Buckalew Buzz 20-21 School Year

September 21, 2020

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Buckalew Bears Motto:

"Today I choose to BE Kind, Work Hard, and Do My BEst!"


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


*disclaimer that items published in this newsletter may change due the COVID-19 pandemic*

From Mrs. Price

Buckalew Families,


Happy Monday! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. Our in-person Buckalew Bears have been doing an INCREDIBLE job of properly wearing masks. I have been so unbelievably impressed by the normalcy of mask wearing that has ensued since we began in person instruction!


All parents should have received an emailed copy of your child's grade level curriculum and expectations on Friday from your child's teacher. Please take time to review your child(s) grade level expectations. In lieu of a live zoom orientation, our teams recorded or presented their grade level expectations for you to watch/read at your own time.


Online parents should have received an email with a form to complete if they are wanting to switch to in person learning for the 2nd grading period. We kindly ask that this is completed no later than September 28, 8am.


In Person parents, starting this week our dismissal will begin at 3:10.


Just a reminder, there are 2 different links below to review for success on the learning platform you have selected as a family. The remainder of the information in the BUZZ is applicable to our entire Buckalew Community!


For questions or concerns, please make sure to visit CISD's Roadmap to Reopening, call our front office at 281-465-3400, or email contactbuckalew@conroeisd.net



Have a great week,


Mrs. Price

IN PERSON PARENT INFORMATION

Please CLICK here if your child is attending IN PERSON.

ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION

Please CLICK here if your child is attending ONLINE.

Buckalew Calendar

September

9/28- 8am, Online->In-Person Instructional Change Due for 2nd grading period

9/28- Spirit Night Mia's Table


October

10/2- PTO Meeting

10/8- End of 1st Grading Period

10/09 - Student Holiday

10/12 - Holiday

10/13 - Second Nine Weeks Begins

Picture Perfect Friday Video Pictures

We would love to include all of our remote students in our weekly Friday videos. You may submit photos by emailing Mrs. Smith at tonsmith@conroeisd.net . We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces.

Please Visit the Roadmap to Reopening as Updates are provided regularly

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpage is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Click below for FAQ's

Visiting the School

While at a Level 3 in CISD, parents are not allowed in the building. We now have added 3 reserved parking spaces for our parents if they do need something from the school. We ask that you park in one of the 3 reserved spaces and call the number rather than walk up to the door. This will maintain safety on a variety of levels.
Buckalew Elementary Facebook

Click here to follow Buckalew Elementary on Facebook.

School Messenger

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:


http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

School Cash Online

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Transportation Changes

Parents just a reminder to send all transportation changes to school with your child in their backpack.

For emergencies only, e-mail Buckalewtransportation@Conroeisd.net

PRIOR TO 2 PM and make sure you get a confirmation that your change was received.

Please note weather is not considered an emergency.

Classroom teachers do not always check emails throughout the day or may even be absent and that request would not be received in time. If you have sent a note with your child it is not necessary to e-mail the note to the front office. Thank you.

From our Police Department:

A few friendly reminders in regards to school zone safety and car rider drop off safety:

  • Please remember to remind your children NOT to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning. The building is not open until 7:30.
  • Please remember if you are in your car, to wait for the crossing guards not only to cross the children, but for the crossing guards themselves to make it back to the sidewalk.
  • Please remember to stay off your cell phones when driving in school zones.
  • Please remember their are NO DOGS allowed on school property. This is for your personal liability and the safety of all of our students.
  • Please remember there are no U-Turns in front of the school.
  • Lakeside Park- if you are dropping your kids off or picking them up from Lakeside Park please park your vehicle to do so. It becomes a safety issue to just drive up and let your kids out or have them get in without parking. Please use our car line in the back of Buckalew if you want just drop off your child.

Clinic News

Sometimes students don’t quite make it to the restroom in time, water bottles spill, food from lunch ends up in a lap, a slip in the mud on the playground or broken zipper can happen at any age or grade. It’s a good idea to put a change of clothing in your student’s back pack for just in case.

Water Donations

We are excited to announce that ONE of our water fountains (outside of the cafeteria and gymnasium) has been retrofitted as a bottle refill station. Please make sure your child has their water bottle with them each day. In the event your child forgot their own water bottle, they will be provided a bottle of water. We appreciate any donations of cases of water while we have our water fountains off for sanitation reasons.

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Buckalew PTO Instagram

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Buckalew PTO Facebook

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The purpose of the PTO is to: (a) promote the welfare of children at Buckalew; (b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Buckalew; (c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education; (d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Buckalew, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.


President- Paige Perry

VP Fundraising- Amy Kemp

VP Parent Involvement- Heather Lozinak

VP Communications- Jackie Berry

Treasurer- Elizabeth Kutka

Secretary- Janelle Ray

Parliamentarian- Julie Naughton

Buckalew Elementary PTO Membership 2020-2021

The Buckalew Elementary PTO plays an important role in providing funds and support to our school. With your help, we are able to supply our staff and students with computer technology (Brain Pop, Dreambox & Razzkids), field trips, flexible classroom seating, library enhancements, author visits, literacy program enhancements, staff development programs, school beautification, teacher appreciation luncheons, and school security enhancements.


We Cannot Do It Without Your Support!

The Buckalew PTO membership is a family membership (1 per family) and costs $25.

Your membership will include one copy of the student directory and 1 Buckalew Elementary Car Decal.

To purchase your membership online:

1. Go to www.buckalewspiritstore.com

2. Click on Buckalew PTO Membership to add to cart

Thank you!

Buckalew Elementary PTO

PTO Membership

Hello Buckalew Family!

If you haven’t joined our wonderful PTO yet, please go to www.bucklaewbearspto.com to sign up. Membership fee is $25 and with that membership you will receive a hard copy, spiral bound student directory and car decal in October. If you wish to opt out of the student directory, please email jacqueline.g.berry@gmail.com by September 20th

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Yearbook Photos Needed

Oh happy days! The students are back on campus. Yearbook staff cannot take photos at the school for safety reasons. We would love photos of our kids. Please email name and teacher to: yearbook.buckalewpto@gmail.com

*Thank you for all the awesome 1st day of school photos too! Keep them coming!

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found: please label all of your child's belongings

A friendly reminder to please label all of your child's belongings with first name and last initial or last name. **Water bottles, lunch boxes, hats, and especially outerwear such as hoodies/jackets/sweaters are all great things to label as these items tend to pile up quickly in the Lost and Found. Thanks so much!

Spirit Night!

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This fundraising event is from 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

Dine in or pick up an to go order.

Call in your order and pick it up on your way home from school!

That's how easy it is to help us raise money.

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Give the Gift of a TAE (Teacher Achieving Excellence)

Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:


https://pac.conroeisd.net/


and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.


Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!

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Hi Buckalew Bears! I'm Mrs. Points, your school counselor. With each Buzz, I will have resources to support the social and emotional learning of our students. If your family has a specific need you would like to contact me about, please don't hesitate to email me at kpoints@conroeisd.net.

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​"Pawsitively" Awesome Character! September Trait: Courage

Courage gets our September character spotlight. This month, our Bears will understand the secret to courage. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is taking action despite being afraid or risking hurt. Courage is standing up for your beliefs, doing the right thing, or trying something new knowing that you could face failure, ridicule, or pain. Courage is a force that keeps us moving forward and is sustained by hope for our future. How can you be courageous today?

As a family, talk about people you know who have shown courage. Consider writing a thank you letter to someone you think of as a "Hero".

The below link will take you to a Crayola site for some cool paper to use for this optional activity.

Say It Colorfully Hero Thank You Letter

Color our free thank you coloring page and give thanks to heroes everywhere. Download & print this free printable thank you letter today!

www.crayola.com

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!


Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

20-21 Calendar for your planning purposes

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.