September 1, 2021
Carpool Dismissal Kindness
We know there are cars parked in front of West Briar Middle School and the Parkway Plaza Senior Living Center that block a lane for the afternoon dismissal line up. We've repeatedly asked both organizations to ask their employees to park either in the school's parking lot or the other side of the street respectively.
Please "Be Kind" when navigating around these parked cars. Have your carpool number displayed so the other cars will know that you're not one of the parked cars and won't attempt to pass you. Please stay in your car and be prepared to move once the line starts moving.
Please do not block any entrances to parking lots while stopped and waiting for the carpool lane to begin moving. Also, please allow the cars attempting to enter or exit the West Briar parking lots to do so.
Thank you for doing your part to keep the streets around Bush Elementary safe.
We're asking for the parents of walkers NOT to U-turn by the carpool lane entrance once they've picked up their child(ren) and are heading home. All these extra cars from the walker parents U-turning and going through this busy intersection causes the carpool lane to slow down and back up.
When driving home, walker parents who drive are requested to drive straight down Westerloch towards Eldridge and make the right on Eldridge and then the right on Briar Forest. Eldridge is not busy at this time in the afternoon.
Labor Day - No School!
Pets at Bush
COVID Notification Updates
Quarantine and Temporary Online Learning (TOL)
The parent must apply for TOL by noon for their child to be enrolled in temporary online learning for the next day. The four hours a day of live lessons are taught by an HISD teacher, not a Bush teacher. However, the student is still enrolled at Bush Elementary and the daily attendance and weekly grades are sent to the Bush teacher. When the 10 day quarantine is over, then the student may return to in-person learning at Bush Elementary.
HISD COVID19 Dashboard
As HISD prepared for the return to in-person instruction on August 23rd, the district launched a COVID-19 dashboard to keep the community informed about the impact of the pandemic.
Within this section, parents have access to multiple resources such as:
TRANSLATING VIRTUAL PAW PRINTS
One of the reasons we selected this tool for our Paw Prints is the program's ability to translate the content into almost 100 different languages. Use the translate tab at the upper right to change the Paw Prints into another language. We want all our families to be able to have access to this content regardless of their first, second, or even third language.
Parents' Night and PTO Meeting
September 9, 2021 is the third - fifth grade Parents' Night starting at 5:00 p.m. via TEAMS
September 14, 2021 is the PK - second grade Parents' Night starting at 5:00 p.m. via TEAMS
First Day Forms
- Rolling backpacks will not be allowed this school year.
- No water bottle drop offs, bottled water is available upon request.
- No lunch drop offs, lunch is provided free of charge to all HISD students.
- No backpack, sweaters, or technology drop offs.
Please ensure your child is prepared to start their day. Bush ES strives to keep our faculty and staff healthy, therefore we will only allow glasses to be dropped off at the front office.
Early Pick Ups
- Do not block driveways
- Park at least 20ft. from an intersection.
- Don't park in front of a fire hydrant.
Birthday Book Club
Help your child celebrate their birthday and support the library and other programs that enhance the educational experience of Bush students by joining the Birthday Book Club.
Your child will be given a personal "Happy Birthday" greeting during the morning announcements and Paw Prints shout out from Ms. Rose! The donation will be recognized with a nameplate in a new book from the library. A group photo of all the other BBC members with the same birth month will also be displayed in the library display case.
It only costs $20 for a Birthday Book Club Membership (Add Electronic Marquee display for $10 more). Please visit www.BBEPTO.com for more details or to make your purchase.
August Birthdays: Enroll during August
September – February Birthdays: Enroll during August/SeptemberFebruary – July Birthdays: Enroll during January/May
We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead and what better way to get started than by signing up for PTO membership. We have new options this year which are only available through September 15th. And if you sign up by September 15th you will be entered into a drawing to win an hour massage gift certificate OR a free 1 month scholarship certificate (includes registration, assessment and instruction) to Mathnasium! Your PTO membership directly benefits our school and children.
Visit our membership page on www.bbepto.com to sign up now and see more details about each level.
This year we are offering 3 levels of membership to choose from:
Cub Level $20
Paw Level $30
Bobcat Level $50
Contact Michelle Jackson in you have questions or need more information at email@example.com
Your PTO Needs YOU!
At this time the PTO Board and committee members are able to volunteer in the school to help make the school better for our students. We have several board positions available as well as openings on our committees and we need your help! If you are interested in volunteering at the school, helping build a better future for our children, and showing off your talents, sign up here.
If you have any questions or would like more information on a position, please email Val Shaikh, the PTO President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you receive our PTO E-Blast last Friday?
If not, be sure to sign up for PTO Weekly E-Blasts today at www.BBEPTO.com and add Publicity@BBEPTO.com to your safe sender list.
Like “BBEPTO” on Facebook so you never miss an important post!
Back To School Photos
We are excited to be back to school and are looking for some pictures for the yearbook. We need "First day of school" photos. If you have any, please share them with us! Please send no more than 5 photos to email@example.com and label pictures with your child's grade.
A big thank you to all who have shopped online and in person at the Welcome Back event. All these proceeds will directly benefit our school and children! Due to such high demand, please be patient with us while we process refunds and address exchanges or back orders. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Check out our new spirit shirt, polo shirts and fleece jackets! How about a BBE umbrella for those rainy Houston days or to block the sun while waiting at school pick up? At this time the school store is only open ONLINE - www.BBEPTO.com. Shop from the comfort of your home and items will be delivered every Friday directly to your child’s classroom. New stock will be arriving periodically. Follow us on Facebook @BBEPTO to learn when new stock arrives.
Fifth Grade Fee
If you have a student in 5th grade, be sure to check your emails about the 5th grade fee. You can pay the fee at www.BBEpto.com. Contact your 5th grade coordinator, Eliza Machala at firstname.lastname@example.org