Giesinger Elementary

A Resource for Families

May 7, 2020

Thank you Giesinger Families! You are doing an AMAZING job and we APPRECIATE you!

Thank you for the support you continue to give to Giesinger Elementary. We are grateful for our Eagle families.


This newsletter has served as our "landing page" for the last 8 weeks. Paper copies are available each Thursday from 9 AM -11 AM on Giesinger's front porch.


Completed paper copies may be turned into designated tubs on the front porch every Thursday morning from 9 AM - 11 AM at Giesinger Elementary. You may also take pictures of your child's work and email them to their teacher to avoid paper drop-offs. Teachers are available for questions or support so please email them also.


Please click on the "buttons" below for grade-specific activities.


We appreciate your partnership as we continue to navigate this unknown territory together. Please feel free to reach out to any of our staff members through e-mail if you have any questions or concerns along the way.


We know that Eagles Soar to Excellence In All We Do! We love your children and miss them dearly!


Thank you,


Melissa Ralston,

Principal, Giesinger Elementary

Planning is Underway~Save the Dates

Medication pick-up: Parents can pick-up their child's medications from Nurse Corbit on the day you are scheduled to pick-up the End of Year items. You may also contact Nurse Corbit by email or leave her a voice message to coordinate a different time. This will also be a drive-thru pick up.


Every Thursday May 7th - 21st

  • Packet Pickups continue
  • Return library books in the designated box on the front porch


Thursday, May 14th - FINAL PICK UP OF ITEMS For PreKindergarten, 1st Grade & Life Skills
  • Organized Drive Through Pick Up of school supplies (if you want them back) and Spring Pictures.


  • PreK & Life Skills: Bus Drive pick-up from 9-10 AM


  • 1st Grade: Car rider line:

  • 9-10 AM - Parish/O'Hagan's classes

  • 10-11 AM - Garlock/Martinez' classes

  • 11-12 PM - Austin/Stewart/Moragas' classes



Thursday, May 21st - FINAL PICK UP OF ITEMS For 2nd & 3rd Grades
  • Organized Drive Through Pick Up of school supplies (if you want them back) and Spring Pictures.


  • 2nd Grade: Bus Drive pick-up
  • 9-10 AM - Hamm/Landrum's classes
  • 10 - 11 AM - Murphy/Baker's classes
  • 11 - 12 PM - Peek/Matherne/Reed's classes


  • 3rd Grade: Car rider line pick-up
  • 9-10 AM - Reagan/Hudson's classes
  • 10-11 AM - Clopton/Ross' classes
  • 11-12 PM - Feagin/Harding/Garza's classes




Wednesday, May 27th - Kindergarten Graduation Parade - Begins at 9 AM


  • Please RSVP by completing the GoogleDoc you received from your child's teacher.
  • Students and their parents will drive through our Car Rider line to receive their certificates and also End of Year supplies. Ths is an organized Drive-Thru.
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM: Ms. Gorsalitz and Mrs. Major's Graduates
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Mrs. Wieghat, Mrs. Andrada & Mrs. Garrison's Graduates
  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM: Mrs. Medina, Mrs. Vanckhoven & Mrs. Pitt's Graduates

Thursday May 28th - 4th Grade "HONK OUT & Awards"- Begins at 9 AM

  • Please RSVP by completing the GoogleDoc you received from your child's teacher.
  • Fourth graders and their parents will drive through our Car Rider line to receive their certificates and End of Year supplies. This is an organized Drive-Thru.
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM: Mrs. Muller & Mrs.Cirilo
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM: Mrs. Tessem, Ms. Cohen & Mrs. Garrison
  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM: Ms. Moore, Ms. Shafer & Mrs. Varnum


Meet The Teacher:

At this time, the 2020-2021 "Meet the Teacher" is scheduled for August 10th.



School Lunch Balances:

CISD's amazing nutrition department has been working essential operations daily providing meals for students. Please contact their department directly to process your outstanding school balance or to request a refund. Remaining balances in your account will roll over into the next school year.

2020-2021 Registration Intentions

In order for us to plan appropriately, we are asking all of our parents to complete a questionnaire to let us know if your child will be returning to Giesinger for the 2020-2021 school year.


Current Fourth grade parents do not need to submit a form. We will miss our "senior" Eagles so very much. They are ready to do great things. Make us proud as you continue to SOAR!


Giesinger 2020-2021 Registration Intentions: https://forms.gle/8E9L4imZ72S8rZ2g6

Class Placement 2020-2021

We strive to place your child in the best classroom based on his/her academic, social, and emotional needs. We know that as parents you want what is best for your child, and so do we. We want you to be excited about your child’s teacher placement and want to assure you that our teachers are all caring, committed, and working as a team in the best interest of every single child.


Our placement committee spends a tremendous amount of time carefully placing each and every child. Much thought goes into this extensive process. Our committee works hard to balance both individual needs and class dynamics, so much that with every change, a domino effect occurs.


We are not able to honor specific teacher placement requests.


We take it very seriously and only want what is best for each and every child. We thank you for your support in understanding the time and individual care we take with the placement of each and every child on this campus.

Title I School Parent Survey 2020

Parents,


Please complete and return the Title I School Parent Survey below at your convenience. Please email or scan your survey to Neva Hammonds at nhammonds@conroeisd.net


Thank you.

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Montgomery County Foodbank Needs Our Help

The Montgomery County Foodbank is asking for volunteers. If you would like to give money or your time, please go to: https://mcfoodbank.org/

Character Trait Yard Sign

Hello Parents,

If your child received a Character Trait award this year and you still have the yard sign, can you please drop it off on the Giesinger front porch at your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Barton, abarton@conroeisd.net.

Thank you!

Mrs. Barton

Need Wifi

Need WiFi? AT&T, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Sprint, Verizon, Xfinity and more are opening up their WiFi hotspots for 60 days. Conroe ISD’s Guest WiFi may also be accessible outside some of our buildings. Pull up to the curb and look for CISD Guest WiFi.

Conroe ISD Health Services General Health Information Call Line

936-709-7791
MONDAY – FRIDAY
8 AM TO 3 PM

Nurses will be answering calls and providing CDC and DSHS information as well as other informational sources.

Conroe ISD is monitoring the evolving situation regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We work closely with the Montgomery County Public Health Department in communicable disease surveillance and follow the Communicable Disease Chart for Schools and Child-Care Centers from the Texas Department of State Health Services. We are aware of the positive cases of COVID-19 Montgomery County and the Greater-Houston area. Families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information and guidance regarding COVID-19.

Student Meals

Conroe ISD will be distributing free meals to students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may pick up meals from 10 AM - 1 PM or as long as they last. Meals will be distributed curbside at the front of Austin Elementary, Caney Creek High School, Conroe High School, Grand Oaks High School, Hauke High School, Knox Junior High, Oak Ridge High School, The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands High School, and Washington Junior High.
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Counselor/Nurse Request Forms

Nurse's News from Mrs. Corbit

While the school is closed for the COVID-19, I will be sharing health tips that you can review with your children at home and include some great YouTube video links to share with your children.

  • Hand washing is key and this is still a very important topic as most people do not wash their hands properly. Hand sanitizer is a great alternative BUT nothing beats soap and water!
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds. Wash your hands often can prevent the spread of germs. If you can’t wash your hands with soap and water then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60%-95% alcohol. Young children - ages 4 and under need help and guidance with hand washing properly.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQARQrH3yA


Lets be proactive and follow advice from the CDC:

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home and this includes errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick by keeping that person in another room and limit contact with them. You don’t want to forget them but limit them being in the same room with others who are not ill.
  • AVOID touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way!
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue and then dispose of the tissue OR cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean frequently touched surfaces at home. Have the kids clean the doorknobs daily and faucets and counters. This is a great way to get them involved and help you!


At this time, our country and community want to limit the spread of the virus so following social distancing and the above advice can help with this.

  • Social distancing is staying around 3-6 feet from other people and not hugging or shaking hands. This does not mean you cannot take your children outside for fresh air and to take a walk or play, but remind them to not run up and hug their friend at this time.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypm34dEGa2o


CISD has set up a Health Services
  • Covid-19 Q&A call line that will be managed by some of our great CISD nurses.

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm 936-709-7791

  • DSHS Covid-19 Q&A call line

7 days week 7am-8pm dial 211 option 6


If you have any questions, please reach out to me by email at dcorbit@conroeisd.net

Please stay safe!

Nurse Corbit

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