Tumbleweed Press

November 1, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Haymark

Dear Vogel Texans Families,


Thank you to all that participated in our Red Ribbon Week! We appreciate all of your support.


It is hard to believe that in just two weeks, we will being the beginning of the holiday season with our first big break from school. This has been a year filled with so many wonderful celebrations! Our Fall Family Night had it's biggest turn out yet. We were so excited to see so many smiling faces! If you didn't have the opportunity to join us, please look for our next family fun night in the spring. You won't want to miss it!


As we approach our Thanksgiving Break, I have begun to reflect on things that I have been the most grateful and proud. What continues to be a constant is how blessed I feel daily to serve the Vogel community and encounter such wonderful children and families everyday.


Please remember you are vital to the success we seek here at Vogel. So, if you ever have questions or concerns, or would ever like to offer suggestions to support us in any way, please reach out to us.



Christa Haymark, Principal

cghaymark@conroeisd.net

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Conroe ISD to host Salute to our Veterans

The Conroe Independent School District invites the community to join together to pay tribute to the many who have honorably served our country. Please join the combined Armed Services (JROTC) of the Conroe Independent School District in a Salute to Our Veterans. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Each high school JROTC will demonstrate a special skill for their unit and participate in the Military Pass in Review. The Woodlands High School Choir will also perform the national anthem and other patriotic tributes on the field.

We invite all veterans and members of the community to share in this patriotic event as we honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice. Veterans in attendance will receive a Conroe ISD JROTC challenge coin as a small token of appreciation for their service. This event will also be livestreamed on the Conroe ISD YouTube channel.

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Note from our Librarian

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Headphones

There are so many important things we do that require headphones at school. Please take some time this week to check that your child has headphones to bring to school each day. Thank you!

Gifted and Talented Referrals

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing

Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or campus staff. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 3- December 16, 2022. You may pick up a referral form from the front office or link below. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage. All applications are due by Dec. 16 to Ashley Brown (labrown@conroeisd.net)

Clinic News

There are 2 Required immunizations for incoming 7th graders . They are Tdap (Tetnas, Diptheria & Acelluar Pertussis) & Meningitis (MCV4). Many children receive these during their 5th grade or 6th grade routine doctor visits. Please provide an updated immunization record to the school nurse whenever your child receives new vaccines. Please email a copy of your shot records to scoyne@conroeisd.net or send a copy in with your student , and they can drop them off at the clinic.

Generation Texas Week

We will be celebrating our annual Generation Texas Week November 14-18, 2022. Please encourage your child to dress in the specified attire! See the image below for more details. There is also an attachment included to help guide a family discussion with your kiddos!
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PTO News

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Yearbook Info

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Parent Access

The most frequently asked question we get at the beginning of the year is how can I help my child be successful in intermediate school. The transition to intermediate can be challenging for some kiddos. The best thing a parent can do to support their child is to help them build organizational systems. Some students have trouble juggling the increased number of teachers and assignments. Help your child get into the routine of checking for work inside their flexi-folder every night. Look at graded assignments that are sent home to see if there are concepts your child is struggling to master. And sign up for a Parent Access account to monitor your child's grades. If you see zeros or "Z"s in the gradebook, it means that your child has not turned in their assignment. Encourage them to complete the work and turn it in. It's never too late to turn work in or too early to start building good study habits. If you don't have a Parent Access account CLICK HERE to register. Your involvement in their education is important. If you have questions on how else you can support your child, please reach out to your child's teacher or one of our school counselors.


Student Access

Parent Access

Car Rider Reminders

1. Please talk to your student about being prepared to get into the car in the afternoon. Students who are not actively listening for their name or looking for their car are causing a back up in the line. Several of our students have to be called multiple times before they begin walking to their car in the afternoon. Any support you can give would help the car rider line move quicker.

2. All parents/guardians picking up in the afternoon must have 22-23 Vogel car rider tag. If you don't have a car rider tag for pick-up, please be prepared to show your ID.

3. There is NO left or right turn into the school drive when traveling on Geffert Wright. All cars entering the drive must cross over Geffert Wright from car rider line across the street from the school. Cars coming from Hanna or Maplewood all access the car rider line near the transportation building. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Student Check-out and Dismissal

As a reminder, parents who elect to check students out of school must do so before 3:30 pm. The afternoon is a busy time preparing for dismissal. We want to ensure that all changes get to teachers in plenty of time to inform students. When checking students out, please remember to bring your state issued ID with you. We appreciate all your patience and understanding with this process.


Remember to please refrain from picking students up in front of the school on Geffert Wright Drive or at the semi-circle on the street in front of the bus ramp as this is a safety hazard. The entrance for the car rider line is across the street from Vogel at the Bus Barn.

Student Tardies

We are aware students have arrived to campus tardy due to the bus picking up at your child's designated location outside the pick-up time provided. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused many families. Our transportation department is working hard to rectify this issue. Please be advised, any student who arrives to school late on a bus will not be counted tardy. If your child arrived late on a bus and was marked tardy, please email our Attendance Clerk, Tina Rodriguez, at terodriguez@conroeisd.net and she will rectify the tardy.

Campus Visitors

All visitors must be able to provide a government issued, photo I.D. at each visit. Photos of the I.D. will not be accepted. Visitors will check in at the front office and receive a Visitor Badge which must be worn at all times in the building. When leaving the building, visitors must check out with the front office and return the badge.

Drop off procedures for forgotten items

Please help your student be fully prepared for their day by ensuring that they have all needed materials (backpack, lunch, water bottle, etc...) before leaving for school in the morning.


To minimize interruptions to classrooms, please limit drop-offs to the following items:


  • Water bottles and lunches may be placed on the Drop-off table before 10:30 a.m. at the front office. These items should be labeled with your child’s name and homebase teacher's name to ensure proper delivery. Students are encouraged to check the drop off table at the beginning of their lunch if they forgot it at home.
  • If you need eye glasses delivered to your child, please do not put them on the drop-off table. Bring them to the office staff for immediate delivery to your child.
  • Any class work or homework that is dropped off will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox to be picked up during the day.


Delivery of flowers, balloons, etc. to students at school are not permitted.

Student Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring water bottles each day. Please clearly write your child's name on the bottle with permanent marker. Students may refill their bottles during the day at one of our new water bottle filling stations

Upcoming Events



November:

3 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

4 Fall Picture Retakes

8 No School: Staff Development

9 5th Math Interim Test

10 5th ELA Interim Test

11 5th Interim Test Make-ups

14-18 Generation Texas Week

14 6th Math Interim Test

15 6th ELA Interim Test

17 6th Interim Test Make-ups

21-25 No School: Thanksgiving Break


December:

1 PTO Meeting @ 10:00am

16 Early Release Day, End of Nine Weeks

19-1/3 Winter Break


January:

4 Classes Resume

2022-2023 School Calendar

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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.

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The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.