October 14, 2019
Our Campus Mission:
The mission of Giesinger Elementary is to ensure high levels of learning to facilitate continuous growth of the whole child.
We envision a school in which staff provide a safe, caring, and positive learning community for all children; create a collaborative culture among children, families and staff; establish high levels of learning by frequently monitoring student progress; and demonstrate a personal commitment to the academic success and general well-being of each child .
2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Storybook Character Parade was so much FUN!
Kona Ice Day!
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 11am-1pm
2323 White Oak Boulevard
Car Rider Parents: We Need Your Help
Tiger Parent Academy and Resource Fair
Monday, Oct. 21st, 6pm
3200 West Davis Street
Parents from the Conroe Feeder are invited to hear our principals provide information about the upcoming bond election at the Tiger Parent Academy and Resource Fair. We hope to see you there! Monday 10/21, 6:00pm-8:00pm Conroe High School 3200 W. Davis St, Conroe, TX 77304
Conroe ISD Bond Referendum: Proposition B
The November 5th Bond Referendum contains a second proposition, Proposition B, which includes the installation of artificial turf on the fields used by Oak Ridge, TW College Park, Conroe, Caney Creek and The Woodlands High School. This will allow the 15,000+ students to use the fields for their activities on a more consistent basis.
To view more information about Proposition B and learn more about the November 2019 Bond
Election, please visit www.conroeisd.net/bond or visit our Facebook page at @CISDBond2019.
Important School-Wide Dates:
21st - Red Ribbon week; Scholastic Book Fair week
21st - Conroe Feeder Bond Information Night at Bozman Intermediate
22nd - Report Cards sent home
23nd - Breakfast with Buddies 7:30 - 8:00 am
24th - 50th day of school
25th - School-wide Sock Hop 5:30-7:30 pm
28th - Food Drive week
Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night
Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing
This week's character strength focus is Integrity.
WHAT DOES INTEGRITY MEAN? You are honest and speak the truth. You present yourself genuinely and sincerely. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching. People with integrity practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values. They have the courage not to follow the crowd if it means going against their beliefs. Integrity is closely aligned with the terms of honesty and authenticity. People with integrity tell the truth and have alignment in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A person who lacks integrity could be described as pretentious, hypocritical, or insincere. They are pretending to be something that they’re not or they’re saying one thing and then doing another. It is important to be able to change your mind (and be open-minded), as you learn and grow. However, the main distinction comes in the intention. Is the person intending to manipulate another? A second important facet is self-awareness. It’s tough to be true to yourself, if you don’t know who you are.
Lunch and Learn Seminars for Parents
All parents in the Conroe High School feeder zone are welcome to join us at our lunch and learn seminars this year. All seminars are one hour in length, held at CHS, and they start at 12:00 (noon) each time.
Location: Conroe High School LGI
Presentation: Eating Disorders- what every parent should know.
Presenter: Stacy Brown
Location: Conroe High School Auditorium
Presentation: The Law and Your Child- Sexting to Bullying and Everything in Between
Location: Conroe High School College and Career Center
Presentatioin: Marijuana and Vaping
Presenter: Kelly Locke
2019 School Accountability Summary
From the Conroe ISD home page:
· Go to "Our Schools"
· Browse for Giesinger Elementary
· Click "Show More" to see the "View School Profile" button and click it
· Select “Accountability Reports”
· Click “2018-2019”
· Select “2019 Accountability Summary”
News from our Nurse
Please make sure ALL medications, whether over the counter or not, are brought to the Nurse by an adult. A CISD Medical Permission form must be completed before a student can have any medicine including cough drops.
Also, if your child has a chronic disease (asthma, etc) , life threatening allergy (foods, insects) , or other medical condition (reflux, eczema, etc) PLEASE contact the school nurse to confirm that she has this information documented and understood.
Looking forward to a wellness filled Fall!!
Dana Corbit, RN
Bus Cards for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students
In a continued effort to increase student safety, the transportation department in conjunction with Giesinger Elementary is implementing Pre-K and Kindergarten bus cards.
Parents, designated adult, or approved sibling must be at the bus stop with the yellow card to receive Pre-K and/or kindergarten students. If no one is there to receive the student, they will be returned to school. It is the responsibility of the parent to pick up the student(s) from the school.
This week, yellow bus rider cards will go home with our current bus students. If you need an additional sign or have changed your student's transportation to the bus, please email your child's teacher and we will get you a sign sent home.
We are excited about this new step in ensuring our pre-k and kindergarten students are connected to the correct people at their bus stop.
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.
Would You Like to Join the Giesinger PTO?
Our PTO believes in the students, staff, and families at Giesinger. By contributing to our fundraisers, you are making all kinds of quality programs and events available to ALL of our students!
Membership Donation Levels:
$10 Bronze Individual Membership
$25 Silver Individual Membership
$50 Gold Individual Membership
The purpose of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to:
(a) promote the welfare of children at Giesinger
(b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Giesinger
(c) to unite school and community efforts in securing for all children the best education
(d) to engage in fundraising activities for the educational and recreational benefit of Giesinger, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.
Parent Access Login
To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.
Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:
Click the “Student/Parent” tab
Click on “Parent Access Center”
Breakfast is Available
Breakfast for students is served at school! School breakfast will give your child a healthy start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.
Breakfast at school is affordable at only $1.35. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else. Reduced price is $.30 and non student meal and second meal is $2.30.
Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Breakfast is served beginning at 7:30 a.m.and our instructional school day begins at 8:00 a.m.
2019- 2020 Meal Prices
Beginning on the first day of school, parents may send money (cash or check) for their child to set up a lunch account. My School Bucks in an online account that may continued to be used from year to year or a new account set up at www.myschoolbucks.com Online credit card payments can be made at www.myschoolbucks.com.
Menus are posted on the serving lines in the cafeteria, on the Child Nutrition website and attached to the school's website.
Free and Reduced applications will be processed online. The website to complete a free and reduced application is www.myschoolapps.com.
Full price student $2.85
Reduced price student $.40
Non student meal and second meal $3.60
Lunch and Specials Schedules:
- Kindergarten 11:00-11:30
- First Grade 11:25-11:55
- Second Grade 11:40-12:10
- Pre-Kindergarten 11:55-12:20
- Life Skills 11:55-12:20
- Third Grade 12:00-12:30
- Fourth Grade 12:20-12:50
- Fourth Grade 8:35-9:20
- Third Grade 9:25-10:10
- Second Grade 10:15-11:00
- Kindergarten 1:15-2:00
- First Grade 2:05-2:50
Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal
Please do not park on White Oak Blvd during arrival and dismissal times. To ensure the safety of everyone, please unload and load all students from our car line.
Register for Bus Transportation
You will be able to register for bus transportation online, confirm your child’s bus number, and also have the accurate pick-up and drop-off times.
After emailing, please call the front office to verify that it was received.
Our phone number is 936-709-2600
We will not make any transportation changes after 2:30 pm. Early pick-up also ends at 2:30 pm. so that we can alleviate any last minute confusion. Please try to schedule appointments after school.
Attendance and Tardies
Attendance: Our school-wide attendance has been great! On average, 98% of our students have been present each day this year. Attendance is the number one indicator of student success. The instruction and learning that occur on a daily basis in the classroom is our central mission. Parents who make regular school attendance and punctuality a high priority are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, which is an important lesson for a successful life. We encourage students to become N.E.A.T. Kids—Never Ever Absent or Tardy. Students with no absences or tardies each grading period will receive a certificate and participate in a fun celebration. We strive for all our students to arrive at school before 8:00 each and every day!
Tardies: Our school doors open at 7:30 a.m. and may go to the cafeteria for breakfast or to their classroom to begin their day. Students are tardy if they are not in the builing at 8:00 a.m. Our instructional school day begins at 8:00 a.m and teachers/staff leave the front porch at 8:00 a.m.
Morning Arrivals on the Front Porch
School Cash Online
Give the Gift of a TAE "Teacher's Achieving Excellence"
Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:
and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.
Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!
Giesinger and CISD Bullying Information
No Place for Hate®
Giesinger has earned the No Place for Hate® designation for the 2018-2019 school year!
No Place for Hate® is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League offered free to schools. The initiative is designed to rally the entire school around the goal of creating a welcoming community committed to stopping all forms of bias and bullying.
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Box Tops for Education
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. Please give them to your school's PE teacher to help with purchasing new equipment.
Eventually the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box top label. If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Make sure to register Giesinger Elementary for your school to earn credit. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for your school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
- Our doors open at 7:30 for all students.
- Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
- Please do not drop off students before 7:30 as there is no adult supervision on the front porch.
- Breakfast is served from 7:30-7:55.
- Transportation changes need to be made by 2:00. Emergency transportation changes can me made no later than 2:30.
- Students will not be checked out after 2:30.
- Dismissal begins at 3:10.
- Please display your car or walker sign when picking your students up each day. This is for the safety for all students and to help our staff and substitutes on duty.
- Thank you for your continued support. Eagles Soar to Excellence in All We Do!
Giesinger Student Handbook
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.