February 11, 2022
Dates to Remember
2/14-18 - Random Acts of Kindness Week
2/16 - "Let Kindness be your Superpower" (Dress as your favorite Superhero)
2/18 - Holiday - No School
2/21 - Presidents' Day - No School
2/24 - PTO Spirit Night - Torchy's
2/25 - PTO Drive In Movie Night
3/1 & 2 - 4th Grade Field Trip
3/7 - 10 - Spring Book Fair
3/8 - STEM Night 5:30pm - 7:00pm
3/9 - Kindergarten Rodeo
3/11 - Staff Development - No School for the students
3/14 - 18 - Spring Break - No School
3/23 - Kindergarten Field Trip
3/24 - Paw-Some Award - Wear YELLOW for Kindness
3/25 - 4th Grade Group Picture
3/28 & 29 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
3/30 - 1st Grade Field Trip
4/4 - 4th Grade Mitchell Orientation
4/4 - 8th - National Assistant Principal Week
4/13 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Egg Hunt
4/15 - Holiday - No School
4/16 - School Librarian Appreciation Day
4/18 - Holiday - No School
4/22- Bobcat Bonanza (PTO Spring Fundraiser)
5/1 - School Principal Day
5/2 - 7th- Teacher Appreciation Week
5/3 - All School Skate at Sk8town (More Info to Come)
5/5 - Choir Concert 6:00pm
5/13 - All Library Books Due
5/20 - Kindergarten Graduation
5/23 - All School Yearbook Signing
5/24 - Paw-Some Award Ceremony - Wear GREEN for Resilience
5/26 - Last Day of School & Early Release 12:10pm
A Message from Mrs. Thompson
We had a wonderful week at Bush! Next week is Kindness Week, and we are looking forward to collecting non-perishable foods for Mathew's Food drive and helping our community families in need. I hope you all have a safe and fun Super Bowl weekend, and I look forward to seeing our Bobcats on Monday.
Don't forget today is the last day to buy a yearbook! See the PTO flyer below.
Have a great weekend!
Congratulations to these Wonderful Teachers
Spring pictures were taken on Tuesday, February 8th. All orders will be placed online. Questions can be directed to Photo Texas. The Photo Texas web site is http://phototexasphotography.com. The company can also be reached by phone at 512-617-7780 or 800-883-6463. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
A Message from our Counselor Mrs. McGhee
We are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week next week! Students will be encouraged to perform random acts of kindness to brighten their school and community. Kindness is the theme for our counseling lesson this month and students are learning there are many different ways they can show kindness.
Our school will be spreading kindness in our community by participating in Matthew’s Birthday Wish Food Drive, which benefits food insecure CISD students. We will be collecting non-perishable food items to support Matthew’s effort to end hunger. You may send non-perishable food items with your student during the week of February 14th -17th. Click here to learn more about Matthew Reel and his commitment to serving our community.
Mrs. Angie McGhee
Bush Drop-Off Table
Lost & Found
All Lost and Found items are located in the front office area. Please encourage your children to take a look if they are missing any items. Please remember to label all items clearly with your child’s name. Also don’t forget to label water bottles, backpacks, and any other personal items. All items not claimed by spring break (March 11th) will be donated.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our morning Car Line and Moveable Minutes. Carline is from 7:30-8:00 and you can simply report to the front ramp and assist. For Moveable Minutes, 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 student is participating.
Spring Carline & Moveable Minutes
Art needs helpers to make paper clay and paper mache paste for students. Below is the link for the sign up genius. Please look to see the available slots and click on the button to sign up.
The Library could use some help shelving books. For right now, it is only during 11:40am-12:40pm, while students are not in the library, but your help would so very much appreciated. If you are able to help, please check out the signup genius below.
To report an absence for your child, do one of the following:
- Call the front office at 936-709-1600 and leave a message stating your child’s name, reason for the absence, person reporting the absence, and a phone number.
- Email the registrar Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – email@example.com with your student’s absence information. When your child returns to school, a note explaining the absence should be brought to their teacher, front office, or the attendance office.
“Excused” or “Unexcused” Absence - What is the difference?
If your child is not in attendance in the building at 9:00am, the student is considered “absent”. There are two types of absences:
Excused Absence: an absence is considered "excused" when there is prior parental notification (phone call or email) explaining the absence, or a note from a parent or medical professional upon return to school. Absences can be excused if they are related to illness, medical appointment, a death in the family, or other health related reasons. An excused absence does not remove the absence from the student’s record, but it does document that a student is absent for an excusable reason
Unexcused Absence: an absence is considered “unexcused” when there is no prior parental notification, no note or email sent upon return explaining the absence, for family travel/vacation, or other absences not recognized as "excused" by the district or state.
Keep your Child's Information Current
If any of your phone numbers, email addresses or physical address has changed since the start of school, please contact the registrar, Mrs. Marney Roberts-Nield – firstname.lastname@example.org. An address change will need to have a Proof of Residency such as a utility bill (gas, water, electric); lease of buyer's agreement/contract.
A Message from Bush Clinic
Please visit the CISD website, https://www.conroeisd.net/roadmap-to-reopening/, for the latest information about self reporting and return to school instructions.
Parent Self-Report Instructions:
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/
Nurse Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Bush Clinic Phone: (936) 709-1609
School Zone and Student Drop Off/Pickup 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.
- All transportation changes need to be emailed to email@example.com before 2:00 PM each day.
- 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.
- Please do not sit on the curb or allow your children to play in the street.
Lunch Visitor Sign-Up
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.
2022-2023 School Calendar
Conroe ISD's 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.
TODAY is the LAST DAY to Pre-order a Yearbook!
Pre-ordering closes TODAY! To ensure your student gets this year's book, pre-ordering a Yearbook is strongly recommended. Only a very limited number of copies are available for purchase after the books are delivered in May. Order at Balfour.com for $35. Not sure if you ordered yours already? Check out our comprehensive list on www.bushpto.com/yearbookdistribution. Also, you can spotlight your Bobcat with a Yearbook Recognition Ad. Purchase and create yours at www.balfour.com. Ads must be purchased, created, and submitted by March 18th
1/8 page - $20
1/4 page - $40
1/2 page - $80
Torchy's Spirit Night is Thursday, Feb 24th from 5pm to 9pm
Movie Night is Friday, February 25 Raffle Tickets Go On Sale on Monday at BushPTO.com
Can Your Business Help?
We are so excited to be planning our Bobcat Bonanza to be held April 22nd (with a rain date of April 29th). This community event serves as our spring fundraiser which includes a BBQ or Pizza dinner, games, inflatables, a DJ, children's raffle, and our silent auction! This silent auction serves as a fun event for parents as well as a great way to earn money for some of our school programs.
If you have a business, you own or work for and would like to donate an item for our silent auction, we would love to represent your business on our silent auction table. In turn, if you would prefer to simply as a sponsor of the event, we would still recognize your business! Attached is our Donation/Sponsorship letter which shows our different levels of sponsorship and what kind of advertising we will offer in return to help promote your business.
Also, families are always welcome to donate auction items as well if interested.
This is in no way meant to feel like an obligation. We just wanted to share the invitation in case anyone is interested. Please reach out to Caitlin Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Your PTO Board
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.