sesame seeds). After arranging all the toppings in a neat row, they tightly rolled the sushi with the mats, and then cut the rolls into neat slices. 
Community Events of Interest

Saturday, February, 2nd, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM,
Mikey's Place Annual Camp & Resource Fair,  
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, 77079. FREE family event

Crossroads will have a table at this resource fair- Come visit us! You can also find camp and other disability resource information while you are there.
The following information is offered by The Briarwood School .
To register for the afternoon seminar, click on this link AFTERNOON SEMINAR
To register for the evening seminar, click on this link: EVENING SEMINAR
Contributions can be mailed to the school address or donate online at: www.paypal.me/CrossroadsHouston
Crossroads School Events & Reminders

Wednesday, February 20 is an early dismissal day 12:30 PM
(This is a staff in-service training day.)
5822 Dolores St.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-1221