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November 12, 2021

Current CISD COVID-19 Safety Alert Level: 3

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Dates to Remember


11/15-19 - Generation Texas Week

11/19 - Kinder Feast & Open House
11/22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

11/29 - Students Return to Instruction

12/03 - Kindergarten Polar Express
12/06 - PTO Woodson's Spirit Day

12/08 - Parent University 6:00 PM
12/09 - Paw-some Awards (Wear GREEN for Integrity)
12/16 - Classroom Holiday Party's
12/17 - Early Release Day 12:10 PM
12/20 - 01/04 - Winter Break - No School


1/05 - Students Return to Instruction - Doors open at 7:30 AM, School Day starts at 8:00 AM
1/17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

A Message from Dr. Lambert

Good afternoon,

Today, I am writing to ask for your assistance. We are increasingly seeing dog waste on the playground. This is a health concern for our students playing at recess. Please do not bring dogs (or other animals) on campus. Thank you so much for your help in this matter.

There is one final request for this message. During morning arrival times, please leave an opening in the car rider line in front of the marquee for staff and visitors using the parking lot in the morning to get into the drive. Thank you so much!

I am thankful for each of you and the support you show Bush Elementary.

Take good care,

Dr. Jarod Lambert


Donations Needed:

Our Librarian, Mrs. Tiblier needs crayons and pencils in the library. If you would like to donate these items for student use please put them in a ziploc with "Library" written on it.

The clinic and our Nurse, Mrs. Kirchner is in need of newly packaged girls and boys underwear. Girls size (7-10) Boys size (5-10)

Generation Texas Week Nov 15th - 19th

Generation Texas Week teaches students about being successful in school, learning about the schools in their future, and continuing education like college and technical schools. Throughout this week, we will discuss the importance of education. We emphasize the opportunities that a good education allows, including colleges and careers. This week is devoted to teaching about the next steps after graduation and our students’ futures. Below are the highlights that we will focus on throughout the week.
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Bobcats Helping Bobcats Holiday Assistance

Our Bush Bobcat Family has always been very generous when it comes to helping out our own Bobcats whose families are needing assistance, especially during the holiday season. We want to make the holiday extra special for these families by helping to put gifts under their trees. If you would like to help, please sign-up to bring in a gift or two for one or more of the children listed below. You will see each child's age, gender and a few suggested gift ideas. When you choose a child, do not feel obligated to get everything on their list, one or two items from their listed suggestions would be helpful.

See the link below if you would like to provide holiday assistance.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions at amcghee@conroeisd.net.

CISD Parent Resource Center

See the link below for the CISD Parent Resource Center latest newsletter where you can find information about:

  • Webinar trainings

  • Zoom meetings

  • Articles about how to transition into the Holiday season with special needs children.

  • Special Education updates with Dr. Justin Porter

  • Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)

Conroe ISD Parent Resource Center | Smore Newsletters

Click here to complete the Request for Assistance Form

Click here for Coronavirus and Community Resources.

Angie McGhee



Class Pictures & Picture Retakes

Class Pictures and Picture retakes were taken Wednesday, November 10, 2021. You can order Individual Photos on-line through using this link: http://online.phototexasphotography.com.

Use online order code: PTPUC. Select your Bush Elementary.

To order the Class Picture please email austin@phototexasphotography.com or call (800) 883-6463. Please include - Bush Elementary, your students name, grade & homeroom teacher.

Bush Choir Interest Form

As we prepare to start the Bush choir during the spring semester, Mr. Smith would like to know the level of interest there is in participating. If your child is interested in taking part in choir this spring, please complete the information below. To be considered for choir, your child must be in fourth or third grade. Additional information about the process for becoming a member of choir will be shared later this semester. This form is being used to determine the level of interest in choir; it is not used to sign up for or commit to participate in choir.


Lunch Visitor Sign-up

When family members come to eat lunch with a student at school, they will enjoy a picnic environment on the blacktop behind our second grade hallway. This area is covered by a large outdoor canopy and is just outside the cafeteria. Please remember too that family members may only eat lunch with their child.

You will use this SignUp Genius to make a reservation to eat lunch with your child. There are ten slots per lunch period per day for reservations. We can only allow parents who have made a reservation to enter the building, so please do not show up for lunch if you have not made a reservation.

Please be mindful when booking your reservation that we have limited spaces. We would like to give all parents the opportunity to have lunch with their child. Please only make one lunch reservation each three weeks. We will post the first week registration forms, implement our procedures, and review the week to make any needed adjustments. After that, we will post reservation sign-up forms for three weeks at a time.

Visitors will have 25 minutes with their children for lunches. Five minutes prior to the scheduled end of the lunch period, students will return to the cafeteria for the next transition with their classes. Visitors will exit the building—checking out at the front office—at this time to allow for the next lunch period's visitors to arrive.

As you plan your lunch visit, please arrive at school with plenty of time to sign in at the front office. You will need your driver's license to check in. Without identification, we cannot allow you into the building to have lunch with your child. You will receive a visitor badge. This will notify our staff that you have permission to enter the building.

As we have learned throughout this year, things may change with little notice. We appreciate your understanding if we need to change the schedule. If a change is made, we will communicate that through The Banner and directly to those parents who have a current reservation in SignUp Genius.

Please select the appropriate button below to make a reservation for next week.

10:45 Lunch Period

Classes: Armstrong, Baum, Costenbader, Hull, Johnson, Miller, Murdock, Saunders, Sellers, and Sunseri


11:15 Lunch Period

Classes: D. Anderson, Bruno, Dalessandro, Edgar, Foley, Garza, Harrell, Hunsdale, Landry, Perry, Powell, and Reyna


11:45 Lunch Period

Classes: Abbas, N. Anderson, Barnett, Brock, Bruce, Castillo, Cleaveland, Clifford, DePedro, Everett, Lamberti, Milo, Nettuno, Riggs, and Ross


12:15 Lunch Period

Classes: Brown, Davies, Eschenburg, Kamal, Lenfant, Saldana, Samford, and Shaw


Lost & Found

The weather will begin to cool soon, and the children will begin wearing sweaters and jackets. Please remember to label these articles clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items. If your child misplaces an item please remind them to check in the lost and found located in the gym.

referral requests for gifted and talented testing

Referral requests will be collected from October 1through December 17, 2021, for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted starting Oct 1st. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 17th. You may request a referral form from the front office or the Assistant Principal. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Moveable Minutes Volunteers

Bush's Morning Moveable Minutes have begun, and we are in need of some volunteers to assist in facilitating them. Each morning, between 7:30-8:10, students of a particular grade are able to have some extra morning activity before school begins while their teachers meet as a team. You can assist with any grade level, but if you are interested in attending when your child is participating, the schedule is as follows:

Mondays: Kinder

Tuesdays: 1st Grade

Wednesdays: 2nd Grade

Thursdays: 3rd Grade

Fridays: 4th Grade

Click here to sign up: Moveable Minute Volunteers

Please review the following guidelines for all Moveable Minutes volunteers.

To ensure the safety of all students, please:

  • Actively monitor your designated area

  • Do not use your cell phone while volunteering at Moveable Minutes

  • Ask the teacher on duty how you can best serve the designated area

  • Follow rules and procedures in place at Bush Elementary

Moveable Minutes Rules and Procedures:

  • Breakfast must be eaten first in the cafeteria before students join a Moveable Minutes area

  • Belongings should be placed in the designated area as assigned by the teacher on duty

  • Students must remain in the same area for the duration of Moveable Minutes

  • Designated areas include the Activity Room, 2nd Grade Patio/Green Canopy and 4th Grade Patio

school zone and car rider drop off safety reminders

As a reminder our school doors do not open until 7:30 AM. We ask that you do not drop off your child before that time as they will be on the front porch unattended.

  • Please remember to remind your children not to cross until the crossing guards are at their posts in the morning.
  • A picture of your child's barcode on your phone will not work for car rider line. We have to scan each barcode and you need the actual print out.
  • Please do not drop of children on Crownridge Drive at the school path. If you are in car line the children should remain in the vehicle until they are at the front of the school.
  • While driving, allow crossing guards to cross children and to return to the sidewalk before driving through the crosswalk.
  • Cell phones should not be used while in the school zone.
  • No dogs are allowed on school property.
  • U-turns are not allowed on Crownridge Drive.

Can my child go to school today?

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Roadmap to Remaining Open

Conroe ISD's Roadmap to Remaining Open is available online at https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/. Please check back for up-to-date information. The site is updated as new information and guidance are received from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Governor's Office, and state and local officials.

Reminder: Transportation Changes

Transportation changes must be made in writing before 2:00 PM. We cannot accept transportation changes by phone. To submit a transportation change, you may send a written note to your child's teacher or provide a not to the front office with the following information:

  • the date
  • your child's full name
  • homeroom teacher
  • bus number (if applicable)
  • your signature

If an emergency arises, you may send an email to bush@conroeisd.net. The e-mail must include all of the above information, including a parent signature, and must be received before 2:00 PM. If you submit a transportation change by email, it must go to the email address referenced above. Teachers do not check their email regularly throughout the day, so transportation changes should not be emailed directly to the teacher.

Please send a new note for each day the change occurs; we cannot accept notes for multiple days or with multiple changes. District policy states that a student may only ride the bus they are registered to ride; students may not have a transportation change to ride a different bus.

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Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609

Conroe ISD Police Department Site: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Free COVID-19 testing is available to Conroe ISD employees and students Monday through Saturday at the Conroe ISD Police Department located at 2900 N. Loop 336 E. Conroe, TX 77301.


8:15 AM – 3:45 PM

8:15 AM – 12 PM

*Appointments required prior to arrival. Tests must be scheduled through the Conroe ISD SSO in the COVID-19 Central app.

If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test, please go to the link below and follow the prompts to enter your child’s positive results. This will be entered into the Conroe ISD COVID Absence APP for excused absence until the date cleared to return. https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/covid-19-positive-self-report/

After school playground reminders... Due to safety reasons a parent or guardian is required to monitor their children while playing after dismissal on the playground. Students are not allowed to return to the building after dismissal to use the clinic restroom.

Stay Healthy,

Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN


Evelin Padilla, Clinic Assistant


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Safety Information

The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Over the past decade, Conroe ISD has spent millions of dollars on a layered approach to campus safety including the installation of secure entrances and vestibules along with adding security cameras throughout our schools. Our greatest safety measure, however, is vigilance. Please report any suspicious activity or suspected dangers to the appropriate authorities. Anonymous reports may be made 24/7 to Conroe ISD’s KidChat hotline at 1-888-KidChat (543-2428) or through our new Anonymous Alerts app. Login: conroeisd

2021-2022 CISD School Calendar

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Conroe ISD's School Messenger

A printable version of the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online at: https://www.conroeisd.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2021-2022-Calendar.pdf
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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.

Thank you for helping select our 2021-2022 yearbook cover. Option 2 is our winner! Pre-order a 2021-2022 Yearbook today at Balfour.com. Order by December 31st for the best deal, $27. Cost increases to $35 as of January 1st. Under the Yearbook tab search for "Bush The Woodlands" Remember, if you purchased a package this summer it includes yearbook. Questions? Email yearbook@bushpto.com.

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Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology, our school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.


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Campus Information

Bush Elementary: A nurturing and inclusive community where students become empowered citizens and life-long learners. Every student, every day!

Our school hours are 8:00-3:10. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and will go to their homeroom beginning at that time.

The Conroe Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding these non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936)-709-7700 and the Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7670.