DAVID NEWS

October 22, 2020

DAVID ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

5301 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, TX 77381

281-298-4700

281-298-4703 (fax)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 22

  • Papa John's @ Alden Bridge Spirit Night for David Elementary (call or order online) - Last Day
Oct. 23
  • Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook at a Reduced Price
Oct. 26 - 30
  • Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 26
  • Wear Red - Proud to be Drug Free!
Oct. 27
  • Wear Boots - Give Drugs the Boot!
Oct. 28
  • Wear Crazy Socks - Sock it to Drugs!
Oct. 29
  • Wear a Cap or Hat - Put a Cap on Drugs!
Oct. 30
  • Dress as a favorite Storybook Character - Show Good Character by being Drug Free!
  • 4th Gr. Parents - Last Day to Donate for Staff Luncheon on Membership Toolkit
Nov. 3
  • Student Holiday
  • Election Day

Early Nov.

  • Shirts/Race Bags Come Home With Your Child if registered by Oct. 15th
Nov. 12
  • Student Individual Pictures
Nov. 9 - 22
  • Virtual Book Fair - Information Coming Soon
Nov. 11
  • 5 - 7 pm David's Dream Run Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A @ College Park
Nov. 11 - 17
  • Participate in Virtual Walk/Run Anytime During This Week

RED RIBBON WEEK

During the week of October 26th - 30th, we will join with schools across the nation to celebrate “Red Ribbon Week”. There will be a theme each day and we encourage students and staff to dress for the theme to help teach the message of making good choices to be drug free. Please see the flyer below for more information.


Please note that on Friday, October 25th, students will dress as a character that they admire from a children’s book. Start now by encouraging your child to choose a book, read it, and start working on an appropriate costume. Students will wear their costume to school (or at home) and bring the book to share in class. Please remember no scary costumes, play weapons, or scary masks.


**PARENTS AT HOME: Please remember to take pictures! We will take pictures here at school and Mrs. Brown will be creating a fun video for the week.

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20-21 DAVID YEARBOOK - FRIDAY, OCT. 23RD - LAST DAY TO ORDER AT A REDUCED PRICE

Sales are underway for the 2020-2021 yearbook! This year’s yearbook will be extra special because it is David’s 30th anniversary. We are also looking forward to capturing the uniqueness of this year. This won’t be one to miss! You can purchase the yearbook at www.jostens.com. Please see the attachments below for all ordering information, options, and pricing. Take advantage of the lowest price of the season by ordering before October 23rd.

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STUDENT INDIVIDUAL PICTURES

Our fall student picture date has been set for Thursday, November 12th. Please watch future newsletters for more details. We will also have a time for our virtual learners to come by for their individual photo as well. Information to come soon.

STUDENT HEADPHONES

We are asking all students to bring his/her own set of headphones/earbuds for use in the classroom Technology Lab. Please make sure they are in a plastic bag with your child's name.

19-20 SPRING FEST AUCTION WINNERS

Thank you so much to those of you who purchased school auction items last spring at Spring Fest, such as after school parties, Librarian for a Day, Kickball with Coach D. and Mr. Allen, etc. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we will not be able to reschedule these activities this school year. If you purchased one of these items, you will receive an email regarding your purchase. If you do not receive this email within a few days, please contact Rebecca Krug or Nikki Stewart at davidptoauction@gmail.com. We appreciate your support and understanding.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION FROM CONROE ISD

Keeping Sick Students Home

To help our schools remain open and continue to be safe and healthy learning environments, children should not be sent to school if they have received a positive COVID-19 test result in the last 10 days or are awaiting COVID-19 test results, if you respond “yes” to the questions on the COVID-19 student screener, or if the “Return-to-School Criteria” cannot be met. We encourage families to review the resources on the Roadmap to Reopening In-person Instruction webpage. The resources include a flow chart about what to do if your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close-contact at home or in the community with someone who has COVID-19.

YouTube Update

Dr. Null provided an update on YouTube earlier this month. The full video is available at this link or by searching the District’s YouTube channel. To hear information related to specific topics, please see the approximate video times below.

06:00 Looking Back: 1st 9 Weeks
12:30 Fall Extracurricular Activities and Event Tickets
20:05 Protocols and Safety Measures to Keep Students in School
23:55 COVID-19 Dashboard
26:40 Looking Ahead: 2nd 9 Weeks
28:20 Student Enrollment Still Open
30:45 Remote/Online Option and Students’ Success
32:35 Student Attendance
37:15 How the Decision is Made to Close School for Weather

DAVID SPIRIT NIGHT AT PAPA JOHN'S IN ALDEN BRIDGE

Papa John's, located at 8000 Research Forest Drive will host David Elementary Spirit Days on Monday - Thursday, October 19th - 22nd. You may order any time during these four days for pick up or delivery and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the school.


281-298-8500

Papa John’s @ Research Forest Dr.

8000 Research Forest Dr.

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2020 VIRTUAL DAVID’S DREAM RUN

Our 2020 David’s Dream Run will be virtual this year and consist of a 1 mile or 5K run/walk to be completed between kickoff on Wednesday, November 11th through Tuesday, November 17th. This virtual event may be completed on your own time, in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even the treadmill.


You may still register online on the David Membership Toolkit Web Store; however, shirts that were ordered after Oct. 15th, will not be in by race week. For our remote learners, we will arrange a pick-up time for you. Please note that due to current health and safety procedures, we will not be able to exchange sizes. Please size up if you are unsure. We apologize for this inconvenience. https://davidpto.membershiptoolkit.com/store_david. If you need help setting up a Membership Toolkit account, please see the instructions below under PTO.


We encourage you to take a picture of your run/walk and send it to the following email address here at David: contactdavid@conroeisd.net. *We will try to post and share some of these photos on our David Elementary, Conroe ISD Facebook page. This page is where we will come together as a community with positive messages and pictures supporting the event, so please like and follow this Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DavidCISD/. More details to come.


For more information please email Tamara Herod at davidptodreamrun@gmail.com.


*Please note that there is no guarantee that all pictures submitted will be published.

CLINIC NEWS

Although reopening strategies certainly have taken center stage this year, returning to some of our familiar clinic activities has been reassuring! Although we’ve changed our methods a bit, this month, Mrs. Hunt and I are working on vision and hearing screening for our new students, and those in Kindergarten, and First and Third Grades, as required by state law. If needed, screening can be done for students in other grades as well—if you or your child’s teacher feel this is necessary, please contact the clinic.

Many thanks to our staff, students and families for the many efforts to prevent the spread of illness. As a new season begins, continuing to thoughtfully manage community contacts, wear a mask and maintain physical distance, and prioritize keeping hands clean and away from the face can help keep our school year on track.

I encourage you to continue to monitor for symptoms of illness and keep your child at home if these occur. This tool may help: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Can-My-Child-Go-To-School-Chart-8.31.2020.pdf Please contact the teacher, or the front office, if your student will be absent.

Wishing you all some outdoor fall fun as our days finally get cooler!

GT REFERRAL REQUESTS

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal, Veronica Kiesz. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

SAFETY DRILLS

The safety of our students and staff here at David Elementary is of the utmost importance. We periodically conduct safety drills here at school to prepare our staff and children in the event of an emergency situation. Throughout the year, we conduct lockdown, fire, evacuation and severe weather drills. At the beginning of the year, we announce these drills so that staff and students can discuss the procedures and then we move to unannounced drills. By doing these drills on a regular basis, it gets students and staff very familiar with the process.


Our teachers have an Emergency Operations Procedures binder in their classroom, which is easily accessible and reviewed at the beginning of each year and periodically throughout the year. Safety drill procedures are also discussed and reviewed with all students each year.


We appreciate your continued support and please know that safety is our highest priority. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 281-298-4700.

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NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.