Ride Blast

November 22, 2019

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Dates to Know

11/25-11/29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

11/29 - 4th Grade Choir - Grand Illumination Ceremony (Woodlands Resort 5:00 pm)

12/3 - Ride Nite - Chick-Fil-A

12/6 - 3rd Grade Holiday Market

12/9 - Spring Fundraiser Mtg @ Black Walnut, 9:30 am

12/9-13 - Book Fair Week

12/11 - Author Visit - Nathan Hale

12/12 - Story Time With Santa

12/12 - 1st Grade Polar Express

12/17 - 4th Grade program, The Nutcracker, 6:00 pm

12/18 - 4th Grade Spelling Bee

12/19 - Jingle Bell Jog & Class Parties

12/19 - Early release 12:10 pm

Thanksgiving Message

During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of your children’s lives. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives.

I am thankful that Sally K. Ride continues to strive for excellence in each and every classroom, to add value to each child, and to cultivate an open and positive school climate. On behalf of the Sally K. Ride staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back here on Monday, December 2nd.

Food Pantry Donations

Thank you, thank you Challengers! We were able to donate over 500 lbs of food and non-perishable items for our Food Pantry with Interfaith! What a great cause in helping our Community! Way to go Challengers.

Nathan Hale Author Visit and Books for Sale

Author Nathan Hale will be visiting Sally K. Ride on December 11, 2019. He has written and illustrated many books.

The library has a variety of his books available for purchase. He will autograph the books during his visit. We will also have his books at the book fair. The tax is included in the price. There are a limited number of books so it is first come, first served.

Please see the order form below. Please send this order form to the library with cash or check made payable to Sally K. Ride Elementary by December 6th, 2019.

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Attendance Counts

Thank you for helping to make school a priority and bringing your child to school on time each day! We look forward to seeing you all after Thanksgiving break on December 2nd!


Reading is so important. Why your your child should read every night for 20 min or you should read to them. They are continuously developing skills through text, story lines, and making connections.

Children In Santa's Dreams

Last year our CSD Police Department provided Christmas gifts to over 709 children in 269 families within Conroe ISD. We could not have done this without your help. Please click on attached flyer on how you can help!

Snow Much To Read Book Fair! December 9th – 13th

Brrr! Come on in to our Arctic Adventure Book Fair! We will host a Book Fair on December 9th – 13th in the school library. During the week, the Book Fair is open from 7:30 – 3:00. The Book Fair will also be open on the evening of December 12th during Storytime with Santa. We will close at 10:00 on Friday, December 13th. Students can bring money during the week to purchase books or shop using ewallet – a virtual account! Profits from the Book Fair will be used to purchase books for our Library Media Center. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities

We also have some wonderful Book Fair volunteer opportunities! Please click here to sign up to volunteer! Thanks for volunteering!

EWallet – Virtual Book Fair Accounts for Students

Students can have a virtual account that they use to pay and do not have to bring money to school. Please visit our book fair homepage to open up an ewallet account for your child!

Book Fair Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sallykrideelementaryschool

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Please click on the link below for Story Time with Santa.

Spirit Night

Please join us for Ride Night at Chick fil-A on December 3rd. Please click flyer for more details!

Order Your Yearbook

For a limited time, Yearbooks are on sale for $30.00. Yearbooks will only be sold online at Balfour.com through January 31, 2020. Order now before it's too late!

If you need help purchasing your yearbook click here for detailed instructions or contact us at RidePTO.com.

Ads For Grads

Attention 4th Grade Parents:

Ads for Grads are here…show your 4th grader how proud you are of him/her! Ads for Grads appear in a special section of the yearbook dedicated to our 4th grade SKR Challengers. You may include a special message and a photo. Go to Balfour.com to purchase your ad.

Deadline for Ads: January 31, 2020.

Cost for Ads (message and picture): $15.00

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Spring Fundraiser Meeting

If you'd like to be part of our wonderful Spring Fundraiser, "Ride Thru the Decades", please join PTO at Black Walnut on December 9th at 9:30. This is one of our biggest fundraisers and we need all hands on deck.

Library Volunteers Needed

Sign up opportunities to shelve books are now available

click to see all the come-and-go opportunities

Kindergarten and first grade parents, if you are interested in helping during your child's library time and you are able to do so every other week throughout the school year, opportunities are still available.

click here to sign up


Please join the Ride Parent Teacher Organization (“PTO”) which meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. PTO has a new website: www.RidePTO.com.


Many businesses have not met their donations quota for 2019. If anyone knows of a business or person who would like to donate to Sally K. Ride and receive a sponsorship in the 'Ride Through The Decades' Spring Fundraiser, please contact Brionna Mayr at RidePTO@gmail.com.

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