Buckalew Buzz- Remote Learning

A Communication Tool for Our Buckalew Family and Community

May 8, 2020

*Disclaimer- this is our plan based on our current information. By the time it reaches all of you, the information may change. We appreciate your understanding of the COVID-19 evolving situation.

Conroe ISD is closed in accordance with Governor Abbott’s directive on April 17, 2020. The remainder of Conroe ISD’s academic year will be completed through distance learning.

Video Announcements for STUDENTS and PARENTS for the Week of May 1st-7th with Special Guest: PTO Carnival Chair, Shelly Alexander, sharing information about our upcoming Silent Auction.

Announcements May 8th
Click HERE for Picture Perfect Friday Video to Share!

Photos are for the dates of April 18-23rd. Thank you for sharing your photos with us! If you have photos you would like to be included in our weekly video, please email them to tonsmith@conroeisd.net.

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Kindergarten Registration is HERE! Download PDF for more information.

End of the Year Information:

Every Tuesday April 28th- May 19th-

  • Packet Pickups continue
  • Return library books/labeled items to teacher 9am-noon in wagon outside packet pick up.

Monday May 25th- School Holiday

  • All items will be in a Brown Paper Bag labeled by student last name.
  • Pick up will be in the car rider line.
  • Brown Bags will be placed in vehicle trunks, by Buckalew staff members.
  • Staff will be masked and gloved for the safety of all.
  • Family members will be asked to remain in their cars during this process.
  • Please display your CAR RIDER sign to ensure a seamless and safe process if you have it.
  • If you have any items to drop off, WAGONS will be in the back parking lot labeled by grade level to be delivered to homeroom teacher/campus (this could include library books, teacher materials, cards etc)

Time: Last Name

8am-9am- A-D

9am-10am- E-L

10am-11am- M-R

11am-noon- S-Z

noon-1:00 Optional Time if you can't make the above

Wednesday May 27th- "Zoomtastic Class Celebrations!"

All grade levels will be scheduling their last Zoomtastic Meeting for the school year! The times for the Zoomtastic Celebration will be within the grade level office hours in which they have been hosting their meetings. Details will come from the homeroom teacher.

Thursday May 28th- 4th Grade "HONK OUT" - 10am

In lieu of our traditional 4th grade "clap out" we invite our entire Buckalew Community to "HONK OUT" our 4th graders as we celebrate their promotion to intermediate school.

  • ALL K-3 Line Alden Bridge in Cars along Alden Bridge (details to come)
  • 4th Grader Families Drive Through (details to come)

August 4-12- Say "Goodbye" to your Current Teacher and "Hello" to your "New" Teacher

Dates/Times will be worked out as the 19-20 school year concludes.

At this time, 20-21 "Meet the Teacher" is Scheduled for August 10th.

We will be working on a plan that doesn't interfere with meeting the "new" teacher, but will give an opportunity to say "goodbye" to your current teacher. We anticipate this to happen the week of August 4th. This is just as important to our staff as this is to your families. We have committed to make this happen, but will plan this for a August reunion.

Order Your 2020-2021 School Supplies

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Buckalew Online Silent Auction

The Buckalew Online Silent Auction is Coming Soon! It will open on May 15 at 8 am and close on May 22 at 9 pm. Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Buckalew Bash Spring Carnival was unfortunately cancelled. All of these items were collected before spring break in anticipation of this big event and we are thrilled to be able to offer you these amazing items through an online silent auction. We thank our dedicated Buckalew families and room moms who made the amazing class baskets so wonderful and all of the generous businesses who donated items or gift certificates! We have over 100 items! This is your chance to bid on the fabulous class baskets, the 2020-2021 school year experiences of 1st in car line, 2nd in car line, reserved parking at the school for special events, reserved seating for school plays, birthday experiences with Buddy the mascot and amazing donations from businesses in our community. All items will be picked up via contactless pickup at Buckalew on May 26 in the front circle drive between 8 am and 1 pm in conjunction with school supply pick up. Be on the lookout for more details coming soon! Thank you for supporting Buckalew Elementary!

Buckalew Welcomes iKidsU.

iKids U is an after-school enrichment program that will be located at Buckalew Elementary School during the 20-21 school year. Please contact iKids U for specific information regarding their program: https://ikidsinc.com/
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Counselor's Corner with Mrs. Points

Resilience Training 101 continues as our end of the year focus. I hope your family will catch both my Thursday Facebook lesson and my weekly Canvas site lesson found in our remote learning center. Thank you for allowing me to support your child's social and emotional learning during this time where we are physically apart

Coping Skills Challenge

Each week, I will be presenting 6 new coping skill ideas that both children and adults

can use. Challenge your child (and family) to try one of the week's coping skills. I'd love

to hear about your adventure in finding emotional balance at kpoints@conroeisd.net.

This week's coping skills are in bold lettering:

Coping Skills

  1. Take Deep Breaths

  2. Listen to Music (Sing/Dance)

  3. Play Outside

  4. Talk to a Friend or Adult

  5. Draw or Color a Picture

  6. Take a Nap

  7. Blow Bubbles

  8. Read a Good Book

  9. Wrap Yourself in a Warm Blanket

  10. Stretch

  11. Work on a Puzzle

  12. Do Something Kind for Someone Else

13. Count to 10

14. Take a Walk

15. Drink Cold Water

16. Hug a Stuffed Animal

17. Look at Old Pictures

18. Play with Play Dough (See Recipe)

19. Write in a Journal

20. Build with Blocks or Legos

21. Take a Bubble Bath

22. Think of Something Funny

23. Pet an Animal

24. Play an Instrument

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Counseling Resources

Click HERE for a Video from CISD's Counseling Dept.

​Each week, the CISD counseling department will bring you tips to support the social and emotional needs of you and your family. We hope you find these videos both practical and encouraging!

Mosaics of Mercy

Mosaics of Mercy can help direct and connect those in need to local mental health agencies, based on specific needs, in Montgomery County.

Grace & Guidance, PLLC

Grace & Guidance, PLLC is currently offering local virtual counseling services to first responders, veterans, and civilians. (Reduced rate services are available to those who have been affected financially by COVID-19.)


Spring Student Photos are Ready to ORDER!

Photo Texas would like to thank you for your patience! Spring photos of your child were taken February 28, 2020 and are ready for you to order and will be shipped directly to your home!

To view your proof and order online go to: http://online.phototexasphotography.com/

The website will ask for you to input a keyword.
The keyword to your gallery is: 2020buckalew and then your student's ID.
So if your student's ID is 123456 then the code is 2020buckalew123456

For any issues or questions, please contact Photo Texas customer support at https://www.phototexasphotography.com/contact or call 1(800) 883-6463.

Report Cards

In light of our recent school closures, the 2019-2020 final Report Cards will be online only for 1st through 4th grades. In order to see your child’s report card, you must have a Parent Access Center Account (PAC). To sign up for Parent Access, go to the CISD page at https://www.conroeisd.net/parents/ and click on “Parent Access Center Register”. By having this account, you can see your child’s grades, state test scores, lunch accounts, etc. I encourage you to create an account if you haven't already. Our Attendance Clerk, Jayne Bull, can help you if you have trouble creating an account. You can email her at jbull@conroeisd.net

Kindergarten report cards will be printed and mailed to the student's home address.

Ways to Make a Difference

Click HERE Montgomery County Food Donation Information

Where donating $1 provides 5 meals and $20 = 100 meals!

Click HERE to Volunteer @ Montgomery County Food Bank

Volunteer with Montgomery County Food Bank today! Whether you're an individual, family, organization or corporation they have volunteer opportunities daily that need to get filled.

Free Resources and/or Assistance

Click HERE for Expanded and Free Internet Resources

The Texas Cable Association released information on free broadband and internet services, describing steps to enable and expand access to broadband. All four Texas Cable Association members have pledged to not cut off broadband or phone service.

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.
Click HERE to visit Buckalew's Remote Learning Center

This Remote Learning Center has been developed to provide Buckalew specific information regarding remote learning during CISD's school closure.

Food Distribution Every Tuesday & Thursday 10am until supplies last

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Here are some helpful resources from our friends at Interfaith of the Woodlands:

Covid-19 Resources

Our offices remain OPEN every day, as we provide basic needs to S. Montgomery County.

Our hours will be 9am-4pm, Monday - Friday.

All of our services are "Curbside" or by Phone.

Our goal is to continue to serve our neighbors in need.

-Families & Individuals seeking food assistance: Call 281-367-1230

-Seniors needing food: Call 832-615-8224

-Families and Seniors needing financial assistance: 281-367-1230

-Individuals needing non-COVID-19 related Medical or dental assistance: Call 281-364-7889

-Individuals needing help to find a job: Call our Workforce Solutions Conroe office at 936-441-0037 or email: conroe@wrksolutions.com

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