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February 10, 2023

Dates to Remember

2/13 - 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/14 - Valentine's Day
2/16 - PTO Parents Night Out 6pm (details below)

2/17 - Staff Development - No School for Students
2/20 - Holiday - No School
2/23 - 4th Grade Fine Arts Night & Open House

2/24 - Go Texan Day, Students may wear "Western Wear" to school that day

3/2 - Kindergarten Field Trip
3/2 - Read Across America Day
3/2 - Texas Independance Day
3/3 - 4th Grade Class Picture 8:30am
3/4 - Beautify Bush Volunteer Workday 9am - 11am
3/4 - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

3/6 - 10 - Spring Book Fair in the Library

3/9 - Kindergarten Rodeo
3/9 - Sci-Tech Night 5:30pm

3/13 - 17 - Spring Break - No School
3/24 - 1st Grade Field Trip

3/30 - 1st Grade Open House 6:00pm
3/30 - 1st Grade Program 7:00pm
3/31 - Spring Picture Day

4/6 - Kindergarten & 1st grade Egg Hunt

4/7 - No School
4/10- No School
4/12 - Mitchell Fine Arts Orientation for 4th grade students
4/21 - Bush Bonanza
4/22 - Earth Day

CISD School Calendar

Here is a link to the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar.
Here is the link to the 2023-2024 School Calendar.

A Message from Conroe ISD Transportation Department - SmartTag Bus Identification

The District is excited to announce a new addition to student safety with the implementation of the SMART tag™ I.D. system. Students in your child’s school will begin using this system on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with the initial use to scan bus riders boarding or exiting a bus. SMART tag™ uses safe passive technology which enables your child’s I.D. card to be programmed with a unique student number. This number can only be read by the SMART tag™ tablet installed on each CISD school bus and the I.D. number is the only digital information in the card. The goal is to have the SMART tag™ system fully implemented throughout the District by May 2023.

Upon full implementation, parents/guardians will have the ability to sign up to receive text notifications of when their child’s bus will arrive for pick up in the morning and drop off in the afternoon. When a student boards or exits the bus, the student will touch their SMART tag™ I.D. card on the SMART tag™ tablet (RFID reader) at the top of the stairs. This will allow the bus driver to determine if the student is on the right bus, as well as confirm that the student is getting off at the correct bus stop. The GPS capability is in the SMART tag™ tablet on the bus not the SMART tag™ I.D. card. All students will receive SMART tag™ I.D. cards and a lanyard in the coming days. The success of the program in large part depends on students having their SMART tag™ I.D. card with them when they get on and off the bus. We ask for your help in this regard.

The District is excited about offering its families this new service to increase safety, and we ask for your patience as we implement this new program. In the near future, your child’s SMART tag™ I.D. will also be used for cafeteria purchases and library book check-out. For more information on the program including how the passive technology works, please visit the District’s SMART tag™ website. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Conroe ISD Transportation Department’s The Woodlands Center at 832-592-8800 or visit our transportation website.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be taken on Friday, March 31st. Questions can be directed to Photo Texas. The Photo Texas web site is http://phototexasphotography.com. The company can also be reached by phone at 512-617-7780 or 800-883-6463. You can also email ashton@phototexasphotography.com with any questions you have.

Notes from the School Nurse

Bush Clinic Phone # (936) 709-1609

COVID-19 Information:

If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test result, please go to the parent self-report link below to enter the student ID number. Entering the date of onset of symptoms will give you the return to school date, which is a 5-day isolation period.

This will enter your student into the COVID Absence App for the excused absence during the 5 day isolation period.

Students who are directly exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine. Masks are not required upon return to school after the 5-day isolation.

This website offers a brief illustration of coverage offered through the Texas Kids First K-12 Student Accident Insurance Program https://www.texaskidsfirst.com/

After school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their students while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.

Thank you for all the generous donations!

Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN


Cheryl Edwards, Clinic Assistant


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Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 13th - 17th
Kindness is Blooming at Bush

Our “Kindness Tree” will soon be blooming at Bush. Stop by the library window to see the many kind acts that students are noticing at our school.

Interfaith Food Drive

In addition to spreading kindness in our school, we will be spreading kindness in our community by partnering with Interfaith for a food drive. Please see the flier below for needed items. Students may drop off items in the collection bins in the front lobby.

Classroom Counseling Lessons

In our most recent round of counseling lessons, we focused on our Why Try Resilience curriculum and reviewing Kelso’s conflict management curriculum.

In Kindergarten we had our diversity lesson. We discovered how we all have a “uniqueness” and when we bring the uniqueness together we can create a masterpiece. We read the story “The Crayon Box that Talked” and created our own unique puzzle piece. We then put our unique puzzle pieces together to create a puzzle masterpiece.

In First grade we went through all 9 of Kelso’s Conflict Resolution choices. These are choices students can use to solve “small problems” on their own. They are: go to another game, talk it out, share and take turns, ignore it, walk away, tell them to stop, apologize, make a deal, and wait and cool off.

Second graders were introduced to the Reality Ride roller coaster. The Reality Ride is a symbol for real life. There are two tracks on the reality ride roller coaster: the “easy/fast track” and the “harder but worth it track”. The easy/fast track often leads to consequences while the harder but worth it track leads to goals, opportunities, freedom and self-respect. Students learned it’s helpful to Stop,Think and Choose before making a decision.

In third grade we talked about reaching our goals and overcoming our challenges by using Time, Desire & Effort. There are no shortcuts in life and we must use these three things to achieve success.

Fourth graders learned that what we see on the outside may not be what’s on the inside. Negative labels can be hurtful, while positive labels can help you achieve your goals and dreams. The label you wear depends on you. Believing in our positive traits and strengths and demonstrating those qualities through our behavior will show people the “real you”.

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Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

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Parent Access Center Account


Conroe ISD Website


Conroe ISD Volunteer Online Application


Online Lunch Payments


Conroe ISD Transportation: 832-592-8800


Child Nutrition


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Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!

Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.

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