March 9, 2022
Mark Your Calendars!
Field Day - March 11
Daylight Savings Time - March 13
Spring Picture Day - March 23
Spring Picture Day is March 23. To help everyone stay healthy and safe, Photo Texas Photography Houston encourages and provides a contactless experience.
STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS AND BE DRESSED ACCORDING TO THE BUSH DRESS GUIDELINES. THIS WILL NOT BE A FREE DRESS DAY.
All orders are Prepay with guaranteed satisfaction. We do not email proofs.
During the Prepay period, you can choose Ship to School for FREE or Ship to Home. Shipping charges will apply.
The Prepay Link remains active for 1 WEEK after Picture Day. Any order received after the Prepay period is considered a late order and is shipped to the address provided. Shipping charges will apply. Please contact Customer Service for assistance placing late orders.
Social and Emotional Learning with Ms. Jones
This Friday, March 11th, is International Social and Emotional Learning Day (SEL Day).
SEL4US and the Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning (SEL) on the third annual International SEL Day this Friday. The theme this year is, "Finding Common Ground, Pursuing Common Good."
Barbara Bush Elementary Kindness Challenge:
Students at Barbara Bush will participate in a school-wide activity that showcases ways to show kindness to others at school and in our community. This will be an ongoing effort on campus to instill kindness in children until it becomes a habit. Through this challenge, children will develop a sense of purpose and gratitude. By performing simple acts of kindness, they could become instruments of peace for a healthier, happier community.
Share your participation on Twitter or Instagram and make sure to use one of the tags below!!!
You may also email pictures of incredible kindness to:
Bush Elementary Blood Drive
You Never Know Whose Life You Might Save
So don’t miss your chance to donate blood!
Donors are Needed
Thank you in advance.
Tuesday, April 12
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Zonia Flores (281) 368-2150
Sponsor Code: B080
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LIFESAVING DONATION!
Original Works Art Fundraiser
All artwork and order forms must be received by March 29. Ms. Orta is excited to see what great projects our students create!
Is That My Jacket?
We have many jackets in our Lost and Found waiting to be picked up by their rightful owners. On March 10, all jackets without names on them will be placed on tables by the bike rack outside for parents to come and find their child's jacket. If your child has lost a jacket without a name in it, please make sure to stop by the bike rack on March 10 between 7:20 - 7:45 am or 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. All jackets and sweaters that are not picked up by March 11 will be donated.
Date: March 10, 2022
Time: Arrival -7:20 - 7:45 am
Dismissal - 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Location: By the Bike Rack
As a reminder, please label your child/children's jackets/winter clothing so that we can return their lost jackets to their classrooms. Also, please remember that in school, students need to have dress code jackets in solid red, white or navy. Their outside jackets worn for recess do not need to be in dress code colors, they can be any color.
Free COVID PCR Testing Every Thursday
Once a parent has registered their child, then the child will be tested each time Fulgent comes to campus to provide COVID testing. If you no longer want your child to be tested, you may opt out by emailing your child's teacher to let them know.
2022-2023 Registration Dates
Stay up to date by reading our newsletter, the Paw Prints, and the marquee.
Nurse Guider's Corner
If your child does test COVID positive, then he/she must quarantine for at least 5 days regardless of vaccination status. If your child is COVID positive and showing symptoms, then he/she must stay home at least 5 days and until symptom free.
Dress Code Reminders
Morning Arrival Reminders
We have started a new year so let's start the year by following our morning arrival procedures and being on time for school every day.
Please abide by the No Parking signs on the streets around our school and our neighboring schools. Several parents have received parking tickets from HPD in the past because they were parking in a No Parking zone. When cars park in No Parking zones, it is difficult for our busses and vans to turn into our bus lane.
We're asking for the parents of walkers that park their cars on the other side of Westerloch across from the school to NOT u-turn by the carpool lane entrance once they've picked up their child(ren) and are heading home.
We have seen many students and some parents walking across the street not using the crosswalks. This is extremely dangerous and we ask that all walkers and bike riders use the crosswalks. Westerloch Dr. and Parkway Plaza Dr. are very busy streets during morning arrival and dismissal. If you cross between parked cars, ongoing traffic cannot see you.
We are so happy to see so many of our students riding their bikes to school. Please remember that all students are required to wear a bicycle helmet when riding their bikes to and from school. We want to keep all of our Bobcats safe. Also, please send your bike riders with a bike lock to secure their bikes to the bike rack.
If a note is not received within 3 days, then the absence is recorded as unexcused.
Bush PK Lottery 2022 - 2023
On September 10, HISD School Choice opened up the system to apply for the PK lottery for next school year. The Bush PK program is only for families that are already enrolled at Bush Elementary and have another child who will be 4 on or before September 1, 2022. Students must meet PK eligibility requirements such as being economically disadvantaged or qualifying as English as a Second Language. Tomorrow is the last day the district will be accepting applications for PK for next year.
The site will accept applications from September 10, 2021 - March 10, 2022. Families will be notified by HISD School Choice on April 7, 2022 if their child was accepted into Bush Elementary's PK program or if their child is on the waitlist. Go to HISDChoice.com to apply. Bush Elementary's PK program is only one class with 22 students that must be comprised of siblings of currently enrolled Bush students. The only way to apply for and be part of the lottery for Bush Elementary's PK program is to apply online at the address shared above.
Pets at Bush
Safety continues to be our top priority, and while we love our furry visitors, we ask that you keep them at home during arrival and dismissal. We have several students, faculty and staff members who are allergic to dogs and cats and students who are very afraid of dogs. Please keep them at home.
Early Pick Ups
Ms. Rose would like to wish a very special birthday to:
Jashwin D. who turned 9 yrs. old on March 8, and is a third grader in Ms. Nguyen's class.
Brigid C. who turned 7 yrs. old on March 9, and is a first grader in Ms. Baldwin's class.
Sara G. who turns 8 yrs. old on March 11, and is a second grader in Ms. Pham's class.
Happy Birthday and Welcome to the Bush Birthday Book Club
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.
February – July Birthdays: Enroll through January
Resources and Community News
Children's Business Fair
Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business! Join us at Memorial City Mall on April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to see these young entrepreneurs in action!
Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
All entries will be automatically entered in the business competition, and booths will be judged by fellow entrepreneurs on a variety of criteria, including most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation/creativity. Cash prizes of $50 per category and age group 6-7, 8-10, 11-12, and 13-14 (to be split among the business owners) will be presented at the conclusion of the fair.
This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, Next Great Adventure, Lerner Realty Solutions (The LRS Team), RLD Bookkeeping & Tax Solutions, Amy Polak with Entre Results, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers. A special shout out to Lemonade Day Houston for their support too! We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk, or Oprah Winfrey, or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.
***All program applications accepted and reviewed by April 22, 2022 will need to be accompanied by a $50 program entry fee per business. No refunds; no exceptions. A table and 1-2 chairs will be provided for each business. Weekly business coach Zoom calls and a session with Memorial City Mall's Visual Merchandising Expert will be available for program participants as well.***
Marco's Pizza Spirit Night!
The PTO is happy to host its first Spirit Night of the 2021-22 school year with Marco’s Pizza! Look for the flyer sent home this week for more details!
Order for Carryout or Delivery to your home at Marco's Pizza
on Thursday, March 10th 2022 at our location 1315 S Dairy Ashford
to earn 20% cash back for Barbara Bush Elementary School PTO
To order online:
Place your order as normal then click " Fundraisers" under the menu.
Look for Barbara Bush spirit night", then click the "Add Button" to the
right of your school's name.
For delivery: Please call the store at 281-496-4441 and mention Barbara Bush Elementary.
The PTO Board wants you! The PTO is looking for volunteers for next school year. The PTO Board consists of over 20 different positions, all with a focus on the quality of education at Bush Elementary. We welcome working and non-working parents and guardians from all different grade levels and backgrounds. We encourage you to find a position which sounds interesting to you and one in which you feel you can contribute your unique talents and skills towards the betterment of Bush Elementary.
A few of the positions are:
President and Vice President
Fundraising Event Coordinator
Family or Staff Hospitality
Nature Center Coordinator
School Store Coordinator
If any of those sound interesting to you, check out our website for more information about the roles: Job Descriptions or email our PTO President at email@example.com . If you are ready to submit your application for a position on the PTO Board for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete this form.
In May we will be hosting an international Festival in celebration of our 30th Anniversary! We want to highlight all of the amazing cultures and countries which are represented at Bush. To do this we need YOUR HELP! If you would be interested in helping to represent your country or background please fill out the form below by this Friday, 3/11.
Order your 2021 - 2022 Yearbook Today!
$30 (Price will increase to $35 on March 12th)
Go to www.bbepto.com or CLICK HERE TO ORDERNo Yearbooks will be sold after March 20th, so please order now!
School store on the go will be back after spring break! Keep an eye out here or on our facebook page for more details. Our online school store is still open and items will be delivered to the classrooms on Fridays. Visit the store at www.BBEpto.com
For any questions related to PTO please contact Val Shaikh, firstname.lastname@example.org.