Buckalew Buzz 20-21 School Year

September 4, 2020

Connect With Us!

Buckalew Bears Motto:

"Today I choose to BE Kind, Work Hard, and Do My BEst!"


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


*disclaimer that items published in this newsletter may change due the COVID-19 pandemic*

From Mrs. Price

Buckalew Families,


The time has come for our schools to officially start our IN-Person learning and our ONLINE learning. There are 2 different links below to review for success on the learning platform you have selected as a family. Please spend time reviewing the specific link below prior to our start date on Tuesday.


The remainder of the information in the BUZZ is applicable to our entire Buckalew Community!


For questions or concerns, please make sure to visit CISD's Roadmap to Reopening, call our front office at 281-465-3400, or email contactbuckalew@conroeisd.net


I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. A friendly reminder we have no school on Monday.


Virtual Hugs,


Mrs. Price

IN PERSON PARENT INFORMATION

Please CLICK here if your child is attending IN PERSON.

ONLINE PARENT INFORMATION

Please CLICK here if your child is attending ONLINE.

Buckalew Calendar

September

09/07 - Labor Day Holiday

09/08 - Face-to-face Instruction Begins for Second, Third, and Fourth Grades

09/16- Read for a Better Life


October

10/2- PTO Meeting

10/8- End of 1st Grading Period

10/09 - Student Holiday

10/12 - Holiday

10/13 - Second Nine Weeks Begins

Progress Report Grades 9/4

Ordinarily we would be sending home a Progress Report on grades earned thus far in a snapshot. However, during this first grading period we will not be sending home an official Progress Report for the first 4 weeks of instruction, since we've hosted parent conferences and live office hours to address most concerns. We DO encourage you to continue to check your child's grades on Parent Access, and reach out to your child's homeroom teacher with any concerns. If your teacher feels there are specific concerns that need to be addressed he/she will be in contact with you and work collaboratively with you through the remainder of the grading period.

Please Visit the Roadmap to Reopening as Updates are provided regularly

The content on the Roadmap to Reopening webpage is designed to provide information relevant for the 2020-2021 school year. The details on this page are subject to change as we receive guidance from the Texas Education Agency, Governor’s Office, and State and local officials. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.

Click below for FAQ's

Visiting the School

While at a Level 3 in CISD, parents are not allowed in the building. We now have added 3 reserved parking spaces for our parents if they do need something from the school. We ask that you park in one of the 3 reserved spaces and call the number rather than walk up to the door. This will maintain safety on a variety of levels.
Buckalew Elementary Facebook

Click here to follow Buckalew Elementary on Facebook.

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.

Parent Access Login

By logging into Parent Access, you can check your child's grades, assignments, and attendance.


To access your child’s information online you must register for an account.

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”

Water Donations

We are excited to announce that ONE of our water fountains (outside of the cafeteria and gymnasium) has been retrofitted as a bottle refill station. Please make sure your child has their water bottle with them each day. In the event your child forgot their own water bottle, they will be provided a bottle of water. We appreciate any donations of cases of water while we have our water fountains off for sanitation reasons.

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Enrichment/After School

At this time we are focusing on our gaining momentum and in person instruction, safety, and getting into our "new normal" school day routines. We will re-evaluate hosting any enrichment after school opportunities after the first 9 weeks. Our goal of minimizing exposures and contact is our focus at this time.
Buckalew PTO Instagram

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Buckalew PTO Facebook

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The purpose of the PTO is to: (a) promote the welfare of children at Buckalew; (b) to foster cooperation between parents and teachers in the education of children at Buckalew; (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 Buckalew, its children, teachers, and staff as determined by the PTO and in accordance with the PTO by-laws.


President- Paige Perry

VP Fundraising- Amy Kemp

VP Parent Involvement- Heather Lozinak

VP Communications- Jackie Berry

Treasurer- Elizabeth Kutka

Secretary- Janelle Ray

Parliamentarian- Julie Naughton

Buckalew Elementary PTO Membership 2020-2021

The Buckalew Elementary PTO plays an important role in providing funds and support to our school. With your help, we are able to supply our staff and students with computer technology (Brain Pop, Dreambox & Razzkids), field trips, flexible classroom seating, library enhancements, author visits, literacy program enhancements, staff development programs, school beautification, teacher appreciation luncheons, and school security enhancements.


We Cannot Do It Without Your Support!

The Buckalew PTO membership is a family membership (1 per family) and costs $25.

Your membership will include one copy of the student directory and 1 Buckalew Elementary Car Decal.

To purchase your membership online:

1. Go to www.buckalewspiritstore.com

2. Click on Buckalew PTO Membership to add to cart

Thank you!

Buckalew Elementary PTO

Join PTO

If you haven’t joined our wonderful PTO yet, please go to www.bucklaewbearspto.com to sign up. Membership fee is $25 and with that membership you will receive a hard copy, spiral bound student directory and car decal in October. If you wish to opt out of the student directory, please email jacqueline.g.berry@gmail.com by September 20th

Yearbook

This year’s yearbook will be one for the history books. Although it will be a unique challenge to capture the story of the year and the students of our school, we are so excited to get started! That’s where you come in. Parents, students and members of our community can all be a part of the yearbook this year by emailing us photos at yearbook.buckalewpto@gmail.com Please include the student's names, grade, and teacher.

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Spirit Night at Grub Burger

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There Is Still Time To Get Your Spiritwear!

Click on the link below and order before September 15th! http://buckalewspiritstore.com/
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Give the Gift of a TAE (Teacher Achieving Excellence)

Log Into "Parent Access" by clicking:


https://pac.conroeisd.net/


and click on the "Teachers/Staff Excellence" Tab.


Feel free to type your own message and send any staff a positive message!

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Hi Buckalew Bears! I'm Mrs. Points, your school counselor. With each Buzz, I will have resources to support the social and emotional learning of our students. If your family has a specific need you would like to contact me about, please don't hesitate to email me at kpoints@conroeisd.net.

Starting in September, I will be offering small group counseling for students. This year, both socially distanced in-person groups and virtual Zoom groups will be offered. If you are interested in your child participating in a fall group, please fill out the below Google Form by Sept. 8th:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCMsp__BL9WAe07anPPWhQBRvPyBG5sQlAW0El6WW--n4HOA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Is your child feeling irritable or anxious?

Here are some techniques you and your child can use when emotions heat up.

Get Connected!

Stay in touch with CISD by downloading our new mobile app!


Download the app on your mobile device today and select ‘yes’ to receive push notifications with the latest news and updates from the District.


Key Features:

  • Push Notifications - Select ‘yes’ when you download the app to receive the latest push notifications from the District.
  • Calendar Events - Add events to the calendar on your personal mobile device directly from the calendar section on the app.
  • News - Check out the latest District-wide and school news all in one place!

20-21 Calendar for your planning purposes

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.