Wilkinson Elementary

October Newsletter Vol. 1

2575 Ed Kharbat Rd

Conroe, TX 77301

936-709-1500

Fax 936-709-1599

Campus Mission

At Wilkinson, we will foster positive, equitable and adaptable practices to meet the diverse needs of the students within our care.

Our students will leave Wilkinson as an intrinsically motivated life long learner that sees the value in hard work and is empowered to positively contribute to our school, community, and world around them!

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See what is happening at Wilkinson!!!

School Information

  • Our doors open at 7:00 for all car rider. They will be able to eat and then remain in the cafeteria till 7:30.
  • Students are counted "tardy" after 8:00. Instruction begins promptly at 8:00 and we want our students present and ready to learn!
  • Students must remain in their car till they reach a designated drop off.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:00-7:55.
  • 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 rider 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. Lions ROAR to so much more!

Dates to Remember

October


10/5 - Kona Ice Day (bring $3 for a Kona ice treat during recess)

10/08 - No School

10/11 - No School

10/14 - Fine Arts Education Day at the Woodlands Pavilion

10/16- Lion Dash

10/19 - Report Cards are sent home

10/22 - 50th day of school: Dress '50s style

10/25 - Red Ribbon week begins

Message from the Principal...

Hello Lions,


We've missed you and we're looking forward to welcoming you back to our campus! So many fun events coming in October!!! This week we gear up for CHS Homecoming with dress up days. Remember we have a 4 days weekend with October 8th & 11th as a student holiday. Enjoy the time with your families!!!


I encourage you to sign up for the Lion Dash!!! This will be our 1st family event in quite awhile, so it will not disappoint. We hope to see you there!!!!



Thanks for entrusting us with your most precious gift,

Mrs. Stewart

Lion's Den Donations

Our campus is excited to have the Lion's Den! This room is filled with fun activities and is earned as a reward by students. Students have various ways they can earn “den” time.


Our den is full of board games, arts/crafts, puzzles, books, foosball, air hockey, electronics, and more! We continue to add to our den. If you have new or gently used items, we are accepting donations. High request items are school appropriate video games, gaming systems, arcade games, board games, dry erase markers, comfy chairs, paint, paint brushes, fun lighting, books, etc. If you choose to donate, please drop the item/s at the front door and label them “Lion's Den.” We can’t wait for our students to enjoy!!

Are you not getting Text messages???

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.
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Spirit Days

Our CHS Feeder school are going to be joining Conroe High for Spirit Day!!!! Below is a copy of the dates and themes...Sic em Tigers!!!
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Counselor's Corner

Lunches:

We will be opening for a limited number of visitors during our lunches. We will use a Sign up to reserve (up to 2) visitors per student. We ask that you only sign up once every 3 weeks to allow for all families to share this opportunity. Please use this link to sign up for Lunch Visitors. We are going to start small, with one week published to be able to adapt and change things after the 1st week. After that, we will publish 3 weeks at a time. The link will be the same for the year and will be posted on our website for quick reference.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4DADA72BA7FF2-wilkinson


Make sure that you sign up under the correct grade level and date. We ask that you have no more than 2 visitors per student. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call the front office and we will work with you! When signing up for two visitors, please sign each person up in a separate slot. We need to limit visitors to 6 adults total per grade level per day. We also ask that you sign up once per 3 week period so that every parent has an opportunity to sign up.


Picnic Days:

These will be days that parents (up to 2) can come and have lunch under the pavilion with their student. Parent will be responsible for student supervision, as our staff will be monitoring the students in the cafeteria. We will still be having recess during this time, so students (eating lunch with parents) will not be permitted to play on the playground...this will be a time for parents to talk and spend time with their student while eating lunch. We ask at the close of lunch, parents leave promptly to allow students to return to their daily schedule. Staying for recess will not be permitted.

PK (10:50-11:20)-October 15th

Kinder (10:30-11:00)-October 22nd

1st (11:00-11:30)-October 29th

2nd(12:30-1:00)-October 22nd

3rd (11:30-12:00)-October 22nd

4th(12:00-12:30)-October 15th

Storybook Pumpkins:

It's that time of year! Storybook Pumpkin letters are going home with kids! Mrs. Hiser will be explaining the project with students next week in the library with all classes. This is a fun activity for you to do as a family. Remember, pumpkins must be fake. Please email her at mhiser@conroeisd.net if you have any questions.

Air Purifiers:

Over the next 3 weeks, we will be adding some industrial air purifiers to our cafeteria, Music room, Art room, Library, and Clinic. This is exciting, because will be a long term aid to help mitigate many common illnesses like flu and strep. This machine heats up the air to clean it then cools it to push it back out fresh and clean.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing


Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are only accepted at this time. 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 17. All students will need to have a referral and parent survey submitted during this window (10-1-2021 to 12-17-2021). You may use the links below to access the forms, request a copy from the front office, or the assessment coach (Megan Caldwell). You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.



Referral and Parent Survey

PTA News and Events

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Updates

To join Wilkinson PTA, please go to joinpta.org.

Lion Dash:

Mark your calendar for Lion Dash Color Run on October 16th at 8 am. Registration is coming home and has a quick turnaround to order shirts. Please have forms back to us by Tuesday. This is our 1st campus event in quite awhile and we are excited to welcome our families!!! PTA is also hosting a fundraiser along side the fun run to raise money for more recess equipment for our students.


Check out the video below!!!!

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Bus Riders - Please Have Your Bus Cards

For the safety of our youngest bus riders, Conroe ISD require parents, a designated adult, or an approved sibling must be at the bus stop to receive all prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Please have your bus card for the bus driver to see. This adds another layer of safety for our students. Thank you for your support and understanding. Safety is our number one priority.

Eat Breakfast at School!

Breakfast 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 free for this school year.


Help your child start the day right with school breakfast! Make sure they arrive before 7:45 to have enough time to eat.


We are grateful all students will be able to receive free lunch and breakfast this school year. Some children prefer to get two meals. Students will be charged for the second meal they receive.


Second Meal Prices:

Breakfast- $2.60

Lunch- $3.85

Where are my child's grades, progress reports and report cards....

Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.


Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.


Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:

http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Lost and Found.... Jackets, lunch kits, & Water bottles

Please make sure you write your child's name in their jackets, lunch kits, and water bottles. This will help get it back to the child when found around campus.

Conroe Independent School District

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.