Buckalew Buzz 20-21 School Year
September 21, 2020
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"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
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!
Have a great week,
9/28- 8am, Online->In-Person Instructional Change Due for 2nd grading period
9/28- Spirit Night Mia's Table
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
Please Visit the Roadmap to Reopening as Updates are provided regularly
Click below for FAQ's
Visiting the School
Parent Access Login
To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
School Cash Online
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.
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.
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
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
Buckalew Elementary PTO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20th
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: email@example.com
*Thank you for all the awesome 1st day of school photos too! Keep them coming!
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!
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.
Give the Gift of a TAE (Teacher Achieving Excellence)
Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:
and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.
Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Pawsitively" Awesome Character! September Trait: Courage
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!
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.
- 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!